European Road Trip Travel Resources
Planning a European Road Trip is both exciting and frustrating. Where to go? What to see? How to get there? The options are overwhelming. However, with a little bit of patience and a lot of research, European road trips can be incredibly enjoyable and even adventurous— in a good way! To help you with the planning, and hopefully add a bit of inspiration to the process, we’ve compiled a list of recommended resources for your next European adventure.
Online European Road Trip Travel Resources
We always start the travel planning process by researching online. These are our go-to sites for European Road Trip Travel Resources:
Via Michelin allows you to design an itinerary based on things you want to avoid—like toll roads. The site also calculates the amount and cost of the fuel that you’ll use, plus there’s a hotel database for finding lodging along your route. We could get lost for hours designing trips on Via Michelin.
Tripit European Road Trip Planner has it all: custom maps, driving directions and average weather information. Print the details and/or send to a mobile phone. Your choice.
The Guardian’s list of European Road Trips offers suggested itineraries, tips about the route, activity ideas plus food and accommodation ideas.
Rick Steves Europe provides travel advice from the king of traveling independently in Europe. You’ll learn a lot from Steve.
Insure My Trip is an excellent resource for comparing travel insurance policy rates. Remember to check your medical insurance provider to see if they cover international travel. Medicare does not provide international medical coverage. We think purchasing a travel insurance policy is essential.
With the current state of the world these days, it’s essential to check out local safety issues before traveling. Europe is a popular and generally safe destination for the most part, but you always want to research your trip beforehand. To avoid any unwanted surprises, take a look at these Eleven Questions to Ask Before Traveling to Europe.
In addition to making your travels as safe as possible, make sure to check out our European Travel Pages. Our tips on European Road Trips, Spain Travel and Italy Travel are designed help you plan a safe and exciting trip to Europe.
European Road Trip Books, Guides and Videos
Philip’s Complete Road Atlas Europe 2014 is a great idea starter for road trips.
Lonely Planet France’s Best Trips for those of you dreaming of a road trip in France.
Rick Steves’ Europe Through the Back Door 2014 helps you avoid the crowds and the scams.
Gear for a European Road Trip
Eagle Creek Luggage Load Warrior Wheeled Duffel 22 Bag will fit into the trunk of those small European rental cars. I traveled for 21 days in China with this bag.
Eagle Creek Travel Gear Pack-It Specter Starter Set is the secret to packing light.
AAA 121-Piece Road Trip First Aid Kit will prepare you for medical emergencies. It’s small enough to pack in your luggage but you’ll probably have to check the bag.
Car Battery Inverter/Charger powers up your devices while you’re on the go. Great for road trips.
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