Here’s How to Map an Epic European Road Trip

Sep 13, 2018

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Road tripping around Europe has landed a top spot on many bucket lists, but finding the means to do so and figuring out the most efficient plan can make the trip more difficult than imaginable. However, University of Michigan professor Randy Olsen calculated the fastest way to circle all of Europe — and still hit the major tourist spots.

The entire trip hits 41 cities, takes two weeks of nonstop driving and some ferrying to compete and covers 16,287 miles. To maximize this mega road trip, you would definitely want to set aside a few months to get the most out of each stop.

This map takes you around all the most Instagramable places in Europe like the Venice canals, Amalfi Coast in Italy, Cliffs of Moher in Ireland, hotspots like Paris and London and coastal cities like Lagos, Portugal.

The full list of cities (in order) on this European track include:

  1. Innsbruck, Austria
  2. Munich, Germany
  3. Pag, Croatia
  4. Venice, Italy
  5. Amalfi, Italy
  6. Gozo, Malta
  7. Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Photo by John Weinhardt on Unsplash
    Photo by John Weinhardt on Unsplash

  8. Santorini, Thira, Greece
  9. Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
  10. Istanbul, Turkey
  11. Sighisoara, Mures County, Romania
  12. Budapest, Hungary
  13. Vienna, Austria
  14. Prague, Czech Republic
  15. Krakow, Poland
  16. Jägala Waterfall, 74205 Harjumaa, Estonia
  17. Lapland, Finland
  18. ICEBAR, Marknadsvägen, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
  19. Bergen, Norway
  20. Copenhagen, Denmark
  21. Berlin, Germany
  22. Amsterdam, Netherlands

    A traditional view of Amsterdam with bicycles on a bridge above the canals and some ancient typical Dutch style houses on a sunny summer day in the Netherlands capital city. Photo by @ Didier Marti/Getty Images
    traditional view of Amsterdam with bicycles on a bridge above the canals and some ancient typical Dutch style houses on a sunny summer day in the Netherlands capital city. Photo by @ Didier Marti/Getty Images

  23. Keukenhof, Stationsweg, Lisse Netherlands
  24. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  25. Inverness, United Kingdom
  26. Ballybunion, Ireland
  27. Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland
  28. Cornwall, United Kingdom
  29. Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom
  30. London, United Kingdom
  31. Brussels, Belgium
  32. Paris, France
  33. Pamplona, Spain
  34. Lagos, Portugal

    Lagos has some incredible cove beaches. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.
    Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

  35. Granada, Spain
  36. Ibiza, Spain
  37. Barcelona, Spain
  38. Luberon, Bonnieux, France
  39. Nice, France
  40. Monte Carlo, Monaco
  41. Interlaken, Switzerland

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