4 Countries in 18 Days
NOTE: A link to a video done by a casual VT member. He posted in a forum question and since it might be deleted I've asked if I can post the link here. The Video is entitled "Around the World in Six Minutes"
So at the end of 2011 I had 80,000 American Airlines points so it was time to plan another trip to Europe. Looked at the dates and times and was able to secure 2 round trip tickets to London and back between the period of April 27 and May 15. So with the flights scheduled before the new year it was time to start planning that second trip.
Sue said we needed to get back to Paris and see more of what we hadn't seen the first time around. OK, one destination planned. We both agreed we needed to add Italy and Spain to our agenda this time and since we had to fly in and out of London Heathrow we might as well spend a few days there again as well.
We thought we might get to see a little of the South of France, but that didn't seem to fit in too well with the timeframe we had selected. So the final itinerary was Paris for 4 days, fly to Rome, Rome for 3 days, train to Florence for 1 day, trains to Riomaggiore for 1 day, trains to Stresa, Italy for 3 days, train to Milan and fly to Barcelona for 4 days, fly to London for 2 days and then back home. A combination of some big cities at both ends of the trip and a little more laid back in smaller cities for 4 days in the middle. Worked out to be a nice combination.
Now to work on all those new tips and add all those new pictures.