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Scotland Tours in September

From the spirited Highland Games festival to hikes at famous attractions like the Old Man of Storr on Skye, there’s so much to see and do on Scotland tours in September.

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VISITING SCOTLAND IN SEPTEMBER

The advantages of Scotland tours in September are plenty: as the busy summer travel season winds down at this time of year, you can enjoy all the major attractions with fewer crowds and less traffic for road trips. That doesn’t mean September feels any less like summer though; you can still enjoy nice weather and events like the Highland Games, a series of traditional athletic competitions (with lots of kilts!) held throughout the Scottish Highlands on weekends in September.

With all the different ways you could experience Scotland's scenery and culture, it's good to trust your Scotland tour in September to Nordic Visitor, a travel agency with knowledgeable staff in Scotland's capital city Edinburgh. We specialise in tailor-made travel experiences in Scotland, with a variety of self-drive and guided tour packages designed by our very own local travel experts. Whatever your interests -- whisky, castles or Scottish heritage, for example -- you'll have all of your local travel arrangements taken care of along with a personalised itinerary to guide your adventures in Scotland in September.

Ready to start planning your September trip to Scotland? Keep browsing below for tour ideas and travel tips for visiting Scotland in September.

 

— WHY US?

Why book with Nordic Visitor

  • Hassle-free & seamless travel experience
  • Flexible & customisable tour options
  • Value for your money
  • Professional service from local experts

 

Experience Scotland on a road trip

Explore the Highlands and beyond on a self-drive tour. You do the driving, we handle your accommodations, route planning and any itinerary customisations. Tours come with a hand-marked map, free GPS, attractions guide and more.

Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
Apr - Oct

Classic Scotland

1290GBP

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1085GBP

Eur

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Best seller
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye

1085GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Best seller
Self-drive
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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Best seller
17 days / 16 nights
Apr - Oct

Grand Tour of Scotland

2404GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Self-drive
14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

Eur

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14 days / 13 nights
Apr - Oct

Complete Scotland

1962GBP

Eur

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Visit Scotland on a small group tour

Want to travel with a witty local guide and make some new friends along the way? Check out these guided small group tours, with maximum 16 travellers and transportation in a comfy mini-coach. Departures are 100% guaranteed.

Scotland
Best seller
Guided Groups
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)
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Best seller
10 days / 9 nights
May - Sep

Highlights of Scotland

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Scotland
Guided Groups
6 days / 5 nights
Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)

2002GBP

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6 days / 5 nights
Jun - Sep

Islay Whisky Adventure

2002GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Guided Groups
7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

Pace Level Level 2 (Classic)
Activity Level Level 2 (Moderate)
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7 days / 6 nights
Jun - Sep

Wonders of Scotland

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Explore Scotland on a Private Tour

Enjoy more Scottish cultural insights on a privately guided tour with a local driving you around in style. Tours are fully customisable and ideal for those interested in Scotch whisky, Scottish cuisine, Outlander film locations and more.

Scotland
Privately Guided
8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3639GBP

Eur

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8 days / 7 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Highlands & Isle of Skye - Private

3639GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Express Scotland - Private

2581GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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4 days / 3 nights
Apr - Oct

Scottish Lochs & Castles with a Local

1389GBP

Eur

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Scotland
Privately Guided
6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

Eur

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6 days / 5 nights
Apr - Oct

Isle of Skye Exclusive

2252GBP

Eur

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Experience Scotland your way

We have tours for all varieties of travel styles and interests. See our options for exploring Scotland below.

WEATHER IN SCOTLAND IN SEPTEMBER & DAYLIGHT HOURS

The weather in Scotland in September tends to be mild with an average temperature of about 12 °C (53°F). Does it snow in Scotland in September? There may be some snow on mountain peaks, otherwise rain is far more common this time of year. Wondering what to pack for Scotland in September? We recommend bringing a good rain jacket and plenty of layers to adapt to quickly changing weather conditions. Also, if you plan to do some hiking in Scotland in September, make sure to bring good walking shoes or hiking shoes, preferably waterproof.

