Hi Everyone -
My wife and I are planning on a three-week trip to Europe from mid- to late-October. My second trip (although it's been nearly 15 years since my first) and my wife's first time leaving America.
We. Need. Help.
My wife tends toward more unique and small-town experiences. I'm a big-city, big-attraction kind of guy. We want an itinerary that balances both. Our first crack at this has us landing in London before travelling to Ireland and Scotland, then to Paris (with a day trip or two outside of it), train to Bruges and then train to Amsterdam for the flight home. But we're not sure exactly the best way to do this itinerary, or if it is even the best itinerary. Like, there's no Italy and it kind of kills me to get all the way to Europe and not see Italy. But three weeks isn't a lot of time and we have to make decisions. That's where you travel geniuses come in.
Here's the list of places on our dream trip list. We fully realize we can't do all of these. We know we'll likely have to cut a country or two completely. But we'd like to see a lot. To do that, I need help planning our itinerary. Here's our list of locations. What can't we miss? What can we? What essential am I (God forbid) forgetting? What's the best way to do this? Am I insane?
I know this is asking a lot. And I won't be paying you any, like, you know, commission. But you will have our eternal gratitude!
Cliffs of Mohrer
Isle of Skye
A small medieval town like Rouen or Provins or Chartres or Rochefort-en-Terre