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13-Day Tours of Scotland

What do you want to see and do on your Scotland itinerary in 13 days? Take the guesswork out of planning your 13 days in Scotland with a tailor-made trip arranged by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor. Visit Edinburgh, the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye and more on a scenic road trip or guided tour.

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Custom itineraries for 13 days in Scotland

You’ll be surprised by all the amazing sights you can experience in 13 days in Scotland! The local travel experts at Nordic Visitor will make the most out of your 13-day Scotland itinerary, with a route tailored to your interests and length of stay.

Need some trip ideas and suggestions for how to spend your 13 days in Scotland? Keep browsing below.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

Tailor a Scotland itinerary to your stay

For an incredible Scotland trip in 13 days, why not have us customise one of these popular Scotland tours with extra days?

Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
12 days / 11 nights
4.6
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland & The Orkney Islands

2389GBP

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Best seller
12 days / 11 nights
Apr - Oct

2389GBP

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Scotland & Ireland
Best seller
Self-drive
12 days / 11 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland & Ireland

2786GBP

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Best seller
12 days / 11 nights
Apr - Oct

2786GBP

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England, Scotland & Wales
10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Guided Groups
12 days / 11 nights
Apr - Oct

Wonders of Britain

England, Wales & Scotland

Pace Level Level 1 (At Leisure)
Activity Level Level 1 (Easy)

5009GBP

4258GBP

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10-15% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
12 days / 11 nights
Apr - Oct

5009GBP

4258GBP

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England, Scotland & Wales
10% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
Self-drive
12 days / 11 nights
Apr-Oct

Classic Britain

England, Scotland & Wales

1778GBP

1600GBP

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10% OFF IN 2024
Best seller
12 days / 11 nights
Apr-Oct

1778GBP

1600GBP

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See more of Scotland on a longer road trip

Why not extend your stay? Spend more time in the Highlands, Outer Hebrides and other off-the-beaten path destinations in Scotland on a tour lasting 14 days or more.

Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
4.7
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

Scottish Highlands & North Coast 500

3508GBP

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

3508GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

Scottish Highlands & North Coast 500

2855GBP

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

2855GBP

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Scotland & Ireland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
4.8
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland & Ireland

3216GBP

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

3216GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland at Leisure

2629GBP

Eur

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Best seller
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

2629GBP

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Experience Scotland your way

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Scotland below.

Where to go on a 13-day tour of Scotland

To maximize your 13-day stay in Scotland, we recommend a driving tour. Starting from Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, the most popular Scotland itineraries for 13 days by car usually include a trip up the beautiful east coast to Aberdeenshire, a journey through the rugged Scottish Highlands and some time to explore the main attractions on the Isle of Skye. On such a route you can experience major highlights such as Loch Ness, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, Cairngorms National Park, the Glenfinnan Viaduct (the “Harry Potter Bridge”) and some filming locations from the popular Outlander TV series, such as Doune Castle.

On a 13-day road trip in Scotland you can also spend a night either in the Outer Hebrides, on the isles of Harris and Lewis, or up north in the Orkney Islands. Both island groups offer a vast array of highlights, from the stunning sandy beaches and traditional handicrafts of Harris to the mysterious neolithic ruins that dot Orkney. It’s even possible to drive along the popular and very scenic North Coast 500 route, which is considered by some to be “Scotland’s Route 66”.

Included services & customisations for 13-day Scotland tours

Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tour packages include a rental car of your choice and everything else you need for the best Scotland road trip experience, incuding a hand-marked map of Scotland, a GPS navigation system and our own 24/7 helpline. Take comfort in the fact that all accommodations on your 13-day road trip in Scotland have been pre-arranged by your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant in Edinburgh. And know exactly where you’re driving each day — and which optional attractions you can visit — with your own personalised itinerary and our Scotland travel guide booklet.

