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Itinerary Help - 5 weeks in Europe

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Hi guys!

I am currently planning a trip to Europe which will be for around 5 weeks.
This will be my first apart from a couple of weeks in Italy when I was young and I will be travelling with my girlfriend.

The main reasons for the holiday are so we can go and see some more of the world, have a bit of a relax and do a lot of photography.

We are looking at spending about 5 weeks in Europe and have decided to focus on 3 main countries; Italy, Germany and France with a couple of other stop-off's on the way.
The trip will be in late-March to late-April next year (2013).
I'm trying to get as much planned now so I know roughly how much I will need to save up.
The aim is to keep the whole holiday to sub-$10K including flights.
We will be travelling on Eurail (10 days/2 month pass) for all internal trips and travelling during the daytime.
Staying in private rooms in hostels, hotels or whichever is cheaper. Not anything too fancy.

As it will be my first time planning a holiday in Europe I need a bit of assistance with my itinerary.

Here it is with how long we'll stay in each city and a couple of the attractions we want to see.

MAP: http://goo.gl/maps/EG3J
Fly from Australia to Rome

Arrive + Stay in Rome
3 Nights Accommodation
See Colosseum, St Peter's Square, The Forum, etc

Leave for + Stay in Venice
5 Nights Accommodation
2-night Trip to Florence w/ Pisa+Sienna??
Gondola trip

Leave for + Stay in Munich
5 nights accommodation
Day trip to Dachau Concentration Camp
Royal Castles of Neuschwanstein and Linderhof Day Tour

Leave for + Stay in Prague
3 Nights Accommodation

Leave + Stay in for Berlin
4 Nights Accommodation
Checkpoint Charlie, The Wall, TV Tower

Leave for + Stay in Amsterdam
3 Nights Accommodation
Anne Frank House, Canal Cruise, Bicycle Rides

Leave for + Stay in Brussels
3 Nights Accommodation
Overnight trip to Bruges?

Leave for + Stay in Paris
7 Nights Accommodation
Overnight to Lyon?
Overnight to Bordeaux?
Arc de Triomphe, Eiffel Tower, Louvre

Fly back to Australia (From Paris)


My main questions for people who have been before are:
- Is this itinerary too ambitious? I don't want to feel overly rushed and I don't mind coming back to Europe a couple more times are to see more.

-Any suggestions to change the itinerary?

- How should we go about Italy? Should we go Rome (3nights) -> Florence (2nights w/Pisa daytrip) -> Venice (3 nights) or Rome (3nights) -> Venice (5 nights with 2nights in Florence in between)

-Should we take suitcases or hiking packs? We have both but I'm trying to think about travelling on the trains and also getting around in general. I know when I travel on business suitcases become a problem but we can't fir as much in hiking packs. We'll take small daypacks regardless

-Are netbooks as good idea to take or or internet cafes sufficient? I do a lot of photography and will need to back up my CF cards regularly to external HDDs and DVDs as RAW files take up a lot of space!
I have heard a lot of internet cafes in Europe don't allow external media to be attached like HDD and card readers, is this true? If so I might invest in a cheap netbook.

Thanks in advance!

Paul

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