Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Trip Report Relaxing on the Rhone - a river cruise virgin's trip report.
  2. 2 Cost of Taxi from Ravello to Positano?
  3. 3 One Way... trust or bust?
  4. 4 10 days in Spain (Madrid and ???)
  5. 5 Train Travel Northern Italy
  6. 6 Italy weather last week of March.
  7. 7 Trip Report Italy- 18nights, 4 regions!
  8. 8 Need suggestions on where to stay in Porto?
  9. 9 French Strike Chaos to Get Worse?
  10. 10 First Trip to Europe, HELP
  11. 11 Alhambra
  12. 12 Antwerp Tram
  13. 13 Paris weather
  14. 14 90 day rule with EU/Spain Visa
  15. 15 I'm sorting out my stuff for the next trip.
  16. 16 11 Days - Ljubljana, Croatia, Sarajevo
  17. 17 Day trip from Munich to Salzburg?
  18. 18 Paris, Versailles and Jet Lag
  19. 19 Advice for London 2 days
  20. 20 Hiking in Tyrol Austria
  21. 21 a few days in berlin and auschwitz?
  22. 22 French Vacation in Mid-America
  23. 23 The most interesting city/town in the UK-in your opinion
  24. 24 3 weeks, 3 European Countries, 6 cities
  25. 25 Sardegna in Sept/Oct - please help!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Critique a draft itinerary please!

Jump to last reply

Hi
Thanks for providing such a wealth of information and a great forum for sharing your experience and knowledge. I’ve read through some posts and have found some great information.
My girlfriend and I plan to travel to Greece, Italy, France and Spain next May/June. We have a comfortable budget and around 4 weeks to cover our itinerary. We have put together a bit of a mind dump of an itinerary which I suspect has way too many destinations. Using the itinerary FAQ’s ‘divide by 3.5’ rule of thumb we should only be visiting around 8-9 places over the 30 odd days we have available.
The current draft itinerary has 25! Haha ☺
I have been to France, but when I was 10 so i don't remember a great deal.
My girlfriend has been to France, Italy and Spain, but on a quick two week Contiki tour.

I'm keen on visiting the Loire Valley and Meteora (please let me know if its worth it).

She is set on visiting Santorini.

To help with responses: the type of advice we'd cherish is advice on whether certain places are worth seeing based on certain attractions (e.g restaurant, landmark, view, festival, nightlife etc), your experiences there, how the place fits in with the others on the list (eg is it not worth seeing place x because place y has a better something anyway) or other consideration. We know we have way too many places and your insight will help with whittling the list down!

Not that keen on:
mosh pit type crowds
nightclubbing/partying
backpacking type travel
museum overload
overrated anti-climatic cliched experiences
touristy booze/drug culture areas/'attractions'
harassment by peddlers

Interested in:
anything to do with food or cooking
meeting people
village life
military history
clothes/fashion
oddball history
essential landmarks
amazing panoramas
One question is whether to fly to Athens and start from Greece, or fly into Lisbon and start from there or vice versa… or something completely different.
Any comments would be great, we'd love if you could share your experiences and help us hack down the number of places we have on the list!
Thanks in advance
Sorry for the long link, but here is our itinerary on Google Maps:
https://maps.google.com.au/maps?saddr=Athens,+Kentrikos+Tomeas+Athinon,+Greece&daddr=Santorini,+Greece+to:Mykonos,+Mikonos,+Greece+to:Delphi,+Fokida,+Greece+to:Meteora,+Ikonomou,+Kalabaka,+Trikala,+Greece+to:Positano,+Salerno,+Italy+to:Rome,+Italy+to:Florence,+Italy+to:Cinque+Terre,+Riomaggiore,+SP,+Italy+to:Venice,+Italy+to:Milan,+Italy+to:Genoa,+Italy+to:Nice,+France+to:Paris+to:Versailles,+France+to:Chambord,+France+to:Mont+Saint-Michel,+Le+Mont-Saint-Michel,+France+to:Bordeaux,+France+to:San+Sebastian,+Spain+to:Barcelona,+Spain+to:Madrid,+Spain+to:Toledo,+Spain+to:Andalusia,+Spain+to:Seville,+Spain+to:Lisbon+Portela+Airport,+Alameda+Comunidades+Portuguesas,+Lisbon,+Portugal&hl=en&ll=42.617791,8.173828&spn=27.915834,67.631836&sll=41.873634,8.197401&sspn=28.235736,67.631836&geocode=FeOVQwIdnhRqASnxQ3AGH72hFDHdjWZ2RTU2Jw%3BFYisKwIdfxGEASnpvOMFzs2ZFDHboe-7ksH0CQ%3BFeJkOwIdLLSCASlFLDBY0LiiFDGAx7niLL0ABA%3BFb1CTAIdloNVASl1Sa6sbXlfEzF93f1IAZ!%205i0Q%3BFd7fXQIdoPJJASFBtL20eTJ7sSnfc-8wzA9ZEzFBtL20eTJ7sQ%3BFVXvawId9QXdACkb0hCnaJc7EzEx3s5jKAvejA%3BFTQ8fwId2He-ACm7jpL5lmEvEzE4bmWTBncPuQ%3BFZnkmwIdgaGrACmt1tKAplYqEzEDKsfvF3nVkw%3BFenloAIdDZWUACkHi6xxifrUEjGAZfiHtA-eEQ%3BFU9ftQIde-u7ACmJPdbx2rF-RzEvEJK98Majew%3BFW6_tQId1CyMACnndRI_ScGGRzGNDnTGE83_PA%3BFZKTpQIdUIKIACmtmtTcUkHTEjEKYoEY8YRqIw%3BFaS_mgIdON1uACkxLYVqENDNEjFwmpf9pRkIBA%3BFSZ-6QIdXuQjACkPt-IGH27mRzFglIxow4ILBA%3BFXCz6AIdNmAgACGPzllfwfw4BSl1TLHXlH3mRzGPzllfwfw4BQ%3BFTeQ1gIdpiYXACFxKA5hdbAfbSkhKLh-063kRzFxKA5hdbAfbQ%3BFZIf5gId2_Do_yGWn9h5IiU7OynBxww3RFgGSDGWn9h5IiU7Ow%3BFZ0rrAIdlCn3_ymBylH36CdVDTGJejl7A4ZjeQ%3BFT78lAId0cTh_ykV_mg7_q9RDTFJRoaUWcU-5A%3BFWh8dwId3CkhACnlMI5xFpikEjEKZkdPPfuwRA%3BFQe2aAIdEnzH_ymBPAqAlylCDTFpIoxhwd42xA%3BFTBCYAIdRYzC_ynx_bULrQtqDTH-rXVq6Ft_xg%3BFU_hPAIdN9y3_ylFxZ3PsdkRDTEP8_F3TWXJwQ%3BFUB_OgIdhrek_ymRYr4UEWwSDTFIVv4cYhjwNA%3BFf6WTwId0LF0_yFGbQNYPqVmCimDAdkWRjIZDTFGbQNYPqVmCg&oq=Athens,+Kentrikos+Tomeas+Athinon,+Greece&t=h&mr!%20a=ls&z=5

22 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement