My husband and I are planning our trip to Europe and are having a hard time deciding on destinations, timelines, and transportation.
June 15th: Day1: arrive in Amsterdam, stay for 2 days
Day 3: Train to Paris
Day 5: Nice
Day 7: Train to Barcelona
Day 10: Monaco (?)
Day 12: Switzerland for 3 days
Day 15: Italy (Venice, Florence, Rome for 7 days)
Day 22: Fly to Santorini (?) stay for 4 days
Day 27: Fly to Croatia (4 days)
Day 31-40: Hungary, Czech Rep, Austria (don't know what to choose??? or skip them, and stay longer in western Europe)
Day 41: Germany
Day 46: Home (Jul 31st)
How far in advance should we book accommodations/train/flights? We like sponteneity, and don't want to book things too early in case there are beautiful, time-consuming things that we want to check out while travelling...
Also, we know that it's going to be HOT in Italy/Greece in July...should we start our trip in the south? Flights from Canada to Amsterdam/Munich are the cheapest, so that's why are plans were originally set-up like that....
What type of shoes would you recommend? I don't know if I can bare to wear hiking shoes in the heat....