8 days in Edinburgh & Isle of Skye Itinerary

8 days in Edinburgh & Isle of Skye Itinerary

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8 days in Edinburgh & Isle of Skye Itinerary

Edinburgh
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h
Isle of Skye
— 5 nights
Drive:  5​h
Edinburgh

2
days
Edinburgh

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 12th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Flight, step into the grandiose world of Tantallon Castle, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Rosslyn Chapel. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Portrait Gallery, then step into the grandiose world of Holyrood Park, then contemplate the long history of Grassmarket, and finally contemplate the long history of Georgian House.

To see where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh online itinerary creator.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Edinburgh. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Sightseeing Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

North Berwick, Rosslyn Chapel
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Rosslyn Chapel
Holyrood Park
Scottish National Portrait Gallery

6
days
Isle of Skye

Get some cultural insight at Skye Museum of Island Life and Duntulm Castle. Step out of the city life by going to Claigan Coral Beach and Quiraing (Hill Walk).

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye vacation trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. August in Isle of Skye sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Sightseeing
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The Old Man of Storr
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens

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