Hello Friends. I'm renting a car and touring southern England after spending 7 days in London. Please advise on my itinerary below. Do you think I have too much planned on Day Eight? I do not want to rush or miss anything. Should I move Avebury to Day 14? How does my Cotswold portion look? What is your opinion about Day 14? We are 2 adults and 3 teenaged daughters interested in nature, literature, and history.
*Check out of Pimlico flat early. Go to Heathrow Airport to pick up 7-day car rental.
*Drive to (and tour) Avebury, Stonehenge, Salisbury
*Sleep in Salisbury
*Spend entire day in Bath
*Sleep in Lacock
*Morning stroll/hike into Lacock town (village). See abbey. Probably stay until mid afternoon.
*Drive around Lower Cotswolds including Castlecomb, maybe Burford. Try to get to Bibury in late afternoon/early evening to avoid the crowds at the Trout Farm. We are also considering the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, but are unsure if it is worthy of our time, since we have ample access to Roman artifacts in NYC at the Met.
* Hike/Walk to Belas Knap if we decide to drive westerly. In that case, climb the Broadway tower...What do you experts suggest for this day?
*Sleep in Stow on the Wold
*Drive around Upper Cotswolds, including 1-2 hour hike between the Slaughters, Morton in
Marsh and the Falconry Center, and (if possible) Snowshill, Chipping Camden
*Sleep in Stow on the Wold again
*Full Day pilgrimage to Stratford Upon Avon. I am a Shakespeare FANATIC!!
*Royal Shakespeare Co play (YEA) at night
*Sleep in Stratford Upon Avon
*See whatever we missed in SUA
*Sleep in SUA again
DAY FOURTEEN OPTION 1:
* Oxford: Christ Church, punting, Harry Potter sights, Magdelan... (hotel near City center and therefore expensive)
DAY FOURTEEN OPTION 2:
* Spend more time in Cotswolds (get cheaper hotel).
* Explore Uffington and White Horse
* Avebury if we missed it on Day Eight.
*Morning drive back to Heathrow Airport to return rental car
*1:00 Flight out of Heathrow Terminal 4
Any suggestions would be most appreciated!!! :)