Dear Forum Members,
I am planning a short visit to Scotland, while my husband and I are in England in early June. From the looks of it, we will have 5 nights and 6 days for Scotland (admittedly it's short to take in all the sights and wonders of Scotland, but such is life!). Both my husband and I are in our early 30's; we love nature and history so our itinerary will combine both. We don't like to make our holidays too hectic, so don't necessarily need to cram every possible "attraction" in our itinerary.
I have been reading up on the forum about possible ideas and I do have two or three places that I have shortlisted. I am sharing it with you here, so that I can course correct if I am being too ambitious with my plan. Your advice will help me plan better.
Option 1: spend 2 nights in Edinburgh and then go up to Inverness , which will become our base to explore the Highlands and places such as Speyside and the Applecross Peninsula
Option 2: Spend 2 nights in Edinburgh and head to Skye where we spend another 2 nights. I am thinking we will be able to do a distillery tour and the picturesque train journey to Mallaig while in Skye. (The train journey seems very appealing to me)
For both these options, I am wondering if traveling by train is better and a more cost effective option for us or should we hire a car and drive around, which will give us the flexibility to explore more?
Please do take a look at the above options and let me know if I am planning okay or are there things which need to be added or removed?
Thanks in advance for all your advice.
P.S - Oops, I forgot to mention that I have one extra night which I can't make up my mind where I should spend. Any suggestions on that, please? Thank you.Edited: 27 February 2014, 09:05