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Glasgow & Scottish Highlands : Whistle-stop Tour
6 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

Combining a vibrant city break with the ultimate wilderness

6 Days
Road Trip
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Yes, Glasgow may live in Edinburgh's shadow when it comes to tourism, but it would certainly be a mistake to ignore this fantastic city! Filled with wonderful museums, a treasure trove of grandiose Victorian architecture, a cool music scene and restaurants at the top of their game - there is plenty going on!

After immersing yourself in lively city life, hit the road to the Scottish Highlands, famed for their wild nature and staggering beauty. There are endless opportunities to hike in wild, remote glens, view an incredible array of wildlife and marvel at iconic castles. At almost every turn are epic vistas and awe inspiring landscapes. This whistle-stop tour will certainly leave you wanting more... a North Coast 500 adventure perhaps?!

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Go wildlife spotting in the mighty Cairngorms National Park, home to an incredible array of wildlife
  • Discover the breathtaking Scottish Highlands on incredible walking and cycling routes
  • Enjoy the spectacular panoramic views of Loch Shiel and watch the Jacobite steam train cross the world famous Glenfinnan Viaduct
  • Tantalise your tastebuds on Glasgow's ever-evolving food scene, from the finest locally-sourced Scottish tasting menus to delicious street food. Round off your evening with a brewery fresh beer or a fancy cocktail
  • Admire an extensive modern and contemporary art collection at Glasgow's Museum of modern Art
  • Watch a gig in retro splendour at the iconic Barrowland Ballroom
  • Wander leafy parkland in the heart of the west end at Glasgow Botanic Gardens

Discover the Itinerary

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  • Day 1

    • TRAVELTravel to Glasgow
    • FOODMorning Glory Cafe
      Morning Glory, Great Western Road, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYBotanic gardens
      Botanic Gardens, Great Western Road, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYWander Byres Road and Ashton Lane
      Byres Road, Glasgow, UK
    • FOODCoffee : Kaf Coffee
      kaf coffee, Hyndland Street, Partick, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYSelf-guided tour of University of Glasgow
      University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYKelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
      Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYKelvingrove Park
      Kelvingrove Park, Professors' Square, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYWander Park Circus, Clifton Street & Claremont Terrace
      Park Circus, Glasgow, UK
    • FOODThe Gannet (Scottish seasonal tasting menu)
      The Gannet, Argyle Street, Finnieston, Glasgow, UK
  • Day 2

    • ACTIVITYGlasgow Cathedral and Necropolis
      Glasgow Cathedral, Castle Street, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYGeorge Square
      George Square, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYWander Ingram Street (shopping street)
      Ingram Street, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYGallery of Modern Art
      Gallery of Modern Art, Queen Street, Royal Exchange Square, Glasgow, UK
    • ACTIVITYBuchanan Street & Princes Square Shopping Centre (shopping area)
      Buchanan Street, Glasgow, UK
    • FOODPlatform (indoor streetfood restaurant and bar - Fri & Sat only)
      Platform, Argyle Street, Glasgow, UK
  • Day 3

    • OTHERPick up hire car
    • TRAVELDrive to Luss Village (50 minutes)
    • ACTIVITYStroll around Luss Village
      Luss, Alexandria, UK
    • ACTIVITYView of Loch Lomond from Luss Pier
      Loch Lomond, United Kingdom
    • ACTIVITYAn Ceann Mòr at Inveruglas (view point)
      Inveruglas Pyramid - An Ceann Mòr, A82, Inveruglas, UK
    • TRAVELDrive to Killiehuntly (2 hours 20 minutes)
      Killiehuntly, Kingussie, UK
    • ACCOMMODATIONHayloft Apartment, Killiehuntly
      Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Killiehuntly, Kingussie, UK
  • Day 4

    • ACCOMMODATIONHayloft Apartment, Killiehuntly
      Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Killiehuntly, Kingussie, UK
    • ACTIVITYBike ride (bikes provided by Killiehuntly Farmhouse)
    • FOODCoffee @ The Sugarbowl
      The Sugarbowl, High Street, Kingussie, UK
    • ACTIVITYNature walk around Killiehuntly
    • ACTIVITYSauna yurt @ Killiehuntly Farmhouse
      Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Killiehuntly, Kingussie, UK
  • Day 5

    • ACCOMMODATIONHayloft Apartment, Killiehuntly
      Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Killiehuntly, Kingussie, UK
    • TRAVELDrive to Uquhart Castle (1 hour 20 minutes)
    • ACTIVITYVisit Urquhart Castle
      Urquhart Castle, Inverness, UK
    • FOODPicnic lunch on water's edge at Glencoe
      Glencoe, Ballachulish, UK
    • ACTIVITYWatch the Jacobite cross the Glenfinnan Viaduct (check timetable!)
      Glenfinnan Viaduct, A830 Rd, Glenfinnan, UK
    • ACTIVITYGlenfinnan Monument and views of Loch Shiel
      Glenfinnan Monument - National Trust for Scotland, Glenfinnan, Lochaber, UK
    • TRAVELDrive to Killiehuntly (2 hours)
  • Day 6

    • ACCOMMODATIONHayloft Apartment, Killiehuntly
      Killiehuntly Farmhouse, Killiehuntly, Kingussie, UK
    • TRAVELDrive to Rothiemurchus (25 minutes)
      Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, UK
    • ACTIVITYSelf-guided walks at Rothiemurchus
      Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, UK
    • FOODLunch at the Barn
      The Barn at Rothiemurchus, Aviemore, UK
    • OTHERDrop off hire car at Inverness
    • TRAVELTravel home