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1. Posted by kly5000 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

A couple friends and I are planning on taking a month trip to Europe next summer, but we are having some trouble deciding on where to go, and for how long. Itineraries are quite difficult! If you can offer any suggestions, please share! We know that we want to visit Prague, Rome, and Geneva. Would it be to far-fetched to also visit Spain and England, considering we only have a month? Your suggestions are greatly appreciated! :)

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6664 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hi Kly,

Welcome to Travellerspoint :)

The problem with trying to tack on Spain and England is that they are kind of a long way from your other destanations. Prague, Geneva and Rome can all be done in a pretty reasonable train route (Geneva making it a little harder). I usually allow 3 to 4 days per city, so you definitely would have the time to go to Spain and England in a month, but at the same time, there's so much to see in the areas that you are already in and it's nice to get a good feel for a country! From Prague, it's a short trip to Vienna, a few hours further to Budapest (my absolute favourite)and once you're in Rome, there is the rest of Italy at your doorstep as well. And from Geneva, southern France can be en-route to Rome.

If you are flying between places, a trip to Barcelona or London wouldn't be much of a stretch, but if you plan to go for the train option, travelling all the way to Spain from your current destinations will easily knock a whole day out of your schedule.

You should get a map of Europe and have a good look at what places can be made into a route.

Cheers, Peter

3. Posted by nickla (Respected Member 223 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Hey, i was in ur position last year. We had decided to go to Europe but didnt have a clue as to where to start with out itinery. We ended up concentrating on western europe, then this year we did eastern europe.

I would def reccommend seeing the following cities in western europe - Paris, Amsterdam, Berlin, Prague, cesky Krumlov ( a little vtown in the south of the Czech Republic, about 2 hours from prague by train) Venice, Verona (nice stopover point), Geneva was nice but very expensive and Barcelona. In Eastern Europe Budapest was one of th most beautiful cities i hvae seen, Krakow and Warsaw were good finds and then the coast of croatia was gorgeoous.

If u travel through western europe, i would say get an inter rail ticket or its equivalent as it can work oiut quite expensive.

If you would like any more info, either about places or how to get from a to b just ask as i have all of my info still.

Hope this has helped.