- Dec 6, 2010
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Hey gents / SF road warriors, I'm planning to take my family on a vacation to Europe in mid-August this year, and wanted both some general and specific advice on where to go. I've sifted through past travel threads and gathered a great deal of information on them, but still am looking for some more specific advice, if that's acceptable. I'm taking my family (parents and kid sister), so obviously destinations like Amsterdam are largely out of the question. My parents only have enough time to take 8 days out of their schedule, so I'll need to fit the vacation within those constraints. It's my first time to Europe, so I think that the experience will most likely be the most fulfilling if I visit the "big" tourist destinations instead of traveling off the beaten path (Hungary, Czech, Romania, what have you). As such, my first debate is whether I should split up those eight days between two or three countries. France is a must, and Italy is a must, which leaves room for possibly one more (assume that Germany is not an option). Switzerland? Spain? Britain? Austria? Or are France and Italy enough to occupy all eight days for a decent experience? Further-more, I'm looking for a list of what you guys consider must-see locations in France and Italy. Locations followed by a question-mark are those I'd like some advice/opinions on.
TL;DR: 8-day vacation to France and Italy, need some recommendations on locations / cities to visit. Thanks!
- Sacre Coeur
- Eiffel Tower
- Musee d’Orsay
- Notre Dame
- Centre Georges Pompidou
- Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps
- Roman Forum and Palatine Hill
- St. Peter’s Basilica
- Piazza Navona
- Vatican - museums, Sistine Chapel, etc.
- Possible third country?