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Interrail 1 month Global Pass adventure
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Hi,
I am doing a eurotrip in 13 days and i am seriously unprepared! haha. and is my first time traveling in Europe. so far i have planned a few spots of where i want to go (i want to see as many different countries as possible) with my 1 month global pass. i have many questions as well! yay!
ok well ill start from the start:
Leave Lisbon on the 10th December for Barcelona (to take the train i read it takes 14hrs+ so ill probably get a cheap flight to Madrid to cut out the majority of the time)
Stay in Barcelona for 3 nights then train to Marseille (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 8hr 40min?)
Stay in Marseille for 2 nights then train to Milan (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 7hr 20min?)
Milan 1 night then train to Rome (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 4hr 35min?)
Rome 2 nights then train to Naples (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 2hrs?)
Naples 2 nights then train to Venice (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 6hr 35min?)
Venice 2 nights then Ljubljana (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 4hrs?)
Ljubljana 2 nights then Zagreb (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 2hr 20min?)
Zagreb for 2 nights then Budapest (does anyone know if there is a supplement for this train? is travel also 10hrs?)
Budapest 2 nights then probably Vienna and then some more which i havent planned… i will definitely be going into Germany.

also where is the best place to be in Eastern/Central Europe for New years?

please critise this itinerary because i have no experience with this and i need all the help i can get!
thanks.

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Do you mean Interrail (for residents/citizens of Europe) or Eurail (for the rest of the world)? There’s a big difference in the “supplements” between the two. Whether or not you have to buy a reservation or pay a supplement depends on the specific train you choose to take, not the route. Assuming you mean Eurail:

With a Eurail pass, there are very few trains that require supplements and I don’t think you’ll run into any with this itinerary. However, express trains between major cities usually require reservations which aren’t covered by the railpass and you’ll probably take a fair number of trains that require reservations — depending on which specific trains you choose and how much time you want to devote to avoiding trains that require reservations. This list, by country, is probably the best. http://www.ricksteve…

Overnight trains (and it looks like you’re taking a bunch of them????) always require a reservation. This is probably the best information on the cost of overnight trains when using a eurail pass:
http://ourworld.comp…

Use http://reiseauskunft… the German rail company website for schedules anywhere in Europe. It will also tell you the name/type of train service so you can see if you need a reservation.

It appears that your trip includes Christmas, and you’d better be prepared for that. Virtually everything in Europe is closed on Christmas day. Make sure your hostel/hotel is open and what services are available in the walkable area ….