8 days in Aberdeenshire & New York City Itinerary

8 days in Aberdeenshire & New York City Itinerary

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8 days in Aberdeenshire & New York City Itinerary

Start: Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Train:  2​h 15​min
1
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
2
New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Edinburgh, United Kingdom

2
nights
Aberdeen, United Kingdom

Aberdeen ©
The powerhouse of the northeast, Aberdeen is a prosperous urban center fueled by a thriving petroleum industry.
On the 4th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Blairs Museum, then relax in the rural setting at Aberdeenshire Highland Beef, and then enjoy some diversion at Bubble Soccer Scotland. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Benholm and Johnshaven Heritage Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at St Cyrus Beach, then explore the activities along Loch Muick, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Kentigern’s Church.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Aberdeen day trip site .

Edinburgh to Aberdeen is an approximately 2.5-hour train ride. You can also drive; or take a bus. January in Aberdeen sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. On the 6th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Parks Nature Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Ballater, Battle of Harlaw Monument, Glen Garioch Distillery, Aberdeenshire Highland Beef, St Cyrus Beach
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Loch Muick ©
Loch Muick
Glen Garioch Distillery ©
Glen Garioch Distillery
Aberdeenshire Highland Beef ©
Aberdeenshire Highland Beef

5
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, shopping, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Central Park, appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument, don't miss a visit to Rockefeller Center, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the New York City holiday builder tool .

Getting from Aberdeen to New York City by flight takes about 13.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in New York City, with lows around -5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Empire State Building ©
Empire State Building

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