Europe in november/december!
Replies: 8 - Last Post: May 25, 2012 9:22 AM Last Post By: neverwinter
May 24, 2012 3:27 AM
Europe in november/december!Hey everyone..
My friend and i are looking to go to europe beginning of november for about 6-7 weeks.
Just wondering if anyone has any advice for us on where to go, the weather around then (if we will freeze), getting around-trains, planes? And any other infirmation you think we'd be interested in. We are 21 years old and interested in going out and meeting new people but also culture/art/museums.
Our budget will most likely be around Ten thousand Dollars.
May 24, 2012 11:25 AM
May 24, 2012 3:54 PM
Don't listen to the negativity...these forums ARE the place to ask questions of any sort. In terms of Europe, I would personally go to Italy/Portugal/France. It doesn't matter if it's cold - it's still Europe and it will be amazing!! I am also going to Europe in December/January. Europe has amazing train systems from what I have heard, so it is easy to get around. I suppose you will have to be patient if the weather is bad, but I think it's completely do-able. Plus, it will be off-peak season, so accomodation may be a little cheaper, but it will be expensive generally.
Go for it.
May 24, 2012 3:58 PM
3The only cloths you need is a pair of Timberlands, decent pair of combats, pair of jeans and a few T's. Go to a bargain store and get a lightweight and a puffer type jacket and you're invincible... Just get bits as and when you need them on your travels... Oh dont forget a pair of trainers/sneekers... Always works for me...
May 24, 2012 7:58 PM
4I'm with winogirl on not listening to the negativity - what IS it with some people, ask travel questions on a travel question forum and get your bloody head bitten off - but based on my rather depressing Paris-in-December and Ireland-in-November trips, given a choice I would save my hard-earned money for June-July even if the trip is shorter. (Haven't been to Spain and such, can't advise).
If the choice is between winter and postponing for a very long time, though- invest in some really good heat insulation (gloves and earmuffs make a huge difference) and/or focus on museums and food rather than counting heavily on brilliant landscapes, and have a great time!
May 25, 2012 2:37 AM
5Personally I am not bothered about the cold, it is better than damp! Earlier post are correct we could do with a bit more info to give you more informed answers.
Having said that I would go for Berlin-Krakow-Budapest-Vienna-Prague (and back to Berlin). It will be cold but they are all great cities for art/culture/museums and going out, plus they are significantly cheaper cities (particularly Krakow) than say Paris/Rome/London.
May 25, 2012 3:34 AM
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May 25, 2012 4:55 AM
7Assuming you aren't planning on seeing every country in Europe in one go I'd stay away from the UK and Ireland unless you really really want to come here. Save it for another trip during our summer. November and December is utterly miserable here, grey and wet. You won't freeze and if you really want to then fair enough but all your photo's will have a grey sky background and you in a raincoat.
May 25, 2012 9:22 AM
8big continent, Europe. Where would you like to go?
I would concur that the south of the big continent would be better, Nov/Dec is pretty miserable in the north with short days and damp weather. Great museum weather though.
also be careful at Christmas - bad time to travel with everything shut.
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