My husband and I are in our 60's and fairly active people who enjoy walks/hikes. I have my heart set on seeing Isle of Skye and other parts of the Scottish Highlands. I can't figure out how much time I can take there and still see the other sights we want to see. We like a good mix of history, scenery, gardens, and my husband enjoys shopping a lot more than I do. Please review my itinerary and advise what to restructure and/ eliminate. We will have a car. This is our 6th trip to Europe; first to U.K.
Day 1 - arrive in London. Drive to Bath and see Bath. Sleep in Bath
Day 2 - Stonehenge, more of Bath. Sleep in Bath.
Day 3- Cotswolds. Stay in Chipping Campden.
Day 4 - Blenheim. Cotswolds. Stay in Chipping Campden.
Day 5 - Snowdonia. Stay in Conwy
Day 6 - Snowdonia. Bodnant Garden. Stay in Conwy
Day 7 - Liverpool. As much Beatles touring as possible. Stay in Liverpool.
Day 8 & 9 Lake District. Stay in Keswick.
Day 10 -13 Scottish Highlands, Glen Coe, Isle of Skye. Not sure where to stay.
Day 14 - Stay in Edinburgh
Day 15 - Stay in Edinburgh
Day -16 leave Edinburgh, visit Hadrian's Wall. Stay in York. Drop car in York
and take train to London the next day
Day 17-21 London. Where is a central location to see the major sights such as British museum, Churchill War Rooms, Tower of London, Westminster Abbey, St. Paul's Cathedral, British Library, Victoria and Albert. Have I allotted enough time to see all these plus do some shopping?
Day 22 - morning flight back to USA.