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Tips for 2 teenage girls backpacking through Europe?

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Hi all!
We're looking for some advice on a trip we are hoping to take in the summer of 2013 (yes, our date is quite distant, but we want to be extremely prepared for this trip). We are currently two 16-year-old Canadian girls living in Toronto. We will both be 17 by summer 2013. We are planning to fly into either Rome or Madrid, and travel along the Mediterranean coastline in Spain, France and Italy for 3 weeks. We would also like to make a stop in Venice, even though it is not really on the Mediterranean coast. We are both fluent in English and French. And one of us is also fluent in Urdu and knows some Arabic. The other one is currently learning Spanish and knows a small amount of conversational Italian. But we’re both hoping to be fluent in Italian as well as Spanish, by the time this trip comes around.

We do have experience in traveling before: one of us has gone on a month-long exchange program in France in the summer of 2011 and had no problem navigating through unknown territory. She will also be returning to France this coming summer and will also spend a week in Florence, Italy. The other one has been to the UK with her family before. We are both very knowledgeable and street smart. We have a rough itinerary planned for our trip, but we would be very happy if anyone could give us some suggestions and tips on how to stay safe and have an enjoyable trip. We're not looking to stay for a very long time in each destination, as we would love to see as much as Europe as we can!

Itinerary:
*Week 1:Italy*

-Venice
Ponte di Rialto
Basilica di San Marco-Campanile

-Rome
Vatican City
Colosseum
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain
St. Peter's Basilica
Piazza Navona

-Pisa
Leaning Tower of Pisa

*Week 2: France*

-Monaco
Palais du Prince

-Montpellier
L'Arc de Triomphe

-Nice
Parc du Chateau
-Marseille
Basilique Notre- Dame de la Garde

-Toulouse
Place du Capitole

*Week 3: Spain*

-Barcelona
Park Guell
La Sagrada Familia
Montserrat

-Valencia
Plaza del Mercado

-Madrid
Plaza Mayor
El Rastro Market
Museo del Prado

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