Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Best Rec for Two Weeks in Italy & Germany

Jump to last reply

We're first timers planning to visit Europe in June 2014 for two weeks (14 nights, not counting flight time). We'd like to split the time between Italy & Germany, but can't decide whether to try a home base in each country for a week, or to come up with a more linear approach, moving to the next region every 2-3 days.

We've done an east coast (USA) trip before, touring Baltimore, New York, Cape Cod, Boston, Philly in less time than that, and enjoyed it, but of course those are closer together.

A few notes to mention --
*we wish to travel exclusively by train
*budget is $10,000 USD for three (husband, daughter & me), including airfare from east coast USA

We're interested in not just hitting up the "big" towns, but more in a taste of the true culture. Areas of interest include Rome, Venice & Cinque Terre in Italy, while in Germany we're more inclined to visit smaller, less frequented villages and towns.

Thoughts? Is this a doable approach, or will we end our trip purely exhausted, having seen relatively little?

13 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Fodor's Go List 2015 Has Been Announced
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 19, 14 at 05:08 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Transportation from Athens Airport to Syntagma
  2. 2 Greece or Portugal for 3-4 week fall sojourn?
  3. 3 Siena - Pienza - Montepulciano
  4. 4 GuideAdvisor, beware!!
  5. 5 Treis-Karden 4 days and Trier 2 days?
  6. 6 Best Location for Car Pickup in Naples
  7. 7 All Set To Go!!
  8. 8 Trip Report Finally in Italy for the holidays - installment report
  9. 9 Andalucia - very early trip thinking - reactions?
  10. 10 Driving an RV in Switzerland
  11. 11 Which european city?
  12. 12 Southern Spain
  13. 13 29 day Itinerary for southern and eastern France
  14. 14 Christmas in Paris and Strasbourg in 2015
  15. 15 Skippered Charter Greece Islands
  16. 16 Scotland November 2015
  17. 17 Swiss mountain scenery in late April
  18. 18 Bus Service Between Spoleto and Norcia
  19. 19 Earthquakes in Tuscany
  20. 20 Taxi or Tube from LHR to Gloucester Road Tube?
  21. 21 Minimalist wardrobe for Europe
  22. 22 Italy - Driving from Frankfurt to Florence (June 2012)
  23. 23 Italy Countryside
  24. 24 Trip Report Sono arrivato a Venezia
  25. 25 Paris-Loire-Avignon-Barcelona itinerary (help)
View next 25 » Back to the top