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1. Posted by cocoparis (Budding Member 9 posts) 11y

Hi,

I wanna do a backpack travel in Sep to Europe.
I've never been to Europe before.
What a shame for my 21 years alive!!
The places I wish to go are England, France, Germany,
Prague, Italy and Greece. I wonder if I'm too ambitious to
cover so many coutries just in one month. I do wish to stay there
longer. However, class will begin from the end of Sep.
Pls give me some suggestion and recommend me some good stuff :)

Thx a lot!

2. Posted by ukmassage (Inactive 1052 posts) 11y

Italy and Greece might still be very hot.
6 countries in 4 weeks - difficult.

3. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

hey cocoparis!! wow, sounds exciting!! i hope you have a great trip!!
I guess travelling to 6 countries in 4 weeks is all about what you want out of the trip.
Like if you don't mind staying in a country for only 5 days at a time, and you just want a small taste of the culture, then it's definately reasonable to do what you want to do.
However, you won't experience the whole country. You may not stumble upon tiny little towns in the middle of nowhere if you plan on rushing your visit, or even if you plan on staying in big cities.
Either way, you'll be in Europe, and I'm sure you'll have the time of your life, despite where you stay!
Europe is one of those places where you can't go wrong when choosing where to go... because no matter where you are, you'll always find warm, welcoming people who would help you if you ever needed help!
hope you have a great trip!;)
lauren

4. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting ChIqUiTtA

... because no matter where you are, you'll always find warm, welcoming people who would help you if you ever needed help!

Like the train conductor in Prague that didn't like your bike?

5. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 11y

Hi, in broad terms you can do 6 countries in a month, i actually did 9 a few years ago, it just means that u only see the main cities and dont spend more than 2 or 3 days in each place. The only thing id say about ur plans are that u are wanting to cover quite a lot of distance within this time. Are you planning on flying in between places? Where are u going in to and and from? If u start in England - which u will find very expensive as compared to the rest of europe - and work ur way down then u will want to end in Greece as u wont want to have to work your way back up. Getting from Italy to Greece, if u take the ferry will take u at least a whole day and probably overnight.

If you decide on where u are going to start and finish from it is fairly easy then to fill in the gaps.
http://reiseauskunft.bahn.de/bin/query.exe/en?ld=212.63&newrequest=yes&
Is a really useful website for train timetables all over europe. This will give u an idea of whether ur trip is actually possible on the train.

Hope this helps.

Nicola

6. Posted by wouterrr (Travel Guru 3379 posts) 11y

Quoting ChIqUiTtA

Europe is one of those places where you can't go wrong when choosing where to go... because no matter where you are, you'll always find warm, welcoming people who would help you if you ever needed help!

Thank you, thank you.......but its not true (maybe to Canadians/Americans due to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood)

7. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

Quoting ChIqUiTtA
... because no matter where you are, you'll always find warm, welcoming people who would help you if you ever needed help!

Like the train conductor in Prague that didn't like your bike?

haha...well, there's always the odd one... ;) but in general, people anywhere are usually helpful if you need a hand... or at least that's my experience...
lauren

8. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

Thank you, thank you.......but its not true (maybe to Canadians/Americans due to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood)

I suppose it depends on our own personal experiences...
...and sure, i am naive compared to some, considering i haven't travelled nearly as much as i would like to, but aren't there good and bad people EVERYwhere you go?

...or is it just my imagination?!

9. Posted by Cupcake (Travel Guru 8468 posts) 11y

Quoting ChIqUiTtA

Thank you, thank you.......but its not true (maybe to Canadians/Americans due to the glitter and glamour of Hollywood)

I suppose it depends on our own personal experiences...
...and sure, i am naive compared to some, considering i haven't travelled nearly as much as i would like to, but aren't there good and bad people EVERYwhere you go?

...or is it just my imagination?!

If your a 'nice' traveller, and try to fit/blend in, you will usually find people will treat you kindly. If you are brash/rude/demanding you probably won't find a warm welcome anywhere. At least that has been my experience;)

10. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Respected Member 278 posts) 11y

If your a 'nice' traveller, and try to fit/blend in, you will usually find people will treat you kindly. If you are brash/rude/demanding you probably won't find a warm welcome anywhere. At least that has been my experience

i agree with you there, cupcake!! there's one language that everyone understands, and if you can show respect towards people and places, then they will (hopefully) treat you with the same amount of respect...