Europe has been on my bucket list for years… and this summer/early fall, it is finally happening!
My mom and I are leaving California on September 19 for a whirlwind of an adventure around Europe. This past (mother-daughter) weekend, we mapped out a rough draft of our itinerary, a 15-night European expedition. Not surprisingly, it was somewhat of a struggle to decide on a route. We both agreed we could stay in one country for two weeks, but seeing as though I’ve never been across the Atlantic, the travel bug inside me is ambitious. Too many places, so little time. We will be in five areas in four different countries. I am already exhausted (and honestly overwhelmed) just thinking about it!
Below are the bare bones of our itinerary. Now here is where we need your help. If you have traveled to any of the following areas/surrounding areas, we would love your recommendations and suggestions for lodging, dining, and activities/sightseeing. From navigating public transportation and finding the flakiest croissant (and creamiest gelato!) to a favorite hostel in the Swiss Alps or farmer’s market in France – we are all ears!
Feel free to email me with your Europe recommendations – thank you in advance!
Paris – 4 nights
Is there anything we should avoid?
Provence/Southern France – 3 nights
What specific cities/towns should we visit? Cute B&B?
Cinque Terre, Italy – 3 nights
Switzerland (Interlaken/Jungfrau Region) – 3 nights
Gondola? Hiking? Hostels?
Stockholm, Sweden – 2 nights
With little time to scope out Stockholm, what should this Swedish American put at the top of her list?
Do you have any big travel plans for 2015?
All of these photos were sourced from Google Images.