We are in a group of 2 couples. We are going to travel around Great Britain for 2 weeks and we will be in Scotland for 4 days in october. I have hired a car and we are not afraid to drive. What I mean is that I am aware I might have to cover long distances to see some of the different landscapes Scotland has to offer. We would like to see the Highland in its best and, if possible do some hiking or any other activity. We are also looking forward to visit at least one real distillery. That said we thought about staying two days in Edinburgh. In the second evening we should leave and start to drive around Scotland. I am thinking about going to Oban that evening and spending the night there. On the next day we would visit the Oban Distillery (it's one of the best reviewed I have seen but we are open to advises). Then, we should drive all the way to Fort William and, from there, to Mallaig (road to the isles). Then we should take the ferry to Skye and, if we have time, go all the way to the "Old Man of Storr" and do the hiking trail. If not, we would just visit the Eilean Donan Castle. At the end of all that we should drive to Fort Augustus and spend the night. On the other day we are thinking on doing the fast boat trip to Urquhart and then drive to Stirling where we would spend the last night. I know it is pretty much to cover but is it possible? Other questions are:
Is it worth going all the way to Skye (if we do not go to the old man storr and just drive from Almarade to Kyleakin, is this and the road to the isles still worth the trip)?
Would the Cairngorm or the Trossard be a better choice ( the latter being much closer).
Is Oban distillery with the trip (it is not that long trip since we are heading all the to Skye and it is considered a day pretty region)?
Which other itineraries would you recommend
Thank you a lot