My husband (38 y/o) and I (32 y/o) will be traveling to London, Edinburgh and Dublin for 17 days in the last week of March through early April. In London, we will be staying with family members in Gillingham Kent so we will be taking the train back and forth to London and driving to Bath and Stonehenge. In Edinburgh, we will be staying at Jury's Inn next to Waverly Train station and in Dublin, we will be staying at Blooms Hotel in the Temple Bar area. We will not have a car in Dublin.
We are also thinking of doing a day trip to Brussels from London. We are not sure if this is worth a day trip OR save it for another European vacation.
We need your help and suggestions with our itinerary. Many many thanks! :)
Here's what our itinerary looks like:
Day 1: Flight from US to London - Arrive London
Day 2: Arrive London - get settled and rest due to jet lag
Day 3: Bath and Stonehenge
Day 4: London
Day 5: Windsor
Day 6: London
Day 7: Edinburgh
Day 8: Edinburgh and the countryside (Stirling Castle and Whiskey Tour)
Day 9: Flight back to London early @ 6:00AM; for the rest of the day, just hang out in London
Day 10: Cambridge
Day 11: Day Trip to Brussels
Day 12: Flight to Dublin from London early @ 8:00am/ hang out in Dublin for the rest of the day
Day 13: Dublin
Day 14: Day Trip to Galway from Dublin
Day 15: Day Trip to Belfast from Dublin
Day 16: Glendadough/Mt. Wicklow
Day 17: Flight from Dublin back to US (early 6am flight)
Any suggestions/comments/ideas is appreciated. Thank you so much!