I'm from Malaysia and planning a trip to UK and Paris with my boyfriend next year, somewhere during May 2014. The places we intend to visit are Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Newcastle, Sunderland, London and last stop in Paris over a period of 11 days (do you think it is feasible?).
For mode of transport, was considering renting a car from London and driving around UK. But have absolutely no idea about the cost of things as this would be my first time there. Planning to end the road trip in London before taking a train to Paris (2D/1N) and flying back to Malaysia from there. That would mean I would have about a week or so in UK to travel.
Few concerns/questions that I have:
1) Would it be too expensive to rent a car or taking a train would be better to travel within UK? Would it be too tiring with my bf being the only driver as I read in other forums, it is better to have 2 drivers to alternate. Roughly how much does it cost for a day to rent a car with GPS and one without GPS?
2) It is better to make bookings of the hotel from here, in Malaysia or to book as and when we decide to stop in each city? Where would be a good and reasonable place to stay in each city?
3) How about local tours. Can we book it from Malaysia or to go there and to only buy it.
My concerns are mainly on moving about within UK and the cost that would entail and to find a reasonable place to stay. We are more on a budget trip this time round.
Would appreciate some advice/ opinion/ feedback on traveling within UK.
If it is too difficult, might consider taking a full tour package from Malaysia. Downside is, we wouldn't be able to choose the exact locations we would like to visit.
Thanks.Edited: 10 September 2013, 06:07