How to Travel to Europe

How to Travel to Europe
Whether you want to check out a few European capitals or backpack across the continent, a European trip requires a lot of planning. It is important to have your whole excursion planned out before you go. That way, you can relax and enjoy your trip without having to worry about improvising as you go.

Instructions

Difficulty: Moderate

Things You’ll Need:
  • Identification Tickets
  • Identification
  • Tickets
Step 1
Determine your budget and time frame. Travel Europe Travel Tips estimates that a budget 30-day Europe backpacking trip staying in hostels will cost $1,500-$2,000 plus supplies and plane tickets. This includes the costs of transportation around Europe. If you plan to stay at nice hotels and eat at fancy restaurants, expect the cost to be considerably higher.
Step 2
List all the places you want to visit in Europe. Include cities, activities and famous landmarks. Put pins in a European map to indicate all the places you want to travel to.
Step 3
Connect the places in a logical order and estimate how long you will spend in each city and how long travel will take between cities. Include time to buy groceries, do laundry, relax, check into rooms and do other mundane activities. Eliminate anything that won't realistically fit in and come up with a travel schedule.
Step 4
Make reservations. You will need plane tickets, a Eurail pass, and tickets for any festivals or events you plan on attending. You will also need to apply for a passport if you don't have one.
Step 5
Pack clothing suited for the regions of Europe you are traveling to and the season. Bring a camera, a money clip to hide your valuables and a notepad. If you are going to be backpacking and staying in hostels, you will need a durable hiking pack, a padlock for lockers, sandals to wear in the shower, a sleeping bag and a flashlight. Leave behind expensive jewelery, since it can make you a target for crime.

Article Written By Isaiah David

Isaiah David is a freelance writer and musician living in Portland, Ore. He has over five years experience as a professional writer and has been published on various online outlets. He holds a degree in creative writing from the University of Michigan.

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