Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Munich to Milan via train
  2. 2 Trip Report Trip Report: Bellagio, Milan, Venice, Cinque Terre and Piedmont
  3. 3 Beautiful Engadin is suffering
  4. 4 cable cars at Wank Mountain
  5. 5 air conditioning
  6. 6 Paris Visite pass
  7. 7 Cheap buses in Germany/Austria
  8. 8 Need help with Switzerland and Italy iterinary
  9. 9 Is my itinerary the Best of Switzerland?
  10. 10 50 and Fabulous in 2015---need help planning my trip to Amalfi, FINALLY
  11. 11 Turkey Draft Itinerary
  12. 12 My northern Italy itinerary - your comments are appreciated!
  13. 13 Trip Report Pegontheroad in eastern Europe
  14. 14 Barcelona sites: attire
  15. 15 Self-driving in Iceland
  16. 16 Ann Frank House
  17. 17 Amalfi Coast restaurants...are dinner reservations a must?
  18. 18 What company to rent a AUTOMATIC car in France?
  19. 19 Trip Report First trip to Ireland--won't be the last!
  20. 20 Travelling from Marseille Airport into the city
  21. 21 Trip Report Trip Report: Eight Days in Amsterdam and Belgium
  22. 22 Slovenia & Croatia itinerary help
  23. 23 Referendum in Greece
  24. 24 Germany Itinerary suggestions please
  25. 25 Visa D - Student or Tourist?
View next 25 » Back to the top

Vacation help needed!

Jump to last reply

Hello Fodor's forumites. First off, let me apologize up front if this post is annoying to anyone, in that I know it would be easier for you to give advice if I already had a rough itenerary in mind.

Here's the situation in a nutshell: my husband and I are planning a trip to Europe that will likely take place July 26 through August 4 (8 nights, 7 full travel-free days) in celebration of our 30th birthdays. The problem I'm having is that I can't seem to decide on a destination. We both love to travel and want to go everywhere. Previously, we spent a little under 2 weeks in Rome and the Amalfi Coast for our honeymoon in 2011, so we've ruled out Italy. I studied abroad in Paris in 2004 but am interested in going back because it would be a completely different experience at this point. Other than our Italy trip, my husband has never been to Europe, so any place would be new to him.

I've spent quite a bit of time reading the Europe forum posts on here, as well as various travel websites, and it only seems to be making my decision harder. Just when I rule out a destination, I read a glowing trip report, and my interest is renewed again!

The places we're considering, in no particular order, are: London, Ireland, France (Paris and/or Cannes, Spain (Barcelona/Madrid), and Prague. I only want to hit 2 destinations max because that's really all we have time for.

So, my question to you all is: what are YOUR favorite European destinations? Are there places that, in your opinion, are more of a "must-see" destination than others for someone who is relatively new to European travel? Finally, are any of the places I named better suited to 29 year-olds without kids than others?

Any insight you can give would be much appreciated. Again, I know I'm not giving you much to work with.

14 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement