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1. Posted by laxstud215 (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

4-5 Weeks in Europe

LOCATION LENGTH OF STAY
1. Paris 4 Days
2. Brussels 2 Days
3. Rotterdam 1 Day
4. Amsterdam 4 Days
5. Berlin 2-3 Days
6. Prague 2 Days
7. Bratislava 2 Days
8. Vienna 2 Days
9. Munich 1-2 Days
10. Florence 2 Days
11. Rome 3 Days

Based on these locations how much should i allocate to visit a few places each. As you can see I know Im only going to get a taste of each place, but I am just trying to see the major sites (eiffel tower, reichstag, vatican city).

Thanks,
Joe

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

Everything looks great, but I don't remember much to see or visit in Rotterdam. I'd skip Rotterdam and spend 3 days in Prague.

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

Or you could skip Rotterdam (1 day) and stop in Salzburg (1 day) between Vienna and Munich. Salzburg is definitely worth a stop since you're passing by and much nicer and more interesting than Rotterdam.

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

Quoting Travel100

Everything looks great, but I don't remember much to see or visit in Rotterdam. I'd skip Rotterdam and spend 3 days in Prague.

Agree with that, There is not very much in Rotterdam.

But if you like to visit another city in the Netherlands go to Maastricht (much better then Rotterdam). From Amsterdam you can easily go to Brussels and from there its only 100 km to Maastricht.

5. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 11y

I actually think Rotterdam is a great place to visit for a day! But it does depend on what you are after. If you are into the 'arts', there are some truly fantastic museums and art galleries, phenomenal modern architecture and some great design shops in the city. But there's not much of the 'old' Holland - that was unfortunately entirely flattened in the 2nd World War

But I do agree, Maastricht would certainly be an excellent choice and definitely distinct from other parts of Holland.

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

Quoting Peter

I actually think Rotterdam is a great place to visit for a day!

Born there, Peter? Is that the reason you live in Australia now?

7. Posted by Peter (Admin 5807 posts) 11y

Haha, no, I've only visited there a few times, but I've always enjoyed it. Rotterdam is considered the Dutch capital of contemporary design and architecture and as such is well worth a visit if such things interest you. If such things don't interest you though, I think it would indeed be best to avoid the city entirely.

8. Posted by summer910 (Respected Member 1342 posts) 11y

I like Rotterdam. I suggest you keep that one day. There's the Euromast and the Cube Houses, not to mention the museums, art galleries and design shops that Peter mentioned.

9. Posted by laxstud215 (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Thank You all for leaving the wonderful ideas but nobody helped me with a suggested budget...... Any help would be very appreciated, but please dont stop with the other thoughts.

In regards to Rotterdam, I saw pictures of the modern cube architecture and would like to see it. Is it possible to stop just for the day?

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

There are several trains per day from Brussles to Amsterdam, so you could leave Brussels on an early train, see what you want in Rotterdam, and then take a later train to Amsterdam.

As far as budget goes, the range is too great. I don't stay in hostels, etc., so maybe someone else can answer the $$ aspect of the trip better.