I was hoping someone could let me know if this rough itinerary I have come up with is doable or does it seem like too much driving and therefore too much time in the car.
We are planning about 10 days touring around the parts of the Higlands and Western Islands, although we can add on a couple of extra days if necessary.
I suppose I should let you know it would be me, my wife and 2 sons travelling. The kids will be 4 and almost 2 years old by the time we go - which will be sometime around the beginning of July.
I have come up with a kind of figure of eight route.
Day 2 - Loch Lomond to Fortwilliam & Ben Nevis
Day 3 - Fortwilliam to Skye via the ferry from Mallaig
Day 4 - Around and about Skye
Day 5 - Skye to somewhere around Loch Ness and onto Inverness for the night
Day 6 - Inverness to Aviemore or somewhere else near the Cairngorms
Day 7 - Aviemore to Mull via the ferry from Kilchoan to Tobermory
Day 8 - Around and about Mull
Day 9 - Mull to somewhere around Loch Lomond via ferry to Oban
Day 10 - Loch Lomond back to Belfast via Troon ferry.
I have had a look at driving times on the AA route planner website. Could you trust the times generated by this? In my opinion it underestimates travelling times for routes in Ireland in areas where the roads arent that good.
We dont have a problem spending 2 or 3 hours driving as long as we can stop off now and again to visit somewhere or do something. Just dont want to be 6 or 7 hours driving anywhere.
Any thoughts or help would be appreciated