Before you leave Aberlour, take a walk around the town. The dramatic Craigellachie Bridge is an important landmark. For whisky buffs, we recommend a tour of the Speyside Cooperage - the only working cooperage (barrel maker) in the UK. Speyside is famous for its whisky heritage and you could easily spend a couple of days visiting distilleries in the area.
From Aberlour, the route continues down to the coast at Spey Bay.
There is a whole string of pretty fishing villages along here, starting with Findochty. The dramatic bow fiddle rock is a few miles on, near the village of Portknockie - this natural stone arch is one of Scotland's most photographed sites.
Just after Portknockie, you'll come to the first amazing beach of your tour at Cullen.
Arriving in Banff, we always recommend a visit to Duff House. This Georgian mansion is part of of the National Galleries of Scotland and houses a changing series of art exhibitions.
Leaving Banff along the coast road, you'll quickly come to the picturesque village of Pennan which is famous as the location for the film Local Hero. The steep road down into the village can look a bit daunting, but it's worth it!
Next up, Fraserburgh is the first of the North Sea fishing ports along this coast. Don't miss the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Housed inside the oldest lighthouse on mainland Scotland, this is a treasure trove of maritime history.
Continuing past the 17-mile long beach at Rattray Head, you'll come to the second fishing port, Peterhead.
A few miles south of Peterhead is one of the most dramatic ruins in Scotland: Slain's Castle - this forbidding building is rumoured to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker's Dracula.
To round off the day, don't miss Balmedie beach.