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
Drive
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Glasgow
— 1 night
Drive
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Isle of Skye
— 7 nights
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Bus to Inverness, Bus Station, Train to Dyce, Fly to Perth

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Edinburgh — 4 nights

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.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Glasgow — 1 night

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.
Museums · Parks
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Morar Beach (in Morar), Haggard Alley (in Mallaig) and Arisaig (Camusdarach Beach & Maelrubha's Chapel). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, steep yourself in history at Fort Augustus Abbey, and admire the natural beauty at Attadale Gardens.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye trip maker.

Getting from Glasgow to Isle of Skye by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Glasgow in July: highs in Isle of Skye hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 12°C. You will have some time to spend on the 31st (Sat) before leaving for home.
Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Side Trips
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