12 days in Scotland Itinerary

12 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 2 nights
2
Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
3
Balloch
— 5 nights

2
nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, thenidentify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, and then steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Edinburgh Old Town, thentake in the local highlights with Walking tours, thenstep into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience.

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Rayleigh to Edinburgh is an approximately 4.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In July, Edinburgh is little chillier than Rayleigh - with highs of °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Tours

Side Trip

Dalhousie Castle Falconry
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Edinburgh Castle ©
Edinburgh Castle
Arthur's Seat ©
Arthur's Seat
Dalhousie Castle Falconry ©
Dalhousie Castle Falconry

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Loch Maree and The Old Man of Storr. Change things up with these side-trips from Isle of Skye: Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan), Beinn Liath Mhor (in Strathcarron) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, explore the activities along Loch Portree, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Talisker Distillery, and admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Isle of Skye takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Edinburgh in July, plan for slightly colder days in Isle of Skye, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Balloch.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ratagan to Glenelg, Beinn Liath Mhor, Loch Maree, Eilean Donan Castle
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Loch Maree ©
Loch Maree
Neist Point ©
Neist Point

5
nights
Balloch

Balloch ©
Get in touch with nature at Strathblane Falconry and Conic Hill. Explore Balloch's surroundings by going to Greenock Yellow House (in Greenock), Loch Eck (in Loch Eck) and Puck's Glen (in Benmore).

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Balloch road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Balloch takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. On the 5th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Balloch

Parks Wildlife Shopping

Side Trips

Greenock Yellow House, Loch Eck, Strathblane Falconry, Glen Etive, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church
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Strathblane Falconry ©
Strathblane Falconry
Glen Etive ©
Glen Etive
Puck's Glen ©
Puck's Glen

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