Travelling Europe with Interrail – Part 1

Hey everyone! This is travelling Europe with Interrail – Part 1. It’s the first installment of this blog series and this one is all about the lead up, the basics behind my trip and most importantly the planning. Before we get going let me tell you that planning a trip like this is one of the best parts. As everything comes together and your trip forms the excitement builds and now I’m at that point, I cant wait to get going!

On my trip I’ll be stopping initially in 8 different locations (this could change whilst travelling of course!) visiting some new and some previously visited cities. Including England of course, I’ll be entering 8 countries in total, 3 of which will be new for me!

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Travelling Europe with Interrail – Part 1 – The plan.

I have a basic outline as you can see pictured but again this like all travel is always susceptible to change. The plan could alter for various reasons but due to the flexibility of the Interrail pass I’ll be using this is no issue. I’ll be departing from London and heading straight to Brussels for my first stop. This is a new visit for me so I plan to spend a couple of days here. From Brussels I’ll be heading to Amsterdam. Just a one day visit in the Dutch capital. I’ve already spent a good 48 hours in Amsterdam previously! The next stop will have me boarding a train to Berlin, I’m super excited to visit here as I’ve never been before. Germany will be a new country on the travel list!

Travelling Europe with Interrail - Part 1

From Berlin I will be making my way to Prague. I’ve visited Prague before but I will be spending two nights here. It will be great to further explore this lovely city! From Prague it’s on to Budapest, another new location and a place I’m eager to discover. My first overnight train will be from Budapest to Milan. I hope to spend the best part of 2 days exploring Milan due to good timings of the inward and outward journeys. Finally I’ll then be finishing up in Paris! This will be another overnight trip to finish off. I fell in love with Paris on my first visit so can’t wait to get back here. It will be the cherry on top of a great trip.

Travelling Europe with Interrail - Part 1

Travelling Europe with Interrail – Part 1 – The Pass.

The pass I’ll be using on my Interrail adventure is a 15 day continuous global pass. The global pass gives you access to ride on trains in 30 different countries. You can see why it’s one of the best forms of travel as that’s just insane right?! Also continuous for me is great as it means if I want to I can travel every single day. As mentioned previously I do plan to spend a few days in some of the locations I’m set to visit.  This being said I know I may not fall in love with every single city. Due to this it’s nice to have the flexibility to depart a day early if I want to. I believe this pass is the best for most as it will give you a nice relaxed approach to your travel whilst maximizing the places you can visit!

Travelling Europe with Interrail - Part 1

Travelling Europe with Interrail – Part 1 – Rail Planner App.

So you can probably tell I’m bit of a planner but it was so simple to get this solid outline. I planned my Route 66 trip in a similar way. It took so much stress out of the whole journey making it way more relaxed. For the bulk of the planning I used the Interrail Rail Planner app.  I think using this app to plan is a must. You can find the benefits of your pass, make your seat reservations and most importantly find your trains! Simply type in your travel requirements and you are then given choices. You can see the duration of the journey, the amount of changes and whether you need a reservation or not. I did this for every part of my trip. I’ll keep a record of this on my phone when travelling as a rough guide.

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For the time being and with all the above being said I guess that concludes part 1 of this blog series! Now all that’s left to do is zoom around Europe, enjoy and gather some more content to share with you guys! I’ll be taking all of my travel camera gear with me and I am so excited to capture each city and some fresh unique perspectives.

Thanks for reading, I’ll see you in ‘Travelling Europe with Interrail – Part 2’

Travelling Europe with Interrail - Part 1

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27 Comments

  1. I’m so interested in going interailing after my year in Australia and this post has just inspired me so much more!

  2. I can’t wait for next posts. I love Milan, beautiful city. Budapest little bit less crowded, but also stunning place!

  3. This sounds incredible! Id love to do interrailing! You’ll love Budapest it’s beautiful

  4. Ohhh i bet you will have so much fun! I have considered buying one of those interrail tickets before. I think in Milan they have one of the most beautiful cathedrals i have ever seen. And also plenty of good foods and nice sights.Berlin and Paris are high on my list of fave places as well. Both such interesting and beautiful cities. You must be so excited!
    Love,
    Rose – http://www.rainbowsdreamcloud.com

  5. I hadn’t heard of Interrail until I started my blog but after seeing so many travel bloggers talk about it I looked into it and it sounds amazing! There are so many places in Europe I’d love to visit and this seems like the best way to do it! Cannot wait to read more about your trip! Have a great time!

    Jess // foundationsandfairytales.wordpress.com
    xx

  6. I really want to travel Europe and never even considered interrailing, in fact I didn’t even know it was possible, yet it seems like a brilliant way to travel around and see so many beautiful countries.I’m definitely looking into this.

    Emma x
    emmarollason.com

    1. One of the best ways to knock of a load of awesome European countries in a single trip! Especially with the flexible pass I’ll be using! Thanks for reading Emma 😁

  7. That sounds like a ‘trip of a lifetime.’ You must be excited! The only international travel that I’ve done is to southeastern Canada. However, my family has hosted some exchange students from Europe and temporarily hosted some from Europe and other areas. I have studied Spanish, but haven’t been to a Spanish-speaking country, yet. I hope you have a great and safe trip there and back.

  8. This looks like a great trip! I love the graphic you’ve used for the blog as well. It’s a really nice way to show your route.

    I loved Berlin. Try and book a free walking tour while you’re there. That’s a great way to see the main sites like the wall, Checkpoint Charlie etc

  9. Sounds like you have been pretty organised with this trip. I would love to book an interrail trip and see as many places I can!
    Hope the trip is all you hope and more…looking forward to reading about your adventure!

    Aimsy xoxo

    1. I’m bit of a planner but makes travel so much more simple! Will definitely be nice to tick off a load more countries, keep posted for the next part! Thanks for reading 😁

  10. This looks like a great plan and you have some good advice! Interrailing was one of the best things I’ve ever done- take a look at my recent post about it if you need inspiration 😉 I hope you have a good time- very excited for you!

    1. Ah I will definitely check it out! Super excited for the adventure. Can’t wait for all the photography content I’ll get! Thanks for reading Alice!

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