[QUOTE=Mickey Mom;952798]Our trips are 10-14nights. Only did we go once for 7days and it just wasn’t long enough for us. There is so much to do and we like to have some “down” days as well to just relax. There are also a lot of other factors you individually have to take in: how far away you travel from, if you have young kids, etc. The extra time/cost from a further destination usually works out better to make the trip a bit longer, and, you can’t get as much done in a day with three young kids as you could if you are just two adults.[/QUOTE]
I totally agree with Mickey Mom. We have three kids 5 and under, and we have to take breaks in the middle of the day and/or get back to the room at a decent time at night or life just isn’t fun, no matter where we are! :laugh: So, I would say our stays are typically around 8-9 nights. We leave as early as humanly possible the first day and take the latest flight we can on departure day.
As for your situation, I would definitely stay as long as you want. You are paying for the airfare, no matter how long you stay. Food isn’t costing anything. Souvenirs are minimal - they don’t tend to add up the longer we stay. The only thing you’d need to worry about is hotel. There are some great deals going on, so I’m sure even that isn’t a huge cost for 1-2 extra nights.
Think about it this way, you are spending this time with your daughter, who, if she is anything like mine, is growing up way too fast. Cherish the time that you have when she actually WANTS to take trips with just you, to a place you both love, to celebrate her birthday. Before long, you will just embarrass her, she’ll sass you all the time, and neither of you will enjoy it. I would love to take a trip with only my oldest, and hopefully, someday I’ll be able to. Go, enjoy yourself, and capture the memories with your darling little girl.