European Vacation Help

posted 4 years ago in Travel
  • poll: Which European trip?
    Trip #1 : (6 votes)
    20 %
    Trip #2 : (22 votes)
    73 %
    I have a better itinerary! (leave suggestion below) : (2 votes)
    7 %
  • Post # 17
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    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    I would do #2 but skip Germany or cut it down by a day or two – we went to Cinque Terre in Italy for part of our honeymoon and it was aaaamazing.  Rome is also a top favorite of mine.  Prague was INSANELY beautiful and it’s very romantic.  I think you’d have enough time if you just did 3 days there instead of 4.  We did Budapest-Prague-Amsterdam and had a blast last November.  Amsterdam might be a good place to check out as well since flights in/out of there are super cheap.  Maybe you could fly into London and fly home from Amsterdam?  Then you wouldn’t have to loop back to London for your return flight.

    Post # 18
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    161 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    PS – you can PM me if you have any questions – I’ve been to a lot of places in Europe and am a very confident traveler.  I have A TON of suggestions ๐Ÿ™‚  One of them would be to definitely look at vrbo, airbnb and flipkey for accomodations.  As you’ll be out exploring the cities all day/night, all you need is a nice bed in a safe location.  For every trip I’ve been to Europe, I’ve rented an apartment and have always had a fantastic time ๐Ÿ™‚  Let us know what you pick!

    Post # 19
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    38 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    ktsteimel:  Just curious, what did you love about Munich so much? I have seen many many places, both travveling myself as work-related (I am a flight attendant) and I found Munich quite boring. But being Dutch, I have seen a lot of the German city’s so I might be biased.

    Post # 20
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    66 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: April 2014

    If it were me, I’d stick to one country and try to see as much of it as possible.  I’d start with Italy. (Or conversely, your UK and Ireland trip.)  

    But if you must do a few, I’d go to Rome, Venice and FLORENCE in Italy. I can’t believe how many pps have skipped over Florence.  It’s the birthplace of modern Italian culture.

    Then I’d do two days in Prague and Vienna each and then Berlin.  Vienna is very clode to Prague and it’s gorgeous.  Unless you’re going to Octoberfest, I wouldn’t bother with Munich.  Berlin is a very cool and beautiful city.

    Post # 22
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    1306 posts
    Bumble bee

    In the UK, I love the city of Bath. If you’re into Roman history, the Roman baths there are really cool (plus lots of Jane Austen if you’re into that)

    Post # 24
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    441 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    I also voted Germany/Italy/Prague.

    you could easily spend 4 days in Rome, so I wouldnt recommend squeezing in another city. Will you be flying from destination to destination? that also eats up some time. 

    Ive never been to Munich, so no suggesties there, but I live Prague. Central/Eastern Europe also tends to be more affordable, so it’s a wallet friendlier trip as well as being gorgeous. 

    Post # 25
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    76 posts
    Worker bee

    How about prague, venice, dubrovnik? those are my top 3 european cities. If you want to go to Munich, I’d spend maybe a day there and then head down towards the lakes and mountains. I live near Munich and it’s a great city but I agree thst it’s kind of boring from a tourist standpoint (unless you are coming end of september for oktoberfest).

    Post # 26
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    268 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: May 2019

    Like everyone else has said, this really depends on your own interests and what you want to see. Personally, I prefer going to the sea and having a nice mix of relaxing (i.e. drinking wine outside while enjoying the gorgeous vistas) and seeing interesting historical sites. So I definitely reccomend bypassing Central Europe and splitting your trip between the Amlafi coast and Spain. Rome is a must see though! A common recommendation is to spend 3 days in Rome, however I spent a week there this past June and didn’t feel bored at all! Still, chances are you’ll never regret going Munich or visiting Scotland. Do some research and you’ll probably figure out pretty quickly what you have the most interest in seeing. Europe isn’t going anywhere so you’ll just have to take a second trip to see anything that doesn’t fit in this time ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Post # 27
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    528 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2015

    My only advice (and I seem to say it to a lot of US honeymooners)  is dont try to do too much in 12 days.  Spend it all in Italy.  Or half germany and austria.  Or all in England or all in Ireland (I am Irish).  I was in Milan last week.  Its very nice there and very nice around Lake Maggiore (check out Angera).  My favourite European cities that I have visited are Madrid and Berlin.  

    Post # 29
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    38 posts
    Newbee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    IzzyBear:  I would also rather say Switzerland or Austria over Munich. Both countries are gorgeous, Switzerland tends to be quite expensive.

    Also, I saw a few of the PP mention Amsterdam. Being Dutch, Amsterdam did not cross my mind being a suggestion. I could see how tourists would like to see it, but it really depends on who you are. The main reason I do not like Amsterdam that much, is because all of its gorgenousness becomes almost invisible because of all the tourists rushing to find the coffeeshops. Whenever I tell someone abroad that I am Dutch, one of the first questions I get is whether I brought some marihuana. If you are into that, visit Amsterdam. 

    I get quite annoyed by it, but if you could see through all that, Amsterdam definitely is one of the most beautiful European cities. And Schiphol is one of the largest airports in Europe, so really easy to travel to and from. Let me know which Airline you’ll be flying, if you are on my flight, I’ll get you champagne. That’s a promise! ๐Ÿ™‚ 

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