Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Vacation
  2. 2 Ireland last minute recommendations
  3. 3 Praiano hotel question
  4. 4 Summer in Swiss Alps and Italian Lakes
  5. 5 3 Month Europe Itineray -- please critique :)
  6. 6 3 weeks in Central/Eastern Europe
  7. 7 Seville- Ronda drive time
  8. 8 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  9. 9 St Denis Cathedral
  10. 10 Seeking Andalusia itinerary recommendation
  11. 11 Rouen Tour Companies
  12. 12 Italy bus or train
  13. 13 Aix-- looking for a few obscure ideas
  14. 14 Ireland itinerary help please
  15. 15 Where to stay in Berlin Berlin
  16. 16 Trip Report Not Gone From Memory Or From Love — The Western Front Revisited
  17. 17 hiking itinerary UK two months
  18. 18 Rome-Itinerary
  19. 19 2 weeks in Southern Ireland
  20. 20 What crazy coincidence or chance meeting have you had while traveling?
  21. 21 Tour fron Malaga to Allehambra
  22. 22 Sabbatical in Tuscany
  23. 23 5 days greece tour! Help me plz!
  24. 24 Berlin to Italy
  25. 25 Italy, beyond the most common Tourist Destinations
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