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Monday, July 21, 2014

My 40 days Europe Trip Itinerary 2014

Maybe I will elaborate more if I have the time in the future.. =P
For the time being, below is the rough self plan / DIY itinerary for my Europe trip.
Hope the below can help YOU if you are planning a backpacking europe trip. (It's not really backpacking trip as I leave my baggages in the apartments! Hehehe).



Accomodation (for 3 pax)
London - Friend's place.
Barcelona - via Airbnb - David's apartment here.
Paris - via Airbnb - Eric's apartment here.
Amsterdam - via Airbnb -Jacques-Yves' apartment here.
Prague - via Airbnb - Petra's apartment here.
Vienna - via Airbnb - Raoul's apartment here.
Hallstatt -  via Hallstatt's tourism website - Johann Höll apartment here.
Salzburg - via Airbnb - Marion & Walter's apartment here.
Munich - via Airbnb - R.A.'s apartment here.
Switzerland - Friend's place.
Venice - via Airbnb - Virginia's apartment here.
Florence - via Airbnb - Alain & Irene's apartment here.
Rome - via Airbnb - Fabio's apartment here.


Travelling from city to city (per pax)
(i use www.seat61.com as a guideline to purchase early-bird discounted fairs for trains)

London to Barcelona (Gatwick to Barcelona–El Prat) - Flight ~~ British Airways - GBP50.77
Barcelona to Paris (Barcelona-El Prat to Paris Charles de Gaulle) - Flight ~~ EasyJet - EUR66.97 (including 20kg check-in luggage)
Paris - Amsterdam (Paris Nord to Amsterdam Centraal) - Train ~~ Thalys - EUR50.00
Amsterdam to Prague (Schiphol to Václav Havel) - Flight ~~ EasyJet - EUR59.83 (including 20kg check-in luggage)
Prague to Vienna (Praha hl.n to Wien Meidling) - Train ~~ Czech - CZK532.00
Vienna to Hallstatt (Wien Westbahnhof to Hallstatt...via Attnang Puchheim) - Train ~~ Oebb - EUR19.00
Hallstatt to Salzburg (Hallstatt to Salzburg Hbf...via Attnang Puchheim) - Train ~~ Oebb - EUR25.10
Salzburg to Munich (Salzburg Hbf to München Hbf) - Train ~~ Bahn - EUR13.00 
Munich to Switzerland (München Hbf to Zürich HB) - Train ~~ Bahn - EUR49.00
Switzerland to Milan (Zofingen Bahnhof to Milano Centrale...via Luzern) - Train ~~ Sbb - CHF46.00
Milan to Venice (Milano Centrale to Venezia S. Lucia) - Train ~~ Trenitalia - EUR19.00
Venice to Florence (Venezia S. Lucia to Firenze S. M. Novella) - Train ~~ Trenitalia - EUR19.00
Florence to Rome (Firenze S. M. Novella to Roma Termini) - Train ~~ Trenitalia - EUR19.00


Daily Itinerary
(hope I remember them correctly... some days have less places as we have to make-do with the bad weathers, too tired, etc.)


Day 1 - London
- Arrived in London (JETLAG!)
- Tower of London
- Tower Bridge
- St Paul's Cathedral

Day 2 - London
- Borough Market
- King's Cross St. Pancras Station (Harry Potter's Platform 9 ¾)
- Trafalgar Square
- Buckingham Palace
- Westminster Abbey
- Palace of Westminster & Big Ben
- London Eye
- Watch "Wicked" musical in Apollo Victoria Theatre
- Back to London Eye / Big Big / Palace of Westminster for night view

Day 3 - London
- Walk around neighbourhood in Barkingside
- Chinatown (including M&M's World)

Day 4 - London
- One day tour for Windsor Castle / Stonehenge / Bath by Golden Tours.

Day 5 - London
- Palace of Westminster & Big Ben (again!)
- Warner Bros Harry Potter Studio Tour (train from King's Cross Railway Station to Watford Junction Railway Station)
- Chinatown
- Watch "Les Misérables" in Queen's Theatre

Day 6 -London to Barcelona
- Travelling day 
- Rest & Relax

Day 7 - Barcelona
- Park Güell
- Casa Milà
- Casa Batlló
- Palau de la Música Catalana
- Barcelona Cathedral (Cathedral of the Holy Cross and Saint Eulalia)

Day 8 - Barcelona
- Sagrada Familia
- Magic Fountain of Montjuïc

Day 9 - Barcelona to Paris
- Travelling day
- Champ de Mars (Picnic by Eiffel Tower)
- Eiffel Tower (up the tower for sunset & night view) 

Day 10 - Paris
- Eiffel Tower
- Jardin du Luxembourg (Luxembourg Gardens)
- Pantheon
- Shakespeare & Co. Bookstore
- Notre Dam
- Pont des Arts (Love lock / Lover's bridge)
- Louvre Museum
- Palais Garnier
- Moulin Rouge! Theatre
- Basilica of the Sacré Cœur 

