Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Hello@ ☎ 1:800:681:7208 MCAFEE Install CONTACTs MCAFEE Technical Care
  2. 2 Train transfer questions and safety - France/NL/Belgium/UK
  3. 3 Driving Prague to Zurich to Amsterdam w/ 2 toddlers
  4. 4 Iphone 6 usage in multiple European Countries
  5. 5 Zermatt this weekend, a good idea looking at the weather?
  6. 6 Transportation from Westport via Athlone to Belturbet or Ballinamore area
  7. 7 Where Would You? (1 random night in Dec btwn Bologna and Montepulciano)
  8. 8 Studying art in English in venice
  9. 9 Trip Report Trip Report: Italy with the bambinos!
  10. 10 What Can We Do to Help A Refugee Family in France?
  11. 11 Please help: Swiss Pass/Lucerne/Engadine?
  12. 12 Swiss Pass vs Half Fare Card??
  13. 13 Greek Mainland Itinerary
  14. 14 Trip Report Trip Report: Austria - salt mine, ice cave, Habsburgs' Summer Palace
  15. 15 Suppose to leave on the 24th, still no visa
  16. 16 Berlin to ?
  17. 17 Any suggested guide or tour companies for the Acropolis?
  18. 18 Connecting rooms for 2 families in Amsterdam?
  19. 19 Paris Perfect Legal?
  20. 20 Trogir or Split
  21. 21 Day tour from Edinburgh - Hairy Coo v/s Rabies?
  22. 22 Scotland
  23. 23 Hotels in Turin
  24. 24 Late November with a 7-month-old - Portugal?
  25. 25 Istria in two days
View next 25 » Back to the top

France, Italy, Austria, Germany

Jump to last reply

My family and I (4 adults) are planning a trip to France, Italy, Germany, and Austria. It would be great to do Belgium, Switzerland, and the NEtherlands, as well, but I know that is a lot-unless it makes for cheaper airfare.

We will be spending July traveling and I am looking for advice on the route and itinerary.
A mix of fast pace-slow pace traveling: have time to see the tourist attractions, but not feel rushed-still get a taste of the culture of each place.
Priority: Budget and Time
Transportation *RyanAir or Easy Jet ? Train? Car?
Trip length: 3 weeks (possibly 3 1/2)

Week 1: Paris (3 days), other parts of France (3-4 days)
a. What would you recommend in France, aside from Paris? Nice?
b. Would you suggest getting a car to explore the other parts of France? If not, train? plane?
c. How many days would be sufficient considering this is the first trip and we still have other countries to visit?

Week 2: Italy-Florence (2 days), Pisa (1/2 day), Venice (1-2days), Cinque Terre (1-2 days), Rome (2-3), (further South of Italy would be great too)

a. What would be the best route to get from France to Italy? Is it best to start in Rome or end in Rome?
b.What are your recommendations about Cinque Terre? What would be the availabilities for accommodation for this July? Should we avoid weekends? 2 days sufficient? Which villages would you recommend based on that time?
Last time I took the train from Genoa to Cinque Terre. Now I'm hearing Pisa might be better. Thoughts?
c. How would you explore Italy? What route is the "best" way to go-especially if we want to do Austria and Germany next?
d. Getting around italy--train or plane?
e. If we want to explore other areas in the Tuscany, where would you recommend?An extra 2 days?
f. If there was one classical/opera music festival to check out in Italy, what would it be?

Week 3: Austria (3 days) and Germany (2-3 days) (whichever one first)

a. The biggest thing in Austria for us would be to check out anything music related. 3 days sufficient?
b. Germany-Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich. Is it best to travel by plane? Train?

If we have time, we would like to do Belgium, Switzerland, and Netherlands since we are right there. What are your thoughts? Save it?

What are the cheapest places to fly out of Europe?
Would you change the order of the itinerary?
Any suggestions would be appreciated!

Thanks.

12 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement