I am wanting to visit Europe in 2015 and the list of countries I'd like to travel is extensive to say the least!
The countries I am most interested in seeing are, I believe, 'non-Schengen' countries;
*Bosnia & Herzegovina
*Romania - not sure if it is now part of the Schengen agreement?
I also want to visit the following (which I believe ARE Schengen countries);
There is so much that I would like to see in these countries that I am doubtful as to whether 3 months would be long enough. As I am from Australia, this may have be a once-in-a-lifetime trip, hence the massive list!
I am fairly well aware of the rules surrounding tourist visa's for the Schengen zone, but my questions are:
If I spend my allocated 90 days within the Schengen region, am I still allowed to travel throughout the non-Schengen countries? And if so, am I right in assuming that I will need a separate visa for each non-Schengen country that I visit?
Also, for example; if I were to spend the maximum 90 days in Bosnia (on top of the 90 spent in the Schengen), could I then hypothetically spend 90 days in Serbia after that? (Not that I wish to spend that long in either of those countries, but just hypothetically speaking) Or are you allowed a maximum of 90 days within the non-Schengen region (like the vice-versa of the Schengen rule)?
Basically, how long can I spend, collectively, in the non-Schengen region? Would it be possible to spend say 6 months in Europe in this way? Or should I consider applying for a working holiday visa instead?
I hope this makes sense......
Thanks in advance :)