Best time to go to Scotland for a perfect weather and where to go?
Discover the perfect time to go to Scotland from seasonal averages in many locations like Dundee or Glasgow, right here.
When is the best time to go to Scotland?
When is the best time to go to Scotland? Here's some information to help you in your decision:
- In Scotland, the weather is good across more than 30% of the territory for: July and August
- The best months to go to Edinburgh are May, June, July, August, September and October
- On average, the warmest months in Edinburgh are June, July and August, and the coldest months are January and February
- The rainiest months in this city are June, July and August
- The cities with the best climate are Burntisland, Cockenzie, Kirkcaldy, Monifieth and Prestonpans, with good weather at least 4 months a year
Where and when to go based on the weather?
Stirling, Falkirk, Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park...
East Coast of Scotland
Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Dundee...
Inverness, Skye, Fort William...
West Coast of Scotland
Glasgow, Dumfries, Isle of Mull...
To get all the information about the climate and weather in Scotland for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:
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Best time to travel to Scotland by cities
Temperatures and rainfall in Scotland
On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Scotland and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Inverness and Dumfries, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.
Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Scotland
Find out when Scotland has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.
Tourist seasons in Scotland
The months with low numbers of tourists are: January, February, March, April, October, November and December. The number of visitors to Scotland is high in: May, June, July, August and September.
- Very low season in Scotland: January, February and March.
- Low season in Scotland: April, October, November and December.
- High season in Scotland: May, June and September.
- Peak season in Scotland: July and August.
Figure: Visitor index for Scotland month by month
Average price for flights to Scotland
A return flight between Dublin and Edinburgh is generally cheaper if you go in january ($ 43 on average): this is the best time for travellers on a tight budget. In contrast, you may end up paying $ 15 more for your airline ticket to Edinburgh if you go in april.
Where to go in Scotland?
This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).
|Isle of Mull||43°F||43°F||47°F||50°F||56°F||59°F||61°F||61°F||59°F||54°F||49°F||45°F|
|Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park||40°F||40°F||43°F||49°F||52°F||58°F||59°F||58°F||56°F||49°F||45°F||41°F|
|Cairngorms National Park||38°F||38°F||40°F||45°F||49°F||54°F||58°F||56°F||52°F||47°F||43°F||40°F|
very bad weather
What can I do in Scotland?
Beaches / swimming
Nature and countryside
Culture and heritage
Crafts / shopping