With so many possibilities of things to see and do in 13 days in Scotland, it’s good to have the trusted Scottish travel experts at Nordic Visitor to guide your trip planning and create a tailored tour of Scotland for you. All of our itineraries can be tailored by our local experts with extra nights, day trips from Edinburgh, day tours in other areas and more. No matter how you’d like to tailor your trip to Scotland, you’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant at Nordic Visitor to advise you on possible add-ons and make all local travel arrangements for you. 

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Sharon, United States
Wonders of Scotland, September 2023

Highly recommend Nordic Visitor

This is our second tour with Nordic Visitor. Agents used before the tour were always very prompt with responses to our questions. During the tour, we found the accommodation perfect, guide very informative and friendly, and the driver got used to where we needed to go without any problems. We would definitely use Nordic Visitor again!

Alan, United States
Highlights of Scotland, May 2023

Smooth experience

Throughout the years we have travelled a lot, but never with a group tour. This trip was our first time and it did not disappoint. The tour guide, the bus driver, our fellow passengers, the weather, accommodation, variety of activities, and how smoothly everything went makes me question why we never toured like this before!

David, United States
Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, September 2023

An unforgettable holiday

It was an unforgettable holiday. They took care of everything, and we got to wonder and explore with little hassle. If you want to visit Scotland (or anywhere else Nordic Visitor has tours) they are the way to do it. Already talking about our next adventure with Nordic Visitor.

Carol, United States
Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private, May 2023

An indescribably fantastic experience!

We are two middle-aged women who had never been to the UK before. My sister-in-law always wanted to go to Scotland, so I started researching and came upon Nordic Visitor through internet searches. I checked for reviews and found the company to be highly recommended. I started corresponding with Kirsten. She was extremely kind, very helpful and was able to put my nervous mind at ease. The package she put together for us was perfect! From my first email, the airport pick up and drop off service, and the tour with Dave, it was an indescribably fantastic experience!

Andrew, United States
Classic Scotland, June 2023

Top notch

The tour package materials were top notch. Spiral bound itinerary, recommended activities, restaurant recommendations and the large-scale road map of Scotland were a nice touch. Magdalena, our Nordic Visitor representative, responded promptly to our questions. Accomodation was all great.

Bethany, United States
Classic Scotland, May 2023

Perfect vacation!

For our 50th wedding anniversary, we trusted Nordic Visitor to make our vacation a memorable one, and they made it beyond special. Chris, our tour planner, did everything to accommodate our needs and answered our questions quickly. It was an absolutely perfect vacation!

Barbara, United States
Best of Edinburgh - Loch Ness & Highlands, June 2023

We were in good hands

As first-time visitors to Edinburgh, and senior citizens, our choice to use Nordic Visitor was an excellent one. The welcome package we received at the hotel was really helpful, with our tour vouchers, maps and restaurant recommendations. We would not have known what hotel to select and the one selected for us was perfect. The choice of tours offered was perfect for a 5-day visit. So glad to learn about the Royal Mile and visit the castle. The trip through the Highlands and Loch Ness was beautiful. Our travel agent, Rebecca, always quickly responded to email questions prior to departure. Thank you! Nordic Visitor made our trip easy and rewarding. We were in good hands.

Noreen, United States
Complete Scotland & Ireland, April 2023

Highly professional service

Nordic Visitor is a highly professional tour company. From beginning to end, we have no complaints. Our travel consultant, Chris, was very quick to answer all our questions from start to finish. Could not be more pleased.

Scotland Travel Guide

Start preparing for your trip by doing some research before your Scottish adventure.

Flights to Scotland

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the capital city and usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Flight times to Scotland are, for example, 6.5 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Scotland include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and KLM.

Scotland and the rest of the UK is on GMT time. If your journey to Scotland involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Edinburgh to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that flights to Scotland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

Our Services

Whether you travel independently or with a guide in your Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the driving route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

Book With Confidence

  • Protect your money & plans with our flexible booking terms  .
  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Scotland travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whether you’re looking to add a night in Edinburgh, want restaurant recommendations or have questions about your tour, we’re happy to help so get in touch with our friendly team to answer any of your travel queries.

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