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1. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 9y

A friend and I are going to be studying in The Hague, Netherlands in the fall semester. We'd like to get to Europe, store most of our belongings somewhere, and then travel for 3 weeks or so.

We've decided that we'd like to fly from Amsterdam to Madrid and then work our way across to Barcelona, the French Riviera, down to Rome, back up to Venice (or maybe over to Athens), and then fly back to Amsterdam.

Is this too ambitious for three weeks? We're going to wing it - only knowing when we'll be arriving in Europe and when we need to be back in Den Haag. We plan to identify sites from each city that we'd like to see but not lay out a strict schedule.


2. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 9y

Bump. Any help in the length of time we should spend in each spot would be helpful. We're not going to plan it out day by day, hour by hour, but we'd like to have a rough idea. Thanks!

3. Posted by JungleJano (Budding Member 54 posts) 9y

out of all those places i've just been to amsterdam and barcelona...i'd recommend at least 3 or 4 days in each of those places. i think a trip is possible if you plan on staying a few days in each place althou i always enjoy it much better getting the chance to know one place really well. but i guess if you'll be studying in the netherlands you'll get that opportunity anyway.

sounds great, however it works out. i would just recommend budgeting a lot of room for flexibility, because you never know when you'll hear about someplace really cool out of the blue and want to go there