5 countries in 40 days in Europe

Old Oct 25th, 2021, 07:33 AM
  #21  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by mjs View Post
I did three two month back pack trips in Europe during my University days and would recommend a rest day every two weeks or so just to do laundry and just kick back and rest. Maybe more often if you are going to do a lot of clubbing. If you are under 27 you could also consider youth Eurail pass of some sort. There are a lot of 20-25 year olds traveling through Europe in the summer and we often changed our plans because something else sounded interesting.
Isn't it is expensive if I will going to book my hostel, trains, plane tickets on shorter notice than advanced? I mean yeah, I love clubbing. But it's much better if it's balance into travel and nightlife when I visit next year in Europe
UrekMazino is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2021, 07:39 AM
  #22  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by NeoPatrick View Post
Regarding laundry -- I agree about packing for one week. And I think a great idea is to take mainly clothes that are getting slightly worn or that you can live without. Then the last week you simply toss out clothes, which also allows you to have room for purchases of souvenirs.

I'd also take some comments with a grain of salt. People mean well, but many are coming from the idea that they go to Europe fairly often and really absorb places with long stays. That's indeed wonderful but this is your FIRST of many trips, hopefully. I envy you. I was 49 when I did my first MAJOR trip to Europe and it was 102 days visiting 14 countries mainly using Scandinavian and Eurail passes. Of course it wasn't an in depth study of any place, but it remains my most exciting trip to Europe -- having since gone many, many times, usually for up to 5 months and often with 1 or 2 week stays and sometimes month long stays in one place. But even on that first trip I made a rule never to just spend one night in a place -- generally at least three nights. I think what you're doing is exciting! Enjoy every minute.
Actually my First itinerary has a lot of countries that I want to Visit. And, they saw that it will be my first time in Europe. So, they say if I can just stay on the first two countries and stay for each week. After that, See where I want to go next.
UrekMazino is offline  
Old Oct 25th, 2021, 07:53 AM
  #23  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by dreamon View Post
"So, lets just say I skip Spain. How many days on those 4 countries I should stay, 8 days each? I'm going to use a backpack. I will probably going to bring 1 pants to go a club."

I don't think of days per country but days per place.

If you take your original wish list and overlay it with the possible route I suggested (skipping Spain) then you might get something like (minimum nights in brackets, noting that two nights gives you one full day and assuming you have 38 nights - your original post isn't clear whether 40 or 35):
- fly into Prague and visit Prague (4) and Cesky Krumlov (2)
- take the shuttle bus to Salzburg (4 nights including a day trip) and onwards to Vienna (3)
- train to Zagreb (2), visit Plitvice (1 as long as you maximimise your time there), Krka NP (2 if you'd like to also see Sibenik for a few hours) and Split (3) - if you'd like to visit one or more of the islands then perhaps islands (4), Dubrovnik (3)
- fly to Naples (or Rome if not available) and train/bus/boat onwards to the Amalfi coast (6) - Castelmezzano is going to take time to get to so maybe need to exclude this visit.
- train to Rome (4)
- fly home

Of course these are pretty much minimum times (almost no time in Zagreb because it wasn't on your original list) and the time allocation is highly subjective and will need to be tweaked for your own interests.

A backpack is good.

Useful transport websites: seat61; bahn.de; rome2rio; plus of course the websites for the transport services in each country. Think about door to door travel time (e.g. a two hour flight is never a two hour journey).

You'll have a wonderful time no matter where you go.
I'm sorry. I'm Undecisive. Yeah I will stay 35 days in Europe. Because right now, I took off Croatia of my list and put the Spain back on my Itinerary. I watched a lot of travel blog videos in Italy and Croatia, and for me I would choose first Italy.
Then i will stay in Barcelona and toledo in 7-8 days.
UrekMazino is offline  
Old Dec 8th, 2021, 07:33 AM
  #24  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Oct 2021
Posts: 18
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
Originally Posted by juanpablo99 View Post
Are you student? it depends what you are looking for
I like Architecture, Nature, Food.
UrekMazino is offline  
Old Dec 8th, 2021, 12:40 PM
  #25  
mjs
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 2,581
Likes: 0
Received 0 Likes on 0 Posts
My long Europe trips were a long time ago so understand that many things have changed. Having said that, I always loved the flexibility of a rail pass. Currently 10 days in two months is $309 for example which doesnít seem unreasonable. Lodging is where I canít hazard a guess as to the best options. I found many hostels to be unpleasant but I believe they have improved over the years. When I traveled with a partner we found hotels to be not much more than a hostel. I/we also often stayed in University dorms that were rented out during the summers.
The problem with flexibility is you have to find a place to stay and perhaps the best places are already taken. I would bring an unlocked cell phone and get an appropriate SIM for use during your trip. Alternatively buying an inexpensive new European Android or an unlocked Older iPhone like a 6 would work if your current phone is locked. Having data access during your trip will be quite valuable
mjs is online now  
Related Topics

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information