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It is hard to travel to Europe and not get mesmerized by its artistic vibe, natural beauty, culinary diversity og epic history. This continent is for all you hopeless romantics out there. Old towns with cobblestone streets, small pizza-restaurants hidden in charming backyards, magical canals and glorious nature. Travel back in time as you visit historical cities, or indulge yourself in hilltop castles, snow-capped mountains and epic fjords. Each country is unique and charming on its own, and a trip through Europe is hard to beat. 


Fairytale cities

Discovering small towns and villages in Europe is like a scene straight out of Narnia. Your fairytale fantasies will not disappoint you, whilst walking amongst staggering structures, gorgeous architecture and stunning landscape. There is probably no place in the world better to find those awe-inspiring castles than in Europe. Medieval stone walls, towers and bridges are lurking around every corner. Prepare to get enchanted!


Nature and Scenery

Visit Norway´s spectacular fjords, or go hiking in the Scottish Highlands. Enjoy a boat trip in the Mediterranean northern coast, or go skiing in the alps. Despite on what you choose, prepare to be blown away by the glorious views surrounding you. 

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Traveling around Europe can become very expensive depending on where you go and how you travel. A backpacker roaming through Eastern Europe will spend way less money than a person who is exploring Norway or London for example. 

Airline tickets, high-speed trains, ferries, food, drinks and accommodation are all on the pricier side. Just for accommodation you should plan to spend around USD 150 per night (and that is on the cheaper side in Europe). 

The good thing is that a lot of attractions are free, and you don´t necessarily need a guided tour everywhere you go 🙂 

We therefore recommend you to budget USD 100 – USD 150 per day per person. This will include food, accommodation and transport. 

The most popular time to visit Europe is during the summer time from June through August.

Our favorite times are April to May and September to October as the crowds are way smaller during these months. 

The rest of the year is seen as low season, which means no lines but also fewer services and attractions are available. 

The infrastructure in Europe is on point, and the standard is very high. Traveling between places is easy, but can be quite expensive. 

It is also a huge no no to try to squeeze too much into your itinerary. The distances are much greater than it looks like on the map. 

TIP! Plan and book transportation in advance to make sure you get the best deals and save money. 

Each country has its own customs when it comes to tipping, but in general you don´t have to tip. However, we always recommend tipping guides, private drivers and restaurants 🙂 

 

We always begin our search for flights at Momondo. Once we have gotten a general idea of flight times, options and prices, we head over to the airline´s site and book directly there.

TIP! It is often cheaper to buy a round-trip, rather than one-way tickets. 

No, most places in Europe accepts credit cards, and many countries are actually trying to move away from cash payments in general. 

If you need/want to exchange money, there are ATMs everywhere, and also plenty of local exchange offices. You will get the most accurate exchange rates there 🙂 

Remember to check if your bank charges you any services fees for withdrawal  too. 

Yes. You should plan to book most services in advance whilst in Europe. Both transportation and accommodation gets more expensive as time passes. 

TIP! Train, bus and flight tickets are often on sale a few months in advance. 

The key word for packing for winter time in Europe: layering, layering, layering! 

The reason? You never know exactly how the weather is going to be 🙂 

Winters in Europe are unpredictable, and also vary depending on where you are traveling. 

In Northern Europe it tends to be cold and snowy, whereas in Western Europe its often rainy and chilly. 

Staying warm and dry should be your number 1 priority!