Posted 10 years ago
I have a business conference for the first week of Feb next year in Amsterdam. I'm taking off the remainder of the month to travel through neighboring countries. I feel like i need to zero in on where and what to experience during that time.
A bit of a background:
Relaxed solo traveler--I tend to go with the flow
Prefer to avoid countries experiencing major conflicts
Love local scenes
Not afraid of the cold as long as there are pubs nearby
Love trains but I am willing to take a flight here or there depending on the experience
My initial (basic) route:
After the conference wraps up, I was going to make my way down to Germany, around the Black Forest region. I'd like to be able to see a few castles. Maybe spend some time in smaller towns. Was then going to head on to Switzerland but I have no idea where to go. I love chocolate and skiing though so I'm wide open there. From there, I was going to head to Venice for the Carnival festival and then on to Florence.
I'm looking for any ideas to refine this thinking or include some other cities--I'm trying to combine a bit of small and big city experiences.
Thanks in advance!