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InterRailing across Europe

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1. Posted by Hachiko (Budding Member, 8 posts) 28 Jan '13 07:13

Hi guys, I'm thinking of going backpacking across Europe this summer (possibly in September to avoid the crowds).
The way I'd like to do it is get a month-long continuous InterRail pass, and travel by night train only, hopping from city to city day by day. Ideally I'd spend every night on a train except in Italy (where I'd like to stop for about 3 days), Germany (2 days & 1 night), and Turkey (around 3 days), and possibly one other. That way, I could wake up in a different city every morning and save up on accommodation.
Do you reckon this is doable?

My aim is to (ideally) sample every single country on the InterRail map, except the Iberian peninsula, Greece, Switzerland and Brussels, as I've already been there. I can also afford to skip Denmark and Holland, because I'd like to make that a separate trip. I was thinking of starting in Paris (as I live in London, it seems like the easiest option), get a night train to Nice and then travel through to Italy (I'm only interested in Northern Italy, particularly Venice and Verona), then head East across the continent, and loop back up to Finland for the last leg of my trip (ideally passing through Lapland), before flying back to London from Norway.

What do you think, does that sound more or less possible? Has any of you done anything like this before? Any tips, suggested routes, anything? Any advice would be appreciated!