As summer approaches many of you will be considering an Interrailing trip across Europe to see many different cities and the opportunity to experience a wide range of cultures.
Europe is a great place for your first ever backpacking trip. For me, it was a journey that broadened my horizons and fuelled my addiction for travelling the world.
The Interrailing experience is something you can do alone, or with a group of friends. The great thing about it is the fact that you can tailor this summer adventure to your needs and your liking. This series of blog posts will provide you with my experiences while travelling across Europe using the Interrail pass.
I will discuss the different ticket options that the trip can be based around to make sure that you get the best value for money.
There are several key tips and money saving strategies that I will cover that should be highly useful for everyone aiming to keep a daily budget throughout the entirety of the journey.
To start off this blog series, I am going to show you the route that my friends and I took. It must be noted that the route we took is not the typical Interrailing route and there are definitely more time efficient ways we could have adapted our route to.
The route is displayed below in the format of a map. The orange coloured pins mark the cities we spent 2-3 days in, the grey pins are stopover points along the way.
Our first stop was Amsterdam and our finishing point was Faro in Portugal. We spent 2-3 days or more in 10 different cities and had stopovers in 3 others. The cities/places we visited were:
In total the trip took us 25 days from start to finish. It was an unconventional route that was changed along the way. The beauty of interrailing is the route can be changed as you go along but as I will discuss in many of my blogs in this series, it is always best to have your journey planned to some extent.
Future interrailing blogs will include detailed city guides, hostel reviews, tips, common mistakes, packing advice and budgeting. Stay tuned for regular interrailing updates.