Hey Everyone :)
I'm currently planning my first trip around Europe for August/September time and would really appreciate your tips on advice on my proposed itinerary. I am wanting to fit in as much as possible during the 2 months that I am in Europe, however I am also aware that it is not ideal to rush through the countries in order to do so.
With this in mind I have decided on some 'must see' countries and some 'nice to see' countries. After weighing up the options between a Busabout Trip and a Eurorail Global Flexi Pass I have decided to opt for the Eurorail. As I will be travelling through a number of countries during this time it seems I will benefit from having this type of pass.
My very 'rough' itinerary is as follows:
Flight: London > Athens, Greece (Busabout Greek Island Hopper trip) - 10 Days
Athens > Croatia (just trying to decide the best way to travel from Greece to Croatia and where to start) - 9 Days
Croatia > Italy: Venice (2 nights), Milan (2 nights), Florence (2 nights), Day trip to Pisa, Cinque Terre (1 night), Rome (3 nights), Naples (undecided)
Rome, Italy > Munich, Germany (via night train) - I am wanting to be in Munich for the Opening Ceremony of Oktoberfest - 5 nights
Munich, Germany > Switzerland (Alps) (2 Nights)
Switzerland > Austria (Vienna) (3 Nights)
Vienna, Austria > Hungary (Budapest) (3 Nights)
Budapest, Hungary > Krakow, Poland (2 Nights)
Krakow, Poland > Prague, Czech Republic (2 Nights)
Prague, Czech Republic > Dresden, Germany (2 Nights)
Dresden, Germany > Berlin, Germany (1 Night)
Berlin, Germany > Frankfurt, Germany (4 Nights)
Frankfurt Germany > Amsterdam, Netherlands (2 Nights)
Amsterdam, Netherlands > Belgium, Bruges (3 nights)
Belgium, Bruges > Paris, France (2 Nights)
Paris, France > Bordeaux, France (2 Nights)
Bordeaux, France > Madrid, Spain (1 Night)
Madrid, Spain > Barcelona (2 Nights)
Barcelona, Spain > Nice, France (3 Nights)
Flight: Nice, France > London (2 Nights)
This itinerary will be just over 2 months, ideally i'd like to cut it down slightly.
Here are the 'must see' countries:
- Czech Republic
Here are the 'nice to see' countries:
I'd love to hear any advice/tips or feedback from anyone who has done this trip before. I'm finding it all quite overwhelming planning where to go as there is so much to take into consideration such as travel time and budget. I'd also be keen to find out from anyone who has any recommendations on budget - I am looking to do the trip fairly cheaply (hostels, cheap eats etc) with a few extra treats along the way every now and again!
Thanks so much :)