I am temporary resident from India living in Edinburgh with minimum knowledge of the Scottish Highlands. My parents are visiting me in June and I plan to show them around few places and Isle of Skye is on the list. I plan to do it on a 3 day trip driving from Edinburgh.
The below is what I thought I can do. But I am not sure if am missing something.
I plan to start early from Edinburgh on Day 1 and plan to drive until Fort William. I would like to go on the Jacobite Train as well. I read online that Jacobite train runs from Fort William until Mallaig from where I can take a ferry to Isle of Skye. If I reach Isle by night Day 1, I can spend day 1 night and the day 2 full and then start mid day Day 3 from Isle and reach Edinburgh Day 3 night.
In relation to the Jacobite journey, I am wondering if there would be any midpoint where I can park the car and complete the Jacobite route and then take the car from Mallaig to Isle using a Ferry. Or should I just park the car at Fort William and complete Jacobite and come back again to Fort William to get the car and then drive or use a ferry to the Isle.
Since I am a complete newbie, can you please help me if the above can be worked out. Or any type of itinerary would be much appreciated.
And does 3 days trip to Isle looks ok?
Thanks a lot in advance...