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Scotland Plan

Hi All,
The wife and I are still planning on making the trip to Scotland in mid-September. I have a rough itinerary put together of our travel. Each line is a waypoint of things I have heard are not to miss. Any other recommendations are welcome. All items that require booking are already completed (airbnb, car, ferries etc.)

Mon. 20-Sep

Chanronry Point
Fairy Glen Falls Trail Head Carpark
Croick church
Falls of Shin
Broch Dun Dornaigil
Tongue Hotel
Castle Varrich
Airbnb

Tue. 21-Sep

Sangobeg beach
Smoo Cave
Sango Bay
Balnakeil Beach
Faraid Head
Balnakeil Craft Village - lunch and shops
Balchrick/Blairmore beach
Kylescu Bridge- waypoint town
Ardvrek Castle
Newton Lodge

Wed. 22-Sep

Drumbeg- waypoint
Stoer Head Lighthouse and Old Man
Lochinver- waypoint
Badnagyle- waypoint
Stac Polliadh car park
Drumrunie- waypoint
Ferry to Stornoway (Ullapool) (1730 sail)
Airbnb

Thu. 23-Sep

Golden Road
St. Clements Church
Bagh Steinigidh
Traigh Seilebost
Macleod Standing Stone
Luskentyre beach
Callanish Visitor center
The Blackhouse, Arnol
Airbnb

Fri. 24-Sep

Hamanavay House
Huisinis Getaway
Tarbert for ferry
Ferry to Uig
Fairy Glen
Airbnb

Sat 25-Sep

Elgol
Misty Isle Boat tour
Fairy Pools
Sgurr Dearg car park Walk to Eas Mor
Talisker Distillery
Airbnb

Sun 26-Sep

Old man of Storr
Brother's point
Kilt Rock
Quiraing car park
Investigate Portree
Airbnb

Mon. 27-Sep

Sligachan river old bridge
Eilean Donan Castle
Tornapress (beginning of Bealach Na Ba)
Applecross Smokehouse
The Torridon

Tue. 28-Sep

Nevis Range Mountain Gondola
Glenfinnan Viaduct
Steall Falls
Airbnb

Wed. 29-Sep

Dunstaffnage Castle
Dunstaffnage Marina
Etive Boat Tips
McCaig's Tower
Airbnb

Thu. 30-Sep

Glencoe Area
Crusie Loch Lommond (Tarbet)
Slanj Restaurant
The Green Welly Stop --
Glencoe Area
Airbnb

Fri. 1-Oct

Urquhart Castle
Loch Ness Exhibition
Culloden Battlefield

Thank you in advance!

Posted by
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Hi! Your list is very detailed, perhaps too detailed for most of us to have heard about all of the places you list. It doesn't seem to offer much flexibility in terms of bad weather, either.

Let me try to recap your route:
- Start in Inverness?
- 20/9: night in Tongue?
- 21/9: night around Kylesku?
- 22/9: night on Lewis
- 23/9: night on Lewis?
- 24/9: Skye - where do you stay?
- 25/9: Skye
- 26/9: Skye
- 27/9: night at the Torridon
- 28/9: Fort William area?
- 29/9: night near Oban? Or back to Fort William?
- 30/9: night near Glencoe? Or same?
- 1/10: end in Inverness

Let me know if I got it more or less right.
You say your Airbnb's are booked, so I assume there is little flexibility left... Yet I do think that the first three days are a bit rushed (driving is slow in the far north). Likewise, at the end it seems unnecessary to go all the way south to Oban and Loch Lomond.
Also, it seems a shame to just spend one night at the Torridon hotel: you'll spend a lot, just for a place to sleep.

But we will be able to give better indications if you confirm where you spend each night.

Posted by
228 posts

Reading it through, it looks a pretty intensive itinerary and I do wonder if you have allocated enough time to achieve everything you want to do each day.