The absolute best website to plan your route and the costs of that trip. It is a very easy website to use. Just add your origin and destination. Via Michelin runs a few routes and gives you the best options.
My favorite part is the calculation of costs, including gas and tolls. Especially in countries like France and Italy, the tolls can up a lot. In countries like Spain, it is often not necessary to take the toll-road since there is a national street nearby.
Do you need travel insurance? In case your own health insurance does not cover travel, we really recommend getting one. Please check if you already have your own insurance though. No need to have 2-3-4 different ones.
Also very important: make sure your travel insurance covers:
On the other hand, Airbnb is obviously famous for its apartments.
However, I urge you to check for apartments in Europe with a proper tourist license. There have been cases you people have thrown out of the apartment by police as the host had no actual tourism license.
Furthermore, in many touristic places, Airbnb is not very popular among locals. Nevertheless, I love to use it and if the host has an actual tourism license, Airbnb is absolutely amazing!
Here you can find all the hostels in Europe. Some hostels are really low-quality while others can be surprisingly cool. For backpackers and solo-travelers, Hostelworld is a cool app and website to use.
We wrote up a big, detailed guide on Airbnb competitors and alternative websites you can use. There is many interesting websites you may have never heard of. The range goes from high-end luxury to free stays and camping.
You can check train schedules and buses. It is sooooo so easy to use. Love it! The website is relatively new and so powerful. Also, you can buy your train and bus tickets with Omio.com directly as well.
Not a public transport, but a private bus company connecting cities in Europe is Flixbus. It is great way to travel Europe cheap. Bare in mind, bus trips can be long. Personally, I prefer taking the train.
Before traveling to Europe, make sure you have the correct visa. Make sure you check the right country and if it is part of the Schengen Area. The UK, for instance, is not part of the Schengen area and requires a different visa than Spain.
We love to use iVisa.com for checking out our visa situation. Just add your citizenship and the country you want to visit. It will give you all options for the visa – and even tells you if you need a visa at all.
Important: Some countries require a valid proof of onward travel. You can use onward ticket as a service here. Check this review of Onward Tickets.
I am adding here a little widget. It is completely free to use. The visa itself usually costs anything from 15€.
Summary: Best travel websites for your Europe travels
Here you go. I will keep this list updated whenever we start using another cool app or website. It is worth it for you to bookmark this exact page.
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