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Apr 13th, 2013, 08:38 PM
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Need to fill 7-9 days in Europe

Hello there!

I have never been to Europe but have always really wanted to and will finally have an opportunity this summer. My wife and I will be spending a week at a resort in Sicily the first week of July and are hoping to get to spend a week prior to that somewhere else in Europe.

We have no real preference at this point beyond just wanting to enjoy our time. We love to experience different cultures and are also interested in history and/or nature (not real into art/architecture).

My initial thought is to either focus in and around one of the following areas.... London, Barcelona, Paris or possibly Amsterdam or Munich. These are cheaper to fly into for us....

We are definitely on a budget and have no issue visiting smaller areas and staying in small inns/hostiles etc.

I would really appreciate any suggestions for places/areas/regions to visit as well as any other tips or tricks. Thanks for your time.
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Apr 13th, 2013, 08:50 PM
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I suggest you watch a couple of Rick Steves' PBS TV specials - free on Hulu online. There you can survey a bunch of your top European destinations and see what appeals to you. Your question is so wide open that there are dozens of places in Europe that would fit the bill.
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Apr 13th, 2013, 09:02 PM
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If it were my trip, I'd want to be able to fly directly from the first destination to Sicily. Double-check, but I think that precludes Amsterdam.

Beyond that, you've mentioned 4 very different places (each with rich histories) which would be in stark contrast to Sicily, so it's hard to get a sense of your inclinations.

I suggest you do some research and see what appeals to you most.
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Apr 14th, 2013, 07:59 AM
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Hi 4,

Have you considered reading a few guide books?

You could start with "Destinations".

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Apr 14th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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Sounds like I need to do some research! Thanks for the suggestions
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Apr 14th, 2013, 10:38 AM
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Hi 406,

I'll just echo the suggestion of being able to get a direct flight to sicily from your first destination.

which airport are you flying into - Palermo or catania?
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