We (two of us) are from Australia,and while we have travelled independently a bit, we are planning our first trip to Western Europe in early May this year. We are planning 5 weeks but can extend a little. We know there is so much to see and in fact we could spend the time in one country however we would like to see a little more.
We have been looking at the "first time" itineraries and trying to fine down our plan. We envisage flying into London and out from Rome.So far this is our intinerary :
Day 1-6 London
Day 7 -10 Amsterdam ( flying London to Amsterdam)
Day 11-16 Paris ( train from Amsterdam to Paris)
Day 17-21 Paris to Nice by car ( 2 of the nights in Nice - where else should we stop on way? )
Day 22-24 Nice to Milan ( by train)
Day 25-27 Milan to Venice 9 (by train)
Day 28-30 Venice to Florence (by train)
Day 35 -39 Rome
Day 40 Leave Rome for a few days in Dubai
We are Ok with dropping Amsterdam if there are other ideas and of course getting the Rome - Sorrento order worked out to be most efficient.
Thanks for considering our itinerary and help you may afford us will be greatly appreciated.