Before you can savor authentic Spanish tapas, visit the Colosseum in Rome or see the ancient Cathedrals in Italy, there is an important planning that you need to do first.
Planning a trip to small European countries may be tedious but there is no better way to enjoy your Europe trip than coming prepared. Thus, it is important that you do your itinerary so you’ll have a guide to turn to while you are travelling. But more importantly, preparing for the trip will ensure that you have everything covered up.
Getting your documents in order is perhaps the first thing that you need to do. Small European countries may ask for a passport and a visa from you. So if you are planning on visiting the countries in this continent, it is suggested that you get these documents like a year from your expected travel date. Visa and passport applications may take some time so you don’t want a situation where you have already booked a flight and a hotel but you don’t have the needed documents yet. You may also need to bring your driver’s license if you plan on renting a car while you are in the country.
Second, you need to make a budget. Determining how much you can afford will tell the kind of trip that you will have. If you have enough budget, then you can stay on first class hotels or even fly first class. On the other hand, if you are a little short for this kind of extravagance, then you can pick hotels that cater to travelers on a budget. There are many good hotels that won’t put a strain on your pocket. Moreover, you can also choose to fly on economy class. The European continent is known for their low cost travel so look for affordable options on how to survive in the country you are headed to.
Lastly, you should pick a destination where you are planning on visiting and then make a rough itinerary. Having an itinerary is great because you are already planning on the activities that you’ll when you are already there.