We are doing 10 nights in Scotland, and have decided to try to save some money by not using an agent. We have come up with a very rough (and I mean very rough) itinerary, and could use some feedback from experienced Scotland travelers. We have yet to come up with details, but I'm wondering if the route makes sense.
Day 1 (1 night) - Arrive Glasgow. Stay overnight. Take train to Edinburgh.
Day 2 and 3 (2 nights) - Edinburgh
Day 4 and 5 (2 nights) - rent car in Edinburgh and travel to Borders region. (Ancestry is from here!) Roxburgh, Jedburgh, etc., Other ideas?
Day 6 and 7 (2 nights) - Drive from Borders to either Perthshire, Perth, or Dundee. Maybe take daylong trip to Aberdeen.
Days 8 and 9 (2 nights) - Drive to Inverness area
Day 10 (1 night) - Drive to either Fort William or Oban.
Day 11 drop off car and fly home
As I said... very rough. But does it make sense, or should I be looking elsewhere? We are looking for a good mix of a little bit of city life and some villages as well.
Also, anyone have experience booking their lodgings through Hotels.com for Scotland?
Thanks in advance for your help!