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European beaches - what is the best for a 3 week trip

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1. Posted by seitht (Budding Member 4 posts) 41w

I am planning a trip to Europe, first time I've done this, and trying to ensure I have enough time for everything I want to do. My initial plans are to fly into Copenhagen, spend a few days there, then train down to Berlin, then Prague, then Munich. I had originally thought I would end in Greece, however, I'm not sure I'll be able to get all of this within 3 weeks. I would like to end my trip on a relaxing note, on a warm beach (preferably 70-80F temperature). Can anyone suggest an area to go that may be a little closer than going down to Greece? Or do you think this is feasible?


2. Posted by allia85 (Budding Member 8 posts) 40w

You should be able to do all that in 3 weeks that's for sure.

A very great area with hot water and beautiful environnement is Croatia. It's way closer than Greece and it have great beaches and natural reserves such as Krka and Plitvička

3. Posted by dannyjatt20 (Inactive 8 posts) 40w

Aruba, Kuba, Grenda, Jamaica!!

4. Posted by allia85 (Budding Member 8 posts) 40w

Quoting dannyjatt20

Aruba, Kuba, Grenda, Jamaica!!

Quoting seitht

I am planning a trip to Europe

5. Posted by seitht (Budding Member 4 posts) 40w

Allia85, forgive my ignorance but is Croatia a safe area? I honestly don't know much about it but I have heard it is beautiful.

6. Posted by allia85 (Budding Member 8 posts) 40w

Yes it is, in the last 10 years this destination even become a little bit too touristy especially in summer. Especially with the current event you might be safer in craotia than in greece ^^

7. Posted by seitht (Budding Member 4 posts) 40w

I really like this idea! So you would recommend, these two areas? They have beaches? Krka and Plitvička

8. Posted by allia85 (Budding Member 8 posts) 40w

Krka and Plitvička are natural park they don't have beach but you should definitly go for it (look it up you will find beautiful pictures)

For calm and relax time I'd recommand some accomodation between Split and Zadar so you can also visit those two beautiful cities. Of course there is also dubrovnkic but it's kinda far south and very crowed in the summer.

9. Posted by OldPro (Inactive 406 posts) 40w

You are asking a 'how long is a piece of string' question really. Three weeks is just about enough time to visit Copenhagen or Berlin or Prague or Munich according to a friend of mine who loves them all. It's not enough time to visit two of them. How does that answer sound to you?

My point is that what is enough time for one person has nothing to do with how long another person will find they need to be satisfied with a visit to that same place. Some people think 1 day in each of the cities you list is more than enough. I personally, rarely consider any city worth even a day of my time. I prefer smaller towns and villages when I travel. It's really, 'how long is YOUR piece of string'.

It is physically possible to travel to the places you list including some beach in Greece, within a 3 week period. The question is whether you will consider that best use of your time or not. Each time you move, you are not IN a place seeing and doing things. So the less you move the more time you spend IN places seeing/doing things, which is obviously better use of time. The question therefore is not CAN you, the question is SHOULD you.

No one can answer for you whether you will "have enough time for everything I want to do." Can you do it, yes but will it give you enough time in each place, I have no idea and no one else does either whether they say, 'yah, that's quite doable' or not.

10. Posted by BigTim5 (Budding Member 2 posts) 40w

Check out Lopar located on island Rab in Croatia. It has arround 15 sandy beaches. So for 15 days you would be each day on different beach. Google a bit about it, i think you will like it