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1st time in Europe - Please critique our itinerary

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Hello,

We are a 20-something, newly married couple, physically fit and really excited about our first trip to Europe. I've been trawling through several posts on various euro country forums here, gorging on all the valuable advice from you lovely people and have sort-of arrived at this itinerary below. I would love your honest feedback and any suggestions for changes to our itinerary.

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1-Sep-13 fly from New Zealand. long flight!
2-Sep-13 Land in London..in one piece. Sleep the jetlag.
3-Sep-13 London
4-Sep-13 London
5-Sep-13 London
6-Sep-13 London
7-Sep-13 One day trip to Oxford
8-Sep-13 One day trip to Stonhenge.
9-Sep-13 London
10-Sep-13 Catch morning train to Edinburgh.
11-Sep-13 Edinburgh
12-Sep-13 Edinburgh
13-Sep-13 Catch morning flight to Paris.
14-Sep-13 Paris
15-Sep-13 Paris
16-Sep-13 Paris
17-Sep-13 Day trip to Versailles.
18-Sep-13 Catch morning flight to Krakow. Visit Oskar Schindler's factory.
19-Sep-13 Auschwitz-Birkenau one day trip. Catch night train to Prague.
20-Sep-13 Prague
21-Sep-13 Prague
22-Sep-13 Prague
23-Sep-13 Bus/Train to Vienna
24-Sep-13 Vienna
25-Sep-13 Vienna
26-Sep-13 Vienna
27-Sep-13 Catch morning train to Luzern
28-Sep-13 Spend the day checking out Luzern.
29-Sep-13 Mt Titlis. Take evening train to Murren/Wengen
30-Sep-13 Jungfraujoch
1-Oct-13 Jungfraujoch
2-Oct-13 Jungfraujoch. Take afternoon train to Zermatt.
3-Oct-13 Matterhorn
4-Oct-13 Take Glacier Express. Spend the night at St Moritz
5-Oct-13 Take train to Venice via Tirano.
6-Oct-13 Venice
7-Oct-13 Venice
8-Oct-13 Venice
9-Oct-13 Travel to Rome.
10-Oct-13 Rome, Italy
11-Oct-13 Rome, Italy
12-Oct-13 Rome, Italy
13-Oct-13 Flight from Rome to New Zealand.

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My questions and concerns are:

a. Logistically, does this itinerary look okay to you? Any suggestions or changes in the order of cities we're planning to visit?

b. Should we, say, instead of taking overnight train to Prague (from Krakow), goto Vienna instead?

c. Are we doing the right thing by flying to Krakow from Paris? Or should we take the train to Krakow instead? Time is not an issue for us.

d. I am not sure if I've allotted enough time at Zermatt? Is one day enough for Matterhorn?

Thanks in advance for your feedback.

Cheers,
Sri

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