A friend and I (both in our 30s from Los Angeles) will be going with a tour group starting in Amsterdam and ending in Milan next late June/early July. We will be spending 8 days riding roller coasters and visiting theme parks through Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. We start in Amsterdam and end in Milan. We are big theme park nuts which is why we are doing this special trip. We will also be experiencing local culture/tourist stuff while on the tour. We have only been to England and want to add on some travel time in Europe. We have about 8 days to add on and want to experience basically all of Europe at some point in our lives, but in particular want to go to Paris, Switzerland, and Austria. We can spend about 1,500-2,000 on the add-on and want to do all the touristy stuff. Here are my questions:
- Should we add-on at the beginning or end of our trip? Bearing in mind where we want to go and what will be smartest with travel.
- Where should we go?
- How should we travel between places?