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Suggested itin for student travel

Could someone post a suggested itinerary for 4 to 5 weeks of travel from London using Eurail.......what are cities to see and must see in each.

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She is in London now and has about 4 to 5 weeks to travel.....using rails and hostels.....jut wondered if anyone has seen a suggested itinerary. Months would be April and May

Posted by
4021 posts

It depends on what she is looking for. We need more information before we can make any useful suggestions.

Posted by
29346 posts

what does she like? What languages has she been studying? Where has she been before?

What is her major? Is she planning on solo travel or in a group of friends?

Has she done any research - what things interested her?

Sorry but without some detail there is just no way to answer the question reasonably.

Posted by
5994 posts

Scotland is worth a visit - Edinburgh, at the very least. Along the rail north of London to Edinburgh are also Newcastle and York, both full of wonderful opportunities for a visit.

Posted by
3666 posts

I'm assuming that since she is studying abroad, she is a adult, and must gave some ideas of her own as to where she wants to go and what she wants to see/do. Without knowing her interests and past travel history it's impossible to suggest an itinerary that she would enjoy.

At the very least, let her know about this website and have her look through the Explore Europe section for ideas she might like.

And also read through the man in seat 61 website on his views about eurail tickets, before you spend any money on that.

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23 posts

She is 20 and has her break from study abroad and is looking to venture outside of the UK to see more of Europe, she has visited Europe several times when she was younger but mainly on cruises. She has already been to Paris and Madrid on this trip so far as has Barcelona planned, but looking more for train parts of Europe with a starting point in London. Is that more info....

Posted by
7368 posts

If she's a student, she would be eligible for InterRail Pass, which I believe is less expensive.

Posted by
494 posts

Scandinavia could be an interesting visit. She could train from London to Brussels, then up to Denmark, Sweden, and Norway. Perhaps take a ferry back to UK and then train back to London or wherever she is studying. If she’s looking for warmer weather train to Paris, and head down to the South of France, then across to Italy and down into Rome, then maybe further south to Sicily a fascinating island. Or finally from Brussels she could look at taking a trip through Germany and Eastern Europe.

Like others have said, it’s her trip and without knowing what she is interested in it’s hard to give more than very general routes. And then with Covid and it’s attendant. issues plus rumblings between Russia and Ukraine i’d be leery of travel through parts of Eastern Europe for a while.

I do hope she is traveling with friends…spending 4-5 weeks in Europe by yourself could be overwhelming for a 20 year old. Good luck and happy traveling to you both!

Posted by
29346 posts

thanks for some more help. That's a start. What does she like to see or do, what is she studying? These may help us find the right places...

Posted by
6460 posts

I would encourage you to have her do as much of the planning for her trip as possible. That is an important skill that one only learns by doing.

Posted by
12275 posts

If she is old enough to take care of herself while studying abroad, she is probably old enought to plan her own trip. And no doubt she will have some friends to travel with. (And she has already done some traveling.)

Time to let go and let her do it herself. We don't know what she is interested in. We don't know what she wants to see and do. Let her figure it out.

I know it's hard to do.......but both of you will be better off.

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May I point out that we have many suggested itineraries on our website for various countries? The "At a Glance" and "Plan" sections of our website's Explore Europe section provide these itineraries. Simply mix and match as needed for the desired countries. You might start with England here: https://www.ricksteves.com/europe/england