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So, I am planning a month long trip to Europe in September and I am trying to decide it I want to go with Spain on my itinerary or Italy. I have 3 possible option that I have created. Another option is to drop Interlaken, Switzerland and do both Spain AND Italy, but I couldnt find a way to make that very feasible because the two countries aren’t exactly close together.

In terms of what I enjoy, I like to visit some historical sites but I am mostly interested in the culture, food, wine, and maybe some adventure sports (paragliding, canyoning, white water rafting etc.)

Any suggestions on which itinerary to choose or can anyone help me come up with an even better one???

PS. My dates in Munich cant be changes because I have specific accommodations for Oktoberfest.

Also I did want to visit Prague but I want to stick with the 5 country eurail pass so I wasn’t able to work it in.

THANKS!!

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I’m partial to Spain, but a lot of this is just personal preference and you have to decide what you want to do. If you really want to go to places in both Italy and Spain, transport is easy – just grab a cheap flight. I personally don’t see distance as a big issue when putting together an itinerary as long as you can find a sensible way to get between places that are far apart (e.g. your flight doesn’t depart at 2:00 p.m. so you wind up wasting a day, or you have a three hour layover somewhere on what would otherwise be a two hour direct flight).

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My first suggestion is that you build your itinerary so that you start in one place and fly home from another. The booking sites call this a multi destination ticket, and it saves you the time and expense of getting back to where you started. For example, on our next trip we will fly into Amsterdam, take a train to Bruges, then to the Ardennes, then to Brussels, and fly home from Brussels, and the airfare will be about the same as a round trip to Amsterdam.

Second, I love Switzerland and I know they do offer the activities you list, but it is very expensive. You might look at substituting somewhere in northern Italy, possibly around the Dolemites, for the same type of terrain (I’m too old for adventure sports, so I don’t know what is offered where) and take advantage of the weak Euro.

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Working in Prague with the 5 country Eurail pass is no problem. Just buy point to point tickets to/from Prague from the border. They will be relatively cheap (probably around $15 each way) and easy to buy. DO NOT miss Prague if there’s any way you can get there. I’d cut any other place from your itinerary first!!

On the personal preference basis, Italy would be my first choice and Spain second. Switzerland would be my last choice for a number of reasons including expense, but given your interests and the convenience of getting around so you can do several of these things, it may be the best choice of the three for you. Research the adventure sports for each area and try to work out the logistics of getting from place to place to actually do these things.

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As per my opinion you should first visit the Switzerland. It is really very beautiful destination famous as heaven on earth.

Tuscany Farmhouses are perfect holiday accommodation for your Italy visit.