10 days trip to France + ?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Feb 4, 2013 11:32 AM Last Post By: neckervd
Jan 31, 2013 6:19 AM
10 days trip to France + ?Hi Friends,
I am traveling with my wife to Paris for 3 days during 1st week March.
I have another 7/8 days left in Europe and would like to get your suggestions as where to head ?
Is south France better or should i go for Swiss/Italy ?
This is my wife's 1st trip to Europe..
Thanks in advance for the advices...
Jan 31, 2013 8:45 AM
Jan 31, 2013 9:35 AM
2Read what you have written and then ask yourself how you would answer it if someone else had posted it about your home country continent.
What difference does it make where I would go, I'm not going. Go where YOU are interested in going.
Do some reading of threads here before posting. Have you any idea how many people post saying, 'I'm going to Europe, where should I go?'
From the TT Community Guidelines (which you should have read after joining the TT and before posting.
"Do: Your homework: Some travel questions are very common. Look around on the web, and on lonelyplanet.com to see if they’re already been answered. Check the Frequently Asked Questions found at the top of many branches and do a search. It can be frustrating for our members if they have to answer the same question repeatedly."
Read more: http://www.lonelyplanet.com/community-guidelines#ixzz2JZjrjX00
Jan 31, 2013 10:22 AM
Feb 2, 2013 12:03 AM
Thanks for your replies and sorry for being so brief about my query..
We are in early-thirties. No budget restrictions. Looking for some adventure, experimenting with local food (btw we are vegetarians), good Nite-life, beautiful nature/scenic beauties..
I will stay in Paris for 3 days and then planning to head to Nice for another 3 days. remaing 4 days was thinking of going to either Switzerland or Italy. Need your suggestions. Although we don't Ski but we are very eager to experiece snow..
Also please suggest what is the best way to go from Nice to Venice ? We are planning to buy 3/4 countries Euro Rail Pass 1st class Pass.
Feb 2, 2013 12:25 AM
5Your question is like saying. -'m goiing to Bombay for 3 days, then should I go to Rajasthan or Kerala? And should I have dosa or idli for breakfast? How can anybody answer this?
You have to decide what places are more appealing to you.
Why have you picked Nice? Do you have specific reasons to go there? Somehow it shows up on many itineraries but nobody knows why- I doubt it would make anybody's list of top 25 places to see in Europe.
And I very much doubt a Eurail pass is going to be worth it given that you are looking at only 3 journeys or so.
Of course you can travel 1st if you like (I sometimes do) but you'll be paying a lot more and European 2nd class is better than 1st class in India.
Feb 2, 2013 5:55 AM
Why are you so irritated with my query !! If some1 visits India and wants to know what next- Kerala or Rajasthan after Mumbai then what's wrong ?? Both are completely different and i can well guide him as per his preferences...I guess this forum is to help others and not to poke fun..
I mentioned details of my preference as a reply to "wateenmooiedag".. I never asked what should i eat so stop behaving like a moron..
For your information i have been to Europe for business "n" no. of times .. I know well European 2nd class is better then 1st class in India. You don't have to specify it.
Chill and as a senior member of this forum you must help 1st timers like me rather then digging faults in their queries.. There's always a 1st time for every1..
Feb 2, 2013 7:38 AM
7shivmani, you're missing the point.
The information you provide (No budget restrictions. Looking for some adventure, experimenting with local food, etc) doesn't help in narrowing it down.
no budget restrictions is of course nonsense. Everybody has some restrictions (if you were truly Bill Gates-style rich, you wouldn't be posting here). Adventure is not a word i would associate with some of the most-visited parts of Europe. And everywhere has local food- not sure how you want to experiment with it.
Everybody here is willing to help but, as pointed out by some others, you must do your part. Otherwise it ends quickly. If you take the feedback to heart, you'll quickly learn how to get really useful info out of this forum. If not, you won;t...
tell us why you chose Nice. tell us what appeals to you in Switzerland and Italy. Tell us where you have already been. Tell us why you don;t want to explore France in more depth. Be open to a two way conversation, and it will be a much richer discussion..
Feb 2, 2013 9:04 AM
8Shivmani, read through all the threads that sound like they will be of interest to you, on at least the first 10 pages of this branch. You will find lots of relevant info that has ALREADY been written.
For example, you will no doubt find a thread on 'rail pass or no rail pass'. Reading a thread like that will help you decide if you should buy a pass or not.
You will find threads on what people plan to see and do in Italy and Switzerland. They will help you decide which is for you.
AFTER you have done some reading, come back and ask questions about things you could not find out about for yourself. Again, as per the TT Community Guidelines: "Do: Your homework: Some travel questions are very common. Look around on the web, and on lonelyplanet.com to see if they’re already been answered. Check the Frequently Asked Questions found at the top of many branches and do a search. It can be frustrating for our members if they have to answer the same question repeatedly."
That is me helping you as a first time poster shivmani. To help you does not mean I have to do things YOUR way and answer questions that have been asked and answered countless times or are too vague because you have not done enough research first before posting.
Feb 4, 2013 12:40 AM
9Thanks MTL and travelinstyle46 for the infos and guidance. I will surely go through previous threads relevant to my topic.
Can you tell me what is the best way to go from Nice to Florence or Venice..
Also guide me for best way for Venice to Interlaken..
Probably you can guide me to some nearby station to Nice from where we can get better train connections !!
No specific reasons for selecting Nice !! Probably to club Nice+Cannes+Monte Carlo together.
Our tentative Iteniary will be :
Paris - 3 days
Nice - 3 days (with day trips to Cannes/Monte Carlo)
Florence - 2 days (with day trip to Pisa)
Venice - 3 days
Interlaken - 2 days
Feb 4, 2013 5:13 AM
10thanks for your understanding.
I suggest you post this as a new query on the main branch so people can help you- now they see a vague OP and many people won't bother to read all the responses.
Looking at your itinerary:
- You've not taken travel time into account. once you do it will be more like 3 days Paris, 2 1/2 day Nice, 1 1/2 Florence, 2 1/2 day Venice, 1 1/2 day Interlaken
- NIce/Monaco/Cannes are probably 3 of the most boring places to visit. Drop them altogether and add the days somewhere else to compensate for the time you lose travelling.
- with 1 1/2 day in Florence or even 2 don;t bother with a day trip. It's simply more time wasted in transit whereas there is more than enough to keep you busy in Florence.
- INterlaken is a transit hub. There is nothing of interest in Interlaken itself. Where do you want to go?
Feb 4, 2013 9:52 AM
11Ditto. Best is a meaningless word unless you define it.
Travel time, is time NOT spent IN places and must be accounted for.
So for example :
Day 1: To Paris
Day2: In Paris
Day3: In Paris
Day4: To Nice
Day5: In Nice or nearby
Day6: In Nice or nearby
Day7: To Florence
Day8: In Florence or nearby
Day9: To Venice
Day10: In Venice
Day11: In Venice
Day12: To Interlaken
Day13: In Interlaken
and presumably day 14: From Interlaken to wherever.
That is 6 days out of 14 spent moving. That's 42% of your time spent not IN places but in BETWEEN places. Sound like best use of time to you?
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