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Hi All,

I am planning my first Eurotrip next year around mid-March and i am totally clueless regarding the places i should visit. I have spent a lot of time researching on the best places to visit, but i seem to be heading nowhere. There is just so much to see and i only have 25 – 30 days to spare. My initial plan was as follows:
Land in Paris (3 nights) -> Ryanair to Bracelona (3 nights) -> Another cheap flight to Rome (3 nights) -> Florence/Pisa (2 nights) -> Overnight from Venice to Budapest ( this gives me around 10 hours in Venice) -> Budapest (3 nights) -> Vienna (2 nights) -> Munich (2 nights) -> Amsterdam (3 nights) -> Brugges/Brussels (3 nights)
This was just the inital plan, but now i really want to incorporate Prague (are Prague and Budapest very similar?). I was thinking of tossing out Barcelona or Belgium to spend time in Germany or Prague. I want my trip to be a perfect balance of Scenic beauty, European history and a taste of the nighlife. I would really like some help regarding the best places to visit, small towns/cities and the time i should spend in each of these places. I think i will be using the Eurorail Global pass for 15/21 days, but let me if there are other cheaper/beter ways to travel. I would also like some help regarding accomodation. I am on a really tight budget of USD 3600, of which i will be spending USD 700 on the airfare and around USD 550 for the rail pass. suggestions will be greatly appreciated Smile

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You’re going to spend a lot of time in transit trying to see all this, but it’s doable. I personally would leave Barcelona in (I absolutely love it there). If you want nightlife you’ll find it there, especially if you are there for a Saturday night as you have planned now. If I had to drop something from your list I’d consider Munich, Vienna, Brussels, Bruges, or Budapest, but I much prefer southern Europe anyway.

Edit: Italy sounds a little hectic. If you think you really want to see everything listed go for it, but with such limited time, I might consider skipping the stop in Pisa. I imagine you were just going to stop for a few hours, but it might be better to get to Florence and have two full days, especially since you’re planning on wandering Venice en route to Budapest not long thereafter.

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thanks Augustin25! Barcelona is the only destination with a beach on my list so i wouldn’t want to cancel that, plus i am dying to visit The Camp Nou. I think you’re right about Pisa, i was only going there as i had read that its only an hour away from Florence and you can cover everything within a couple of hours. Do you think its advisable to drop Budapest, Munich, Brussels for some time in Prague? The only difficulty i see here is that i will need to break journey when i travel from Florence to Prague (no direct trains) and from Prague to Amsterdam – any suggestions ? I was also looking at some airfares for Paris to Barcelona and Barcelona to Rome and found that we can purchase a ticket for as low as $60 – $70 (incl. taxes) if we book well in advance. is this really so or are there some kind of hidden charges when you reach the airport ?

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The airfare probably does not include baggage (assuming you have more than a carry on) which can range from 11-20 euros, plus other little expenses like admin fees and using a credit card.

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If you want to see Prague I’d drop one of those, but which one depends on what you prefer to see. It can be quite cheap to fly within Europe, but as Ryfela mentioned you pay extra to check a bag with pretty much every budget airline, and some charge you for paying by credit card and for checking in. Figure in all the costs before choosing, and be advised that for Paris-Barcelona Ryanair flies from Beauvais which is way outside of Paris. Both Easyjet and Vueling fly from airports that are close to Paris.

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Thanks Ryfela and Augustin25. I really dont want to but i think it makes sense to drop Budapest and Vienna. From Florence i will move on to Munich (2 nights) and on to Prague (3 nights). Let me know what you think of the plan – And thanks for directing me to Easyjet, they seem to have really good fares as well

I am leaving from new delhi with $3600 for 30 days
Paris, Barcelona, Rome, Naples, Budapest, Vienna, Prague, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Delft, Antwerp, Brussels, Bruges
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Budget, Itinerary, Sights
I am leaving from New Delhi with $3600 for 29 days
Budapest, Rome, Barcelona, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Nightlife