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Suggestions for my eurotrip itinerary
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Hello guys, How are you today?

I am planning to go to Europe this summer for one month (4 weeks) I have the following itinerary but I need suggestions by you of the amount of days per city and adding/removing places. Maybe a little town around could be a good option also. what do you think of my plan? I am really excited because it would be my first travel to Europe. By the way, I will bring with me 3.000 US$ (I need to pay the train pass with it) plus airplane ticket. I dont care where I sleep in but under a bridge
I like Museums, some partying, culture, meeting people, nice landscapes, the beach. ohhh Moreover, Is it risky to be in a hostel and lose the wallet/documents/passport? you know…
Have a wonderful day!

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Rome, Italy for 4/5 days (maybe pompei?)

Florence, Italy for 2 days

Venice, Italy for 1 days

Budapest, Hungary for 2 days

Vienna, Austria for 2 days

Prague, Czech Republic for 3 days

Berlin, Germany for 2 days

Copenhagen, Denmark for 2 days

Amsterdam, Netherlands for 4 days

Paris, France for 4 days

Barcelona, Spain for 3/4 days
Ibiza is a tentation, I am not sure of this one!

Madrid, Spain for 2 days

Lisbon, Portugal for 2 days

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I like your destinations, as well as how many days you want to spend in each place.

But you need to think about the travel time between cities, though I am sure that you could do a night train or two (such as between Venice and Budapest.)

It is difficult for me to say which city to remove—perhaps Copenhagen, which might be pricey, and you could add more time to Berlin. A lot of people prefer Salzburg to Vienna, though both appeal to me.

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I second Cil on liking how much time you’ve allotted for each destination…but I can’t help noticing that 10 out of 13 destinations are large capital cities. Always makes me wonder if visitors to America immediately think that Washington DC is the best place in America to visit? I don’t think anyone could chime in and say, “Copenhagen is a hellhole—don’t go!!” but as you alluded to in your first post, there are lots of smaller cities you may consider as well.

You’re skirting a number of beaches and mountainous regions, and in both such locales you’ll find dozens of endlessly charming towns with surprisingly vibrant “party scenes”. Instead of Vienna, perhaps Hallstatt (only during summer months, though—in winter it really dies out). Maybe nix Florence and spend a day in Sorrento or Cinque Terre. There are a million ways to slice it up, but you should spend an afternoon in a bookstore perusing guides and see if any small towns catch your eye.

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Have you figured the 11 hours it takes to get from Amsterdam to Copenhagen and the nearly 7 hours from Copenhagen to Berlin in your plans? Copenhagen is a beautiful city, but it would not be worth the considerable amount of time and expense involved in getting there (plus it’s an expensive place to stay) for the day you’ll actually be there for me. Flying won’t help much on time (roughly 5 hours each leg with check-in time and getting to/from airports) and 2 overnight trains with maybe 1 night between would be exhausting.

I don’t care for Vienna, but it’s a major transportation hub,so easy to get to/from both Prague and Budapest.

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Thank you very much for your advices dear travelers.
I will cut Copenhagen since it is a long trip to get there regarding your observations. I could stay 4 or 5 more days but I really desire to see beautiful towns/beaches and experience the locals. Yeah It is nice to mix popular big cities with places where you can feel their native people. You are awesome! everyday learn something new about planning or tips of this dreamed travel.
BTW I will train to travel at night so I will save some time!!!
Have a nice day

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I think you will be somewhat rushed and will miss a lot of things in the places you stay.

Rome is big with a lot to see, so I would not take a day off to see Pompeii, which I think is a stretch for a day trip.

Florence has more great art and history than you will be able to see in two days.

Venice is full of cruise ship passengers during the day, and much more pleasant at night, so I would recommend two days there.

I would visit The Hague on one of your days in Amsterdam; they sell a pass that covers most museums in both places, and Den Hague has some great art, as does Amsterdam.

I think Paris has more to see than Rome, so I would give it at least as much time.

Madrid has more great art than Barcelona, but Barcelona has some fantastic architecture and the beaches. I might take a day from Barcelona and add it to Madrid.

Lisbon is a bit isolated from your other destinations, and I might drop it to gain time elsewhere.

You could also gain some time by flying into one destination (Rome, for instance) and flying home from another (perhaps Madrid). Buy a multi destination ticket; two one-way tickets costs a lot more.

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Your trip is doable but you will have to hustle a bit (especially if you want to hit less centralized places like Copenhagen, barcelona and Lisbon).

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I did Pompeii as a day trip from Rome last year. As long as you leave early enough in the morning it is possible to do. But expect for it to be a long, tiring day.

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