Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Forums Style Refresh
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 27, 15 at 11:33 AM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Best things to eat, see, do in Italy
  2. 2 First Trip to Europe Itinerary
  3. 3 Munich- Prague-Berlin Itinerary Help
  4. 4 Trip Report Honoring my Father, Belgium, Amsterdam, London and TWO GTGs
  5. 5 Rental car in Italy
  6. 6 First time trip to Europe advice. thanks
  7. 7 Provence Restaurant Suggestions
  8. 8 8 days in Andalusia-what do you think?
  9. 9 EasyBus from CDG - reliable?
  10. 10 Trip Report London (and the rest of the UK) Calling...
  11. 11 Suggestions for 3.5 day Sicilily Itinerary
  12. 12 Scenic drive: Seville-Granada-Barcelona
  13. 13 Itinerary help for family with young kids
  14. 14 Calling out to all Spain lovers! 2 weeks in mid Sep - need some new ideas!
  15. 15 Running of the Bulls 2016
  16. 16 2 weeks in Laval France
  17. 17 Locations of apartment in Seville
  18. 18 Intercity Train
  19. 19 London, Berchtgaden and??
  20. 20 Walking tour of Edinburgh
  21. 21 French Prem Train Fares
  22. 22 Lake Constance - Where to stay?
  23. 23 First EuroTrip decision/planning help
  24. 24 Venice - things to do?
  25. 25 Trip Report Swallows and Amazons! (or a midweek break in the Lake District)
View next 25 » Back to the top

Scotland Itinerary needs advice

Jump to last reply

I've dreamed of visiting Scotland since I was a little girl and finally, a friend has agreed to go with me next summer. Yes, the end of June 2014. It'll take that long to save up!

I've read most of the posts here. And every guidebook. I'm now so hopelessly muddled about where to go and how long to stay. I'm like that kid with their hand in the filbert jar. Having trouble of letting go. Can you help unmuddle me? Two weeks total. Flying from Boston. We are two older professional women. In training to walk, walk, walk. But we're not Munro hikers! We will have a rental car for a week. Possibly more. So here goes, bear with me.

1. We've found a rental apartment in Edinburgh for a week. It's 9 Randolph Lane. I am thinking it's a good location, am I right? Very affordable, small, but cute.

2. Is a week too long in Edinburgh? This apartment can be rented for shorter stays -- say 5 days?. We really want to do a good job on E'burg, but also want time to enough time to see countryside as well w/o rushing or spending too much time in the car.

3. If we stay for Edinburgh for a week, can we do day trips to Roslin, Stirling.. what else? S. Queensferry, Hopetown House, Linithgow Palace, Maid of the Forth & Incholm Island?

My wish list:
Glen Coe
Skye
2+ great Castles (Eilean Donan? Balmoral? Should we do Deeside?)
2+ great gardens (a maze?)
1 or 2 distilleries (Tallisker on Skye? Something in Deeside?)
A boat cruise on a Loch (Lommond? Ness? Katrine?)
A steam railway ride. (Jacobite train ala Harry Potter?)
A gondola or train up a mountain.
Lovely (easy) walks in beautiful country.
Scenery - a great cross section!
History!
Shopping!

Sorry for the long post and hoping you can help guide me! Thanks in advance.

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement