The best routes for a 14-day road trip in Scotland
For most visitors, the classic Scotland route begins in Edinburgh, the capital city, and continues up the beautiful east coast to Aberdeenshire, through the Scottish Highlands and to either the famous Isle of Skye or the Isle of Mull before reversing course. On such route you can experience numerous major attractions such as the city of Inverness, Loch Ness, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, Trossachs National Park, the Glenfinnan Viaduct (the “Harry Potter Bridge”) and some film locations from the popular Outlander TV series, such as Doune Castle.
Although this classic route can be done in 10 days, a 14-day driving tour of Scotland is ideal for travellers who want more free time to hike, take photos and generally relax the pace a bit. Plus, with two nights of accommodation at most overnights destinations, instead of just one night, a 2-week trip is also the best choice for travellers who have a keen interest in Scottish culture, cuisine or whisky.
Another popular idea for a 14-day road trip in Scotland is to expand your route to include the islands of Harris and Lewis in the Outer Hebrides as well as the Orkney Islands up north. 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. This also gives you the chance to drive the popular, scenic North Coast 500 route, considered by some to be “Scotland’s Route 66”.
What’s included in a 14-day driving tour of Scotland
Nordic Visitor’s self-drive tour packages include a rental car of your choice and everything else you need for the best Scotland driving experience. Take comfort in the fact that all accommodations on your 14-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 a personalised itinerary and Scotland travel guide booklet. We’ll also provide you with a hand-marked map of Scotland, a GPS navigation system and our own 24/7 helpline.
Customisations for Scotland tours in 14 days
With so many possibilities of things to see and do in 14 days in Scotland, it’s good to have the trusted Scottish travel experts at Nordic Visitor to guide your trip planning and create a custom tour of Scotland for you. All of our itineraries can be tailored by our local experts with extra nights, alternative departures or arrivals in Glasgow, day trips from Edinburgh, 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.
If you’re interested in Scotland escorted tours for 14 days, Nordic Visitor can also assist with finding suitable packages to fit your interests and length of stay.