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We've been planning this trip for 2 months and even though we aren't leaving for another 2, I'm hoping to have everything finished by this weekend so I don't have to think about it until after mid-August as I have a major exam to write in August and most of my focus will be there. I'm worried about missing something as I'll only have a week pre-trip to get final things together (which will be everything under etc). I have a travel companion but I've planned about 95% of this trip myself, so it's been slightly overwhelming but thank you to all the Fodorites that have helped me a lot in sorting out so many portions of the trip - Dukey, Jean, Peter_S_Aus, PalenQ, neckervd, annhig, kybourbon, cathies, ellenem, Pepper_von_snoot, Ackislander, isabel, Toucan, SeeDee, Andrew, MmePerdu, bvlenci, maxima, mamcalice, tedgale, trotsky, DonTopaz and everyone else who gave me some great suggestions! I really appreciate all the help I got here because some of it seemed very complex, especially not having any independent travel planning done outside of North America before.

I made a list of all the things I would have to prebook prior to the trip and this is what I came up with. I THINK I'm fine with all the reservations (I'll sort of the pending things this weekend) and trains but I've been checking non-stop to make sure I didn't miss anything because I don't want any surprises near the trip.

For Paris, I will be by myself and got some recommendations from friends to buy tickets for Versailles, Louvre, Orsay at Fnac. I also will be returning next summer.

Accommodation - all booked

Travel
Flight from/to Canada - booked
Switzerland Pass - pending
Flight to Paris - pending
Trains (Italy)
Tirano to Milano - regional
Milano to Varenna, Como to Milano, Como Ferry - on the day of
Milan to Verona - booked
Verona to Venice - regional
Venice to Florence - booked
Florence to Pisa - regional
Pisa to La Spezia - regional
La Spezia to Vernazza - at station
Vernazza to La Spezia - at station
La Spezia to Rome - booked

Reservations
Jungfrau Mountain Railway - book at Interlaken
Bernina Express Reservations - booked
Bernina Express tickets -
Last Supper - booked
Vaporetto Youth Pass - book at Venice
Secret Itineraries Tour - pending
Uffizi Reservations - pending
Santa Croce - pending
Vatican Tour - pending
Cinque Terre Hiking Pass?
Hotel Danieli -?
Alle Testiere -?
Salotto 42 -?
Eiffel Tower - pending

Etc
Maps
Passport Copies - August
Inform Bank - August
Itinerary copies - August
Train schedule copies - August
Ticket copies - August
Copies of Hotel information - August

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