Part 1

  1. Getting Started
  2. Planning your itinerary
  3. Transportation
  4. Money
  5. Sleeping and Eating
  6. City Skills
  7. Special Concerns

Part 2

  1. Italy
  2. Portugal, Spain, Morocco
  3. France
  4. Belgium and Netherlands
  5. Germany, Austria and Switzerland
  6. Eastern Europe
  7. British Isles
  8. Scandinavia
  9. Throughout Europe
  10. East Mediterranean

your best itinerary in 8 steps:

  1. Read up on Europe and talk to travellers
  2. Decide on the places you want to see
  3. Establish a route and time-line
  4. Decide on the cities you’ll fly in and out of
  5. Determine the mode of transportation
  6. Make a rough itinerary
  7. Adjust by cutting, streamlining, or adding to fit your timetable or budget
  8. Fine Tune

What to pack

shirts, pants, shorts, swimsuit, underwear and socks, one pair of shoes, jacket, tie or scarf, money belt, money, documents and photocopies, small day-pack, camera, sealable plastic baggies, water bottle, wrist watch, ear plugs, first-aid kit, medicine and vitamins, sunscreen and sunglasses, soap, clothesline, small towel, travel info, maps, address list, small notepad and pen, journal

optional: picnic supplies, packing cubes, inflatable pillow, mp3 player, poncho, insect repellent

electronic: laptop + charger + battery, mobile phone + charger, mp3 player, digital camera + storage + charger + battery, PDA

Itinerary Skills

and i loved this short suggestions…


Consider flying ‘open jaw’

I routinely fly ‘open jaw’ into one city and out of another… …

identity theft

travellers’ first aid kit

band aids, antiseptic handi-wipes, antibiotic cream, moleskin, tweezers, thermometer in hard case, medication for colds + diarrhea

outsmarting thieves…

money belt items…

passport, plane ticket, railpass, credit card, debit card, cash, plastic sheath to keep them dry, contact list, trip calendar + calendar