From the tranquillity of Kilmartin Glen, today you head north past some of the west coast of Scotland's exquisite gems, and end your journey just outside Fort William, surrounded by some of the most impressive peaks in Scotland.
Your first detour option is to cross the 'Bridge over the Atlantic' to visit the Isle of Seil, where you'll find dramatic slate cliffs and have the option of visiting An Cala gardens or the Slate Islands' Heritage Centre, and even taking the short ferry hop across to Easdale.
The west coast hub of Oban is well worth a stop - perhaps grab a seafood lunch at Ee-Usk or take a tour of the famous Oban Distillery before continuing on your journey. If you choose to take a trip out to the Isle of Mull, you'll catch a ferry from Oban.
Continuing north from Oban, you'll cross over the impressive structure that is Connel Bridge - keep an eye out for the tidal Falls of Lora rushing through if the time of day is right, and at low tide you might spot a few cheeky seals hauled out on the rocky outcrop below.
Another short detour option presents itself in the form of Glasdrum National Nature Reserve, a short and steep but very rewarding woodland walk with spectacular views up towards Ben Cruachan.
Your journey continues around Loch Creran and on to Loch Leven and the much larger Loch Linhe, eventually reaching the town of Fort William. You'll notice the ground getting higher as you approach the famous Nevis Range and its crowning glory, the UK's highest mountain - Ben Nevis. To take in another iconic Scottish mountain vista, you could do much worse than taking a further short drive up Glencoe as you pass.
Just north of Fort William is your stop for the night - Inverlochy Castle Hotel, a 19th century gem in dramatic surroundings of loch, forest and mountains. Its seventeen bedrooms each have spectacular views, and there's food to match in the Albert and Michel Roux Jr restaurant on site.
If you have a chance before you go, a ride on the Jacobite steam train from Fort William to Mallaig via the famous Glenfinnan viaduct (of Hogwarts Express fame!) will be a wonderful addition to your Scottish road trip. This particular excursion is extremely popular and needs to be arranged well in advance, so please let us know when you book if this appeals to you.