Tips For travelling in Europe
Have you ever travelled in Europe? My husband and I have done some travelling in Europe and I find that many tips and and tricks for travelling in Europe can be applied to almost anywhere you travel in the world. Some tips are specific to the region but many tips for travelling are universal. One thing that is the utmost of importance when planning your trip is not only planning ahead but always always do a flight comparison!
Flights can be drastically different from one airline to the other, let alone the days the fly out and return even right down to what time you fly can make a difference in the pricing. So utilize the tools available to you and make sure to compare prices, flight times, how many stops a flight has or if it’s a direct flight so that you get not only the best price but the shortest flight you can that works for you.
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Part of planning ahead for when you’re travelling in Europe in particular if you want to travel to more than one country plan out how many days you want to spend in each area, how much time you actually have, how long it takes to travel there whether you’re flying or taking a train or driving.
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The advantage of travelling in Europe is that if you plan it right and map it out you can visit more than one country in a short amount of time! For example, you could from Portugal to Spain and even France easily but it might not be as efficient to go to Belgium then Turkey then Poland. I’m certain most people know where the countries are in Europe especially if you live on that continent but it’s amazing how many people don’t think about these things.
One of my favourite tips is somewhat similar to the above but it served us well when we’re travelling in Italy. We did map out where we wanted to go which was Bologna, Florence and Venice. From there we made sure to list the specific things we wanted to see in each city, the best way to get to them and to make sure they are open if it’s a venue or when they open.
This served us well in Venice we knew when to go line up for when the Basilica di San Marco was open and got to see all it had to offer (beautiful) before there was a huge crowd. After we got out of there we hopped on over right next door to Doge’s Palace where we had pre-booked out “Secret Itineraries” tour. Want to know what that tour is all about? Well, that’s why you research of your itinerary before you go.
Knowing about where you’re going, how you’re getting there, your transportation costs and more will make your trip easier and more fun. It doesn’t have to be a rigid schedule, just know about where you’re going and you’ll have a blast.
Here’s a shortlist of some more tips I’m sure we could always add more.
- Always have a copy of your passport kept separate from your actual passport
- Plan the costs of your trip and add 15% just to be safe
- Read reviews of hotels before booking it helps!
- Leave your itinerary with a family member or friend with contact info so someone NOT travelling with you knows where you are
- Pack light you always ending buying things on vacation
- Know what the spoken language is for the area
Feel free to let us know your best travelling tips too we’d love to read your comments.