My husband and I are making our first trip to Scotland this September, as well as our first big trip away from our toddler. Currently, we plan to fly in to Edinburgh and out of Glasgow. My husband is a big history buff and will enjoy visiting castles, battlefields, war museums, etc. He is really focused on seeing the Highlands. I am interested in beautiful scenery, quaint villages, good food and 3-4 hour hikes. Basically, we want a little bit of everything!
Based on some initial research, we were thinking of spending 1 or 2 nights in Edinburgh, then perhaps 1 night at a B&B in Pitlochry or Dunkeld, 3 or 4 nights in a vacation rental that is relaxed and secluded but with access to sights (perhaps the Isle of Mull?), and the last night in or near Glasgow with easy access to the airport. We would love some specific advice on where to stay and what to do to feel like we have experienced the Highlands but come away feeling relaxed instead of rushed. Thanks!