Time for #traveltiptuesday -- if you don't like a packed schedule at home, you also won't like it on vacation.
A common part of the planning process is to get excited and think you'll WANT to do that long list of stuff you put in, who even cares if you are busy from 8am til 8pm, after all it's all fun stuff, amirite?
You won't want to. Trust. How do I know?
Because I'm guilty of this myself. Not so much on vacations, but on work trips, definitely.
See that pic above? Yeah that's me at the beginning of a 3 week trip of Ireland. When I'm still fresh faced and hopeful.
I stayed a different place every night, had several meetings each day while trying to fit in sightseeing, all traveling solo (which I like, but means I do all the driving). Fun fact, I destroyed my pinky toe with a bad shoe choice on day 1 that lead to me bleeding through socks each day, and an elaborate bandage system (and slight limp!) I planned this trip AGGRESSIVELY. I knew it was a lot before I went (not my first rodeo), but realized by the end it was too long for my purposes (3 week vacation sounds amazing, 3 week work trip is exhausting). By the end, my foot was still pretty jacked up and I was sick.
I don't want you to think it was a bad trip. In fact it had so many magical moments. It was just too long and overscheduled.
You don't have to have this experience. Let a travel pro save you from yourself, and make sure your trip has downtime and a nice pace.