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My aunt and I are flying into Rome. We have a 3 week trip planned. The final week is going to be spent in Ireland w/ relatives. The first 2 weeks are still undecided, but narrowed down. I choose 2. My aunt chooses 1. Which do you suggest for a 2wk trip???

  1. Rome, train to Paris, visiting Bruges/Brussels, fly from Paris to Ireland.

  2. Rome, train to Munich, visiting Salzburg/Bavaria, fly from Munich to Ireland.

Posted by
4132 posts

Can't comment on which your prefer or how you will resolve it, but you might want to at least consider airfare from Rome (versus the train).

Also I think #1 could be improved logistically by either (a) flying to Ireland from Brussels, not Paris, or (b) flying from Rome to Brussels, then heading to Paris.

Posted by
10344 posts

Regarding Paris versus Munich, choosing etween the two is a matter of personal preference. If it were simply a choice between Paris and Munich, head to head, many travelers (but certainly not all) would choose Paris.

Have either of you been to any of these destinations before?

Posted by
3112 posts

One thought to consider: You can do Salzburg and other spots in Bavaria as day trips from Munich home base. Brussels could be done as a day trip from Paris home base, but adding Bruges would require an overnight. Both cities are great (although very different), so there's no way you can make a bad choice.

Posted by
1035 posts

Paris wins out, especially if you have never been.

Trust your Aunt on this one!

Posted by
430 posts

I gave you lots of my opinions already... but... if your Aunt wants the first one -- do the first one.

We'll all help flesh out the details for you -- though I'm less useful on Paris recommendations than Munich recommendations.... ;)

Posted by
11507 posts

Choice one,, BUT , I would fly from Rome to Paris, its cheap and faster then train. I visited Brussels once,, a daytrip,,it was only ok in my book.

There are tons of daytrips to do out of Paris though,, Giverny(Monets gardens are lovely) , Versailles, Chantilly , Fontainbleu, Chartes, etc etc. You could also then Eurostar to London cheaply and spent 2-3 days there, then fly to Ireland.

Posted by
2732 posts

If you and your aunt have already voted, I'm not sure why it makes any difference what any of us would do. Either option would make a great vacation. If you can't agree, flip a coin.