Getting a late start booking airfare to the UK. So far unable to get from San Francisco, Oakland, or Sacramento (preferred) airports to London or Edinburgh with some degree of efficiency. Norwegian to LGW is best, except requires us to drive to Oakland, get a ride to Bart (rapid transit), then on to the Oakland Airport. then do this in reverse upon arrival home. (Could stay at sister's home before flights if necessary.) Any west coasters on this forum with best airlines suggestions? I've been working on this for far too long! Maybe a flight elsewhere in the UK instead of to London?
Day 1: Departure from West Coast
Day 2: Arrival day: If clear customs by 3:30PM (exhausted, I'm sure), considering a train to northern England to stay the night (suggestion please). (Probably best to stay at an airport hotel then take and early flight on a cheap airline, right?).
Day 3 :On to Glasgow, enjoy what we can...
Day 4, 5, and 6 : Take 3 day small group tour to isle of Skye .
Day 7 and 8: Enjoying Glasgow and a 1 day tour to the Borders.
Day 9, 10, 11 : To Edinburgh for 3 days.
Day 12: Train or bus to York to meet son who will drive us through that area on days 12 and 13, before going on to London.
Days 14 to London for several days before going home. (about 20 to 22 days in all, depending on best flight days.)
Open to all suggestions that get all this in!