Hi all! My boyfriend and I need help planning our first trip to Europe. Were flying into paris on the 20th of August and are trying to figure out a route including..... Lyon area,Interlaken, Genoa area, Rome, Venice, Black forest area, Munich, Amsterdam, London, Edinburgh and Paris again to fly out on the 5th of October. We have a Scotland tour booked for the 26 of sept till the 30th, accommodation in Paris booked (20/9-23/9 and 2/10-5/10) and we want to be in Munich for Oktoberfest, but other than that are flexible. We want to minimize traveling time, are students so don't have lot's of money, and would prefer trains to planes. We like to spend 3 or more nights in one locations, thanks for any help jess.
Have you had a look at Google maps to get an idea? Here is a route.
I don't know, but Oktoberfest suggests to me that it is in October & your dates are not compatible with that so you might want to check that & give other posters the dates you want to be in Munich.
The Man in Seat 61 is good for anything train..
Play around with the map - it is a lot of fun doing the planning.
Hope that helps to get you started.
And you could use the travel planner right here in Travellers point - that gives transport & accommodation options too.
My instinctive reaction is that you guys would probably be best buying yourselves a rail pass. Since you're from outside of Europe, it looks like Eurail is the deal for you. You can choose either a global pass, ie. 30 consecutive days, but since you have a few stopovers booked, you'd be best with one of the limited passes eg. 8 days in 30. Check out the eurail website.
Other top travel deals are offered by Megabus, and some of the budget airlines eg. Ryanair/Easyjet/Wizzair. If booked in advance they can be stupidly cheap. Again, Google is your friend. Best of luck.
Guys, if you don't make if for Oktoberfest, you must enjoy Munich’s beer gardens! They offer a great variety of amazing German food there, let alone the famous Bavarian beer.. Hofbräuhaus is probably the largest beer hall in the world! It must be an unforgettable Bavarian experience for sure