Yeah...I know....another two week itinerary question and yes...I've been reading some itineraries but many focus on public transportation and cover a little less or more time than we are planning.....so I thought I would start a new topic :)
My wife and I are flying from Miami into Heathrow on May 7th in May and leaving out of Heathrow on May 23rd. Also....I plan on taking public transportation while in London but we plan on renting a car for our travels outside of London so....
First - Should we do London first or at the end of our trip? What do ya'll think? I was thinking flying into LHR, getting the car and driving to Bath and starting the trip from there....... then I would make some sort of loop around England and end up in London at the last part. Good or Bad?
Second - The big question that will determine my itinerary is how many days should we allow in London to see the normal tourist stuff? We want to go see the sites on the west coast and the east coast of England too...as well venture as far north as possible (Scotland?) if time allows but we don't want to sacrifice the biggies in London.
Third - IF and only IF we make London our first part of the trip...where should I stay in London? I would want an easy commute from the airport as my wife will have about two dozen suitcases that I have to drag to the lodging. Also..want somewhere obviously close to public transportation to see the sites but I'm a blue collar worker so costs does matter. South Kensington maybe? Is there an easy commute from the airport? OTOH...if we make London our last part, I still would want good public transportation back to the airport.
Fourth - Where else are some really cool sites to see in England. My wife loves to see castles and historic sites so we would focus on that stuff.
Five - I don't want to be rushed. While I will make a full day out of it, I'm not going to set records on how many pins I can put in my hat. Please help me lay out something moderately paced because...well...I'm a middle aged fat American.
Anyway...that's about it. Who wants to be my trip planner?
Seriously.....Thanks a bunch guys :)