(Closed) If you were spending 2-3 weeks in Europe next fall, where would you visit?

posted 6 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
Member
333 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I would go somewhere in spain as well, Barcelona is AMAZING for a weekend.. or valencia (i’m biased, i go regularly to visit family)but Valencia would be harder to do in two days.. 

Post # 4
Member
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Italy:  Florence, Cinque Terre, Tuscany

Spain: Barcelona, Madrid

Germany: Munich

Czech Republic:  Prague

Austria:  Vienna

Ireland: Dublin/countryside

 

That doesn’t help, does it?

 

But seriously in two weeks I’d allocate it like this:

London: 1 day  (this is how much time I had in London on a layover, and while the city is fun I was able to see some big things (Big Ben, Palace, Westminster) in our 24 hour layover)

Amsterdam: 2 days (because I’d probably die and/or not come back if I stayed longer)

Paris: 4 days (because aside from our own NYC, this is my favorite city in the world, it’s unbelievable.  Things move a little slower, this is a place to take your time with eating, drinking, laying in the sun, looking at art, shopping.  It’s incredibly romantic and so… special)

Venice: 2 days (I’ve heard it’s lovely, but kind of dirty and not very fun… but that could be totally incorrect)

Florence: 3 days  (with a half day trip out to Tuscany) (because I’ve heard Florence is AMAZEBALLS and people’s favorite city in Italy, and it’s so close to Tuscany)

Rome: 2 days (because it’s a little rough, but in a gorgeous way.  It’s fast, it can be a little sketch, but there’s SO MUCH HISTORY HERE.  I’d spend at least a half a day in Vatican City, then a day hopping on and off a tour bus to see the rest)

 

Post # 5
Member
5547 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

FWIW, Venice isn’t that wonderful. It’s pretty crowed, EXSPENSIVE as all get out, and very touristy. Florance/Tuscany are much nicer areas personally, there is more to do and see. A day in Venice would honestly be enough.

If you can get there, Northern Ireland is pretty incredible, though in the fall I’m not sure what the weather is like. Rome is worth seeing if you are at all a history nerd. Also, the Alps are pretty amazing, so anywhere in that area of Germany/Switzerland/Austria/Italy is neat. Saltzburg was a pretty town, there is a castle and some other cool medeval kinds of things. St.Moritz is a nice more resort-y town. 

Post # 6
Member
13099 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: July 2010

I’d want to go somewhere in Spain and somewhere in Germany.

Post # 8
Member
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

BRUGES!

Post # 11
Member
4887 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Eurorail map:

Just FYI, Firenze is Florence, Roma is Rome, Venezia is Venice.  The rest are somewhat straightforward.

Post # 12
Member
5405 posts
Bee Keeper

I loved Switzerland and Rome, in addition to London and Paris like you have already decided.

Post # 13
Member
14441 posts
Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2011

I agree with your non negotiables!  If you want to run around and see as much as you can.   I’ll give my 2 cents on the places I’ve been.  I think I’d give London 2 or 3 days, 2 if youre not a big museum person and wont really spend much time in them.   Paris, same.  I didn’t really like Madrid itself, but the day trips I took to Toledo and Avila I loved.  Barcelona was ok, a long day walking around would be enough for me.  Munich is do able in a day (I missed a flight there just two days ago, went out in the evening and saw pretty much the entire historic downtown in 2 hrs of walking around, then went back for 3 hours the next day before my flight to go into some churches and do some shopping.  If you had one whole day you could fit in the palace too which looked neat).

But the answer to your title…I have a 3 week trip planned and I’m focused on Italy, a few days each –  Amalfi Coast, Rome, Florence, Venice, then Lucern to take a train to Geneva.

Post # 14
Member
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Oooh we are saving for a Europe trip in a year and a half.  🙂

We plan on:

2 days – London

1 day – Stonehenge

1 day – English countryside (Mansions!  Castles!)

1 day – Normandie (includes train travel)

2 days – Paris

1 day – Versailles

1 day – Parisian countryside (wine! cheese! fields of lavender!)

2 days – Vienna (includes train travel)

2 days – Berlin (includes train travel)

Post # 15
Member
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

Cinque Terre.

Trains are usually the easiest way to get around…but have you thought about renting a car? Might make life a lot easier over those two weeks. I’ve never been brave enough to do it in Europe, just thinking in terms of logistics.

Post # 16
Member
1562 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

@UpstateCait:  In Belgium.. PLEASE go to Belgium, it is amazing.

The topic ‘If you were spending 2-3 weeks in Europe next fall, where would you visit?’ is closed to new replies.

Find Amazing Vendors