9 days in Glasgow, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

9 days in Glasgow, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

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Glasgow
— 2 nights
2
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights

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Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): appreciate the history behind National Wallace Monument, then explore the ancient world of Mar's Wark, and then explore the historical opulence of Doune Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, explore the world behind art at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then take a stroll through Glasgow West End.

To see more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Glasgow holiday planner.

Chicago, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central Standard Time (CST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is 6 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 48°F, while at night they dip to 36°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Stirling
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National Wallace Monument ©
National Wallace Monument
Doune Castle ©
Doune Castle
The Necropolis ©
The Necropolis

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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Neist Point and The Old Man of Storr. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Trumpan Church and Dunvegan Castle & Gardens. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, look for gifts at The Croft Studio Dunvegan Isle of Skye, and take in the exciting artwork at JR Art Gallery (Jeremy Rossiter).

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye tour builder app.

Getting from Glasgow to Isle of Skye by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 49°F, and evening lows to 41°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Neist Point ©
Neist Point
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

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Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 17th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Rosslyn Chapel. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, then step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh vacation website.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Isle of Skye in November since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 35°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Rosslyn Chapel
Find places to stay Nov 17 — 19:
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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