3 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

3 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

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3 days in Aberdeenshire Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
1
Aberdeen
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Ballater
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
End: Aberdeen

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Aberdeen

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): take in nature's colorful creations at David Welch Winter Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Dunnottar Castle, then examine the collection at Aberdeen Maritime Museum, and finally take in the views from Wellington Suspension Bridge. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Peterhead Prison Museum, then wander the streets of Footdee (Fittie), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Blairs Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Aberdeen trip tool .

The Route module shows you all the different ways you can get to Aberdeen. In August, daytime highs in Aberdeen are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ballater.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Dunnottar Castle, Peterhead Prison Museum
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Aberdeen Maritime Museum ©
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
Dunnottar Castle ©
Dunnottar Castle
David Welch Winter Gardens ©
David Welch Winter Gardens

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Ballater

Ballater ©
Ballater is a burgh in Aberdeenshire, Scotland on the River Dee, immediately east of the Cairngorm Mountains. Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Loch Muick, sample the fine beverages at Royal Lochnagar Distillery, then explore the historical opulence of Balmoral Castle, and finally appreciate the history behind War Memorial.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Ballater trip planning site .

Getting from Aberdeen to Ballater by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, daytime highs in Ballater are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Ballater

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

War Memorial
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Loch Muick ©
Loch Muick
Balmoral Castle ©
Balmoral Castle
Royal Lochnagar Distillery ©
Royal Lochnagar Distillery