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.