I used the engine at http://railsaver.com/ to determine my best course. It told me to use a 10 day Youth Flexi and then pay for the shortest trips out of pocket.
The limitation of the program is when I spend several nights at one place (for example, Cinque Terre), which is a combination of several smaller towns. How do I get from town to town if I am on a Flexi pass?
What is the better choice:
1) Buying a Eurail Global 1 Month Pass and use unlimited for $780?
2) Buy a 10-day Eurail Flexi for $572, and pay out of pocket for a few rides? How do you get from one small town to the next? How much can I expect it to cost?