7) The itinerary is the key: I have always believed and learned that crafting a good itinerary is the key. When people start planning for the Europe trip, they want to cover all the major cities. For Instance, they decide to travel from Amsterdam to Barcelona and from Barcelona they want to travel to Rome. I understand the desire of covering different countries, but it also adds a huge traveling cost.
Please select countries which are next to each other so that it saves your time and money. I had selected France, Belgium, and the Netherlands which helped to cut on my travel time and transportation cost.
Also, it's important to experience the culture of the place where you are traveling. Travelers often make a mistake of not allocating proper time to each city. I have always believed that you should at least spend 3-4 days in each city so that you can get a feel of their culture. So, make sure your itinerary is well crafted before you start your booking.I