On a clear day this is a stunning and varied island. On a wet and cloudy day it is still atmospheric, but the views are not so good! Many of the roads are narrow and it takes longer to drive to places than you think. I would split the island into trips, don’t try to do too much. These are just suggestions, there are loads of beautiful and more remote places to visit on Skye. Enjoy this wonderful island, but don’t gallop through it – take some time to ‘stand and stare’.
Portree – capital of Skye
Neist Point – amazing light house on the NW coast.
Dunvegan Castle – Seat of the Clan MacLeod on the NW coast
Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall (near Staffin on NE coast)
Dinosaur Footprints (near Staffin, low tide only and be prepared to search!)
Fairy Pools – beautiful small waterfalls. (Can be busy)
Elgol and a boat trip to Loch Coruisk (to my mind one of the most beautiful places in the world.)
Armadale Pier – boat trips and a couple of nice craft shops.
Lunch at the Isle Ornsay Hotel
Dunscaith Castle ruin – Tokavaig on the SW coast. True wilderness, 8 miles along a rough single track road.