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Old Jun 26th, 2011, 08:14 PM
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Europe trip itinerary suggestion about 18 days

Hi everyone… I and my wife are going for a Europe trip from 23rd Sep to 10 October
Our tentative itinerary is

9:45am reach Paris …
3 nights Paris – 4th night …over night train to Nice
2 nights Nice – early morning train to Florence
3 nights Florence
2 nights Venice – over night train to Rome
4 nights Rome – Fly Amsterdam
2 night Amsterdam return flight to US

Any suggestion?
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Old Jun 26th, 2011, 08:31 PM
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Seems like a reasonable amount of time in each place. Wondering why you are taking an overnight train between Venice and Rome . . . the fastet train takes just 3.5 hours.

What kind of suggestions do you need? Can you be more specific? If you need ideas about what to do, we need to know your interest to offer the best suggestions.
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Old Jun 26th, 2011, 10:18 PM
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And an overnight train Paris to Nice isn't necessary either - that route is served by the TGV (p2p will be 5.5hrs, vs 10.5hr overnight train arriving at 9am) or you could fly (check Easyjet from CDG, but train would be an easier option, considering amount of time getting to airport, waiting and then getting to the other end). Overnight trains don't really afford a lot of rest time, unless you're a super heavy sleeper.

Same for Nice to Florence - agree that you want to save time, but look at perhaps altering that part of the trip and perhaps fly Nice to Rome(check Easyjet, or maybe Alitalia will have some specials) then train Florence (1.5hrs) then train to Venice(2hrs) and fly from Venice to AMS (check Transavia).

I know it seems like you're saving on accommodation, but just be aware of the distances (some sectors are quite short) and the lack of restful atmosphere.
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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 05:19 AM
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Hi S,

>Any suggestion?

What draws you to Amstdam?

You could fly home from Rome and save time, money and inconvenience.

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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 08:51 AM
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What ira said. And I disagree with ellenem. I don't think you have enough time in Paris (at least if it's your first time), in Nice or in Venice. So if you leave off Amsterdam, you'd have a few more days.

Remember you will be jet-lagged and sleepy when you arrive in Paris.

Recently we changed a frequent-flyer flight departure point. It only cost us $70 each, which was well-worth it. So, if you already have your tickets, you may be able to change them.
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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 12:50 PM
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Thanks eveyone... I have already booked my flight tickets from US to CDG and AMS to US. I choose AMS because I was really getting a good deal. I called the airlines if instead of AMS I can choose ROME but now its too expensive...
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Old Jun 27th, 2011, 06:51 PM
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I guess i will cancel one night in amsterdam and add a night in venice... I will do ams some other time
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