Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Help Request - Planning a 8-10 day trip to Southern or Eastern Europe

Jump to last reply

My girlfriend and I are trying to plan an 8-10 day trip to Europe for this coming August of 2013, but are finding ourselves overwhelmed by the options. We have both been to, and loved, Spain(especially Madrid) and would be open to another trip to Spain, but are also interested in the following areas(to which we've never been):
-Italy: Rome, Florence, Milan, etc.
-Lisbon: We would enjoy staying here for a few nights.
-Croatia
-French Riviera

We're both relatively active people who love to walk and bike around beautiful cities during the summer. We're hoping to split our trip among 2 or 3 cities, with the potential to go out to the Mediterranean coast at some point as well. We each love food, although in different ways; we both love trying new food, but she is a picky eater(mostly vegetarian, as well) and I will eat almost anything. We like seeing some tourist attractions, but often find that we most enjoy exploring cities on our own. Finding a beautiful beach would be a great treat; in the past, she hiked part of the Iberian Coast and came across a beautiful secluded beach.

Budget-wise, we're looking at a moderate budget of about $1800-2000 per person, including daily food costs, etc. For this reason, much of Italy is out of the question, but Spain and Portugal may be good options. For flights, it looks like the best options from Boston are Lisbon, Madrid, Rome, and Milan, although we would be open to a multi-city flight(Boston->Lisbon->Madrid->Boston, for example).

Does anyone have any recommendations? Thank you very much for your help!

10 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement: Writers Needed for Morocco Guidebook
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Apr 11, 14 at 05:51 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Malmaison - how to get there from Paris
  2. 2 Travel from Split to Zadar
  3. 3 Fashion for larger man?
  4. 4 What to wear
  5. 5 Transportation from Airport in Reykjavik to downtown hotel
  6. 6 London Tube strike scheduled for Apr 28 (2 days) and May 5 (3 days). Help!
  7. 7 Trip Report Madrid and London
  8. 8 Is Naxos worthwhile if not planning to spend time on the beach?
  9. 9 Three days in Spain
  10. 10 Yacht trip on coast of Spain
  11. 11 1 week in Croatia
  12. 12 german rail ticket question
  13. 13 Trip Report I Go to Pieces — An Italy Trip Report
  14. 14 Trip Report Trip to Iceland
  15. 15 Amsterdam Berlin Bus companies BestBusTravel
  16. 16 Two weeks in Paris ... how to fill?
  17. 17 Has anyone visited Tinos?
  18. 18 Picasso Museum-Paris
  19. 19 Barcelona Airport to Las Ramblas / recommended transportation??
  20. 20 Fjords, How To?
  21. 21 16 days in Paris, not sure London or Italy? ?
  22. 22 Trip Report Venice, April 2014. Some thoughts ...
  23. 23 London neighborhood suggestions
  24. 24 Interesting markets to visit in Paris
  25. 25 Eating in France-two new books
View next 25 » Back to the top