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Travel between 7 cities around europe in 15 days.. Transportation is like a spider web!
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Alright, These are my destinations really that we wanted to visit: Lyon -> Barcelona -> Florence -> Milan -> Venice -> Prague -> Amsterdam.
I posted the trip on eurotrip planner of the website on this link:
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I can manage the accommodation but what I am really confused is how can I transport between these cities to the other, shall I get the global pass?. I read some people recommended against telling me you will end up paying alot for the reservations and the sleeping train….

Also are flights better for some of those trips? Please help me… I dont know what to do and where to start…

I was also hoping to visit finland (Helsinki) but I dont know will that be possible or will it complicate stuff more?

Please I appreciate your help.

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Lyon, Barcelona, Florence, Milan, Venice, Prague, Amsterdam
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You’ll be an expert on transportation when you get back, because you will have spent all your time in train stations and airports.

Seriously, I think you have too many destinations in too little time, and will not be able to see much, if any, of any of the cities you will be visiting.

Florence, Milan, and Venice are relatively close together and you can easily get between them on trains. A lot of people like to visit Pisa and Cinque Terre from Florence, again, by train. I think Lyon and Barcelona are also convenient train rides apart. Prague and Amsterdam are more distant, and I would omit them from this trip and save them for the next. Of course, Amsterdam might be a convenient starting point for you, but I think you need more time to see it.

I like to visit http://www.seat61.co… for information on train travel, he has a wealth of information there and gives good instructions on how to get tickets.

I’m biased in favor of trains; they are comfortable and you get to see the scenery. I don’t like flights because by the time you get to the airport, get on the plane, and deplane and get to where you are really going you often spend more time than you would on a train, and my wife and I have more luggage than they will allow on the discount airlines without a high surcharge. I don’t like driving because I do the driving and I see us missing a curve on an alpine road while I stare at the scenery, then becoming part of the scenery. Driving does give you freedom to stop and see things (and get lost), but parking and fuel prices are always a problem.

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I pretty much agree with clevelandbrown. First and foremost this is way to much for 15 days. Not only have you picked too many cities, the cities you’ve picked are widely scattered which adds to the transportation time. I would save Barcelona for your next trip. It’s fairly easy to have an entire day wrapped up “in transit” between some of these places. Even a short flight takes five hours by the time you add getting to/from airports, check-in time, security time and flight time. A flight at 1:30PM will effectively screw up the entire day for sightseeing. Most things don’t open until 9:00 or 10:00 AM and you’re going to have to leave for the airport around 10:45. You won’t get settled in your hostel in the next city until nearly 4:00PM when many museums, etc. close.

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I think Lyon and Barcelona are also convenient train rides apart.
This is a pretty long train ride. I’d look for a flight or an overnight train. Same for Barcelona to Florence — frankly this itinerary would still be too crammed without Barcelona.

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Yes. For example, I found a flight from Venice-Treviso airport to Prague for Oct. 13 for mere 9 EUR by a cheap airline starting at 12:25 and landing at 14:40.

If you have any questions about Prague or Czech and Slovak republics, ask me.
If you only want to search train or bus connection within Czech&Slovakia and/or to neighboring countries, use www.cp.sk or www.idos.cz search engines. For domestic transport, they also show prices.

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Thank you for all your advice, you are right, perhaps these are too many countries.

I am looking at reducing the number of cities not to get a more valuable trip… I will let you know my findings…

Smile.

I am leaving from newcastle with $3000 for 15 days
Lyon, Barcelona, Florence, Milan, Venice, Prague, Amsterdam
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well if you are really intent on going to barcelona, i would get to florence by ferry, however it takes 24 hours and lands in livorno where you still have to take an hour train to get to florence. this train or bus ride would be hell though. I would look for a flight. But as said above…this itenerary is crazy.

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