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Three-Week Tours in Scotland

Take a scenic drive through the Highlands and do some island-hopping to the Isle of Skye, Outer Hebrides, Orkney and Shetland -- all on a Scotland 3-week itinerary. Explore the top Scottish heritage sites and natural attractions in Scotland in three weeks on a custom road trip crafted by the local travel experts at Nordic Visitor.

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See many top sights on a Scotland 3-week itinerary

Wondering what you should see in Scotland in three weeks? On a trip to Scotland in 3 weeks you can visit just about every corner of the country, from the capital city to the most remote islands. In particular, a Scotland 3-week itinerary is perfect for travellers interested in hiking, photography and Scottish heritage, as well as anyone who just wants extra time to relax and enjoy delicious Scottish cuisine and whisky.

To get the most out of your 3 weeks in Scotland, we recommend travelling on a self-drive tour, which can be modified to your liking by Nordic Visitor's travel experts based in Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland.

Need some trip ideas and suggestions for what to see during your 3 weeks in Scotland? Keep browsing below.

 

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Explore Scotland on a 3-week road trip

Visit the Highlands and isles in 3 weeks on a customisable self-drive tour. We handle your accommodation booking and route planning; you drive and experience Scotland at your own pace.

Scotland & Ireland
Self-drive
21 days / 20 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland & Ireland

Scottish Highlands, Isle of Skye & Wild Atlantic Way

4404GBP

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21 days / 20 nights
Apr - Oct

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England, Scotland & Wales
10% OFF IN 2024
Self-drive
21 days / 20 nights
Apr-Oct

Complete Britain at Leisure

England, Scotland & Wales

3256GBP

2930GBP

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21 days / 20 nights
Apr-Oct

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Experience Scotland your way

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Scotland below.

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 tailored 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.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Sharon, United States
Wonders of Scotland, September 2023

Highly recommend Nordic Visitor

This is our second tour with Nordic Visitor. Agents used before the tour were always very prompt with responses to our questions. During the tour, we found the accommodation perfect, guide very informative and friendly, and the driver got used to where we needed to go without any problems. We would definitely use Nordic Visitor again!

Alan, United States
Highlights of Scotland, May 2023

Smooth experience

Throughout the years we have travelled a lot, but never with a group tour. This trip was our first time and it did not disappoint. The tour guide, the bus driver, our fellow passengers, the weather, accommodation, variety of activities, and how smoothly everything went makes me question why we never toured like this before!

David, United States
Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye, September 2023

An unforgettable holiday

It was an unforgettable holiday. They took care of everything, and we got to wonder and explore with little hassle. If you want to visit Scotland (or anywhere else Nordic Visitor has tours) they are the way to do it. Already talking about our next adventure with Nordic Visitor.

Carol, United States
Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private, May 2023

An indescribably fantastic experience!

We are two middle-aged women who had never been to the UK before. My sister-in-law always wanted to go to Scotland, so I started researching and came upon Nordic Visitor through internet searches. I checked for reviews and found the company to be highly recommended. I started corresponding with Kirsten. She was extremely kind, very helpful and was able to put my nervous mind at ease. The package she put together for us was perfect! From my first email, the airport pick up and drop off service, and the tour with Dave, it was an indescribably fantastic experience!

Andrew, United States
Classic Scotland, June 2023

Top notch

The tour package materials were top notch. Spiral bound itinerary, recommended activities, restaurant recommendations and the large-scale road map of Scotland were a nice touch. Magdalena, our Nordic Visitor representative, responded promptly to our questions. Accomodation was all great.

Bethany, United States
Classic Scotland, May 2023

Perfect vacation!

For our 50th wedding anniversary, we trusted Nordic Visitor to make our vacation a memorable one, and they made it beyond special. Chris, our tour planner, did everything to accommodate our needs and answered our questions quickly. It was an absolutely perfect vacation!

Barbara, United States
Best of Edinburgh - Loch Ness & Highlands, June 2023

We were in good hands

As first-time visitors to Edinburgh, and senior citizens, our choice to use Nordic Visitor was an excellent one. The welcome package we received at the hotel was really helpful, with our tour vouchers, maps and restaurant recommendations. We would not have known what hotel to select and the one selected for us was perfect. The choice of tours offered was perfect for a 5-day visit. So glad to learn about the Royal Mile and visit the castle. The trip through the Highlands and Loch Ness was beautiful. Our travel agent, Rebecca, always quickly responded to email questions prior to departure. Thank you! Nordic Visitor made our trip easy and rewarding. We were in good hands.

Noreen, United States
Complete Scotland & Ireland, April 2023

Highly professional service

Nordic Visitor is a highly professional tour company. From beginning to end, we have no complaints. Our travel consultant, Chris, was very quick to answer all our questions from start to finish. Could not be more pleased.

Scotland Travel Guide

Start preparing for your trip by doing some research before your Scottish adventure.

Flights to Scotland

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the capital city and usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Flight times to Scotland are, for example, 6.5 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Scotland include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and KLM.

Scotland and the rest of the UK is on GMT time. If your journey to Scotland involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Edinburgh to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that flights to Scotland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

Our Services

Whether you travel independently or with a guide in your Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the driving route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

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Whether you’re looking to add a night in Edinburgh, want restaurant recommendations or have questions about your tour, we’re happy to help so get in touch with our friendly team to answer any of your travel queries.

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