Fancy connecting with your wild side? This 4-day Scottish self-drive itinerary is a breath of fresh air and a great opportunity to get away from the frenetic pace of the big city. It is an ideal trip for those who are not able to get away for a week; with this tour, you will get to know the wild side of Scotland in just 4 days. If you’d like a longer trip, browse our entire range of Self-Guided tours of Scotland. If you’d like something else around the same length, check out our St. Andrews, Pitlochry and Stirling Castle 4-day Tour.
From the majestic Old Town in Edinburgh to the deep history in the castles, to the fishing villages of the west coast and the breathtaking landscapes of Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, our self-drive route through Scotland will bring you closer to the history and traditions of these enigmatic lands.
Scotland is simply a box of surprises! So why not take a trip through some of the most beautiful and lesser-known corners of this beautiful country? Read the itinerary below and please get in touch if you have any questions.
First stop of the day is at the gateway to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, the famous Doune Castle. This fortress was the inspiration behind Stark House (Winter Palace) in the Game of Thrones series. Outlander fans will also recognise the castle’s interior from the series. Carrying on today’s route you will border the Trossachs in the north, where you can discover the rapids of River Dochart as it passes through Killin. Your next stop along the way will be the ruins of Kilchurn Castle next to Lake Awe the onwards to Oban, a small fishing village known for the quality of its seafood for an overnight stay.
The lovers of malt whisky can discover the best kept secrets of the production of the so called “Water of Life” in the distillery of Oban. Then heading eastwards, the first will be the picturesque village of Inveraray with its white houses and idyllic castle. Then you will return to Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park, where you can prepare a picnic and take a walk on the banks of Loch Lomond. Before returning to Edinburgh we advise you to make a stop in Glasgow, the largest city in Scotland treasures a fascinating history and is always a hive of culture and tradition.