Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Travel insurance for Dutch residents question
  2. 2 Gorges du Tarn, accommodation & Activity recommendations
  3. 3 Trip suggestion
  4. 4 I'm looking for a guide in Moldova
  5. 5 Spain in July
  6. 6 Another tipping question: concierges
  7. 7 Boston to Le Marche - which airport?
  8. 8 Full day in Sintra..what to focus on
  9. 9 Northern Italy with 2 kids itinerary help
  10. 10 Overnight trip from Barcelona
  11. 11 I need help deciding ASAP!
  12. 12 Which airport for Bellagio?
  13. 13 Acorn TV
  14. 14 Swiss Trip Itineraryand Charges
  15. 15 Island Hopping in the Cyclades
  16. 16 Petrol in Greece
  17. 17 great hotel and food in Lyon
  18. 18 Trip Report We're here!
  19. 19 New Law Regarding Vacation Rentals in Paris
  20. 20 Paris and London Christmas / NY EVE
  21. 21 Urgent- Pleaseee HELP - Spain, Italy or France for Xmass and New years
  22. 22 Best method to travel from Antalya to Cappadocia?
  23. 23 6-7 Days in France
  24. 24 International Flight Question
  25. 25 5 Days in Switzerland
View next 25 » Back to the top

Suggestions please -fine tuning 5 weeks in Europe

Jump to last reply

Good afternoon,

I have finally made plans for what I think will be a wonderful holiday in Europe and would appreciate your thoughts on the middle section.

The itinery is as follows:
Fly from Australia to Venice arriving mid afternoon and stay for 7 nights in an apartment (La Rosa de Venezia). Booked and confirmed.

Fly Venice to Geneva in Switzerland arriving again in the afternoon, pick up a car and drive to Chamonix (?) for overnight and to arrive in Zermatt the next day. The flights are booked and this night is open allowing for delays and for the stress of driving on the wrong side of the road ! The car hire is a must, my hubby doesnt want to use trains and it is his only request for the holiday.

I have booked 2 nights in Zermatt, 3 in Lauterbrunnen and then 2 in Weggis. These can be changed if necessary). We have been to Lucerne and Zurich briefly before. Switzerland is all about the scenery this time. Is this a reasonable schedule?

From there I have a week open to drive to Belguim. I was thinking of going through Luxembourg and onto the Netherlands (Eindhoven, Arnhem for war history sites for hubby) and across to Belgium from there. We have been to Amsterdam before and have no real desire to go back.

I have booked 3 nights in Bruge to use as a base and 2 in Brussels. Leave car on arrival in Brussels.

I have plans to book the Thalys train from Brussels to Paris (cant do yet >90 days) and have booked and confirmed an apartment in Paris near the Louvre for a week.

From there its a stop over in Dubai for 4 nights and back home to Australia. All up its just short of 6 weeks including flights.

Does anyone have any suggestions for the middle driving week? I havent found a lot about Luxembourg on the net but Trier in Germany doesnt look too far out of the way and could be interesting. Is is worth visiting Lichtenstein for a night or two after Weggis and before heading north?

Any and all suggestions would be appreciated.

Kind regards
Oneday

22 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement