15 days in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Isle of Skye Itinerary

15 days in Edinburgh, Glasgow & Isle of Skye Itinerary

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Edinburgh
— 4 nights
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Glasgow
— 1 night
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Isle of Skye
— 7 nights
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Edinburgh — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh travel planner.

Perth, Australia to Edinburgh is an approximately 23-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Australian Western Standard Time (AWST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 8 hours. Traveling from Perth in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Edinburgh, with lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Glasgow.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Glasgow — 1 night

Scotland's Style Capital

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 find reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Glasgow trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Edinburgh to Glasgow in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. 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.
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Isle of Skye — 7 nights

Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Isle of Skye side-trips: Morar Beach (in Morar), Haggard Alley (in Mallaig) and Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Maelrubha's Chapel). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Eilean Donan Castle, admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens, go for a walk through Duirinish and Drumbuie Coastal Walk, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Isle of Skye trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Glasgow in July, you will find days in Isle of Skye are a bit cooler (19°C), and nights are about the same (12°C). You'll have a few hours on the 31st (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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