From Edinburgh head north towards Inverness on the A9. The routes is the most direct to the Highlands. If you are not rushing, then stop at Dunkeld and take a walk to the old Abbey along the banks of the River Tay. There is a campsite just across the river and Dunkeld can come alive at night!
As soon as you pass Pitlochry you will see the peak of Schiehallion which is very distinctive and a good first Munro to attempt. You could also stop off at Pitlochry or head a little further north and visit Aberfeldy. Both are lovely Scottish towns.
If you are not tempted to climb a Munro then carry on north and turn off the A9 at Aviemore towards the Cairngorms National Park which is a wonderful place to visit for all the family. There are hundreds of trails for walking and cycling and the area is well signposted and managed by the Park Rangers.
Camping is available at the Glenmore Campsite. In the evening you can come back, get your campervan ready for the night and go and enjoy an evening of music at the Pine Martin bar. Gilly will probably be playing his guitar with friends. Joining in the singing later on is inevitable…you might even do some dancing!
If you have arrived here direct from Edinburgh then we recommend spending a couple of nights so that you can really enjoy the mountains.