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Me and a couple friends are trying to plan a 4 day trip in Europe (we live near Frankfurt, Germany). So far, the options we have discussed have been Mallorca, Croatia, Barcelona, and few others have been briefly looked at. We are planning to fly Ryanair (trying to keep it on the cheaper side). Train and driving are also options. Any recommendations? We are open to multi city trips, but we would also like to have a considerable amount of time to somewhat familiarize ourselves with the area. If you have had past trips similar to this, I would love to hear how they went! Open to any other cities too, but we are hoping to make it somewhere with a beach. Thanks!!!

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    Eh you have 4 days and you want to see multiple places yet spend time familiarising yourself with the places you visit. That is a bit of a contradiction. Figuring in travelling time you're not going to have a tonne of time left. Personally I would limit myself to one or two destinations e.g You could fly into Carcassone, France with its mock castle which is worth seeing. Then take the train to Toulouse, home of the Airbus, where you can do a tour of its facility or, if you want, to just hang around the city. Then take the train over the Pyrenees to Barcelona, see the city, and fly home.

    Or fly into Dubrovnik, then find out if there are any ferries to Venice though Croatia could easily eat up your 4 days. If you were able to get easily to Venice then you could explore Verona also. Or perhaps combine Croatia wuth Ljubljana in Slovenia by driving up through Croatia through Spilt etc.

    Mallorca/Majorca is an island. If you go there you're pretty much going to be confined to the island. That might be a good thing. See the Caves of Drach and Safari Park, tour the more undeveloped side of the island, enjoy a barbecue and the islands beaches. about 6 years ago

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    I agree with the,previous response. Your question shows little understanding. about 6 years ago

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    Wait a minute, I see! No one could be that clueless. You're kidding, of course. about 6 years ago

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    Hilary, thank you for your response. I will definitely be researching your recommendations further. To clarify, I am looking to do a couple cities OR a single city where I can somewhat familiarize myself with the area (I am aware that both cannot be done on a four day trip). AJF, you are obviously just a troll on this website attempting to make it seem as though you are above the people looking for helpful advice (which is the entire purpose of this being created). It's actually sad that you would prefer to use your time to cut people down than to offer useful advice or recommendations. about 6 years ago

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    Ryan air flys to Porto, Portugal. We went a couple of years ago for Thanksgiving. I think it has every thing you want. Beautiful beaches, interesting things to see and do. You can go to the port caves, Faddo bars, see the tile sided buildings, we found it to be very reasonable cost wise. Where ever you go, you should have fun. about 6 years ago

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    My pleasure Phil

    Re: the French itinerary I mentioned an alternative would be to take the Toulouse-Barcelona train to Latour-de-Carol just before the Spanish border & connect with the tourist train Le Petit Train Jaune (The Little Yellow Train) to double back into France to the coastal city of Perpignan. Ryanair fly from there & also into Carcassonne where you could begin your trip. I'm not sure when in the season the train begins though so you'd need to be sure if its running & get the right train from Toulouse to connect with it because believe you me you do not want to be stuck in Latour de Carol. There's nothing there barr residential homes. It would be worth stopping off enroute to stay in the Pyrenees and catch the train the next day but you wouldn't have time for that on a four day trip.

    Alternatively you could explore the south French coast since Ryanair fly into Marseilles and perhaps still Nice.

    http://www.countrycousins.co.uk/yelltren.htm about 6 years ago

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    Seville near to good beaches mountains and great tapas
    Two nights in the city and two at the beach with stops on the way about 6 years ago

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