For the last week of August, I am considering a 4 night trip. The basic iternary is arrive in Rotterdam on Monday afternoon, a day trip to Utrecht on Tuesday, and then 2 full days in Rotteram before returning home. For my day trip in Utrecht, I hope to cover both the Cathedral and Schroder House and hopefully one more attraction (time permitting). I am travelling alone, just want to make some good constructive use of some annual leave I must use, so trying to keep the costs to a minimal, hence only the 4 nights rather then a full week.
1) Will 2.5 half days in Rotterdam be enough to cover 'most' of the main sites?
2) What is the best way (good comprimise between costs and speed) to get to Utrecht? According to rail europe, I can get a £18 return ticket with travel duration 38 mins.
3) Is there any days in the week where I shoudl avoid visiting certain attractions for both cities?
Any other advice / guidance about my trip will be much apprciated, thank you!