My husband and I will be in Scotland for 5 days in late September/early October. We're spending a day and a half in Edinburgh, departing for the highlands either Sunday afternoon or Monday morning. Our plan is to spend 4 days total driving through Glasgow and the Highlands to Skye, then a day or two in Skye, then back to Edinburgh through Pitlochry. We need to be back at Edinburgh airport by Friday afternoon, so I'm planning on spending the last night in Pitlochry and hiking/visiting the distillery there on our final morning.
My question is: After leaving Edinburgh, should I spend two days getting to Skye, and one day on Skye? Or should I spend one day (or perhaps a day and a half) getting to Skye and a full 2 days on Skye? We are more interested in nature than buildings ( like to walk and bike). All suggestions would be enormously appreciated including where to stay over to break up the trip en route from Edinburgh to Skye.