guided tours of Europe, How to Plan Your Trip in Europe

  1. By kevin
  2. On Apr 8, 2018
  3. Europe
  4. Travel Tips

Europe is so full of amazing places and experiences that you could travel for years and still feel like you've missed something essential. Book the guided tours of Europe to visit it with your family in this Summer with great deals. Follow our travel tips to learn to plan your trip in Europe now.

What time of year do you want to travel to Europe?

Decide on the best time of year for you to travel to Europe. Several factors can help guide you in when it comes to setting a travel date. For most travelers, time and money are the biggest constraints. Planning your trip early in advance will help you find some bargains and cheaper flights to Europe. After having a thorough look at your calendar, and a look at the balance on your bank account, reevaluate your options.

Think about what you want to do during your Europe trip. Are you content spending your days wandering around museums, or do you prefer to be outdoors? Weather is a major aspect that you should consider while planning your trip to Europe. If you are willing to brace the cold winter temperatures you are sure to save a few bucks and enjoy less crowded sights. For travelers looking to soak up the sun, bear in mind that most Europeans are off for the month of August. Don’t forget that the temperatures in Europe can vary drastically and be sure to pack accordingly.

Unlike the weather, there are 3 main seasons for traveling in Europe— High, Low, and Shoulder. Each travel season has its advantages and disadvantages and will affect your experience traveling in Europe. Have a deeper look at the pros and cons of each season plus expert travel blogger advice below.

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Start refining your list

Now for the hard part. It’s time to start narrowing down your ideal Europe trip list. It’s often a good idea to triage your original list:

1) Places you absolutely NEED to see;

2) Places you really want to see;

3) things that would be nice but you can live without.

This is just a way of refining your thinking and desires to find out what you care most about seeing while in Europe.

Budgeting Tip:

You’ll have a wish list of popular European destinations ready before you leave but don’t shy away from the cheaper countries in central and eastern Europe. Countries like Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic feature some of the best historical sites, nature, and cultural experiences in Europe while being considerably cheaper than most countries in Western Europe. You can potentially extend the length of your Europe trip by spending a fraction of what you normally would while in France, the United Kingdom, and Scandinavia.