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backpacking through europe (sept 15 - oct 6th) need your advice
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I will be landing in amsterdam on the 16th around noon. I will be leaving paris on the 6th around 2pm.

Here is my itenerary. I am looking for advice on the cities. Everything is flexible except for amsterdam and paris.  Barcelona and venice we put on the list because I wanted to see spain and italy but didn’t feel like I had enough time to venture too deep into the country. Guben, germany is also flexible. I want to take a day trip to see body worlds but someone told me trains do not go out there.

I plan on purchasing a rail pass for austria, netherlands, germany, and czech republic and purchasing airline tickets for the rest of the cities due to the time it takes to travel on the train.

Here are a few q’s:

Would you recommend barcelona or another spainish city? Since I am flying, I could probably change cities easily.

Would you recommend florence, rome or another italian city over venice? Since I am flying, I could probably change cities easily.

which city on my list would you mark off?

anything in particular I should see in the cities ive listed?

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amsterdam netherlands sept 16th early afternoon – sept 18th night (3 days, 2 nights)

berlin germany sept 19th early morning – leave berlin sept 21st morning (2 days, 2 nights)

guben germany – sept 21st morning day trip – leave sept 21st afternoon (1 day)

prague czech republic – sept 21st night – leave sept 24th morning (3 days, 3 nights)

vienna austria – sept 24th afternoon – leave sept 27th morning (2 days, 3 nights)

Fly to:

venice italy – Arrive sept 27th afternoon – leave sept 30th early afternoon (2 days, 3 nights)

Fly to:

Barcelona spain – arrive sept 30th early afternoon – leave oct 3rd early morning (3 days, 3 nights)

Fly to:

paris france – arrive oct 3rd morning – leave oct 6th afternoon (3 days – 3 nights)

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I know Guben, but wouldn’t it be more worthwhile to visit another European city instead of this one? Krakow? Budapest?

Amsterdam:
– Red Light District
– Coffeeshops
– Nightlife: Leidseplein
– Van Gogh Museum rijksmuseum
– Anne Frank house
– Canals
– Spiegelkwartier
– Dam

Renting a bike is a great way to see it.

And is it really backpacking if you fly between every single city [Smile]

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i’d drop vienna
i liked travelling by train but i didn’t have to go as far as you did…….the cities you’re visiting are really far apart and you don’t spend a lot of time in each. i hate spending time at the airport and your plan leaves your spending a lot of time there

i’d add time to paris.
i think you have a good amount of time for amsterdam

body worlds isn’t really worth IMO to justify a stop in Germany.
where do you live?  I’ve seen one of their travelling exhibits…….it was ok

I hear berlin is very cool.

You could take an overnight train from Barcelona to Paris……….i think that might be an option.

I am leaving from Palo Alto with $123 for 22 days
London, Paris, Tours, Caen, La Rochelle, Annecy, Genoa, Venice, Florence, Rome
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I think ill cross out guben. I saw the traveling exibit but i really wanted to see the 8 month pregnant lady.

I wanted to go to krakow and budapest but I didn’t have enough time to spread around to those two cities.

If i were to take off vienna, which city would you choose: berlin or krakow? or would you add that time spent to other cities already on the itenerary?

OH! and im flying to save time and its actually 60$ cheaper than getting a regular global pass.

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We just added a nice little map of attractions in amsterdam on the main page. Just go to the home page of eurotrip and type “amsterdam”.

Added by swill: you can just click on the cluster of pins on amsterdam and it will zoom you in as well. (sorry to hijack your comment mim)…

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Reykjavik, London, Lille, Berlin, Kraków, Lviv, Istanbul, Selçuk, Pamukkale, Kızkalesi, Göreme, Kars, Bat'umi, Akhalts'ikhe, Tbilisi, Telavi, Istanbul

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