31 days in Scotland, Paris & Euboea Region Itinerary

31 days in Scotland, Paris & Euboea Region Itinerary

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31 days in Scotland, Paris & Euboea Region Itinerary

Start: Sioux Falls, United States
Fly:  13​h 45​min
1
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
train:  1​h
2
Glasgow, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Killin, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
bus + Fly:  11​h 30​min
5
Paris, France
— 9 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
6
Kavos, Greece
— Few hours
Drive:  3​h
7
Khalkis, Greece
— 1 night
Fly:  20​h 45​min
End: Sioux Falls, United States

8
nights
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll get in some beach time at Traquair House & Brewery and St Aiden Beach. Escape the urban bustle at The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Edinburgh: Rosslyn Chapel (in Roslin), The Parish Church of Saint Peter (in Chillingham) and Bamburgh (Bamburgh Castle & Grace Darling Museum). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Jedburgh Abbey, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Craigmillar Castle, and steep yourself in history at Abbotsford House.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh online holiday planner .

Sioux Falls, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sioux Falls to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 53°F, and evening lows to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Glasgow.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Bamburgh, Melrose, Berwick upon Tweed, Kielder Water Bird of Prey Centre, Traquair House & Brewery
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Rosslyn Chapel ©
Rosslyn Chapel
St Aiden Beach ©
St Aiden Beach

2
nights
Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow ©
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Glasgow Central Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at People's Palace and Winter Gardens, then see the interesting displays at Scottish Football Museum, then steep yourself in history at Bachelors' Club, and finally delve into the distant past at Barony Colliery.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow trip planner.

Traveling by train from Edinburgh to Glasgow takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May in Glasgow, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to drive to Killin.

Things to do in Glasgow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Barony Colliery, Dundonald Castle, Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church, Bachelors' Club, Portencross Castle
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Glasgow Central Mosque ©
Glasgow Central Mosque
Dundonald Castle ©
Dundonald Castle
Portencross Castle ©
Portencross Castle

2
nights
Killin, United Kingdom

Killin ©
Killin is a village situated at the western head of Loch Tay in Stirling (formerly Perthshire), Scotland.The west end of the village is magnificently sited around the scenic Falls of Dochart, the main street leading down towards the Loch at the confluence of the rivers Dochart and Lochay. On the 5th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Finlarig Castle Ruins, then don't miss a visit to Stone Circle Killin, then look for all kinds of wild species at Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, and finally delve into the distant past at Balquhidder Church Ruins. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the sheer force of Acharn Falls, appreciate the views at Glen Ogle, and then trek along Killin and Loch Tay Walks.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Killin trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Glasgow to Killin in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can travel to Isle of Skye.

Things to do in Killin

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve, Balquhidder Church Ruins, Acharn Falls, Finlarig Castle Ruins, Glen Ogle
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Ben Lawers National Nature Reserve ©
Balquhidder Church Ruins ©
Balquhidder Church Ruins
Finlarig Castle Ruins ©
Finlarig Castle Ruins

4
nights
Isle of Skye, United Kingdom

Isle of Skye ©
Blessed with picturesque lochs and a dramatic, rocky coastline, the far-flung Isle of Skye remains one of Scotland's most beloved destinations.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Dunvegan Castle & Gardens and Colbost Folk Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Quiraing (Hill Walk) and Dunscaith Castle. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Talisker Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Portree Parish Church, step into the grandiose world of Duntulm Castle, and stroll through Sound of Sleat Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Isle of Skye road trip planning app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Killin to Isle of Skye. In May, daily temperatures in Isle of Skye can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Isle of Skye

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites
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Quiraing (Hill Walk) ©
Quiraing (Hill Walk)
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens ©
Dunvegan Castle & Gardens
Talisker Beach ©
Talisker Beach

9
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Chateau de Maintenon and Orléans Cathedral. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Palace of Versailles and Pantheon. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Hotel Groslot (in Orleans), Chartres (La Maison Picassiette & Chartres Historic Preservation Area) and Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste (in Soings-en-Sologne). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, wander the streets of Montparnasse, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Natural History, and get to know the resident critters at Parc des Felins.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Paris journey planning site .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Isle of Skye to Paris takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Isle of Skye to Paris is 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Isle of Skye in May: highs in Paris hover around 64°F, while lows dip to 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Kavos.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Versailles, Chartres, Boulogne-Billancourt, Orleans, Eglise Saint Jean Baptiste
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Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
Chateau de Maintenon ©
Chateau de Maintenon
Orléans Cathedral ©
Orléans Cathedral

few
hours
Kavos, Greece

Kavos
On the 21st (Thu), stroll through Lichadonisia.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kavos trip maker app .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paris to Kavos. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Kavos to be a bit warmer, temps between 77°F and 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Khalkis.

Things to do in Kavos

Outdoors Wildlife Beaches
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1
night
Khalkis, Greece

Khalkis ©
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Alykes Beach, step into the grandiose world of Karababa Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Jewish Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at Emir Zade Mosque, and finally learn about winemaking at Avantis Estate Winery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Khalkis online travel planner .

Getting from Kavos to Khalkis by car takes about 3 hours. In May, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Khalkis

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Avantis Estate Winery, Alykes Beach
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Karababa Castle ©
Karababa Castle
Emir Zade Mosque ©
Emir Zade Mosque

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