After seeing the flim "If It's Tuesday, It Must Be Belgium", a friend wants to go to Europe for the first time but his time is limited. He came up with this itinerary. It is only a working model. He is not into museums, art or churches but wants to see "things" and take lots of photos to show people back home.
Day 1: Arrival in London. Train/tube to St. Pancras. Store luggage. Take Hop on/Hop Off (HOHO) buses to see the sites. Go to pub to, as he puts it, drink warm beer and talk British. Take last Eurostar train to Paris. Sleep in American style hotel.
Day 2: Take HOHO buses around Paris. Buy a beret. Get a Royale with Cheese at McDonalds to see if it is the same as a Quarter Pounder. Take late night train to Zurich. Sleep in American style hotel.
Day 3: Take early train to Lucern. Go to yodeling show that includes a fondue lunch. Maybe pick up a cheap watch. Late night train to Venice.
Day 4: No HOHO buses. There are no buses. Feed pigeons in St. Marks Square. Take a gondola ride. Late night train to Rome. Sleep in American style hotel. (He's skipping Florence because it's just a bunch of art.)
Day 5: Take HOHO buses around Rome. Stop at Coliseum to get a photo with a "gladiator." Lunch at restaurant serving his favorite: Spaghetti Bolognese and a glass of Chianti. (Its the only time, he says, that he will risk eating anything but American food.) Perhaps have a slice of real "italian" pizza before heading to the airport. Late night flight to Berlin. Sleep in American style hotel.
Day 6: Take HOHO buses. Get photo at checkpoint Charle. See lots of WWII and Commie stuff. Late night train or flight to Amsterdam. Sleep in an American style hotel.
Day 7: Take HOHO buses and boats around Amsterdam. Walk around Red Light district. Go to cafe where he can take a photo of people smoking "you know what." See a windmill. (He wanted to see the place where the boy put his finger in the dike. When I told his the story he changed his mind. It wasn't what he thought.) Sleep at Airport Hotel--hopefully American style.
Day 8: Fly home. He said he will sleep when he gets back to work.
He hopes we can find a way to add things to he can see more. He wants to stay in American style hotels so he can get a good, hearty, American breakfast. He's going to practice speaking English with different accents so he'll be understood.) He is going to travel light and his wardrobe will consist of T-shirts (with either a U.S. flag or logos of his favorite teams), shorts, white socks, a baseball cap and white sneakers.
He knows he can't go now and has to wait until the "experts' on this board have deemed it safe.
I suggested he might be happier just going to Epcot for a week.