Can I travel for a month in Europe with 4 kids???
Im thinking about taking my children to western Europe next summer for an extended vacation. TheyÂll be ages 8 Â 13. IÂm not looking for anything posh, nor am I looking to backpack and bike, either. IÂd really like to do some major outdoor sightseeing, hitting a lot of countries and the well-known landmarks.
How feasible is it to rent a place for a month and use it as home base? Like the hub of a bicycle wheel, then venture out along the spokes for excursions? Is there such a central place? Or what about two two-week rentals at opposite ends of my desired travel area? Or four one-week rentals scattered along a route?
What about a Eurail Pass? Could we start at one end and travel to the other end, staying a few days here and there? Would I need to book hotels along the way in advance or could I book them along the way when I know we plan to move on to the next place?
I would prefer to take more of a "wing it" approach to what we see and when vs a tightly-planned itinerary. Is this feasible? Maybe thereÂs a compromise? Maybe I'm dreaming!!
The kids are pretty flexible travelers. They could handle some long driving or train rides every few days.
Where do I start researching and planning a trip like this? Any and all advice is welcome!
Thanks in advance!