Warning: This was too long for one post, sorry! See post 2 also please.
My husband and I are going to Europe to celebrate our 1 year anniversary. It is his first time to Europe and my second,but I've only been to France. Below is our itinerary. I know it is a lot in a small amount of time, but we picked what we most wanted to see and 18 days is the max we can take off work. (We're lucky to have that much!) We're young, 24 and 25, and we'll be sleeping in hostels, cheap hotels and on trains. We're looking for any advice on how to make our schedule easier/faster/cheaper/better. I'm struggling with making out train schedule work without spending long days on the trains.
Dates of trip: June 17-July 5
Where we want to go: Paris, Carcassonne, Cinque Terre, Rome, Venice, Gimmelwald, Munich/Rothenburg, London