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Backpacking through Europe and wanted to get some feedback...

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So I made a kind of last minute decision last week to go and backpack through Europe for a couple months, starting mid-September 2012. This is my first time backpacking anywhere in the world and I plan to do the majority of the trip alone. The only place I have been to in Europe was Italy about three years ago for just under three weeks, but I saw a lot of it and do not plan to see it this trip as a result. I do not have any major agenda for this trip other than to take in the culture/history of each area visited, eat all the amazing foods, and having a good time all the way through it bringing back memories that will last forever. I am a 29 year old male from Los Angeles, just in case you needed to know.

Since deciding to go I have taken a large list of cities and whittled it down to what I think is a more manageable list and route through Europe. I chose major cities to help me plot the points as I progress through Europe, I plan to take day trips when in the more major cities where possible. Although I was hoping to stick to this route, I am open to suggestion. Here is my itinerary as follows:

***Plan is to depart from LAX on 09/13***
Lisbon, Portugal: 14-17
Madrid, Spain: 17, 18
Barcelona, Spain: 18-21
San Sebastian, Spain/Biarritz, France: 21-24
Marseille, France: 24-26
Cannes/Monaco, France: 26,27
Geneva, Switzerland: 27-29
Interlaken, Switzerland: September 29 - October 2

Munich, Germany: 2-5
Vienna, Austria: 5-7
Krakow, Poland: 7-9
Prague, Czech Republic: 9-11
Stuttgart, Germany (I might change this): 12-14
Cologne, Germany (I might change this): 14,15 (I should have a place to stay while here)
Brussels, Belgium: 15-17
Brugge, Belgium: 17,18
London, UK: 18-22 (I should have a place to stay while here)
Paris, France: 22-25 (I should have a place to stay while here)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands: 25-28
Copenhagen, Denmark: 28-30

Berlin, Germany: October 30 - November 2

***Overlapping days would be travel days***

1. Does this look like a reasonable timeline as plotted out?
2. What kind of budget am I looking at for this trip? I did some calculations and I figured $6000-7000 USD for airfare, hostels, food, everything.
3. Should I look into possibly doing part of the trip with Eurail and part with Euroline in order to save some money?
4. Is worth checking out? The idea of this is a bit worrisome but, I believe they have a reference/feedback system, which would alleviate some of my worries.

I know the trip may seem a bit rushed, but I don't mind keeping on the move. But, if you think it would be worth staying longer in certain areas I am willing to take this into account and adjust. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I am a novice when it comes to planning out a big trip like this and kind of jumped in head first. I'm sure there are multiple questions that I am overlooking, but I just can't think of them at this time. Thanks!

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