My two college-aged kids and I will be touring Europe after they complete their finals. Our plan is to spend a day in Ireland to rest up after the flight and to give my kids a chance to de-stress after their finals. After this short respite in Ireland, we will fly to Paris to begin our three week tour of Europe. We leave the states in the afternoon and arrive in Shannon the next morning around 9 am. Having said all that, here's my question: Would it be best to go ahead and tour the countryside immediately after we arrive and go to bed fairly early that first night OR should we rest up for the entire first day (not do any touring) and then spend the following day touring the countryside? What would be the best way to alleviate the jet lag??
Thanks for your input.