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Where to visit for a weekend?

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I have some options of where I could visit for a weekend during my study abroad.
3 years ago, August 2nd 2010 No: 1 Msg: #116942  
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I'm going to be studying abroad in Rome this fall and I'm still debating on where I should fill my last weekend-travel spots with. I'm already going to the Almafi Coast for a weekend in early September as well as Florence in November. I then booked Oktoberfest in Munich for the end of September. I want to go on either 1 or 2 more trips around Europe. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know where and why (keep in mind I'm a college student).

You can pick anywhere that personally interests you because it might open my eyes to it but as of now these are the locations that have my attention:

- London
- Amsterdam
- Barcelona
- Greece
- Interlaken, Switzerland

If I have to pick just 1 then I'm leaning toward Amsterdam and if I could pick 2 then I'm leaning toward Amsterdam and Barcelona..but please, tell me what you think! Reply to this

3 years ago, August 3rd 2010 No: 2 Msg: #116963  
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All the places you mention are definitely worth visiting but if I were you I would think of the weather at the time of year you are planning to travel. If it is November or later it is rather depressing in north Europe and beautiful Interlaken may be rainy and foggy so you won't see anything. Even the Mediterranean area may be rainy in late fall, but the chances are higher you will have some nice sunny days. Therefore Barcelona or Greece are good options, as you are going only for a weekend Athens is the number one place to visit, it will not be a good time for beaches and swimming but great for walking, museums, outdoor cafes etc. In either city you will have plenty to see and do during a weekend and they are if not cheap at least not expensive. You could also think of Istanbul for something really different, also an interesting and vibrant city, and quite cheap.
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