Surprising 40 yo husband with a transatlantic cruise from FL to Canary Islands, Barcelona, Nice, Florence/Pisa and ending in Rome. Have 9 nights to spend between Rome, ???, and London before flying back to CA. Time of year is end of April, beg. of May...
I know we should spend a few nights in both Rome and London on each end. The question is: Is there a place to visit in between or during (ie day trips) Rome or London? How many nights would you factor in each place? How would you get from point a (Rome) to point b (London)... plane, train, etc.
We're not much into all days spent at museums, do like ruins (loved Ephesus), and like 'highlights'. Young(ish) and agile but will have min. 2 large suitcases to schlep.
Any and all thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Am feeling overwhelmed by this momentual decision! And yes, $$$ is somewhat of a factor. Need to be middle class type accomodations/travel experience!