Europe Travel Tips – (Ultimate Guide) to Traveling in Europe

Another row of colourful houses in the fairytale village of Colmar, France


Europe has become so dear to me over the past few years. I have lost count of the number of times I have been in Europe and I have been to more than 25 European countries. This post on European travel tips has all the important travel tips for making your trip to Europe a memorable one.

I love the cobbled stone streets of Europe, the many cultural and historical sites of Europe, the endless number of things to do in Europe, eating some delicious vegetarian food and so much more.

A gorgeous church in Cesis - Europe Travel Tips


But before we go any further, let us take you to the ultimate guide to traveling Europe. I wrote this ‘places to visit in Europe‘ ebook and it has all your Europe travel advice in one place. This travel guide for Europe is bound to make your first time visiting Europe a breeze. But if you don’t like planning your own Europe trip such as a vacation in Sweden, this is a comfortable option.

Some Cool Travel Tips For Europe

Don’t Try To See All Places In Europe During Your First Visit

I have been to Europe countless times and I have still not managed to see even 10% of Europe. I know a 10-day Europe package to see ParisAmsterdam and London may seem ideal. But that is such a wrong way to see Europe. I have been thrice to Paris and Amsterdam and 5 times to London and I still have so many places to visit during my European itinerary.

Visa Rules Differ For Different European Countries

Every European country has a different rule when it comes to visas for Indians. Fortunately, 27 countries belong to the Schengen state and many countries also allow us inside if we already have a Schengen visa.

Which Part Of Europe Should You Visit?

I know a lot of people tend to visit only the famous cities of Western Europe and Central Europe. But some of my favorite cities in Europe are in Eastern Europe. Every part of Europe has its uniqueness and you have to visit them to find your favorites.

What To Pack For Europe

Europe has different seasons throughout the year and I have been to Europe during all seasons. Unless you pack right, your trip to Europe may be cold and miserable.

How Much To Budget For A Trip To Europe?

This again depends on the part of Europe you are visiting. In some places in Eastern Europe, you can survive on 30 Euros a day while some require 100-150 euros for a comfortable stay.

Is It Safe To Travel In Europe?

Yes, I have been to Europe multiple times solo and I have felt quite safe in Europe. I did get robbed in Madrid but that is something that could have happened in any part of the world.

How To Get To Europe?

Most international operators fly daily to Europe from major US and Indian cities. I prefer Emirates and Lufthansa. Air France will always be one of my last options to fly to Europe.

How Is Public Transportation In Europe?

I love public transportation in Europe. They are quite convenient in all cities. It may differ in some places but I love train travel in Europe and I love driving in Europe as well.

Plan Your Own European Itinerary

This is one of the best Europe trip tips I can give you. Lots of people do the mistake of enlisting the help of travel agencies to do their Europe trip planning. Even though there are advantages to this, it can get expensive. But if you don’t like planning your own Europe trip, this is a comfortable option.

Is It Easy To Find Vegetarian Food In Europe?

The ease of finding vegetarian food differs from country to country. Most European main cities have tons of vegan and vegetarian food.

Which City Should I Visit If I Am Traveling To Europe For The First Time?

Most people stick to popular cities during their first time in Europe. But you should keep in mind that some of these cities are expensive and extremely crowded during peak season.

Do I Need An International Driving License To Drive In Europe?

In most countries, you don’t. But some countries require you to have an international driving license in addition to your ordinary license.

What Is The Best Time To Visit Europe?

One of the best things about Europe is that there is something to do during every season in Europe. I have been to Europe in every season but fall and spring seasons are my favorites.

How Do I Go From One City In Europe To Another?

Trains are one of the best ways to travel throughout Europe. Another good ad cheap option is bus and there are many operators like Flixbus etc to travel within Europe.

Do I Have To Pay A Tourist Tax In Europe?

Yes, in many accommodation places in Europe, it is common to be charged a tourist tax.

Do You Love Day Trips In Europe?

Day trips are a great way to see Europe and I have done numerous day trips over the years in Europe.

Which Type Of Accommodation Do You Prefer?

You can choose different types of accommodation styles. I have done it all from staying in a 10-bed hostel dorm room to some of the most luxurious stays in Europe. I love staying in boutique hotels in Europe these days.

Is Europe Eco Friendly?

There are so many eco-friendly destinations in Europe and that is an added advantage.



Schengen visa can be a bit difficult to obtain if it is your first time in Europe. Find my Schengen visa guides for Netherlands and Spain for your reference.


Different countries have different rules and some countries may require you to have an IDP. For e.g. ScotlandIceland and Ireland driving itineraries for your reference.


There are so many cultural things to do in Europe. Some of my favorites are the Moulin Rouge show in Paris and a musical at the Vienna Opera house in Austria.


There are plenty of UNESCO world heritage sites all over Europe and you can find guides on some in Bruges, Sarajevo, Montenegro, Amsterdam and Lisbon here.


Find about all places on where to stay in Europe like in Lisbon, Strasbourg, Vienna, Brussels and also find out where not to stay in places like Amsterdam.


Find more itineraries for traveling in Europe and Traveling to Europe checklist. Some examples include 4 days in Madrid or 3 days in Algarve or 3 days in Belgium or 2 days in Mallorca.


Looking for country wise posts? Find all of them here and find more tips for traveling in Europe country wise.


Hope you found this guide on tips for traveling to Europe useful and it answered all your questions on what to know before traveling to Europe. Check out the Asia travel tips guide.


Looking to book your trip now? Find some of my favorite resources I use while booking my trip. You can also find my travel gear here.

Book Your Flight

I am a Skyscanner fan when it comes to booking international flights. I use Makemytrip and Yatra for domestic flights.

Book Accommodation

Booking  , Agoda and Hotels are my go to resources for booking hotel accommodation and I use Airbnb for booking my homestays. I also compare prices on Tripadvisor always. Another one I always use is Expedia.

Travel Insurance

As an Indian, I prefer ICICILombard and I am always insured when I am traveling outside India. In addition, I have used World Nomads and SafetyWing for some of my trips.

Book Tours

I do go on a lot of day tours especially when I am traveling solo and love going on road trips with my husband.. Depending on convenience, my choices are Viator or Getyourguide.


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