Hello. We are a family of 5 (2 adults & 3 children - 3, 9 & 12 yrs) visiting Scotland and England for the first time. Our interests for Scotland would be in its scenic, natural beauty, pretty villages with local crafts, historic castles, museums (adult & child friendly) with the odd zoo/animal farm/safari park/children attraction mixed in. We wouldn't be looking to dedicate any days for long walks or hikes in the outdoors but would love to be able to view the highland games.
Wed 30/7 - Arrive London - Sleeper Train to Inverness (Caledonian Sleeper Train?)
Thu 31/7 - Day in Inverness - Pick up rental car
Fri 1/8 - Day in Inverness
Sat 2/8 - Drive to Isle of Skye - Staying at Staffin
Sun 3/8 - Isle of Skye
Mon 4/8 - Isle of Skye
Tue 5/8 - Oban
Wed 6/8 - Oban
Thu 7/8 - Edinburgh
Fri 8/8 - Edinburgh
Sat 9/8 - Edinburgh
Sun 10/8 - Edinburgh
Mon 11/8 - Edinburgh to London (on Caledonian Sleeper train?) - Drop off Rental Car
Tue 12/8 to Fri 15/8 (4 days) - London (shopping, museums, main city tourist attractions,etc.)
Sat 16/8 - Flight London to Kuala Lumpur
For our 5 full days in Edinburgh, we were planning to base here for days trips to St. Andrews, Highland Games at North Berwich, Safari Park at Blair Drummond and a couple of days for the city itself.
Would appreciate any comments, feedback and suggestions on our tentative itinerary. Thank you.