The most central country to stay in Europe and have access to the most popular countries, that don’t require a Visa, is France. It’s neighbored to the south by Spain and Portugal, to the north by Belgium and the Netherlands, to the northeast by Germany, to the east by Switzerland, Italy and the Mediterranean Sea and to the west by the Atlantic Ocean. The United Kingdom is also located to the west, but a Visa is required to enter, as it is not one of the Schegen Member States, like the other countries directly accessible from France. So if you are planning on visiting the UK, you will want to get your Visa well in advance of your departure time for Europe.
The rail runs to all countries surrounding France, so you won’t have to figure out how to get to another country. Buy a rail pass to save money, if you plan on visiting multiple countries over a period of 15 days or longer. Safety can be an issue on the trains during commuter runs, so beware of pickpockets and luggage thieves. If you like to travel by car or plane, then those are possibilities, although they may not be the quickest or most convenient way to get around.
All the countries surrounding France, and it included, are filled with the most beautiful historical sites, countryside, museums, castles, restaurants and cafes. They are home to some of the most cultured societies in the World. You will not be disappointed if you take time to visit every European country you can possibly fit in. Spain, Italy, France and Germany are the most popular countries to see, but be sure to take time to visit Switzerland, Belgium and the Netherlands for breathtaking natural beauty.
If you are planning a multi-country trip you’ll want to get travel insurance before you leave. Traveling a great deal can make you more prone to accidents and injuries, so getting travel medical insurance is a must for every foreign traveler. Being stuck in another country in the hospital and having to pay all your medical bills up front before you leave will cause financial and emotional stress if you aren’t covered by a good travel insurance policy. Another great way to cover yourself financially, when you are paying up front for an expensive flight and accommodations, is to get a trip cancellation policy. If you fall ill or have to cancel your trip because of another covered reason on the policy, then you won’t be out thousands of dollars and leave you only able to visit Europe in your dreams.