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Highlands Loop

Hi all,
I'm so excited to be going to Scotland for the first time this July! I'll be renting a car in Edinburgh and traveling for about 12 days. My itinerary is as follows: Inverness (one night), Ullapool (one night), Poolewe (one night), Isle of Skye- Portree (four nights), Isle of Iona (two nights,) Oban (two nights,) Fort William (one night,) and then back to Edinburgh. Any suggestions for stops along the way, must-see places or sites, great walks or hikes, things I should know about driving (especially since I'm an American!) or any other planning tips would be greatly appreciated. I've got all of my hotels/AirBnBs/hostels booked, so I'm set on that front. Thank you!


  • fishyprofishypro Member ✭✭✭
    Hi @abarker324 , just a small thing, please make sure that you have a travel insurance as AirB&B doesn't cover you for much (or nothing). I have had problems with them in the past. I personally never use AirB&B anymore, stick to contacting the B&Bs directly in the future for better prices, terms & conditions etc.
    Best regards
  • HorizonsHorizons Member, VisitScotland Ambassador ✭✭✭✭
    Hello @abarker324 I can spend a day telling you about must-see things to do in your itinerary!! All links in this comment go to my recommendations. 4 nights on Skye is excellent but if you can squeeze a day trip to Harris, I promise you it will be worth it (drive to Uig, ferry to Tarbert, drive to Luskentyre and back). Do not miss visiting Staffa when in Iona.

    Your order is not optimal if the order you're written up is your actual travel order. Inverness - Ullapool - Poolewe - Portree - Fort William - Iona - Oban - Edinburgh is better.

    Also, I have had only positive experiences with AirBnb across 2 continents & 10+ countries now, no complaints :smile: Enjoy your trip and feel free to ask any follow up questions.
    I'm Anirudh, an Indian travel blogger who has explored a lot of Scotland by public transport. My blog. Find me on Facebook | Instagram

    Best of Scotland in 1 week itinerary (fully by public transport)

    My Scotland travels (includes EdinburghSkye, HarrisMullArranOrkneyLoch Lomond, Islay, Oban, DunoonSpeyside)

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