European Plug Adapters

plug adapters for european travel


Travel Plug Adapters For Your Europe Trip

Don’t forget that you’ll need plug adapters for the country (or countries) you’re visiting. I don’t recommend an all-in-one adapter because they get too bulky and cumbersome. Also, given the size of the universal adapters, they don’t always fit into the outlet or are too heavy and fall out. So, instead, we travel with the adapters we need for the countries we’re visiting. I always pack a couple of extra adapters because I never know when I’ll forget and leave them in the hotel room outlet. (Oops…learn from my mistakes.)
These are the plug adapters that you’ll need when traveling to Europe from the US.
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Type E/F

Adapter for
Most of Europe

countries listed below

Type L

Adapter for

Also, 2-prong Type C *see note below


Like most folks, you probably have phones and tablets and computers and other electronics (particularly those of us that have to work while traveling), and hotel rooms are notorious for having too few outlets, so we always travel with a power strip and a 3-way outlet to charge our devices.


Power Strip





3-way Outlet




The adapter for most of Europe includes the following countries:

Albania, Andorra, Austria, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Greenland, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, Ukraine

*Note for Italy:

You may run across the 2-prong rather than the 3-prong outlet, but your 2-prong Type E & F adapter that works in most of Europe won’t fit because the prongs are too thick. So, I suggest carrying these Type C 2-prong adapters that will work in 2 or 3-prong outlets in Italy.


Let there be light … and tech.


Be sure to check out more great packing tips at

Michelle’s Europe Packing Guide


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