Having the right Europe travel tips can change your whole trip. The exhilarating experience opened my mind to all the possibilities the world held for me, and completely changed the direction my life was heading.
I fell in love with the remarkable sights, cities, and diverse cultures. I wanted to immerse myself in all of them. Even now, years later, no matter what part of the world I am wondering I always have something inside me nudging to me back to travel across Europe more.
EUROPE TRAVEL TIPS AND TRICKS
Now, I have over two years traveling through Europe on countless trips. Along the way, I’ve made mistakes and also learned the dos and donts of backpacking Europe.
This is a complete list of backpacking Europe travel tips. We cover everything from money-saving tips to the best cities to visit when backpacking Europe.
I wrote this guide as if I were heading to Europe on one of my first trips. Covering all the backpacking Europe tips that I wish I would have known.
Common Questions About Traveling Europe
Is Europe safe?
I get many emails from people expressing a need to backpacking across Europe, but they’re afraid or nervous. It can be intimidating being so far from home.
My first Europe travel tip is just to do it! Don’t worry you will be fine. I have never once felt threatened, scared, or nervous.
When to visit Europe?
It varies on what time of year you are visiting. Winter you need heavy gear which cost a bit more.
How long do you need when traveling Europe?
It depends on your itinerary. Personal, I suggest backpacking Europe as a long as you can. What makes Europe unique is the vast amount of different cultures and countries crammed into such a small space. I would say minimum you need a couple of weeks, and maximum three months because of the Schengen visa laws. (Read How to Plan Your Europe Itinerary)
Which Cities Should I go to?
We will get into some of the best European cities later on in the post. However, I thought I would list some of my personal favorite cities to visit in Europe. I love Rome, Paris, Lisbon, Budapest, Stockholm, and Barcelona. (Read What Makes these the Best European Cities to Visit)
Do I Really Need Travel Insurance?
That is your decision. However, it is always smart to protect yourself that is what travel insurance does. Travel insurance has saved me a lot of money when backpacking Europe and covers me on adventures like running with the bulls or skydiving. (Read Is It Worth It to Buy Travel Insurance)
What Companies Can I Trust?
Good question! With so many companies pulling you left and right trying to get you to book a walking tour, day trip, and sightseeing bus it is hard to know who to trust. I list some of my all time favorite companies in my Europe resources.
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