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Itinerary review and Eurail confusion

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Hi all! I was hoping to get some insight on the itinerary for our Europe trip. We plan to go in April '14 and we are trying to keep costs as low as possible (grad student budget...) while still covering as much as possible. We are planning to fly in/out of Dublin because coming from FL it is around $700 round trip. We've just started planning so this is a rough idea of what we want to do, any advice is appreciated!

We also aren't sure if a rail pass is the best option. Combining flights and train rides it would take less time and cost about the same as a 15 day continuous global pass. While the flights would be quicker, I like the idea of sleeping on the train rather than getting a room (again, broke student). Do the global passes include local and intra-city travel?

Rail pass:
13 - Arrive Dublin/fly to London
14 - London
15 - London
16 - London
17 - London/Paris
18 - Paris
19 - Paris
20 - Paris/Normandy
21 - Normandy/overnight rail to Rome
22 - Rome
23 - Rome
24 - Rome/Venice
25 - Venice
26 - Venice/somewhere in Bavaria
27 - somewhere in Bavaria/overnight rail to Berlin
28 - Berlin
29 - Berlin/Bruges
30 - Bruges
1 - Bruges/fly to Dublin
2 - Dublin/fly home

rail/flights
13 - Arrive Dublin/fly to London
14 - London
15 - London
16 - London
17 - London/Paris (rail)
18 - Paris
19 - Paris
20 - Paris/Normandy (rail)
21 - Normandy
22 - Normandy/Paris fly to Rome
23 - Rome
24 - Rome
25 - Rome/Venice (rail)
26 - Venice
27 - Venice/fly to Berlin
28 - Berlin
29 - Berlin/Bruges (rail)
30 - Bruges
1 - Bruges/fly to Dublin
2 - Dublin/fly home

thank you so much for the help! Any advice is appreciated, and the itinerary is definitely open to being rearranged if there is a more cohesive way of doing things. The only things that are set in stone is the length of the trip and the dates.
Thanks again!

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