My husband and I are visiting Europe for the first time ever in October, and we can’t wait! I already purchased our airfare (because the price was just too good!) so we fly out of Washington, DC on Oct. 1 and land in London on Oct. 2. Since we have never been there before, and don’t know many people who have, I had a few questions I am hoping you all can help me out with!
1. Is 11 days really enough time to do a southern Italy tour and a southern Ireland tour? Rome is an absolute must, but we also would like to see Pompei, Venice, Florence, and the Amalfi Coast. I was thinking of spending about 8 days in Italy and 3 in Ireland before going back to London for our return flight. I just don’t know if I am nuts or if this is doable.
2. We would probably be flying into Dublin, but can you recommend any places/cities that we should visit in our 3 days in Ireland? I think we will rent a car.
3. Is the easiest way to get around Italy via the train system? And if so, is it hard to cart two big suitcases around with us?
I hope my questions don’t seem ridicuolously stupid, I just have a bad concept of time (and space) and don’t know if I am trying to pack too much into 11 days. We really want to enjoy ourselves and not worry about checking our watches all the time, but I also want to be able to see as much as we can because who knows if we will ever have the opportunity to go back!
Thanks so much!!