8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Edinburgh
— 3 nights
2
Fort William
— 1 night
3
Isle of Skye
— 3 nights

3
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: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and make a trip to The Royal Mile.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Edinburgh online travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Edinburgh. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Fort William.

Things to do in Edinburgh

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

1
night
Fort William

Fort William ©
Fort William is the second largest settlement in the Highlands of Scotland with around 10,000 inhabitants – and the largest town: only the city of Inverness is larger.Fort William is a major tourist centre, with Glen Coe just to the south, Aonach Mòr to the east and Glenfinnan to the west, on the Road to the Isles. Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, thenexplore the activities along Loch Linnhe Picnic Area, thentake in the awesome beauty at Ben Nevis, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Steall Waterfall.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Fort William road trip site.

Traveling by car from Edinburgh to Fort William takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks Nature Museums

Side Trips

Glencoe, Loch Linnhe Picnic Area
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Glen Coe ©
Glen Coe
Steall Waterfall ©
Steall Waterfall
Glencoe Folk Museum ©
Glencoe Folk Museum

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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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Isle of Skye: Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh), Attadale Gardens (in Strathcarron) and Plockton Harbour (in Plockton). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at The Quiraing, explore the activities along Loch Portree, look for gifts at Isle of Skye Candle Company, and take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Isle of Skye travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Fort William to Isle of Skye takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around °C in August, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive back home.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, Attadale Gardens, Plockton Harbour
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The Quiraing ©
The Quiraing
Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
Attadale Gardens ©
Attadale Gardens

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