Denouement Dashboard - Eurotrip Roadtrip

Denouement Dashboard - Eurotrip Roadtrip

This is the place I will cover the stats of each country as we go. But this time we cover the Roadtrip.

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Anyway, let's get into it:

The Eurotrip Roadtrip: 1/7 - 30/8/23


Rough rules: I will count the flight (or bus) TO that country as tracks IN that country.

The Flight to Europe:

  • New York --> Paris = 5,849 km

The Drive:

All done in our little Renault Scenic, Monsieur Gustave H.; which we then swapped in for a more European sized Renault Koleos, Monsieur Gustave H. II.

  • Week 1 = France, Belgium, Netherlands
  • Week 2 = Netherlands, Luxembourg, France, Germany
  • Week 3 = Germany, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, France
  • Week 4 = France, Belgium, Netherlands
  • Week 5 = Germany, Poland
  • Week 6 = Poland, Lithuania, Latvia
  • Week 7 = Estonia, Finland, Sweden
  • Week 8 = Sweden, Norway
  • Week 9 = Denmark, Germany, France

Mode Breakdown:

Total Eurotrip Distance = 20,371 km


Rough rules: I will count the flight (or bus) TO that country as an expense IN that country.

Total expenses for the Eurotrip Roadtrip: $32,581.50 AUD

Total Days: 61 Days inclusive

Expense per day = $534.12 AUD/Day

Expenses Breakdown (mathematical, not emotional):




  • I think driving is the best way to see Europe.
  • Flights are easy, but you still have to navigate check in, security and lost bags for what could be a pleasant drive of a couple of hours.
  • And trains are fine, but you can’t just stop and turn off the tracks when you see something cool over there somewhere (real example, we did this with a couple of chateaus).
  • The highway driving in Western Europe is excellent. The highway driving in the Baltics is complete shit. Just a massive change happens as you cross Poland and head north.
  • Driving in Amsterdam, Copenhagen and other places that love bicycles is terrifying. Park on the outskirts.
  • Once you are settled in - having a car, money and mobile data makes you feel unbeatable in Europe. You can very easily have nowhere planned to sleep that night, and just book somewhere on your phone while having breakfast in a Parisian cafe (real example, we ended up staying in Waterloo that night). This is why driving is the best way to do Europe.

Thanks for reading along.

The next country update will come... after the next country.

Weekly updates will come...weekly.