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May 24th, 2012, 01:02 AM
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Urgent: Scotland 7 days Itinerary

Hi everybody,

i will be traveling around Scotland for 14 days, what do you think about the itinerary?

Day 1 - Reach Glasgow in the evening
day 2 and 3 - Tour Glasgow
day 4 - Morning drive out towards Glen coe (scenary + ben nervis) and fort william (castle) ending at inverness
day 5 - spend a day in inverness + ullapool
day 6 - ferry outer hebrides (a day in outer hebrides)
day 7 - ferry from talbert to uig, drive down to portree end at inverness



Is the driving schedule too rush? is 1 day enough to tour isle of skye, outer hebrides as mentioned above?

Or should i remove outer hebrides from my itinerary.

Is this better?
Day 1 - Reach Glasgow in the evening
day 2 and 3 - Tour Glasgow
day 4 - Morning drive out towards Glen coe (scenary + ben nervis) and fort william (castle) to mallaig, ferry to isle of skye.
day 5 - clockwise around isle of skye, dunvegen and uig.
day 6 - portree towards inverness
day 7 - inverness

What do you recommend? Is there too much or too little time spend on these days?
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May 24th, 2012, 01:45 AM
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I wouldn't go to Inverness from Fort William if the aim is to go to Ullapool.

A day in the Outer Hebrides is totally silly. You'll be 3 hours in the boat, so you won't get there till 1.30pm. So it's not a day, it's half a day. Plus an hour to Tarbert.

If you get the early sailing (7.30am) you could have a good day on Skye. Otherwise Skye's a bust as well.

Your other route is much more doable and IMHO a lot less fun. And why Inverness?
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May 24th, 2012, 03:27 PM
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Hi,

Okay seems like i have to cancel the ullapool and outer hebrides trip then.

we will be ending in Inverness to catch a flight back.

So what route/itinerary do you suggest that i take and will be more fun and breath-taking?
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May 24th, 2012, 11:26 PM
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Why Inverness? What do you consider unmissable?
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May 24th, 2012, 11:57 PM
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oh my- don't cancel ullapool. My childhood holiday each year was a week in achitibui near ullapool and it is such a special place

http://www.achiltibuie.com/

there is loads to do, it is all about beautiful scenary and a slow pace of life. I am a city girl at heart but this place is truly special and even in my late twenties now i try and persuade my family to go back up there. There are little island scattered around

Randomly the queen often goes there for the quiet and beauty of it (last year their ship + protector battle ship! were moored in the bay where we stayed and we saw through binoculars them do on little boats to this tiny beach. I am no royalist but it does shown how well regarded the area is)


i would do all week up there but hey thats just me

I would also (Scotish people please dont hate me!) avoid northern scotish cities as the magical thing about Scotland is how wonderful the scenary is-apart from edinburgh/ Glasgow i would not focus any scotish holiday on cities. I personally would pick Edinburgh over Glasgow as more scenic and more to do.

Is there a reason for Inverness? Edinburgh is far far superior imho.

But.....

thinking about it (and apologies this reply is all over the place) In honesty i think going up to ullapool area for just a few nights is too long a trek (you mentioned 14 nights but was this just an accident?)

Maybe best to go to Glasgow, then glencoe, then edinburgh possibly with a stop at cairngorms before Edinburgh?



http://visitcairngorms.com/

I think both your trips are unfortunately a little too ambitious and you wont get to see a lot of things through always driving/being tired/
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May 26th, 2012, 04:36 AM
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Hi, thanks for the reply guys.


Well it's a 14 days trip for me.. however would be a 7 days trip for my friends and we will rent vehicle from day 4-7. So i want to make sure we utilize our vehicle. haha...

Well after day 7, i will be in inverness for another day and then will be traveling back to stirling, edinburgh and maybe other small cities such as st. andrews for the rest of the 7 days alone.
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