So I just found out that one of my bestest friends in the world is going to get married next year in Siena, Italy! I am SO stoked, and less than 24 hours after finding out, I'm already planning my itinerary.
Wanna see what I'm thinking? I thought you might!
The wedding is in late June, on a Monday. The bride and groom are planning on going to Rome for a few days before the wedding, and having people who want to meet up there so that we can all caravan to Siena. So this itinerary is based on that - and the fact that BF and I want to make a great trip of this and go for a solid 2 - 2.5 weeks.
Flying out on a Wednesday night, and arriving in Rome on a Thursday. We're thinking of flying into Rome and flying out of Vienna.
Wednesday: nighttime flight to Rome from LAX
Thursday: arrive in Rome, night in Rome
Friday: Rome, night in Rome
Saturday: Train to Siena, night in Siena
Sunday: Siena (morning trip to San Gimignano if possible), night in Siena
Monday: WEDDING! Night in Siena
Tuesday: Train to Florence, night in Florence
Wednesday: Florence, night in Florence
Thursday: Train to Northern Italy (A friend of mine spent some time working with a family in the Alps, and we want to go visit!), night in the Alps!
Friday: the Alps, night in the Alps
Saturday: Train to Venice, night in Venice
Sunday,: Venice, night in Venice
Monday: Venice, overnight train to Vienna (I have a good friend who lives there!)
Tuesday: Vienna, night in Vienna
Wednesday: Vienna, night in Vienna
Thursday: Vienna, night in Vienna
Friday: Fly home from Vienna, arriving on Friday night
Totals would be:
Rome = 2 nights
Siena = 3 nights
Florence = 2 nights
Alps = 2 nights
Venice = 2 nights
Vienna = 3 nights
Train = 1 night
15 nights, and it's a pretty ambitious plan. But I figure - we're not going to have another chance to go out to Italy for a while, and we might as well make the most of it! What I like about this plan is that it gives us options to change - maybe we'll want to spend a night in Pisa, or something like that. And with this plan, friends can join us for parts of it, and pick and choose what they want to see, too! (I hope, at least...)
Anyone out there have any thoughts on this idea?