For pretty much my entire life I knew I wanted to spend the summer after graduating university travelling across Europe. I just thought it was the perfect opportunity to see and understand the world outside of the books I read in school. Many years and a bachelor’s degree later I am now being able to realize this dream, with friends from university in tow!
I didn’t intend at all for this trip to be a circle though it did work out well. The planning process was a little difficult as I was travelling with different people at different points of the trip, the first 38 or so days are with two of my best friends from university (with a third friend joining us in Eastern Europe) and then the last 16 days are with my boyfriend and were planned later (hence the jump back to France for the Brittany region). The planning process was of course further complicated by negotiating time in cities, length of trip etc among everyone- however I am beyond happy with the itinerary and am so excited for our trip to begin!!
The entire trip (including travel time) is 56 days spanning from June/July/early August. Each city is hyperlinked to the corresponding blog post!
- 6 Days Paris
- 4 Days Barcelona ( Day trip to Montserrat)
- 4 Days Nice ( Day trip Eze/Monaco)
- 2.5 Days Cinque Terre
- 4.5 Days Florence ( Day trip to Pisa)
- 5 Days Rome
- 2 Days Venice
- 3 Days Vienna
- 3 Days Prague
- 3.5 Days Budapest
- 6 Days Berlin
- 5 Days Saint Malo ( Day trips across Northern Brittany and Normandy)
- 5 Days Quiberon (Day trips across Southern Brittany)
- One last day in Paris before flying home
So far the planning process has been a ton of fun and I would 100% recommend others to plan their own trips and forgo packaged tours as you can save a ton of money and do exactly what you want without too much hassle! All in all I am beyond excited to get started on this adventure and beyond excited to document it all online here and on my Instagram feed!