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Old 06-25-2008, 12:53 AM   #1
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Hi Guys,

In late November 08 i am going on a round the world trip. However i am having some difficulty with my Europe Itinerary. Last year i travelled to Europe but did a contiki and a brief 2 week sight seeing trip through the UK and France..

However this year i want to go a little bit further and see some cities that i have yet to have seen. Some places i am returning to see friends or because i genuinely liked the place. So please provide help and advice...

26/11/2008- Depart Sydney

27/11/2008- Arrive London

30/11/2008- Depart London arrive Paris

3/12/2008- Depart Paris arrive Amsterdam

6/12/2008- Depart Amsterdam arrive Berlin

9/12/2008- Depart Berlin arrive Vienna

11/12/2008- Depart Vienna arrive Ljubjana

13/12/2008- Depart Ljubjana fly to Rome

17/12/2008- Depart Rome arrive Florence

19/12/2008- Depart Florence arrive Lyon

20/12/2008- Depart Lyon arrive Barcelona

24/12/2008- Depart Barcelona arrive Paris (maybe arrive a day earlier or later)

................... The rest of the Trip.........................

27/12/2008- Paris to NYC & Toronto

03/01/2009- NYC to Johannesburg

08/01/2009- Johannesburg to Phuket via Singapore

16/01/2009- Phuket to Sydney

So please provide any advice on this itinerary, what should i take out or subsitute... just give me your thoughts...

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Hey there,

I have yet to make it to Europe so can't help you there, but just wanted to say welcome to TPunk!!
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G'day Mate, welcome to TPunk.

In my opinion your schedule looks very rushed, especially when you consider that travel times can kill an entire day. I'd recommend dropping a couple of cities so you can fit in some more time for recovery.

A lot of people around here suggest that 3 days is the minimum amount of time to spend in any one city.
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Very good itinerary, busy in the middle though, and as Adam said, travel times is eating a lot of time. And energy. It's exhausting in fact, so I'd suggest a slight change to save one or two days: try flying from Florence to Barcelona with ryanair. There is a Pisa-Girona flight, which is indeed the Florence-Barcelona stretch. It is unexpensive and you won't have to go all the way through Lyon.

Or, since I love Eastern Europe, I would highly recommend you continue further east, to Poland, Hungary, or the ex-Yougloslavia, and skip Italy and Spain.

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