Interested in a day trip from Edinburgh to The Trossachs to see the scenery (loch, rolling hills/mountains, etc...). Any suggestions on locations in the Trossachs to visit on the day trip? Are there any limitations (things closed/shortened hours) since we will be in Edinburgh in October. We had not been planning on renting a car; however, have been advised to do so to make the day trip easier. Any suggestions on the easiest, most efficient way to rent a car?
We will be arriving in Edinburgh the evening of Saturday October 5th (flying in from Atlanta through Heathrow). We'll have Sunday October 6th through Wednesday October 9th, flying back to London on Thursday October 10th.
We planned on spending two days exploring Edinburgh, one day for a road trip to Fife/St. Andrew and another day for a road trip to the Trossachs. Any suggestions on the order we should do things, especially with having to rent a car in mind.