Wow I can't believe how quickly this has come around! This time next week Dale and I will be on the Ferry on our way to Amsterdam for the first stop on our mammoth tour of Europe! I am starting to get REALLY excited about it all.
Following a few days in Amsterdam we will be heading over to Copenhagen and then on to Stockholm. I've copied in the original itinerary here but this has not changed as we are leaving a day earlier due to cheap ferries.
Road Trip country List 30th of July to 27th August
This is a total of 34 countries in 28 days!
Day 1-30th July : Leaving the UK travelling to Amsterdam via Ferry from Harwich at midnight. Sleep on ferry. Spend day in Amsterdam and then party that night.
ACTION: Book Ferry
Day 2-31st July: morning in Amsterdam hungover then leave for Copenhagen 8 hr journey time travelling through Germany. Will be arriving late so spend the night in Copenhagen.
Day 3-1st August: spend the day in Copenhagen visiting the town. Leave late for Stockholm 7hr journey time. Remember dark till late so will be ok pitching tent :D
Day 4-2nd August: spend the day in Stockholm. Get the ferry to Helsinki over night ☺
Day 5-3rd Spend the day and night in Helsinki
Day 6-4th August: Leave early for Tallinn
Day 7-5th August: Spend the morning at the beach in Tallinn then drive to Lahemaa National park. Go rafting or something and camp overnight.
Day 8-6th August: Leave early and drive to Sigulda in Latvia and go for Bobsled ride. Camp night here.
Day 9-7th August: Drive all the way to Oswiecim (concentration camps) Poland. 15hr drive. Camp overnight near by. Big Road Trip day!
Day 10-8th August: Spend the morning exploring Oswiecim. Then head down to Bratislava Slovakia and onto Budapest Hungary, spend the night there.
Day 11-9th Slack day (making up or if decided to stop elsewhere)
Day 12-10th August: Massive road trip day! Going to Chsinau in Moldova via the Ukraine. Spend the night here recovering.
Day 13-11th August: Spend the morning recovering from the long drive and explore the town. Drive down into Romania and stay along the coast for the night. Approx 7hr journey time.
Day 14-11th August: Leave early and head down to Burgas in Bulgaria 5hr drive. Spend the afternoon relaxing on the beach there and spend the night.
Day 15-12th August: Leave early and head down to Istanbul. Guessing about a 5hr drive. Need a visa pay on entry to the country. Spend the afternoon exploring Istanbul. Spend the night here.
Day 16-13th August: Spend the Morning in Istanbul and leave for Greece. Camp overnight as far as we want to travel this day. This splits up the long drive to Macedonia (not a huge distance but guessing bad roads). Roughly 8hrs?
Day 17-14th August: Travelling through Greece and into Macedonia and then staying on the Okhrid Lake for the night. Spend the afternoon and evening at the Lake. Roughly 7hrs?
Day 18-15th August: Massive Road Trip! travel through Albania to Montenegro and up into Serbia. From here drop down into Bosnia and spend the evening and night in Sarajevo. Approx 16 hr.
Day 19-16th August: Leave early and drive down to Split in Croatia. This is a beach resort so spend the afternoon here enjoying the sunshine. Stay overnight
Day 20-17th August: Spend the morning driving up North of Croatia and spend the night in Rijeka.
Day 21-18th August: Leave early and drive through Slovenia and into Italy. Drive down to San Marino 5hr drive. Spend the afternoon exploring San Marino and take a ride up the mountain in the gondolas. Spend the night around here.
Day 22-19th August: drive over to Genoa Via PISA. 5hrs. Stay the night with Corrado and take his advice on places to go and people to see. Slack day kind of
Day 23-20th August: Leave early drive over to Monaco, Nice and Cannes spend the night around this area.
Day 24-21st August: Leave early and head up to Geneva via a stop in Milan to visit Santa Maria delle Grazie where the Painting of the last supper is. The travel time to Geneva is approximately 5.5 hrs so intend on spending the evening and night in Geneva. During the evening you can see the fountain and things.
Day 25-22nd August: Spend the morning in Geneva then Leave drive into Liechtenstein 4hrs journey time if time permits head over the boarder and into Austria spend the night around this area.
Day 26-23rd August: Get up early and drive up to Luxembourg 6hrs. This will be an all round very scenic drive. Spend he night in Luxembourg.
Day 27-24th August: Drive home via Brussels! Approximately 8.5hr drive time so if we leave early can stop for lunch in Brussels and then be home in time for tea!
What's pretty cool is this will make my total percentage of the world I have been to up to 15%! Nice!
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