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2020 Itineraries for Eurail and InterRail Passes

Itineraries for Eurail and InterRail Passes

Take your pick from five fully costed fabulous itineraries which include all the departure times!

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If you're considering exploring Europe by train , we have saved you the effort of planning your trip, by producing five itineraries that can be followed with a Eurail or InterRail pass.
Follow our suggestions and you'll see the best of Europe, while saving money compared to the cost of purchasing last minute train tickets per journey.

Or use the Concierge rail travel planning service to craft your personalised optimum itinerary.

11 features of all the itinerary ideas:

(1) You can follow all these itineraries with either a 10 Days within two months InterRail Global Pass OR a 10 days within 2 months Eurail Global Pass.

(2) Therefore you can spend some time in multiple fabulous locations between your days of train travel.

(3) They can be trusted, as our founder Simon has been lucky enough to travel on all of the journeys that have been included - he also took all the images used to illustrate each itinerary (and 99.99% of all the images you'll find on ShowMeTheJourney).

(4) We've gone the extra mile and looked up the departure and arrival time of each train, and these SHOULD be valid throughout 2020 - though confirm that each of your subsequent trains will be running as normal, when you arrive at each station.

(5) They're circular, so start and finish in the same city, but it also means you can jump into the suggested routings and choose your own start and end city.

(6) They involve taking the fewest number of trains possible.

(7) They also avoid as many additional reservation fees as feasibly possible - one of them avoids ANY additional fees at all.

(8) As you'll be on holiday we've avoided suggesting that you rise at dawn, so as many of the journeys as possible involve departing from a city after 09:00.

(9) They strive to ensure that all the connections between trains should be stress free, but when they are tightly timed, we suggest alternatives.

(10) We've also included as many fabulous journeys as feasibly possible.

(11) We have compared the total travel costs of each itinerary = the rail passes + the reservations fees etc, with the costs of purchasing tickets for our suggested journeys.

10 of Europe's most fabulous cities are included on this Eurail and InterRail pass itinerary

London → Amsterdam → Berlin → Prague/Praha → Vienna/Wien → Venice/Venezia → Roma/Rome → Geneve → Barcelona → Paris → London

Discover all you need to know about this trip of a lifetime by taking a look at the guide below.

The ultimate scenic itinerary:

A beautiful journey is guaranteed every day on this Eurail and InterRail itinerary

Milano Centovali Railway The MG Railway Milano The Italian Riviera The Cote D'Azur Marseille Nimes Lyon The Route of The Mont Blanc Express Montreux The Golden Pass Milan The Bernina Pass The Albula Railway The Alberg Pass Innsbruck The Brenner Pass Venice The Adriatic Coast Roma through the Cinque Terre Milano

Discover all you need to know about this trip of a lifetime by taking a look at the guide below.

Highlights of Northern Europe:

The best of Scandinavia and 7 amazing cities are featured in this 2019 rail pass itinerary

Amsterdam Hamburg Gothenburg Oslo Stockholm Copenhagen Berlin Warsaw Prague Wien/Vienna Amsterdam

Discover all you need to know about this trip of a lifetime by taking a look at the guide below.

No additional reservation fees:

10 fabulous destinations, beautiful journeys but no additional fees on this Eurail and InterRail itinerary

Paris Gent Amsterdam Berlin Prague Vienna/Wien Venice/Venezia Florence/Firenze Milano 4 beautiful Swiss journeys Paris

OR

Paris Gent Amsterdam Berlin Prague Vienna/Wien Venice/Venezia Florence/Firenze explore the Cinque Terre Genoa Marseille Paris

Discover all you need to know about this trip of a lifetime by taking a look at the guide below.

Direct trains only (no connections):

How to see the best of Europe with an InterRail or Eurail Pass by only taking direct trains

Paris Amsterdam Berlin Prague Budapest Vienna/Wien Venice/Venezia Roma Milano Lyon Barcelona Paris

OR

Paris Amsterdam Berlin Prague Budapest Vienna/Wien Munich/Munchen Venice/Venezia Roma Milano Lyon Paris

Discover all you need to know about this trip of a lifetime by taking a look at the guide below..

And if you want to have a shorter travel itinerary and stay in only five locations, there are some great ideas for making those type of trips HERE - published by OntheLuce.

An Alpine itinerary compiled by Hidden Europe:

This itinerary was compiled for Guardian Travel by Nicky Gardner, the co-editor of the fabulous Hidden Europe magazine

Nicky travelled: London Lausanne Montreux Luzern/Lucerne Montreux Luzern/Lucerne Mittenwald via Innsbruck London

The details of this trip are here

Tips for having a stress-free trip:

This EXTRA INFO can help you:

(1) Save money when booking overnight accommodation.

(2) Know 'the rules'

(3) Have more comfortable journeys.

(4) Avoid last minute panics at the station etc etc.

Author

Simon Harper

I wanted to share my passion for train travel and explain how anyone can take the fantastic journeys I have taken.

ShowMeTheJourney

This is one of more than 100 train travel guides available on ShowMeTheJourney, which will make it easier to take the train journeys you want or need to make. As always, all images were captured on trips taken by ShowMeTheJourney.