5 Week Europe Trip - Itinerary help and getting around

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11. Posted by Andrew Mack (Respected Member 650 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Following up on ToonSarahs wise thoughts, you could do Berlin and Munich and visit Dachau instead of Auschwitz (assuming you don't have a special reason to visit Auschwitz).
In my experience Munich is a little bit more expensive that Cologne but equally interesting.
Whereas Berlin has that east/west thing that makes it a little more of a 'must see'.

You are basically visiting some big places that you could easily stay in for at least a month each, but limiting yourself to less than 3 days in each...

12. Posted by woinparis (Inactive 145 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Each move eats up roughly half a day.
Repacking.
Checking out at hotel (yes, not long but can take up to10-15 min).
Trip to trainstation/airport.
Finding your train/gate.
Waiting for train/plane to depart.
Arrival : deplane, retrieve luggage, find transportation to hotel.
Or get off train, find transportation.
Find your hotel, check in (can also take some time).
Unpack.

13. Posted by berner256 (Moderator 1124 posts) 1y Star this if you like it!

Ah, to be 22 again!

If you're on a budget, want to do some sightseeing by day; and go clubbing at night, suggest part of your original itinerary is OK. Try Amsterdam, Berlin, Krakow (nearby Auschwitz is a day trip), Prague, Vienna, Budapest and perhaps Belgrade. Further afield, Kyiv has much to offer and is inexpensive, too. Lower costs in Eastern Europe will help offset the higher costs of the Netherlands, Germany and Austria. You can cover some of the longer distances with some reasonably-priced flights. I flew from Kyiv to London Heathrow last spring for US$73 one way on British Airways. It will be to your advantage to travel light, as the cheapest air fares usually allow only a carry on and perhaps a personal item, as was the case with British Air. Otherwise you'll have to pay to check a bag. Also, if flying, look for airports served by many carriers. Competition often leads to better fares for you.

As mentioned earlier, avail yourselves of discounted rail fares, too.

You have lots of options. Don't get bogged down with too much planning. Pick your dates, decide where you want to begin your trip; and where you want it to end before going home. Then decide the best ways to get from point to point; and what you want to see and experience. Include flexibility in your travel plans. For example, you might want to stay in a place longer, or you might want to cut short a visit to a place where the vibes just aren't right. Just keep one, two or three steps ahead of where you are headed to forestall potential problems. That way you'll have options if things don't go according to plan.

Above all, be positive, reach out and enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

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