9 days in Isle of Skye & Fort William Itinerary

9 days in Isle of Skye & Fort William Itinerary

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Fly to Inverness, Bus to Isle of Skye
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Isle of Skye
— 4 nights
Drive
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Fort William
— 4 nights
Bus to Glasgow, Fly to London Heathrow

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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 Isle of Skye's surroundings by going to Urquhart Castle (in Drumnadrochit), Plockton (Plockton Harbour & Plockton Seal Trips) and Eilean Donan Castle (in Kyle of Lochalsh). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at The Quiraing, take in the dramatic scenery at The Fairy Pools, Glen Brittle, Isle of Skye, step into the grandiose world of Dunvegan Castle & Gardens, and stop by Skye Batiks.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Isle of Skye trip planning website.

London to Isle of Skye is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from London in September: highs in Isle of Skye hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 11°C. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Fort William.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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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. Change things up with these side-trips from Fort William: Cairngorm Mountain (in Aviemore), Highland Titles Nature Reserve (in Duror) and Oban (McCaig's Tower & Oban Distillery). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, brush up on your military savvy at The Commando Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at MacIntosh Parish Church, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Nevis Range Mountain Resort.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Fort William journey maker.

Drive from Isle of Skye to Fort William in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fort William

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trips