Off to the Highlands I go!
August 19, 2012 2:28 PM Subscribe
Where should I go for a short trip (3 days) to the Scottish Highlands?
posted by snowysoul to Travel & Transportation around Scotland (9 answers total) 12 users marked this as a favorite
I'm headed out to Scotland for 5 days and would love to see a bit of the Highlands during my trip. My current plan is as follows:
Day 1: Edinburgh touristy stuff
Day 2: Travel to Highlands
Day 3-4: Around the Highlands
Day 5: Glascow
I realize now its not a proper amount of time to see this beautiful country but I would love to get a taste of the Highlands before I get home. I am interested in hiking, outdoors, awesome views, and seeing the wilderness side of Scotland. I plan on hiking a day or so and then taking another day to do touristy stuff like going to see a loch or some castles. I'm not driving as I'm by myself and will be using trains/buses/foot to get around.
I originally planned to base out of Fort William but am not sure anymore. I heard the Isle of Skye is amazing but am not sure if I can make it there in my timeframe.
Question is, would a visit to the Isle of Arran or Skye be doable in 3 days or so? Where would you base yourself out of for a taste of the Highlands? Would it be worthwhile to take a tour because of my short timeframe (not currently in my plans as I dislike being on buses all day...) Thanks for your help!