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First Time Vistor Plan - Too Ambitious?
I am planning our first visit to Scotland. We're both excited and confused because there is so much to see in so little time. We are accustomed to driving long distances in the US, but are told Scotland is quite different. We are interested in history and scenery. We have 10 days. My thoughts: Day 1: Arrive in Edinburgh, jet lag & light touring. Day 2: Tour: Edinburgh. Day 3: Drive to Falkirk, Kelpies, Stirling, Bannockburn, Pitlochry. Day 4: Drive to Inverness with stops along the way. Day 5: Day trips from Inverness. Day 6: Drive to Loch Ness, Ft William, Oban. Day 7: Join a day tour to Mull, Iona and Staffa. Day 8: Drive to Glasgow area. Day 9: Tour Glasgow & region. Day 10: Drive to catch the ferry in Cairnryan to go to Ireland.
I was told by a Scottish friend that Day 3, Edinburgh to Pitlochry with several tourist stops was way too much because roads are slow and crowded.
If we're doing too much and can't extend the time, what should we cut out? Thank you.