Looking for an unforgettable summer? One filled with endless memories and experiences? Well, look no further. It’s time to book your interrail pass. Interrailing is an amazing experience, one that can’t be missed. It is a hassle free way of visiting several European countries without the dreaded airport queues, long stopovers and waiting in the baggage hall. Do you have dreams of travelling Europe by train? But you don’t know where to begin. Then keep on reading, this post will describe the perfect Interrail Itinerary. An itinerary full of picturesque lakes, stunning beaches and of course the major cities.

Budapest (Hungary) -> Split (Croatia) -> Bled (Slovenia) -> Munich (Germany) -> Prague (Czech Republic) -> Amsterdam (Netherlands) -> Paris (France)

Check out the rail plan here

First Stop: Budapest, Hungary The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

There are so many great reasons to visit Budapest. There is something for everybody no matter what their interests. You can have a relaxing stay by visiting Budapest famous thermal baths or maybe you’re more of a city buff and want to get up and personal with one of the most beautiful parliaments in the world. Or maybe you’re an Adrenaline Junkie and want to explore the underground cave system (this is an experience not to be missed). No matter what, you will find something you enjoy in Hungary’s capital city Budapest and this is why it is the perfect first stop on your interrail adventure.

Budapest -> Split The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

Travelling from Budapest to Split takes a total of 13 hours and 27 minutes. Thankfully this is a night train. Be sure reserve your sleeper ticket in advance, you can do this at the train station. The screenshot above is from the official Interrail website. This site will become your best friend over the course of your holiday, be sure to check it out here.

Next Stop: Split, Croatia The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

Split is an amazing coastal city with so much to offer. Breathtaking sunsets, sandy beaches and beautiful ancient architecture. You can really lose yourself exploring this wonderful city. I would also suggest putting a day aside to visit the nearby Islands with crystal clear water surrounding them. You will be blown away with the beauty each Island holds.

Split, Croatia -> Bled, Slovenia The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

Getting from Split to Bled is probably the most difficult transfer on this interrail route but I ensure you Bled is most definitely worth the visit. To start off your Journey you should hope on a night train (reservation needed) from Split to Croatia’s capital Zagreb. From here you will have a stopover of approximately 1 hour. This is the perfect excuse to go stretch your legs and buy some breakfast.

Then catch the 6.55 train from Zagreb to Bled Jezero (with one change over). Once you reach Bled Jezero you will have to get a local bus to the lake. The bus stop is located straight across from the train station.

Next Stop: Bled, Slovenia The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

Slovenia is a magical country, It’s like something out of a fairy tale. There are so many things to see and do. It is a country full of beautiful lakes, waterfalls, and adventure. It is by far my favourite place I visited while interrailing.

Bled, Slovenia -> Munich, Germany The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

(Via the Interrail Website)

 

Next Stop: Munich, Germany The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

My time in Munich was short. However, it is a city I really hope to visit again in the future. Munich was not originally in my plan while interrailing but I am so glad I got the opportunity to stop over in this beautiful city.

Munich, Germany -> Prague, Czech Republic The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

(Via the Interrail Website)

Next Stop: Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is an amazing city. It has a great nightlife scene and so many interesting places to explore. And for an extra bonus, it is super duper cheap. What I liked about Prague is it wasn’t expensive. You can walk around the city, experience the culture and make new friends all while spending barely any money.

Prague, Czech Republic -> Berlin, Germany The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

(Via the Interrail Website)

Next Stop: Berlin, Germany The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

There is so much to see in this historic city. Berlin is big, very big. Unlike the other cities listed above. I recommend booking a hop on hop off bus tour. This will prevent you from missing out on all the top tourist attractions. It’s a great way to see the city without getting lost. I also recommend putting 3 or 4 days aside to explore Germanys Capital city.

Berlin, Germany -> Amsterdam, the Netherlands

(Via the Interrail Website)

Trains times are subject to change on certain dates, be sure to check the times for your desired travel date.

Next Stop: Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Amsterdam is a fantastic city, with so much to offer. Its colorful buildings, hundreds of bikes and endless amounts of canals makes it quite a unique place to visit. There is so much to do, from going on a boat cruise, exploring the red light district or visiting Anne Franks house. It is a city you can visit time and time again and never get bored and should 100% be part of your interrail adventure.

Amsterdam, the Netherlands -> Paris, France The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

(via the interrail Website)

A reservation for this direct train is needed. I recommend booking 2 to 3 days in advance as it is quite a popular route.

Last Stop: Paris, France The Perfect Interrail Itinerary

It wouldn’t be a European adventure without stopping off in the city of love. Paris is a wonderful city, although it can be very expensive, it is definitely worth it. Much like Berlin, Paris is a big city, however, I recommend walking as much as you possibly can. This way you can experience the culture, city life and all that Paris has to offer. The picture above was taking from Galleries Lafayette.

 

I hope you found this post helpful. I would also recommend downloading the Offical Interrail app (IOS or Android) for on the go trains times and information. For booking accommodation search websites such as bookings.com, Airbnb.com and hostelworld.com.

If you have any more question please feel free to ask in the comment section below, until next time, Slán go Fóill.

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