My husband & I are headed to Scotland for the 1st time. We land in Edinburgh the morning of Thursday, Sept 3rd, and have a late morning flight home on Sunday, Sept 13th. So far, below is all we have scheduled and need help figuring out what to do next.
- Thursday: land in Edinburgh and stay there until Friday (not sure when to leave)
- Friday: rent a car and drive to Ballater (we already have a room reserved)
- Saturday - attend the Braemer Gathering (already have tickets). We need sleeping accommodations for Saturday night. Should we go back to Ballater or up to Aviemore?
And that's where I've stopped because I am overwhelmed by the options. I'd like to see Rothiemurchas Estate and walk around Loch an Eilein. From there maybe head to Loch Ness and Culloden Battlefield, or maybe Ft. William, Glencoe, and Skye (is Mull prettier and less traveled?) Definitely want to spend a day in Glasgow, and would like to be back in Edinburgh late morning on the 12th.
Any suggestions for a do-able itinerary? We are "go with the flow" travellers, and can be up and out by 9 AM, but I'd like to nail down sleeping accommodations and the Ferry, so we have a rough schedule that we can fill in as we go.