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Do you want to prepare your trip as best as possible so that it does not turn into a journey? Do you want to travel well, travel cheaper and better manage your budget?



From the selection of the destination, through the optimization of your travel budget, until your arrival on site, find our precious practical advice and essential information to organize your next trip at the best price!

Summary

1. Choose the destination
2. Reserve the means of transport
3. Find out about the documents necessary for your trip
4. Take care of health procedures
5. Book accommodation
6. Define the route


1. Choose the destination

Choosing the place of your trip is the first step in preparing for a world tour or a simple stay. Here are some tips to help you make the right choice.

Find out about the destination: If you are out of inspiration and looking for travel ideas, consult our travel diary.Define which budget to allocate: The amount allocated to your trip is important in determining the location of your next stay. The cost of living differs from country to country.Determine the length of stay: If you have little time, prefer destinations close to those located at the other end of the world. Indeed, the share of the budget allocated to your plane tickets would be too large compared to the rest of the activities.Make your desires speak: Ask yourself if you would prefer to go on a trip to a rather quiet or busy place. Do you want to go on vacation at the best time? Be careful because the prices charged will be much higher in high season than in low season.Monitor the weather for the desired travel period: Learn about the characteristics of each season. Are there risks of thunderstorms or is the weather generally good?Know the state of war of the countries with France: To do this, consult the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. You will then know if you can leave with peace of mind.Find out about the formalities before entering the country: Do you need a tourist visa? If yes, how long does it take? Are vaccines needed?Find out about the means of transport available on site: Does the city have public transport? Can you hire a car?



2. Reserve the means of transport



Depending on your budget and the distance to travel, you can choose to arrive at your destination in different ways.

The plane is the preferred means of transportation for travelers. Thanks to a flight comparator like Skyscanner, book your plane ticket at the best price.



However, beware of the attractive ticket prices of some low-cost airlines that will charge you for other services such as adding luggage. In addition, we advise you to land in an airport near your destination or at least well served. Also take into account the time difference to choose your flight time. Finally, ask yourself if it would be better to choose a direct flight or a flight with stopover (s). Indeed, the first option is a little more expensive.

For those who prefer to travel to Europe at a lower cost, why not let yourself be tempted by the train or the bus  ? You can consult the OUI.sncf site to book your train ticket to many European cities. If you want to travel by bus, go to the Ouibus website .

Finally, let's mention the car that we often find in the idea of ​​going on a road trip . It is possible to take your personal car, use a rental vehicle or even practice carpooling. If one of the last two options appeals to you, comparators such as liligo , kayak or blablacar can help you find the best offer at the best price.

3. Find out about the documents necessary for your trip

The Advice page by country / destination of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs constitutes a wealth of information on administrative formalities. You just have to click on the continent then the country chosen and you will access its complete file. You will find in particular the Entry / Stay tab which will indicate the documents you will need according to the duration of your trip, a must to prepare your trip well .

In general, if you are traveling in the European Union , within the Schengen area, your identity card will be more than sufficient. Outside the Union , only the passport will serve as an identity document. Remember that depending on the length of your stay, a visa application may be necessary. Note also that certain countries outside the European Union may refuse the entry of travelers whose passport validity is less than a given period. For example, Thai authorities require a passport that is still valid 6 months after entering the country .
We also invite you to consult the website of the embassy of the country in which you wish to go. You will thus have all the information before leaving.

4. Take care of health procedures


The travel health is an essential aspect.

Are you planning to go to Europe  ? We advise you to order your European health insurance card directly from your Ameli area. In this way, you will benefit from medical care if necessary. Consider visiting the Holidays abroad page of Social Security for more information.

Conversely, if you plan to travel outside of Europe, we recommend that you take out travel insurance which will cover part of your health costs if necessary. It must be said that in some countries, the prices of a simple consultation are exorbitant!


Finally, find out about the health status of the country you are going to because you may need to be vaccinated! Again, refer to the page of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country in question and consult the Health tab .

5. Book accommodation


Know that there are all kinds of accommodation, for all tastes and especially all budgets. Lounging in a hotel, sleeping in the great outdoors in a campsite? Rent an individual's apartment thanks to the Airbnb concept, sleep with the locals thanks to couchsurfing and the guesthouse  ? Or take advantage of youth hostels? There is bound to be a type of accommodation for you!

For those who prefer hotels, we recommend that you use Booking in order to book your hotel at the best price. Pay particular attention to dream deals to save money. And take it in advance to take full advantage of a wide choice of hotels according to your budget. Take into account the proximity of the hotel to the airport, places of interest and also take into account the comments left by former customers!

6. Define the route



First, you can take inspiration from our travel blog to list places that may interest you. Then locate the different stages of your trip on a map and check that the route is feasible by calculating the travel time between each.

We advise you to use a spreadsheet to list the activities, places, means of transport and travel time required between all stages for each day of your stay, it is time consuming but necessary to prepare your trip as well as possible.

Be flexible and remember to allow for moments of freedom in case of unforeseen events. In fact, an overly strict program can hinder the smooth running of your trip!

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