Two week europe itinerary help - Page 2 - TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards!



Go Back   TravelPUNK Backpacker College Student Budget Travel Message Boards! > Members Lounge > General Travel Tips, Education, Advice > Post Your Itinerary

Post Your Itinerary Need help in planning, sorting, adding, and subtracting to your itinerary?
Post it here and see how the Tpunks would do it!

Raileurope.com: See Europe by train
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-08-2009, 08:48 PM   #21
TPunk Moderator
 
pinknic38's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Sierra Vista, AZ
Posts: 2,857
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Send a message via AIM to pinknic38 Send a message via Yahoo to pinknic38 Send a message via Skype™ to pinknic38
Default

Well... if you're going to do that whole route, I would suggest perhaps a night or 2 in Dusseldorf. You might want to sandwich it between Amsterdam and Cologne since it's between the two, right on the way to Cologne. I never got to go but always wanted to. I spent a very short time in Frankfurt which was ok but I don't recommend... very different from the rest of Germany... very modern... looks like any big city in the US. Airport is freaking HUGE though haha.

I was originally considering Amsterdam and Belgium also when I went last summer and opted for more time in Germany and 4 days in Poland. But I did ask around and as far as Belgium goes, everyone I've talked to has suggested Bruges over Brussels.

Another Germany suggestion is Bremen, which is kind of on the way right after Amsterdam. Another place for right after Cologne but before Stuttgart is Mannheim. We passed through there on the train and I always wished I would have gotten off there and wandered around a bit. It's another city on the Rhine.

Also, try not to plan Heidelberg for a Sunday... I went on a Sunday and a lot of the quaint little shops and stuff were closed for the day!
__________________
SO FAR: USA, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Poland, Hungary, Kuwait, Qatar, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan
UP NEXT: Mexico, Belize, Honduras, Grand Cayman Islands - Feb 2012


tpunk gallery * twitter
pinknic38 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-08-2009, 10:01 PM   #22
 
bertus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Saskatchewan, Canada
Posts: 86
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Berlin has some fantastic architecture and is a big contrast from Munich since Berlin is very modern and Munich is not. From Berlin you can also go to Potsdam, it's connected on the S-Bahn so it only takes about 45 minutes if I remember and only costs about 5 euros round trip. Potsdam has a large number of palaces and they are all contained in one park so you can easily spend a day wandering around, plus most of the tourists just go to Sanssouci and ignore everything else so it's not as busy as you would expect.
bertus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-09-2009, 01:04 PM   #23
 
dsanchez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Default

Thanks everyone for the help and advice from a few months back. Much appreciated.

So I leave in one week and am starting to get very excited!! After some thought and revisions, here is my plan:

Amsterdam (3 nights)
Brugges (2 nights) - spend one day exploring Brussels on my way to Koln
Koln (1 night) - stop off to explore small towns along the Rhine (Koblenz maybe)
Heidelburg (2 nights)
Fussen (2 nights) - hiking and cycling especially, visit castles, maybe bike to Reutte Austria for a day
Munich (4 nights) - spend one day in Salzburg, Austria

Any last minute advice or tips to offer? Looking forward to my first trip in Europe.

Next Friday cannot come soon enough!!!
dsanchez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply






Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 05:05 AM.



 

Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.2.0

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121