Thank you all for your responses. Much appreciation for those with constructive thoughts and views. I will (and have) taken them into consideration.
It seems that many responses have taken a negative turn so I am politely bowing out ..... I will not respond to future responses re: my itinerary. Life's too short to continually respond to the negatiave as I have already modified my journey and it seems to suit those who actually care about offering the best advice on this forum.
I am a happy person just looking for some suggestions ...and willing to take suggestions from those who offer it in a positive light.
So .... Good Luck to you all! Esp to those who find glee in the negativity; I truly hope you find serenity and peace and something more than responding with negative criticism to tripadvisor posts looking for helpful advice :- )