Over 3 years ago, my sister and I found ourselves in Europe for the very first time. This was our itinerary.
Looking back on it now, I don’t think I would change anything! We did spend too little time in Nice — just enough to catch the breathtaking view (no, really: it made me literally hold my breath for a few seconds) from the Promenade des Anglais and take a quick walk through the Cours Saleya flower and fruit market. In fact, I would stay longer in all of these places given half a chance.
My favorite moments from our trip:
- My first sight of the Eiffel Tower and walking along the River Seine in Paris
- Seeing the Colosseum in Rome
- Just walking around Venice (or seeing it from the sea, in the comfort of a vaporetto seat, when our feet started to complain)
- Taking the ferry from Marseille to the Frioul islands
- Meeting different people with different lives — Sophie, the wine buyer; Gentiane, the French doctor; the old man on the train who couldn’t speak English but managed to convey acceptance and friendship
A friend asked me for details of my two previous trips to Europe, so I’ll be writing about that for a while. Please feel free to chime in with reviews, tips, or anything else you can think of that would be good for a traveler to know. I hope all of you reading this are having a good day! 🙂
10 days in Europe: A sample itinerary for France and Italy
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Woah that sounds really cool! But would it not have been easier Rome – Nice without going all the back to Paris though? But it definitely makes me want to go as well on the same route! I would LOVE to see Italy!!!
You should! I want to go back too. 🙂 We did consider going the Rome – Milan – Ventimiglia – Nice route, but it would have taken nearly all day, so we eventually chose to go on the Rome-Paris and Paris-Nice sleeper trains to save time (and money on hotels).
Cool graph! I wouldn’t repeat your feats though – too many time on trains and too little time per destination for my taste.
Definitely too little time! We only had 10 days, though, and with airfare usually around 900 euros (for context, nearly 150x the monthly minimum wage in Cebu) we didn’t know when we’d be able to go back, so we thought we’d see a little bit of everything.
Good plan! It will help for my Europe planning hopefully this year 🙂
Yay! Happy travels! 🙂