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

Edinburgh
train + bus:  5​h
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Edinburgh

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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): 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.

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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, #Parks, #Nature
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Skye Adventure ©
Skye Adventure
A.C.E Target Sports ©
A.C.E Target Sports
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Skye Batiks

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Edinburgh

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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.

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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, Glentress Forest, Kielder Water & Forest Park, Verdant Works, Traquair House & Brewery
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St Aiden Beach
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Jedburgh Abbey
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Jedburgh Castle & Jail Museum

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