Weekend trip to the Highlands, Scotland (3 days) – by AAFKLoch Lomond, Oban, Loch Shiel...
This is the itinerary of weekend (road) trip I took to the Highlands in Scotland with a group of friends in August 2012. We rented a car and covered quite a few places in 3 days (Loch Lomond, Oban, Fort William, Loch Shiel, Loch Laggan and Stirling).
I would recommend it overall athough we didn’t have time to reach the famous Loch Ness. 1 or 2 extra days would be ideal to see the most interesting places without rushing.
Step by step
Day 1: Loch Lomond, Oban
For this weekend trip to the Highlands we started by picking up the rental car from Glasgow International Airport and drove straight to Loch Lomond.
Late afternoon we reached Oban where we spent the night at the Corran House Hostel.
We started drinking on the beach in front of the hostel and a police car arrived to tell us it was not allowed. They were very kind and after we threw our drinks away they actually drove us in their police car to a nice Pub in the center.
After this nice episode we happily walked in town from pub to pub before finally reaching some kind of dancing bar next to the port where we finished the night.