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1 week to travel: Hungary, UK, or Paris?

Travel Forums Europe 1 week to travel: Hungary, UK, or Paris?

1. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

I have only one to travel in April with my girlfriend. From the US east coast and we have been to neither of these places. Does anyone have any suggestions on which would be the more logical choice? Thanks.

2. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting boreal2673

I have only one to travel in April with my girlfriend.

Not sure I understand. You have only one what to travel in April?

3. Posted by Isadora (Travel Guru 13926 posts) 7y

Ummmmm.... My guess is one week since Brent put a small hint in the title of this thread. I could be wrong...

4. Posted by katrinab (Budding Member 9 posts) 7y

I'm not sure the most "logical"...London is amazing (so much to do!) but probably the most expensive. Paris is fantastic and could definitely keep you busy for a week, perhaps the most romantic. Definitely the best food. I went to Budapest last year and looooved it--so different from any place I'd traveled before. It's still transitioning in many ways from Communist rule, so a very interesting place to visit at this time. For info/pics from this trip: http://patrinadoestheglobe.blogspot.com/2008/01/budapest-hungary.html

5. Posted by boreal2673 (Respected Member 345 posts) 7y

Thanks Isadora...Yes unfortunately I only have one week. London was a suggestion because the exchange rate is much better than it used to be and there are some great deals. She is leaning a bit towards Paris but I want something a bit more exotic so Hungary was suggested. Also I am not too much of a city person. I would like to spend a few days in the city and few days out... Thanks

6. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 7y

My vote goes for London.

It should not be too difficult to get out and go to Bath, Brighton, Salisbury, Oxford or Canterbury from London for a day or 2-day trip. 4-5 days for London, 2-3 days for the English countryside. If you can handle driving on the wrong side of the road rent a car and do a little driving tour. (Or shell out for train, although the train prices in the UK are outrageous IMO.)

http://www.britrail.com/
http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/

Hungary is out because the flying time is prohibitive (10 hours direct from NYC). Chances are you'd be transiting through London anyway, so you might as well save your time and see the city.

In Paris I think you'd more or less be stuck in the city all the time. On the top of my head I cannot think of any nice places that are as close to Paris as Bath is to London.

7. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 7y

Quoting Isadora

Ummmmm.... My guess is one week since Brent put a small hint in the title of this thread. I could be wrong...

Oh yeah...the title! I open up a number of threads at the same time, and forget to look at the title when reading!!

8. Posted by zaksame (Respected Member 571 posts) 7y

If you decide on Hungary you won´t regret it, at least I never have. A couple of days in Budapest then hop on the train down around lake Balaton and out onto the plains. Language will be a bit of a problem with older people but hey, you can speak English for the rest of the year.

Hungary is cheap, cheerful with great food and really exceptional wines (which surprised me first time). There´s some really quirky night spots in Budapest, which I don´t remember the names of but if you search you´ll find them. I found a student bar in the underground and although nobody spoke English to me it didn´t stop us communicating and having one of the best nights of my life, awesome music too.

Hope that helps.