16 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

16 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

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16 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

Start: Stockholm
Fly + Drive:  10 h 45 min
1
Stonehaven
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
2
Ballater
— 5 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. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Tolbooth Museum and Fasque Castle. Get outdoors at RSPB Fowlsheugh and Scolty Hill. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Stonehaven: Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum (in Johnshaven) and Encore Dress and Vintage Agency (in Fettercairn). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Dunnottar Castle, delve into the distant past at Cowie Chapel, St Mary of the Storms, appreciate the history behind Stonehaven War Memorial, and look for gifts at E Giulianotti.

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Stockholm, Sweden to Stonehaven is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Stockholm in June, plan for little chillier days in Stonehaven, with highs around 18°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Ballater.

Things to do in Stonehaven

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Banchory, Fettercairn, Maggie Law Maritime Museum, Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum
Highlights from your plan
Dunnottar Woods ©
Dunnottar Woods
Fasque Castle ©
Fasque Castle
Tolbooth Museum ©
Tolbooth Museum

5
nights
Ballater

Ballater ©
Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. Escape the urban bustle at Burn O'Vat and Craigendarroch. Discover out-of-the-way places like Muir of Dinnet National Nature Reserve and Mar Lodge Estate. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ballater: Kildrummy Castle (in Alford), Leith Hall, Garden and Estate (in Huntly) and The Butterworth Gallery (in Ballogie). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Balmoral Castle, contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Muick, savor the flavors at Platform 22, and play a few rounds at Ballater Golf Club.

For traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Ballater trip itinerary maker app .

Drive from Stonehaven to Ballater in 1.5 hours. In June in Ballater, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Fraserburgh.

Things to do in Ballater

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

The Butterworth Gallery, Platform 22, Glenbuchat Castle, Leith Hall, Garden and Estate, Mar Lodge Estate
Highlights from your plan
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. Tolquhon Castle and Admiralty Gateway will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fraserburgh Heritage Centre and Pitsligo Castle. Explore Fraserburgh's surroundings by going to Knockdhu Distillery, home of anCnoc (in Huntly), Cruden Bay Golf Club (in Cruden Bay (Port Erroll)) and Peterhead Prison Museum (in Peterhead). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Fraserburgh Beach, look for all kinds of wild species at RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve, view the masterpieces at Portsoy Pottery, and see the interesting displays at The Salmon Bothy.

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Drive from Ballater to Fraserburgh in 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in June, and nighttime lows around 10°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Fraserburgh

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Ellon, Portsoy, Peterhead, RSPB Scotland Loch of Strathbeg nature reserve, Buchan Ness Lighthouse
Highlights from your plan
Cruden Bay Golf Club ©
Cruden Bay Golf Club
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre ©
Fraserburgh Heritage Centre
Sands of Forvie ©
Sands of Forvie