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Isle of Skye

Isle of Skye Panoramic Road

Kyle of Lochalsh - Portree - Uig - Dunvegan

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Landscape Landscape
Security Security
Benefit-stress ratio Benefit-stress ratio
Comfort Comfort
Road conditions Road conditions
Beach Beach
Culture Culture
Historical sites Historical sites
Isle of Skye Panoramic Road ACTIVATE MAP Stages4 km231 h/stage0.9

Best months to drive

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Road Trip Costs

How much does it cost to go on a Isle of Skye Panoramic Road in Scotland?

Economy
Low budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 45EUR drive & more 25EUR sleep & more 77EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 198EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 243EUR
Standard
Mid budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 72EUR drive & more 38EUR sleep & more 154EUR eat & more 144EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 336EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 408EUR
Premium
High budget options by car rental, accommodation and catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 126EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 220EUR eat & more 192EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 475EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 601EUR
Camper
On the road in RV, overnight at camp grounds with self-catering. In- and Out-bound travel expenses are not included.
rent & more 225EUR drive & more 63EUR sleep & more 55EUR eat & more 96EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) 214EUR Total (est. for 2 prs.) incl. rented car 439EUR
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Isle of Skye Panoramic Road Itinerary

Take in the stunning beauty of Scotland's Isle of Skye on the Isle of Skye Panoramic Road Trip. Starting in the city of Kyle of Lochalsh, this 144 mile journey will take you through the towns of Portree, Uig and Dunvegan. Along the way, you'll be treated to some of the most spectacular landscapes in Scotland, with heather-covered hills, rugged coastlines, and picturesque lochs. The best time to take the road trip is during the summer months, when the days are long and the scenery is at its most vibrant. The roads are generally in good condition and suitable for any driver. The Isle of Skye Panoramic Road Trip is a great way to experience the beauty of Scotland's Inner Hebrides. The journey is sure to provide you with plenty of memories that will last a lifetime - but it does come with a higher price tag. The recommended time for completing the trip is one day, but you may wish to take more time to really appreciate the stunning views.
number of days 1 number of days
route length 231 km route length
budget high budget
good for family good for
traffic direction on the left traffic direction
accident level moderate accident level

START Kyle of Lochalsh

Distance 231 km Driving time 3.5 h Pace: fast 69.3 kWh Airports INV
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Kyle of Lochalsh is a charming little town in Scotland, situated at the start of the stunning Isle of Skye Panoramic Road. It is a popular destination for tourists, who come to explore the picturesque landscape of the region. The town lies at the mouth of Loch Alsh, making it a great spot for boat trips and fishing. Visitors can also take advantage of the breathtaking views of the surrounding mountains and lochs. There are plenty of things to do in the area, including walking and cycling routes, wildlife watching and visiting historical sites. For those arriving by air, the closest international airport is Inverness Airport (INV). Car rental services are available at this airport, making it easy to explore the region at your own pace. Kyle of Lochalsh is the perfect place to start your journey along the stunning Isle of Skye Panoramic Road. Visitors can explore the majestic mountains and lochs, wander through historical sites, and enjoy the vibrant wildlife of the region. With its convenient location and easy access to car rentals, Kyle of Lochalsh is the ideal starting point for an unforgettable road trip.

1 Kyle of Lochalsh - Portree

Distance 55 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: fast 16.5 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the Kyle of Lochalsh to Portree road trip! This 34-mile journey is a great way to experience some of Scotland's most stunning scenery. You'll have plenty of time to take in the sights along the way, with the drive taking less than an hour. As you make your way from Kyle of Lochalsh to Portree, you'll be surrounded by beautiful landscapes and historical sites. The ruins of the 13th-century Eilean Donan Castle are a must-see, as is the village of Plockton with its picturesque harbor. There are also plenty of opportunities to spot some of Scotland's native wildlife along the way. Your journey will end in the charming town of Portree, where you can explore its colorful harbor and take in the stunning views of the surrounding hills. Don't forget to visit the local museum to learn more about the area's rich history and culture. Make sure to keep an eye out for other attractions on your journey - there are plenty of hidden gems to be found! For more information about what to see and do along the route, check out the itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your road trip!

