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Europe in 2022: 4 Reasons to Choose a Single Country for Your Vacation

Updated: April 6, 2022

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The most memorable trips bring your travel dreams to life, and 2022 offers many destinations ready for you to enjoy. Capacity for summer is limited and while a last-minute trip is possible, the time is now to book your trip or start planning ahead later this year or even into 2023.

A personalized vacation itinerary that has been designed for ease, focused on safety, and tailored to your most desired experiences will make your next vacation the best yet.

While a multi-country exploration of Europe might be on your bucket list, there are four reasons to focus your 2022 European vacation on a single destination.

Edit: The most memorable trips bring your travel dreams to life, and 2022 offers many destinations ready for you to enjoy. Capacity for summer is limited in many European destinations, and while a last-minute trip is possible, the time is now to book your trip or start planning ahead later this year or even into 2023.

While a multi-country exploration of Europe might be on your bucket list, there are four reasons to focus your 2022 European vacation on a single destination. A personalized vacation itinerary that has been designed for ease, focused on safety, and tailored to your most desired experiences will make your next vacation the best yet.

Overview

  1. 1. Simplify your Flight Planning
  2. 2. Manage One Set of Entry Requirements
  3. 3. Minimize Transfer Time, Maximize Your Experiences
  4. 4. Explore Deeper, and Experience More
  5. Trip Ideas for Summer 2022
  6. Ready to Plan Your Trip?

1. Simplify your Flight Planning

Most trips begin with booking your international flights, and simply by choosing to keep your routing between your home airport and your final destination avoids the potential hassles with layovers and canceled flights.

Particularly for last-minute travel, Zicasso’s travel specialists can assist with your flights with advice, experience, and the best airports to reach from your city. No matter where you travel, a direct flight is the best option when available to ease travel logistics.

2. Manage One Set of Entry Requirements

Whether trying to cross borders mid-trip or simply passing through one country via 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 onwards 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.

Learn more: Where Americans Can Travel Now

3. Minimize Transfer Time, Maximize Your Experiences

Anytime you have to travel from one country to another, you can lose over half a day, or even most of a day, due to the time transfer time. Waiting for trains, planes, boats, or the drive time between destinations can impact how you spend a portion of your trip.

When you add the complex border entry rules or flight logistics that have occurred since the pandemic, the impact on your travel time becomes much more impactful. When you travel in a single country, you can maximize your enjoyable experiences by giving yourself more opportunities rather than spending time on transfers.

4. Explore Deeper, and Experience More

Every destination in Europe offers so much to see and enjoy. From wine tasting to gladiator training, sailing to hiking, the options are endless. Why waste a single minute traveling long distances between countries when there is so much to do in a single city, town, or region?

When you share your travel dreams with your travel specialist, anything is possible. Your travel specialist can leverage local knowledge and know-how to incorporate experiences you may not have thought possible. Love arts and crafts?  Visit an artisan studio for a hands-on project. A lover of food and wine? Wander a historical vineyard alongside the owner with wine pairing over lunch. Interested in history? Take your tour with a top expert guide.

Approach your vacation itinerary with flexibility and willingness to adapt to the ever-changing dynamics of travel, but also give yourself the chance of traveling a bit slower

Learn more: Europe Travel Guide

Trip Ideas for Summer 2022

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik, Croatia

Travel to Europe in the summer of 2022 has limited capacity across many destinations, but our recommendations can give you unique opportunities to explore, discover, and enjoy the beauty of the landscapes and culture away from the swelling crowds.

Croatia

Croatia is a mixture of Mediterranean fantasy and cultural amalgamation, with warm days, sapphire waters, and ancient towns surrounded by dramatic walls. With charming islands, historic heritage, and contemporary art culture, Croatia is a unique experience that brings the Mediterranean to life.

Learn more: Our 8 Best Luxury Croatia Itineraries for 2022

Greece

Greece embodies the picturesque wonders of summer in Europe. Ancient ruins rise out of the rugged landscape, azure waters glisten beneath the Mediterranean sun, and the traditional whitewashed walls of Cycladic architecture bring the dream of the islands to life. Enjoy a cultural feast with gorgeous scenery and welcoming culture that borders on the dreamy.

Learn more: 13 Best Greece Itineraries for 2022

Portugal

Connecting the Iberian sun and the sea, Portugal is an exceptional demonstration of tradition, discovery, and natural drama. Rolling plains, sun-baked beaches, and enchanting towns create a storybook ambiance accentuated by palaces and castles ready to be explored. Cinematic scenery, robust cuisine, and distinctive rhythms immerse you in the beating heart of Portugal.

Learn more: 10 Best Sample Itineraries to Portugal for 2022-2023

Ready to Plan Your Trip?

Aerial view of Santorini Island

Santorini, Greece

With the constant changes to travel guidelines across Europe, a travel specialist to a single country ensures you have your best trip possible by understanding the ever-evolving landscape and assisting you with any possible adjustments.

Your travel specialist will have local knowledge and experience of the culture, as well as lasting relationships with properties and accommodations, guides, and private transportation. Their on-the-ground perspective of navigating local conditions will offer your best chance of a seamless, hassle-free trip.

Fill out a Trip Request or call our team at 1-888-265-9707 to speak with the Traveler Care team and start planning your perfect trip.

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