6 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

6 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

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6 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh
train + bus:  5​h
1
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h
2
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
End: Edinburgh

2
nights
Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Trumpan Church. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter), have some family-friendly fun at A.C.E Target Sports, and then get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Isle of Skye tour website .

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of train and bus. You can also do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. While traveling from Edinburgh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Isle of Skye, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Trumpan Church ©
Trumpan Church

3
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Edinburgh Castle and Bamburgh Castle. Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin) and Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and stroll around Holyrood Park.

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Traveling by combination of bus and train from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Bamburgh Castle, Cragside House and Gardens
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Bamburgh Castle ©
Bamburgh Castle

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