We have a two week trip to Scotland planned for June 2014. The first week was relatively easy to plan, the second, less so. I would appreciate some opinions about "which way to go" for our second week. Here's a rough draft of our first week's itinerary:
2. Drive Loch Lomond area via Oban to Glencoe. Two nights in Glencoe
3. Drive Glencoe to Portree via Fort William (want to avoid dealing with/missing Mallaig ferry strategic mistake??...please comment)
4. Including arrival day, spend four days in Skye.
5. Skye to Inverness via Eilean Donan Castle-Plockton-Gairloch-Inverness
6. Two days in Inverness, including visit to Urquhart Castle
7. Inverness to?
I am considering one of two major branches after Inverness. Should we head east via Aviemore and a ride up the funicular before continuing to Aberdeen and Stonehaven to see Dunnotar Castle, or head southerly from Inverness in the direction of Pitlochry, Perth, and Stirling?
The end of the two week trip must include two full days in Edinburgh and one full day in Glasgow. So the ends of the trip are fixed, but the middle is still "up in the air".
Might I trouble the knowledgeable for some arguments for or against the eastern vs. southern options? I know this is highly subjective, but having never been to Scotland I'd appreciate some educated opinions. Thanks in advance.Edited: 14 December 2013, 23:35