From loving Paris to enchanting Rome, from dreamy Venice to stylish London, Europe is a story of unknown adventures painted as a whole continent with so many colours that you will almost be lost! It is home to places straight out of a dream and one must visit Europe at least once in their life. Whether it be interesting places or enthralling things, it has a lot in store. And all this becomes even more spell-binding in the month of May. Explore the ruins, eat at the streetside restaurants, marvel at the architecture, learn about famous literature personalities and simply fall in love, this is the motto that has been followed. And so did Naveen and his wife on their Europe trip. And here is why you should take a trip to Europe in May.
I and my wife wanted to explore Europe since forever. And when we got the opportunity, we were all head over heels. The world-famous tourist attractions like the Colosseum, Eiffel tower, Leaning tower always allured us and we just wanted to go, see and fall in love. I had booked a trip to Leh earlier with TravelTriangle and so I was sure to do it again, this time for Europe. We did a lot of research and chose May for witnessing the best of it. Our trip was simply amazing and we loved each and every part of it.
Details Of Our Trip To Europe In May
Trip Type: Family trip
No. Of People: 2 Adults
Duration: 7 Night and 8 Days
Inclusions: Breakfast, Dinner, Airfare, Govt Taxes, Sightseeing
Exclusions: Insurance, Entry Charges, Airport transfers, Visa, Lunch
Itinerary Of Our Trip To Europe In May
Day 1: Arrival in Paris
Day 2: Sightseeing, Seine river cruise
Day 3: Transfer to Switzerland
Day 4: Sightseeing in Switzerland
Day 5: Tour to Mount Titlis and Rhine Falls
Day 6: Transfer to Innsbruck, Sightseeing
Day 7: Transfer to Venice, Sightseeing
Day 8: Transfer to Florence, Sightseeing
Day 9: Transfer to Rome, Sightseeing
Day 10: Departure
Weather Of Europe In May
Europe’s weather in May is mild. The temperature remains around 21-degree celsius and ix degree celsius. The weather is perfect for sightseeing. There can also be rain showers during this month in Europe. But if you want to see the countries in all their glory, then this is a perfect time. Therefore, plan your trip accordingly.
Best Places To Visit In Europe In May
Here are some details about our Europe trip in May that gave us the most romantic and fun-filled experience. Take a look!
1. Eiffel Tower
The adventure kicked in on the very first day of our trip as we stepped in Paris. Paris is definitely one of the most beautiful places in Europe for love birds. Witnessing the Eiffel tower was like a dream and it finally came true. What we loved about the city is that it is very well-planned. Apart from this, we had a thrilling experience in Disneyland and enjoyed a scintillating evening at Seine river while cruising.
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2. Mount Titlis Glacier
A trip to Europe for couples must include Switzerland as we had a nice experience there as well. We went on a city tour of Lausanne and it was very scenic. If you want to have great pictures you must visit this. After that, on the third day, we headed to Zurich. There we visited Mount Titlis Glacier where we watched snow for the first time and it was so mesmerizing. Apart from that, we visited Rhine falls which were simply blissful.
We loved Innsbruck a lot. Everybody should visit Austria on a trip to Europe in May. We went there on the fourth day of our trip. Some of the best places to visit are Golden Dachl, Swaroski Crystal museum and more. The museum is known for its antiques. We visited all these places and had a heartwarming experience.
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The artwork of Florence was what kept us stuck to it. It was so compelling and magnificent that we were almost spell-bound. This was the fifth day of our trip and we were already having extraordinary fun. This ancient city with red roofs made us fall in love with Europe! On the sixth day, we went to Padova where Michaelangelo Square was worth-visiting.
On the seventh day, we headed to Venice. The city of canals was beautiful and we were obliged by the hospitality of the people. And we just could not miss out on the Italian pizza as we love European food. And on the last day, we came across the Colosseum which was the cherry on the cake, the best thing about our trip. We simply loved it and would want to visit again and again.
