Soon to be 27 y/o from Bedfordshire, looking to briefly escape the clutches of work before its too late. I'm currently putting together some plans for a trip (Summer 2016) probably starting in Switzerland, taking a long picturesque train ride down to Interlaken to see Lake Thun, Lake Como. Into Milan and then across Northern Italy, seeing Venice before entering Slovenia to visit Lake Bled and Ljbuljana. Then heading into Croatia to see their towns and capital city, possibly ending with a trip to Hungary to see Budapest also.
If there are any likeminded people out there with plans for a cultural and picturesque 4 week adventure it would be great to discuss arrangements and go exploring!
I'm not free to join but I would say that if your going to Interlaken, then make sure you take the train up to Jungfraujoch, it's a glacier with a observatory and a train station inside the mountain. I took the train from Lucerne and the scenery was sublime, if I could do the journey again I'd stop off at some stations we went through, namely Grindelwald and Meiringen.
With regards to the rest of your trip, it looks like a good itinary, I'd also add a trip to Lake Bohinj in Slovenia - not too far from Lake Bled - it isn't as fairytale pretty but has more of a dramatic scenery majesty to it. And also a trip to Plitvice lakes and waterfalls in Croatia, their about a 2h drive/coach ride from Zagreb and are a series of stepping waterfalls and lagoons with wooden paths that follow the flow just above the water.
[ Edit: Edited on 30-Jul-2015, at 14:07 by robin99 ]
Awesome, I like the sound of the train station within the mountain, I'll definitely see if I can implement some of your ideas into my plan. All early stages at the moment and obviously I want to fit quite a lot into a short amount of time. The suggestions are very much appreciated! 👍🏻