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need help to setup Itinerary for a southern Europe trip

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1. Posted by Sweet Suzzane (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Hello All,

i am travelling from Us to India and planning to stop over at Europe for 2 weeks in June - July 2015. I am interested in below routes and countries but any suggestions/ advise are welcome. This is going to be my first trio to Europe so i am so excited to explore most famous tourist destination within these countries. I need help in setting up my itinerary for a trip from Paris (2 days ) > Barcelona (3 days ) > Rome (2 days) > Florence > Venice . back to paris.
Please suggest what is best route i can take mostly by train, what places to visit and where to stay? I have heard lot about night train, is it worth taking to save some time and hotel expenses
Thanks in advance!

2. Posted by Alain13 (Respected Member 100 posts) 1y

Hi
Take care: trains are not so cheap to cross France.
You should rather look at Ryanair flights. There are some between Paris-Beauvais, Barcelona, Rome and Venise.
ryanair.com
Paris-Beauvais is a low-cost airport, a little bit far north of Paris (70km), but there you can find cheap flights.
Something else: I know that all cities you mention are "must do" in Europe but I think it's too much : 3 days are a minimum for each city and you need to add transportations. You should remove at least one stop!

3. Posted by Herr Bert (Moderator 1384 posts) 1y

if you want to do Barcelona from Paris, and then go to Rome in such a short time, I would suggest looking for cheap flights. When book on time, it will be cheaper and faster. But seriously Rome in 2 days???

4. Posted by mytravelove (Inactive 1 posts) 1y

I agree with what others have said.. You have too little time in the cities. We always recommend to our clients at least 3-4 days in Paris, Barcelona, Paris..

5. Posted by Sweet Suzzane (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Thanks you all great guys!!

Your suggestion of spending 2-3 days each city is really helpful. I will plan accordingly.

So what are the best places in Paris, Barcelona, Rome? i am thinking to skip either Venice or Florence. What can i choose here?

6. Posted by Alain13 (Respected Member 100 posts) 1y

Look at TP travel guide ;)
Paris
Barcelona
Rome
Florence
Venice

Between Florence and Venice, decide based on the best travel plan you find.
Florence is closer to Rome but it is easier to come back by direct flight from Venice to Paris.
Alain

[ Edit: Edited on 21-Jan-2015, at 00:12 by Alain13 ]

7. Posted by BenBowden (Budding Member 17 posts) 1y

Paris everything you should see is pretty much in walking distance of each other just basically find the river and follow it down, Barcelona id highly recommend taking a look at the Gaudi architecture and is also a great place to just take in the town and relax on the beach. Rome it might be worth taking a hop on hop off tour bus as things are a little more spaced out but you can take in the Colosseum there is the pantheon with a lovely little restaurant opposite it to have lunch there, and also the bus will take you to vatican city. and venice again is just great to walk around and look at the buildings, there are some lovely places to eat canal-side and not all are a rip off, i would definitely go to basilica de san marco, a beautiful church in the main square there is also a great museum there, and plenty of other little churches and a da vinci museum etc. Im sure you'll enjoy every place

8. Posted by BenBowden (Budding Member 17 posts) 1y

Just read your last post, i haven't been to Florence but PLEASE don't skip Venice haha it's so beautiful

9. Posted by Sweet Suzzane (Budding Member 3 posts) 1y

Thank you guys! You are amazing