Europe Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Europe activity »
  1. 1 Spain: 2 versions of a new itinerary. Please help me figure this out.
  2. 2 현금바둑이 ▣ 홈피:≫kxc551.com≪추천인:지퍼
  3. 3 바둑이사이트 ≪ 접속주소 :≫kxc551.com≪추천인:지퍼
  4. 4 Pelion sporades and Saronic islands
  5. 5 Norway travel help: Bergen-Gjendesheim-Oslo
  6. 6 Where to go in Greece end of July/August?
  7. 7 Share private guide in Copenhagen July 7?
  8. 8 Share private guide in Stockholm July 5?
  9. 9 Share private guide in Oslo July 3?
  10. 10 One day in Lille, France
  11. 11 Trip Report Scotland Trip Report
  12. 12 Best Scenic Route -Vienna to St Wolfgang
  13. 13 travel around Spain
  14. 14 Thoughts on visiting Turkey this summer? Safe?
  15. 15 National Parks close to Malgrat de Mar or Barcelona recommendations
  16. 16 Spain: 16-17 day itinerary help please
  17. 17 Spain: general question about Mondays and museums
  18. 18 Best sites in Slovenia and Croatia
  19. 19 stonehenge day trip from london
  20. 20 Cinqueterre
  21. 21 Trip Report Reviews of Paris restaurants: Tour d’Argent, Le Cinq, Ange20,...
  22. 22 Central and Northern Italy
  23. 23 Tips / stops on drive from Munich, Fussen, Salzburg
  24. 24 Car rental Pick up location in Florence and drop off in Venice
  25. 25 Ireland Itinerary- biting off more than we can chew?
View next 25 » Back to the top

1st Eurotrip Itinerary - 12 days Backpacking in Europe

Jump to last reply

My name is Lo and my sister and I are currently planning our first backpacking trip to Europe, so I appreciate any help/advice as we plan our trip. I know 12 days is not nearly enough to experience everything we wish to see, but sadly that's all the time we have.

Some background on what kind of experience we are looking to have: We're pretty young (in our twenties) but our focus for this trip is not crazy hard partying. Of course, we plan on going out to a few bars here and there, but not looking to get hammered every night or anything. It is our first trip to Europe and our first trip together as adults, so we are really looking to experience/appreciate the cultures and beauty of what each city has to offer.

Below is what we have on our itinerary so far, but nothing is set in stone other than our flight into Copenhagen from the US. I noticed on other posts that a LOT of people advised against cramming so many cities into a short time period and wanted to make sure that we are planning a doable trip. We will be traveling lightly (with just a backpack each) and staying at hostels for each destination.

Day 1: Arrive in Copenhagen
Day 2: Copenhagen
Day 3: Morning flight to London
Day 4: London
Day 5: Very early flight to Amsterdam
Day 6: Amsterdam
Day 7: Train to Paris
Day 8: Paris
Day 9: Paris
Day 10: Train to Barcelona
Day 11: Barcelona
Day 12: Barcelona
Day 13: Flight back to US

I know most people would advise to cut a destination or two out of this VERY packed itinerary, so please share your ideas on which country I should skip or if I should spend more time in one country over another. (My first time planning a Eurotrip so please be kind!)

I personally would not mind skipping Barcelona since it seems out of the way (and for some reason it has never really appealed to me), but my sister really wants to go and I don't want to miss out on an experience that I may be surprised to enjoy. All I have really heard about Barcelona is the crazy nightlife. I am paying for my sister's trip, so she has left the decision up to me. Please help me decide!

I also don't really know if Amsterdam would be worth it for just one day. If not, should we cut it out entirely or cut out London to go directly to Amsterdam from Copenhagen?

Thank you in advance for your advice/input!

18 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement