Europe Trip – 6 Months, 16 Countries, 55 Cities, 11 Languages

bel around the world

55 cities,

16 countries.

That’s one third of the 44 countries in Europe.

And 8% of the world, out of the 195 countries in the world.

And that’s the number of places I’ve covered in 6 months while travelling around Europe from January to June 2015.

I was travelling to Europe for the first time, and I’ve discovered a world far bigger than I’ve imagined.

You can find some of the Europe trip itineraries from the cities I’ve been to below in that 6 months in Europe. This is especially useful if you are looking to travel Europe on a budget.

In chronological order, I’ve been to:

  1.  Netherlands
    1. Amsterdam
    2. Zaanse Schans
  2. United Kingdom
    1. Bristol
    2. Cardiff
    3. Stroud
    4. London
  3. France
    1. Paris
    2. Dieppe
    3. Trouville-Deauville
    4. Lyon
    5. Nice
    6. Eze
    7. Cannes
    8. Strasbourg
    9. Colmar
  4. Monaco
  5. Belgium
    1. Brussels
    2. Ghent
    3. Bruges
    4. Antwerp
  6. Spain
    1. Barcelona
    2. Granada
    3. Nerja
    4. Malaga
    5. Seville
    6. Ronda
  7. Portugal
    1. Lisbon
    2. Sintra
    3. Porto
  8. Germany
    1. Berlin
    2. Hamburg
    3. Cologne
    4. Frankfurt
    5. Heidelberg
    6. Rothenburg
    7. Georgensmรผnd
    8. Ulm
    9. Munich
  9. Czech Republic
    1. Prague
  10. Italy
    1. Venice
    2. Florence
    3. Pisa
    4. Cinque Terre
    5. Rome
  11. Vatican City
  12. Turkey
    1. Istanbul
    2. Cappadocia
  13. Greece
    1. Athens
    2. Santorini
    3. Milos
  14. Austria
    1. Vienna
    2. Hallstat
    3. Salzburg
  15. Switzerland
    1. Zurich
    2. Lucerne
  16. Hungary
    1. Budapest

You may find links accompanying each of the destinations I’ve been to. They contain my personal experience while spending the 6 months in Europe, as well as some handy tips for making the most of your experience there.

Planning a trip to Europe needn’t be stressful or overwhelming. You can start with this step by step guide on planning a trip.

Europe is a cluster of countries that are relatively close by, so travelling between cities and countries are less arduous than countries like USA or Canada where the land area is massive! 

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The cheapest way to travel Europe is by budget airlines, buses and trains. I listed my most commonly used resources in Europe so you can travel Europe on a budget too.


If you have further queries regarding the destinations I’ve been/ how to budget, feel free to ask me!

This page will be continuously updated with up to date links. Keep checking back!

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‘Til then, au revoir!

Neglecting to broaden their view has kept some people doing one thing all their lives. – Napolean Hill

14 Replies to “Europe Trip – 6 Months, 16 Countries, 55 Cities, 11 Languages”

  1. Bel28 is a sunday in Singapore.

  2. This looks awesome, what a great trip ๐Ÿ™‚ Which one was your favourite ?

    1. It’s hard to say – each gave me a very special experience. I loved the mountains in Switzerland, the plains in the Cotswolds, the hot air balloon in Turkey, the cosmpolitan Amsterdam and the tarts in Portugal! Have you been to these places? ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Wow! That is really amazing….traveling the world, meeting people, learning cultures, marveling nature as well as man-made architectural wonders…this is what great life is made of.

    1. Yes I can’t agree more! Everyone should take the time to do that once in a while- to truly LIVE.

  4. wow this is amazing!

    1. Yeah when I look back and see how far I’ve gone, I amaze myself too.

      1. Yes I am sure!! amazing!

        1. Thanks a lot Lynz ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. […] 84 days alone, Iโ€™d visited 16 countries, 55 cities, and said โ€œHelloโ€ in 11 languages that include: German, French, Dutch, Portuguese, Spanish, Italian, Turkish, Czech, Welsh, Greek and Latin… […]

  6. Hi, do you have the itinerary for your travels? It’s quite difficult planning how to get to places and which places to go next! ๐Ÿ™ Thanks in advance!

    1. Hi Pee Jay,

      Thanks for popping by!

      Where exactly are you looking at? I might have depending on which destinations you’re going to! ๐Ÿ™‚


  7. Hi Isabel, most of the countries which you have visited are in the Schengen region (except UK).How did you manage to stay in the regions for 6 months? According to the travel rule, traveller only can stay in Schengen region for 90 days out of 180. Kindly advise

    1. Hi Edison,
      Thanks for your query! I was on a student exchange that’s why. ๐Ÿ™‚

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