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1. Posted by thehours (First Time Poster 1 posts) 7y

I am currently planning a trip to go by myself to Europe for this January. I only have about 3 weeks at most to go. This is my first trip abroad and by myself. I will likely go again but would also like to make the most of my trip. Right now I am considering spending 3 nights in London, Paris, Venice, Florence, and Rome? Is this a bad idea? I would like to see all of these countries but don't know if its such little time in each that it won't be worth it. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thanks so much!

2. Posted by bentivogli (Travel Guru 2398 posts) 7y

3 nights is too few for Rome and Florence, too much for Venice and imo, London.

General tips

  • in three weeks, the very most you can do are two countries, and that already is stretching it
  • consider booking an open jaw flight, flying into one place, out of the next, with overland transport in between. Saves kerosin, helps limit the environmental impact of your trip
  • if you're a student, bring proof. Gets you a lot of discounts, while an international student is generally not necessary
  • I don't know if you consider buying eurail; in your case that is not overly likely to be beneficial

happy travels,
Niels

3. Posted by lozzaa (Budding Member 14 posts) 7y

hey hours
ill be there too! and its also my first trip!
maybe we can meet up

4. Posted by alanmacd (Budding Member 2 posts) 7y

Especially if this is your first trip, I would not rush it - you want to spend time enjoying the sights, not travelling between them. I would cut it down to just 2 countries max. Start in the UK, visit london for a few days, then get the Eurostar to Paris, spend another few days, then pick some where down south in Provence, and head down there.

My idea of a holiday is to relax, not rush around trying to see everything.

Don't forget to budget a day or 2 during the holiday to simply stay close to the hotel and rest - very important, or you'll burn out :)

Alan

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