2 Portree - Uig

Distance 55 km Driving time 1.1 h Pace: modest 14.2 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the road trip stage between Portree and Uig! This scenic route will take you through the stunning landscapes of Scotland, with a driving time of less than an hour and a distance of 34 miles. As you start your journey in Portree, take a moment to admire the colorful harbor, bustling with activity. Then, make sure to visit the beautiful Kilt Rock, a stunning cliff formation with a waterfall cascading down its side. You can also visit the iconic Old Man of Storr, a rocky pinnacle with a unique silhouette. Your next stop is Uig, a charming fishing village with a picturesque harbor. Here, you can explore the Uig Sands, a stunning beach with golden sand and crystal clear waters. You can also visit Dunvegan Castle, a medieval fortress with a rich history. Throughout your journey, make sure to take in the stunning landscapes of Scotland. From the rolling hills to the majestic mountains, you will be amazed by the beauty of the Scottish countryside. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please consult the Itinerary for this stage. Enjoy your journey!

3 Uig - Dunvegan

Distance 44 km Driving time 0.7 h Pace: fast 13.3 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome road-trippers! Are you ready for a spectacular journey? Get ready to embark on a 28mi drive from Uig, Scotland to Dunvegan in less than an hour! This stage of your tour is full of interesting places to explore. In Uig, you can visit the Uig Museum and learn about the history and culture of the area. You can also visit the Uig Tower, a stunning example of 16th-century architecture. As you drive to Dunvegan, make sure to stop at the Dunvegan Castle and Gardens. This is one of the oldest inhabited castles in Scotland and its gardens are a must-see. You can also visit the Dunvegan Headland and take in the breathtaking views of the coastline. Finally, make sure to visit the MacLeod Tables, a set of ancient standing stones located in Dunvegan. This is a great place to take a break and enjoy the scenery. For more information about attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the Itinerary of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

4 Dunvegan - Kyle of Lochalsh

Distance 77 km Driving time 1.0 h Pace: fast 23.0 kWh View map Itinerary
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Welcome to the Dunvegan-Kyle of Lochalsh road trip stage! This 48mi journey will take you less than an hour, so you'll have plenty of time to explore the sights and sounds of these two Scottish locations. Start off your trip in Dunvegan, where you'll find the iconic Dunvegan Castle, the ancestral home of the Chiefs of the Clan MacLeod. Here you'll be able to explore the castle's rich history and beautiful gardens. As you make your way to Kyle of Lochalsh, keep an eye out for historical sites like the ruins of the ancient Castle Moil and the Eilean Donan Castle. When you arrive in Kyle of Lochalsh, you'll be able to take in the stunning views of the Isle of Skye, the Cuillin Mountains, and the Kyle of Lochalsh Bridge. For more information on attractions, accommodation options, recommended restaurants, and campsites along the route, please refer to the "Itinerary" of this stage. Enjoy your journey!

  Kyle of Lochalsh

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At the end of the stunning Isle of Skye Panoramic Road lies Kyle of Lochalsh, a picturesque village located in the northwest Scottish Highlands. It is a popular destination for travelers looking to enjoy the breathtaking scenery, natural beauty, and outdoor activities the area has to offer. One of Kyle of Lochalsh's main attractions is the Skye Bridge, a cable-stayed bridge that connects the village to the Isle of Skye. The bridge offers visitors a stunning view of the Sound of Raasay and the surrounding landscape. Just a few miles away is the historic Eilean Donan Castle, one of Scotland's most iconic and important castles. The castle is surrounded by three sea lochs and is connected to the mainland by a stone causeway. Visitors can take a guided tour of the castle and learn about its history and culture. The nearby village of Plockton is also worth a visit. This quaint fishing village is known for its colorful houses, beautiful harbor, and delicious seafood. A short drive away is the Fairy Pools, a series of stunningly blue, crystal-clear pools created by the River Brittle. For those traveling to Kyle of Lochalsh by car, the closest international airport is Inverness Airport (INV). The airport is just an hour drive from the village and offers flights to major cities in the UK, Europe, and North America. Whether traveling to Kyle of Lochalsh by car or by plane, visitors are sure to be captivated by the area's stunning scenery and culture. With its bridge, castle, and beautiful natural attractions, Kyle of Lochalsh is a must-see destination at the end of the Isle of Skye Panoramic Road.

