Even the most experienced travelers still don’t know the best way to handle Europe. There’s just something about heading across the pond that that throws us all off. Maybe it’s the distance, the cultures, or just the amount of experience out there waiting to be had, but it can often seem like a really difficult vacation to plan. But it doesn’t have to be. There are plenty of ways to make sure that your travels around mainland Europe are super easy to not only plan but execute too. Want to make sure you nail it? These hints should help.
Planning Your Route
One of the most seemingly difficult parts of planning your European adventure can often be the route you want to take. With so many different countries to see, you can often feel like you’re trying to tackle the impossible. But, what you need to do is prioritize. Write out a list of all the places you want to see, with your favorite at the top. Then, depending on the amount of time you have available to do your travels, you should be able to work out how many places you can tick off.
Knowing What To Pack
Then, you don’t always know what you’re meant to pack. If you’re heading to a bunch of different countries, you could need different kinds of clothes. But, what you’re going to want to do, is make sure you know the likely weather forecasts that you could encounter. Then, you’ll know whether you need to take a lot of layers, or the opposite. Sometimes, you need to pack smart and take a few bits of each, just to be prepared.
You then might feel intimidated by the amount of research and planning you have to do for the actual travel portion of your trip. With flights, accommodation, visas, insurances, and paperwork, it can all seem a bit much. So, you might want to get your flight reservation for visa sorted at the same time, just to make sure you’ve got everything sorted. When that’s cleared, you can confirm you hotels and get the proper insurances.
When you know you want to travel across mainland Europe, even if it’s just a few different counties, you can feel confused about what transport options you’ve got. Because you don’t just have to fly. There are so many cheap ways to travel Europe, including by car and even interrailing. So, be sure to do your research to find the perfect travel option for your trip.
Knowing Where To Go
And finally, you’ve also got the sights and attractions that you want to see. Each European country has its own draw, but how do you know which ones you definitely want to see? First, you’re going to want to work out what is available in the countries that you’re going to. Then, try to get an even spread of culture, history, art, and architecture, or whatever it is that you’ve got listed and plan your sightseeing with balance.