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First Trip to Europe - Is Edinburgh Possible?

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My boyfriend and I are traveling to Europe for the first time ever this September. We can both only take off two weeks from work so we are going to stick to our top picks in the Northern part of Europe - England, Paris and Amsterdam. We leave Friday, Sept 7 and return Sat, Sept 22. We would really like to include a visit to Edinburgh, Scotland in the trip but not sure how travel would work to incorporate this into our trip! We thought of two potential options but wanted to seek some advice!

1. We would take a red eye on Friday from US to London, have a 2 hour layover at Heathrow and then fly to Edinburgh. We would arrive Saturday evening in Edinburgh, have 2-3 days there and then train down to London. We would then finish our trip as planned going from London to Paris, Paris to Amsterdam and then fly back to the US via Amsterdam.

2. We would take a red eye on Friday from US to London, stay in London 3-4 days, then train to Edinburgh for 2 days. I've heard of day trips but don't know if that would be worth it. My hesitation with this plan is we would have to check out of our London hotel, train to Scotland, stay a few days and then in order to go to our next destination (Paris) we would go right back through London. Not sure if that is a good use of time!

Any other suggestions or advice? Thank you very much for your time and help on this!

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