Touring Scotland by car for three weeks: where to go
Most 3-week tours of Scotland begin with a day in Edinburgh, where you can explore such landmarks as The Royal Mile and Edinburgh Castle. From there, travel north along the beautiful cliffs of the east coast, with a stop in the ancient city of St Andrews, to the Castle Trail area of Aberdeenshire. Then head into the Scottish Highlands, crossing Cairngorms National Park and the city of Inverness on your way to the scenic North Coast 500 route, nicknamed “Scotland’s Route 66”.
While driving around the coastline of the northern Highlands, take a detour first to the Orkney Islands, with its abundant neolithic ruins, then onwards to the Norse-influenced Shetland Islands, the northernmost part of the Britain. Back on the Scottish mainland, make your way down along the northwest coast and over to the naturally pristine islands of Lewis and Harris in the Outer Hebrides.
For even more island-hopping on your 3-week Scotland road trip, head next to the Isle of Skye, one of Scotland’s most popular destinations. From Skye, travel down Scotland’s west coast to the seaside town of Oban and Isle of Mull, a major whisky-producing area. Then make your way back across the Highlands to the capital city, traversing the picturesque Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond area on your way.
On such an all-encompassing driving tour of Scotland in three weeks you can experience many major attractions, including the shores of Loch Ness, the picturesque valley of Glen Coe, Eilean Donan Castle, the Glenfinnan Viaduct from Harry Potter fame, Dunvegan Castle, numerous Highland sights near Fort William and much more. Are there any specific sites on your must-see list? Nordic Visitor can easily customise your Scotland 3-week itinerary.
Customisations for tours of Scotland in 3 weeks
With so many possibilities of things to see and do in three weeks 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 with extra nights, alternative departures or arrivals in Glasgow, day trips from Edinburgh, and more. What's more, all tour packages include everything you need for the best Scotland driving experience, including accommodations, maps, detailed itinerary and other helpful extras.
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. Your travel consultant may also have suggestions if you’re interested in a private 3-week guided tour to Scotland or if you’d like your Scotland vacation of three weeks to include England.