2022 offers many destinations that are now ready for us to enjoy. If Europe has been on your bucket list, it is now open with fewer restrictions. A visit to Europe will offer epic history, fairytale castles, Mediterranean sunsets, and mouthwatering cuisine. Each European country has something different than its neighbor in terms of heritage and culture. With 44 countries on the continent, the number of days you have in each country will directly affect the type of experience you have in Europe. Many travelers love multi-country explorations of Europe. However, there are several reasons you might want to focus your 2022 European vacation on a single destination.
1. You will simplify your flight planning.
Most trips begin with booking your international flights, and simply by choosing to keep your itinerary between your home airport and your final destination, you will avoid the potential hassles with layovers and canceled flights. Airlines are experiencing very high volumes right now and flight delays and cancellations are becoming more and more common as airlines face the growing demand. Staffing shortages are still a problem and with most flights operating close to 90% full, getting rebooked is more difficult than ever if something goes wrong.
2. You will only have to manage one set of entry requirements.
Whether trying to cross borders during your trip, or simply passing through one country by plane or train to reach your final destination, entry guidelines and restrictions are subject to constant change. If one country requires a test, and you test positive, the logistics of your trip are at risk if you are unable to travel on to your next destination. As different governments try to find the right combination of accessibility and security that works best for them, choosing a destination that aligns with your vaccination status, travel dates, and other preferences is essential to success.
3. You will see more of the scenery and culture of a single country.
By visiting just one country, you have much more time to immerse yourself in the culture, uncover hidden corners, or discover beauty often overlooked by those who prefer a whirlwind experience visiting the most popular monuments. You can enjoy a much more leisurely pace of exploration with more time in a single country.
4. Discover different layers of a country’s cuisine.
Most countries not only have their own distinctive national cuisine but also have specific regional dishes that shouldn't be missed. When visiting a single country, you can dig deeper into the diversity of the area and experience the real cuisine.
5. You will save money on your vacation. Visiting several destinations can significantly increase the cost of your trip. With the additional expense of flights or trains between destinations, a multi-destination option can be much more expensive and take a big chunk of your vacation time traveling.
Consider one destination on your next trip to Europe. Investigate every corner of the city without feeling rushed. Enjoy the down time and the opportunity to really take in the sights around you. You will return home refreshed and renewed!