Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Sicily: la foresteria planeta estate or Villa Sicilia Baglio
  2. 2 Rent a Car?
  3. 3 What's the hotel policy regarding bringing in guests to your room?
  4. 4 Trip Report Bastille Day Fireworks, Paris
  5. 5 Trip Report Whistle stop family road trip
  6. 6 Cars, etc. in Florence, Bologna
  7. 7 One week road trip Santiago de Compostela-Lisbon itinerary advice needed
  8. 8 Font-de-Gaume - too overweight?
  9. 9 Best boutique hotel in London for honeymoon
  10. 10 2 Days in Tarragona...what to do ?
  11. 11 Trip Report London, Brussels, France, Berner Oberland and Vienna (in 72 days)
  12. 12 Champs Elysee: worth an afternoon or too tacky?
  13. 13 Zadar or Sibenik
  14. 14 Trip Report Rouen & Paris Anniversary Trip
  15. 15 Trip Report Jamikins and Bikerscott do Le Marche (Again)
  16. 16 Trip Report Swiss Trains not on time and boats not run at all - great time
  17. 17 Best road from Tubingen to Lindau Bodensee
  18. 18 Store luggage in Rome for a few hours
  19. 19 Best way to get around Scotland w/out a rental car??
  20. 20 Accommodations Amsterdam under 175€
  21. 21 Three Weeks in Italy - So Excited!
  22. 22 Trip Report A litle of the UK, some of Belgium and a bit more France.
  23. 23 Naxos experts - pros and cons of Kymata vs. Agios Prokopios Hotel
  24. 24 Day trips from Venice and Rome
  25. 25 Trip Report Trip report: Derby, Whitby & the Scottish Borders (indy_dad's UK return)
View next 25 » Back to the top

Help with UK Itinerary for Fall 2012

Jump to last reply

My husband and I are planning a "once-in-a-lifetime" 16-day trip (actual time there, not including flying) to the UK this fall. We plan to fly into London and spend several days there, then rent a car and drive around the countryside; we hope to include Wales and Scotland. Our return flight departs from Edinburgh.

We'd like to see as much HISTORY and NATURAL BEAUTY as we can, and would very much appreciate some feedback on the following travel itinerary, including the order in which we should arrange our itinerary (to eliminate "back & forth" driving), how much time we should allocate to each area, what we might want to eliminate in the interest of time, what we absolutely should not miss, etc.

Even as I'm writing this, I'm thinking we might have to take Canterbury and Dover off our itinerary and head from London straight to Hampton Court, Kew,etc ... although I would like to see Sissinghurst and Hever Castles. Since we're driving (except for inside London), we have a lot of flexibility in our travel plans. Here's our preliminary itinerary:

London (4 days)
Canterbury Cathedral
Dover Castle
Sissinghurst Gardens
Hever Castle
Hampton Court Palace
Kew Gardens
Windsor Castle
Winchester Cathedral
Salisbury Cathedral
Stonehenge
Bath
Coswolds
Cardiff Castle (WALES)
Warwick Castle (is this more of an "attraction?")
Beaumaris (WALES)
Conwy Castle (WALES)
Rievaulx Abbey (YORKSHIRE)
York
Fountains Abbey (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
Whitby Abbey (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
Barnard Castle (NORTH YORKSHIRE)
Hadrians Wall
Glasgow (Scotland)
Stirling (Scotland)
Edinburgh (Scotland)

Whew, that DOES look like a lot -- I'm sure some things will have to go! I really appreciate any constructive advice! Thanks in advance! :-)

42 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement