First trip to Europe-Final itinerary

May 26th, 2015, 06:04 AM
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First trip to Europe-Final itinerary

Good Morning,
My first backpacking trip to Europe is less than 30 days away...Here is what I have planned. I take any suggestions,comments, and recommendations. Also any good/affordable restaurants that we can visit at any of our stops? . Please note that I understand is a fast paced trip, but I am OK with it.
Thank you!
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May 26th, 2015, 06:10 AM
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Something is missing here - what do you have planned? going by train - are you under 26 - if so can get the bargain Eurail Youthpass - so something above got deleted and needs to be redone?
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May 26th, 2015, 06:47 AM
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"Mid-twenties" she says here:
http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...trip-draft.cfm

Probably ran off to buy her stylish sandals.
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May 26th, 2015, 06:54 AM
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This is what she posted on thread Mme Perdu gives:

Good Morning Everyone,
Here is a rought draft of my first time Euro trip. I would appreciate comments and suggestions, please keep in mind that I know is fast-paced. I'm in my mid-twenties and I'm backpacking. Thank you!!!!! Happy Easter

June 28 - Amsterdam arrive at 9:35 am (from Stockholm); Staying in Jordaan; Anne Frank Museum advances tickets for 5pm entrance; Red line district- visit at night

June 29 – Amsterdam: Heineken Experience (tickets bought); Cruise canal (tickets bought); Museumplein; Rent a bike if possible

June 30 - Amsterdam: Dam Square- Royal Palace; Prinsengracht; Leiden Square; Vondelpark

July 1 - Amsterdam: Dappenmarkt; Leave to Central Station leave at 1pm - train to Paris 3:30 hours; arrive Paris at 4:30pm; Staying in 6th arr. near Luxembourg garden; Seine river cruise – last one at 10:30pm; Latin quarter if not too late

July 2 - Paris: Notre Dame cathedral early morning (tickets bought for 10am); visit parks and gardens such as Tuilleries and Luxembourg; Arc de Triomphe; Eiffel tower advance tickets for 10pm (2nd floor)

July 3 - Paris: Eiffel tower advance tickets for 11:30am (top floor); Louvre museum (closes at 9:45pm on Friday); stroll around The Marais district

July 4 - Paris: Stroll around and lunch; Leave for Orly aiport, flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport at 645pm; Arrive Venice at 8:20pm; Take boat to island

July 5 – Venice: San Marco sq and Basilica; Gondola ride; stroll around

July 6 - Venice: Leave to Rome in train in the morning; Arrive in Roma Termini station (~1:10pm); Staying near Pantheon; Pantheon; Colosseum night tour at 8:20 pm

July 7 - Rome: Coliseo/Roman Forum/ Palatine Hill (tickets bought); Piazza del Campidoglio; Piazza del Popolo

July 8 - Rome: Vatican museum, St Peters and Sistine Chapel; Scavi Tour at 2:15pm---(reserved); Night walk Trevi Fountain; Night walk Spanish steps

July 9 - Rome: Trastevere, Santa Maria Trastevere; Campo di Fiori-market square; Capitoline Museums

July 10 - Rome: Leave to airport. Flight is early 9:55am; Arrive at Barcelona at 11:40a; Staying in Gothic Quarter; Guell Park (entrance 6pm); Las Ramblas dinner

July 11 - Barcelona: Sagrada Familia; Camp Nou Stadium; Plaça de Catalunya; Ciutadella Park

July 12 - Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery- Tickets bought in advance morning; Magic Fountain at night

July 13 – Boqueria market; Train to Madrid (at night)

July 14- Flight back to US
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May 26th, 2015, 06:55 AM
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OMG I am so sorry. I didn't copy and paste. Here it is!
MmePerdu I already bought my stylish sandals!

June 28 - Amsterdam arrive at 9:35 am (from Stockholm); Staying in Jordaan; Anne Frank Museum advanced tickets for 5pm entrance; Cannabis coffee shops; Red line district visit at night

June 29 – Amsterdam: Heineken Experience (tickets bought); Cruise canal (tickets bought); Museumplein; Vondelpark; Dam Square- Prinsengracht; Leiden Square

June 30 - Amsterdam: Rent a bike; De Pijp neighborhood (Albert Cuypmarkt); De Negen Straatjes

July 1 - Amsterdam: Cheese Museum ; Central Station at 1pm - train to Paris 3:30 hours; arrive Paris at 4:30pm; Staying in 6th arr. near Luxembourg garden; Seine river cruise (tickets bought) – last one at 10:30pm; Latin quarter if not too late

July 2 - Paris: Notre Dame cathedral early morning (tickets bought for 10am); Arc de Triomphe; Champ Elysees; visit parks and gardens such as Tuilleries and Luxembourg; Trocadero; Eiffel tower advance tickets for 10pm (2nd floor)

July 3 - Paris: Champ de Mars; Eiffel tower advance tickets for 11:30am (top floor); Montmartre; Louvre museum around 5pm- Porte des Lions entrance- (museum closes at 9:45pm on Friday); stroll around the Marais district

July 4 - Paris: Army museum (Hotel des Invalides); Leave for Orly aiport, flight to Venice Marco Polo Airport at 645pm; Arrive Venice at 8:20pm; Take boat to island

July 5 – Venice: Doges Palace advanced tickets for 9:55am; San Marco sq and Basilica advanced tickets for 2:00pm; Vaporetto trip- start at the Piazzale Roma to San Marco (Line#1) at night after daytrippers leave; stroll around

July 6 - Venice: Leave to Rome in train in the morning; Arrive in Roma Termini station ~1:10pm; Staying near Pantheon; Pantheon; Colosseum night tour at 8:20 pm

July 7 - Rome: Coliseo/Roman Forum/ Palatine Hill (tickets bought); Piazza del Campidoglio; Piazza del Popolo

July 8 - Rome: Vatican museum and Sistine Chapel advance tickets for 7:15am; Scavi Tour reserved be there no later 2:00pm; After Scavi stay at St Peters Basilica; Night walk Trevi Fountain; Night walk Spanish steps

July 9 - Rome: Trastevere, Santa Maria Trastevere; Campo di Fiori-market square; Capitoline Museums

July 10 - Rome: Leave to airport. Flight is early 9:55am; arrive at Barcelona at 11:40am; Staying in Gothic Quarter; Guell Park advanced tickets for 6pm; Las Ramblas dinner

July 11 - Barcelona: Sagrada Familia advanced tickets for 9am); Camp Nou Stadium (tickets bought); Plaça de Catalunya; Ciutadella Park

July 12 - Barcelona: Montserrat Monastery- Tickets bought in advance morning; Magic Fountain at night

July 13 – Boqueria market; Train to Madrid (at night)

July 14- Flight back to US
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May 26th, 2015, 06:55 AM
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For train info check these superb sites: www.seat61.com - great info on discounted train tickets that you should look into to save tons of money; www.budgeteuropetravel.com and www.ricksteves.com. Also look into Eurail Select Youthpass valid for Benelux, France, Italy and Spain.
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May 26th, 2015, 07:19 AM
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Looks like you've got your trip pretty thoroughly planned and are pre-ticketed for most things you want to do.

My advice on where to eat: near wherever you are when you get hungry. If you have preplanned restaurant stops, you may have to track far from where you are and then back-track to pick up again. Use "Yelp" to search for restaurants near where you are unless you see one that looks/smells good and looks affordable. Fixed price lunch menus are usually a good bargain, but will take some time to eat as you get two or three courses.

On vacation, we almost always eat just two meals a day: a fairly substantial breakfast and a late (about half an hour before the restaurant stops serving) fixed price lunch; that usually means 1:30 or 2:00 p.m. If you don't get breakfast at your lodging, then stop for some fruit and yogurt (or a pastry, or whatever else you like to eat) midway through the morning. Stop again for a cup of coffee or tea and a pastry or something later in the afternoon if you're hungry. This routine has a number of advantages.
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May 26th, 2015, 07:32 AM
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OK, now we're talking about the important thing - what sandals did you buy?
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May 26th, 2015, 09:27 AM
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You could save time by taking the Thello overnight trains between Paris and Venice - flying takes a half day - the night train gets in bright and early in the morning - if you book far ina dvance some ducats as low as 59 euros or so total including sleeping berth (in a couchette) - www.thello.com
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