6 days in Edinburgh & Isle of Skye Itinerary

6 days in Edinburgh & Isle of Skye Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 3 nights
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
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Edinburgh

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Step off the beaten path and head to National Wallace Monument and Scottish National Portrait Gallery. Visit Rosslyn Chapel and Georgian House for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Doune Castle (in Doune), Discovery Point (in Dundee) and Cairn O'Mohr Fruit Wines (in Errol). Next up on the itinerary: walk around Holyrood Park.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh travel route tool.

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Edinburgh. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Isle of Skye

— 2 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Step off the beaten path and head to The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. Get in touch with nature at Kilt Rock and Portree Harbour. Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, stop by Tippecanoe, and take in the exciting artwork at JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Isle of Skye day trip tool.

You can drive from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. August in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Breweries & Distilleries · Shopping
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