Europe - Western Europe
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My fiancee and I have booked flights into Venice and out of Rome. Other than two nights in Venice we are not entirely sure where we would like to go.
I have have had one weekend break in Florence before (we should definitely check it out together) but my fiancee has never been to Italy.
We plan to travel by car and we have 13 nights during August. We both want to relax and see the best beaches that Italy has to offer but we also want to sample some of the cities and enjoy a party or two along the way.
Any suggestions would be most welcome.
Ian + Abby
Hello fellow travelers,
We are a couple in our early 30's w 3 yo girl planning a spontaneous 7-10 day trip to North Italy during mid Aug.
We were thinking of hiring a campervan and traveling around, as we are on a tight budget and also thought it could be a great way to see stuff off the beaten track..
We are pretty flexible with our destination choice but would hope to visit (not in any particular order): Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Milano, and any places/parks worth visiting in between (tips please,Thanx!)...
- Would you recommend the campervan option? It seems more feasible because it saves $ on hotels, food and trains, but with high prices on petrol and parking spot fees it might not be worth it??
- Any leads for a good campervan hire comapny in Milano area?
- Italy goes on holidays in August, how does that effect the campervan option? will pl...
I am in desperate need of some advice! My girlfriend has been begging me to take her to Switzerland so that she can go to the HR Giger museum in Gruyeres - so I have finally decided on planning a trip for sometime in December-January. First I want to know if thats a good time to go to Switzerland ... then I also need advice creating an itinerary (not hotels and flights and stuff because I can handle all that) but more so and what cities to go to.
So here are some details - I am thinking since we are making the long trip from California we should probably spend 10-12 days there. Some of the cities I would be interested in are the major ones such as Geneve, Zurich and anything else you can recommend that is interesting in between. I want to use public transportation and not a car so any information on trains/buses etc would also be helpful.
Please give me any t... more »
I am in the planning stages for my trip to Europe next summer. The only thing set in stone is that we arrive in Athens on April 26, 2013, and we depart Paris on June 7, 2013. This is a tentative itinerary I have been working on, but I need some second opinions. I am thinking about cutting London and spreading those days out and adding Prague on the way to Vienna, but I am not sure what I should do. We like to visit museums, churches, experience local culture, we like good wine, food, scenery, etc...
Let me know what you all think and what I should consider changing. I am open to suggestions. I would also like some opinions on me cutting London as well.
April 26 - April 29
April 30 - May 1
May 2 - 8
May 9 - 12
May 13 - 15
May 16 - 19
May 20 - 22
May 23 - 26
May 27 - 28
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Ok so I've been planing a large scale trip to Europe for about 6 months now covering turkey, Greece, Hungary, Austria, Czech republic, Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium. I budgeted about $40 a day for staying in hostels. And $ 60 a day for food trying to eat on the cheap whenever possible I have a place to stay with friends for a week in Istambul and a week in Vienna. I've already paid for rooms for my three days in Munich over Octoberfest. The trip should last 75 days euro rail pass for German netherlands Belgium about $500 cheap flights out of turkey to Greece and Greece to Hungary $110 each total I'm looking at a budget of around $13,000
Or Around €10,600 does this seem reasonable high or low?
After spending a few days (maybe a week) exploring the Black Forest from Freiburg, we'd like to go explore Bavaria. I've heard Fussen is a great base for this, but I can't find an easy way to get from Freiburg to Fussen. The German train website makes it look like we hav to change trains at least twice and taking 6 hours. Is this the most efficient way? Is there a direct bus I haven't heard of?
Thanks in advance for your help everyone! :)
I will be in Athens on 25 Aug and plan to hire a car, drive it to Litorocho on 27 Aug and stay the night, then climb Mt Olympus in a day, then on to Thessaloniki. After that I'll head over to Florina. If anyone is interested in sharing the ride/walk for any part of that, let me know.
I'm using my mates account as I had a few questions to ask about Europe. I was hoping to head over to Europe next May and had a list of places I wanted to travel to with my fiancee.
The places include:
Paris (5 nights)
London (5 nights)
Ibiza (2 nights)
Barcelona (2 nights)
Rome (3 nights)
Venice (3 nights)
Berlin (2 nights)
Amsterdam (2 nights)
Prague (2 nights)
Glasgow (2 nights)
Are the time frames which I have located long enough for where we intend to go? And are there any places we should add on or maybe get rid of? Any help is very much appreciated!
After 6 long gruesome work months finally booked a trip to Florence and Rome.
I will be visiting an Italian freind in Florence and then heading to Rome on 5-6 August, and will be in Rome and around for 7-8 days...
Looking forward to meet fellow travellers and open for suggestions for day trips near Rome either to the beaches or the 4 lakes..quite flexible around travel plans..
Any you guys want to join, meet up, drop me a line and we could decide on a rendezvous point...
Me and my wife are going to cordoba on September.
Any idea where can I spent time to watch sun down in Cordoba>?
I'm planning a month in Spain. This will be my first overseas trip on my own. I didn't expect to be planning this so quickly, but I ended up quitting a job and so I'm planning to go for the month of September (give or take a week for departure). I have a lot of questions.
1. Accommodation. I'd like to travel on a budget, so I'm considering hostels, but I've only stayed in single/double hostel rooms in the past. Do people usually have problems sleeping in dorm rooms? I'm 40 (nearly 41!) and a friend has said that these places are often full of younger folk "peacocking about" to try to get laid. She thinks I may not sleep well, and I do sometimes find it hard to sleep.
2. Artsy stuff to see and do. I'm a musician, interested in music that borders experimental and pop or rock. I also love Almodovar movies, Dali and Picasso, and science fiction. Barcelona is a must-see for t... more »
Am planning to go to Empuriabrava (from Barcelona) for skydiving - which i have heard is brillant. Is there anything to do around there - so that i can spend the day before heading back to Barcelona? is it easy to travel from the aerodrome to other locations? i would do my dive around 9 - 10 am. Would have the day free post which i plan to head back to Barcelona around 4 pm (can i do a snokerling tour in between).
We have a day to travel from Milan to Zurich and wanted to hear advice about the train trip. The Wilheim Express is pretty pricey and from what i understand is the same route as the regional train. Has anybody caught it? What was it like? Views, crowded etc.
Did you have to change trains at either Lugano / Bellinzona or anywhere in Switzerland?
So I am in desperate need of some advice....
First off, I am in the process of trying to plan a trip to Italy. My main goal is to spend 3-4 weeks (at least), and hopefully be able to travel to Venice, Florence, Rome, Sorrento, Milan and Bologna. I know this might sound impossible, but I guess it depends on how my travel arrangements go. I have also looked into tour guides like Topdeck, but I find that there tours are too short, and I'd like to spend more than two days in each city.
Secondly, I would most likely be going on my own, which is why I tried to look into the tour guides.
My other option, that I've just recently looked into is working/and volunteering abroad...
If anyone has any advice or can even share there experiences with the tours, I would very much appreciate it.
Husband and I are travelling through Portugal--Lisbon--in late September. Does anyone have any recommendations for budget lodging, clean, quiet but at the same time not too far off the beaten path? We'll be there a week.
Thanks so much for your help.
There are several listed in Lonely Planet book but they don't always match with hostelworld--a bit confusing.
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