Aberdeen Itinerary 6 Days

Explore the best places to visit in 6 days in Aberdeen with this travel itinerary for a memorable experience!

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6 Days in Aberdeen Vacation Guide

Full of attractions ranging from castles to cathedrals and from distilleries to parks, Aberdeen is the place you should be heading to for experiencing the true flavor of Scotland. Brimming with interesting places, this city is the perfect combo of glamour, vibrancy, history and natural beauty. While some might think that 6 days in Aberdeen is a long time, trust us it is not. There is so much to do in the city as well as there are plenty of places worth exploring that lie quite close to Aberdeen. Go through this Aberdeen Itinerary 6 Days to plan your trip better!

Know before you go on a trip to Aberdeen

Six days is a long time to spend and with the wonderful, but slightly unpredictable weather of Aberdeen, it is always recommended that you go prepared. So, dress according to the weather, carry some warm clothes for the evenings and elegant attire for some fine places that you may want to explore. In case you want to enjoy some adventure or sport activities, dress comfortably! Keep a tiny backpack with all your essentials like water bottle, meds, camera and all that you may need while you traverse through Aberdeen. Any amount of time is less to experience the magic of Aberdeen. Having said that, 6 days is enough to get a glimpse of the culture that is hidden beneath the “touristy” spots. Indulge in walking or biking tours, nature stays, restaurant hopping and other such offbeat activities. Keep your plan flexible and make the most of these days in Aberdeen.

What to see in Aberdeen in 6 days?

First three days of local sightseeing in Aberdeen-

St. Machar's Cathedral

A unique place of worship which is believed to be occupy the site of a small Celtic chapel erected by St. Machar himself way back in AD 581, St. Machar’s Cathedral is a true Scottish beauty. Overlooking the magnificent Don River, this fifteenth century cathedral is known for its enormous twin spires, renowned heraldic ceiling and magnificent stained glass. It is the oldest building that is still in active use in Aberdeen.

The University and King's College of Aberdeen

Housed in Old Aberdeen, The University and King's College of Aberdeen is famous for the stone replica of the imperial crown of Charlemagne that sits atop the structure. Founded in 1494, this university features and elegant stone structure consisting of a huge tower, a stone dome, 16th-century oak choir stalls and a wooden ceiling.

Aberdeen Art Gallery

A one-of-its-kind visual arts museum in Aberdeen, Aberdeen Art Gallery features stunning pieces by British artists extending from the 18th century onwards. Also worth seeing is the war memorial housed at the western end of the museum.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum

A place aiming to educate the visitors about Aberdeen’s historic relationship with the sea, Aberdeen Maritime Museum features numerous interactive exhibits and plenty of hands-on activities for all ages. The huge collection of maritime artifacts and paintings at this award-winning museum gives tourists an insight into the various maritime aspects of Aberdeen like petroleum, oil industry and shipbuilding.

Brig o'Balgownie

Brig o'Balgownie, built over River Don, is Scotland's Oldest Bridge. This graceful stone bridge which is a part of Seaton Park was originally built on the orders of Robert the Bruce before it was restored in 1607. Take a walk over this ancient bridge and admire the scenic surroundings!

Castlegate Offering a glimpse into Aberdeen's medieval town, Castlegate is the commercial heart of the city. Observe the old Market Cross called the Mercat Cross, walk down the Union Street and pay a visit to the nearby Provost Skene’s House which is now a history museum and the St. Andrew's Cathedral. You can also have a snack at one of the many cafés adorning this area.

Crathes Castle

A wonderful example of the Scottish baronial-style castles, Crathes Castle, with its oriel windows, corner towers, beautifully painted wooden ceilings, and the lovely gardens, is a popular tourist attraction near Aberdeen. The figurines of ancient heroes, Old Testament characters and famous rulers like Julius Caesar, and Alexander the Great add to the charm of this castle.

Duthie Park and David Welch Winter Gardens

David Welch Winter Gardens located in Duthie Park are one of Europe's largest indoor gardens. Featuring a huge collection of colorful flora and fauna which are sure to leave the visitors delighted, the park consists of various sections like the Victorian Corridor, Corridor of Perfumes, Temperate House, the Fern House, Tropical House and Arid House, and a Japanese Garden.

Day 4- Whiskey Tours

An inherent part of Scotland’s history and culture, whiskey is so much more than just a drink for the Scottish people. Aberdeenshire is located quite close to the legendary whisky-producing region of Speyside and tourists can easily visit this region in a day-long trip. If you think a day’s trip is too much time to spend on a distillery, then you can skip it and simply visit the local yet equally pleasant ‘The Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire’ distillery.

Day 5- North Aberdeenshire and the Moray Coast

Home to various charming fishing towns and villages, the North Aberdeenshire area is perfect to explore in a day. Featuring stunning sandy beaches nestled on the backdrop of towering cliffs, North Aberdeenshire and the Moray Coast are places that are pretty as a picture. These spots are also ideal for wildlife-spotting as numerous species like dolphins inhabit these waters. Visitors can also head to the wonderful Macduff Marine Aquarium which is the deepest seawater tank in Scotland and the super-interesting Museum of Scottish Lighthouses. Moray Coast is just 66 miles away from Aberdeen and so ideal for a day trip.

Day 6- Stonehaven and Dunnottar Castle

Just half-an-hour drive away from Aberdeen, Stonehaven is a funky little town featuring a lively beach, a beautiful harbor and plenty of food options. The majestic Dunnottar Castle sits atop a cliff just two miles south of this town. Famous as the fortress which once hid the Scottish crown jewels — the Honors of Scotland — from Oliver Cromwell’s army, Dunnottar Castle is spectacular, to say the least!

Things you should NOT do in Aberdeen

One thing that you should not do when you are in Aberdeen, is spend too much time huddled up in your hotel room, when the entire city is calling out to you. Compromise on sleep, and explore as much as you can! Don't miss out on the popular tourist attractions, but also take some time out to understand the authentic culture. And last but definitely not the least, don't forget your camera and journal, as recording these special experiences is part of the journey! Also, checkout the best things to do in Aberdeen to have an unforgettable experience.

Modes of transportation in Aberdeen

The best way to explore Aberdeen is on foot. But don’t hesitate to avail of public transport, as the city has excellent transport network. You can also hire a bike or a car, or even take a taxi to get around Aberdeen.

Dining and shopping on holiday in Aberdeen

A vacation of 6 days in Aberdeen gives you ample opportunities to understand, try and indulge in the traditional delicacies. If you don't mind spending a couple of more bucks, opt for one meal to be of fine dining. Ask the locals and your hosts about the speciality of the city, and set out on a gastro-journey! Shopping in Aberdeen is in itself an experience. Look for the city’s best artwork, it’s forte and treat yourself to such trinkets. Apparel, food items, souvenirs... you will have an array of such alluring things to shop for.

Best vacation rentals in Aberdeen for 6 days:

Hotels, hostels, bed and breakfasts, resorts... with such a wide variety of accommodation options in Aberdeen, you will hardly ever have any issues. From budget to luxury, every type is available here. Keep in mind the area, the neighbourhood, and your itinerary, as you don't want to spend too much time commuting. Since you'll be in Aberdeen for quite some time, you can try various types of hotels to have different experiences! Book in advance to get the best deals.

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