So after talking about it for nearly a year I have FINALLY booked the plane tickets for my husband and I to visit the UK. We will be arriving in London on Wednesday, May 20th and departing from Edinburgh on Sunday, May 31st. This is all that I've booked for the moment, and while I have a pretty solid itinerary planned there is just one detail I want to hash out before I finalize the rest.
Right now I am planning to arrive in London on Wednesday morning (May 20th), daytrip to Cardiff that Saturday (May 23rd), and depart London for Edinburgh on Tuesday (May 26th). Then one full day in Edinburgh, followed by a 3-day Isle of Skye tour departing on Thursday, May 28th and returning to Edinburgh the evening of Saturday, May 30th. Then we will leave Edinburgh for home on Sunday, May 31st. Here's the current plan laid out more plainly:
*Wednesday (May 20, 2015): Arrive at 8:30am in London.
*Saturday (May 23): Daytrip to Cardiff
*Tuesday (May 26): Leave London for Edinburgh. Should allow for about half a day in Edinburgh.
*Thursday: Isle of Skye tour
*Friday: Isle of Skye tour
*Saturday: Isle of Skye tour; return to Edinburgh at about 7:30pm that evening.
*Sunday (May 31): Depart for home in the morning.
Overall I feel pretty good about this itinerary. The only concern I have is that this plan only allows one full day in Edinburgh. To be honest, though, I feel like that may be enough given my relatively short "must-see" list. The only things I really want to do is walk around Old Town, visit Edinburgh Castle, Arthur's Seat, and Holyrood Park/Abbey. Anything else would just be a bonus. Is a day and a half plenty of time for this? I *could* add more time in Edinburgh by leaving London on Monday instead of Tuesday, but I am more concerned about shortchanging London... I realize I am on the Edinburgh forum, so may get some biased answers, but what do you all think?