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1. Posted by sassy_girl (Budding Member 15 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Hello! I am from the Philippines & Europe is a long way from home! This is my detailed itinerary:

May 17 - leaving Manila, evening
May 18 - arriving Rome, morning. Check-in hotel (budget:80euros). Enjoy rest of the day.
May 19 - enjoy the day, leave & take late aftn train to Florence (2hrs travel,65euros), check-in hotel (budget:80euros), light dinner
May 20 - enjoy Florence
May 21 - morning go to Pisa. Leave & take late aftn train for Venice (3hrs travel,60euros). Check-in (accomodation free).
May 22 - May26 enjoy Venice.
May 27 - check-out, take the earliest train to Zurich (7hrs travel,190euros). Check-in hotel (80euros). Enjoy evening.
May 28 - enjoy Switzerland
May 29 - check-out, take the earliest train to Paris (6hrs travel,190euros). Check-in hotel (100euros). Enjoy evening.
May 30 - enjoy Paris
June 1 - check-out leave for Manila

1. Is my itinerary doable?
2. How long is the train travel time in each place/country i visit? Rome to Florence, Florence to Venice, Venice to Zurich & Zurich to Paris
3. Can i use the Eurail Pass all the time? If not, what are the trains i'm supposed to use? Can you give me a rough estimate of the train fare?
4. What are the things i shouldn't miss in each place? tourist spots & food
5. How is the weather for say May or June, i'll be there on my honeymoon :)

Our budget not including airfare is 1,700 euros for 2 persons. This includes food, entrance fees, trains, buses & other miscellaneous. Please FEEL FREE TO CORRECT if the prices & time are feasible. Paris & Zurich are just side-trips, it doesn’t matter if we don’t see EVERYTHING. The key is we got to visit France & Switzerland.

Thank you sooo much for all the help!

Sassy

2. Posted by coldwarspy (Travel Guru 1108 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

ahh madness here! Pace yourself! these distances are way long - Zurich to Paris is really far, and ur missing the best bits of each country. May I ask Why Zurich? Why not the countryside?

Your itinerary is way too tight. Drop France or Switzerland?
Are they a must?

Why 5 days in Venice? 2 wud be enuff.

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3290 posts) 9y Star this if you like it!

Quoting sassy_girl


May 27 - check-out, take the earliest train to Zurich (7hrs travel,190euros). Check-in hotel (80euros). Enjoy evening.
May 28 - enjoy Switzerland
May 29 - check-out, take the earliest train to Paris (6hrs travel,190euros). Check-in hotel (100euros). Enjoy evening.
May 30 - enjoy Paris
June 1 - check-out leave for Manila

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The key is we got to visit France & Switzerland.

1 day for Switzerland and 1 day for Paris, that's what I call a visit to France & Switzerland.

Do yourself a favour and forget it, you'll never be able to see Paris in one day.

For the rest see my message to you.