I will be in Scotland from 27th March to 7th April 2012 arriving and departing from Edinburgh. I will love to drive along scenic routes looking at amazing cliffs, views, mountains, lakes, rivers, waterfalls as well as seeing culture with a bit of city life. Looking to rent a car from Edinburgh.
So far from my research, the places i have shortlisted are Edinburgh (3 days) for the city trip, then up to Oban (1 day), heading to Glencoe/Fort Williams (1 day), Inverness (Loch Ness) 1 day, Isle of Skye (3 days), Western Isle (Isle of Harris - Kilda trip) 2 days. From advice, will this trip enable to accomplish the above?
Am always open to suggestions from experts as well as my trip is not fixed yet.
I do want it to be a relaxing trip hence suggestions would be appreciated if the above is doable or if there are other alternative places i should consider too?
I have read that the Western Isles are beautiful but also a bit difficult to get to and expensive, is it worth the trip there from Skye? Referring to Isle of Lewis, Isle of Harris and day trip to St Kilda. I read reviews that Kilda isa once in a lifetime trip hence thought of doing a day trip there from Isle of Harris too.
Appreciate the advice for my very first trip to Scotland which i hope will leave memories of a lifetime :) Also, for car rental, which will be recommended for reasonable rental fees for 8 days?