Europe 2012 Itinerary   Leave a comment

Here is a synopsis of our trip to Europe in 2012; how and when we got to our destinations and where we stayed.  I’ve also added links (in orange) to all my posts and photo pages.  Each link will open in a new window.

Our daughter’s flights to Europe. January 18, 2012

  • Leave St Louis at 11:45 AM, arriving at JFK in New York at 3:17 PM (Air France)
  • Leave JFK at 4:35 PM, arriving in Paris on January 19, 2012 at 6:00 AM (Air France)
  • Leave Paris at 7:45 AM, arriving in Milan at 9:15 AM (Air France)
  • Leave Milan at 10:30 AM, arriving in Catania at 12:15 PM (Air France)
  • Whew!!!  She made all her flights, got through Customs, and never got lost.  I was especially thrilled to read her e-mail that she sent after arriving at school saying that she made it.  Thank you God!

May 4, 2012

  • Leave St Louis at 11:31 AM for Newark, NJ, arriving at 3 PM (United Airlines)
  • Leave Newark, NJ, at 4:59 PM for Norfolk, VA, arriving at 6:31 PM (United Airlines)
  • Lodging – eldest son’s house

May 5, 2012 – May 6, 2012

  • Attend eldest daughter’s graduation in the morning
  • Original schedule – leave Norfolk, VA at 1:51 PM for Newark, NJ, arriving at 3:30 PM.  Leave Newark, NJ, at 5:35 PM for Munich, Germany, arriving at 7:40 AM on May 6, 2012.  Leave Munich, Germany at 9:20 AM, arriving in Catania, Italy at 11:25 AM (United Airlines)
  • Well, that didn’t happen.  Left Norfolk, VA, around 4 PM, arriving in Newark, NJ sometime around 6 PM.  Left Newark, NJ around 7:10 PM, arriving in Dublin, Ireland at 6:55 AM on May 6, 2012.  We didn’t taxi to the gate until 7:05 AM at the earliest.  Hmmm. Left Dublin, Ireland around 7:45 AM, arriving in Catania, Italy around 12:30 PM.  I can’t believe we made it!!!!  (United Airlines/Aer Lingus)
  • Click here to link to post for May 4 – 5, 2012

May 6, 2012 – May 7, 2012

May 8, 2012

  • Leave Catania, Italy at 10:40 AM, arriving in Rome, Italy at 12:05 PM  (Wind Jet)

May 8, 2012 – May 10, 2012

May 11, 2012

  • Leave Rome, Italy at 12:35 PM, arriving in Athens, Greece at 15:35 PM  (easyJet)

May 11, 2012 – May 12, 2012

May 13, 2012

  • Leave Athens via Piraeus, Greece at 10 AM arriving in Hydra, Greece at 11:30 AM (Hellenic Seaways)

May 13, 2012 – May 14, 2012

May 15, 2012

  • Leave Hydra, Greece at 11:35 AM, arriving in Piraeus, Greece at 1:00 PM (Hellenic Seaways)
  • Taxi from Piraeus to Athens Airport
  • Leave Athens at 4:10 PM, arriving in Rome, Italy at 5:15 PM (easyJet)
  • Taxi from Rome airport to Termini Station
  • Leave Termini at 7:15 PM, arriving in Florence, Italy at 8:47 PM (Eurail Pass)

May 15 – May 17, 2012

May 18, 2012

  • Leave Florence, Italy at 10:25 AM, arriving in Venice, Italy at 12:33 PM (Eurail Pass)

May 18 – May 19, 2012

May 20, 2012

  • Leave Venice, Italy at 10:50 AM, arriving in Innsbruck, Austria at 4:32 PM (Eurail Pass)
  • Leave Innsbruck, Austria at 5:06 PM, arriving in Salzburg, Austria at 7:07 PM Eurail Pass)

May 20 – May 21, 2012

May 22, 2012

  • Leave Salzburg, Austria at 9:51 AM, arriving in Munich, Germany at 11:33 AM (Eurail Pass)
  • Leave Munich, Germany at 11:51 AM, arriving in Fussen, Germany at 1:57 PM (Eurail Pass)

May 22 – May 24, 2012

May 25, 2012

  • Leave Fussen, Germany at 12:06 PM, arriving in Munich, Germany at 2:04 PM (Eurail Pass)
  • Leave Munich, Germany at 2:50 PM, arriving in Frankfurt, Germany at 6:04 PM Eurail Pass)
  • Lodging – Hotel Hamburger Hof
  • Click here to link to post for May 25, 2012

May 26, 2012

  • Our daughter’s flight was scheduled to leave Frankfurt, Germany at 12:05 PM, arriving at JFK in New York at 3:00 PM, then leave JFK at 4:35 PM, arriving in St Louis at 6:38 PM.  However, that didn’t happen.  Her flight from Frankfurt was delayed (like ours) about one hour.  She arrived at JFK at approximately the scheduled time, but her flight to St Louis was delayed two hours.  She left JFK at approximately 6:30 PM, arriving in St Louis at 8:30 PM (Air France).  Well, if her air flights had to be messed up, I’m glad it happened when she returned home, not going to Europe.
  • Our flight (husband, son, me) scheduled to leave Frankfurt, Germany at 11:00 AM, arriving in Washington, DC at 2:04 PM.  Leave Washington, DC at 4:55 PM, arriving in St Louis, MO at 6:11 PM (United Airlines).  Our flight from Frankfurt was delayed, but we made up an hour, arriving in Washington, DC an hour before our scheduled time.  We were able to hop on an earlier flight, arriving in St Louis slightly after 4:30 PM.  The temperature in St Louis was over 100 degrees.  Lucky us.
  • All of us home, including the return of our daughter, at 9:15 PM
  • Click here to link to post for May 26, 2012
  • Click here to link to post for P.S. – Parting Thoughts

Posted March 30, 2013 by turtleshell1

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