I asked for travel recommendations to ChatGPT and Bard. Specifically I asked them to create a travel itinerary for some of the best European capitals with details about transportation and accommodations.
“Sure! Here’s a travel itinerary for exploring some of Europe’s capital cities within the given timeframe, starting from Salt Lake City in the middle of September and ending at the end of September:
Day 1-3: Salt Lake City to London, United Kingdom
- Fly from Salt Lake City to London, which serves as a major international hub.
- Accommodation: Look for budget-friendly hotels or consider staying at hostels in central London.
Day 4-6: London, United Kingdom
- Explore iconic landmarks like Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and the British Museum.
- Utilize the London Underground (Tube) and buses for transportation within the city.
Day 7-9: Paris, France
- Take a train from London to Paris via the Eurostar.
- Visit attractions such as the Eiffel Tower, Louvre Museum, Notre-Dame Cathedral, and Montmartre.
- Accommodation: Look for affordable hotels or hostels in central Paris.
Day 10-12: Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam.
- Explore the picturesque canals, visit the Anne Frank House, Van Gogh Museum, and enjoy the vibrant atmosphere.
- Accommodation: Look for budget-friendly hotels or consider staying in hostels in central Amsterdam.
Day 13-15: Berlin, Germany
- Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin.
- Discover the historical significance of Berlin by visiting the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, Museum Island, and the Reichstag.
- Utilize the local transportation system, including the U-Bahn and S-Bahn trains, trams, and buses.
Day 16-18: Prague, Czech Republic
- Take a train from Berlin to Prague.
- Explore the enchanting Old Town Square, Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, and enjoy the city’s rich history and architecture.
- Accommodation: Look for affordable hotels or consider staying in hostels in central Prague.
Day 19-21: Vienna, Austria
- Take a train from Prague to Vienna.
- Visit attractions such as Schönbrunn Palace, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Belvedere Palace, and enjoy the city’s classical music heritage.
- Accommodation: Look for budget-friendly hotels or hostels in central Vienna.
Day 22-24: Budapest, Hungary
- Take a train from Vienna to Budapest.
- Discover the stunning Parliament Building, Fisherman’s Bastion, Buda Castle, and relax in the thermal baths.
- Accommodation: Look for affordable hotels or consider staying in hostels in central Budapest.
Day 25-27: Rome, Italy
- Fly from Budapest to Rome.
- Explore ancient Roman sites such as the Colosseum, Roman Forum, Vatican City, and enjoy the city’s culinary delights.
- Utilize the Rome Metro and buses for transportation within the city.
- Accommodation: Look for budget-friendly hotels or consider staying in hostels in central Rome.
Day 28-30: Departure from Rome
- Fly back to Salt Lake City from Rome.
For transportation within Europe, consider using train services like Eurostar and local trains, as well as budget airlines for longer distances between cities. Plan your travel in advance to secure affordable flight and train tickets. Research and book accommodations well in advance to find the best deals.
Note: This itinerary provides a general framework, but be sure to check the latest travel restrictions, entry requirements, and COVID-19 guidelines for each destination before your trip.”
ChatGPT is still worried about Covid because uses old data, but it provided a reasonable itinerary quickly.
Bard, on the other hand, gave me a three days itinerary, instead than 2 weeks, but with pictures from Wikipedia.