5 day trip to Europe

Mar 31st, 2013, 04:49 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
5 day trip to Europe

Hi,
I'm planning a 5 day trip to Europe. Would really appreciate some help on -
- should I go for a road trip or a train trip?
- the trip has to start or end at rotterdam, what other cities could I visit?

I'm looking for a mix of scenery and culture. The trip will be in the summer. Any thoughts/suggestions are super welcome!

thanks
euro_trip_2013 is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 05:00 AM
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 11,212
To determine if you will drive or take the train first you must identify where you're going. If you're going mostly to cities then use the train.

With only 5 days I would visit Rotterdam and Amsterdam and use the train.
adrienne is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 06:16 AM
  #3  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks Adrienne. My mistake in not mentioning - I've been to Amsterdam/Brussels/Den Haag/Paris before, so wouldn't want to repeat these. Otherwise, I'm open to either cities or smaller towns. And I'm hoping to visit atleast 3 (if not more) cities/towns.
euro_trip_2013 is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 06:44 AM
  #4  
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Posts: 13,473
You could explore more of the Netherlands by car. Head up to Friesland/Groningen/Drenthe maybe, or down south.

The Mosel valley would be very douable in your time frame, with a car you can also explore the Eiffel and some of the Rhine maybe.

Or head for the Ardennes perhaps.

Hop across to the UK on the night ferry from Rotterdam and visit York, and the surrounding countryside.
hetismij2 is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 07:09 AM
  #5  
ira
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 74,414
Hi eu,

Denmark

ira is offline  
Mar 31st, 2013, 09:14 PM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 163
From Rotterdam you can fly anywhere. No need to limit yourself to surrounding areas.

You can spend 4 days in the Swiss Alps.
or 4 days in Stockholm (stunning city)
or Norway and its fjords.
The Cotswolds in UK...

Britain, Scandinavia and Switzerland would be your best bet in summer. Go to momondo.com and see which places are cheap to travel to from Rotterdam.
KodakMoment is offline  
Apr 1st, 2013, 03:45 AM
  #7  
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Germany seems the obvious choice as its so easy to get to from Rotterdam, jump on a train and go and explore...
ozricthegreat is offline  
Apr 3rd, 2013, 04:48 PM
  #8  
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Posts: 2,198
I would go into Paris and end up in Rotterdam even though I missed the reason why you need Rotterdam. With a short time I might even fly to Rotterdam but the trip out to the airport, security and waiting for the place are all time busters.
AisleSeat is offline  
Apr 5th, 2013, 01:04 AM
  #9  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 3
Thanks a bunch for your replies!
I've narrowed down to Germany/Paris/Switzerland tour. I've been around Holland before. (I have family there - that's why it's a hard point in the trip ).

Guess I shouldn't be too ambitious and pick 2 cities in either country to explore, right?
euro_trip_2013 is offline  
Apr 6th, 2013, 12:41 AM
  #10  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 163
Of course not. You'll waste half a day flying in and out. So you only have 4 full days in given city.
KodakMoment is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
louky52
Europe
3
May 9th, 2019 10:17 PM
Brussig
Europe
4
Feb 22nd, 2019 11:51 AM
PortiaLucy
Europe
27
Mar 15th, 2017 04:59 PM
twiggers
Europe
202
Aug 31st, 2010 02:41 PM
hollywood5
Europe
9
Jan 17th, 2005 03:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 11:28 PM.