I'm looking to do some solo travel next year - could be April or anytime September-December. I would like to branch out a little from my favorite UK destinations but would like to go somewhere that offers excellent public transport so as to avoid a rental car. I can usually pick up/understand languages enough to manage the length of a vacation so I'm not English-speaking limited but I'm not fooling anyone if I pretend it's not a welcomed bonus.
Typically, 6 to 8 days on the ground is my length of travel preference and I don't want to hop around a lot. So I went to London and did a day trip to Paris, I went to Iceland and split the week between two base cities, I split one trip between London and Dublin (3 days each) and wandered over to Windsor for a half-day visit during the London portion. Next Month I'll be spending 2.5 days in Edinburgh, roughly 1 day in York and 4 days in London. And before anyone points it out, I do know that Paris, Iceland and Dublin are not UK destinations. :)
I love churches, museums and general history. You can see why the UK keeps calling me back. I'm considering either a Berlin/Prague or Belgium/Netherlands combination. I'm curious about about Greece and have the Athens pocket guide I've just started looking through. I have a rough plan to visit Italy with companions in 2020 and for some reason cannot find a lot of interest in Spain or further adventures in France.
All that being said, I would love to hear the experience of those who are more widely traveled and familiar with the various public transport systems for accessibility, ease of signage for stops, etc. I have no mobility concerns to impact me and am open to different "cost of visit" budgets as I fly on sky miles and often get lodging via reward points so am fortunate to be able to plan for the daily costs of my time away.
Thanks very much in advance!