Edinburgh, Inverness & Isle of Skye – 5 day itinerary
Taste of Scotland - 5 day itinerary
This itinerary provides a full taste of Scotland – including the capital city of Edinburgh with its international cuisine, world-class restaurants and outstanding attractions, and the East Highlands, the perfect place from which to explore the famous Speyside whisky region and the beautiful Isle of Skye.
Getting to/from Edinburgh and Inverness
Edinburgh has an international airport served by direct flights from the USA’s East Coast, and regular flights from London and Manchester. Inverness is just 90 minutes from London’s airports and there are daily flights from Gatwick and Heathrow.
Edinburgh is also on the East Coast mainline operated by Virgin Trains East Coast, and a journey to Edinburgh takes only 4 hours 25 minutes from London by train.
For short trips, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, such as this one, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore. The BritRail Spirit of Scotland Pass is the easiest way to travel around Scotland by rail.
This itinerary can be enjoyed using public transport and organised tours.
Edinburgh food tours
Edinburgh highlights and Pickering's Gin Tour
Inverness Day Tour
Rabbie’s Cairngorms National Park & Speyside Whisky Day Tour
Rabbie’s Skye & Eilean Donan Castle Day Tour
For those exploring Britain by train, a BritRail Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to travel. For a single fixed price, pass holders can make unlimited train journeys around the whole country or a region of their choice. BritRail tickets are exclusive to overseas visitors so they will need to buy their ticket before they arrive in the UK.