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Edinburgh to Skye in 1 day: possible or completely nuts?

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I am starting to plan our first trip back to Europe after more than 3 years. It will be a brief (~8-night) trip to Scotland with 3 target destinations: (1) Edinburgh, (2) Skye, and (3) exploring my husband's ancestry south of Glasgow. I will post an itinerary later with more detailed questions, but right now what I want to know is whether I am totally nuts to consider driving all the way from Edinburgh to Skye (Portree) in one day. The distance Google gives me is ~240 miles and just over 5 hours driving time. We would NOT be doing this jet-lagged, and we are familiar with Scottish driving conditions. I know there are plenty of interesting places to stop along the way, but I am trying to maximize our time on Skye for this trip (hopefully 3 nights).

Those who remember me may recall our adventurous 18-day grand tour of the UK in 2006. We are experienced road-trippers who don't mind long hours in the car, but this time we will be traveling with my mother-in-law and a 3-year-old, so we will need to cater to their needs. The 3-year-old has traveled more than 4 hours by car in the past. Your input & experience is greatly appreciated.

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