My husband and I are planning our first trip to Europe this April/May. We will be in TX this spring and found a transatlantic cruise from TX to Barcelona for the price of one way airfare so we thought we'd go for it and also spend some time after exploring Spain, France, Switzerland, and Germany (we originally wanted to also do Italy and Greece but I think 4 countries as is is gonna be tight. right?)
I think we’re going to stay for 3 weeks, give or take a couple of days. Here’s our rough itinerary:
Our cruise will take us for one day each to Malaga, Cartagena, and drop us in Barcelona so we’d like to do go to Madrid and then maybe back to Barcelona for a couple of days. Train from Barcelona to Narbonne and then maybe to Nice, Toulouse, Bordeux, and/or Paris. Spend some time in Paris and make our way to Zurich, then Frankfurt, and end in Dusseldorf (cheapest airfare back to LA).
I’ve been viciously scanning travel forums and this helpline and I know it might be too early to request any itinerary advice but any thoughts you have on adding or cutting out places of interest would be greatly appreciated! THX