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smithjp22
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Posted 8 years ago

Myself, and 4 other friends are planning a trip from August to September 2013, and have a route proposed. The route we are looking at is rather long, but it seems plausible on paper, but wether its possible is what we are looking to find out. The route is as follows:

Fly from London to Rome.
Rome > Florence > Bologna > Milan > Venice > Ljubljana > Zagreb > Budapest > Bratislava > Vienna > Prague > Krakow > Warsaw > Berlin > Amsterdam.

Bologna, Milan and Warsaw are the ones we would happily skip out due to wasting time, but they fit in the route perfectly. Bologna and Milan are only 1-3 hour trains from Florence and Venice respectively.

We were also thinking to start our InterRail passes from Venice, and pay for the journey from Rome>Venice. Giving us a longer trip, without costing too much. With there being a possible total of 14 cities in the trip, that works out as ~2 days per city (obviously it won't work out like that), but thats a basic structure.

On a 28-30 day trip, would this be too much travelling to have a decent time in each city, and the total amount of train journeying from Rome-Amsterdam is 50 hours (give or take).

Any feedback is welcomed, as we are all new to InterRailing.

Jake

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andrewtrain
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replied 8 years ago

Hi, 30 days should be enough for 2/3 days per city. Personally, i'd skip Milan (not worth at all), make Bologna a day trip from Florence, and Bratislava (1 day should be enough) a day trip from Vienna. As for time in each city i'd do it like this:
Rome - 3 days
Florence - 2 days
Bologna - 1 day
Venice - 2 days
Ljubliana - 2 days
Zagreb - 2 days
Budapest - 2 days
Vienna - 2 days
Bratislava - 1 day
Prague - 2/3 days
Krakow - 2 days
Warsaw - 2 days
Berlin - 2/3 days
Amsterdam - 2 days

This adds up to 27/29 days. If you decide you still have time i'd consider day trips to: lake Bled (from liubliana) and to Salzburg (from Vienna). Btw, I've never been to Warsaw nor Wroclaw (both in Poland), but I've heard wroclaw it's much prettier than warsaw.

As for the price of the tickets from Rome>Florence>Bologna>Venice plus the 22 ticket, I don't really know if its better/cheaper than the 30 days ticket. Maybe someone else can clarify that.

Hope you enjoy your trip,
ANDREW

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 8 years ago

Hi.
As additional information...
A point to point e-ticket (order and print out at home) for Rome-Venice is available from EUR 45:
[ux]https://rail.shop/trainline[/ux]
If you travel with an Interrail pass, you can do it for free (but then it is a whole day trip) or also high-speed (with reservation fee of EUR 10).
See connections here: [u]https://rail.cc/en/train/rome-to-venice[/u]

[b]Please support railcc:[/b]
- buy your rail passes and tickets here on the recommended website: [ux]https://rail.shop/interrail[/ux]
- add locations of your home-town (bars, nice places, ...)
Thank you! :)

Peter :)

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Flo
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replied 8 years ago

[quote]
A point to point e-ticket (order and print out at home) for Rome-Venice is available from EUR 45:
[ux]https://rail.shop/trainline[/ux]
[/quote]

34€. ;)

For Frecciabianca high speed trains, that is. Travel by IC or regional trains is slower but might be even cheaper.


Flo 8)

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Peter.Freisberg
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replied 8 years ago

Oh ... :os
Thanks for correction! :)