As for sightseeing and driving in Scotland in September, you’ll have plenty of daylight hours for your outdoor activities. With sunrise in Scotland in September starting around 7 AM and sunset at 7:45 PM, you can expect over 12.5 hours of daylight for your adventures.

WHERE TO GO & WHAT TO DO IN SCOTLAND IN SEPTEMBER

Since the weather and daylight conditions are both good at this time of year, there are endless options of places to visit in Scotland in September and activities to enjoy around the country. Feel like exploring the sights on a road trip? Where to go in Scotland in September on your drive all depends on how many days you have and your preferred pace of travel.

With about a week on a Nordic Visitor self-drive tour starting from Edinburgh, the best places to visit in Scotland in September are the Scottish Highlands and surrounding regions. With overnights in Highland areas like  Fort William, Inverness and Loch Lomond, you can enjoy some of the most popular things to do in Scotland in September, such as visiting the mythical Loch Ness in Fort Augustus, the picture-perfect Eilean Donan Castle and Ben Nevis, the highest mountain of the British Isles. You can also visit the Isle of Skye and see its famous landscapes like the Old Man of Storr and Kilt Rock.

With a September tour of Scotland by car in 10 days or more you can extend your journey to the “Castle Trail” area of Aberdeenshire and travel further from the mainland to more secluded isles, like the Orkney Islands.



Want to travel in Scotland in September without doing any driving? A great option for September breaks in Scotland without a rental car are Nordic Visitor’s privately-guided tours or guided small group tours, which are perfect for travellers interested in whisky tasting, Scottish heritage or filming locations from the hit series Outlander.

There are also plenty of things to do in Edinburgh, Scotland in September on foot or via public transport. For example, stroll the cobbled streets of The Royal Mile in Edinburgh’s Old Town, browse numerous museums, visit the Edinburgh Castle, do some shopping in the New Town, or take day trips to nearby cities like St Andrews.



CUSTOMISED TOURS OF SCOTLAND IN SEPTEMBER

Let us create a custom Scotland itinerary in September for you! All of our itineraries can be tailored with extra nights, alternative departures or arrivals in Glasgow, day trips from Edinburgh, and more. No matter how you’d like to customise your trip to Scotland in September, you’ll have your own dedicated travel consultant at Nordic Visitor to advise you on possible add-ons and make all local travel arrangements for you. 

 

 

— Things To Do in Scotland

Top Scottish experiences

  • Tour one of Scotland‘s local distilleries and see how whisky, the “water of life”, is produced
  • Sample traditional Scottish cuisine such as haggis, porridge, kippers and black pudding
  • Stroll the Royal Mile in Edinburgh's Old Town, between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace
  • Look for Nessie, the elusive monster said to inhabit Loch Ness, Scotland's most famous lake
  • Visit Clava Cairns to see prehistoric standing stones similar to those in the Outlander TV series

 

Flights to Scotland

The two biggest international airports in Scotland are in Glasgow, Scotland’s largest city, and in Edinburgh, the capital city and usual starting point for Nordic Visitor tours. Flight times to Scotland are, for example, 6.5 hours from New York City and 1.5 hours from London. Major international airlines with flights to Scotland include (but are not limited to) British Airways, Virgin Atlantic, United Airlines, American Airlines, Delta and KLM.

Scotland and the rest of the UK is on GMT time. If your journey to Scotland involves one or more connecting flights, or if you're crossing several time zones to get here, your dedicated Nordic Visitor travel consultant can add extra nights in Edinburgh to your package so you can rest up after arrival.

Please note that flights to Scotland are not included in Nordic Visitor packages.

Our Services

Whether you travel independently or with a guide in your Nordic Visitor package, you will receive personalised service from a designated travel consultant and high-quality travel documents. What's more, all self-drive clients receive a hand-marked map that outlines the driving route, overnights and highlights along the way. Travel with ease knowing that Nordic Visitor has close professional relationships with local service providers, which are carefully selected by our staff for their consistently high standards.

