My wife, daughter (6yo) and I plan on being in Europe in August from Canada, and would like any advice/thoughts/suggestions/opinions/recommendations/must do's etc. based on our travel "profile" below. Our flights are booked - getting into London morning of Aug 11 and leaving from Nice on morning of September 2. Note that I have to work in London and Amsterdam, and I have been to London few times and AMS once. The rest of the trip is vacation. The tentative itinerary is:
Aug 11 - 15 (4N) - London - take evening train from London on 15
Aug 15 - 18 (3N) - Amsterdam - take train to Paris on 18 morning/afternoon (can extend stay in AMS by a day if
Aug 18 - 24 (6N) - Paris - take train to Avignon and rent a car
We like to balance everything our in terms of experiencing culture, food, sightseeing, history/museums, local vibe, hipster stuff, couple of kids activities mixed in, relaxing, beach etc.
1) Are there any suggestions on changing the mix of days - too many in one place, too little etc.?
2) Tentatively, we have 2 full days in AMS. Should we add another day there?
3) Instead of takin a train from AMS to Paris, should we rent a car to Paris, stopping by in Bruge for a day (or is this going to make it costlier due to drop off in another country)?
5) Any other time saving, cost saving, must do/see tips?
Any information, opinion, experience will help us better plan our trip to maximize our time! Thanks in advance!