It's me again. After considering your input on our trip to Edinburgh, we have decided the following itinerary:
June 3-Arrive in Edinburgh from San Francisco around 7:50 a.m., pick up a rental car at the airport and drive to Ballater.
June 3-9 Stay in Ballater as our home base.
Second Leg of our trip:
June 9-leave in the morning for York, England via rail after dropping off our car in Aberdeen and stay overnight in York. Staying at the Hilton York which is close to the Clifford Tower. Traveling to London via rail.
June 10-13 Stay in London.
Third Leg of our trip:
June 13-Leave for Paris via Eurorail, stay two nights
June 15-Leave for San Francisco
Both my husband and I are avid photographers. Although we want to see a lot, (my husband will want to go, go, go, but I, on the other hand, want to see as much as we can but to be able to still relax and not have to have another vacation after our vacation).
So the help, I would like to ask is:
1. Is this itinerary realistic?
2. What are the safer, not too expensive, not too far from attractions (Kensington Palace, etc.), easily accessible parts of London to stay at?
3. What are the safer, not too expensive, not too far from attractions (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Louvre Museum) easily accessible parts of Paris to stay at? We will be leaving from the Charles de Gaulle Airport CDG in Paris on June 15th.
Thank you for your valuable input!