We live in Dallas, TX and have only visited Switzerland and Germany up to this point. I am not an easy traveler: light sleeper, need to plan everything. We don't do nightlife or many museums or tourist stuff. We walk, walk, walk, eat, and talk to locals. We just love being in a place.
We are flying into Paris on Oct. 15th. We have lodgings there through Oct. 25. Then the plan needs help.
We want to see Madrid, Barcelona, Cinque Terre, Milan (w/Lake Como), and Venice before we leave on a cruise out of Venice (to Greece)on Nov. 9th.
We don't want to hustle around and feel rushed. We will likely fly to each place to save time. We are considering giving up something to stay longer in one place, but we don't know which place would most warrant a full week.
On top of that, I love cool weather but suffer in daytimes below 50-45F especially when windy, so we are trying to avoid being in an area at the "wrong" time weather wise.
I welcome voices of experience in planning this trip. Any advice will be greatly appreciated.