I'm bored and getting tired of waiting, so I figured I'd throw my Thanksgiving trip plans up to see if anyone had any thoughts/suggestions, even though there is not much that can be changed at this point other than our plans in Munich.
11/19- Flying out- LCH-IAH-NYC-Heathrow, London
11/20, 8:30 AM - arriving at Heathrow Airport, London
- Taking the underground to a Bed and Breakfast to drop bags and try to fit as much of London in 1 day as we can. Goals- Harrods, Buckingham Palace, Millineum bridge, St. Pauls, a great place for fish and chips, Piccadilly circus, British Museum, ride the London Eye at sunset.
11/21, 9:30 AM - Chunnel to Paris. Drop bags, head to Eiffel Tower for lunch. See what else we can fit in for the rest of the day and next morning. Probably do a Hop on Hop of Bus tour.
11/22, 3:00 PM - Train to Munich
11/23- Pick up day. Pick up is scheduled for 4:30 PM. Our plan is to make it to the Welt around 11:00 and do the factory tour, then spend the rest of the day there until the pickup. (We finally decided that we aren't going to do any driving on this trip, we'll save that for our next ED (in the summer))
11/24,11/25- Just not sure yet. We've had plenty of great suggestions, but I'm just not sure how burnt out we'll be at this point. We might do a day trip to get out of the city (by train), we'll probably just go touring around the city these two days.
11/26, 5:00 PM- Fly to Amsterdam. Staying at one of the in-terminal hotels for the night.
11/27- Flying home. AMS-IAH-LCH
-I spent a summer in London about 10 years ago, but this will be my wife's first trip across the pond. I've never been to Germany.
-Flying into London was based more on using United Miles than anything else. We had 200,000 miles and were pretty hell bent on on getting a first class trip. London was what was available on the short notice (60 days) that we booked the trip on. We did discover that your international fees that you pay are based on which country you fly out of, and it is must cheaper to fly out of Germany than it is to fly out of most other countries.
-Please let me know anymore "Munich" things to do. Most trips I read about involve people getting out of town so they can drive their new ride.
-Just 13 more days! :D
Thats a quick trip to hit so many big cities, but it sounds fun. A little advice on Germany- most everything closes on Sundays (except for some cafes and restaurants). So if you plan on doing any shopping in Munich, do it on Sat.
I've been to Munich a few times and would recommend going to some of the museums there (if museums are your thing). And a day trip to Salzburg is easy to do and possibly something to do on Sun. They have a large castle there thats interesting to visit. Also, the Christmas markets will be open in Austria before Germany (and those are open on Sunday) so it might be worth a visit.
Actually, you should be ok with most of the bigger museums being open on Sunday (including the BMW Museum). Its the stores (both for goods as well as food) that probably won't be open.
I worked in Germany about 10 years ago and have traveled back several times since, and I always factor in the closings on Sunday into my itineraries.
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