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One Month in Europe w/ Toddler - help with itinerary

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My wife, 1.5 year old son, and I have a last-minute opportunity to travel for the month of May 2011. We want to go to Europe but need some help.

My top three places to see are Paris, Berlin and Rome. I've never been to any; but really, based upon my years of armchair travel, I could go anywhere in Europe and be pleased. I have been to Europe only twice (once to Spain via London, and once to Amsterdam) and would prefer to see new places. I will turn 40 this year and am feeling quite behind.

We live in San Francisco and equally enjoy large cities and rural/nature settings. My passions are food + drink, architecture and culture in general. My favorite thing to do in a new city is wander its streets and take it all in. Bonus: would love to be somewhere where we could bike ride with our son (sneaking of to the Loire Valley is very tempting). Second bonus: a listing of any restaurants, parks, etc in the cities I've listed that would be good for toddler.

I have conflicting thoughts about seeing as much as I can vs being practical (esp with a toddler in tow). I would be perfectly happy to spend roughly one week each in the 3 cities I mentioned, however, the distance between them seems impractical. I've looked at many itineraries (on this board and elsewhere), and all of the commonly recommended spots in between Paris, Berlin and Rome (obviously a wide swath) sound fantastic,

I would prefer to fly only to and from Europe and rely on trains once I'm there. I would also prefer to rent apartments as opposed to hotels.

So my question:

Can I do those three cities in a practical way within a month (and how would you suggest I put that together) OR should I give up one city to maximize my time in a more condensed area and maybe add an additional destination(s)?

It's last-minute and I am overwhelmed with my options, so I really just need to be pointed in the right direction to get started.

Thanks!

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