8 days in Edinburgh & Isle of Skye Itinerary

8 days in Edinburgh & Isle of Skye Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 2 nights
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Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive

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Edinburgh

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sat), learn about all things military at National Museum of Flight, step into the grandiose world of Tantallon Castle, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, then stroll around Holyrood Park, then contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgian House.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh driving holiday planner.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Edinburgh. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Isle of Skye

— 5 nights
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter). Get outdoors at The Quiraing and The Old Man of Storr. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Kilt Rock, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, take an in-depth tour of Skye Museum of Island Life, and step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Beaches
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