Booking multiple flights and hotels, not to mention tourist activities, can be a pain – but
today I finally made my travel plans for Italy. I decided to delay visiting Greece until next year because of all the civil unrest there.
First, I had to book a flight from Zagreb, Croatia, to Rome. Because it will take me 4-5 hours by bus to get to Zagreb, I booked a 5:15 flight. One stop in Munich and then arrive in Rome at 9 pm. I booked a round-trip ticket because it was actually cheaper than a one-way. In Rome, I’ve reserved a room at Hotel Seiler for three nights, right in the center of the tourist area. I also booked a hop-on/hop-off bus tour for two days, so I can ride all around to see the sights, get off when I want, and take my time at each site. I’ll have two days in Rome to see the sights and sample the cuisine.
On Nov. 24, I fly to Catania, Sicily, on Blue Panorama Airways. Great name! Flight arrives late morning. There, I have a room booked at the Hotel Catania Centro for three nights. The hotel is centrally located, necessary so that I can use the three days to find an apartment. I also have a return flight from Catania to Rome scheduled for Feb. 23, at which point the plan is to travel to Turkey for a three-month stay.
All the travel and hotels will cost less than $800. I’m getting nervous again. And this trip I plan to take with just one suitcase and my backpack.