Ask people of their dream travel destinations and Europe will surely come out on the list. With numerous countries under its belt, Europe has been one of the most favorite tourist sites. There’s no question about this as the continent really packs in lots of sights and attractions.
Going to Europe is a plan that one should prepare for especially if you’re outside the continent. Here are some of the tips my friends and me learned about travelling in this one hot destination.
Save for the trip.
Travel expenses when going to Europe can break the bank. Money conversion, however, could play a role. The bottom line is to make sure that you have MORE than enough budget. It’s true though that you can still enjoy Europe on a tight budget. However, you might want to maximize your stay. After all, you’re already there!
Have a well-studied itinerary.
Do not attempt to do Europe in one visit. Many guides will tell you that you can squeeze in several places for, say, a two-week visit. The key to really seeing Europe is to have more than enough time to spend in the places you’ll be in. Cut down your itinerary by prioritizing places you badly want to see. Most common in the list are London, Barcelona, Germany, Prague, Rome, Paris, and Athens.
Do not splurge on accommodation.
Your priority should be a secured play to stay at night. It doesn’t matter that you’re in a suite or not. After all, you’ll spend the whole time walking and getting around different countries. Choose budget hotels, bed and breakfast, and homey inns. Book them ahead of time. Remember that you won’t be staying too long in one place so avoid getting added services.
Establish your interests.
What do you really want to see in Europe? You can save more time if you’ll run down your list to things that you’re interested in. For example, you might want to skip museums if they aren’t your thing and instead, go to iconic sites like the Big Ben in London, La Sagrada de Familia in Barcelona, Eiffel Tower in Champ de Mars, and Old Town Square in Prague.
Take advantage of the railway system.
Europe has a very intricate train system that helps speed up travel time. Instead of taking a car where it’s likely that you’ll get lost in the road, ride the tram so you’ll get cross borders faster.
It’s an exciting ride ahead for you. So, draft a realistic plan and you’ll surely enjoy Europe more.