My husband and I are planning to head to Europe in July in a bit of a last minute trip decision. The trip will be 11 days long. London was the cheapest place to fly into, hence why we're starting there (we had originally planned to do Barcelona and southern france). We then plan to catch the train to Belgium, but need some help from there....
Neither of us are big city people, but he's never been europe so London (while being cheap to fly into) is a natural choice to start. We figure we'll spend a day and a half there so we can acclimate to the time and see a few sights. I've been there twice before and really just would like to see the crown jewels again (i'm a girl after all). We then hope to catch the bullet train to Brussels. How long is appropriate to spend there? From there, we planned to head to Brugges ...or maybe Dusseldorf.
Anyone have advice on whether to hit The Netherlands vs. Germany? Also, any advice on what train options are best and where to get them (U.S. wait until we land in London)?
We don't have many days and London will be our arrival and departure city. Any tips are appreciated.
Thanks in advance.