To get the most fun and memorable trip to Europe, you usually have to prepare enough information, papers, tickets of about 2–3 months in advance. But what exactly are the preparation steps, and how much preparation is enough?
But how to go, how to schedule, what to prepare, how much to spend appropriately, and so on? Going to Europe, but not going … Chau Doc, climbing to Ba Den mountain, saying that one can go !!
On a very clear morning, very sunny and very low temperatures, the colleagues hated each other at home to work at the blanket, leaving Quyen to sit alone in the office … answer e-mail you read the blog !
But also in the early morning, replying to the backlog of e-mail from the Lunar New Year, I got the idea to make this article, after answering a number of letters asking about planning travel to Europe. Au!
1. Determine the location and time
Europe is a very general concept. It includes Russia, the Schengen bloc, the UK, the Balkans, the former Soviet states …
Therefore, determining where you want to go is important in the process of preparing documents and scheduling details in the future.
In addition, determining the geographical location of the places will also help you easily visualize how your route is going to travel, which countries are located close to each other for easy access, cities near the border, places. can go home during the day, etc.
Quyen’s suggestion: You should choose countries that are near by region, for example France – Belgium – Netherlands – Germany; Norway – Denmark – Sweden – Finland; Italian – French – Spanish – Portuguese; Czech – Hungary – Austria …
Do not choose countries with a great distance (eg Norway – Portugal – Austria), both to save transportation costs and save travel time between countries. I have known a group of young people who have just gone to Europe for the first time.
The peak season for European travel is around June – August. At that time, the temperature was moderate, moving easily, all tourist services were open to welcome guests, the sky was sunny and yellow and beautiful on the picture.
However, because it is the peak season, you should determine in advance that the price will increase, many tourists (crowded, noisy, increase the queue time at famous attractions …), and the villagers The local people had enough time to escape to go on vacation in another country. So you may not be sure to experience Europe in the “European quality” you want!
So, one of the tips to avoid this is to travel during the off-peak seasons (March – May) or low season (November-February).
If you’re planning to travel to Europe for special events / festivals / landscapes like the tulip season at Keukenhof garden (Netherlands), Carnival festival in Venice (Italy), Oktoberfest in Germany or similar, you You can refer to the festival schedule in European countries 2019.
2. Identify the required documents
Once you’ve decided where you want to go in Europe, you need to complete the visa application process if necessary.
For Schengen countries (26 countries, including Austria, Belgium, Czech, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Liechtenstein), you just need to apply for a Schengen visa to be able to travel freely between these countries.
In addition, these beautiful little territories also allow entry with Schengen visas: Vatican, San Marino (inside Italy), Monaco (conjoined with France, near Nice) and Andorra (between France and Spain) .
For UK (including England, Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland – capital of Belfast) and Republic of Ireland – capital of Dublin, you need a separate visa.
To enter Russia, you must also have a separate visa, except for a ferry from Finland to St. Petersburg. Petersburg. If you want to take this route, you can refer to the detailed article at your Flipflopswander blog Duy Brian Phung.
The remaining countries such as Romania, Croatia, Bulgaria and the surrounding countries can allow long-term Schengen visa holders, many types of entry, to visit. However, to be sure, you should search specifically for your case.
3. Schedule a trip
If you have absolutely no experience on the journey, or because you are first going to want to choose a safe option, you can look through the following suggestions:
Visit websites of big travel agencies such as Saigontourist, Vietravel … and follow their schedules. Maybe you will remove some space for leisurely, or add the places you want.
Download free online brochures from travel agencies to consult the schedule. I myself or “watch” of Busabout or GoEUGo.