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Updated Itinerary - Feedback thanks in advance

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Updated Itinerary - Feedback thanks in advance

Hi All

Doing a 6 weekish travel to Europe with the following itinerary with the wife. Feedback would be great thank you. We have friends in London, so am planning abit longer there. Just unsure if this is too packed.

11-Oct Saturday London Arrive London: 13:40pm

12-Oct Sunday London Buckingham Palace, Trafalgar, Westminster Abbey, Big Ben

13-Oct Monday London Sea Life London Aquarium, London Eye, South Bank Centre

14-Oct Tuesday London Natural History Museum, Harrods, Mandarin Oriental

15-Oct Wednesday London Warner Brothers Studio Tour

16-Oct Thursday London Millennium Bridge, Borough Market, Tower Bridge, T London

17-Oct Friday London London - Madame Tussuads, West End Theatre, London Zoo

18-Oct Saturday London Football Match

19-Oct Sunday Brussels Travel to Brussels.

20-Oct Monday Bruges Brussels - Day trip to Bruges

21-Oct Tuesday Brussels Grant Place, Galerie Royales Saint-Hubert etc

22-Oct Wednesday Paris Travel to Paris

23-Oct Thursday Paris Paris - Disneyland

24-Oct Friday Paris Paris

25-Oct Saturday Paris Paris

26-Oct Sunday San Sebatian Travel to San Sebastian (plane or train unsure)

27-Oct Monday San Sebatian San Sebastian

28-Oct Tuesday Barcelona Travel to Barcelona (5.5 hours Train)

29-Oct Wednesday Barcelona Barcelona

30-Oct Thursday Barcelona Barcelona

31-Oct Friday Barcelona Barcelona

1-Nov Saturday Nice Travel to Nice

2-Nov Sunday Nice Nice

3-Nov Monday Nice Monaco

4-Nov Tuesday Venice Travel to Italy

5-Nov Wednesday Venice Venice

6-Nov Thursday Rome Travel to Rome (5 hours train)

7-Nov Friday Rome Rome - Pompeii

8-Nov Saturday Rome Rome (check Football tickets)

9-Nov Sunday Rome Rome - Vatican City

10-Nov Monday Rome Rome

11-Nov Tuesday Depart: Rome to Home

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1. Re: Updated Itinerary - Feedback thanks in advance

Lots of transportation time. Check train schedules here, flights on farecompare or skyscanner:


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2. Re: Updated Itinerary - Feedback thanks in advance

I feel like you're bouncing around too much, lots of backtracking.

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It's too much travel for me.

You have 6 days in London which I think is a good amount of time.

3 days in Brussels including the travel day which only means two days there with a trip to Bruges. Not enough time for me with all the travel involved.

4 days in Paris including a travel day which means 2 days in Paris and 1 day at Disneyland.

2 days in San Sebastian including a travel day which means only 1 days to site see.

4 days in Barcelona with a travel day so 3 days to site see.

3 days in Nice with a travel day so 2 days to site see.

2 days in Venice with a travel day so only a single day to see Venice.

5 days in Rome with a travel day so only 3 days to visit Rome and one day for Pompeii.

You will lose at least half a day and, in your case, most of the day when you change locations. Travel is not just the time on the plane or train but it's the time to get packed, check out, get to the airport or train station, wait for the plane or train, the trip, getting to the new hotel and checking in. This can add hours to the actual trip time. With this itinerary you'll lose over a week just traveling from location to location.

Personally, I would cut out 3 stops and focus more on some of the wonderful cities you have listed. To visit a city for a day or two is a waste of time since you really won't see much of what that city has to offer.


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4. Re: Updated Itinerary - Feedback thanks in advance

Donna makes great points. Be pessimistic and figure every travel day a wasted day.

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