i would like your opinions on the places i wish to visit sometime including:
turkey, netherlands (amsterdam), greece (ios), france and spain
are there any others that i really should not leave out?
also what are the seasons in europe in terms of months?
thanks a lot
AS I am from Budapest, Hungary i could not leave without a word:
WHY NOT VISITING BUDAPEST????
It is so nice especially in spring time
I could also help you to find cheap accomodation and suggest some places to visit.
budapest is my destination this summer.
went years ago onmy way to Romania - another good suggestion.
Yes, Hungary is a great place, Budapest, Eger and Debrecen are cool places too see, hope I can go back again... I'm from Mexico so if you have suggestions I'll be glad to read them
Turkey, Italy and Southern Spain are great to see in May (or early Sept), because during real summer months it just gets too hot. Greece too, but all the resort tourists flock to these countries during June, July and August. So if you want to party, that's the time to go.
Weather in Amsterdam is best in June/July/August, Scandianavia and St Petersburg in Russia is best done late June, early July.
France - southern part along the Med: best weather is in June, nortern part in July, August.
London and England: late June to August, Scotland: July
Good party in Hungary is in Siofok near Balaton lake. Lot's of Austrian students on a weekend away.
If you are going to Turkey, it should be easy for you to squeeze a few days of Germany in. There are some very cheap flights in and out of Turkey to Germany, if you book ahead. Be aware that it is the high season for flights to Turkey.
I suggest one of the following cities: Berlin, Leipzig, Hamburg, Dusseldorf/Cologne, Stuttgart or Munich. All these cities are top tourist destinations and have airports with flights to and from Turkey. A good price is a ticket for less than 100 EUR one-way.
Cologne would be ideal if you want to combine Germany with Amsterdam, Stuttgart if you want to go on to France, and Berlin or Munich for continueing the trip to Vienna and Hungary. Berlin -> Vienna would involve going through Dresden and Prague.
You could also take the train from/to Germany from Turkey, then you would stop in Hungary anyway, IIRC.
Also check out Malev airlines, if you want to follow the advice of the other posters and go to Hungary. They sometimes have offers for stopovers if you fly with them.
Italy is really beautiful and diverse. I have been to Sicily, Amalfi, Rome and the northern Lakes and they are all really amazing and completely different. You could spend a month travelling in Italy and only see a fraction of it. Being from Ireland I obviously whole heartedly recommend Ireland. The nightlife in Dublin and kilkenny, the history and green rolling hills throughout, the beautiful beaches on the west and south coasts but unfortunately no beach weather.
I had been to Amsterdam and Turkey recently. But I'm not very sure about Greece. Both tours were seperate and I got my tickets from a very cheap travel agents (seprate at both times) those who were specialist of the respective countries. Nice stay and luxury flight. It was really good.
When you visit Amsterdam dont forget to check De heeren van Amstel. The play cool Jazz.