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First time doing an Eurotrip, need HELP!!!
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Hi everyone, this coming summer 2012 i will be going to europe for aprox. 30 days. It will be my first time, and i would like to start in madrid spain. I need any suggestions or tips to help my trip be successful and fun. I will be doing it by myself, although i do have friends and family in Germany, Italy, and Spain. I need help with my itinerary, any Help would be greatly appreciate it. Thanx

I am leaving from Madrid with $3000 for 18 days
Barcelona, Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Munich, Düsseldorf
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Any specific questions? What are your initial thoughts? Budget? Things you like to do? Help us so we can help you Smile

I am leaving from New York, NY and traveling for 64 days
Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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Thanx Mim, well my budget is around $3500-$4000. To be honest and since I love Soccer and the Euro Cup is gonna be held at Poland would love to visit that country also maybe Amsterdam, Italy and Germany. I just want to have the whole experience of backpacking around Europe, staying at hostels and just having fun, meeting new ppl, new culture and thaking lots of pics. I just need a lil of orientation since its my 1st time doing it.Thanx again

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My suggestion is to plug some cities from those countries into your trip in the planner so you can have a visualization. In 26 days it might be a little tough to get from Amsterdam through germany, poland and Italy — but possible if just a little rushed. Give this a shot in the planner: Amsterdam->Berlin->Warsaw->Krakow->Munich->Florence->Rome. This route would be possible if you don’t mind being a little bit rushed and can get a decent priced open jaw flight into Amsterdam and out of Rome. Does your budget include the flight?

You will get the backpacking experience as long as you stay at friendly hostels. Each of these cities have some great ones. Look at our hostel section and you can see them listed by rating. This should give you a good idea.

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Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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The biggest thing is to figure out where YOU want to go. Figure out what it is you absolutely want to do on the trip, and plan your itinerary around that.

The best place to start is with a map. Get a map of Europe and start circling places you’re interested in. See what kind of sensible routes you can draw through the places you circled. Obviously the closer together the places you want to visit are, the better.

Then do a feasibility check. Figure out how long you’d want in each place, and then go to www.bahn.com (the German rail site, but it has the itinerary for pretty much all of Europe) and check how long it takes to get between places.

Again, I’d stress that figuring out what YOU want to do is priority #1. Feel free to ask for advice, but if someone recommends that “you have to go to place X!!”, make sure you look up that place and make sure it’s somewhere that YOU’RE interested in.

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Its my first time doing a European trip too. I asked a few friends and family where they would recommend and added a few places I’d heard or read about which I fancied. Have a look at some trips people on here have planned, and see if any of those look appealing to you Smile
Oh and good luck!

I am leaving from France with $3200 for 32 days
La Rochelle, Bordeaux, Barcelona, Monaco, Milan, Venice, Vienna, Prague, Berlin, Hamburg, Amsterdam
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