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Planning for 3 months in Europe.

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1. Posted by Gunnman_445 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

Hello everyone,

My girlfriend and I are planning a trip to Europe/UK. We have booked our tickets and we are arriving in London on the 28th of September and leave London on the 29th of December. This gives us about 92 days to make the most of Europe/UK.

As this will be my first time traveling overseas and our first time backpacking I'm hoping some of you may be able to shed some light on where to go and what to do.

We have made a list of preliminary countries that we would like to visit but aren't sure we'll have enough time. These are the countries in the order we were planning to visit:

Spain
South France
Greece
Italy
Switzerland
South Germany
Czech Republic
Finland
Sweden
North Germany
Netherlands
Belgium
North France

England
Ireland
Scotland

Just looking at it now seems like so much . We're worried we might be aiming a bit too high but it would be great to hear some more opinions on this.

Any advice would be very much appreciated.

2. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 3y

I think it probably is a bit much - you would spend an awful lot of time travelling if you wanted to see all these countries in 92 days. Ideally you would spend 2-3 weeks in any given country as a minimum, if you want to see it in any depth at all.

Maybe concentrate on either Southern Europe (Spain-France-Italy perhaps?), or Central Europe (France-Switzerland-Germany-Czech Republic?), or Northern Europe/Scandinavia (Germany-Netherlands-Sweden-Finland), plus the UK?

Bear in mind that it will be Autumn then Winter so you stand a better chance of getting some reasonable weather if you go for the Southern options.

3. Posted by Gunnman_445 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

Thanks for the reply!

You make some very good points. We are currently trying to cull some of the countries off our list... However we aren't doing a very good job. Mainly because we only have interests in certain cities not the entire country. (e.g We were only planing to visit Barcelona, Valencia and Almeria in Spain.) Is that a poor plan?

Are there any particular places that you would recommend or would be a must see for first time travelers? And, on that same note are there any places that are overrated or not worth seeing?

4. Posted by cg09 (Budding Member 5 posts) 3y

Quoting magykal1

I think it probably is a bit much - you would spend an awful lot of time travelling if you wanted to see all these countries in 92 days. Ideally you would spend 2-3 weeks in any given country as a minimum, if you want to see it in any depth at all.

Maybe concentrate on either Southern Europe (Spain-France-Italy perhaps?), or Central Europe (France-Switzerland-Germany-Czech Republic?), or Northern Europe/Scandinavia (Germany-Netherlands-Sweden-Finland), plus the UK?

Bear in mind that it will be Autumn then Winter so you stand a better chance of getting some reasonable weather if you go for the Southern options.

I agree with this. I think it's a bit much. It looks like your time would just be about traveling and not much on exploring. Try looking for the best ones - for example I always loved museums and all, so I'll go to the place where there are a lot of known museums. It depends on what you like. But just pick out the place that interests you the most.

5. Posted by anunia1985 (Budding Member 15 posts) 3y

If you go to Czech Republic you should visit Poland too. This is such a nice country. I invite you to Krakow (I could show you some special places). However, I don't think you have enough time to visit all these places... If you need any help about Poland and Krakow please let me know!

6. Posted by Amydiaz11 (Budding Member 21 posts) 3y

Hey hi..I think your list is too long, instead of enjoying your travel, you will be more worried about it! You can think of cutting down some places which you are not too keen to visit. Make up your mind to stay in a place for four to five at least by which you can visit nearby places too. Choose the central location to be accessible from all places. When i received a letter from American airways I was thrilled and planned to visit England's castles and listed many castles from which i could manage to see only a few!!! That was very sad, Don't let this happen to you. Enjoy your trip!!

7. Posted by pvsoccer20 (Budding Member 27 posts) 3y

For help in cutting down your list, I would take off the Scandinavian countries and Greece given the location and season you will be traveling. The Greek islands mostly shut down in the winter, which is one of the main reasons to go to Greece. As far as Scandinavia is concerned, it can be quite frigid there in the winter months, and while it still can be quite beautiful, it may be a factor you want to consider when narrowing your choices

8. Posted by Gunnman_445 (Budding Member 3 posts) 3y

Thanks everyone for all the advice! I'll be back with more questions once we've narrowed it down. ;-D