After three years at uni, Nathan and I decided that the best way to enjoy our freedom before going into the world of working was to travel around Europe. So we’ve spent the last two months planning 5 weeks travelling through various countries and we are ridiculously excited (and slightly relieved!) now it’s all booked.
Last year we went to Berlin, Nice and Copenhagen so it’s fair to say we like our European adventures. We had originally thought about a trip around South East Asia but decided we would prefer to finish our explorations of Europe and avoid the stress of a really unfamiliar place to us.
We had a few places in mind that we wanted to try and get to – such as Amsterdam, the Dolomites and Croatia generally. So this set the basis for our route, i.e. through Germany.
For our last trips, we stayed in Airbnb’s so we knew we wanted to do this again for the majority of the holiday. We’ve ended up with a range of flats, private rooms, bed and breakfasts and hotels which is a good mix and these all create a great base for exploring.
Our route is finalised now, stopping in: Amsterdam, Antwerp, Brussels, Cologne, Frankfurt, Munich, Innsbruck, Bolzano, Lake Garda, Venice, Ljubljana, Zagreb and Split. We’ve got little day trips in mind too – such as Salzberg, Neuschwanstein Castle and Verona – so it’s fair to say we’ve got a lot planned.
We’ll be away for my 21st birthday so we planned carefully where we’d be around this time and finally sorted 4 nights in Lake Garda! My parents are planning to join us in Innsbruck so that we can have some pre-birthday celebrations. Pretty understandable how excited I am.
Travel wise, we’re flying out to Amsterdam and flying back from Split. To get to other destinations, we’re taking a mixture of trains and buses. Our route deviates from what the typical interrail sites offer so we’ve had to opt for buses, which I’m excited for as we’ll take some pretty cool routes through Southern Germany and Austria.
This trip should be amazing and the thought of it is getting me through the last few weeks of wintery weather and my university deadlines.
Can’t wait to get my exploring head on and see more of Europe! No doubt I’ll post some more plans for our trip in the near future so stay tuned!
See you on the next post,