I want to backpack Europe! Where do i start!?

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1. Posted by mcmm2050 (Budding Member 4 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

Hey! I really want to backpack thru Europe, but i don't even know where to start! I live in Canada and i really want to travel Europe! Any tips, help, suggestions would be very greatful!

2. Posted by Rraven (Travel Guru 5924 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

what countries would you like to visit ? are you looking for history, culture, architecture, parties, ????

3. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

1. decide the countries you want to see,
2. then how long you want to/can stay,
3. how you want to travel (rent a car, train, hitchhike)
4. start budgeting and saving..
I would say that would be the first things to do.

4. Posted by mcmm2050 (Budding Member 4 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

I am not really sure what countries i would like to travel in yet, i just really want to have any suggestions. the info so far is good!

5. Posted by mmackay7 (Budding Member 5 posts) 15y Star this if you like it!

dont know if this is still active.. but anyways..
after spending the last couple of summers in canada i reckon i have you guys sussed out.. so here goes..
obviously you want to come to scotland.. check out edinburgh, and its castle.. then pop up to the highlands, around inverness for the stunning scenery and take a peek at nessie..!
then you wanna head off to Amsterdam and spend a few days doing things you shouldnt if you know what i mean:) ok, then you want to make you way to Germany.. say, Berlin, lovely old city. Next you are goin to hop on down to the czech republic, and vist the medevial city of prague.. it is also gonna be hot so bring your sunscreen.. there is also budapest, which isnt too far away. try and go to Lake valence, a thermal heated lake.. unbeleivable.. then there is roma.. wow. everybody must go there at least once in their lfe.. its just ancient..! then there are the usual placs in spain, france.. or greece.. you couls finish it all up by heading to ireland.. which we all know is the largest country in the world..? .....it just keeps 'dublin'..ok well thats just a wee flavour of whats in store for you.. hope you have a real amazing time.. and watch oot for nessie.. she bites..!

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7. Posted by maridod (Full Member 114 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

Looking at the advice given so far..it all seems good. Here are a couple more to help you along the way. If you want to save some money...you might want to look into European airlines like RyanAir...or easyjet...they have flights to major airport hubes throughout Europe. If you buy your ticket in advance you can save a lot of money..it is sometimes cheaper and more convient than taking trains. Once you fly into these hubs...you can then take trains within the country for relatively cheap prices. Oh yeah, both of the airlines mentioned before have websites where you can buy tickets online...so once you have planned your trip...you could buy your tickets way in advance. Sometimes you basically only have to pay the taxes on a flight..it is a really good deal. From your profile I could not tell if you were male or female..but depending on how comfortable you would be with this idea...there are some really cool websites, where people have offered free accomodation or a local's tour of the city....one of these is called www.globalfreeloaders.com and the other is ..www.hospitalityclub.com. Once you become a member of these sites (its free) you can meet other members who are willing to help you out along the way. You may be able to save a considerable amount of money that way. Last suggestion, do not stay in hotels...they are boring and you will never meet anyone..stay in hostels..you will have the best experience...I guarantee it!!

8. Posted by cro4u (Budding Member 12 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

start in Dubrovnik (Croatia), and finished in Prauge or Amsterdam

sretno cro4u

9. Posted by Pochaco (Budding Member 3 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

I don't know which countries you want to visit.. but here is my trip:

1. London (we arrive there and spent 2 days)
2. We took a train to Paris.. and spent there 3 days
3. Bruges (the whole day)... and then to Amsterdam
4. From Amsterdam we went to Prague
5. Then to Venice
6. Florence
7. Rome
8. Lucerne
9. Barcelona
10. Madrid

... more or less this was our trip... 4 weeks travel...

10. Posted by ChIqUiTtA (Full Member 278 posts) 14y Star this if you like it!

if you go to Prague, then you definately have to stop over in Cesky Krumlov...amazing place!!
happy travels!
PS>the Dingle Penninsula in ireland is the most beautiful place in the world!!! or at least ireland!!