My Eurotrip Plans

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In exactly two weeks I’m leaving for Europe for the first time (ahhhhh!!!!). I have such mixed feelings… I don’t want to leave my dogs for this long! I feel so unprepared even though I’ve planned my trip down to the second (we’ll see if this proves to be a good or bad thing). But I know I’ll have an amazing time, because it’s wonderful, magical Europe! I’ll spend the first three weeks with my best friend since age 8 and then my boyfriend will join for the remainder of the trip. I even threw in a surprise destination for him that he (hopefully) won’t know about until we get to the airport!

So without further ado, this is how the next two months will look for me:

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Paris, France

Oh, Paris… how long I’ve wanted to visit you! I can’t wait to wander the streets, see all the sights I’ve learned about every year in my French classes and try out the language with locals!

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Amsterdam, Netherlands

I’m really looking forward to exploring the canals and biking in this beautiful capital city.

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Berlin, Germany

My friend is interning in Berlin this summer, so hopefully we’ll get to meet up while I’m there! I can’t wait to see all the history this city has to offer, touch the Berlin Wall and visit the Holocaust Memorial.

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Wroclaw, Poland

Wroclaw is pretty much on the way to Prague, so why not stop there?! I’m super excited to eat all the pierogies I possibly can (although I don’t think anything could beat my Grammy’s homemade pierogies!) and explore my Polish heritage.

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Prague, Czech Republic

I’ve heard so many stories of travelers falling in love with Prague – I hope I end up being one of them.

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Bratislava, Slovakia

Bratislava is a city I don’t know much about yet, but I’m excited to explore. It’s conveniently located on my way to Budapest, so it’s a perfect pit stop.

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Budapest, Hungary

I’ve heard so many great things about Budapest that I’m getting beyond excited to visit. I’m even going to take a language class there!!

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Athens, Greece

Ancient Greek ruins, galore. I can’t wait!

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Paphos, Cyprus

Beautiful, pristine beaches and turquoise water. Even more Greek ruins and Aphrodite’s rock. This island nation is one of the countries I’m most excited for.

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Tirana, Albania

I still don’t know much about Tirana but I’m excited to explore it a bit! I’ll just be passing through for a day on my way to Montenegro, but I’m glad I’ll get at least a short opportunity to see this country and its capital city!

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Kotor, Montenegro

I’m a small town girl, so I’m beyond excited to relax on the Bay of Kotor. I want to walk the city walls at sunrise and sunset to see the beautiful views this town has to offer!

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Mostar, Bosnia & Herzegovina

I can’t wait to walk across the Old Bridge and visit the markets and see the unique dynamic of this previously war-torn city for myself.

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Vis, Croatia

I’m debating between visiting the small island of Vis or the more touristed Hvar. Either way, I’m really looking forward to some downtime on a beautiful island off the Dalmatian coast.

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Split, Croatia

A city that’s basically completely in a palace? Yes, please!

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Venice, Italy

I really want to take a gondola ride and aimlessly wander the paths along the canals. I could not be more excited!

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Cinque Terre, Italy

I CAN’T WAIT FOR THIS HIKE!!!! It looks so beautiful in pictures, I can’t even imagine how amazing it must be in person.

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Pisa, Italy

I’m stopping in Pisa on the way to Rome to see what the town has to offer, and of course, take one of those infamous pictures with the Leaning Tower.

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Rome, Italy

When in Rome… eat lots of pizza and pasta! I’m excited for the food and history that lies there.

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I’m visiting my high school foreign exchange student who I haven’t seen in 4 years in her hometown! I’m so excited for her to show me the Austrian way of life.

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Salzburg, Austria

I might be a little obsessed with the Sound of Music. How could I possibly not stop in Salzburg when in Austria?

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Barcelona, Spain

Vamos a la playa!

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Lisbon, Portugal

Ever since I discovered the beautiful castles of Sintra on Pinterest I knew I had to stop in Lisbon.

Surprise location!

I’m surprising my boyfriend with this location. He won’t find out until we’re at the airport to get there. I’m stoked!!!

Paris, France (again)

My flight leaves from Paris, so I’ll be coming full circle on my Europe trip.


So there it is. My first big trip. I’m thrilled, nervous, excited, and maybe a little bit queezy. But it’s all good. Because I leave in 14 days!!!!!

Any suggestions on what to do and things to see?! I’ll take ’em!

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10 thoughts on “My Eurotrip Plans

  1. naomiinwonderland says:

    Girl that sounds so exciting! I live in Europe and I’ve been to Amsterdam more times than I can count so if you need any advice! Also I just went to Rome in May and wrote a ton about it, if you have any questions 🙂

    When will you be in Budapest? I’ll be there next month with my mom for a few days!

    And uhh, don’t be nervous 🙂 I promise you, you will love every minute of it!

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    • saraglasbrenner says:

      Awesome!! I’ll definitely check out your blog for Rome advice 🙂
      Anything I should do in Amsterdam that I won’t find in the guidebooks?! I don’t have much planned there yet so I’m up for any suggestions!
      And I’ll be in Budapest June 12th-15th! Maybe our trips will overlap!

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  2. Alejandra says:

    Sounds like a very exciting trip!!! 😀

    You will LOVE Prague. I highly recommend visiting Cesky Krumlov, three hours south of Prague. I wrote about it and added photos, if you want to check to see if it’s a place you would like to visit (or just google it, there is a lot of info about it 😉 ). It’s smaller than Prague and feels like a fairytale town!!!

    Are you going to write about all your trips? If so, looking forward to reading 🙂

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    • saraglasbrenner says:

      Cesky Krumlov has actually been on my radar for a while now!! I reallyyy want to take a day trip there, we’ll have to see what happens 🙂 I’ll check out your blog for inspiration!!
      And yep! I’m planning on writing as much as I can during my travels and catching up on anything I missed when I get back home.

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  3. A Wandering Lobster says:

    Wow! Your trip sounds amazing. I’m just not going to take my return flight home and join you! Enjoy Europe! You’re going to have a blast. Can’t wait to read about your stories. If you have the chance head to Lucca from Pisa. It’s such a cute town!

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  4. Girl Sees The World says:

    Wow this sounds so amazing! Out of these cities I’ve been to Paris, Barcelona, Lisbon, Rome, and Pisa and loved all of them. If you have time while you’re in Lisbon you should definitely take a day trip to Cascais which is close by. It’s a beach town that is so beautiful! The castle is great too and you get amazing views of the city from there. And while you’re in Paris, make sure to climb the Eiffel Tower and spend some time wandering down side streets and sitting at outdoor cafes to people watch. I can’t wait to hear all about your trip and see your photos! 🙂

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