8 days in Scotland Itinerary

8 days in Scotland Itinerary

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8 days in Scotland Itinerary

Start: Lisbon
Fly + bus:  6​h 45​min
1
Glasgow
— 1 night
bus:  8​h 30​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 2 nights
bus + train:  8​h 30​min
3
Edinburgh
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h
End: Lisbon

1
night
Glasgow

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of The Tenement House and then delve into the distant past at Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Glasgow visit planning website .

Lisbon, Portugal to Glasgow is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon in August, you will find days in Glasgow are much colder (20°C), and nights are a bit cooler (11°C). On the 9th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Antonine Wall Bearsden Bath House
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The Tenement House ©
The Tenement House

2
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.
On the 10th (Sat), take in the dramatic scenery at Lealt Falls, take in the dramatic natural features at Trotternish Ridge, then explore the striking landscape at Quiraing (Hill Walk), and finally step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Portree Parish Church and then take in the awesome beauty at Black Cuillin.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Isle of Skye tour website .

Traveling by car from Glasgow to Isle of Skye takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Isle of Skye, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Duntulm Castle ©
Duntulm Castle
Trotternish Ridge ©
Trotternish Ridge

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nights
Edinburgh

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Craigmillar Castle and Edinburgh Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cragside House and Gardens and Rosslyn Chapel. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, and don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Isle of Skye to Edinburgh in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Rosslyn Chapel, Cragside House and Gardens
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Royal Yacht Britannia ©
Royal Yacht Britannia
Cragside House and Gardens ©
Cragside House and Gardens
Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel

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