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>I am basically thinking to Visit Italy, France , Switzerland and Vienna(optional). I am more interested in landscape, food, history and am all prepared travel by any mode of transport depends on situation and convenience (thanks heaps for the bus other details ). Well I would need you help in case of budget as I am targeting around 5000 to 7000 AUD but not sure if that is enough<
Italy and Austria
use the euro. At the time of writing this, 5000-7000 AUD is roughly 3100 - 4400 euro. Switzerland
uses Swiss francs (and is a very expensive country) and the equivalent is roughly 5600 - 7899CHF. If that doesn't include airfare it's a decent amount but if it includes airfare it'll be a lot tighter. To plan, you could use a very
rough average of 65 euro per night for 2-3* hotels (more in Switzerland) but I'd recommend you use the reliable and long-established www.booking.com
to get a more reliable idea. It lists almost all European hotels, has excellent mapping and..most importantly for me (I've used it several times a year for 10+ years)....reviews can only be posted by those who have booked through the site and completed heir stay.B. Itinerary
If you can afford an open-jaw trip (i.e. flying into one place and out of another) that makes things much easier. Alternatively, think of flying into and out of London
(or maybe Frankfurt or Amsterdam) and then using budget airlines as described above for an open-jaw trip. C. Bases1. Rome
. Allow a bare minimum of 3 full days
to explore the city. Add an extra day/days if you want to visit Tivoli
or Ostia Antica
(the ancient port of Rome...a sort of mini-Pompeii). You could even take the high-speed train to Naples
and make a daytrip to visit Pompeii
Doing that is perfectly feasible. See below for links to Italian train info.2.
High-speed train to Florence
. Again, a minimum of 3 full days
. To save time book your Uffizi
etc tickets online in advance using the official
Make sure you take the ordinary bus up to Fiesole
for Etruscan ruins and fantastic views. Add an extra day or two, using the bus for a daytrip to stunning Siena
and the train for a roundtrip daytrip to lovely Lucca
and then Pisa.
High-speed train to Venice
, which is very
is cheaper option and very easy to get into historical Venice by bus (15 mins) or train (210 mins). Allow two full days to explore Venice, with an extra day or two if you want to visit the lagoon islands (e.g. Burano
) or Verona.
High-speed train to Milan
. One full day is enough but use it as a base for train to Como.
Wander the town and take a ferry trip around some of Lake Como
, stopping off at a couple of lakeside settlements.
Official English site for Italian trains, including high-speed trains: https://www.trenitalia.com/tcom-en
Another company also runs high-speed train on some routes: https://www.italotreno.it/en
Trains are safe and comfortable. There are very good advance online discount fares for high-speed trains and it's well worth taking advantage of those.5.
by train. Use the bahn.com site I linked below to find train times and details then use the official Swiss site for trains in and from Switzerland: https://www.sbb.ch/en/home.html
I don't know Switzerland well (too expensive!) but suggest you use Zurich
as at least one of your bases for a couple of days, including taking the train up Mount Uetliberg
and day spent taking the trip across the lake to Rapperswil
, returning by train. Add an extra day for a daytrip by train to lovely Lucerne 6. Vienna
is a long way from Switzerland by train so, if you're keen to visit, it's best to get a budget flight. One full day in Vienna would be enough for me though you might prefer two (especially if you want to see the horses). Add an extra day to make a daytrip by fast boat (or train) to Bratislava
Hope that helps to give you a bit more info for your planning. :-)
Do ask more questions as and when you need to. Best to post brand-new questions rather than add even more to this long thread!