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How many days is enough? How many is too many??

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How many days is enough? How many is too many??

I'm visiting Europe this summer in July. From July 18-31.

I'm planning to visit Paris, Amsterdam, Stockholm, and Prague.

I'll really only have 3 days in each country. My main goals are to meet new best friends, see architecture, enjoy the nightlife, and see the natural beauty of the country.

Is this enough time? Should I drop a city?

I'm torn! Help?

Thanks!!

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1. Re: How many days is enough? How many is too many??

I would drop Stockholm. I'd also drop Prague, but that's just me.

Since none of us know anything about you and your likes and dislikes, only you can decide.

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2. Re: How many days is enough? How many is too many??

With your planning (is the 18th the day you leave the US? if so, you will arrive on the 19th AM, so one day less to the total), unless you are travelling on a personal jet, you will not have 3 days per 'country' as stated - you forgot to include travel time between each city, which is going to be significant. Not to mention that jetlag will lessen your ability to make the most of your time in the 1st days. I am not sure you can meet new best friends in each city within such a short time span. I have not been to Stockholm but purely on the base of better spending your limited time, I would drop this destination. You can always go back to Europe and include it in a northernly-centered trip.

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I think it's a lot to do in such few days, especially when you also consider travelling times. I suppose you could do the friends, see some architecture and go out at night, but I would forget about the natural beauty of the countries. I think your itinerary gives you not much choice except for staying in the cities. Dropping one would give you more time to explore bits of the countries beyond the capital cities. Which one to drop is hard to say. I visited all four, but I guess it depends on your interests and budget (Prague is by far the cheapest of those cities, Stockholm the most expensive).

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4. Re: How many days is enough? How many is too many??

Such a personal choice.

If it were me, and it's not, I would drop 3 of those cities and just keep Amsterdam.

But that's me

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5. Re: How many days is enough? How many is too many??

I'd say drop 2 or 3 cities, go to just 1 or 2, and visit smaller cities or towns in the same country as daytrips (for example from Amsterdam you could visit other cities, or picturesque villages with small old wooden houses, even by bike... Durgerdam, Marken...).

Or start in Amsterdam, travel to Antwerp, Ghent, Bruges (Belgium), then go to Paris. And fly home from Paris.

Travel times between the cities you mention might be 'only a few hours' by plane but don't forget you'll need time to get to the airport, check in, wait, and get from the next airport into town.

Good luck!

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