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Message posted by jd69dj08/5/2012 at 11:14am
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Summer is finally arrived to finland also. Summer plans are nierly done.
From Helsinki to Stockholm by ferry, to Malmö and over the bridge to Danmark, to south to Puttgarden and by ferry to Germany, across the holland dam, to Belgium, to Luxenbourg, back to Germany, over the alps through Austria, to Italy and Campeggio Rubicone, week there, to Croatia first time, on the way back to Hungary and Balaton, through Austria to Czech rep., to Poland, to Lithuania, to Latvija, to Estonia and finally by ferry Back to Helsinki.
This in 3 weeks.

Is there Sometime warm and nice in UK or is it mostly rainy and chilly? It would be nice to visit on your side also with tent...


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Message posted by robnchar08/5/2012 at 11:30am
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thats one hell of a plan good luck

Message posted by mikegalagher08/5/2012 at 11:39am
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Great plan. Seen something of the bridge between Sweden and Denmark on BBC4's The Bridge

Contrary to the received wisdom, UK weather can be as hot/sunny as anywhere in Europe. The problem is, we never know when it will be

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Message posted by jd69dj08/5/2012 at 12:07pm
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Which is the smartest way to come over of the channel, ferry or the tunnel? there's some ferry from Holland??

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Message posted by mcguire607808/5/2012 at 1:33pm
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Ferry can be cheaper. There are more crossings from Calais - Dover but it depends where you are planning to go in the UK...? It's not that far from Belgium/Oostende to Calais about 100km - 1 hour.

However the tunnel has more frequent crossings, is quick and not affected by the weather!




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Message posted by Librasam08/5/2012 at 3:15pm
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  That sounds like a wonderful trip, lucky you. 

  You can either catch a ferry from Rotterdam to Hull or Newcastle if you wanted to explore the north of England or Scotland. 

  May, June and July are usually the warmer and drier months, but as Mike has said there is no guarantee.

  Enjoy your camping tour.

  Best wishes Sam


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Kent is very pretty, has places like Canterbury to explore and of course you can get the train up to London for the day. Very easy to access since Ashoford is in Kent, no extra driving after you're off the channel tunnel, same goes for Dover, that's in Kent too and is where the Calais/Dover ferries come into.
I'd say that's a massive itinerary and won't give you time to get to know any one area very well at all, you'll never get to know the people and the country if you drive past most of them/it on your way to the next country.

If it were me I'd keep the UK for next year and come over and spend a few weeks exploring - Scotland is completely different to some parts of England, then of course the Ireland and Northern Ireland just a short hop away too.

Enjoy your trip whatever you decide.

Message posted by jd69dj09/5/2012 at 12:00pm
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There is so much to see in UK, I've been told, that it should be another trip. I believe that your roads are much better than ours, they can't be worse. So I could move around in a large area. Cities are not so much my thing, of course we have to see London, but I brefer countryside and beer, cider and scotch:)
I thank you all for good tips. I have to draw first lines on the map for the next year.

This is 3rd trip we makeing, primary target is Italy and Croatia, all the rest is bonus. Holland due to the dam and there's my stepdoughtres FB friend she wants to meet.
Luxembourg for shopping and landscapes and in that corner is also Europa park in Rust DE, Sweden, Denmark, Germany because they are on the way, Alps no need to explain, Hungary and Balaton it is so cool and delicious the lake and food, Czech rep. it's beautiful and friendly, Poland, The salt mine, food, landscape, people, very nice, Lithuania and Latvija, you have to drive through to get Estonia.

Last year we were in Punta ala camping on the west coast of Italy, also very nice and close to nature place actually in the middle of the pinewood forrest, huge area!

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Message posted by ailurotoo09/5/2012 at 12:32pm
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the roads can get very busy at times so you're lucky to get up to decent speeds. to get to the central belt of Scotland from Kent means and overnight stop then it's another few hours to get into the Highlands.

too gorgeous to rush it!

Message posted by heath6309/5/2012 at 12:42pm
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Sounds like a fun packed trip,  taking in the scenery as you go, through all the countries.  

Safe journey, happy camping.

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