The main purpose of our trip is to see as much as we can, while avoiding as much of the "whirlwind affect" as possible..
We are interested in a variety of things and our focus is quite broad and dependent on the country we are in..
For example, greece for nightlife, beach and historical monuments, Italy for food, wine, and Historical architecture/some art and museums, France for wine, food, art and of course a general parisian experience...
in Ireland, the countryside and pubs, London, the nightlife and monuments/some museums, In Netherlands, Amsterdam (everyone has to do it once, right?), and Belgium to see Brugge and any chocolate related locations?? Germany for the history, maybe a night or 2 in a traditional German village and experience a taste of nature on our way to Frankfurt-is Frankfurt worth seeing?-oktoberfest in Munich, some nature in Switzerland-Lucerne?-same for Austria as well as a general taste of vienna, Poland we will go to Krakow as I heard it is intriguing and worth the visit, also for the famous concentration camp Auschwitz as both my husband and i have an interest in history...
We will be taking approximately 40000 aud or around 33500 euros, my question is, do you think this will be enough? This includes all on the road costs, deducting airfare. We plan to travel by train mostly, using coachsurfing and airfare sometimes if cheaper..
We plan on finding the cheapest accomodation possible and to buy food from grocery stores and prepare it ourselves mostly to save money and eating out maybe 1 in every 4 or 5 days, n not at touristy places. and we dont mind cheap wine :-)
We dont plan on partying every night but just where it counts, a few nights in the greek islands, party in ibiza at least once, a few london/irish pubs and nightlife in Berlin's meant to go off, so i hear :-), and theres oktoberfest which may warrant a few pints lol
Athens 3 days
Thessaloniki 2 days
Mykanos 2 days
Santorini 3 days
Ios 2 days
Corfu 3 days
Ferry to Bari and spend arvo/night @ Naples 1 day
See Pompeii and arrive at Rome to spend night
Rome 4 days
sienna or florence ? 1 day
Pisa in morning then Spend night at Bologna (=1 day)
Venice 2 days
Milan to see last supper
arrive @ Cinque terre (not sure which town to stay @) spend arvo/night there and next day (=1 1/2 day)
Spend night at Nice
(Insert Ideas here, i.e. Not sure about the south/east coast of France
Ibiza 2 days
Barcelona 3 days
Lyon 2 days ( anywhere else we could spend a day at? a pretty village in the french countryside)
Valley of the Somme??
London 4 days
Ireland (not sure of where to stay at, welcome to suggestions) 4-5 days
Amsterdam (probably fly here) 4 days
Brugges 3 days
(anywhere else worth a visit?? i.e. chocolate factories lol maybe another town to spend 1 day/night)
Frankfurt 2 days?? (suggestions welcome)
Want to spend a night/day seeing some of the blackforest (by train maybe or short hike) should we do this as a day trip maybe?? or on the way to switzerland?
Switzerland??? 4-5 days
We want to go up Mt Jugenfrau, maybe by train, also want to do some extreme sports while here... any suggestions about cheap places to stay or good locations that arent to out of the way for pub transport that would give us a taste of nature??In Austria we want to stay at a more natural location for maybe 2-3 days before heading to suburbia vienna for 2-3 days..
Prague 3 days
Krakow 3 days
day trip to Auschwitz
Berlin 4-5 days (experience a few clubs)
Munich 4-5 days for oktoberfest...
I dont think ive left anything out, but basically we want to do this as cheaply as possible, eg, no shopping, cheap accom and cheap food most of the time, most of excess spending will be for some sightseeing and some nightlife (which wont be every night either)
Any way, if you have taken the time to read my post, I am very grateful, and I am open to any suggestions and advice you can give.. will split my post into country focused questions as well and post on more specific forums,,,Edited: 6:46 am, November 06, 2011