7 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

7 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Isle of Skye
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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, then have 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 · Wildlife · Nature
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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 Mary Queen of Scots' Visitor Centre. Venture out of the city with trips to Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle Jail and Museum & Jedburgh Abbey), Glentress Forest (in Peebles) and Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard (in Berwick upon Tweed). Spend the 10th (Fri) exploring nature at Kielder Water & Forest Park. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Verdant Works, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dunkeld Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Blackness Castle, and steep yourself in history at Traquair House & Brewery.

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Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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