Suggested routes for 6 days in Scotland
To experience classic Scotland in 6 days, we recommend an itinerary that starts and ends in Edinburgh with additional overnights in popular Highland locations such as Inverness, the Isle of Skye and the Fort William area. On this express tour of Scotland you can visit top attractions such as Loch Ness, the Old Man of Storr rock formations, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle and some filming locations from the popular Outlander TV series, such as Doune Castle.
If you’re a whisky lover, another idea for a 6-day tour of Scotland is to travel from Edinburgh through the beautiful Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park area to popular whisky producing regions, such as the Isle of Islay and the charming town of Oban on the west coast.
Take a 6-day road trip in Scotland
Want to do the driving in Scotland and explore at your own pace? With 6 days in Scotland by car, you’ll have the flexibility to enjoy Scotland’s top attractions on your own terms and indulge in personal interests like photography and hiking. However, if you want to slow down the pace or add more sites to your classic Scotland road trip, we highly recommend extending your self-drive tour to 8 days or more. All of Nordic Visitor’s Scotland tour packages can be tailored by our local experts with extra nights at select locations, alternative arrivals or departures from Glasgow, and more.
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. Take comfort in the fact that all accommodations on your 6-day tour of 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.
Travelling Scotland in 6 days on a guided tour
Don’t want to do the driving on your 6-day tour of Scotland? Nordic Visitor’s privately-guided tours offer the flexibility of a self-drive tour but with the ease of riding in a premium 4x4 vehicle driven by a professional local guide. Another great option is a guided small group tour by Nordic Visitor. Unlike a standard bus tour, our tour groups are limited to 16 travellers so that you can enjoy more personal interactions with your local driver-guide and fellow adventurers while travelling in a comfy mini-coach.
Extra nights in Edinburgh can be added to these tours to give you extra time for exploring the city’s landmarks, like The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle, on your own. What’s more, all guided tours operated by Nordic Visitor include quality accommodations and opportunities to taste real Scotch whisky at renowned distilleries.