We are are are arriving in London on Friday, June 2nd, and leaving from Edinburgh on Monday June 26. The latter part of our trip is scheduled so that our son can arrive in Glasgow on Saturday the 17th and be with us in Scotland . I'm just wondering if this itinerary makes sense to everyone. Hotels and flights are booked. The only things non-refundable are a few tours.
5 nights London, staying in an apartment in South Kensington: no activities booked--so much to see--haven't narrowed it down yet.
3 nights Bath: tours to Stonehenge and the Cotswolds booked. Pick up a car on leaving.
3 nights Conwy, Wales, nothing booked. Want to see Snowdonia, some castles
2 nights York: we'll probably follow RS suggestions
2 nights Keswick, Lake District: again, follow RS
3 nights Oban, Scotalnd: plan to do boat trip to Mull, Staffa and Iona one day, and Glencoe Gap and Fort William and area
3 nights Inverness: work our way to Inverness, day trip to northern Highlands, Culloden, Cairngorms National Park
3 nights Edinburgh, returning the car upon arrival.
I know that there are some days that involve a fair amount of driving--3-4 hours according to Google maps, and I know it will take longer each time, but we want to work our way up to Scotland.
Any suggestions, tweaks? Not to miss? I know there is a lot we will pass by, i.e. I'd love to stop at Tintern Abbey on the way to Conwy, but, as we'll be just picking up the car I don't want to get too involved with back roads. We'll appreciate each place when we get there.
We generally enjoy everything, history, art, hiking, scenery. Our son is very interested in nature and will want to focus on that in Scotland. We don't want every moment planned, and I've read the RS book and several others from the library.
Thanks for any input!