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First Time Travel to Europe Ė Your Six Month Planning Guide

So, youíve decided that you want to travel to Europe within the next year. Fantastic! Your trip is sure to be an exciting learning experience. This article will discuss the key plans youíll need to make before traveling to Europe, starting from six months outwards.

Traveling to Europe - Six Months Before You Go

It goes without saying that at this stage of the game that youíll need to pick where you plan on traveling within Europe. Pick up travel brochures, talk to a travel agent specializing in European destinations, speak with friends, and read magazines on the subject.

If the European destination youíve chosen to travel to speaks another language that you arenít familiar with, why not start learning the basics of the language? Grab a book, take a course, or ask a friend familiar with the language and customs to help you out.

Also, you should think about picking up a European travel guide, such as Fodorís or the Lonely Planet. Highlight the areas and attractions youíd like to visit.

Traveling to Europe - 3-4 Months Before You Go

Your European travel destination is getting closer. Are you excited yet? Now is the time to start with the practical planning aspects of your trip. Get a passport now, if you donít have one already. Shop around for airline tickets, and places to stay. If the locale youíve chosen has a different climate than what you are used to, look for clothing to take along with you Ė and donít forget a good pair of walking shoes!

Are there any special festivals, activities or events that will occur while you are traveling to Europe? If so, youíll need to book now. The larger the event, the more


time in advance youíll want to make reservations.

Traveling to Europe Ė 6 Weeks Before You Go

Departure day is inching closer, and there is still a lot to accomplish. If you havenít already booked a hotel for your stay, do so now. Have you figured out how you plan on getting around yet in your country of choice? Car rentals, rail passes, and bus trips all require advance planning, so research these options, and make your reservations around this time, too. Finally, donít forget your travelers insurance, and health check up. If youíll require immunizations or medications to take with you while traveling to Europe, having this all on hand well before your flight is critical.

Traveling to Europe Ė Four Weeks Before You Go

Itís crunch time, are you ready to travel to Europe? You are if you have luggage that will make the trip, cameras with adequate film, the right currency in your pocket, gear to keep your valuables safe, an electrical converter (if required, think about your shaver and curling iron), maps of the area you are visiting, and have contacted your local Embassy to check of any current dangers in the area.

Traveling to Europe Ė Last Minute Plans

Europe, here you come! Anything that hasnít been done now, probably just wonít get done. Just make sure that you have photocopies of your passport and credit cards available at all times. Now, go have fun traveling to Europe!

About the Author

Jean Sutherland is the owner of the informative website http://www.spasoftheworld.com & http://www.spasoftheworld.com/spas/index.html She has worked in the travel industry for over 10 years and lived in Mexico for 3 years.