14 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

14 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

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14 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Stonehaven
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ballater
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
3
Fraserburgh
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Stockholm

3
nights
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tolbooth Museum and E Giulianotti. Visit Dunnottar Castle and Crathes Castle for their historical value. When in Stonehaven, make a side trip to see Fasque Castle in Fettercairn, approximately 34 minutes away. The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at RSPB Fowlsheugh, enjoy the sand and surf at St Cyrus Beach, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cowie Chapel, St Mary of the Storms, and learn about all things military at Maggie Law Maritime Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Stonehaven trip maker tool .

Stockholm, Sweden to Stonehaven is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. While traveling from Stockholm, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Stonehaven, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Ballater.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

St Cyrus Beach, Crathes Castle, Maggie Law Maritime Museum, Fasque Castle
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Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
Fasque Castle ©
Fasque Castle
Tolbooth Museum ©
Tolbooth Museum

4
nights
Ballater

Ballater ©
Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. Head to Platform 22 and The Butterworth Galleryfor some retail therapy. Balmoral Castle and St Kentigern’s Church are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Kildrummy Castle (in Alford) and Leith Hall, Garden and Estate (in Huntly). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Mar Lodge Estate, take in the dramatic natural features at Burn O'Vat, play a few rounds at Ballater Golf Club, and pause for some serene contemplation at Glenmuik Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Ballater vacation planner.

Drive from Stonehaven to Ballater in 1.5 hours. June in Ballater sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can drive to Fraserburgh.

Things to do in Ballater

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Butterworth Gallery, Kildrummy Castle, Leith Hall, Garden and Estate, Mar Lodge Estate, Platform 22
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Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve ©
Mar Lodge Estate ©
Mar Lodge Estate
Kildrummy Castle ©
Kildrummy Castle

6
nights
Fraserburgh

Fraserburgh ©
Fraserburgh is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland with a population recorded in the 2001 Census at 12,454 and estimated at 12,630 in 2006. Do some cultural sightseeing at Tolquhon Castle and Fraserburgh Heritage Centre. Admiralty Gateway and Pitsligo Castle will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Knockdhu Distillery, home of anCnoc (in Huntly), Cruden Bay Golf Club (in Cruden Bay (Port Erroll)) and Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead). There's still lots to do: stroll through Fraserburgh Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at Sands of Forvie, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The GlenDronach Distillery, and take in the exciting artwork at Tolquhon Gallery.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Fraserburgh itinerary builder app .

Traveling by car from Ballater to Fraserburgh takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Fraserburgh are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 14th (Sun), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Fraserburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellon, Portsoy, Peterhead, The GlenDronach Distillery, Cruden Bay Golf Club
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Cruden Bay Golf Club ©
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre ©
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre
Sands of Forvie ©
Sands of Forvie