7 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

7 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Edinburgh
Drive:  5 h
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h
— 4 nights
End: Edinburgh

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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): snap pictures at Sligachan Old Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Coruisk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Skye Batiks, thenhave some family-friendly fun at A.C.E Target Sports, and then get in touch with nature with Skye Adventure.

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Edinburgh to Isle of Skye is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Outdoors Nature Wildlife
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Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk


Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Explore hidden gems such as St Aiden Beach and Glentress Forest. Venture out of the city with trips to Traquair House & Brewery (in Innerleithen), Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard (in Berwick upon Tweed) and Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum, Jedburgh Abbey, &more). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Kielder Water & Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Verdant Works, explore the historical opulence of Blackness Castle, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunkeld Cathedral.

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Getting from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Traquair House & Brewery, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Blackness Castle, Verdant Works
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St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre ©
Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre
Glentress Forest ©
Glentress Forest