I am planning a 2-3 week trip to Scotland/Ireland (if time allows, Scotland being the main objective). My thoughts are:
- Fly to Edinburgh - 4 nights, including a day trip to Rosslyn Chapel, border abbeys, etc.
- Inverness - 3 nights, including a day trip to Eilean Donan castle, Skye
- Orkney Islands, based in Stromness 3 nights
- Fort William (or surrounding area) 2 nights - to climb Ben Nevis and visit Glen Coe
-This is where I question my next move. Ireland for a few nights and back to Edinburgh? Try to fit in Stirling, Loch Lomond, Inverie somewhere instead? Probably will have to fly out of Edinburgh. Any suggestions welcome, looking for beautiful landscapes and culture, traveling solo, very budget-minded.