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7 Night Trip To Scotland...Help w/ Itinerary

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7 Night Trip To Scotland...Help w/ Itinerary

Thanks for taking the time to read my post. I really hope you'll be able to find the time to contribute to what should be an exciting trip to Scotland for my girlfriend and I coming up in just over a month. We have booked a 7 night trip with overnights all over the country including:

2 in Edinburgh

1 in Aberdeen

2 in Inverness

2 in Argyll

I have a pretty clear idea of what to do in Edinburgh but it seems there are so many things to do its overwhelming trying to plan. We're looking for an active, adventure trip with time to soak up the wilderness.

May I ask what things would you include in all of the areas aside from Edinburgh? Are there any good secrets in Edinburgh as well? Thank you for your time and comments!

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1. Re: 7 Night Trip To Scotland...Help w/ Itinerary

Why Aberdeen? Why Inverness? Not a loaded question, just curious.

Argyll - Oban for me is an excellent base. You can take in a day trip to Glen Coe or drive further up the west coast.

If wilderness etc is what you are looking for. Skip the 2 nights in Inverness and 1 night in Aberdeen and stay West. Skye or any other of the beautiful Islands would be much more your thing i think.

Edinburgh is worth 2/3 days...that goes without saying. I see lots of people desperate for itineries in Edinburgh with long lists of tick boxes.

One of the beauties of Edinburgh is that its a brilliant ciry just to wander about in an happen upon stuff. Its safe, compact and there is amazing architecture and experiences everywhere you look.

http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/

http://www.isleofskye.com/

http://www.glencoe-nts.org.uk/

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2. Re: 7 Night Trip To Scotland...Help w/ Itinerary

Theres sea kayaking around Oban and on Loch Lomond. Fort William is a base for any number of activities.

I agree with #1 regarding the cities.

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3. Re: 7 Night Trip To Scotland...Help w/ Itinerary

Oh if you are in the Glen Coe area there is good paddling on Loch Leven

outdoorcapital.co.uk/glencoe-loch-leven-wate…

The burial islands are well worth landing on for some authentic scottish history

http://www.discoverglencoe.com/History

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eilean_Munde

Edited: 14 April 2014, 09:48
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4. Re: 7 Night Trip To Scotland...Help w/ Itinerary

Instead of Inverness/ Aberdeen for the outdoor adventure seeker then Perthshire (Pitlochry or Aberfeldy as a base) http://www.pitlochryoutdooractivities.co.uk/ http://www.naelimits.co.uk/ or Aviemore offers much more of what you are looking for. http://visitcairngorms.com/whattodo

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5. Re: 7 Night Trip To Scotland...Help w/ Itinerary

Thanks to all for you quick responses. It gives me a lot more options I havent yet discovered. As for the reasoning around Aberdeen/Inverness, those locations arent really set in stone, its just around those areas is where we will be staying based on the package we bought, you can see more here:

greatvaluevacations.com/vacation-packages/un…

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