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Hello everybody, im from Argentina and i will be going to europe this summer (from jully 17th to august 12). The only thing ive got is the plane ticket to go to go to London (arrives on july 17th) and the ticket to come back to Argentina FROM Madrid on august 12 (TOTAL OF 17 DAYS). That means i will be going to london in first place and Barcelona-madrid in the last place. Besides that i think i got pretty defined which cities i would like to visit.
So here i man, trying to find out the best way to go to all these cities. I will try to post here my idea of itinerary wich is open anyway (open in the way that im available to change cities, days and order).

17-July – London (6 days)
Amsterdam (3 days)
Berlin (5 day)
Prague (2 days)
Paris (6 days)
barcelona (3 days)
madrid(2 days) 11 and 12 of august

So i need help with transport, i prefer to go by train but im not sure if this itinerary is the best because some cities (for example prague) is difficult to acces by train.
Anything you got to help me is really appreciated.
thanks

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I like your pace and itinerary, but your cities cover a great deal of Europe which makes for really long train rides. My suggestions for transportation….

London-Amsterdam, train is as fast as flying, but may be more expensive. Look for leisure fares and other specials on Eurostar, the chunnel train, at www.eurostar.com

Amsterdam-Berlin, train is 6 to 7 hours, but I’d probably take the train, anyway. There is an overnight train on this route which would save time

Berlin-Prague, train
Prague-Paris, fly

Paris-Barcelona, fly or take overnight train. The fanciest overnight train on this route is expensive, so flying may be significantly cheaper.

Barcelona-Madrid, train

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oldlady wrote:
I like your pace and itinerary, but your cities cover a great deal of Europe which makes for really long train rides. My suggestions for transportation….

London-Amsterdam, train is as fast as flying, but may be more expensive. Look for leisure fares and other specials on Eurostar, the chunnel train, at www.eurostar.com

Amsterdam-Berlin, train is 6 to 7 hours, but I’d probably take the train, anyway. There is an overnight train on this route which would save time

Berlin-Prague, train
Prague-Paris, fly

Paris-Barcelona, fly or take overnight train. The fanciest overnight train on this route is expensive, so flying may be significantly cheaper.

Barcelona-Madrid, train

thanks very much for your help. I think what you recommend is the best, ive already been looking for pirces on train and plane tickets and i think the plane is the best way to go from london to amsterdam and from prague to paris. The other paris-barcelona route is more expensive by train than plane of course but as you said there is an overnight train which is not so expensive so i probably will take that as i will be saving a night at the hostel too.
thanks again for your help, i will try to book everything in the next days, will keep the thrread updated.

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Be sure to figure the full cost of flying when making your comparisons. Cost of getting to/from the airports (the train station is usually the hub for airport transportation), baggage fees, taxes and fees not in the quoted price (not likely, but it happens — read the fine print about check-in, taxes, fees to use credit card, service fees), can add up. Also, time to get to/from airports, 2 hour advance check-in, time to get around in the airport add up too. I’d opt for train from London to Amsterdam if there wasn’t a large price or time difference. It should be an easy, comfortable train ride with a single, easy connection.

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thanks again for your help.
I cannot agree mor with what you are saying, im not doing the exact sum up of the flying because there are many things i got to include and i dont know hoy much these cost. But im surely thaking them into account to decide what to do.
As i said , i will keep this thread updated in the next days as i will be doing all the reservations.
thanks again

I am leaving from London with $5000 for 27 days
London, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, Paris, Barcelona, Madrid
Requesting help with Transport, Hostels, Itinerary, Nightlife