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England/Scotland itinerary, please help

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Hi All, I would like to thank everyone for the great tips on our previous trips. We are in the beginning stages of planning a trip to England and Scotland and hope you can help us again. I have done research but need some fine-tuning. We will fly into London and out of Edinburgh and will have 14 or 15 days to split between England and Scotland.

We would like to spend some time in the cities and some in the countryside. We like to do diverse things--museums, history, nature, entertainment etc., a mix of everything as long as it's interesting and enjoyable. We have been to London but it was in 2000 and we have a lot to see and show the kids. So we consider it to be the first time and will do everything from the scratch.

We usually get a car for exploring the countryside but this time we are a bit nervous to drive on the left side of the road. So we'll have to depend on tours and public transportation.

I am thinking to do 10 days in England and 5 in Scotland. These are my questions.

Is this a good division of time between the two places?

In England, we would like to devote 5 days to London itself, plus extra days for side trips. How many day trips to do from London? On our list, we have Hampton Court, Windsor Palace, Stonehenge, Bath, Cambridge or Oxford, Canterbury, Dover Cliffs, and someone has suggested to visit Devon. We don't have to do all of these on this trip. Please help us prioritize, delete/add places that are worth and not worth the trouble. For example, we could stay in London for 10 days and do 5 days London and 5 days day trips. Does this make sense or it's a little too much?

Alternatively, we could do London with a few side trips, then go to Bath for a couple of days and do some sightseeing from there, since some of the places seem to be close to Bath. Is there a better stopover between London and Edinburgh?

We plan 3 days for Edinburgh. It's actually 2.5 days because we will, probably, get there in the afternoon. Is this enough time?

Where to spend the last two days in Scotland? We would like to see lakes, little towns and the lush green hills. I have heard they are stunningly beautiful.

I may have a few questions about the specifics later but want to do the big picture, first.

Thank you so much.

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