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Tips and Ideas for upcoming European holiday.

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1. Posted by nickjames5 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Hi All,

I'm leaving the land down under to travel/backpack the culturally diverse continent on Europe in April this year. As a newbie to the continent, I was after some ideas for must see places to visit in each city/country that I visit. I am into art galleries, nature, beaches, beers and wine, nightlife, and historical sights.

I am doing a bit of independent travel in Italy first, starting in Rome, then Sienna, Pisa, Firenze, Bologna, Verona, Milano, Cinque Terra and Genova.

Then I am 'busabouting' my way through Nice to Avignon, Barcelona, Valencia, Madrid, San Sebastien, Paris, Bruges, Amsterdamn, Berlin, Czech Republic (Plzen, Cesky Krumlov, Prague), Vienna, Gruneau, Munich then Venice. I am then making my way to Rijeka in Croatia for a couple days to see my nonna's birth place before departing for Split in Croatia (also If anyone knows the best affordable way to make this trip, please let me know!)

Any recommendations for any of the places I'm visiting, plus tips, and advices on my journey will be much appreciated!!


Nick, Terrigal, NSW, Australia

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

Please make sure you aren't just racing from place to place. Plan on having at least 5 days for each of the big cities like Rome, Madrid, Berlin, etc.

When coming from Vienna and going to Munich I can highly recommend a stop in Salzburg. If Busabout doesn't get you there you can visit Salzburg as a day trip from Munich.

Dresden (in between Berlin and Prague) might also be worth seeing, especially for an art freak.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-Jan-2011, at 21:45 by t_maia ]

3. Posted by nickjames5 (Budding Member 5 posts) 6y

Thank you t mai for your help. I have taken your recommendations into consideration, cheers!!