If you're looking to travel through Europe, there are a wide variety of choices when it comes to picking the best route. No matter how you like to travel or what you're in the mood to see, there are plenty of off-the-beaten-path spots throughout Europe to please everyone in your family.
One of the best ways to travel across Europe is by purchasing a Eurail pass for however long you plan to be there. The passes allow you to travel from country to country by train for a set price which averages between $480 and $750. In the United Kingdom, consider renting a car to get around. Once you leave London, driving is very manageable.
The Mediterranean Route allows you to fly into Sevilla and move up through Spain and along the Mediterranean coast. Explore along the Spanish coast, traveling from town to town with your Eurail pass. Make your way up to Valencia and then up to Barcelona. Make your way up to Marseille and then Monaco, in the south of France. Cross the border into Italy, making your way to Tuscany. Hang out in Florence for bit and then take the train to Rome. Fly out of the airport in Rome.
Eastern Europe Route
Eastern Europe is a bit more rustic than the western portion of the continent, and many of the countries aren't yet on the euro so your dollar goes a long way in comparison to western Europe. Start off by flying to stunning Athens. Explore the islands of Greece, including Crete, Mykonos and Santorini by boat. Take the train up into Montenegro and catch a glimpse of the beautiful coastline along the way. Explore the Bay of Kotor and hang out in Kotor. Take the train to Croatia and consider exploring a few of the nearly 1,100 islands dotting the coastline. Fly out of Zadar.
Exploring the United Kingdom
The United Kingdon is a great area of Europe to visit because English is the spoken language. Start off by flying to London. Explore London for a few days and then head up to Manchester. Consider renting a car to get around. Make your way up to Edinburgh and then move even farther north to Aberdeen. Cross into Ireland, visiting Belfast first. Make your way down the coast to Dublin and fly out of Dublin.
Article Written By Catherine Madison
Catherine Madison is a full-time freelance writer specializing in travel and food. She has written for "Stir Magazine," My Food Place, Hispanic Kitchen and Sustainability. Madison holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from the University of Georgia.