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:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Euro Quiz # 82 - Wednesday 4-1-15
  2. 2 Rail Pass for 2 countries, but HELP, we wish to cross in/out of a 3rd
  3. 3 Train tickets within Italy
  4. 4 Trip Report Welltravbrit's London Sojourn - An Ongoing Trip Report
  5. 5 Southwestern England
  6. 6 Norway and Denmark Itinerary Critique Please
  7. 7 Is Jungfraujoch worth the trip for a CLAUSTROPHOBIC person?
  8. 8 Barcelona -which discount tickets? - museums and Gaudi
  9. 9 Is there immigration/customs check between Edinburgh and London?
  10. 10 11 day Swiss and Italy
  11. 11 Small town /village within an hour of Dublin Airport
  12. 12 Advice for Venice/Rome Trip
  13. 13 Best Luggage for Cobblestone/Stairs
  14. 14 How strict are visiting times at Reina Sofia Museum
  15. 15 Trip Report Our first trip to Europe
  16. 16 Madrid night life – nice bars to relax and enjoy music?
  17. 17 Pick my Paris Restaurants
  18. 18 Best town for 3 nights on the Costa Brava?
  19. 19 How to order free Lebara SIM card from the U.S.?
  20. 20 Brittany and Normandy coast
  21. 21 Rail connections from Rotterdam and ease of boarding train with luggage
  22. 22 Paris Perfect Soap
  23. 23 taking kids to france for first time next summer-help!
  24. 24 London/Help
  25. 25 Gift for my European Friends- How about Hershey?
View next 25 » Back to the top