Would this be a logical order for a trip to Europe? I'm planning on going on a two to three week trip to Western Europe, and I'm starting the planning process now. We plan on staying in Italy the longest, and Portugal the shortest. I was wondering if this would be the most logical order to go about traveling around Europe: 1. Fly from USA to Italy (one of the days would be a ferry trip to Sicily) 2. Take a train from Italy to France 3. Take a train from France to Spain 4. Take a train from Spain to Portugal 5. Take a boat out to Madeira for a day or two, and fly out of Funchal back to the US. Sound like a logical route?
That sounds like a logical progression for your trip. You may find these sites useful for planning the train trips: http://www.fsitaliane.it/homepage_en.html (note that you can take the train to Sicily from the mainland. http://www.seat61.com/ - this site has links to the various national train sites where you can find schedules and prices.