15 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

15 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

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15 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Stonehaven
— 4 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

4
nights
Stonehaven

Stonehaven ©
Stonehaven is a town in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Museum-lovers will appreciate Tolbooth Museum and Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum. Explore hidden gems such as Stonehaven Harbour and RSPB Fowlsheugh. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stonehaven: Scolty Hill (in Banchory) and Fettercairn (Encore Dress and Vintage Agency & Fasque Castle). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, appreciate the history behind Stonehaven War Memorial, learn about all things military at Maggie Law Maritime Museum, and contemplate the long history of North Water Viaduct.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Stonehaven trip planner .

Stockholm, Sweden to Stonehaven is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Stonehaven is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Stockholm, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Stonehaven, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ballater.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Fettercairn, St Cyrus, Banchory, Maggie Law Maritime Museum, Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
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. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Balmoral Castle and Kildrummy Castle. Step off the beaten path and head to Burn O'Vat and Mar Lodge Estate. Change things up with these side-trips from Ballater: Platform 22 (in Torphins), Leith Hall, Garden and Estate (in Huntly) and The Butterworth Gallery (in Ballogie). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve, step into the grandiose world of Glenbuchat Castle, tee off at Ballater Golf Club, and trek along Craigendarroch.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Ballater attractions app .

Traveling by car from Stonehaven to Ballater takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fraserburgh.

Things to do in Ballater

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Butterworth Gallery, Platform 22, Mar Lodge Estate, Glenbuchat Castle, Leith Hall, Garden and Estate
Highlights from your plan
Mar Lodge Estate ©
Mar Lodge Estate
Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve ©
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. You'll explore and learn at Fraserburgh Heritage Centre and The Salmon Bothy. You'll get in some beach time at Fraserburgh Beach and Newburgh Seals Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fraserburgh: Knockdhu Distillery, home of anCnoc (in Huntly), Cruden Bay Golf Club (in Cruden Bay (Port Erroll)) and Peterhead (Admiralty Gateway & Peterhead Prison Museum). There's much more to do: explore the historical opulence of Tolquhon Castle, take in the exciting artwork at Portsoy Pottery, identify plant and animal life at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve, and delve into the distant past at Pitsligo Castle.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fraserburgh vacation planning app .

Getting from Ballater to Fraserburgh by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 15th (Mon), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Fraserburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellon, Portsoy, Peterhead, Cruden Bay Golf Club, Newburgh Seals Beach
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Cruden Bay Golf Club ©
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre ©
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre
Sands of Forvie ©
Sands of Forvie