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How Much It Cost Us to Travel Europe for 2 Weeks

Honey, I’m home! Europe was awesome. I had an amazing time and was in no way ready to come home yet. But, alas, the real world.

While abroad, I used a free travel spending tracker app called TrabeePocket which I highly recommend. I was able to track each city separately, state the currency they use plus the exchange rate to CDN, and include my budget so I knew how much I had left to spend on each leg of the trip.


Things to note about our budget:
– For the purpose of this post, I’m going to list my costs in Canadian dollars and per person. At the time of travel, the exchange was $1.50 CDN = 1 Euro and $1 CDN = 5 Danish Krone.
– I’d consider this to be a mid-range budget considering our accommodations, how we traveled, and what we did while in country. You could easily spend less by staying in hostels, taking trains or buses, and making your own meals.


Airfare – $1,330

International flight (YYZ – AMS, roundtrip): $830
Domestic flights: $500

Our domestic flights included flying from Amsterdam > Copenhagen > Munich > Berlin, then back to Amsterdam to catch our flight back to Toronto. The in-country flights were pretty cheap and with only two weeks there, we wanted to maximize our time and decided against taking the train or bus.


Accommodations – $892

We stayed in Airbnbs and budgeted $100/day, which meant searching for rentals in the $80 range because of the additional service and cleaning fee that’s added to each booking.

Finding a place in Munich during Oktoberfest was a challenge. Many Airbnbs had increased their rates during the festival or were already booked up despite us searching 7 months out. It took a while to find a place to stay but we stuck to our guns and budget, finally securing a place that was only a 2 minute walk to the metro.

Copenhagen was also pricey but we found a new listing that was priced lower than average. It’s a pricing strategy some hosts use when they don’t have a lot of reviews that can back up their property and attract potential guests. The apartment was really nice and I had a good feeling from the host during our communication so we booked. We had a great stay there so it worked out!

Our total of $1,784 for 2 people for 14 nights came over budget but much cheaper than if we had stayed in hotels. For two people to split the cost of accommodations, it just made sense for us to go the Airbnb route than hostels. It costs more but you also get more privacy and comfort that as a couple we just prefer to have.


Insurance – $155

Whenever I travel, I always get a comprehensive insurance plan that covers all the standard stuff, plus trip cancellation, delay or interruption. I sourced some quotes online and found the cheapest one to be from PC Financial. Sites like can do all the legwork for you by sourcing quotes from a variety of insurance companies so you can get the best deal possible.


Food and Drinks – $1,021.13

Andrew and I went dutch for almost everything and splitting our bills made tracking our spending much, much easier.

I couldn’t decide between two restaurants to take Andrew to for his birthday so we did the illogical thing and went to both – one on his birthday (which I treated him to) and the other one on the last day of our trip (which we went dutch on). These two dinners alone make up 1/4 of our food spending so it does skew our total food budget.

If I take out our two expensive dinners, we averaged about $55/day per person for food and drinks (both of the alcohol and non-alcohol variety). We purchased snacks to have on hand and made a few meals ourselves, but the majority of our food came from takeout places and restaurants because we were constantly on the go! We ate at home when we could but most days we would be out and wouldn’t come back home until late. We had a loose itinerary for each day of our trip and knew where we were going to be most days, so I did some research on affordable places for food in the area. This really helped offset our food budget.

A note about tipping – you generally leave the change from your bill, round up to the nearest 5, or leave 10% for really, really good service. The prices on the menu also includes VAT so the prices listed on the menu is close to what you’d expect to pay on your final bill.

We saved a ton of money on alcohol via drinking in public, which no one will really bug you about there if you’re not bugging anyone else. We’d enjoy a beer or glass of wine with dinner but for a casual drink, we would stock up on cold beer at the local grocery store and find a nice spot to plant down and enjoy our beverages.  The exception was at Oktoberfest where you had to buy beer there, which came out to $15 a stein.


Attractions – $170.50

We went to plenty of museums and attractions and fortunately half of them were free. The ones we did pay for were the Van Gogh Museum, Anne Frank House, Neuschwanstein Castle, Dachau Concentration Camp tour, and Those Dam Boat Guys canal tour. We did a free walking tour in Copenhagen and Berlin and tipped the guides $15-$20 each. We also spent about $20 on rides and carnival games at Oktoberfest.


