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
+4
train + bus + Fly + bus + ferry:  5​h
1
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
+4
ferry + bus + Fly + 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: explore the galleries of 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, flight, and ferry. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and taxi. 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

Outdoors Historic Sites 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: Cragside House and Gardens (in Rothbury) and Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin). The adventure continues: make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, walk around Holyrood Park, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

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Traveling by combination of ferry, flight, and train from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of taxi and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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