Update: So we are looking at traveling first two weeks of July. Realizing we are somewhat ambitious trying to squeeze time in from London to Spain in that time frame. So I am trying to minimize distance traveled, to still make a loop starting and ending in London ideally. Kids wanting to see big cities like London and Paris, husband wanting coast / beach time, I myself would like to stick within France, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Northern Italy, etc. I would like to travel by train from hotel to hotel, so to speak. Willing to rent a car where hotels are for day trips. Again, two teenagers will be traveling with us...suggestions?
Trying to plan a 2 week trip (includes travel to and from) to Europe with two teenagers. One wants to start in London or Paris. The other in Lisbon or Barcelona (soccer player). We are trying to determine an in-between "loop". Would prefer to travel via trains, maybe rent a car once in awhile if needed. Vague, I know ;) Thank you!