Rate/comment on my 16 day Europe itinerary so far, Ill be traveling in March. >day 1: Lisbon

Rate/comment on my 16 day Europe itinerary so far, I’ll be traveling in March.

>day 1: Lisbon
This is so I have an easier time going through customs, I’m Brazilian so speaking Portuguese will be easier. I’ll only stay a full day there so I’ll mostly walk around Praça do Rossio and visit the nearby tourist attractions, and eat some local food.

>day 2-5: Rome
I’ll stay in Rome for 3 full days not counting the day I’ll leave for the next destination. I booked a hotel in Via Gaeta near Roma Termini, I heard some mixed advice about the area around Roma Termini not being safe, are there better places to stay? The hotel looks pretty good and most importantly is only a 5min walk to Termini, I’m going to catch a train to Venice so I thought it would be good to stay near the station.

I haven’t figured out the whole itinerary in Rome yet but I know that I’m going to eat at Bonci Pizzarium as soon as I arrive, any other recommendations for good pasta and pizza places are welcome. I’ll certainly visit the colosseum, pantheon and trevi fountain. I guess my main goal in Rome is to eat the most authentic Italian food as possible.

>day 6-7: Venice
I’ll arrive in Venice on a Friday and leave on Sunday for Paris by plane. This is more of a romantic getaway with the wife, I actually don’t know what’s there to do in Venice besides riding around on a boat and eating more Italian food.

Also what’s the easiest way to get to the Marco Polo airport from Venice?

Cont.

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >day 8 through 12: Paris
    So for Paris I was thinking of going to the Louvre in the morning, head straight to the Arc de Triomphe and afterwards catch the sunset at the Eiffel Tower all in the same day. How feasible is that? I’ll also spend one full day on Disneyland, but still have 2 more days to fill with things to do. I’ll then catch a train to London.

    >day 12 through 15: London
    3 days in London, don’t really know much about what to do there, I’m staying in a hotel really close to Trafalgar Square, I know I want to visit Borough Market, the London Eye and take some photos near abbey road studios, also visit the Sky Garden. I’m considering doing the Harry Potter Studios Tour as well.

    Day 16 is just the trip back home.

    Also what’s the weather like around these places in March?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >London
      Borough Market is great. British Museum is fantastic, and free to enter. A lot of the big museums are free, but you have to reserve a ticket before going. I can also recommend Camden, it is a really nice part of London. There's a lot of really cozy areas, I'd try to visit those and stay away from the worst concrete/glass jungle downtown.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Paris
      >all in the same day. How feasible is that?
      Thats feasible, those are not far from each other and the Eiffel Tower closes late. Just consider that the Louvre will take you a good part of the day if you want to do it correctly since you wont go there for a while. Also that the Arc de Triomphe is nice to see but wont take much of your time.
      Consider also that taking the elevator at the Eiffel Tower is a scam that is way too expensive and kind of ruins the experience compared to the stairs.
      If you go to Disneyland the newt day you'll have walk a lot of steps over the course of 2 days.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Do your self a favor and do not rush trough the Louvre. Make it two half days as you will get get burned out after a half day max from all the absolute great things that you either can't digest/enjoy the rest or feel like you missed out on so many things.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Paris
      Go to the Louvre early enough to get in in good time. Apart from that you're going to be queueing a good bit at the Arc if you go in the afternoon and the Eiffel Tower I did in the morning with no issues but no doubt the evening is worse. I'd possibly argue Arc then Louvre (buying a ticket in advance) then Eiffel, especially since you can have the former ticked off the list quickly and you have a good while in the latter.
      As for the rest of your time there, I recommend Musée de l'Armée. You could even get Brussels in as a day trip, the Thalys will get you there relatively quickly (albeit 2 hours each way).

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Correction: Paris-Brussels is 1.5 hours each way, so a bit better.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I wouldnt recommend Brussels, I didnt have a great time there

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Alright OP I'll try to give you a bit of advice.

    >I heard some mixed advice about the area around Roma Termini not being safe
    Roma Termini like most large train stations have lots of young men gathering around at night, which makes some people feel unsafe or scared. Unless you are planning on walking around at 2-3am drunk I seriously doubt you'll have any issues. I stayed on the Via Cavour and it is nice being close to the train station when you've got luggage.

    >I’ll certainly visit the colosseum
    You should get a combined ticket for the colosseum and the forum romanum. Reading a book or two about ancient rome wouldn't be a bad idea either, for example Caesar by Adrian Goldsworthy. Seeing the Vatican and especially the vatican museum should be a priority, important to have tickets beforehand. There's also the Capitoline museum, Galleria Borghese and a ton of others. You will not be able to see even a fraction in 3 days. If you are into roman history there's the baths of caracalla and the roman road via appia with lots of roman ruins along it and a huge system of catacombs you can visit.
    I had cacio e pepe at Felice a Testaccio which was great, this part of the city has a lot of good restaurants too which you can research.

    >day 6-7: Venice
    Make sure you stay IN venice, and not on the mainland. The trains stop going quite early, and the mainland part of the city is not very nice (lots of immigrants, broken glass everywhere). You'll get to have the city without all the day-tourists too. The point of Venice is to walk around, but there's a bunch of old palaces turned into museums. If you're into history the arsenal is interesting, and you can see items in the main church that the venetians took when they burned Constantinople to the ground in 1204.
    There's both normal busses and ferries/water-busses to the airport.

    >Paris
    Haven't been, someone else can answer.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Skip Venice major trap. Do Genova instead

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Venice is fabulous if you find where all the Insta thots are and go somewhere else. Get up early and wander around without a real plan and soak up the vibe

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >not making a pit stop in Budapest

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