If I had to spend 1 full week in a big European city, I'd go mad! Three days is enough. I prefer to get out into the smaller towns & countryside where I believel I really experience life in Europe. I've been to Europe numerous times. Last May, after a couple days in London seeing sites and taking in theatre shows, we went up to the Coltswolds. Fabulous. Warwick Castle, Bourton on the Water, Broadway are nice places to visit.
We then took the chunnel over to Brussels, and again, a couple days there was plenty. We traveled by rail to Bruges and Ghent. Lovely towns with waterways, castles, cathedrals.
Hey, whatever floats your boat!
Post #11. Nice to hear about someone visiting England and leaving London!!!! Theres a lot more to it than a capital city. Follow your own advice and get off the beaten track. I rarely meet anyone who visits the soutwest countys of Devon & Cornwall. Seriously some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, and the little towns and villages are very picturesque. Tintagel for instance, where King Arthur is said to hail from.
Don't miss Madrid!! Lovely city. If you're interested in visiting the south of Spain, there are some lovely beaches, and places like Seville are definitely worth the trip.
In my advice, having one month, you should definately make the most of it. You could start up in Spain, pamplona, barcelona, then head towards france via coast, head to nice or toulon, small towns much cheaper than saint tropez or monaco. then head to italy, start in the north Milan or venice, then head south to Rome (3 days minimun) From there you can head to the coast and take a ferry to croatia, then by land head to hungary, you can either do Wen-Prague or Munich-Berlin, both are worhtwhile, from Berlin i would head to amsterdam, then down to Brussels, and further to Paris, from there you can take the Euro-Tunnel to London and then back home.
It is expensive, but if you keep to hostels, eat at unexpensive restaurants, and take a eurorail pass, you will be able to make it, just try to stay 3 days max in each city, since there is so much to see in europe.