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Old 07-07-2008, 02:34 PM   #1
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Gonna be Interrailing it around Europe some time in Feb/March. Got maximum of three weeks to do it in (most time I can get off work in one go)

London(Start, I live here) - Paris (2 days) - Brussels (1 days) - Amsterdam (2 days) - Hamburg (1-2 days) - Berlin (2 days) - Vienna (1-2 days) - Munich (1-2 days) - Milan (1-2 days) - Madrid (1-2 days) (maybe fly) - Home

Just a rough guide at the minute. Is this too much to cram in? What changes would you suggest?

I wouldn't mind maybe checking out Czech Rep. as well.

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Old 07-07-2008, 03:09 PM   #2
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Got maximum of three weeks to do it in (most time I can get off work in one go)

London(Start, I live here) - Paris (2 days) - Brussels (1 days) - Amsterdam (2 days) - Hamburg (1-2 days) - Berlin (2 days) - Vienna (1-2 days) - Munich (1-2 days) - Milan (1-2 days) - Madrid (1-2 days) (maybe fly) - Home

Just a rough guide at the minute. Is this too much to cram in? What changes would you suggest?

With only 20/21 days of travel, you may want to drop a few of those cities (personally I would axe Brussels, Madrid, Milan and Hamburg).

Paris - 4 days
Amsterdam - 3 days
Berlin - 3 days
Prague - 3 days
Vienna - 3 days
Munich - 3 days
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Total 19 days

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That sounds awesome man! Thanks!

Just had a thought, if I maybe took a couple of days off a 2 of the cities - would I be able to fit in going to Auschwitz? I know it sounds strange but I would be really interested in seeing it.

And you really think 4 days in Paris? To be fair, many people have told anything from 1 hr (ha ha!) to 5 days.

Once again, thanks for the awesome advice. It's helped alot. Picking places is painstaking!
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Just had a thought, if I maybe took a couple of days off a 2 of the cities - would I be able to fit in going to Auschwitz? I know it sounds strange but I would be really interested in seeing it.

I just recently visited Auschwitz last month on my trip. I caught a cheap flight through Lufthansa from Munich to Krakow and spent 4 days in Krakow. Personally, I wouldn't want to stay more than three in Krakow... I did Auschwitz one day and the next I did the "Jewish Krakow" tour through the same group I did Auschwitz with that took us to Kazmirez and also to the old Krakow ghetto. It was very nice. I highly recommend them... their link is here. Anyway after I did those two things and took a few hours to explore the city, I was done with Krakow. I wish I could have spent 2 days there and used the other 2 days for something else.

EasyJet flies Dortmund Germany to Krakow also. There are bus and train options to/from Krakow from Germany, and most likely Austria too. The whole train station in Krakow was in Polish and no one spoke any English so I ended up using EasyJet, but it worked out okay.

If you've got the time, Auschwitz is totally worth the trek to Krakow, and the Kazmirez tour was top-notch.

Also if you're interested or don't end up having the time to visit Krakow, there's also Dachau, which was a concentration camp close to Munich and you can visit that, much like Auschwitz, while in Munich. In Munich I stayed at Wombat's Hostel and they had all sorts of fliers about tours to Dachau.
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You can probably pick a day off Paris and maybe even one off Vienna and visit Krakow between Berlin and Prague.

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According to a hostel mate in Krakow, the bus from Berlin to Krakow is about 10 hours.
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the overnight train from berlin to krakow is ~50 euros, overnight buses are hell
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Once again, thanks for all the great information everyone.

I think I will maybe leave out Auschwitz (and Poland) this time only because I want time to truly appreciate what it is. I don't wanna be rushing in one day and have to leave the next.

Visiting Dachau might be a better option only because it's kind of along the route. But I won't tie myself down and if I end up going to Poland then so be it. If not, there is always another time.



So many options, so little time.
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