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mominnie Jan 14th, 2015 05:18 PM

brussels to portugal
 
Hi guys
Can you help me. I have never been to Europe but plan to go next year. I will be starting in Brussels and want to see France Spain Amsterdam and Portugal. What do you recommend or should I avoid. To make it more difficult for you I have about 2 weeks . You're all so knowledgeable. Would appreciate your help.

Robert2533 Jan 14th, 2015 07:20 PM

It's not something you want to consider with only 2 weeks to spare.

Mimar Jan 14th, 2015 07:24 PM

Too much territory, not enough time. What do you want to see in France and Spain? They're big countries.

janisj Jan 14th, 2015 07:36 PM

You have two weeks and want to hit FIVE countries. That will be a huge waste of time and money since you won't have much time to see/do anything.

Spain and Portugal could be done in two weeks . . . . but you'll only see a tiny bit of both countries.

Or you could visit Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels and Bruges in a couple of weeks.

But 5 countries in 2 weeks isn't doable. And . . . is it 2 weeks 'on the ground' which actually takes 16 days? If you mean 2 weeks total including travel time you will only have 11.5 days free 'on the ground')

mominnie Jan 14th, 2015 10:25 PM

Thanks guys. What is important is Brussels and Spain. Any suggestions and advice is appreciated.if I decided to split them into 2 holidays which should I do first. What tours are good. Train an option? Too many questions?

Rubicund Jan 15th, 2015 01:04 AM

If Brussels and Spain are most important, then stick to these two places only. Brussels with a day trip to Bruges will take you 4 days maximum, leaving 10 days including transfer for Spain.

You need to decide where in Spain you want to go and then plan accordingly.

Mimar Jan 15th, 2015 07:38 AM

Fly from Brussels to Spain. And fly home from Spain. Open jaw tickets, in your case into Brussels and out of Spain, should cost about the same as round-trip; such tickets are called multi-city on airline web sites.

janisj Jan 15th, 2015 07:51 AM

Yes -- If those are the two musts, then do them. Four or so days in Belgium, fly to Spain, visit a few places there. In the 9-ish days you'd have free in Spain you could see maybe 3 cities w/ and additional day trip or two.

mominnie Jan 17th, 2015 01:32 PM

Thanks so much Guys. What's your favourite place in Spain. Where should I go. I love the scenery,water and music. The real stuff.


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