9 days in Glasgow, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

9 days in Glasgow, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

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9 days in Glasgow, Isle of Skye & Edinburgh Itinerary

Start: Chicago
Fly + bus:  21​h 15​min
1
Glasgow
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights
bus + train:  5​h
3
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Chicago

2
nights
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): contemplate the long history of The National Wallace Monument, contemplate the long history of Mar's Wark, and then step into the grandiose world of Doune Castle. On the next day, stroll the grounds of The Necropolis, then admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Glasgow West End.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Glasgow travel itinerary creator.

Chicago, USA to Glasgow is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Chicago to Glasgow. November in Glasgow sees daily highs of 49°F and lows of 38°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

3
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.
Get outdoors at Neist Point and Quiraing (Hill Walk). Do some cultural sightseeing at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Trumpan Church.

To see ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Isle of Skye takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

#Parks, #Nature, #Historic Sites
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Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

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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. On your second day here, get to know the fascinating history of 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 find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edinburgh online itinerary creator.

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. Traveling from Isle of Skye in November, plan for a bit cooler nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 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
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
Edinburgh Old Town ©
Edinburgh Old Town

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