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.