15 days in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Isle of Skye Itinerary

15 days in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Isle of Skye Itinerary

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Start: Perth
Fly:  23 h
1
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Train:  1 h
2
Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
3
Isle of Skye
— 7 nights
+3
Bus + Train + Foot + Fly:  29 h
End: Perth

4
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh planning app.

Perth, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 23- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. The time zone changes from Australian Western Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -8 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Perth in July since evenings lows in Edinburgh dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
The Royal Mile ©
The Royal Mile
Walking tours

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel, admire the masterpieces at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, and then admire the natural beauty at Glasgow Botanic Gardens.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning site.

Take a train from Edinburgh to Glasgow in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Glasgow can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Museums Parks
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Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum ©
Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel ©
The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel
Glasgow Botanic Gardens ©
Glasgow Botanic Gardens

7
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Maelrubha's Chapel), Morar Beach (in Morar) and Haggard Alley (in Mallaig). There's still lots to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Attadale Gardens, admire the sheer force of Invermoriston Falls, get your game on at A.C.E Target Sports, and make a trip to Plockton Harbour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Isle of Skye road trip planning site.

You can drive from Glasgow to Isle of Skye in 4.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Glasgow in July, expect nights in Isle of Skye to be about the same, around 12°C, while days are little chillier, around 19°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fort Augustus, Arisaig, Applecross, Mallaig, Drumnadrochit
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Camusdarach Beach ©
Camusdarach Beach
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens
Boat Tours & Water Sports

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