Interrail: anyone tried this before ?

james_g_c @ 04-04-2008 13:40

Hi,

I am planning on interrailing, setting off at the back-end of may, depending on exam dates.

For the journey, I am travelling with a friend, but when going over the route, we found that we were mainly wanting to tour Italy, and still wanted to also travel up to Denmark, Sweden and Norway, so what we are thinking now is...

Spend around two weeks in Italy, using the 30 day, one country pass, with 6 travel days. Then get ferry over to greece, and travel South, using a 22 day global pass.

Our planned route is:

Fly to Turin
Milan
Florence
Rome
Naples
Bari

Ferry to Patras
Athens
Sofia
Belgrade
Budapest
Bratislava or Wien
Prague
Berlin
Copenhagen
Stockholm
Oslo

What I'm wanting is past experiences of anything like this, and is it viable? This is our first interrail trip, and was worried it may be too tiring by the end, but we've decided to stay in hostels, rather than camp, so that may ease the journey somewhat. Any thoughts on this?

Thanks a lot,
James

Miro @ 06-04-2008 12:35

I think the first part is ok, the second part is maybe a bit busy. You're doing 10 cities in 22 days, that's about 2 days per city, traveltime included. I should leave some cities more out and stay longer in each city, so you can get to know each city a bit better...

james_g_c @ 06-04-2008 17:58

Ahhh, thanks! Over the past day we've had a re-shuffle of the plans, as we were thinking the same as you! The new route is for the 30 day pass, so we don't get too exhausted. Here goes...

A couple of days in Rome before the pass starts, then...
Florence
Milan
Venice
Budapest
Bratislava
Vienna
Prague
Berlin
Copenhagen
Stockholm
Then arrive in Oslo for the pass finishing, and spending an extra couple of days there, before flying back.

Does this sound better? Still a fair amount to pack in, but more managable, especially for a first Interrail trip?

Thanks a lot,
James


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