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1. Posted by 19rachel92 (Budding Member 2 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!


I am travelling Europe this coming August with my partner, i have never done this before so im not sure where to start.

I have been looking at backpacks yet i dont know how big i would need it to be for the 16 days i am travelling?

I also dont know exactly what i should take.

Any help would be fantastic!!

Thankyou! :D xx

2. Posted by Cyberia (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

First, everyone will be out and about in Europe in August so prices are sky high for everything. Accommodation and travel quickly fills up so decide now what you want and start booking.

Europe is a very big and very diverse place (with 27 different countries) so you need to decide what you like, what you want to see and do and then come back here for advice.

Possibly two different locations where you can sight see and do day trips from?

3. Posted by sofiasvard (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

If you'd like too, please feel welcome to Sweden! :)
I'm home during the whole of August and would love to see you, help you out with some stuff if you need it.

I'd recommend towels and sleeping bags made of silk. Not aware if there's any possibilities to get them in the UK. But there wonderful! The towels dry in like 10 minutes and they don't take more room than two cupcakes would! :)

I hope you'll be in touch if you decide to go here!

4. Posted by syrius (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Soph, we will be coming soonest

[ Edit: Edited on 21-May-2011, at 06:02 by syrius ]

5. Posted by sofiasvard (Budding Member 9 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Please do!
Send me word here and we'll talk some more about it if you want to.

6. Posted by stephhh (First Time Poster 1 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Hi there,

if you go to Europe, I'd sudjest you do:


I definitely wouldn't take a LOT of clothes (medium backpack), and it's summer and it should be warm all over the place, light clothes will do.

Have fun


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[ Edit: Edited on 21-May-2011, at 08:31 by stephhh ]

7. Posted by Neeke89 (Budding Member 52 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

Type and amount of clothes to pack depends a bit on the destination. If you plan to go to Scandinavia, UK, NL/BE it can be advised to bring some warmer clothes than you would need if you'd go to Spain/Italy/Greece for example.
Be sure to pack a rain coat and at least 1 warm sweater ;)

If you don't bring camping gear, a 40L bag should be big enough, otherwise a 50L also will do.

Where do you plan to go?

8. Posted by Cerys88 (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y Star this if you like it!

I agree totally with stephhh and i have also been told that Berlin is a great place to travel.

Think light clothes, and the weather will be good by then (agree with you there neeke89) Be prepared for each place you go.

=) Have a fantastic time!

9. Posted by Disco15 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 5y Star this if you like it!

Hi 19rachel92

I agree with Cyberia that Europe is a large area & I would suggest that you only try to visit 2 or 3 countries on your trip. think about what type of things you want to do, for instance do you like history or sun & beaches? you can then start to plan where to go from there.

Have a good trip


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