First time traveler to Europe

Old Dec 18th, 2018, 08:57 AM
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The Venice to Paris overnight train can save daylight travel time - www.thello.com - info on night trains BETS-European Rail Experts and www.ricksteves.com.
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Old Dec 18th, 2018, 12:08 PM
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Otherwise we're really just talking to each other

Nothing new about that around here (just kidding but) I do hope they will come back to this thread.
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Old Jan 6th, 2019, 11:58 PM
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Hi! Thank you for all your suggestions/recommendations. I understand that the countries I have mentioned each have so much to offer.

I have 20days for 2-3 countries: Italy, Switzerland and France. The 20days include traveling from one country to another. I may not be able to really explore each country but I'm hoping to just enjoy it with the schedule that I have since
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Old Jan 6th, 2019, 11:59 PM
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Old Jan 9th, 2019, 01:50 PM
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Hi! Thank you for all your suggestions/recommendations. I understand that the countries I have mentioned each have so much to offer.
I have 20days for 2-3 countries: Italy, Switzerland and France. The 20days include traveling from one country to another. I may not be able to really explore each country but I'm hoping to just enjoy it with the schedule that I have since it will be my first time and I know that I won't be able to visit all the beautiful places you mentioned. I'm planning to stay the longest in Italy and visit Rome, Florence and another city. Then 2-3 days in Zurich since it's expensive then France.My schedule is not yet final so if you have any suggestions on how long should I stay in esch city or which place to visit, I'd very much appreciate that.Thanks again!
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Old Jan 9th, 2019, 02:55 PM
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Example:
4 days - Fly into and stay in Rome
3 days - train up to Florence
3 days - train to Venice (or other Italian city)
3 days - Zurich
7 days - for all of France and fly home from Paris

That said, I think it's a shame to go to Switzerland but only to Zurich and only for 2-3 days. Switzerland doesn't have to break the bank. There are plenty of places in France or Italy that are more expensive than modest places in Switzerland, you just need to plan carefully. Plus the train system is excellent. No need to cut Switzerland short.
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Old Jan 10th, 2019, 10:42 AM
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Ditch Zurich and see some of Alpine Switzerland - 3 days in Lucerne or Interlaken areas would be wonderful if wanting to see the awesomely gorgeous Alpine Switzerland rather than a bustling modern city like Zurich and you can get cheaper accommodations in those two places
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