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Self drive trip through Europe

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Self drive trip through Europe

My husband and I are wanting to do a self drive trip through Europe. We fly into Frankfurt (June 2014) and wish to drive down through Germany (but which direction? Through Munich or straight down), through Switzerland, Italy (are there alternatives to the main road so that we don't travel over the same road twice, up and down?), Spain (through Barcelona to Pamplona for running with the bulls) then into France, drop the car off in Paris after 4 weeks. Any tips on this drive? We understand that we will spend time in the car, but we love to road trip and intend on spending multiple nights in some cities/towns.

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1. Re: Self drive trip through Europe

to much in the time you have -

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Picking up a car in Germany and leaving it in France will usually incur a substantial one way fee.

Look at doing the longer legs by train if you are mostly interested in cities and hire a car when you need it.

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3. Re: Self drive trip through Europe

Have a look here for driving routes and times www.viamichelin.com

Do make sure that the car you rent has enough free miles to cover the distance or you could get a hefty bill!

You might also save some money by reurning it in Germany near the French border and taking a train to Paris. You really do not want a car in Paris and the driving there tends towards the scary

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