I'll be in Europe all of May and June this year. Wish I would have found it AWHILE ago when I was first planning my itinerary. Alot of this is locked in with flights, etc, but I wanted to post it and get thoughts from all of you. Are there any key places that I'm missing and should try to get to that would be relatively convenient with this itinerary? For background, I've been to Barcelona and Venice, but that's all of Europe that I've seen. Also, I'll have an apartment in Florence for 6 weeks before the last 2 weeks of the trip. So far, the itinerary goes like this:
Florence, Italy - 2 weeks for a language/culture class. Will take a day trip to Lucca and spend a weekend in Assisi. The class each day lasts from 9-1PM, so potentially I could see nearby cities in the afternoon/evening.
Fly to Munich (flight booked) - 2 nights
Train to Vienna (train booked) - 3 nights w possible day trip to either Bratislava or Budapest, though day trip to Budapest would be ALL day and would only give 4 hours in Budapest.
Train to Prague - 3 nights w day trip to Terezin Concentration Camp
Fly Prague to Florence.
I'm meeting up with a friend in Florence and from there:
2 nights Florence (she has not seen Florence before)
Siena - 1 night
Florence - 2 nights w/ day trip to San Gimignano
Rome - 2 nights
Florence - 2 nights with separate day trips to Pisa and the Chianti region.
Train to Luzern, Switzerland - 3 nights w day trip to Mt. Pilatus and day trip to Bern.
Train to Milan - 1 night
Train to Cinque Terre - 2 nights Monterossa
Train back to Florence - 2 nights in Florence (friend departing from Florence).
Fly to Copenhagen, Denmark. - 4 nights Copenhagen w day trip to Helsingor or Malmo (possibly both)
Fly to Athens, Greece. - 2 nights
Fly to Santorini. - 3 nights
Fly to Paris. - 5 nights w day trip to Versailles.
BACK HOME :)
Thanks so much.