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Old 06-07-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: southwest TN
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You could easily spend 3 weeks seeing London and Ireland. There's just so much to see. We have been putting off our Ireland trip because we want more time. So if this is your ONLY trip across the pond as opposed to your first trip, then just plan on 3 days to see Paris and spend the rest of your time in England/Ireland - and hit up Scotland.
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Old 06-07-2012, 07:56 AM
 
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I think Europe is an all weather tourist spot, where tourists flock year-round. Traveling via train would offer you an opportunity to discover Europe's beauty in a better way. Check out this website for further details: Rail Europe | European train tickets, Eurostar and InterRail passes
If you mean there are always places you can find to enjoy, no matter what the time of year, yes, but I would NOT describe most of Europe as all-weather where tourists flock year-found. Ever been to the UK in the winter? Spain in the summer? I lived in Brussels for two years. Lovely place, but cold and dreary in the winter. Sure, you can find skiing places in the winter, and even great Xmas locations, but there are many places I've be very picky about when I'd go. Trains are good. They can be expensive, but they are generally a very good way to travel. Lots of cutrate airlines now, but their reliability and service can vary widely.
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Old 09-09-2012, 03:47 PM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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If you mean there are always places you can find to enjoy, no matter what the time of year, yes, but I would NOT describe most of Europe as all-weather where tourists flock year-found. Ever been to the UK in the winter? Spain in the summer? I lived in Brussels for two years. Lovely place, but cold and dreary in the winter. Sure, you can find skiing places in the winter, and even great Xmas locations, but there are many places I've be very picky about when I'd go. Trains are good. They can be expensive, but they are generally a very good way to travel. Lots of cutrate airlines now, but their reliability and service can vary widely.
UK in the winter? Yes. Along with Germany, Switzerland, Austria, et al in the winter too. I almost always travel to Europe in the off season, on purpose. Why? Cheaper and less crowded EVERYTHING. Go to Rome in July. Hot, almost too hot, and THOUSANDS of people there. Go to Rome in February. Cool and hardly anyone there. In February I went to the top of the Vatican. Didn't wait at all in line. July? Took me all day to get through the line.

Weather is relative. Its cold? Put on a jacket. It rains? Get an umbrella. Cold and dreary to you can "suck." Too me, and alot of others, its a wonderful time of the year.
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Old 09-09-2012, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Harbor Springs, Michigan
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Just a note, If you were to make Dublin your last stop the airport has its own US customs point which makes arriving home in the US so much easier as you are already pre-cleared so only have to pick up any checked baggage and go.

Don't know where in the US you are located but check into Condor airlines they fly from various US and Canadian cities to Europe (they are based in Germany) Travelling around Europe/UK I would definitely look into Ryanair, Easyjet or one of the European budget airlines.
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Old 09-10-2012, 06:35 AM
 
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if you are visiting germany - dont spend too much time in munich. It is a nice city. Yes, and a trip worth, but there are so many nice places around you should see...
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Old 09-10-2012, 12:26 PM
 
Location: Sudcaroland
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That being said--maybe I will just narrow it down to Ireland, London, Paris and Germany. Out of the four--I would have three weeks total during the trip, which of those should i definitely do instead of the others? I REALLY want to hit up Ireland.
Geographically speaking, Ireland, England and France are the closest. It's easy to travel to/from Paris to/from London by train.
Avoid traveling there in winter if you want to avoid rain and cold.
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