I will be going to Europe for 5.5 weeks this fall and am hoping to make it to the places listed below. I have the minimum days listed afterward. I am planning on getting a global pass, as I would like to travel primarily by train/ferry/bus, but still would like some input.
Paris 4 days
Bayeux (possible day trip to WWII sites)
Brussels 1.5/2 days
Bruges 1 day
Amsterdam 4 days
(I haven't quite determined which stops to make between Amsterdam and Oslo. Most likely hamburg, then Copenhagen. Any suggestions would be appreciated!)
Oslo 1 day
Bergen 2 days
Oslo 1 day
(Layover in Copenhagen again?)
Berlin 2/3 days
Oswiecim (or somewhere close to visit Auschwitz) 1.5/2 days (because if commute)
Vienna 2 days
Salzburg 2 days
Munich 2 days
Luzern 2 days
Gimmelwald 1 day
Baden-Baden/black forest (1.5 days)
Frankfurt 1.5 days
I have left about a few days for any hiccups in the travel, and also will be flying back home out of Frankfurt.
I know this itinerary is tough as it is a go-go-go schedule.
Any thoughts that may be helpful? I'm a twenty something that is doing the quintessential backpacking trip.
Are there any specific concerns I should have with the train rides regarding a global pass? I know reservations are required in some places, recommended in others, and not necessary in some places.
Would a ferry benefit me for the Norway portion of the trip?
Thanks in advance.