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Trip Planned for October

we are planning a trip in October for a week planning to arrive in Cairnryan at 1300.
Has anyone any suggestions for a road trip to see the highlands ?

Many thanks


  • VisitScotlandAngelaVisitScotlandAngela Member, Administrator, Moderator, VisitScotland Staff
    Hi @Rubylola21 and welcome to the community!

    Where do we start?! There are so many amazing driving routes through the highlands and October is a great time to visit with the autumnal colours changing the will be beautiful!  Have a look at this section of our website about road trips in Scotland.  There are lots of signposted tourist routes which take in some of the most spectacular scenery and these include the Highland Tourist Route (from Aberdeen to Inverness) and the popular North Coast 500 which starts and finishes in Inverness.  There are also other routes you could incorporate along the way including sections of The Coig as you travel northwards.

    My favourite route to the highlands from the south is most definitely following the A82 from Glasgow to Inverness.  Along the way you will take in the whole of Loch Lomond, the dramatic landscape of Rannoch Moor, the spectacular mountain scenery of Glencoe, the majestic Ben Nevis as well as Loch Ness.  Travelling from the lowlands through to the highlands of Scotland along this route is absolutely spectacular and there's lots to see and do along the route with some great stop offs.  Don't forget to pop into our fantastic iCentres along the way for some free maps and guides as well as expert information and advice.  

    I hope you enjoy your holiday and I can't wait to see what other great suggestions others on the community have for your road trip :)
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