Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 How many miles is a good 'walking tour'?
  2. 2 Trip Report Budget trip
  3. 3 London flat feedback wanted - yes, I'm going slightly crazy!
  4. 4 Trip Report Adventureseeker returns to Italy! As glorious and detailed as before!
  5. 5 Italy 9 Days in December/Itinerary Help
  6. 6 Driving
  7. 7 Trip Report 3 weeks driving the Netherlands
  8. 8 May Germany, Switzerland, and Iceland
  9. 9 Algarve Town Selection
  10. 10 Tips for first trip to UK
  11. 11 paris to london- day trip
  12. 12 Trip Report Browsing Barcelona
  13. 13 Trip Report Three nights in the Italian Riviera: hiking in Camogli with day trips
  14. 14 Pubs showing NFL football in London?
  15. 15 Trip Report Sampling Some of Sicily and Bits of Italy Beyond
  16. 16 Buying a motorcycle in Europe??
  17. 17 Paris, Normandy & Amsterdam with College Graduate
  18. 18 Help With Itinerary By Train: London, Paris, Nice, Florence
  19. 19 ROMA Pass inclusions. - 3 days in Rome
  20. 20 Spain December/ January 2018/19
  21. 21 Portugal
  22. 22 Pisa Central to Hotel Kinzica at late night.
  23. 23 Looking for Good Eating in Valencia
  24. 24 London - Paris - Amsterdam trip planning help
  25. 25 GTG Paris December 2017
View next 25 » Back to the top

Route Advice

Jump to last reply

I am planning a 12 day vacation with my mom and a friend to Europe. They would like to see France, Switzerland, and Italy. On the wish list is typical tourist spots, scenic nature, and the culture of the people.

We would like to travel inexpensively, maybe staying on hostels, rented houses, staying with families

Some sights on the wish list:
France: Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triumph, Louvre, Versaille, Beaches of Normandy, Blois region to see Chateau du Chambord and maybe other castles. We may have to leave off Normandy?

Switzerland: Alps, railway or tram to Mountain tops, maybe the Jungfrau region, Bern, Geneva

Italy: Probably Venice, Florence, Tuscany region

My Questions:
(1) What is best way to navigate between countries? Railway, planes, combo of each?
(2) Advice on best route between, start in Paris, Switzerland, and leave from Florence?
3) suggestions on best inexpensive way to meet locals, absorb culture and not just the tourist areas?
(4) Best time to book travel? Go thru a travel agent, book railway tickets in advance?
We are leaving in Sept 2016

20 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement