Which iItinerary would you prefer?

Old Nov 28th, 2007, 01:06 AM
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Which iItinerary would you prefer?

Hi everyone

Just wanted to get your opinion on which itinerary would be better. I know it's very subjective and a lot up to the individual but what is your vote? I would like to experience good food, some nice wines, good shopping (factory outlets etc), nice scenery, tourist sights.

Itin 1
Milan - Nice - Monaco - Barcelona - Madrid - Paris

Itin 2
Milan - Lugano - Zermatt - Vienna - Prague - Frankfurt - Paris

I have total of 16 days to travel. Thanks.
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Old Nov 28th, 2007, 01:56 AM
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Hi lenore29,

Is this spring, summer, fall, or winter travel?

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Old Nov 28th, 2007, 04:42 AM
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Hi L,

6-7 cities in 15 nights is not an itinerary, it is an expedition.

2.5 - 3 days of your trip is taken up in traveling.

You could have a very enjoyable visit with no more than 4 cities.

Is there a reason for flying into Milan?

What draws you to Frankfurt?

When are you going?

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Old Nov 28th, 2007, 05:43 AM
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Well, unlike Ira, i wouldn;t mid going along on either one of those "expeditions" but i agree time of year might make a difference in going to Zermatt, for example

why did you choose that...not against it but unless you are into hiking and skiing you can easily do it in one day to include a trip up to either the Gornergrat or to Kleine Matterhorn to view the peak...IF it is visible. the train ride up from Brig/Visp makes it worthwhile regardless IMO.

Monaco? not bad but what are you expecting out of that?

Vienna-Prague...two vastly different cities and both worth it IMO and compared to those I would, like Ira, probably skip Frankfurt totally.

Milan...great shopping but my inclination for #1 would be Milan then direct to Barcelona and Madrid then Paris

On the # 2 you end up reversing directions somewhat and that Zermatt-Vienna leg will be long.
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Do the 16 days include the major travel time (assuming from US to Europe). You loose a good day and a half between the flight and the jetlag.

A major city like Paris, especially if you haven't been, needs a good 4-5 FULL days minimum. A smaller city like Madrid needs about 3 days minimum.

This does sound like a lot of travelling for a 16 day trip, even if the 16 days doesn't include the big trip from US.

How do you plan on going from city to city (plane, train, car)? ANd as already asked, what season? Did you already get the Milan/Paris tickets since that seems to be your starting and ending points on both itineraries? Have you been to any of these place before?
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Old Nov 28th, 2007, 06:52 AM
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Plan a max of 5 destinations

How would you go from Zermatt to Vienna--private jet?

Plan a max of 4 hours travel time from A to B.

Why so many big cities?
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