hi there, I travelled alone and it was lovely at times, lonely at times. It has its advantages and disadvantages. But I’d say if you’re not one of those people who constantly needs to be around friends and others then by all means.
I haven’t been to eastern europe however one suggestion to your itinerary.. how about spending less time in London (London is incredibly expensive as you probably know and it wasn’t all that amazing) and add more days for Paris? Just because there’s so much to see in Paris. Just my 2cents
I love posting this link for first time solo travelers:
Traveling alone is fine, it just gives you more opportunities to immerse yourself in the culture of the city you are visiting. You are also way more likely to enjoy the "little things".
The cheapest Busabout passes are the 2 weeks pass (EUR 329,- < 26’s) or the 8 days flexi pass (EUR 379,- < 26’s).
This makes no sense for Paris to Dresden.
Amsterdam – Berlin with direct IC train is EUR 84,- *) **)
Berlin – Dresden – Prague is EUR 50,- *) **)
*) International ticket. Valid 2 months. Stops are possible as long as they are en route and towards the destination (e.g. Dresden).
**) If you travel with your friends: the 2nd to 5th person on the same ticket pays only 50% in Germany
You can check prices for Paris – Brugges at www.sncf-voyages.com. For Brugges to Amsterdam at www.ns.nl (evtl. this information is available only in Dutch – but currently if I go to the pages with this information they are all blank).
Compared to your time the time you allocated for London, Paris and Berlin 4 days for Amsterdam is out of proportion.
Prague – Bratislava – Budapast: train
train tickets are pretty cheap in these countries
You can check for connections at
I went to Europe for the month of May this year. I went to the first 4 places on your list. The only thing I would suggest is not spending 2 days in Brugges. I toured it on the way from Amsterdam to Interlaken and it is really only worth a few hours. If you need any help at all regarding hostels, transportation, etc. for those areas, I’ll be glad to put in my two cents about things
I’ve been to Europe alone and with someone and I have to say that travelling alone, though it can be hard from time to time, is the best way to do it.
You get to do what you want when you want and it’s so easy to meet people while you’re away you can make friends and visit places together, if you like where they’re going. If you don’t like where they’re going, or you can’t stand them anymore, move on to the next place and make more friends. As long as you don’t do anything really stupid, you’ll have a blast by yourself. I can’t say enough how rewarding it is. And i agree with the other guy…you really can immerse yourself more when you’re by yourself—-it forces you to try to speak languages other than your own.
A bus ride from Paris to Dresden is a long bus ride. If it were me, i’d take the train.
and i agree, less london, more paris (or somewhere else). I also wasn’t the biggest fan of amsterdam….probably don’t need 4 days there either….depending on what you’re going for.
London is one of the greatest places on earth, three days, three weeks, three months isn’t enough.
I’d skip Brugges, as it is a hell hole of tourism in the summer, and one can barely walk across the square!
Eurolines is good for long distance bus travel, but the way everything is lined up in your itinerary, try taking the train mostly.
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