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Trip List by Stuart H

European Road Trip 2012

29 Mar 2013  This is a list about our trip around Europe in summer 2012. Got plenty more information on the places we visited which we can't fit into this short list!
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European road trip in campervsn

  • 1. London

    17th June 2012

    This is where it all really began. We got a coach from Nottingham down to London in order to take a coach over to Lille to collect the campervan. This is the start of the 6 week adventure around Europe!

  • 2. Lille
    Lille, Nord

    18th June 2012

    So after hours of travelling we finally arrived in Lille at 5am! Now we had to wait around for the opening time of the campervan rental place!

  • 3. Groede
    Groede, Zeeland Province

    18th June 2012

    After picking up the campervan we drove straight out of France, through Belgium and into the Netherlands! We were staying in Groede for one night at Strandcamping Groede. This was a lovely campsite with a beach very close by. We had a lot sleep to catch up on though so most of the time we spent sleeping!

  • 4. Amsterdam
    Amsterdam, North Holland Province

    19th June 2012

    Onwards to Amsterdam. WE stayed in a campsite called Zeeburg - just a short tram journey from the centre of Amsterdam. Such a beautiful city and the architecture was amazing! Interesting walk around the Red Light District too!

  • 5. Hamburg
    Hamburg, Germany

    21st June 2012

    After 2 nights in Amsterdam we continued on our journey and entered Germany. We stayed for a night just outside Hamburg to re-charge our batteries.

  • 6. Berlin
    Berlin, Germany

    22nd June 2012

    Here we stayed just outside Berlin in a resort called Tropical Islands. We did not actually go in the 'paradise' of the dome because of price and being on a very strict budget! We would return in the future though to stay in the dome for a few nights.

  • 7. Prague
    Prague, Bohemia

    23rd June 2012

    Here we stayed just outside Prague on the outskirts. This was an experience as it was a very rough, unsettling neighborhood. Prague was fantastic though - sitting by the river at night looking at the city lighting up was very special!

  • 8. Senec
    Senec, Bratislava Region

    26th June 2012

    We stayed for 2 nights in Senec. We spent the days swimming and re-energising after Prague. The campsite was not the greatest but it was hot and we enjoyed relaxing.

  • 9. Budapest
    Budapest, Central Hungary

    28th June 2012

    We parked the campervan at the campsite and headed straight into Budapest for the day. The campsite was ideal being so close to Budapest centre! The weather was so hot so we felt we had no choice but to take a bus tour around the city! The sights and architecture in Budapest is fantastic! A must see city for anyone!

  • 10. Lake Balaton
    Somogy County, Southern Transdanubia

    29th June 2012

    This was absolute bliss! Temperatures reached 47 degrees celcius though so our bodies' felt the strain!

  • 11. Bled
    Bled, Upper Carniola Region

    1st July 2012

    Our campsite was right on the lake so ideal for swimming in the picturesque lake all day! At night we watched the Euro 2012 final with Spain beating Italy - there were more Italian fans here so it was a little bit awkward!

  • 12. Croatia
    Croatia, Europe

    2nd July 2012

    Swimming in the Adriatic Sea for 2 days in soaring temperatures was heaven! The campsite was fantastic too - right on the coast line!

  • 13. Innsbruck
    Innsbruck, Tirol

    4th July 2012

    Here we stayed in a campsite on a lake surrounded by mountains. It was fantastic! There was a massive thunderstorm which wiped out all the electrics for a while but what can you expect when having such high mountains around us!

  • 14. Venice
    Venice

    7th July 2012

    The first stop in Italy! Camp site left a lot to be desired but ideal for easy access in to Venice. The city was fantastic - was going to go on a Gondola but it was far too expensive!

  • 15. Ravenna
    Ravenna, Province of Ravenna

    9th July 2012

    2 days in the sun relaxing. Ravenna had a huge beach to just chill and wind down and prepare for Rome!

  • 16. Rome
    Rome, Lazio

    11th July 2012

    Went into Rome for 3 days as campsite was just on outskirts. Had hop-on-hop-off bus tour tickets so made best use out of them. Fantastic city and there was so much to see!

  • 17. Pisa
    Pisa, Province of Pisa

    14th July 2012

    One day here to obviously see the Leaning Tower. There were some other good things about the city but to be honest it is just the Leaning Tower and not much else.

  • 18. Ispra
    Ispra, Lake Maggiore

    15th July 2012

    Here we stayed for 3 nights in order to recover fully from the past few days in Italy. This would be our last stop in this beautiful country. Our pitch was literally on the lake and had beautiful views, especially during the sunset.

  • 19. Lyon
    Lyon, Rhone

    18th July 2012

    Back into France and staying in Lyon. Such a surprise of a city and was a really nice campsite as well. They even have their own replica of the top third of the Eiffel Tower!

  • 20. Montpellier
    Montpellier, Herault

    20th July 2012

    This was a very expensive area to stay so with being on a budget we only stayed one night! It was an ok campsite and enjoyed the walk along the beach in the evening.

  • 21. Barcelona
    Barcelona

    21st July 2012

    We stayed a train journey outside Barcelona so went in 3 days out of the 4 we stayed there. There was so much to do and once again did most of it on hop-on-hop-off tours. The last day we stayed by the campsite as we were on the beach and went swimming with the lilos.

  • 22. Toulouse
    Toulouse, Haute-Garonne

    25th July 2012

    We stayed here for only one night and wasn't really close enough to make it into Toulouse to explore.

  • 23. Lanton
    Lanton, Gironde

    26th July

    Here we relaxed at the campsite for a couple of nights and started packing up the campervan ready to go home :(

  • 24. Paris
    Paris, Ile-de-France

    29th July 2012

    We spent 2 full days in Paris and went on a night tour around to see the illuminations at night! Such a fantastic spectacle!

  • 25. Lille
    Lille, Nord

    31st July 2012

    Here we handed the campervan back and waited for the coach to take us back home to the UK :(

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