Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Input on Itinerary for Visit to Bavaria and Austria Fall 2017
  2. 2 Another tipping question: concierges
  3. 3 Boston to Le Marche - which airport?
  4. 4 Paris and London Christmas / NY EVE
  5. 5 Trip suggestion
  6. 6 great hotel and food in Lyon
  7. 7 Krakow or Warsaw?
  8. 8 One day on the Amalfi coast
  9. 9 Island Hopping in the Cyclades
  10. 10 Honeymoon on a Budget
  11. 11 Overnight trip from Barcelona
  12. 12 Which airport for Bellagio?
  13. 13 Travel insurance for Dutch residents question
  14. 14 Help!! 2 week Europe trip with 6 year old daughter in December!!
  15. 15 New Law Regarding Vacation Rentals in Paris
  16. 16 Gorges du Tarn, accommodation & Activity recommendations
  17. 17 I'm looking for a guide in Moldova
  18. 18 Spain in July
  19. 19 Full day in Sintra..what to focus on
  20. 20 Northern Italy with 2 kids itinerary help
  21. 21 I need help deciding ASAP!
  22. 22 Acorn TV
  23. 23 Swiss Trip Itineraryand Charges
  24. 24 Petrol in Greece
  25. 25 Trip Report We're here!
View next 25 » Back to the top

City Ideas for Several-Day Trip from Edinburgh

Jump to last reply

DS has been admitted to U of Edinburgh (!!!), and he'll likely go to university there (we live in the U.S.). It may be just me taking DS to school, DH may not get the time off work. We're tentatively planning that DS and I will go early enough for several days of being tourists in the area before getting him settled into Edinburgh and the university.

After that, I'm thinking of taking a couple of days, maybe three nights, as I'll already be in Europe, to go somewhere on my own, just for me! It would need to be somewhere easy to get to via EasyJet or RyanAir from Edinburgh, then a direct flight to Frankfurt for the flight back to the U.S.

The easy option, very delightful, would be to spend time in a city I know and enjoy - Paris, Brussels (really) or Bologna are tops for this. But I'm also thinking of trying a city I've never been to (preferably somewhere DH has no interest in): Lisbon, Vilnius/Kaunas, Barcelona (which we've been to, but I loved more than DH), ????. We've been to most major cities in Italy, and a number in France and Spain, Belgium, Netherlands, Ireland, Czech Republic, Hungary, Austria, Germany, Switzerland. Not interested in the Germanic countries for this venture. DH is interested in Scandinavia, so I'll leave those out for now.

I love culture and museums, primarily art; history of most eras; and good regional food.

I'd love to hear any ideas or suggestions - I'm definitely having fun day-dreaming about the possibilities.

9 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement