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Old 10-07-2017, 06:03 PM
 
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Hi,

I would like to visit Paris and London but would like do a trio trip. Any suggestions on another location to add? Interested in art, food, history, theater and exploring on foot.
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Old 10-07-2017, 06:22 PM
 
Location: North State (California)
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I would pick another city in either the Uk or France.
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Old 10-07-2017, 07:17 PM
 
Location: Niceville, FL
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Amsterdam or Brussels would give you a third country in a reasonably compact footprint. Both also have the kind of urban experience you're looking for. I'd lean toward Amsterdam and do the Eurostar for one of the between cities routes for that particular experience.

Cologne, Germany might also be a reasonable third depending on plane and train schedules.
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Old 10-07-2017, 08:50 PM
 
Location: Middle of the Pacific Ocean
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Good thing is that you have a lot of cheap, international, close options via budget European airlines to choose from. I did London, Oxford, and Oslo in a week in 2015 via Norwegian Airlines and the bus.
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Old 10-07-2017, 11:37 PM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD
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As others have said, you have several options with the availability of high speed trains and low cost carriers. I'm also a fan of both Amsterdam and Brussels but you could even consider Rome as an option. I would also recommend using a site like rome2rio, to help you figure out the best way to get to each location. If you have a relatively equal choice, I would recommend trains over flying.
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Old 10-08-2017, 07:47 AM
 
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As others have said, you have several options with the availability of high speed trains and low cost carriers. I'm also a fan of both Amsterdam and Brussels but you could even consider Rome as an option. I would also recommend using a site like rome2rio, to help you figure out the best way to get to each location. If you have a relatively equal choice, I would recommend trains over flying.
I think Amsterdam or Rome would be a good choice. I can't speak about Brussels as I have never been there.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:36 AM
 
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Why restrict yourself to major cities? Get a rental car and visit the Loire valley or Normandy, for example. Or, take the TGV to Strasbourg, a beautiful mid-sized city.

Personally, I find major cities have a certain sameness everywhere. Guess there's only so many ways to build a city. The differences lie in the countryside and smaller cities. Yes, there are exceptions, but they're rapidly disappearing. Take Beijing. On my first visit in 2006, the hutongs were fascinating. Visiting twice in the past few years, They were almost completely gone, replaced by high-rises just like you'd find anywhere else. (yes, the Forbidden City and my favorite, Garden of Heaven, are still there.)
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:43 AM
 
Location: NYC
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While Rome is possibly my favorite place in the world, on a single trip with a proscribed time I would add another location in either of the 2 countries you are going to be in. Since you are visiting 2 of the most interesting & complex cities in the world I actually feel you are doing yourself a disservice by not diving deep & spending more time in either, tons of stuff to do & see.

If you are adamant about flitting around I would suggest going to a second place in country with a specific interest, perhaps historical? Bath, Oxford, the Normandy beaches of D-day, the Loire Valley... or you could get out of the cities & spend a few days in the countryside - the Lake District, a barge tour on a French canal, a wine region. Honestly going to a third country would spoil this trip for me, so much to see in either place.
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Old 10-08-2017, 08:47 AM
 
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I'll be doing Paris, London, and Barcelona in the spring. All accessible by a few hours on the train.
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Old 10-08-2017, 09:19 AM
 
Location: Saint John, IN
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I 2nd Germany!
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