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1. Posted by Babs12 (Budding Member 3 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Hello friends
I am visiting london with my family in June. I have almost 2 weeks to travel. I am flying in and out of london. Last year , we visited paris, rome, venice and spent 2 days in Switzerland. I wanted to visit norway , sweden , or spain and barcelona. I could not yet figure which way to go and how we can gAny suggedtions will be higly appreciated so as to make the most of our trip. I definitely want to spend 4 days in london.
Thanks in advance!!

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6257 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

With only 2 weeks, I'd limit it to one country. Is the UK an option? Plenty to see aside from London and you won't need to hop on any other planes. Just hire a car and drive around for 2 weeks

Really, it totally depends on your preferences. 2 weeks in Norway, Sweden or Spain would all be wonderful as well. From a cost point of view though, just be aware that the Scandinavian countries are not particularly cheap.

3. Posted by leics2 (Respected Member 188 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Flying is really the only feasible option given the time you have available, although you could in theory take the train all the way from London to e.g. Spanish destinations or perhaps ferry + train to the Scandanavian countries you mention (or even to Spain, I suppose).

I suggest you aim for Spain, basing yourselves in Barcelona and perhaps making a few day trips to e.g. Girona and/or Figueres.

Use to investigate flights. It will give you all flights from London airports to x destination, with times & details as well as suggested fares. Once you have decided, book on the airline's own website.

Note that you have left it very late to get best fares so you do need to make a decision soon. European airfares rise as departure date nears and there are no last-minute cheap flights.

Note also that the excellent European budget airlines do have strict weight and size limits (clearly shown on their websites) for both checked and cabin bags. Staff do check and excess charges are very high, so do stick to the limits given.

Barcelona El Prat airport is more central to the city. 'Barcelona Girona' airport is further away.

[ Edit: Edited on 17-May-2017, at 22:24 by leics2 ]

4. Posted by Babs12 (Budding Member 3 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much for your responses!
I am inclining towards London ,(4-5) days Scotland (2days) and then go to Oslo and Bergen. Can Oslo Bergen be done in a day and if so how do I take care of the luggage while doing the day train trip and getting out of the train,


5. Posted by Andyf (Moderator 931 posts) 39w 1 Star this if you like it!

Yes the train ride Oslo to Bergen can be done in one day - look up Norway in a Nutshell on Norwegian railways website. from memory. I'm not sure what you're asking re luggage? There is the train journey from Oslo to Bergen, with another train journey partway along that at Myrdal where you get on a different train (with luggage space) for the scenic branch line to Flam and back. Or I'm sure Myrdal station has luggage lockers.

I'd want 3 days to see some of Oslo. I'd suggest getting out of the city to Bygdoy peninsula where each of the five museums are interesting (to me). And going out on the metro to Holmenkollen skijump stadium and then on to the end of the line to walk through the forest to Tryvann tv tower which you can go up for the views. In the city, my highlights were the palace tour and the Resistance Museum in Akershus fortress. (Maybe there's more now - I used to know Oslo well, but I've not been back in a few years).

1 day for Bergen itself. Don't miss the funicular ride up Mount Floyen, or a walk along the Bryggen. If you like classical music, Troldhaugen was Grieg's home and I think they do lunchtime concerts.

2 days to see much worthwhile in Scotland is impossible. It would get you a look at Edinburgh, but that's just London with tartan. Or it would give you the driving time on a tour round the west highlands without stopping to see anything, 5 days is a more realistic time for a highlights tour.

I'd focus your time on either Scotland or Norway and do either one of them properly.

[ Edit: Edited on 18-May-2017, at 23:15 by Andyf ]

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7. Posted by FernandoHoggan (First Time Poster 1 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

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8. Posted by Babs12 (Budding Member 3 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

Thank you so much for your valuable input . I will look into your suggestions.
Thanks again for your time and advice!!

9. Posted by Spydaz (Budding Member 9 posts) 39w Star this if you like it!

I am travelling Europe from this week Monday ;
My method of travel is mainly coach ; from london to amsterdam is £29 on the OUIBUS they have a lot of connecting destinations from Paris - Barcelona £50 the prices are very cheep and I have been using airbnb And it's actually cheaper than camping which is my preferred method ... but you can argue with £10 euros a night where camping prices are really high .

For myself the coach / camping/ airbnb will take me France / Spain / italy / Macedonia / Bulgaria / turkey ...

so hopefully an eventful journey meeting lots of people and see lots of history nature along the way ....

I'm searching for traveling compaions to get lost in Europe ... who knows

10. Posted by staceyphills76 (Budding Member 2 posts) 36w Star this if you like it!

I'm glad you decided to see a bit more of the UK. If you have any time I would definitely recommend a trip to Bath and Bristol. So much to do and see. Enjoy your trip!