20 days in The Hebrides Itinerary

20 days in The Hebrides Itinerary

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20 days in The Hebrides Itinerary

Start: New York City
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  17​h 30​min
1
Tobermory, Isle of Mull
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 10 nights
Drive:  4​h
3
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis
— 5 nights
Fly + Drive:  15​h 15​min
End: New York City

3
nights
Tobermory, Isle of Mull

Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Staffa will get you outdoors. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Calgary Art in Nature and Ardalanish Isle Of Mull Weavers. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Mull Museum, head outdoors with Loch na Keal, identify plant and animal life at Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust, and walk around Aros Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Tobermory road trip planner.

New York City, USA to Tobermory is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Tobermory is 5 hours. Traveling from New York City in April, things will get slightly colder in Tobermory: highs are around 50°F and lows about 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Tobermory

Outdoors Museums Wildlife

Side Trips

Ardalanish Isle Of Mull Weavers, Calgary Art in Nature, Loch na Keal, Staffa
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Calgary Art in Nature ©
Calgary Art in Nature
Staffa ©
Staffa

10
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Loch Coruisk and Kayaking & Canoeing. Step out of the city life by going to Skye Serpentarium and A.C.E Target Sports. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, admire the sheer force of The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, see the interesting displays at Giant Angus MacAskill Museum, and kick back and relax at Talisker Beach.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Tobermory to Isle of Skye takes 5.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Isle of Skye are 56°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Stornoway.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Skye Serpentarium ©
Skye Serpentarium
Loch Coruisk ©
Loch Coruisk
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge

5
nights
Stornoway, Isle of Lewis

Stornoway ©
Escape the urban bustle at Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) and Uig Sands. Discover out-of-the-way places like Butt of Lewis Lighthouse and Isle of Scalpay Lighthouse. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stornoway: Tarbert (Isle of Harris Distillery & Golden Road), Bosta (Bostadh) Iron Age House (in Great Bernera) and Hebscape Gallery (in Ardhasaig).

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Stornoway online itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Isle of Skye to Stornoway takes 4 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 54°F, and evening lows to 41°F. On the 18th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stornoway

Outdoors Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Lewis, Great Bernera, Tarbert, Luskentyre Beach, Hebscape Gallery
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Luskentyre Beach ©
Luskentyre Beach
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse ©
Butt of Lewis Lighthouse
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach) ©
Traigh Bhostadh (Bosta Beach)