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Another driving itinerary!

Hello,
I note that there are already a number of itineraries posted, but would love advice on the feasibility of the following July trip. I'll be meeting my husband in St Andrews with our two teenage daughters. We will be coming from Glasgow with a rental car.

Day 1: St. Andrews
Day 2: St Andrews/Somewhere in the Cairngorms
Day 3: Inverness
Day 4: Thurso - ferry to Orkney
Day 5: Kirkwall
Day 6: Kirkwall
Day 7: Kirkwall
Day 8: Ferry to mainland, stay in Scourie or Ullapool
Day 9: Ferry to Lewis, stay Stornoway
Day 10: Stornoway
Day 11: Ferry to Skye
Day 12: Skye
Day 13: Glencoe
Day 14: Callander
Day 15: Glasgow in prep for flight home
Day 16: Fly home from Glasgow

As you can see, I am very intrigued by islands. I wonder if we are short changing mainland sites, but I think whatever we do will be wonderful. We are interested in hiking, birding and ancient sites. I know that I need to book lodging in Skye and Kirkwall soon. Thanks for any and all feedback!

Posted by
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Just curious since you are a family of 4, are you planning on staying all in the same room at B&B or hotel? We also are a family of 4, and it was like digging for treasure to find places that could accomodate all of us in the same room.
One thing to keep in mind with all the islands...........sometimes weather may make it impossible to reach islands, so have some alternate plans.

Posted by
20 posts

Thank you. I have given up on having us all in one room. The kids are really adults now anyway, so it is for the best. Thanks for the advice on ferries and weather! We will definitely sort out some alternate plans.