20 days in europe in Feburary 13
Replies: 21 - Last Post: Dec 19, 2012 7:02 AM Last Post By: MTL
Dec 4, 2012 9:57 AM
20 days in europe in Feburary 13I am going for my honeymoon to europe in mid Feb 13 for duration of 20 days.
My details are as follows
santorini for 4 nights(14th feb-18th)
athens for 1 night(18th-19th),
rome for 2 nights (19th-21st)
Berlin or Munich or Fusssen for 4 nights (21st-25th)
Interlaken 4 nights(25th-01 Mar)
Paris 4 nights(01 Mar-05 Mar)
I am confused between berlin,munich and fussen as i want to see castles in fussen and WW II sites as well. However since my next point will be interlaken hence i thin fussen/munich willl be more convinent. I heve decided to see these places instead of venice as i guess in feb it rains a lot and floods in venice.
All of them are in sequence of my travel.
Is it worth travelling to all these place in month of Feb. Is my trip too tight. Please suggest
Dec 4, 2012 10:21 AM
1If you skip Santorini, Athens and Rome you wouldn't have to choose between the things you want to see in Germany. And what is the logic of ending up in Paris after having spent four days in Switzerland, other than that Paris also happens to be in Europe?
SIx places in four countries in three weeks is really too much. It's supposed to be a honeymoon and not an exercise in catching planes and trains.
If you're interested in German places, why not just fly to Berlin, work yourself slowly to the south of Germany, visit some other interesting places in between, like Dresden and Nürnberg, have some easy days in Interlaken, and fly back home from some airport nearby. The rest of Europe will probably be there for some time.
Dec 4, 2012 10:33 AM
2have you read this?
Dec 4, 2012 11:24 AM
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Dec 4, 2012 1:39 PM
8That means solving your first marital problem: how to convince the most beloved one that Santorini is a perfectly wonderful idea, just only not in February. And that's no use being in Athens for just one night. And that it would be something bordering on sacrilege to stay only a pitiful two days in Rome, and then going on to somewhere in Germany without seeing Florence (and the other wonders of Tucany) and Venice (and the other wonders of northern Italy). But that life is long, and that this is not the first and last chance to visit Europe, and that you'll be most cooperative for planning a more rewarding trip to Greece during which Santorini can be enjoyed in a more suitable season, and combined with some nice other islands (I can recommend the low-key Cyclades) and a real stay at the end in Athens to soak up the antique culture instead of only one night.
(And who the hell had the idea of having a honeymoon in February?)
Dec 4, 2012 7:03 PM
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Dec 4, 2012 10:27 PM
11There's nothing wrong in theory with a February honeymoon. But unless you enjoy winter sports, you're going want to select destinations with lots of indoor activities--museums, churches, etc. Rome, Berlin, Munich and Paris fit this description--and with less than 3 weeks, you might not want to plan on much more (only one day when you wake up and go to sleep in Rome simply isn't worth the time and expense of getting there).
You could of course postpone the honeymoon. or you could shape it to fit the season. Doing neither will not provide an optimal experience. Even strikingly beautiful places quickly lose their charm when you're freezing your ass off.
What should you do? Show your fiancee this thread, for starters.
Dec 5, 2012 1:50 AM
124 nights is too much for Santorini, even in high season. 1 night at Athens and 2 nights at Rome ar by far not enough for even a short visit of these towns. 4 nights at Interlaken are by far too much (boring place, absoutely nothing to do or to see in winter).
So, you plan to maximise time spent in airports, planes and boring places and to bypass all interesting sites.
That's just my conclusion, not a critique. You are of course free to do whatever you like. It's up to you!
Castles: in Western Europe, you find real castles everywhere. No need to go to the Disneyland like kitsch building (neither a fortress, nor a real palace) at Neuschwanstein.
Dec 5, 2012 5:08 AM
13I guess a good trip will be 4 nights in santorini then 6 nights in rome followed by 4 nights in interlaken( in which there will be day trips to lot of places and glacier) and finally 4 nights in paris. i think this is fair enough and comfortable. Though i will miss the castle in Neuschwanstein which i think looks faboulous in snow. also i cant help it but i gotta go in feb.
Dec 5, 2012 7:18 AM
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