Transportation – $303.18

We rented bikes in Amsterdam and Copenhagen but purchased day passes in Berlin and Munich. I really enjoyed cycling around but it really starts to take a toll when you’ve been biking all day for a week straight. We took a break in Berlin and Munich and took public transportation to get around. It especially made sense in Munich since we took two day trips while there.

Most day passes were $10-$15 but multi-day ones are generally cheaper. Single fares cost almost half the price of a day pass and since we were travelling around so much, a day pass was much more cost efficient.

We didn’t take any taxis and used public transportation to get to and from the airport. Some cities required us to pay for a train from the airport and then purchase a separate fare for local transport. Other cities combined them and you just had to pay extra as the airport zones are usually further.


Shopping and miscellaneous – $338.53

I don’t usually do much shopping while abroad but the weather was much cooler than I had anticipated and had to buy some fall-appropriate items, including a jacket. We went to a laundromat twice to wash our clothes — it cost us $7 to wash and dry one load in Berlin but $20 in Copenhagen. $20! They weren’t lying when they said it was an expensive city.

We do like to pick up something for our families when we travel, usually in the form of food. We found a nice cheese shop in Amsterdam and bought a few bricks of cheese to bring back, including two bricks for ourselves. We picked up a few other gifts on the way and stocked up on liquor at the duty-free shop en route home.



Airfare $1,330.00
Accommodations $892.00
Insurance $155.00
Food and Drinks $1,021.13
Attractions $170.50
Transportation $303.18
Shopping and misc. $338.53
Total $4,210.34

On an original budget of $4,400, I came under by $189.66.

I’ve done Europe on the cheap in Italy in 2008 and I still look back on my trip wondering why I spent so many nights eating bread and prosciutto for dinner or why I passed up on a world-famous museum because it wasn’t free. I knew that wasn’t the experience I wanted to have again so we did a lot of research for our trip this year, figured out what we wanted to do and what it would cost, and added some extra padding for incidentals. We had a great time, did everything on our to-see list, ate amazing food, and still came under budget.


How do you budget for your travels? What did you budget for your Eurotrip?

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  • Reply Alyssa @ GenerationYRA October 7, 2015 at 9:44 am

    This is incredible! Thanks for providing this breakdown. 🙂 Also, that TrabeePocket app sounds amazing – I have never heard of it. My Andrew & I are hoping to plan a Eurotrip in 2017! We still have lots of time, but I am sure the planning will start much sooner than we anticipate and we will have to use some of your tips & breakdowns!
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    • Reply Christine October 7, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      That’s awesome! Any idea which countries you’ll be visiting?

      • Reply Shawna July 10, 2017 at 8:35 pm

        I am visiting Europe this August and I was wondering if I could ask you a few questions. It is my first international trip so I am a little nervous.

  • Reply Dan February 2, 2016 at 9:20 pm


    Happy I found this blog! As I am planning a trip to Europe roughly travelling for the same amount of time too. It’s great to see your budget as it puts things in perspective especially as a fellow Canadian.

    Even though I am flying out in July, I am already organizing and planning for a friend and I. We are going to London, Berlin, and Amsterdam. I am hoping to fly into either Toronto or Montreal on my way home. I found an incredible one-way ticket to London but now it’s finding an affordable way back.

    What airline did you use?

    • Reply Christine February 3, 2016 at 12:47 pm

      Welcome Dan and thanks for commenting. Hope the post helped you in your planning.

      I flew with Air Transat from Toronto. It’s usually cheaper to get a round trip ticket so I would look into both options and see which ends up being cheaper. Have you purchased your flight to London yet?

  • Reply Arif Momin February 25, 2016 at 10:11 am

    Hello Christine, this is very Informative post. I am looking to travel Europe in mid October, as I will be attending a expo in on October. any idea what will be ideal destinations in October.

    • Reply Christine February 25, 2016 at 12:49 pm

      Hi Arif, whereabouts is the expo? Western Europe would be a great time to travel to in October. I was in Spain and Portugal in October 2013 and the weather was perfect.

  • Reply Elizabeth March 6, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Hi Christine. My husband and I are looking at planning a trip to Europe in 2017. Anyway my question might be weird but was your total cost of just you or both of you?

    • Reply Christine March 6, 2016 at 9:06 pm

      It was for one person. Whereabouts are you thinking about going?