Day 11 - Paris
- Palace of Versailles 
- Arc de Triomphe
- Champs-Élysées street

Day 12 - Paris
- Disneyland

Day 13 - Paris to Amsterdam
- Travelling day
- Vondelpark (picnic)
- "I AMsterdam" in Vondelpark

Day 14 - Amsterdam 
- New Europe Sandemans Free Tour - website here.
- Zaanse Schans for windmill (train from Amsterdam Centraal to Koog-Zaandijk railway station)
- Walk around Amsterdam

Day 15 - Amsterdam to Prague 
- Walk around neighbourhood in Amsterdam
- Travelling day (evening)

Day 16 - Prague 
- Mala Strana street 
- Charles Bridge
- Karlova street
- Astronomical Clock
- New Europe Sandemans Free Tour - website here. (we quit halfway though)
- Walk around Old Town
- Church of Our Lady before Tyn
- John Lennon Wall
- Church of our Lady Victorious
- St. Nicholas Church

Day 17 - Prague
- Prague Castle
- St. Vitus Cathedral
- The Dancing House
- Charles Bridge
- Walk around Old Town

Day 18 - Prague to Vienna
- Travelling day
- Belvedere Palace

Day 19 - Vienna
- Schonbrunn Palace
- Gloriette
- Stadtpark (statue of Johann Strauss)
- St. Stephen's Cathedral
- Burggarten (statue of Mozart)
- Wiener Staatsoper
- Albertina
- Library
- Hoftburg (Imperial Palace)
- Kunst Haus Wien (colourful house) a very big dissapointment.. just skip this!

Day 20 - Vienna
- Naschmarkt

Day 21 - Vienna to Hallstatt
- Travelling day
- Salt Mine Tour
- Walk around Hallstatt

Day 22 - Hallstatt to Salzburg
- Walk around Hallstatt  
- Travelling day 
- Mirabellgarten (The Sound of Music's do-re-mi steps & fountain)
- Getreidegasse street (Mozart's place of birth)
- Residenzbrunner Fountain (The Sound of Music's fountain)

Day 23 - Salzburg
- Getreidegasse street
- Hohensalzburg Fortress
- St Peter's Cathedral & Cemetery

Day 24 - Salzburg to Munich
- Travelling day

Day 25 - Munich
- New Europe Sandemans Free Tour - website here.
- Hofbrauhaus Beer Hall 
- Asamkirche (St. Johann Nepomuk)

Day 26 - Munich
- Neuschwanstein Castle (train from München Hbf to Füssen train station then take Bus 73 or Bus 78 to Hohenschwangau)
- Walk around Marienplatz

Day 27 - Munich to Switzerland
- Travelling day
- BBQ with friends

Day 28 - Switzerland
- Kapellbrucke (Chapel Bridge)
- Zunfthausrestaurant Pfistern
- Hofkirche (Church of St. Leodegar)
- Lion's Monument
- Walk around Lucerne

Day 29 - Switzerland
- Jungfraujork (Highest mountain in Europe) via Kleine Scheidegg
- Grindelwald

Day 30 - Switzerland to Venice
- Travelling day
- Palazzo Grassi
- Walk around Venice

Day 31 - Venice
- St. Mark's Square & Basilica
- Doge's Palace
- Rialto Bridge & Market
- Bridge of Sigh
- Walk around Venice 
- Liberia Acqua Alta
- Santa Maria della Salute

Day 32 - Venice to Florence
- Travelling day
- Il Duomo di Firenze (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore)
- Palazzo Vecchio
- Ponte Vecchio (old bridge)

Day 33 - Florence
- Leaning Tower of Pisa (train from Firenze S. M. Novella to Pisa Centrale)
- Cinque Terre (Manarola & Riomagiorre)  (train from Pisa Centrale to La Spezia, then to any of the five villages of Cinque Terre)

Day 34 - Florence
- Giotto’s Campanile (bell tower)
- Il Duomo di Firenze (Basilica di Santa Maria del Fiore)
- The Baptistery of San Giovanni
- Crypt of Santa Reparata
- Walk around Florence 

Day 35 - Florence to Rome
- Travelling day
- Campo de' Fiori
- Piazza Argentina
- Pantheon
- Spanish Steps  
- Trevi Fountain 

Day 36 - Rome
- Roman Forum
- Palatine Hill

Day 37 - Rome & Vatican City
- Vatican City (Vatican Museums and St. Peter's Square & Basilica)
- Colloseum

Day 38 - Rome
- Castel Sant' Angelo (Castle of the Holy Angel)
- Ponte Sant' Angelo (bridge)
- St Peter's Square
- Night market along Fiume Tevere River

Day 39 - Rome to Penang
- Travelling day

Day 40 - Penang
- Home Sweet Home





2 comments:

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