17 days in Scotland & France Itinerary

17 days in Scotland & France Itinerary

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17 days in Scotland & France Itinerary

Start: Calgary, Canada
Fly:  11​h 30​min
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
— Few hours
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Tobermory, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  9​h 15​min
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Aviemore, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
4
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
train:  1​h
6
Le Mans, France
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Bayeux, France
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  14​h 30​min
End: Calgary, Canada

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Glasgow, United Kingdom

Glasgow
Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is known for its cultural heritage and the friendliness of its people.
To find photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Glasgow road trip planner.

Calgary, Canada to Glasgow is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Calgary to Glasgow due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Calgary in August: highs in Glasgow hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. You will leave for Tobermory on the 8th (Thu).

Things to do in Glasgow

Nightlife Outdoors Parks
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Tobermory, United Kingdom

Tobermory ©
Tobermory is the capital of, and the only burgh on, the Isle of Mull in the Scottish Inner Hebrides. Tobermory Distillery has been added to your itinerary. On the 8th (Thu), brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Tobermory Distillery. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Duart Castle, then see the interesting displays at Calgary Art in Nature, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calgary Bay.

Before you visit Tobermory, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Glasgow to Tobermory by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in August, and nighttime lows around 13°C. On the 11th (Sun), you're off toInverness.

Things to do in Tobermory

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Isle of Mull, Calgary Art in Nature
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Duart Castle ©
Duart Castle
Calgary Bay ©
Calgary Bay
Calgary Art in Nature ©
Calgary Art in Nature

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Aviemore, United Kingdom

Aviemore ©
Aviemore is a town and tourist resort, situated within the Cairngorms National Park in the Highlands of Scotland. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle.

Before you visit Aviemore, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Tobermory to Aviemore. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in August, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Aviemore

Historic Sites Fun & Games Parks

Side Trip

Ruthven Barracks
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The Old Packhorse Bridge ©
The Old Packhorse Bridge
Aviemore Ring Cairn & Stone Circle ©
Ruthven Barracks ©
Ruthven Barracks

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Edinburgh ©
World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
On the 13th (Tue), examine the collection at Museum on the Mound, take in the exciting artwork at Jupiter Artland, steep yourself in history at Hopetoun House, then admire the landmark architecture of The Royal Burgh of Culross, and finally contemplate the long history of Dunfermline Abbey and Palace.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip planning website .

You can drive from Inverness to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. You will leave for Paris on the 14th (Wed).

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

The Royal Burgh of Culross, Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
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Hopetoun House ©
Hopetoun House
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace ©
Dunfermline Abbey and Palace
Museum on the Mound ©
Museum on the Mound

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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.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Hotel de Ville. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin des Plantes, then examine the collection at National Museum of Natural History, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau of Vincennes, and finally take an in-depth tour of Memorial De La Shoah.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Paris day trip app .

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in August: high temperatures in Paris hover around 29°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Le Mans.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Parks Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Chateau of Vincennes
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National Museum of Natural History ©
National Museum of Natural History
Chateau of Vincennes ©
Chateau of Vincennes
Memorial De La Shoah ©
Memorial De La Shoah

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Le Mans, France

Le Mans ©
Located on the Sarthe River, Le Mans has beautiful gothic cultural reminders of the past with a gloriously restored old city made popular as the backdrop for movie production.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri, steep yourself in history at Abbaye Royale de L'Epau, have some family-friendly fun at Karting des 24 Heures du Mans, delve into the distant past at Enceinte Gallo-Romaine du Mans, then stop by Palais des Thes, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame de la Couture. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle de la Visitation, take in the spiritual surroundings of Collegiale Saint-Pierre La Cour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Benoit, then head outdoors with Ad'Air, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Vert.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Le Mans driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Paris to Le Mans in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to Mont-Saint-Michel.

Things to do in Le Mans

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri
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Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri ©
Chapelle du Petit Saint Ceneri
Chapelle de la Visitation ©
Chapelle de la Visitation
Abbaye Royale de L'Epau ©
Abbaye Royale de L'Epau

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Bayeux, France

Bayeux ©
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Batteries de Crisbecq and Church of Angoville-Au-Plain. Museum-lovers will get to explore Normandy Victory Museum and Lace Conservatory in Hotel du Doyen (Dentelle de Bayeux). Explore Bayeux's surroundings by going to Marcouf44 (in Saint-Marcouf), Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont (in Sainte-Marie-du-Mont) and Ferme-Musee du Cotentin (in Sainte-Mere-Eglise). There's lots more to do: witness the site of a historic battle at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Patrice de Bayeux, make a trip to Reporters Memorial, and stop by Fantastic Attic.

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bayeux road trip planner .

Traveling by car from Le Mans to Bayeux takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Bayeux are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Wed) to allow time for the train ride to Paris.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Saint-Marcouf, Normandy Victory Museum, Église Notre-Dame de Sainte-Marie-du-Mont, Tour Vauban de La Hougue, Church of Angoville-Au-Plain
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Normandy Victory Museum ©
Normandy Victory Museum
Batteries de Crisbecq ©
Batteries de Crisbecq

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Paris, France

Paris ©
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): delve into the distant past at Archeological Crypt of the Parvis of Notre-Dame. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Arenes de Lutece, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grande Mosquée de Paris, then admire the masterpieces at Musee National des Arts Asiatiques - Guimet, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Malmaison, and finally take an in-depth tour of Musee des Egouts.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour builder website .

Getting from Bayeux to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Chateau de Malmaison
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Arenes de Lutece ©
Arenes de Lutece
1st Arrondissement ©
1st Arrondissement

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