Thursday, November 11, 2010

Europe Itinerary: Italy only.

While BF, MW, and I are still seriously considering doing both Italy and Ireland next year for our friend's wedding, there's a larger group of us going and most are just going to do the Italy portion.

So, I've been playing with two itineraries for them, based on getting into Rome all at the same time, and ending in Venice and/or Rome.

Itinerary 1:
Wednesday: depart LA for Rome
Thursday: arrive in Rome, evening in Rome
Friday: Rome, evening with the bride!
Saturday: bus to Siena, Siena
Sunday: areas around Siena, San Gimginano, etc.
Monday: Siena, WEDDING!
Tuesday: train to Florence, walking tour of Florence
Wednesday: Florence, museums in the morning, afternoon trip to Pisa
Thursday: train to Venice
Friday: Venice
Saturday: depart Venice for LA (we would depart for Ireland this day)

Itinerary 2:
same as above, except...
Friday: Venice, train to Rome
Saturday: Rome
Sunday: depart Rome for LA

So as you can see, the second trip has an extra night in Italy, and an extra day in Rome.

The budgets are as follows:

Itinerary 1:

Flight: $1,400
Hotels: $675 (9 nights @ $75/night)
Food: $450
Travel: $150 (trains and buses, plus a little extra for the occasional taxi)
TOTAL (per person, based on double occupancy in hotels): $2,675

Itinerary 2:

$2,675 from above, plus:
Travel: $100 for train from Venice to Rome
Hotels: $75
Food: $50
TOTAL (per person, based on double occupancy in hotels): $2,900

Shorty, what do you think? ;-)

1 comment:

Shosh said...

If I don't do Ireland, than I LOVE the 2nd Itinerary. Man, I have to stop looking at this stuff and get back to work. Need the job to pay for the trip. :)