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European Vacation - Sights, Wandering and Shopping

Old Jun 26th, 2006, 05:11 AM
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European Vacation - Sights, Wandering and Shopping

I was just wondering.

On a typical 2 week European vacation, how much time is spent on transportation between cities, transportation within cities, visiting specific sights, just wandering and shopping (not necessarily buying).

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Old Jun 26th, 2006, 05:15 AM
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All the time,minus the time for sleeping and eating.
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Old Jun 26th, 2006, 06:01 AM
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What's a typical 2 week vacation?

Do you mean how long does it take to travel between Lisbon and Helsinki? Between Vienna and Bratislava?

You can see visit the specific sights in Lisbon in 3 or 4 days. You need at least a month to see the major tourists sights in Rome.

You could spend all of your time shopping in Paris whereas 2 hours of shopping in Sifia might be plenty.
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Sorry, that was Sofia.
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Old Jun 26th, 2006, 06:40 AM
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Sorry I asked.

Or maybe the wrong people responded.
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I think you question is very vague, Europe can be very vast place or it can be very small.
Where are you going? when are you going? who are your traveling with? we need more info to help answer your questions.
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Old Jun 26th, 2006, 06:52 AM
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Lostmymind,

You are correct my question was quite vague. It was crafted to be that way.
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Also, some people like to stay put, some like to visit multiple cities. Some like to spend most of their time just relaxing by a beach, others may want to do non-stop sight-seeing. Some love to shop but don't like museums, some love museums but don't like to shop. There is no one answer here.

Is this a general question, or are you trying to put toegther a 2 week vacation?
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35% sleeping
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I think the question is legitimate. For example, on every trip we take, I miscalculate how much time we spend getting from one place to another, i.e., reading maps, trying to find landmarks, the time it takes to walk versus taking public transportation, time spent waiting on trains, time spent wandering around trying to decide what to do next, and our most recent problem, spending way too much time trying to find the perfect World Cup shirt for our son.
It really helps to factor in all this extra time in your planning.
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