Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Advice needed- Sardinia or Costa Brava (again) in August
  2. 2 May get together in Paris
  3. 3 14 days in Italy in late June with 6 adults + 6 little kids
  4. 4 Driving Excursions/Day Trips outside of Edinburgh
  5. 5 Following the Canadian Liberation Route in the Netherlands
  6. 6 Best way to get to Kinderdijk in April
  7. 7 Italian lakes
  8. 8 Day Trips from Dunfermline
  9. 9 Weighing hand luggage at CDG security now
  10. 10 Spain and South of France
  11. 11 Positano to Maori drive or ferry and how much visiting time?
  12. 12 Trip Report Trip Report : Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania
  13. 13 renting car with automatic transmission
  14. 14 Self drive tour companies
  15. 15 Dinner get-together in Paris?
  16. 16 3 Month Europe Itineray -- please critique :)
  17. 17 Spending Money for a 30 day trip
  18. 18 Best place to view alps from Italy
  19. 19 Trip Report 'Brellies on "Standby." Dublin!
  20. 20 Dordogne Itinerary - Do I Need Another Day?
  21. 21 Forte dei Marmi with kids.....
  22. 22 Organizing our 8 day Roman visit
  23. 23 3 nights Santorini suggestions with a child- is akrotiri a good location?
  24. 24 Favorite restaurants in Provence???
  25. 25 Best soft sand beaches, Ischia
View next 25 » Back to the top

Itinerary Questions

Jump to last reply

Hi Everyone,

This is my first time posting on the boards. I have noticed that many of you have given great advice to travellers! So, in saying that, I have read that it is best to stay longer in certain areas to get a better feel of the area.

My wife and I are planning on travelling to Europe sometime in the near future for two months (likely May and June). We are both in our mid-20s. We will be backpacking and will be flying from Canada to England likely as a starting point. I would like to know if there are any redundancies in our trip and if some places we should stay longer (I know, I know! I'd stay in one place for a month if we could, but we do want too see Europe). We understand that we need to focus our trip so that we do not get bogged down travelling on trains and buses, ultimately draining our energy. We also want to balance that with seeing as much as possible without feeing exhausted.

We are mostly interested in history, and going to places off the beaten path. Not terribly interested in spending our travel dollars on nights out at bars. It is our first trip, so we would like to hit a few of the larger cities as well.

(Fly into London)
London - 2
Bath - 4 (visiting family)
Amsterdam, The Netherlands - 2
Brussels, Belgium- 1
Ghent, Belgium- 1
Bruges, Belgium- 2
Cologne, Germany- 2
Frankfurt, Germany - 1
Heidelberg, German- 3
Rothenburg, Germany - 1
Munich, Germany - 3
Interlaken/Gimmelwald, Switzerland - 3
Venice, Italy - 2 (this is out of the way, but my wife wants to see it because we are so close and we won't be travelling to Italy for a very long time)
Salzburg, Austria - 2
Vienna, Austria - 4
Prague, Czech Republic -3
Dresden, Germany -1
Berlin, Germany 3
(Fly out from Berlin)

This totals 40 days, so we have an additional 20 days to play with. What cities should we add those extra days to?

39 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement