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2013 My first Eurotrip...
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So at the beginning of next year my time in the military will come to an end. I thought there would be no better way to reward myself than to plan a trip to Europe. I will be traveling alone and have decided to take 32 days to see the majority of western Europe. Basically I have come up with a route that I think flows well and will limit unnecessary travel times. I was just wondering if anyone had any inputs for this trip such as a different route, things that are must see in any of the cities, or if I should spend more or less time in a particular city. I am a 27 year old single male. I am interested the sights, not so much the museums but things such as castles, Stonehenge, the Colosseum, and Jungfrau. I also want to try the vast local foods and partake in the nightlife of these cities. I generally prefer a bar or pub with local craft beer on tap over a nightclub. Any info you guys might have would be greatly appreciated!

I am leaving from Cincinnati with $5000 for 32 days
London, Paris, Brussels, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Zürich, Venice, Rome
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Nightlife, Food, Sights
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Thank you for your service. Your trip does indeed flow well. I might suggest taking a day off Dublin (an attractive but not especially compelling city) and adding it to Edinburgh if not for the fact that this is your first day in Europe and you’ll be working though jetlag. You might want to walk through Trinity College and/or Dublin Castle just to soak up that “Wow I’m really in Ireland” feeling. Definitely try to find some live traditional music. If you’re up to it, Dublin has a few nice day trips, Glendalough and Powerscourt. Glendalough is especially atmospheric.

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It flows well and on the surface it seems like a reasonable pace, but there could be some transporation logistics problems, especially at the front and back ends, that could really cut into the time you have to enjoy these places. Dublin to Edinburgh could kill the better part of a day if you fly, more than a day if you train/ferry/train. Edinburgh to London can burn most of a day and Amsterdam to Berlin is not a short trek, either. Getting to/from Interlaken is fairly complicated, so you could kill a day getting there and another day leaving.

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Don’t forget about madrid)it should on the list of every euro trip, i know i probably haven’t seen much of other places but Madrid is the city, which will surely impress you, One thing that you will never forget is Real Madrid – Bernabeo stadium. it is so awesome!even if there is no game you can take a tour around the stadium and enter the ground from the footballers exitSmile