Here's How to Map an Epic European Road Trip

Sept. 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
  1. Santorini, Thira, Greece
  2. Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
  3. Istanbul, Turkey
  4. Sighisoara, Mures County, Romania
  5. Budapest, Hungary
  6. Vienna, Austria
  7. Prague, Czech Republic
  8. Krakow, Poland
  9. Jägala Waterfall, 74205 Harjumaa, Estonia
  10. Lapland, Finland
  11. ICEBAR, Marknadsvägen, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden
  12. Bergen, Norway
  13. Copenhagen, Denmark
  14. Berlin, Germany
  15. Amsterdam, Netherlands
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
  1. Keukenhof, Stationsweg, Lisse Netherlands
  2. Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  3. Inverness, United Kingdom
  4. Ballybunion, Ireland
  5. Cliffs of Moher, Clare, Ireland
  6. Cornwall, United Kingdom
  7. Stonehenge, Amesbury, United Kingdom
  8. London, United Kingdom
  9. Brussels, Belgium
  10. Paris, France
  11. Pamplona, Spain
  12. Lagos, Portugal
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  1. Granada, Spain
  2. Ibiza, Spain
  3. Barcelona, Spain
  4. Luberon, Bonnieux, France
  5. Nice, France
  6. Monte Carlo, Monaco
  7. Interlaken, Switzerland

Whether you're planning a Euro trip by yourself or with your friends, getting to Europe via points and miles is one of the best ways to save some money.

H/T: The Culture Trip

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