I'm a 34 year old male, travelling to London/UK/Europe for the first time this April (Apr. 14th-May 15th).
I'm fun, easy-going, and pretty much open to most things. I want to use this time to just bum around a few countries and experience the various cultures.
Some of my interests include: trying new foods/wines, hitting clubs/lounges, checking out concerts, hitting a football game (no preference in team/league), hanging out with locals (not necessarily doing the "tourist" thing), etc.
I do have a friend that lives in London, however, he may NOT there when I arrive (he's job-hunting)...so I'm planning to do all of this on my own. I do have a connection who is pretty hooked up in the club industry in London, so evening activities shouldn't be a problem.
Keep in mind, i have only booked my flight, and NOTHING else, so I'm open to some tips/suggestions. :)
1) What will the weather be like during this time of the year?
2) I would like to hit the following places during this trip:
Is this realistic considering i'll be there for about a month? I'd open to spending a short time in each country, if it meant seeing more...
3) If I am arriving in GATWICK, how should i determine which order i should do the countries in?
4) How would you recommend getting around these various places? (ie. Train/plane....)
5)Two things i want to do in ENGLAND - Visit family friend in Southhampton, and check out STONEHENGE (only if you people would recommend it.). If STONEHENGE sucks/or is boring, i could skip it...Especially if it's out of the way.
Anyways, I know it's alot of info, but, even if someone is able to suggest a few things/give me pointers/etc... I would greatly appreciate it!
Thank you, in advance, for your help!