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Please help plan an 8-day Scotland trip in May

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We are in the early stages of planning a 15-16 day trip to Ireland and Scotland in May 2014. We are a couple in our mid 50's, avid travelers who have been around the world a lot, but never to this part. We love natural beauty and scenery, and are not really the museum types or foodies. We propose to start the trip in Ireland, where we will probably spend 7 days. Given below is the first draft itinerary for the Scotland portion, where we need help and suggestions.

Day 1 : Fly from Dublin to Glasgow in morning; take rental car at airport and head out to Loch Lomond. Should we also visit the Trossachs ? Drive further north to Glencoe and look around. Spend the night at either Glencoe or Fort William (which one is recommended ?). Please suggest specific things to do during the day.

Day 2 : Stay in the Glencoe area. Maybe do short walks around Ben Nevis or Glencoe. Should we take the train to Mallaig and back ? Night at Glencoe or Fort William.

Day 3 : Drive north to Inverness. Stop at Loch Ness. Maybe roam around Glen Afric. Suggestions for things to do. Night at Inverness.

Day 4 : Drive to Isle of Skye. Plan to stay here for 2 nights. Should we stay at Portree, or somewhere else ? Please suggest scenic places to visit on Skye.

Day 5 : Full day at Skye. Night at Skye.

Day 6 : Drive to Oban. Should we go to Mull for the day ? Other things to see here ? Night at Oban.

Day 7 : Drive to Edinburgh, via Sterling Castle. At Edinburgh, see Royal Yatch Brittania, Rosslyn Chapel. Night at Edinburgh.

Day 8 : Spend the day at Royal Mile, Edinburgh. Night at Edinburgh.

Day 9 : Fly home.

The above is a very preliminary itinerary, and can be modified, as nothing is frozen as yet. Please give suggestions, keeping our interests in mind (mentioned above). Thanks in advance.

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