Planning our first trip to Scotland for August of this year. We are planning to be there in early August (2-12ish). Thinking we might like to start in Edinburgh, travel up Inverness, over to the isle of Sky, and back down to Glasgow.
We like hiking and would like to see more of the countryside than the city. Bonus if we can arrange some paragliding time for my husband (advanced beginner pilot). Not very interested in St. Andrews - not much of a golf fan. Whiskey isn't my thing but my husband might enjoy that.
I don't want to change hotels every night and was thinking 3 days in Edinburgh, 3 days in Inverness, 2 days in Isle of Sky, and the rest in Glasgow. We would use public transit in the cities bur rent a car for the Highlands portion.
Any must see places? Culloden and Lock Ness are obviously included. Was also considering doing a tour at least one of the days to get some of the history and insights from a good guide.
Does this sound reasonable, feasible, realistic? I am getting anxious about booking but experiencing analysis paralysis so any insight is welcome.