7 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

7 days in Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

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7 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
— 4 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the views from Sligachan Old Bridge and then contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Coruisk. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Skye Batiks, then get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, and then get outside with Skye Adventure.

To find out how to plan a trip to Isle of Skye, use our trip itinerary maker.

Edinburgh to Isle of Skye is an approximately 5-hour car ride. You can also take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Wildlife Nature Parks
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Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
Sligachan Old Bridge ©
Sligachan Old Bridge

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at St Aiden Beach and Kielder Water & Forest Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edinburgh: Jedburgh (Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum, Jedburgh Abbey, & more), Glentress Forest (in Peebles) and Berwick upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard (in Berwick upon Tweed). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dunkeld Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Blackness Castle, examine the collection at Verdant Works, and contemplate the long history of Traquair House & Brewery.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online tour itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. In August, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Jedburgh, Traquair House & Brewery, Dunkeld Cathedral, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Berwick-upon-Tweed Barracks and Main Guard
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St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach
Jedburgh Abbey ©
Jedburgh Abbey
Mary Queen of Scots House ©
Mary Queen of Scots House

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