Isle of Skye Panoramic Road at a glance

No doubt our Isle of Skye Panoramic Road will become a great inspiration for your future holiday excursions.
It is a ready-made idea that can be conveniently expanded into a complete tour – all things are possible.
If car travel is a travel option you prefer, there are a number of essential traffic regulations to follow and a bunch of elements to keep in mind to make your trip smooth and safe. These tips will also become useful for holidayers who are considering renting a vehicle or hiring a camper.
When on a tour around Scotland, there are numerous road rules to be kept in mind. When moving around Scotland in a car, try to stay away from spirits at all. Holidaymakers ought to remember that the amount of alcohol that the driver can consume is not very high and cannot exceed 0.8‰. When travelling around urban areas, the maximum speed is 48km/h. Outside the cities, travellers can travel at the maximum car speed of 96km/h. Avoid exceeding the maximum speed of 112km/h while on highways. Driving with your headlights on at daytime and having a fire extinguisher and first aid kit greatly increase the safety of you and your passengers.
The majority of holidaymakers wonder about the costs of the whole trip. The final cost of the whole undertaking can vary depending on the budget option that you go for. A wide range of budget options is presented below.
If you go for the budget option, you need to pay the maximum of 25 EUR for fuel to cover the planned 231km while travelling around Scotland. Economy accommodation options may cost holidaymakers roughly 77 EUR. If you go for this option, the average costs of restaurants and food are 96 EUR. Travellers will have to pay about 45 EUR if they go for the cheapest car rental offer as well. Thus, going for vehicle rental will increase the costs of the road trip from roughly 198 EUR to around 243 EUR.
Travellers who are looking for greater comfort and the standard option will pay around 38 EUR for the fuel needed to cover the road trip. If you are into standard accommodation options, you should remember that the expenses can amount up to approximately 154 EUR. Tourists can expect that the standard option in terms of restaurants and food will cost around 144 EUR. Travellers who want to cover the trip in a standard hire vehicle can expect a cost of approximately 72 EUR. Summing up the standard offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 408 EUR for holidayers who would like to try vehicle hire and 336 EUR for those who are not interested in rental.
Holidayers who are into the highest level of convenience will be pleased with the premium option. When it comes to this offer, the estimated cost of the road trip will total around 601 EUR for travellers who are considering car hire and 336 EUR for those who will not be renting. Travellers who would like to cover the tour in a premium rental car can expect a cost of approximately 126 EUR. When it comes to the top standard version of the tour, you need to spend the maximum of 63 EUR on the gasoline needed to cover the itinerary. You should expect to pay roughly 220 EUR for accommodation and 192 EUR for food and restaurants if you are interested in the highest standard of services during your tour.
Our tour can be easily adjusted to the expectations of all camper lovers. If you choose this transport option, the expenses may amount to roughly 225 EUR. Holidaymakers will spend roughly 63 EUR on gasoline allowing to cover all stages of the tour. Travellers who choose camper hire should expect to pay about 55 EUR for accommodation and roughly 96 EUR for expenses connected with food.
The Road Trip Costs section presents all the above costs in detail.
If Isle of Skye Panoramic Road has sparked your creativity, there is abundance of thrilling adventures on our website. We hope that the wide spectrum of ideas will definitely measure up to the expectations of the most demanding holidaymakers.

Facts for safer driving in Scotland

drink drive limit drink drive limit 0.8
max speed urban max speed urban 48 km/h
max speed rural max speed rural 96 km/h
max speed highway max speed highway 112 km/h
headlights at daytime headlights at daytime off
fire extinguisher fire extinguisher no
tolls tolls yes
seat belts seat belts yes

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