Well guys i would really appreciate some advice and suggestions about the trip I have planned for next summer - start of July for one month
I graduate from University just before the summer, so my girlfriend and I along with another couple my age are looking to travel, party and see the sights!
The journey we have planned is - Barcelona, Paris, Belgium, Amsterdam, Hamburg, Berlin, Prague, Vienna, Munich, Zurich and Milan in that order travelling mostly by train and staying in hostels all the way!
Still don't know where is best to visit in Belgium? Any ideas or advice would be great
What do you guys think? Are there any places you would recommend we change or add in? Bearing in mind we want to complete this within around 30 days on a budget of around £2600
That is a lot of ground to cover in thirty days but I think it is just doable. Allow at least three days for the bigger cities such as Barcelona, Paris and Berlin. All the others can be two days stops. I would recommend three nights in Prague too.
In Belgium, I suggest Brugge over Brussels. It is a no brainer really. I would swap Budapest with Vienna and even cut out Milan. I wouldn't bother with Zurich and go to Interlaken. That is just my personal opinion though. Good luck.
The budget, I hope, is £2600 per each.
I think it is a foolish, fast paced (looks like a tick the boxes) itinerary. You should adjust this such that you lose at least 2 destinations when you have recognised how long you will expend travelling (door to door, in unfamiliar surroundings) and how much of a hole travel movement makes in your budget, by whatever transport. You have chosen a most expensive way to travel, unless you do a great deal of planning and pre-purchase discounted train tickets well in advance.
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I'd do less places, and aim to start in the south and work northwards.