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1. Posted by fin_2010 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y

Hi,

I am planning my honeymoon trip to Europe in September this year:

Planning to visit the following countries :

-Germany
-Austria
-Italy
-France

I am aware of the schengen visa requirements but not sure about how to allocate the 15 days trip across 4 countries.

Appreciate if someone can share some tips to suggest for honeymoon about the following :

-How many days would be good in each of these countries. Our top priority is France and if we get a chance would like to stay in a cottage in vineyard in Austria.
- Prefer Budget hotels not the luxurious ones. What are the different ways and means to spend economically?
- We are thinking if 15 days are short for this trip, we might drop Italy for now as in any case we heard its not a safe travel destination.

I have already started reading on the web now but appreciate the feedback asap so that i can book my flights/hotel reservations well in advance.

Thank you.

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

With only 15 days and being on a honeymoon I would suggest you pick one country only.

As you already noticed it will be difficult to try and see everything, 4 countries in 15 days will be overkill.

However if you are determined to cram in as much as possible I would suggest going from Munich to Rome, visiting Munich, Salzburg, Venice, Florence and Rome. It would be a total whirlwind trip, but you could get a tiny glimpse of 3 countries that way.

[ Edit: Edited on 30-May-2010, at 05:47 by t_maia ]

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4. Posted by JoyC (Full Member 99 posts) 6y

I agree with Maia - that's a terribly aggressive itinerary for 15 days. I'm in love with Italy, so that would be #1 on my list. It's not in the least dangerous; where have you heard that it is? What parts of the country?

You can often save money through short-term apartment lets. Check out my favorite for Florence, Italy: florencehousing.it. We've used them three times and it's always been great. We also found a tiny studio apartment in Paris that was very affordable. There is usually a 2-3 night minimum stay with apartments, but not always.

If I was going on a 15 day honeymoon, I would stay four days in Paris, five days in Nice / Provence, then split the rest of the time between Rome, Florence, and Venice. That's still rushing things, but it's do-able without being overwhelming. Good luck!

5. Posted by Sarah2010 (Budding Member 18 posts) 6y

Hi there, I agree that 4 countries in 15 days might be a bit too much. You should enjoy one or two countries so you don't have the stress of moving around and travelling. I would go with Austria and Italy, your idea of staying in an Austrian cottage sounds fantastic and perfect for your honeymoon. Italy is a great honeymoon destination too, I agree with JoyC's suggestion of Venice, Florence and Rome; all have beautiful scenery and architecture and fantastic restaurants.

Does your partner have any preferences?

Hope you have a lovely honeymoon.

Sarah

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