Long time listener first time caller
i'm planning trip to europe in july for 2 months and
would appriciate any advise on what countries/cities not to miss out
I have a fair bit to cover in 2 months and would appriciate any help
heres my internary in a nutshell
july 15-25 greece homeland visit relatives
july 25-3 greek islands santorini/mikonos
aug3-9 balkans (start in drubnovik,croatia then budapest,bratislava
aug10-fly to amsterdam for 3 days then train down to brussells,
luxembourg Metz Strasbourg Basel Bern Geneva Lyon Marseille st.tropez/cannes Nice
aug20-fly from nice to barcelona/ibiza
aug25-barcelona to london (then see liverpool soccer reasons 3nights
aug28-england to milan for 2 days,milan train up north to germany
stuttgart where my mate lives join him for a week.
LOTS TO DO in a small amount of time
Any feedback would be great
I am looking at your schedule between Aug -Aug 9 and I think you are trying to squeeze in a lot.I think Prague would require 3 full days and Budapest requires about two full days. One of my friends visited Bratislava and told me it was not much to talk about. I strongly suggest you skip Bratislava. I've heard Dubrovnik is beautiful so I would not suggest skipping that. If you have time only for two places in those six days, let the two places be Prague and Dubrovnik. If you can squeeze in Budapest, that would be great.
Cut your Amsterdam trip down by a day. Two days there should be plenty. Visit Brugge in Belgium instead of Brussels. Luxembourg is interesting. It does not warrant more than a day. I studied in Metz for about three months and there really isn't anything to do there so you may as well skip that. I've heard mixed responses with regard to Strasbourg so I find it hard to comment on that.
If this is your first time to Switzerland, visit Interlaken instead of Basel and Bern.
I saw your list for the French Riviera. Looks good. Add Monte Carlo to it. Do not miss that at any cost. Nice is a good place to stay at since accomodation is cheaper there.
London needs about five days as opposed to the three days you have listed in your travel schedule. 2 days in Milan seems about right. Just make sure you don't spend a Monday in Milan since all museums in Milan are closed on Mondays.
If you need to some more help with your travel plan, please feel free to contact me and I will be more than glad to help.
I went to St. Tropez a few years ago and I really didn't like it. The only thing to see there is a bunch of high priced shops.