  • Reply Carol March 23, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    Thank you so much for all this info. It helps me a lot. We will be traveling to AMS, ROME, Paris and Brussels. We have pretty much all our hotels and fast passes to museums. That’s my main reason I love museums. Although I’m stucked with our Eurail, we bought the Global Pass thinking it will be cheaper by train … not so much! We already paid almost $1,400 for 2 plus we have to add EU 500 more for Reservations from Paris to Rome, Rome to Brussels. Any tips?? About food we were thinking $2,000 budget since my husband loves to eat. 🙂 . I would appreciate any tips or advises.

    • Reply Christine March 23, 2016 at 6:21 pm

      Yikes that’s a lot!! I’ve never taken the Eurail for that reason – it’s more expensive than flying and obviously takes longer. Do some research on flights and if it’s less expensive see if you can get a refund on the Eurail.

      $2,000 for two is a good amount to budget. That’s what we ended up spending and dined out quite a bit.

  • Reply Steve April 5, 2016 at 7:28 am

    I will be traveling to Europe in May on a trip to Paris, Venice and Rome with my sister. I have set a budget of $1700 including air fare. I know that may seem very low but with my current calculations It seems somewhat doable.

    So far I have the cost of air travel to and from Europe as well as within. I also have the cost for all of my hotel/hostel accommodations. I will list everything below. If anyone could PLEASE offer some help, pointers or tips for me to save money or even just some ideas of a better budget it would really mean a lot.

  • Reply jennifer April 6, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    If you could please list everything for me that would be great. My boyfriend and I are planning a trip to go to Europe this fall. We still don’t know exactly what to do but we do know we do not want to spend more than what we can afford. If we can bring it under $3,000 that would be great.

  • Reply Puja April 25, 2016 at 7:17 pm

    Hi Christine,
    Thanks a lot for your blog…it really helps!!! I am planning to travel to Paris, Rome and Greece(I know this is the odd one) in July last week for 2 weeks. Do you think doable? Can I stick to £2000 all inclusive for 2 people for this trip using public transport and B&B’s ? Our starting/ending point is London.
    Suggestions are very much welcome. We like more of culture and a little bit of adventure thrown in.
    Thanks a lot!!!

    • Reply Christine April 26, 2016 at 10:12 am

      Yes, absolutely! I think that’s very doable (assuming you mean London in the UK). You have someone to split the cost of accommodations and travel costs between those cities are pretty inexpensive.

  • Reply Roland June 11, 2016 at 4:25 am

    Amazing! Me and my wife only started to get addicted to traveling by last year, and now we’re going back to Europe again this summer. But we feel that we might’ve splurged too much on our trip this time haha

    Last year we stayed for 2 weeks in Italy (Venice, Florence, Cinque Terre, Pisa) and only spent around 4500 USD for the two of us. Same as you! That’s including our airfare, lodging, transpo between cities, admissions, daily pocket money for food and stuff. I was really proud of how I managed to plan an amazing luxurious yet budget-friendly trip and bragged about it to my friends, hoping to lure them to go on trips too.

    This time though we decided to level up our budget and proceeded to get 3-4 star hotel rooms, cruises, wine tastings, we extended our stay by 2 days, and went to go on a 5th destination as well. I feel like we went overboard and now I think we’re going to be spending another 1000 USD more haha

    I do agree that research is the KEY. I like to use Google Maps to pin down locations I’d like to see and experience, plan our itinerary by taking into consideration the route from our room, around the sights, then back again as efficiently as possible. Then I make a document to jot down stuff I can scrounge in the Internet like in travel guides, forums, articles, and blogs like yours! Our mistake this time is that we got overconfident that we could get a deal in airfare using the “54 days before departure is the cheapest airfare” formula. It backfired and prices skyrocketed for some reason. Luckily we managed to book multi-city flights for the both of us that costed us about 1100 USD (last year was only 800 USD).

    Anyway oops, sorry for the rant. Our trip’s a secret from our friends and family and now’s the only chance I could vent haha. Thank you for reading this far though (if you’re still here with me). I do hope I can start a blog as well like yours and help fellow travelers on tips how to successfully pull of a trip that is worth every penny!

