We have plane tickets and passports. We have lodging. We have one reservation for dinner at a nice restaurant. That's as far as we've gotten, and we are both feeling too busy to do thorough itinerary planning. We have some ideas of things we'd like to do, but we also want it to be a relaxing trip. We don't want every moment to be scheduled.
That said, we don't want to miss out on something really key because we didn't buy tickets or make reservations in advance. What do we need to know? Some more specific questions:
- We'd like to avoid long lines for museum tickets. Someone mentioned the Museum Pass
in a previous thread about Paris travel. Should we plan to buy one at the airport? (Our key museum interests are the Louvre and the Rodin museum, but I think it'd be nice to pay one up front price and therefore have an excuse to hit up a number of other museums, even if it's just for a few hours at a time.)
- We'd like to go to a cabaret. We have some info about a few in a guide book a friend gave me. I've heard that reservations are ideal, but are they necessary? Or do we have some flexibility in determining what night we want to go when we get there?
It's been a while since we've been to Europe. (We live in the U.S.) We're picking up a power adapter so that we can plug in the few electronics that may need charging (including our phones, to which we'll download maps). Anything else critical we need to think of?