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Good eurotrip route?

A couple of friends and I want to go on the cliché trip to Europe after graduate high school next summer. We’ll be a group of 4 girls, all 18 (one 17 until halfway through the trip, but I don’t think that should be too much of an issue) and we want to visit 8 cities (Rome, Florence, Barcelona, Madrid, Nice, Paris, Amsterdam, and London) for 1 month and 1 week. We realize that’s not the largest amount of time, but we’re working with what we have. We’ve all visited Europe before with our families, study abroad programs, teen summer tours, or all of the above.

Help with my summer 2012 itinerary please!

Hi everyone! I am looking for some help with my itinerary for backpacking Europe this summer from the end of May through the beginning of July. My boyfriend and I are going for exactly six weeks and I am a little concerned that we are trying to fit too much into a too short amount of time. We are flying into London on May 29 and flying out of Milan on July 10, so those are set in stone.

Sept. 1 - Oct. 1 2012: 1 Month - England, France, Spain, Italy

My wife and I have never been to europe. We would be leaving from Maryland in the USA (flying out of BWI). We are planning a 1 month trip next year, and are tentatively planning for sept 1st through oct 1st. We are tentatively aiming for 5 days in England, 9 days in France, 5 days in Spain, and 11 days in Italy. We are budgeting $10k. We are in our late 20’s.

First and foremost i’d like a critique, or any feedback on our proposed itinerary below.
1. What am I missing?
2. What would you add?
3. What would you take away?
4. Are we trying to do too much?

Need a Little Help with an Informative Speech

I’ve chosen 2 cities from each country (Spain, France and Italy) and am going to tell the class a little about them. The cities are Barcelona, Madrid, Paris, ____, Venice and Rome. The blank is because I would like to list a city in the South of France with great beaches, but I’m not sure of one yet. Basically, I want to say about each city a few tourist attractions to see, where to dine and maybe some nightlife and/or a MUST DO.

Besides Paris, next "must visit" place in France?

My summer 2012 itinerary is going to include Paris for sure. But having taken a total of 6 years of French classes, I am hoping to spend more time (2-3 days) in France besides doing Paris.

I’m looking for an authentic French location that has some interesting historical/scenic qualities to it (I know there are many-so what do you like?), but isn’t extremely urbanized like Paris.

I am considering the Normandy/d-day trip with a possible excursion to Mont St. Michel as well. I’m also considering a few days in Aix-en-Provence (or should I do Nice or Marseille instead?

Travel To France Without Leaving Home (Video + Stills)

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Best Places in France

In May 2012, my boyfriend and I will be travelling with friends to France, using it as a starting point for our 2.5 month backpacking trip around Central Europe. I’ve been to Paris in the past but wondered what other cities/towns are great to check out. We are a group of 22 year olds who like museums but also great night life. I know us girls love shopping, however we won’t be able to much of that while backpacking. We haven’t decided the next best country to explore from France…

Croatia or Nice, France???

I am planning a trip for Next year May. I plan on flying into Barcelona, Spain and coming back from London. In between I want to visit a couple of cities. Nice, France was always on the list of cities but I have been seriously looking at Croatia instead of Nice. Is this a good Idea??? I would be spending about $300 more to get to Croatia instead of Nice, is this worth it?? Croatia looks amazing…any advice??

Better to Book Hostel in Adance or Just Show Up?

I am planning a eurotrip next July for France, Italy, Greece, & the UK.

I know I have a year in advance to plan… However. I have heard both sides of the story… That it is best to book ahead…. and that it’s best to just show up because it is more fun that way.

Here are the problems that I am sure most traveler’s ecounter going to Europe.

Things are not as you expect them to be… therefore you might not end up where you thought you would. So I don’t want to book my hostels.. pay for them…

It seems like point to point might be my way - but could you help me?

Hello and thank you for looking.

I’m pretty much spending 21 days in france. But with a jaunt into Zurich for 4 days & a 2 day excursion into Brussels. I’m not going on LONG trips really, Just like day trips around my hub/base. So wouldn’t P2P be better more economical? I will be based in Paris for about 10 days and I’ll be going to the Loire valley & champange region, thats not really going to influence if I should get a pass or not, right?