Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

First family trip to Europe - which of these ideas?

Jump to last reply

We are thinking about taking our first family trip to Europe in summer of 2014. Dh and myself (early 40s) and twin dds (will be 8.5). We would be able to take up to two weeks in summer (sounds like June might be preferable). We are interested in historic sites (castles and such) and outdoor activities. Less interested in art museums, and no interest in shopping. I have been to London and Paris (about 20 years ago), dh and dds have not left the US. I loved London, but was less enamored of Paris. We are choosing between some combination of UK and France for this trip.

Which of these ideas sounds like the best use of our time?

Stay in UK - London one week and then split week two probably either York/Edinburgh, or Bath/Wales (?)

Stay in France - Paris a few days, somewhere ?, then a week in Dordogne

Split - 5 or so days in London, a couple of days in Paris, a week in Dordogne

I know many will disagree, but I have no desire to spend a full week in Paris with my kids.

Interested in suggestions of places that might be a better choice, or suggestions of which trip would be the best use of our time. I have read guide books, but they aren't the same as having been somewhere!

Thanks!

34 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Is Naxos worthwhile if not planning to spend time on the beach?
  2. 2 European Jazz Festivals (2015)?
  3. 3 Flying in and out of Zurich - stay there the entire time?
  4. 4 3 weeks in December in Europe, need help with itinerary
  5. 5 Trip Report Oh to be in England now that Spring is there - a walk in the Dales
  6. 6 Best place to stay with car in Lake Como/Maggiore
  7. 7 Amsterdam to Brussels train connection question
  8. 8 Connecting with forum locals in Paris
  9. 9 Venice - visiting the Arsenal.
  10. 10 men's shoes spain
  11. 11 Italy/France 22 day Itinerary - Help Please :)
  12. 12 Amsterdam / Belgium Itinerary
  13. 13 Unique Venice Activity
  14. 14 Traveling in France by train
  15. 15 FRANCE: SIM CARD
  16. 16 Tipping in Turkey ...and Europe
  17. 17 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  18. 18 A Good Base on Mallorca
  19. 19 16 days in Paris, not sure London or Italy? ?
  20. 20 London visit
  21. 21 Altitude sickness in Switzerland
  22. 22 Trip Report Art Deco architecture along the English Channel
  23. 23 Need help with Europe Itinerary
  24. 24 How much will a budget to Europe be for 2 months?
  25. 25 Suggestions for Santorini itinerary, need change??
View next 25 » Back to the top