That’s one of the biggest trips I’m planning. As this is a pretty big trip we will divide it into a few parts: objects we want to visit, the transport we will use, a time we spend in each country, budget distribution and so on. So let’s start:
Our group will consist of 7 people including me(we are still looking for 2 passengers), we are planning our trip for 7 days in the end of this year October. Here is how our route is looking like from big plan:
So as you see our destination is Paris and through this route, we are going to visit Warsaw(Poland), Berlin(Germany), Amsterdam(Netherlands), Paris(France). According to Google Maps, we are going to spend 22 hours and 53 minutes in a road in a total of 2,247 kilometers(one way), so going back in the same route would be 4,494 kilometers. Well, you will never reach such accuracy in big trips, so we can add about 1000km. In total, we will have 5,500 kilometers.
Okay, let’s conclude our numbers:
Approximately in a road according to Google Maps: 22h 53 min.
Approximately a total of road length according to Google Maps: 4,494 km + 1000km(to be sure).
Capitals to visit: 4
Approximately time to visit objects: (7 days * 24 h) – (2*23 h on road) – (7 days * 7h of sleep) = 73 h
Main destination: Paris(France)-Amsterdam(Netherlands)
Objects To Visit
As you might think we will not drive right to Paris in 23 hours, we are going to visit objects in every country. So now we should make a list of what we want to visit in these countries. One of the easiest ways to find out these objects is just to simply type in Google Search “Best places to visit in [capital]”. So that is what we are going to do. That’s what I got as the first result.
Okay, that is really pretty much objects to visit in Warsaw. So this is a list we would like to visit there:
- Old Town
- Neon Museum
- Copernicus Science Centre
I think we should spend no more than 10 hours in Warsaw, so we will have 63 hours left to visit other objects. Let’s say we will continue our trip to Berlin(Germany).
Well at Berlin we will have more objects to visit. After doing simple search these are objects we are planning to visit:
- Brandenburg Gate
- Museum Island
- Victory Column
- Berlin Wall Memorial
- Altes Museum
- Botanical Garden Of Botanical Museum
That’s pretty much for now. So In Berlin, we are going to visit more objects, so we will reserve more hours there. Let’s say we should be enough with 15 hours. We still have 48 hours left to visit other objects.
Let’s continue our journey to Amsterdam. Now as this is our one of the main destinations, here we will make a bigger list of what we should visit.
- Van Gogh Museum
- Anne Frank House
- Red Light District
- Royal Palace of Amsterdam
- Canal Belt
- Muiden Castle
Of course, we are going to spend some time in a beach in the Netherlands, so we should distribute more time to the Netherlands, let’s say 30 hours, so we will have 18 hours left for Paris, that’s pretty enough.
And let’s do a list of what are we planning to visit in Paris:
- Eiffel Tower
- Louvre Museum
- Arc of Triumph
- Palace of Versailles
- Catacombs of Paris
- Tour Montparnasse
- Hill of Montmartre
Okay so what we have, the time we plan to spend in:
Warsaw: 10 hours
Berlin: 15 hours
Amsterdam: 30 hours
Paris: 18 hours
Total objects planned to visit: 23
Okay, we plan to take 300€ for one person. Let’s calculate if we will be enough with that. Here is a list of expenses we thought about:
- Rent of camper: 50€/day
- Food: 50€/person
- Fuel: 100€
- Other expenses: 100€/person
In other expenses, we included entry fee’s to museums, few things in Amsterdam and hygiene products. Every person will use their 50€ for rent of camper as there will be 7 of us in a 7-day trip. Now for fuel we should take about 100€ everyone. I calculated it by simple math, average camper uses 10 liters per 100 kilometers and the average price of diesel in Europe is about 1.25€/L, so this is math:
(5000km / 100km) * (10L / 100km) * 1.25€/L = 625€ / 7 persons = 89.29€
50€ for a week buying food should be more than enough for a person, we won’t buy any fast food and will make it by ourselves.
For now, that’s it, I will update and complete this plan ASAP. Stay Tuned!