If you’ve been to London before, you know that 3 days is just NOT enough to see everything. Unfortunately, that was all the time we had on this trip, as we were there for a wedding and on to other countries after, so we decided to squeeze in as much as we could in 3 short days. If this is your first time to London, we definitely recommend staying longer, but if like us, 3 days is all you have, consider this itinerary for a nice variety of activities.
Germany has a ton to offer – from history to charm to beer and pretzels – what’s not to like? We wanted an itinerary that encompassed all of this, but as usual, we were short on time and money. We did our best to squeeze in as much as we could into this roughly one week itinerary and it was perfect! Keep on reading to discover the best of Germany!
In the summer of 2012, I traveled with 3 of my best girlfriends to the amazing country of Greece! When planning our vacation to Greece, it seemed like a monumental task. There are over 6,000 islands and 227 of them are inhabited! Should we rent a car? Should we book a cruise? Which islands should we go to? We had a lot to figure out. After some extensive research, we decided to enlist the help of ATB Holidays to assist us in planning the trip of a lifetime!
So you’re planning a short trip to the “City of Love?” Paris has an unlimited amount of amazing things to do, see, and eat! But with only a few days to spend here, it’s important to plan your trip carefully so you see as much as you can without burning out!
Cinque Terre, or five towns, is the name given to the collective group of fishing villages located along the coast of the Italian Riviera. Although there isn’t a lot here in terms of “famous sights to see”, Cinque Terre itself is the main attraction! The area is meant to be enjoyed leisurely, while hopping from one village to the next. It’s famous for the hiking trails that connect the villages with each other, or you can take the ferry or train that connects the towns. Savor the pasta, pesto, focaccia, and gelato or spend your day basking in the sun next to the crystal clear, blue sea.
Venice is like a living piece of art floating on water! It’s a labyrinth of streets, narrow alleyways, and with no roads or cars you must navigate it on foot! It’s a romantic getaway for some, but with increased tourism over the last several years, you can easily fall into many tourist traps with over-priced dining and shopping. I’m not saying you shouldn’t come to Venice, I’ve loved both of my visits here, but if you’re planning a trip, you should be prepared in advance with some tips and tricks on how to have a fabulous trip and feel like a local, while sticking to a budget!
Iceland wasn’t really on my radar of possible destinations until one day out of the blue, my brother messaged me with, “Hey, cheap flights to Iceland in January. Wanna go?” It was the end of December, I had never traveled with him before, and nothing was booked, but I decided to go for it. It ended up being one of the best decisions I’ve ever made!
Croatia has been on our bucket list for some time, but we didn’t realize how much cheaper it would be if we flew to Milan first (note: your mileage may vary depending on flight prices at the time of booking). This itinerary starts with 4 days in Italy, making Milan our home-base and taking day trips, and then heads over to Croatia for the remainder of the trip.
The romantic city of Venice, built on over 100 islands, is one of Italy’s must-see locations. Unfortunately, the city is sinking, and as sea levels rise, flooding is becoming more and more commonplace. Many believe that Venice will one day be entirely underwater, so we encourage you to go visit while you still have the chance!
Cinque Terre, or five towns, is the name given to the collective group of fishing villages located along the coast of the Italian Riviera. With blue waters and colorful houses, this destination should not be missed! While staying longer is definitely an option, I only had one day to work this into my itinerary, so I did my best!