After much reading and research I have come up with the following itinerary for a 4 week trip to Scotland in August/September 2019. It may seem premature but everything I read indicates that accommodation for many of our preferred destinations books up very early.
Edinburgh Flight arrives 2pm
Edinburgh Tattoo performance
Edinburgh ?Fringe performance
Dunoon Drive via Falkirk/Kelpies/Stirling/Loch Lomond to Dunoon
Dunoon Tour Cowal peninsula, ?Benmore Gardens
Islay Drive/ferry via Portavadie/Tarbert/Kennacraig/Port Ellen to Islay, whisky tasting/tour
Islay Whisky tasting/tour, sightseeing
Tobermory Drive/ferry via Port Ellen/Kennacraig/Oban/Craignure to Tobermory
Tobermory Day trip to Iona
Tobermory Sightseeing on Mull
Invergarry Drive/ferry via Craignure/Glencoe/Spean Bridge
Dunvegan Drive via Kyle of Lochalsh (Detour to Plockton) to Dunvegan
Dunvegan Sightseeing- south and west of Skye
Uig (Skye) Sightseeing and drive to Uig
Uig (Skye) Sightseeing - north and east of Skye
Callanish Drive/ferry via south Harris/Tarbert to Callanish
Callanish Sightseeing on Lewis - Callanish Stones, Arnol Blackhouse
Callanish More sightseeing on Lewis/north Harris
Ullapool Drive/ferry via Stornoway to Ullapool, ?sightseeing loop north of Ullapool
Ullapool Sightseeing - drive loop south of Ullapool - Gairloch/Torridon?Ullapool
Thurso Drive to Thurso
Thurso Day tour to Orkney from John O'Groats
Inverness Sightseeing Dunnet Head, drive to Inverness
Inverness Sightseeing - Loch Ness, Culloden
Pitlochry Drive via Aviemore to Pitlochry - sightseeing en route
Pitlochry Sightseeing- including Aberfeldy, ?theatre performance
Edinburgh Drive via Dundee/St Andrews/Kirkcaldy
Train to Swansea
We have been to Scotland once before and visited Edinburgh, Glasgow, Fort William (Jacobite steam train) and Jedburgh (abbey and family history).
This trip is primarily about the islands and highlands.
We have friends who live in Dunoon.
We live in Australia and are completely familiar with driving on the lefthand side of the road.
Any thoughts or suggestions appreciated.