Europe Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Seize the Day trip rough itinerary: can you help smooth it out?

Jump to last reply

Hello again,

I've been busily researching and following links suggested by so many fellow travelers, and have started to rough out a plan for our trip this summer. DH and I will be traveling with our two sons, ages 17 and 15. They are fairly experienced travelers after trekking through Italy last summer. Nothing has been booked yet, and I know I have to move quickly so any guidance would be most welcome.

Here's my first thought:

-Fly into Brussels, and either stay 1 night there before heading to Bruges for 2 nights, or just take a train to Bruges and stay 2 nights. (Leaning toward just going straight to Bruges, unless people really feel Brussels deserves a night)

-Train to Paris, stay 4-5 nights.

-Train to Loire Valley to see chateaux, or just rent a car somehow in Paris (this would seem challenging) and drive to the Loire Valley. Stay 2 nights or so

-Train to Avignon, rent car at station (we've done this before) then drive to St. Remy de Provence. Stay in St Remy for 6 nights or so, using as a base to see various towns and sites.

-Somehow get a train to Geneva and take another train to Vevey. We'd probably stay 3 nights in Vevey, since we've never been to Switzerland. We could do a little touring around the area.

The reason for going to Geneva is to save on our flights. Even with train fare estimates, it looks like we'd save about $500+ by flying home from Geneva. However, not sure if it would really be less expensive when figuring other costs of touring through Switzerland. This is where I really need some help.

Would people recommend that we omit the Switzerland leg of the trip and just fly home from Nice? We could spend a couple of nights in St Paul de Vence (loved it a couple of years ago), or somewhere else in Nice.

As you can see, this is all still in the beginning stages. Please let me know if you'd spend more or less time in any of these places. I'm so grateful for any advice!

14 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Itinerary concerns, please help
  2. 2 Paris and where else?
  3. 3 Starting to plan for 3.5 weeks in northern Spain, May 2015
  4. 4 Hotels and locations in Barcelona
  5. 5 Hotels in Amsterdam and Paris @ less than 150 euros per night
  6. 6 Please help with Sicily Itinerary!
  7. 7 Internet or travel agent?
  8. 8 Neighbourhood for longer stay in Lisbon?
  9. 9 Catalonia says it's going to have an independence referendum
  10. 10 Venice to ban wheeled suitcases
  11. 11 Aran Islands in wintertime
  12. 12 Paris for the First Time – Need Suggestions for a Non-touristy Experience
  13. 13 Beware Hotel Henry IV on Place Dauphine, Paris
  14. 14 Trip Report Trip report of our visit to Rioja
  15. 15 Trip Report Christmas windows in Paris
  16. 16 Visiting UK boyfriend
  17. 17 Is seventeen too young to travel to Europe?
  18. 18 Munich - vacation apartment rental, week after Christmas
  19. 19 Trip Report Autumn in Paris
  20. 20 How long to allow for layover at CDG going from MRS to ATL
  21. 21 Trip Report Blissful Airbnbs,Risky Segways,Vegan Tapas: Prague-Hvar-Andalucía-Madrid
  22. 22 Visiting Europe in April 2015
  23. 23 Raining in rome
  24. 24 Wheelie Suitcases Ban
  25. 25 Polish: Enough Indo-European Similarity to Make Picking up Words Easier?
View next 25 » Back to the top