My wife and I are planning a 10 day trip from the US to Scotland (10 days on the ground - not counting flights in and out). We don't care much for cities and usually travel to see natural wonders/landscapes. In Scotland, we'll also add in a bit of history (castles and the like) and perhaps a distillery or two.
The plan is to fly into Glasgow (morning flight) and grab a small motorhome, 6-7 meters. My wife has a genetic immune disorder so being able to control the environment and the food is important.
Here's a rough itinerary I've put together for the 10 days on the ground. I should add that my wife has some mobility issues that make walking long distances (or even short ones if slopes are involved).
I'd love any feedback on the plan including alternatives. This is a rough. We like to have a plan but be able to improvise on the specifics where possible in case of bad weather or we need a lower energy day.
Day 1 - Early flight in, grab the motorhome & provisions, see Glasgow Cathedral & Necropolis. The head toward Oban via Garelochhead to avoid the infamous A82 through Loch Lomond. Stops at Kilchurn Castle, St Conan's Kirk, Dunnstaffnage Castle along the way. The goal is to be on Mull by day's end, camping near Lochbuie. I imagine we'll collapse by day's end, this might be a bit much unless she can sleep on the plane.
Day 2 - Iona & a Staffa/Treshnish tour. End the day somewhere along the shore of Loch Creran. We'd like to see the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary but not sure if end of Day 2 or beginning of Day 3 would be best.
Day 3 - Glencoe & Fort William, gondola up Ben Nevis, Glenfinnian Viaduct, end near Mallaig.
Day 4 & 5 - Cross from Mallaig and explore Skye incl the Fairy Pools, Kylerhea Otter Haven, the Trotternish Peninsula, Eilean Doonan.
Day 6 - explore the coast between Skye and Durness. This would most be a driving day but wanting to see Inverewe Garden, Corriesaloch Gorge, Ardvreck Castle. I'm thinking this day may be too ambitious. Google says 4 1/2 hours on the road but I'm guessing 6+ in a small motorhome, not counting the time stopped to sightsee.
Day 7 - Catch the first ferry from Thurso to Orkney. Spend the day exploring Orkney, likely camp on the island.
Day 8 - Grab the first ferry back then northeast Caithness (Wick, etc) following the A9 to roughly Inverness. The goal is to get to Loch Ness or slightly beyond. Cairn o'Get & Dunrobin Castle along the way.
Day 9 - Cairngorms NP, Funicular Railway, RSPB Osprey Centre
Day 10 - Falkirk Wheel, The Kelpies, Stirling Castle, Dunfirmline Abbey
Day 11 - fly home