    • Reply zara arif July 3, 2016 at 11:59 am

      hi did you write a blog yet ? id really love to get more details on how you managed to do this !! trying to plan a honeymoon in nov – want to go to greece and Italy – four days in greece and the around 10 days in Italy.
      ive to narrowed down to two places for greece; athens and santorini and three cities in Italy ; rome, sorrento and florence.
      I can either fly to greece first and then go to Italy from there or vice versa. whatever is cheaper. our budget is 5000 for both of us, I know its little but the wedding came with a lot of expenses !
      my biggest concern at this point is how do i cut cost for transportation – how much does it cost to travel from one city to another ? what the cheapest and most efficient way. any tips ?? and how did you book the multi- city flight ? what website ? you think it is cheaper for me to do that ? right now the flights are around $950 from Toronto to athens ! im waiting for the to drop a little.
      Any tips would be appreciated ! thanks

  • Reply Cristina @ Mobbo Blog June 27, 2016 at 10:24 am

    This post is awesome! Thanks for sharing such useful info. I’ve been itching to visit London again, but with changing prices, it’s sometimes hard to know how much I should budget for the trip. This post will be super helpful to me in planning my next adventure there. 🙂

  • Reply Maelonni Howard August 17, 2016 at 4:06 pm

    Loved this post! I am travelling to Europe next week for 2 weeks and my budget it very similar. It’s good to know by budget is realistic and in-line with your experience. I’m going to try out that app to track my spending while aborad. Thanks!
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    • Reply Christine August 17, 2016 at 4:34 pm

      Ohhh fun! Where are you going in Europe?

  • Reply Berenice Pelayo September 4, 2016 at 5:00 pm

    I am going to be 20 by the summer of 2017 and would like to return to Europe for two weeks in July. I am a full-time student with a part time job. I REALLY want to budget this trip out so I can go. I would be flying by myself but I have friends in Sweden, France and Austria which I plan to visit and also pay a visit to Rome. So I should be able to save some money on accommodations. Any tips on budgeting, I really don’t care about hotel/hostel as long as it is safe because I am a girl and I would rather be safe then sorry. Any tips? Suggestions? I would appreciate any advice.

    • Reply Christine September 6, 2016 at 2:41 pm

      You can save a ton of money by using public transportation, cooking for yourself, finding free things to do in the city, and sticking to a budgeted amount a day (of course factoring in what’s realistic). There are a ton of resources out there on traveling cheaply, with some bloggers focusing on that extensively. You can start with this post on saving money for travel:

    • Reply MS March 12, 2017 at 4:35 am

      I have never been to Europe but am researching a possible trip there. I am past the age and period where I would qualify for student/ young person discounts BUT you should try to take advantage of these as much as possible. I do help out family though with their planning and have travelled plenty in North America and parts of Asia. By far your most costliest items will be airline tickets and lodging.

      1) For airline tickets, check out

      There are also travel companies catering to people under 35 specifically.

      2) For museums/ attractions/ in-city transportation, there are often discounts by age and/or by student status.
      I was looking at the Louvre earlier today and found they offer everyone under age 26 free admission from 6PM -9PM on Thursdays but re-check the site to assure the right times/ dates.

      3) Really think about what attractions are worth the money for you individually vs. what others/ the tourism officials think you should see or not. For example, I’m not particularly keen on the London Eye since I don’t see that as uniquely British so I’m skipping that. Other attractions I thought would cost money don’t — like multiple British museums. On the other hand, I want to try British high tea so I’m saving for a good version of that.

      4) For me, a lot of travel is just soaking in the atmosphere. Visiting neighborhoods/ parks is always free and google for free/ cheap events in the places you visit.

      5) Having stayed at hostels, research them and read the reviews. Some hostels have all-women dorms and I actually find travelling on my own as a woman, hostels are great for meeting other travellers and making new friends and providing some safety in numbers. Other than other single women, I find hanging with elderly couples or families to be pretty safe. Hostels are also no longer for just young, poor students. All sorts of people stay in hostels now. I and a friend each make over 6 figures as professionals but we stay in hostels. I’ve met business execs, doctors, and professors in hostels, almost made a business deal in one once. I put my 70 years old parents in a hostel in Copenhagen and they enjoyed it.

