I rented a small automatic car with Sat Nav from Celtic Legend starting in Glasgow and will pick it up after we check out of our BnB in Glasgow. We have two nights in Glasgow, two in Oban and two in Portree (couldn’t get a third in Portree) booked. It will be toward the end of our trip after that, so I’m open other last day sights after Skye. This travel is in early June 2023.
We will be driving to Oban and we’re thinking of doing the day tour of the islands and returning to sleep in Oban. What else to see? When we check out of Oban we will travel to our BnB in Portree. BnB owner wants to know what time to expect us in Portree.
According to google maps it takes 4 hours to drive from Oban to Mallaig and to take the ferry to Portree. Google maps also says its 3.5 hours to drive to Glencoe, Fort William, Kyle of Lochash and on to Portree. So six of one half a dozen of the other? Should we skip Oban due to this distance?
How long do those trips really take? I’m assuming that it’s longer and more complicated than it seems on google maps?
What are the roads like on these two routes (single path, windy, double lane)? Is one route “easier” driving for a new driver on the left hand side that are a bit nervous? Is one route better than the other?
On Skye itself I’ve read about the very narrow 1 car roads - are they all like that or are there a main road from Mallaig to Portree? I basically am wondering what to expect.
If you have suggestions to improve this plan they are very welcome. Should we delete Oban and add in another different stop?