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1 week solo in Europe. Which of these?

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Hello! I'll be spending a week with my family in Rome & Tuscany in late May/early June, and afterward will have 7 or 8 days solo in Europe. I've short-listed a few possible destinations: Scotland, England, Croatia, Slovenia, and Santorini (quick itinerary ideas outlined below). I would love advice about which of these sounds most realistic and best for the time of year and other factors.

Specs:
- I'd rather not rent a car. Usually I like to get around by a combo of public transport, budget airlines like Vueling, and the occasional private transfer or tour.
- Strong interests include history (especially medieval and neolithic history, plus moody ruined castles), literature, natural beauty, outdoor activities, and pretty coastlines.
- A mix of town/city and countryside or coast is ideal.
- As a solo female, safety is top of mind.
- Budget is modest. I'd like to keep accommodations under $150 USD per night, and food well under $100 per day.
- I don't mind cool and rainy weather, as long as it's not at the beach!
- I have never visited any of these places, except England (just a few days in London).

Sample itinerary ideas:
- Scotland: A few days in Edinburgh and the surrounding area; overnight near Aberdeen to see Dunnottar Castle; fly Aberdeen to Orkney for a few days.
- England: This is the one that overwhelms me. I know England has more historic and literary sites than I could ever see in a lifetime, but a lot of the ones that appeal to me seem to be concentrated in Sussex and along the coast. York looks incredible as well.
- Croatia/Slovenia: 2 days in Dubrovnik; fly to Zagreb for 2 days (including day trip to Plitvice); train from Zagreb to Ljubjlana and spend a few days exploring Ljubljana, Bled and more.
- Santorini: This would be mostly about relaxation and beaches, but I would also spend some time out on the water, do a little hiking and visit a couple of wineries.

And if there are any places I haven't listed that spring to mind, please feel free to suggest. Thank you!

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