It may seem that we are constantly traveling. In fact we aren’t. We have studies and work, so not that much time to travel is left. That is why most of our travels last about a weekend. It seems too short to enjoy it but the right approach can transform even a short trip into a full-fledged adventure! So, today we want to share with you a few tips on planning just a few days to explore. We’ll take our recent weekend in Bavaria to illustrate the matter.
Consider the time on the move.
Location choice is the key for a good short travel. Pick the one within direct flight availability that will take from three to four hours. Take into account more popular destinations with plenty of flights per day: it will make your departure more flexible. We often consider Friday evening or night flights after work or studies – it opens all the weekend for the following adventure. That’s how we’ve chosen our latest trip. There are lots of direct 2-3 hours flights to Munich from our city.
Remember that you have a couple of days rather than weeks ahead.
Weather our female audience likes it or not but travelling light is incredibly comfortable! When you go for a short trip there’s no need for a heap of stuff while having only hand luggage will make a decent-sized time and effort save.
Always try to learn in advance.
Don’t you think that it is nice to know the places in advance rather than discover it blind? Well, who knows the city better than its residents? So, we always refer to locals or other travelers at least. That’s how we’ve chosen a place in Munich. We didn’t even have to dig deep in Trip Advisor just due to an Instagram post, besides we were laden with advice for the year ahead! Here are our top 3 cafes that we’ve got to know btw: Rathaus keller to taste traditional Bavarian food; Maelu (Theatinerstr 32) – for a coffee and a cake; Victorian house (Frauenstrasse, 14) to have the best breakfast. Thanks to locals we also learned about the Bavarian ticket which is incredibly useful for those who travels without a car.
Pay attention to the schedule.
Quite a non-obvious point at first, but traffic issue can sometimes demolish the whole trip, especially a short one. Moving by car helps, but if trains and buses are your option, be sure to check all the timetables carefully. After a two-hour flight it would be a shame to spend the rest of the day waiting for a local transport only because of the schedule misunderstanding.
Do not try to visit ’em all.
Perhaps, the main short trip rule. The more ambitious weekend plan you make, the less weekend rest you get. So, instead just promise yourself to come back here again and find a place to relax and feel the atmosphere. Staying away from rushing through the Bavarian villages, we chose a small town of Kochel-am-See in the Bavarian Alps and spent there our days walking along the mountain peaks and emerald alpine lakes. And thus peacefulness has made he trip even more enjoyable. By the way, if you would be nearby, we recommend climbing over Herzogstand mountain (it has a stunning view at the sunset) or walking along the Walchensee lake – the best pictures from the whole trip were made on the shore:)
And the last but not the least – enjoy every minute of your micro trip! As it is not the length of the journey but the mood which makes your adventure really exciting.