Make sure your passport is up to date and will not expire while you are traveling.
Non-citizens of European Union countries may need a visa to enter certain countries. First, check with the embassy of target countries to see if a visa is required and what qualifications are needed.
3. Travel insurance
This is important to have in case of an emergency while you are traveling. Be sure to read the fine print and understand what is covered before purchasing a policy.
4. Flight tickets
Purchase your flight tickets in advance to get the best price and to ensure that you have a confirmed reservation.
5. Accommodation reservations
Make sure to book your accommodation in advance, especially if you are traveling during peak season.
6. Rental car reservations
If you are renting a car, make your reservation in advance and be familiar with the rental company's policies.
7. Train tickets
If you are taking the train, purchase your tickets in advance and be aware of any schedule changes.
8. Bus tickets
If you are taking the bus, purchase your tickets in advance and be aware of any schedule changes.
Make sure you have enough local currency to cover your expenses while on your trip. You may also want to bring traveler's checks and/or a credit card for emergencies.
It is a good idea to bring your cellphone with you while traveling, in case of an emergency. Be sure to check with your service provider about international roaming rates before you leave.