Places To Stay In Europe In May
We almost stayed in the Novotel group of hotels and they were able to keep up with the fame. During our stay in Innsbruck, we chose Marriott and it was a good decision. We had a luxurious and lavish stay. The properties of the hotels were very impressive and we loved them. In Zurich and Lausanne also, we stayed in Novotel properties and we had no complaints. We chose branded hotels as we wanted to have a sophisticated and lavish stay, and we got it without any hassle.
Best Restaurants On Our Trip To Europe In May
We loved European food completely and we had no issues in finding good restaurants that were according to our taste. Our tour operator had selected some very good restaurants for breakfast and dinner. They all served Indian food as well. Apart from the European dishes, we had Indian dishes at some nice restaurants like Sher-e-Punjab, Namaste India, Ashoka, and more. All of these restaurants had a nice ambiance as well.
Tips For Visiting Europe In May
- Research well about the places to eat and plan it beforehand.
- Planning a trip in summer would be the best for witnessing the country in all its glory.
- Keep a check on your belongings at crowded places.
- You can buy Apple products at a cheaper rate.
- Do buy Swiss chocolates that are world-famous.
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Shopping In Europe Trip
For the best shopping experience in Europe, don’t forget to visit Paris, Milan, London, Barcelona, and Geneva while vacationing here. You can buy fashionable outfits, leather goods, wooden products, paintings & wall hangings, and Turkish coffee from Europe.
Our Experience With TravelTriangle
Our overall experience was good and we enjoyed a lot. The hotels that were provided were very nice to stay at. Since we had researched very well about each place, it was easy for us. The tour operator could improve its service, but otherwise, it was a pleasure. We have booked a trip with TravelTriangle earlier as well, so we were confident about the service they provide.
What To Pack For Europe In May
Let’s take you close to what we packed for our summer trip to Europe:
- T-shirts/Tops/ lightweight shirts
- Skirts and Dresses
- Some light sweaters and pullovers for chilly days
- Comfortable shoes or sneakers to walk around
- Pair of Flip Flops
- Small Backpack
- Some accessories like sunglasses, scarfs, stoles, watches etc.
- Voltage Plug converters to overcome the difference in voltage
- Device chargers
How To Reach Europe
The best way to reach Europe from India is through the air. You need to board a flight from Indira Gandhi International Airport to Paris, London, or Barcelona which are the major airports in Europe. A flight from Delhi to Europe will take nearly 10 to 12 hours, depending on the destination you are heading.
DO’S And DON’TS In Europe Trip
- Don’t forget to plan your destinations in advance and make prior bookings.
- Do read the immigrations related information before heading for your Europe trip.
- Don’t include only popular destinations in your itinerary.
- As you will be changing places, pack light!
Our trip to Europe was a complete package of fun and entertainment. For us, it was a dream come true. If you also wanted to explore Europe, then you can refer to the above details as a guide to an amazing European holiday. And if you found this interesting, why not book a trip to Europe right now and accomplish your long pending dream?!
Frequently Asked Questions About Europe In May
A. The three interesting facts about Europe are:
Europe has the highest GDP that is, income per person
It got its name from a Phoenician princess named Europa
Humans’ blonde hair developed in Europe
A. Europe is mostly known for a variety of foods.
A. Europe is known for pizza and salads.
A. Some of the best countries to visit in Europe are France, Italy, Greece, Austria and more.
A. May, June, and September are the best times to visit Europe.
A. Yes, it does snow in Europe.
A. Nightlife in Italy is known to be the best in Europe. Other places such as Belgrade, Amsterdam, Prague, and Krakow are also known for the best nightlife in Europe.
A. Greece, Malta, Cyprus are some of the warmest places in Europe. These places have different characteristics and so, there I not just one warmest place. It’s only that these places have good sunny weather as compared to other destinations. May is comfortable at these places.
A. You can wear any comfortable clothes in Europe as there is no restriction. Hot summer months in Europe are ideal to adorn light dresses, skirts and slacks or jeans during evenings.