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Mar 30th, 2011, 11:49 PM
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Cant decide summer vacation desination, pls help

Hi everyone, I am planning a trip for my 3 week vacation at the end of July to mid August. And I am stressed out on trying to find a good destination.

My original plan was Europe. Fly to London, then paris, amsterdam, then Rome. 3 nights at each city. I figure since this is my first time to europe, might as well make the most out of it. Do you think its a good idea? Or should i cut down the number of cities, pick 2 and stay longer there?

The other thing I was told repeatedly by my friends is, it gets extremely hot in southern part of europe during the summer. For those who've been there during the summer time, does it gets really uncomfortable for outdoor sightseeing? Lets say if I walk around in Rome mid-day, will I be sweating buckets in 10 minutes?

If not Europe, where else is a good place to go? I am tired of beach resorts, and more into adventurous type of traveling. Is south america (e.g. Peru, Chile) worth taking a look?

I've been to all over SE asia, and china, so I don't really plan to go there anytime soon. What about Africa? Is it a good idea to travel to africa during the summer?

I know I am a bit all over the places, but I have no travel knowledge outside of NA and Asia. So any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks ahead!
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Mar 31st, 2011, 06:14 AM
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www.guanguiltagua.com

www.galapagosXpeditions.com

was there last late summer fall

cheap adventurous ecodense wonderful

cooler in summer most varied eco-dense destination in the

world... also go to europe a lot Italy is HOT in summer

stay north amsterdam paris etc. if you go then.

also visitperu.com incalandadventures.com Flavio

great trekking from $300 for me...

Africa is ok for safari will be lots more porini.com

ecocamps are nice there... travelzoo.com good SA packages

All in all Ecuador or Peru for me 3-4 hour cheap flights

down on Santa Barbara air or spirit.com from $300 RT last

for me....Happy Hunting,
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Mar 31st, 2011, 09:54 AM
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Thanks qwovadis, those are very interesting ideas, especially the Inca trail. Will definitely looking into that.
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Mar 31st, 2011, 06:19 PM
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Nothing wrong with a trip to Europe! With 3 weeks, I'd personally pick just 3 cities. If you're afraid of the heat stick to the Amsterdam/London/Paris combination.
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Apr 1st, 2011, 03:33 PM
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It was terribly hot in Rome in alte September and made it hard to go sightseeing.
Look at Ecuador, Cuenca, in the mountains for better climate and temps, or Scandinavia.
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Apr 2nd, 2011, 08:46 AM
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How about South Africa? They speak English and south of the equator our summer is their winter.
Same deal with Australia and New Zealand. They're still recovering from the earthquake in New Zealand though.
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