Is this itinerary OK?
Replies: 7 - Last Post: Nov 14, 2012 2:18 PM Last Post By: lucapal
Nov 13, 2012 4:57 PM
Is this itinerary OK?Need urgent approval on the schedule:
8th Jan 2013 Edinburgh -->13th Dublin (4 days) --> 18th Barcelona (4 days) --> 23rd Paris (5.5 days) --> 4th Feb Berlin (6.5 days) --> 8th Prague (4 days) --> 12th Vienna (5 days) --> Budapest -- Hong Kong
Dates - date(s) leaving the city
* preferrably sleeper trains
Please let me know if there are any city I should have taken out/ left in, and whether I ahve planned too long/ short a trip in some.
Nov 13, 2012 9:47 PM
Nov 14, 2012 12:58 AM
Nov 14, 2012 1:00 AM
3AS Aribo says...
You presumably chose these places for a reason?
But we don't know what that reason is....we don't know your likes,dislikes,budget,travel style,what you want to do on this trip or indeed anything else about you.
So how can we tell you that its ok for you or not?
Is it possible to do that trip...yes.
Nov 14, 2012 1:18 AM
4Hi - and welcome to Thorn Tree.
As others have already said the trip is possible, but a lot depends on what you want to do.
Personally, I wouldn't spend 5 days in Vienna or 6 days in Berlin, but maybe you have reasons to do so.
6 days in Edinburgh would be way too much for me.
As well as seeing the city for a couple of days, I'd hire a car and do several 100 miles around Scotland.
Is that your thing or not?
You only mention cities, mostly capitals, so can we all assume you don't like the countryside?
Back to you.
Nov 14, 2012 2:00 PM
thanks for the input. For your information I was planning the route above because i have a genuine interest in artsy sort of places like the ones from Berlin to Budapest, with Berlin being a must- go on my list (therefore devoting quite a lot of attention to it.
I'm not huge on the foodie scene, although I Am planning to swing by Barcelona simply because I need to fulfil my long-held wish to check it out.
I'd been to Paris before with my family, though I suspect it might not be the same on a second visit....plus as cliche as it has become (really, come on) I suspect 1) there is no way to bypass it on my way to Berlin, 2) I am not sure I should miss out on it.
And then there's the snow problem...been told I should leave a few days out for flexibility IF I really have to travel then, which makes planning even harder as I can only have so much as 1.5 month at most of travelling /bleeding my wallet dry .....
I can ditch Dublin, I suppose, a small let down though since I think it may appeal to me the same way Berlin would.
Originaly planning to take advantage of the cheap flights between Dublin and the European cities.
And I DO lik countryside. It's just that I figured Winter is not the time for it, nor am I an avid Skier
Nov 14, 2012 2:04 PM
Nov 14, 2012 2:18 PM
7If those are the places you want to go..and you seem to have reasons to do so..then why not?
Personally i wouldn't book it all in advance..I'd just go to the first destination and then take it from there.You will have no trouble finding accommodation at that time of year.
However if you want to use cheap flights it will probably cost you a fair bit more in airfares to leave it all open rather than book everything.The flexibility is worth it to me.....
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