Where to go on a 9-day tour of Scotland
The most popular places to visit on 9-day Scotland tours are Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, as well the Scottish Highlands and the Isle of Skye. Most itineraries start from Edinburgh and include overnights in the areas of Inverness, Fort William, Loch Lomond and Skye. On this classic Scotland route route you can experience top attractions such as Loch Ness, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, ancient standing stones, Eilean Donan Castle, Trossachs National Park, the Glenfinnan Viaduct (the “Harry Potter Bridge”) and some filming locations from the popular Outlander TV series, such as Doune Castle. With 9 days in Scotland, you can even extend your route to include the Aberdeenshire “Castle Trail” region or the beautiful Scottish Borders region.
With so many possibilities of things to see and do, it’s good to have 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 -- both guided and self-drive -- 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.
Go on an stress-free Scotland road trip in 9 days
Want to explore on your own? 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 9-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.
See the best of Scotland in 9 days on a guided tour
Want to travel with a local guide on your own customised Scotland route in 9 days? Nordic Visitor’s privately-guided tours offer the flexibility of a self-drive tour but without the driving. Riding in a premium 4x4 vehicle driven by your private guide, you’ll be able to visit many of Scotland’s top attractions as well the lesser known gems that only the locals know about. Private tours are fully customisable and are great options for those who have specific interests in Scottish heritage, Scotch whisky or Outlander filming locations, for example.
If you’re flexible with your length of stay in Scotland, you might also consider a guided small group tour by Nordic Visitor. 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 or Edinburgh Castle, on your own.