Planning a vacation in Europe? How to you travel the continent so you can see as much as possible during your trip, at an economical price? Europe is a large continent but it is surprisingly easy to get around so you will be able to see many different sights and cities on a relatively short tour. You do need to be selective in what you see, however – plan your itinerary so that you are not rushing too much but you get to see the places that most interest you.
Flying around Europe is a good choice if you can find budget fares on the cheap airlines. You can get some bargains if you book ahead. Another advantage to flying is the journey time – no more overnight or long train trips; you arrive in Spain two hours after you leave London, for example. Check that the airport terminals of budget airlines are not too far from the center of major towns, as this can add expense and time to your flight.
If you have less cash to spare, try the bus. Long distance buses go all over Europe and are cheaper than planes. The buses are reasonably comfortable, although the journey times are much longer. Use the time to relax, watch the scenery and read a book.
Pick up an international drivers license before you go then rent your own transport in Europe. Having your own car is great for visiting out-of-the-way places and going at your own pace. Look for good deals on picking up the car in one city and returning it in another. Alternatively, look to the sea to get around. If you are traveling round the Mediterranean then the boat is a good way to travel, taking you to many different islands from the mainland.