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Well I'm not usually much of a planner; however, I've planned every hour (for the 1st leg anyway) to maximize our time, but we're NOT rigid - I do this knowing we can change our plan at any second to "go with the flow," do something unplanned or just relax and people watch, etc. But still curious if you notice any glaring flaws in my time-frames :)

Also, still trying to plan for PARIS - so any suggestions for this 3rd leg of our trip would be especially helpful!! We really like the idea of just wandering around different neighborhoods of Paris...

London
Sat:
9:30 am Arrive Heathrow
10-11 - Tube to Holborn
11:30 - Drop bags at hotel
12-1:30 - Walk to Covent Garden - grab lunch
1:30 Westminster (Self) Walking Tour
 Go inside Westminster Abbey (open until 3pm)
 Walk by Big Ben / Houses of Parliament
 Go inside Churchill War Rooms (open until 6pm)
 Walk by 10 Downing Street
 Walk through St. James Park
 Walk by Buckingham Palace
7 - grab dinner
8 - London Eye or Shard? (if we're still awake by this point)
10 - Crash for good night's sleep

Sunday
9am - Madame Tussauds
11am - Sherlock Holmes museum
12:30 - Little Venice Pier - boat ride to Camden Lock pier
1:30-3:30 - explore Camden Town/Lunch
4-6 - Golders Hill Park (heath)
7 - Dinner L'Artista - Golders Green
8:30-10 Hampstead Village - Dessert/Coffee

Monday
8:30 - St. Paul's Cathedral
12 - Northbank Restaurant on water for Lunch
1-3 - Walk Millennium Bridge & pop into Tate Modern
3-7 - Explore Borough Market/Southwark Cathedral/Grab dinner
7:30 - Globe theatre - see show

Tuesday
9am Tower of London
1pm - Lunch Dickens Inn - St. Katherine's docks
2:30-3:30 - Tower Bridge
4pm - Piccadilly circus/Trafalgar Sq/National Gallery
7pm - see show

Wednesday
8:30 train
10 - Warner Bros/Harry Potter Studios
1:30 - Train
2:30 - Euston Station/Kings Cross/St. Pancreas
4 - Tea - Kingsway Hall
6 - British Library
OR 4pm Train to Warwick to visit friends for the night

Thursday
7am-7pm Tour Bus from London (or meet 10am in Stratford if we stay in Warwick the night before)
-Stratford
-Cotswolds
-Oxford
7-10 - Oxford/Regent/Carnaby streets shopping experience

Friday
-Make sure we took a double decker at some point
-Sherlock Holmes museum (if we missed it Sun)
-maybe Covent Garden/Leicester Sq.
-Abbey Road/ASL
-Harrods/Hyde Park
-whatever else we feel we missed
6pm Flight out of Gatwick
8pm Arrive Amsterdam

Amsterdam
Saturday
9 am - Rijksmuseum
Explore/Lunch
1pm - Van Gogh Museum
Explore/Shop/Dinner

Sunday
10-3 - Countryside bike tour (from Museumplein and south)
3-4 - Hotel/Shower
4-7 Explore
7 - Anne Frank House

Monday
8-11:30 Thalys Train to

Paris
12-2 Hotel check in (Staying in Latin Q)
Explore neighborhood/Walk down river
Best places to go for night-time views of the city?
(we dread the thought of line for the tower - though we might go for it)

Tuesday (or Wed)
-Day to Versailles

Still planning Wednesday- Fri - 3 full days/nights to include:

Must Sees:
-Notre Dame
-Louvre (we don't need long here - 2-3 hours tops) / Jardin
-Catacombs
-Eiffel Tower (if not Mon night) - Maybe get in easier/quicker by booking lunch at 58 Tour Eiffel (1st floor) and buying tickets from there to the top after lunch

Maybes:
-Neighborhoods:
----Montmartre (and Sacred Heart Basilica)
----La Marais
-Rodin Museum
-Musee D'Orsay
-River tour

Saturday
-Flight back to US

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