How to Plan a Multi-City European Trip

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Are you ready for a fascinating traveling experience? A multi-city European trip is a great way to see many different countries in one vacation. But, sometimes, planning this type of journey can be daunting and takes a lot of time.

How do I decide where to go? What should I see, and what should I skip? Which hotels are best for my budget?

There are so many questions and ways to explore the continent that it can be hard to know where to start! But don’t worry, here are some tips and tricks that will help you to make your next multi-city European vacation as easy as possible!

1. Route Planning

Planning a route for your trip to Europe is always a fascinating process! First, ask yourself which countries interest you the most; what sights have been on your wish list for a long time? Then think about combining everything into one route, or use an online trip planner if you don’t have much time. But remember, the more time you spend preparing for the trip in advance, the more enjoyable it will be.

2. Choosing a Transport Option

After building a route, it’s time to choose a way to travel between different cities and countries. One of the most popular and economical ways to travel in Europe is low-cost airlines, which are ideal for short flights. However, you should book your tickets in advance, since the price can increase quickly, especially during the holidays. But the plane isn’t your only option. Traveling between neighboring European countries is often more convenient by bus, train or even a rented car.

3. Choosing a Hotel

We have no doubts that you can easily find a suitable hotel with good accommodation and service in every major European city. In addition, the hotel, as well as plane tickets, must be booked in advance (don’t forget to read the reviews).

But if you want to learn more about the local’s life and save some money, booking a room or even a whole apartment via Airbnb will be a good option.

4. Visa and Documents

It is not difficult to get a Schengen visa on your own if you clearly follow the rules specified on the embassy’s website. Please read them, prepare the necessary documents, and make your way to the embassy.

5. No Hurry

It is important to remember that a trip isn’t a competition and shouldn’t be about the number of sights you have seen. It’s more about enjoying and exploring new places, cultures, people, food! So travel at a comfortable pace, follow your interests, and enjoy beautiful Europe.

Quiet walks around the historical center or taking part in active recreation, lovely gatherings in cafes, or visiting museums – make sure to dedicate enough time to do what you like.

6. Don’t Take Too Much Luggage

Light luggage has a significant role in a good trip. We recommend making a list in advance and thinking through what you would need for your journey. And remember – the smaller your luggage is, the easier it is for you to move around.

As you can see, with a little planning, your European vacation can be fascinating and, more importantly, stress-free. We hope these tips will help you to keep things organized and enjoy your multi-city trip as much as possible!

Jeremy Scott Foster
Jeremy Scott Foster
Jeremy Scott Foster is an adventure-junkie, gear expert and travel photographer based in Southern California. Previously nomadic, he’s been to ~50 countries and loves spending time outdoors. You can usually find him on the trail, on the road, jumping from bridges or hustling on his laptop working to produce the best travel and outdoors content today. You can read more about Jeremy at his bio.

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