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Help needed with Europe itinerary

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Fodorites, I could truly use your help with a Europe itinerary...

As background, I am visiting London for 3 weeks in June as part a volunteer program that I'm part o. My wife and children will be coming during the last week of the program with the intent of traveling through Europe. I will have 15 days free after my program ends on June 23 to actually vacation with them.

I'm having trouble figuring out the right pace and places to visit for my family. By the time they have arrived I will have been in London for nearly 3 weeks, although not as a tourist. It will be my wife and our three kids - two boys and a girl ages 12, 10 and 7 joining me.

My initial thought was we'd stay in London for a few days before going to Paris. From there possibly Spain (thinking Barcelona). Also, tickets haven't been booked yet but depending on pricing, I'd like to fly from my last destination city back home to the States. If price difference is too great I realize we will have to travel back to London to fly back the second leg of our roundtrip tickets.

Do know my wife and I have been to Europe twice previously prior to kids but it's been nearly 13 years. Visited Florence, Venice, Paris, Nice, Bruges. We've also passed through and stayed in London for a day or so but I wouldn't consider that truly visiting the city. Obviously my kids first time. In fact, it's the first time for them to be international period.

Any input would be GREATLY welcome. Thank you in advance.

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