5 days in Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Itinerary

5 days in Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Itinerary

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5 days in Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye Itinerary

Start: George
Fly + Drive:  23​h 45​min
1
Glenelg
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Isle of Skye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Inverness
— 1 night
Fly:  22​h
End: George

1
day
Glenelg

Glenelg ©
Glenelg is a scattered community area and civil parish in the Lochalsh area of Highland in western Scotland. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): look for gifts at All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop and then step into the grandiose world of Eilean Donan Castle.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Glenelg trip planner.

George, South Africa to Glenelg is an approximately 24-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from George to Glenelg due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Glenelg

Historic Sites Nightlife Shopping

Side Trips

Eilean Donan Castle, All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop
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Eilean Donan Castle ©
Eilean Donan Castle
All The Goodness Coffee & Bakeshop ©

1
night
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 21st (Sat), take in the dramatic natural features at The Old Man of Storr and then explore the historical opulence of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye online itinerary builder .

Getting from Glenelg to Isle of Skye by car takes about 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to go by car to Inverness.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
The Old Man of Storr ©
The Old Man of Storr

1
night
Inverness

Inverness ©
Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): contemplate the long history of Urquhart Castle, contemplate the long history of Fort George, then take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, and finally step into the grandiose world of Cawdor Castle.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Inverness tour itinerary planner .

Getting from Isle of Skye to Inverness by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of car and train. In December, daily temperatures in Inverness can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Inverness

Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Cawdor Castle, Culloden Battlefield, Urquhart Castle
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Urquhart Castle ©
Urquhart Castle
Culloden Battlefield ©
Culloden Battlefield
Cawdor Castle ©
Cawdor Castle

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