Glad you could join us, and I hope we can help! Krid is right that's a lot of ground to cover in such a short time. Europe is very different from North America - it doesn't seem like a long distance, but there is a HUGE amount of stuff to see in a very short distance. It's like all of the USA was squashed into Oregon - with all the roads retained - it's a vast, complicated, full network, and takes time to appreciate. You could spend a day travelling, stop 10 times to see things, and be only a hundred kays down the road!
If you want to do Italy and Germany /France/Austria - Switzerland is in the way and is a MUST see.
I would strongly recommend more time, 4 or even 6 weeks if you can, and then you'll really enjoy it. It takes a few days to a week to get used to the way they drive, how things work, and then you'll really start to get into it.
A good source of information is Gregory Fraziers book on Europe - go to http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/gre...er/catalog.htm
for more info.
Thre are a couple of others available from Whitehorse Press as well.
Check out Beachs web site for an idea of where the tours go, and steal some ideas. http://bma.buffnet.net/
Good luck, and let us know how you get on!
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