Originally Posted by athena53
I hope I'm not hijacking this thread, but since the OP is also talking about traveling in the fall:
how is weather in October compared to September? Depends on the area, I know, but I've been trying to book reward travel in Business Class and have finally been able to put an itinerary of 9/28-10/12 on hold, which is about a month later than we'd hoped. We'll be around Edinburgh and probably the Orkneys. How bad is early October compared to early September?
DH and I toured during this time of year a few years ago with Globus, their Islands and the Highlands tour. Believe it or not, we had only one day of rain in nearly two weeks. We layered with a sweater under a raincoat. Although it didn't rain much, I seem to remember a lot a wind for which the raincoat came in handy. They have much more sophisticated materials now that will repel the rain and the wind and still breath.