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1. Posted by shortman85 (Budding Member 3 posts) 9y

Alrighty, I was on here a few months ago, supposed to go to Poland and Romania. Never went, still had to pay for the ticket.....scratched my eyes out. Anyways, this summer I will be travelling to Europe with my girlfriend, and we have decided on 5 countries for the month and a half we are there for. Britain (London), France (Paris), Romania(Bucharest, Sibiu), Greece (Anthens, Santorini, Mykonos), Italy(Rome, Florence, Milan, Venice, Pisa, Naples). Basically, we pretty much have to go see all these places. Well hopefully, im well aware that seeing that many places will get hectic. So im 100% sure we will go to london (2 days when we get there, and 2 before we fly home), then go to Paris, see disneyland, and Versailles, etc. (3 days), then train over to austria (1), hungary(1), Romania(5-6), then down to Greece(6-8), then over to Italy(6-8), then IF POSSIBLE, Spain for a few days. Now looking at the time schedule, looks quite easy. But i know that once you get there, its different, missed trains, stay longer in some places, and such. so there is about a 2 day juggling time. Basically those days there are around 31. with the 2 days for each place is about a month and a half. MY questions are
1) Is it possible to see that many places in that time frame (July 17th-August 25th)
2)How much is required for such a trip? $5000 enough?? We are planning on doing sleeping on the train, and hostels, possibly a hotel here and there.
3) Booking hostels/hotels/B&B? I know that during the summer it gets busy and its best to book in advance, but seeing as how Im almost sure we wont be on schedule, how much should i book in advance? I know that ill need to book for london, for the couple days, and then paris, but after that....so lost, any suggestions?
4) Which eurorail pass would be beneficial? Im a student, and have a student identity card, so ill get reduced costs on tickets and such.

Well thats all i have for now. Hope to hear from anyone and everyone soon, we will be buying our plane tickets in about the next few weeks. Ok take care!!!:)

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Shortman

Yes, that is a tight schedule.
I think, it is best to think of it, as a guide, but dont be too rigid, about sticking to it. U dont have to see every stone and stick, in Europe, on one trip. U will surely get an opportunity to come back here, again.

1. It depends on how much u want to see, in the places. If there is one attraction u want to see, in each place, or u just want to hang out and soak up the atmosphere, then u will probably have enough time, in each place.
2. U will need around 30 to 50 Euros per day each, not including intercity transport. 30 is a tight budget, but it can be done. Is that $5000 between u and your girlfriend, or each? If it is between u, u have a comfortable backpackers budget. If it is each, u have enough for luxerires like meals out and private hotels rooms.
3. I think, shortly after u arrive, at a place, book the hostel, B&B or hotel, for the next place. Summertime is busy, and u should book as far in advance as possible. But since u dont have a fixed schedule, a few days in advance is probably OK. Anyway, u can always remain in places, until u get a booking, for the next place.
4. I dont know much about Eurail. Try their website, for information.
www.eurail.com

Mel

3. Posted by adamsa (Budding Member 38 posts) 9y

i was wondering the same thing actually but i was planning on a doing a france-belgium-germany-austria-italy-spain trip over 25-30 days.. is that really hard to do? i was planning on spending 3 nights in each city but i dont know what the travel time between cities is.

also, can you reserve a hostel but not pay for it all up front incase your plans change (and just pay a cancellation fee).. and are hostels generally loud with party kids or fairly controlled and quiet for tired travellers

thanks

Quoting Mel.

Hello Shortman

Yes, that is a tight schedule.
I think, it is best to think of it, as a guide, but dont be too rigid, about sticking to it. U dont have to see every stone and stick, in Europe, on one trip. U will surely get an opportunity to come back here, again.

1. It depends on how much u want to see, in the places. If there is one attraction u want to see, in each place, or u just want to hang out and soak up the atmosphere, then u will probably have enough time, in each place.
2. U will need around 30 to 50 Euros per day each, not including intercity transport. 30 is a tight budget, but it can be done. Is that $5000 between u and your girlfriend, or each? If it is between u, u have a comfortable backpackers budget. If it is each, u have enough for luxerires like meals out and private hotels rooms.
3. I think, shortly after u arrive, at a place, book the hostel, B&B or hotel, for the next place. Summertime is busy, and u should book as far in advance as possible. But since u dont have a fixed schedule, a few days in advance is probably OK. Anyway, u can always remain in places, until u get a booking, for the next place.
4. I dont know much about Eurail. Try their website, for information.
www.eurail.com

Mel