|Subject: Re: First Trip to Europe|
You have received a lot of feedback on which countries to visit. Do remember that even all of Southern Europe has weather at the end of October that is unpredictable. Ask your friends to take a look at a world map, and you will see which US cities are on the same latitude as the south of Europe, which may help in making a weather based decision. I say this because I don't believe that going south is the complete answer.
It can be part of the answer, though. The other part is to consider the major cities, where great museums can fill the day if the weather isn't perfect. London and Paris, of course, and Rome for better weather.
Hope this helps, Debbie in Pittsburgh