Question(s) about Eurotrip

Posted on October 6, 2015 | in Travellers Questions | by

Hi there! Im an American college kid currently abroad in Sydney, Australia, and as my semester ends in mid-November, Id like to return home by eurotripping.

A little bit of background: I have the funds to do this, and I have a ton of friends abroad in Europe who I will stay with when Im in their cities. This is my first year of traveling but I feel pretty competent now after hostel-ing around Australia, NZ and Thailand so far. Basically, Ive got my list of cities Id like to visit posted below. I am just trying to figure out if Ill need visas/entry fees/anything I may not know about for traveling. This will be my first time in Europe and Im totally unfamiliar.

Also – any advice would be GREATLY appreciated! Im sure many of you have done similar trips – tell me what to do/see/eat/drink!

Depart Sydney, fly to Istanbul












Fly home to America

So Ill be taking cheap flights in between some places, but do you all recommend the Eurail pass? This trip will be occurring from late Nov to Dec 20 – with two-three days in each place.

Any and all info greatly appreciated!


One Response to “Question(s) about Eurotrip”

  1. says:

    Schengen Visa
    Seven countries in Europe signed a treaty in June 1985 to end internal border checkpoints and controls. More countries have joined the treaty since then. There are currently 25 Schengen countries and all of them are in Europe.

    Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland are all Schengen countries. Norway and Iceland are not members of the European Union[1]. United Kingdom and Ireland are members of the European Union, but do not belong to the Schengen area.

    The Schengen visa allows the holder to a total stay of up to 90 days within a period of 6 months for tourist or business purposes. If you get a multiple entry Schengen visa, you may leave and return any number of times within the 180-day period, but the combined stay within the region must not total more than 90 days. You need to apply for a Schengen visa if you are a citizen of a country whose citizens are subject to the visa requirement. A Schengen visa must be applied in person, NOT by mail.

    Once you get a Schengen visa, you can enter one country and travel freely anywhere within the Schengen territory. Internal border controls have been abolished and there are no or few stops and checks. Internal air, road and train travel are handled as domestic trips, just like traveling from one state in the U.S. to another. Traveling within Europe has been simplified with the Schengen visa as the unified visa system offers many advantages. The Schengen Agreement still allows customs control as long as there is no passport check, and checks are made randomly, or at real suspicions.

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