Make the most out of your holiday to Europe by putting these hints and tips to work!
Spend a Minimum of Four Nights in the Major Cities
Places like Paris, Barcelona, London and Berlin really deserve at least four nights for you to get a feel for the city -but of course you can always stay a little longer if you want to. Smaller cities need less of your time, but don’t rush through either. Zipping in and out will simply leave you wanting more!
Be Careful of Underestimating Travel Time
While there are loads of things you can do on your flights, car rides, or bus trips these days, from reading your kindle, to catching up on emails, to partaking in some of the exciting sports betting NZ has to offer, be sure and understand just how long your journey is going to take.
You get people trying to cram seeing seven cities into 12 nights, but failing to realise that the majority of that time will be spent in transit!
Plan Timeouts into Your Trip
This advice is especially good for those embarking on multi-city trips. Find a few peaceful destinations that will let you recharge your batteries and reassess your perspective. For example, take two or three days in the Swiss mountains, enjoying the crisp air and stunning scenery, before you take on the nightlife in London.
Make Sure You Get Enough Sleep
Whether you are staying in a hotel or a hostel, it can be difficult to get to sleep in strange cities, in beds other than your own. Take some time to get a bedtime routine going that you can accomplish anywhere, and make sure to get your eight hours in whenever you can.
Consider Renting an Apartment
This option is far more affordable these days, and it can really help you immerse yourself in the local culture. This option is great for slowing down and relaxing, and will give you an unparalleled opportunity to explore local neighbourhoods that you may well have missed if you stuck to the more tourist-minded areas.
Get a Rail Pass and Take the Train
One of the nicest things about Europe is how impressive its rail network is: you can get almost anywhere on the train. It is also a really relaxing, comfortable way to travel, and it provides for a great freedom of movement. You get to come and go as you please, and can take advantage of spur of the moment decisions in safety.
Pick a Region and Explore it Properly
Instead of smashing through seven cities in seven days, consider limiting your travels to smaller regions. Rather than spending two nights in London, one in Paris, three in Barcelona, an afternoon in Rome, a stopover in Zurich and then heading back home, spend more time in one part of that beautiful continent. Not only will you spend a lot less money, you will also leave with a far deeper appreciation of the travelling you have undergone than you would otherwise have.