My husband and I will be in Scotland from May 30-June 9 and I'm honing in on exactly what is doable on our itinerary. I've looked at distance between cities via Google maps but I've heard that underestimates the actual time. I would very much appreciate any feedback on my proposed itinerary. I know I won't be able to do all the things listed on the driving day, but I wanted to show what I'm considering.
May 30: Arrive EDI early morning, so in EDI all day
May 31: EDI all day
June 1: EDI all day
June 2: Pick up car, drive to Oban (taking in Kelpies, Stirling Castle, Doune Castle along the way)
June 3: Oban all day (3-island tour)
June 4: Drive to Isle of Skye/Portree (taking in Glencoe Village and Fort William)
June 5: Isle of Skye all day (Trotternish Peninsula loop, Dunvegan Castle, Talisker Distillery) -- the 3-island tour is all day so if we do that, we can't do anything else
June 6: Drive to Dingwall -- we are staying in Foulis Castle as my mother-in-law's surname is Foulis (taking in Eileen Donan Castle, Loch Ness and Urquhart Castle along the way)
June 7: Dingwall all day (Dunrobiin Castle, Storehouse of Foulis Restaurant/Clansman Museum)
June 8: Drive to St. Andrews (taking in Culloden Battlefield, Clava Cairns, Cawdor Castle on the way) -- would LOVE to see the Leault sheepdogs but there's only 1 show at 4 p.m. and that won't allow us to get to St. Andrews in time to see anything. Hopefully arrive at St. Andrews by mid-late afternoon and spend rest of day seeing sights in St. Andrews
June 9: Return car to EDI and take train to London for 3 nights
June 12: Fly home from London
I so appreciate your input, thank you!