My husband and i have 14 days in Great Britain in September. We are very experienced travelers who enjoy full days of site seeing (not really the kicking back sort of people). I am an avid photographer. We enjoy outdoorsy things, historic walking tours, museums, theater (but not Shakespeare) and castles. We're not big Beatles or Harry Potter fans.
We arrive from Boston at 8:30 am. We are typically able to get a few hours of sleep on the plane and then try to stay active through day 1 to avoid the jet lag. Here is what we are thinking based on Rick's Great Britain book. Any advice would be appreciated.
Day 1 - arrive Gatwick, pick up rental car, Windsor Castle, Avebury, to Bath (stay in Bath)
Day 2 Bath (stay in Bath)
Day 3 Stonehenge, Glastonbury, Wells (stay in Bath)
Day 4 Blenheim Palace, Stow-on-the -Wold, Chipping Campden (stay in Chipping Campden)
Day 5 Caernarfon, Conwy (stay in Conwy)
Day 6 York (stay in York)
Day 7 York (stay in York)
Day 8 Durham, Edinburgh (stay in Edinburgh)
Day 9 Edinburgh (stay in Edinburgh)
Day 10 Highlands Day Trip (stay in Edinburgh)
Day 11 Train or fly? to London (London)
Day 12 London
Day 13 London
Day 14 London
Day 15 morning site seeing, depart London at 17:00
Any input would be appreciated.