Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcements:
  • Come explore the new Fodor’s Forum
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Dec 4, 17 at 08:03 PM
  • New Fodor’s forum -- coming soon!
    by ibobi Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 29, 17 at 08:01 PM
View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 St, Goar or Bacharach
  2. 2 Ireland, public trans and my bicycle.
  3. 3 Where to Visit in Normandy & Brittany
  4. 4 First time in Spain
  5. 5 Italy 9 Days in December/Itinerary Help
  6. 6 Paris Apartment
  7. 7 Visit to France
  8. 8 two days in Nice
  9. 9 Milan airport--which one
  10. 10 New fast track
  11. 11 Packing Champagne
  12. 12 Trip Report Three nights in the Italian Riviera: hiking in Camogli with day trips
  13. 13 Can only visit one (maybe two) cities. Which one?
  14. 14 Itinerary Help, Please!!!
  15. 15 Trip Report Once upon a time in Italy
  16. 16 Best area to stay in Amsterdam for a first time visitor
  17. 17 Private Driver in Malaga Spain
  18. 18 Christmas in Granada....food!
  19. 19 1st time to Europe
  20. 20 london or amsterdam
  21. 21 Arthritis treatment (Lisbon)
  22. 22 1 night in Algarve in January?
  23. 23 Trip Report September in Venice, Croatia, and Slovenia
  24. 24 14 days in Portugal with teens and Grandma
  25. 25 1 month destination for young family
View next 25 » Back to the top

5 Week Europe Trip (first time)

Jump to last reply

Hi all!

I'm a female college student planning on taking a 5-6 week trip to Europe in May and June. I've never been to Europe before, or off the North American continent for that matter, so I'm incredibly excited. I've heard about taking travel slow, and not trying to squeeze in as many countries as possible, so I'm trying to pick one or two areas of focus. It's so hard - there's so many places I want to see! I'll be traveling solo for the most part, though my mom and aunt might join me for a week or two. I love culture, food, adventure, scenery, and history in my travel experiences.

So basically I'm trying to figure out a semi-concrete itinerary. So far it's pretty vague (I've only been trying to decide on countries so far, not cities/towns/etc.) I'm for sure starting in Sweden, and I want to take a stopover in Iceland on my way there or on my way home, then going from there:

Stockholm - 3 nights
Gothenburg - 3 nights
Copenhagen - 3 nights
Edinburgh & Scotland - 8 nights
English Countryside (vague, I know...) - 7 nights
London - 5 nights
Paris & Northern France - 9 nights

This would be 5 countries in 6 weeks. Would I be moving too quickly? Or would it give me enough time to appreciate each place while also giving me lots of unique places? I'm also considering going to Rome & Tuscany/Florence instead of Paris & Northern France, so I would like to hear opinions on that.

Thanks in advance for the help!

15 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement