Where to travel too?!

Old Apr 14th, 2020, 02:40 PM
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Though Amsterdam is a unique city, in the short time you have your first impulses, London & Paris, are a perfect combo, very different from one another with a comfortable, short & easy trip between on Eurostar. Do consider the recommendations above to limit yourself & I think you'll find you'll be very glad you did. Before you make a final decision, though, you've got loads of time for research so you know as well as you can which most suit your interests. Have fun planning.
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Old Apr 15th, 2020, 08:13 AM
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Hey Congratulations, excited for your first trip.
You must visit the Tower of London, big ben, ZSL Zoo, Eiffel Tower and Notre Dame Cathedral.
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Old Apr 15th, 2020, 02:33 PM
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With only a week, stick to London and Paris. We did that combination one time with ten days and it was barely enough time.
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Congrats. I fly from east coast so first day is not a biggie for me. I stay up and always get a second wind. Most hotels will store your luggage. Just hit the ground running. Oh to be your age again.
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The reason I would not add an additional country is because there are such awesome day trips from London that shouldn't be missed:
the Cotswolds, Stratford-on-Avon, Bath, Oxford, Hampton Court, Windsor Castle, Harry Potter World (which was AWESOME if you're into that), and more.
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Old Apr 15th, 2020, 04:51 PM
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You can also take the train to Reims and see the cathedrals and do some of the champagne houses I loved the caves at Taittinger. Nice day trip.

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Old Apr 16th, 2020, 05:28 AM
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Like Macross, I would suggest a day trip from Paris and adding on a day to your Paris stay. There are several towns where a day trip would be perfect, Versailles is the first that comes to mind. When you are there, time flies and I agree to keep the trip to two main cities, London and Paris. You can fill 3-4 days each with loads to see and do and still have more. Going to a third city will take travel time and at least a half of a day each way.
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Old Apr 17th, 2020, 12:23 AM
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I also agree that adding a day trip from London and/or Paris would be a better option than adding another city. I personally didn't love London, but loved the day trips from there! I LOVED Paris!
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London and Paris are both great cities, but they both have pitfalls for tourists, especially for folks that feel they must visit all the monuments and wind up spending a good deal of their vacation on lines and in crowded places. People who don't go to the museums in their home town feel like they must tell their friends about visiting the Mona Lisa or going up the Eiffel Tower, or they face embarrassment. I didn't go up the Eiffel Tower until my 6th visit, and quite frankly I thought it was ugly and a waste. it's much more exciting and breath-taking climbing the steps to the rooftop of the Basilique du Sacre Coeur. That way the Eiffel Tower is in your view of Paris.
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Old Apr 19th, 2020, 05:07 PM
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I especially endorse the suggestions to do open jaw tickets (fly in one place and out the other).

If you add a city, Amsterdam is a good choice.

But I like London with a day trip to Oxford and Paris with a day trip to Chartres.
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Donít book plane tickets yet. One they will be pricey (Iíve looked for a possible April 2021 trip and they are super high right now, at least from where we are flying from), and two, no one knows what kind of travel restrictions/changes will be in place then. I would definitely wait.
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Old Jun 1st, 2020, 11:08 AM
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Congratulations on your graduation and best wishes for your trip. I agree with other posters that limiting your trip to London and Paris works out best given the time constraint. Paris offers lots of interesting things to see and do. I've included info from our recent trips https://travelfam.wordpress.com/category/paris/
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Why not going to Spain? From Paris, you can easily go to Madrid! Such a beautiful city that I had the chance to visit last year! Museums are incredible, parks are full of wonderful and lovely places, palaces are amazing! And the food tastes so good, drinks too and it is even better on top of rooftops, I did a rooftop tour guide with Madrid Discovery and I can only recommend them, very friendly and professional, they will help you discover the city more in-depth! You can also do day trips from Madrid to Toledo or Segovia and see the Alcazar or the roman Aqueduc!

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