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Use the mass transit systems in Europe, it's the easiest way to get around. I'd probably honestly pass on doing too many things like museums/zoos/etc. These become largely "samey" after a while, but if you can visit palaces and historical monuments I'd go for that.

Check out the Sex Museum in Amsterdam, that's good for some fun. Hell, check out one of the ladies in Amsterdam too, lol. Boat tour on the Sienne river in Paris is something I'd reccomend, really enjoyed that. Even though it's touristy, Eiffel Tower is worth seeing, I'd reccomend going a little bit before sunset, so you can see it in the day and then also at night when the lights come on. In London check out the Tower of London and London Bridge, there's a ton to see there.

You like are going to hit a wall of exhaustion at some point your trip, that's ok.

Take lots of photos, not so much of the tourist attractions themselves, but of you and your buddies. You will appreciate those photos later on. 



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Luke888 said:
Barozi said:

I was very satisfied with the Italian train service when I used it last year.

went from Milan to Turin, Rome to Florence, Florence to Pisa, Pisa to Florence, Florence to Venice, Venice to Bologna, Bologna to Rimini, Rimini to Bologna

all trains were pretty much on time.

did you travel with Freccia Rossa or Italo ? Those are the main high speed lines but they are more expensive which isn't the best for a group of friends

Mostly Freccia Rossa, Intercity once and the rest were regional trains. Never heard about Italo before honestly.

They were very affordable and quick. Certainly cheaper than Deutsche Bahn.

Milan - Turin : Freccia Rossa 14€ per person
Rome - Florence : Freccia Rossa 22€ per person
Florence - Pisa : Regional train 8.40€ per person
Florence - Venice : Intercity 28.50€ per person
Venice - Bologna : Freccia Rossa 19€ per person
Bologna - Rimini: Regional train 9.50€ per person

In Germany the lowest fare for the high speed train is 19€, but most of the time you can't find anything below 29€.



You're cutting it very close with Bran on the 31st and then Rome on the 1st of November...I don't know where you have your flight from, but it'll probably be a really sustained sprint for you.

If you land in Bucharest - most likely -, you'll be about 4 hours away from Bran Castle, by car. To be fair, you'll probably have some time to walk around Brasov and then go to Bran. I recommend eating and partying in Brasov, as well as accomodations. Since you're there and if you'd like something a bit more spectacular to see by comparison to Bran, you could take a train / car to Sinaia and see Peles Castle, or to Sighisoara, all of which should be manageable in a day.



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JinxRake said:
You're cutting it very close with Bran on the 31st and then Rome on the 1st of November...I don't know where you have your flight from, but it'll probably be a really sustained sprint for you.

If you land in Bucharest - most likely -, you'll be about 4 hours away from Bran Castle, by car. To be fair, you'll probably have some time to walk around Brasov and then go to Bran. I recommend eating and partying in Brasov, as well as accomodations. Since you're there and if you'd like something a bit more spectacular to see by comparison to Bran, you could take a train / car to Sinaia and see Peles Castle, or to Sighisoara, all of which should be manageable in a day.

Yeah we rented a car for Romania. I think Our flight out is at noon on teh 1st of November in Bucharest. So, we basically have 2 days in Romania, and Peles looks awesome too. I think we can make a stop in sighisoara as well.



Errorist76 said:

Nice list. If you want bars and clubs you should add Berlin to your list ;)

Yeah we really wanted to but there's just not enough time T_T

Turkish said:

It hurts looking at that list, all that travelling and moving around so fast in such a short time, damn.

Yeah, I get bored very easily though. Like some others said, at a point it's all the same stuff just in different countries.

SvennoJ said:

In Amsterdam stop by here to get some fries. I used to get them for lunch whenever I could, best fries in the world
https://www.tripadvisor.ca/ShowUserReviews-g188590-d1935384-r150171595-Vlaams_Friteshuis_Vleminckx-Amsterdam_North_Holland_Province.html

I am making a note of this, thanks!



SuperNova said:

Dude you're rushing it. From your list I gather that you're probably not much into hiking, taking the scenic route, gorgeous landscapes and rural towns and villages (God, you find the BEST fucking bread in little french and spanish villages. They usually still have a genuine baker with a fucking wood fired oven.), so you'll probably be fine with your pace but you're cutting out the best part imo. Also since most of your vacation will be spent on planes probably, be prepared to be exhausted and tired a lot of the time.

As fas as recommendations go, you have a tight schedule so it would be good to know what you're interested in. Is it just nightlife? Or are you interested in landmarks and cultural stuff too?

Paris alone can easily be a week long trip, if you even want to get close to seeing all the worthwhile stuff and have a chance to really dive into the nightlife.
A day stop in paris is only fine if you're spending three weeks in the country and have been there before imo. You need about a day for versaille, same for the Louvre, while half a day will do for the Eiffel Tower (I'd actually recommend doing it right before dusk, you get to see the city by last daylight get to watch the sunset and the gorgeou city by night), At that point you haven't even seen the catacombs or champs elisees or any of the city really, or had delicious macarons and ice cream.

We pretty much only want to see versailles and the eiffel tower. Plus we'll be staying with friends so they can show us some spots. The main thing I want to see though is the Parisian catacombs.

Also, we are going to be doing a bunch of hiking too.



Peh said:

Stay away from people trying to sell you stuff on the streets. I've noticed these people in italy and france. They don't exist in germany, though.

 

And wtf? No Berlin? The future capital of Europe :P

haha I know. But I'm going again next summer, for iceland, scotland, and germany.



Dallinor said:

Those are some quick stops in a lot of locations. Will probably be tiring, but exhilarating moving around so much.

Your first stop is Dublin. You'll be there for a Thursday and Friday. Things to see- well take a walk around the city for one, provided it's not pissing rain. It's not that big, and you can see a lot of it just walking. Go from Stephens Green to O'Connell street or vice versa) and wander through side streets that peak your interest and explore Temple bar. Go to the Guinness storehouse, see how the famous brew is made and taste a pint. If you're interested in history, the Irish Emigration Museum, Trinity College-Book of Kells, or Kilmainham Gaol will paint a good picture of our past.

Thursday will be quiet in some places, busier in others. Friday will be busy everywhere. It depends what type of scene you like, but South William Street has an eclectic mix of venues (try South William Bar or Pygmalion). Temple Bar is full of tourists, but also quite good as it has a mix of different traditonal and modern bars, also a gay club called The George. I'd recommend moving to a few different locations throughout the night to find a spot you like, as everything is pretty much within walking distance. I've always found the best nights in Dublin to be when you only have a vague plan, and let the night take you where it goes. Some of the bigger clubs are on Harcourt Street, next to Stephens Green, but they tend to be a younger crowd and a bit wild, again it really depends what you're looking for. 

Thanks, yeah, I've heard temple bar was a good area. And we're definitely going to trinity college. We figure we're going to be doing a lot of wandering around and bar hopping in dublin.