The North Coast 500 is a classic drive starting and finishing in Inverness, most of it follows the wild North West coast of Scotland and is about 500 miles in length. The route marked in blue below.
I think the best way to do this is fly into Glasgow, travel north to the Glenfinnan Viaduct, then travel via the North Coast 500 route from Applecross and finishing in Inverness. Then finish off with a whisky tour of Speyside
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