Well we have finally sorted out our accommodations but now I am wondering if our itinerary is a bit too ambitious! Would love your thoughts from a logistical standpoint:
Sunday:: Arrive in Edinburgh from London around 1pm, check into hotel and check out the city…Royal Mile, Calton Hill, etc.
Monday:: Edinburgh: more exploring. Tickets to Royal Military Tattoo this evening.
Tuesday:: Edinburgh, more exploring
Wednesday: Hire a car and head towards Isle of Skye. Plan to stop at Eileen Donan castle before taking the Skye bridge to our B&B in Kyleakin. Any suggestions of other places to stop half-way in our journey? I was estimating it would be about 4.5hrs drive? Any suggestions where we can hire a car? I thought of the airport as we want an automatic and I read there will be more options at the airport. Alternatively, I wondered if we should take the train from Edinburgh to Fort William and hire a car there for the rest of the journey. If it makes no difference to time, I think I’d prefer to drive.
Thursday:: Explore Skye
Friday: Drive to Armadale, ferry across to Mallaig and onwards towards our B&B in Glencoe. How long would this journey take (from Kyleakin-Armadale-Mallaig-Glencoe)? We were planning to stop at the Clan Donald Skye in Armadale & Glenfinnan Viaduct on our way through.
Sat: Explore Glencoe & area (possibly Oban too)
Sun: Head towards Glasgow, return car and fly to Dublin. Flight not booked, planning a later flight around 5pm so we can take our time driving to Glasgow. I am not sure if we are flying out of Glasgow International or Prestwick? (sorry if I have that spelled wrong). I assume we can return the car to either?
I have done googlemaps and other road planning sites but would love a real prospective from locals. THANK YOU!