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  • 97% of customers say they’d recommend us to friends.
  • Unexpected change of plans? You won’t lose your deposit.
  • We work closely with trusted, high-quality suppliers.
  • Enjoy personal service from Scotland travel experts.
  • Get peace of mind with a 24/7 helpline during your stay.
  • We’re here for you in case of unforeseen circumstances.

Contact us

Whatever your travel needs, we are here to help. If you have any questions about our Scotland travel packages or services, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our local phone is  is
+44(0)131-344-4630
Lines are open Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM (GMT)

Or, you can reach us by e-mail.

What do our customers say?

The reviews speak for themselves. See what Nordic Visitor travellers said about their experience with us.

Mary, United States

The Outlander Trail, September 2018

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor

I cannot say enough good things about Nordic Visitor. Information given was thorough, accommodations were very comfortable (very friendly hosts) and tourist sights suggestions were incredibly helpful. Agne did a wonderful job! I highly would recommend her to anyone. If anyone has any doubts about booking with Nordic Visitor I would simply suggest reading the reviews...You'll find that the positive reviews are accurate!

 

Lisa, United States

Scottish Highlands & the Isles, August 2018

Had the best time and experience

We had the best time and experience, the self-drive tour was easy to follow and gave us enough structure to see a lot in a small amount of time but still gave us the freedom to explore at our own pace. The restaurant recommendations were really helpful and the places we stayed were so memorable and inviting. It was also great that we had the flexibility to add another day to Edinburgh at the beginning of the trip to explore. I'll highly recommend the tour agency.

 

Chris, Australia

North Coast 500 & Orkney, June 2018

Journey was terrific and easy to follow

Agne was extremely helpful and informative when organising the holiday. All travel documents were emailed to us before we left Australia and hard copies were also waiting for us at our first accommodation in Edinburgh. The fold-out map that had been highlighted with route of the journey was terrific and easy to follow.

Sharon, United States

Highlights of Scotland, August 2018

Thank you again for great memories

We just returned last night from our trip to Scotland and I wanted to let you know what a great trip we had with Nordic Visitor. You were wonderful setting up our requests and I cannot thank you enough for switching our tour dates when we were unable to go as originally planned in May. The hotels and food were brilliant. Brian was magnificent. We could not ask for more of a guide. Even the special trip to see Highland coos. This was our second Nordic Visitor trip and we are now looking into our 3rd for next year. Thank you again for great memories. I am glad we were able to meet you on our first night.

Alan, Canada

Classic Scotland, June 2018

More customizable & more fun adventure

We are thankful we went with Nordic Visitor for our tour of Scotland. We were at each location one hour before all of the tour buses because we had our own car and could get around quicker. More customizable and a more fun adventure.

Gretchen, United States

Express Scotland, June 2018

Will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor

This is our second time using Nordic Visitor and both times have been absolutely wonderful! The stress of having to book accommodations and arrange car rental and travel from the airport is completely eliminated by utilizing this travel resource. We will for sure continue to use Nordic Visitor and have shared your information and website with many friends and even strangers.

Robert, South Africa

Grand Tour of Scotland, June 2018

Whole experience was a pleasure

I was very impressed with the ease of use and professionalism of Nordic Visitor right from the initial website browsing through online booking, tour confirmation, payment and final documentation. Service from our Travel Consultant (Sarah) was top class and personalized. The guidance given on sites of interest was well researched and fully comprehensive. The whole experience was a pleasure. Well done.

Lois, United States

Complete Scotland, April 2018

"Above and beyond" service

"Very Good" comes short of describing my trip! This was probably my top, most favorite trip every and I travel a lot. The B&Bs and hotels were excellent and I chose the standard. My itinerary was well planned making it so easy to just enjoy everything. The detailed guide book also was a great help in offering suggestions of thing not to miss. My deepest appreciation to Annie not only for planning this outstanding trip, but also her "above and beyond" service dealing with my luggage which the airline had lost.

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