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1. Posted by mohamed.mordi (First Time Poster 1 posts) 20w

Hello guys,

Me and a friend of mine are planning for a trip to Europe this October for 11 days and we are thinking of the following itinerary;

- Amsterdam: 4 days
- Paris: 2 day (1 day for Disneyland and and the other day for Eiffel tower and louvre museum)
- Barcelona: 5 days

We will take a train from Amsterdam to Paris and fly from Paris to Barcelona

So what do you think of this itinerary and the distribution of days? knowing that this is the first time for us in Amsterdam and Paris and the second time for my friend in Barcelona.

Thanks a lot

2. Posted by Alain13 (Full Member 58 posts) 20w

Hi,
In fact 1 day only in Paris is very few ( I do not count the one you intend to spend in Eurodisney).

I would say you should try to save 2 additional days (one from Amsterdam and one from Barcelona part)

So It would become 3 days Amsterdam; 4 days Paris; 4 days Barcelona

I would spend one full day in Versailles castle and gardens (12 km west, easy access by train) and another full day in Paris (You should see at least Notre Dâme/Sainte Chapelle, the quays of river Seine and Montmartre). Be aware you could easely spend a full week in Paris and surroundings. If the weather is not fine, there is a lot of other nice museums: Orsay, Arts premiers, Guimet, Orangerie, Beaubourg...

Enjoy :)

Alain

[ Edit: Edited on 30-Jul-2014, at 04:37 by Alain13 ]

3. Posted by aboo10 (Respected Member 118 posts) 20w

I would also make sure that once you've picked the sights you want to see, you prebook tickets online to save queuing... especially in Paris and Barcelona. Personally I would also opt for 'Fast Pass' or queue jumping options if they exist!

4. Posted by TommyTrughman (Budding Member 4 posts) 20w

If your friend has already seen Barcelona before, I would maybe take 1 of those days and give it to Paris to allow you to explore there more.