We're going to Turkey, Italy, Coatia, Hungary and Greece and looking for some tips or comments. Previously we have travelled in Euro Summer (albeit 2003) without accommodation bookings through Germany and just went to the Tourist Information Centre at each destination and organised accommodation on the spot. We also did this throughout Canada throughout the length of the Trans-Canadian Highway from Banff to Vancouver. In Feb 2015 we did Val d'Isere, Courmayuer, Barcalona and San Sebastian staying at Airbnb the whole time and therefore all pre-booked. Our loose itinerary, which could easily change or slide left or right if need be, is: 22/05/17 Melbourne - Istanbul (8 days) Car Hire at some stage, drive to Gallipoli & ANZAC Cove. Return to Istanbul. 31/05/2017 Fly Istanbul - Naples (2 days) Visit Pompeii 2/06/2017 Fly Naples - Rome (6 days) St Peter's Basilica Sistine Chapel Colosseum All the other things 7/06/2017 Drive to Florence (3 days) David Other stuff 9/06/2017 Drive to Modena (3 days) Balsamic Vinegar Ferrari Museum Osteria Francescana 12/06/2017 Drive to Venice (3 days) Drop car off here Gondola, Grand Canal Master of Art Food/Wine Tour 15/06/2017 Bus/Train/Fly to Lezzeno, Lake Como (8 days) 50th birthday celebrations 23/06/2017 Fly Milan to Budapest (3 days) Things Hungarian 26/06/2017 Fly to Budapest to Dubrovnik (4 days) Things Croatian 30/06/2017 Fly Dubrovnik to Athens (6 days) Moussaka, Spanakopita, Souvlaki All the Greeky things Santorini 6/07/2017 Fly Athens to Melbourne [QUESTION] - What's the level of confidence that for the time in Turkey and Italy (not including Lake Como) and Greece, we can just wing it for accommodation? (Budapest, Dubrovnik we will be with my daughter and her partner and she will have a conniption if we don't book everything for that time NOW!) [QUESTION] - What is car hire (and driving) like in Turkey and Italy? [QUESTION] - I have done some Googling on flights etc, but what's your opinion on using a Travel Agent for the Flights, Train (if required), Car Hire, and even Accommodations? Any Melbourne based Travel Agents you recommend? I am acutely aware that it's coming from Spring into Summer, will probably be fairly hot, but more so, will be getting deeper into the High tourist season more and more through our time away. Appreciate your input.