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Time to discover what's on my doorstep!


Jun 4th, 2013, 01:59 PM
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Time to discover what's on my doorstep!

I am planning to take 5 weeks in March and April next year and travel round a very small amount of Europe (mainly France, Switzerland, Italy and over to Greece) and need tips please!

I usually travel long haul for 5 weeks or more and I am used to camper-vanning,self drive, and I am partial to a train trip!

I want scenery, lakes, mountains, views, wine, pasta, gelato, history and beaches. Starting in France or Spain (I am from UK so getting there no problems) then to Switzerland, than all the way down Italy getting a ferry across to Greece before home.

How am I fixed for that time of year do you think? Any suggested itineraries and places to visit are welcome, and thank you in advance!
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Jun 4th, 2013, 02:24 PM
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Welcome, Mayseymoo. How nice to have 5 weeks. My advice based upon actual travel is becoming dated but I would suggest that you start at the furtherest place, then work your way back. Fly into Athens and out of Paris (or take train out of Paris).

Adrenalin gets you there but it's so great to get back, I always made that the shortest part of the trip.

Or you could start in Spain then work your way east to Greece via the southern parts of France. Then go up to Switzerland and work your way back to Paris via the northern parts of Italy.

Did you have any towns in mind? Where have you visited? Others will have to suggest where folks would actually be "beaching" at that time of year.
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Jun 5th, 2013, 12:08 AM
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Will you be driving your own car or camper-van from the UK?
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