      Per usual, use your instincts. Don’t drink and get drunk among people whom you just met. Don’t walk alone in unfamiliar neighborhoods late at night. There are also multiple websites for women travelling alone and in some cases, you can even find a travelling partner ahead of time on them. If you have friends in an area (or even if you don’t), mention them in conversation casually so others do not know you are alone. These folks are also great resources should you end up in a situation where you need a local’s help. I have never had anything bad happen but just knowing I have the telephone number for instance of even a colleague-of-a-colleague or a friend’s-cousin’s-friend in an unfamiliar place helps. In a pickle, many people will help you even if they don’t know you intimately. Also, if you are a US citizen register with the US embassy in every country you visit, ahead of your visit, online. This is an extra precaution but they can be a real resource in times of trouble, even helping to get you back to the US if say, all your money was stolen. (If you are not in the US, check with your country’s government to see if they offer a similar program.)

      Share your itinerary with family and friends also so they know where you will be, when you will be there, where you will be staying. You can even have specific dates/ times you plan to check in with them.

      6) This is not your plan but consider doing a study/ internship/ work abroad program. Check with your school. I did this a few times in uni. For example, once, I got my travel paid for AND had ample time to explore Asia as I was there for 6 weeks. I also naturally then had friends and allies based at the university I studied so I was not alone. Another time, I was given housing, a personal cook for our student group, and even a stipend through another program.

      Have fun! (Real) old chinese saying: Travelling a thousand miles is equivalent to reading a thousand books.

      (Thanks, Christine! I found your post googling for “How to budget for Europe”. Your post gave me a an idea of costs. which is helpful.)

      • Reply Christine March 13, 2017 at 7:06 pm

        WOW! These are amazing tips and so in-depth. Thanks so much for sharing and let us know if you end up booking a trip to Europe.

  • Reply Stephanie November 2, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    I pride my self on being thrifty but having never been to Europe so I had no idea if I did a good job booking out honeymoon lol it seems I am on the right track! We are gone for a day shy of 2 weeks, spending Christmas in London then Rome, Florence and Paris where we will ring in the new year! I could have done a much cheaper trip early dec but we ran out of vacation days and like the idea of spending the holidays there. Hotel, 2 flights from LAX, trip Insurence, 2 locals flights and train rides came out to under 2,400 per person. We could have saved 1,000 if we went with the basic hotels but we upgraded to be in the neighborhoods that has the most walkable sites and will save money there, except in Paris we will have to hop around a bit. And it’s our honeymoon so we justified it. We have ice skating and 3 museums like to book and all that leaves is food and subway tickets!!! Can’t wait!

  • Reply Tori November 7, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Is this for the both of you?

  • Reply Kyung Kim December 27, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Great info! We are thinking to go next year 2017 October. This will definitely help.

  • Reply Meghana Deshpande January 9, 2017 at 1:01 pm

    This is some great info and good way to think about all possibilities. Based on budget and feasibility, planning to do Spain in August of 2017. Possibly trying to squeeze Eiffel tower too. If we do AirBnB, and partially make meals at home, does that still leave time for sight seeing for the day? We will potentially be travelling with our 11 year old son, so wondering if still ok to budget $2000 pp for this trip including airfare & local transportation. Please point me to any blog you have on trip to Spain or Italy.

    • Reply Christine January 11, 2017 at 9:21 pm

      You should have plenty of time if you stick to quick and easy meals, like sandwiches and one-pan pastas.

      It’s hard to say whether $2,000pp is enough because I don’t know where you’re flying from and where you’re planning to go in Spain. From Toronto, our flights came out to $1,330 (international and domestic) so $2,000 would be enough for our trip.

      One of my favourite Euro travel blogs is It’ll give you great info on where to go, what to see, and how much to budget in specific destinations. Hope that helps!

  • Reply Meghana January 12, 2017 at 6:56 am

    Thank you Christine.

  • Reply maria January 16, 2017 at 5:24 am

    Great weblog! When you are traveling to the Netherlands again and you would like to save money, just get in touch with me and I am sure I can offer you some good deals for the accommodation or tours / cruises.

    Best regards, Maria from Best of Holland Tours

  • Reply sanskriti pathak January 17, 2017 at 3:36 pm

    hi christine

    i am going to travel europe for honeymoon in december 2017 i want to know which cities are famous for night life and christmas newyear . me and my husband already living in dubai so we kind of use to of hot weather so i am looking for chill weather and night life. also if you can tell approx cost for atleast 5 countries to visit in europe .

    Thank you in advance.

  • Reply Shelley February 26, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Wow great blog…I’m planning our first trip to Europe next year from little old New Zealand. I’ve never been there so struggling to work out what it’s going to cost and unsure of public transport. We are going for 6 weeks and budgeted $1000 nzd a week maybe that’s not enough .. that’s just for accom car rentals and gas no food as we are looking at apartments to cook our own. There is 5 of us so the spilt works well. Looking at driving around britian dropping rental car then going to Paris getting new rental to head down to Rome…any ideas on keeping it down cost wise would be nice like cheaper areas to stay etc…

  • Reply Kamran April 11, 2017 at 11:47 pm

    My wife and I along with our three boys between the ages of 10 and 15 planning to go to Europe (Germany, Spain, Austria, Switzerland, and Denmark) for 18 days. We are thinking of renting a car as transportation for 5 could be expensive. I think we can get a mid size car for US $1000 for the trip. Is it advisable and cost effective to rent a car. Also would US $150 per day be sufficient for food if we make our own breakfast

    • Reply jenny July 19, 2017 at 10:29 pm

      It’s hard to get a ‘larger’ car, but it is possible to rent a car for a decent price. We did it for 650 USD for one week, no problems. Be sure to ask about the international driving certificate for $29 at AAA. It is required in some countries, it was in Italy.

  • Reply FlorianC April 17, 2017 at 10:25 am

    Hi Christine, It sounds like a really good experienced you had to share.
    I usually have exchange rate flat and % feee by exchanging cash or withdrawing at the ATM.
    Did you notice it as well?

    • Reply Christine April 20, 2017 at 6:49 pm

      Yes, that’s pretty standard!

    • Reply jenny July 19, 2017 at 10:30 pm

      In our case, we saved money (no flat %) because of our checking account type. Check with your bank BEFORE you leave!

  • Reply khourshem May 13, 2017 at 3:42 am

    Very good read with lots of insider info someone might not be able to find in a typical guidebook. I was interested in reading this because I just started a house sit in Bali for a couple that lives in Dubai and we were chatting a bit about the country, and I was interested in learning a bit more about it. Like you said, many on a budget might write it off automatically, and these tips are super helpful for keeping costs down.
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  • Reply Scorpio May 22, 2017 at 2:48 am

    Europe is one of the most popular travel destinations in the world. Depending on where you go, and how you travel; the trip can be relatively cheap or expensive. The tour will be less expensive if you find cheaper option for accommodation and prepare your own food.

  • Reply jenny July 19, 2017 at 10:24 pm

    For our first European trip ever, we did 3 weeks for a family of three and spent about 15,000.00. So I guess it’s an extra week and an extra person. We could have done it on the cheap for about $9,000.00. A lot of money, but we spent a lot on accommodations because it always had to be a family suite because they don’t do two doubles in a room (double the price), and we traveled to a different city every few nights (Monaco, Genoa, Rome, Cinque Terre, Milan, Siena), so we couldn’t get an apartment. Laundry was expensive even though I hand-washed intimates, but food was inexpensive because we skip lunches and eat light. We barely spent any money on souvenirs, but a lot on private transportation when the first car rental fell through (86 people in queue at Hertz after almost 24 hours with no sleep). We also did a private tour for 2 locations to save time and learn more (400 euro). The total also included a cruise, economy airfare for 3, parking at JFK, a pet sitter, a car rental, and high speed train tickets at the end of the trip. I know people who spend 20k for 2 weeks, so I figure we did ok. Most of my hotel choices were good, a few were overpriced and a few were a steal. Next time I will know where I can cut back.

  • Reply Marjorie Kong Luzak September 14, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Thanks for all information on travel. Please give me advice on the total cost for 2 persons to Germany, and the cities I chose to see are Wurtxburg, Heidleburg, and Worms. I must use a cane. What I’m most interested in is the culinary feast available for taste in each city, and perhaps a museum. Would it be more feasible to do a tour on a cruise ship? Thanks ahead!

  • Reply Lizette Owen October 30, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    I was hoping to plan a trip with my Fiance for the summer for at least two weeks. His aunt says it’ll be $10,000 min. but she’s a bit of a snob and doesn’t do cheap. Is there any way that i can email you and you can help me find cheaper ways to do it?

    • Reply Christine October 30, 2017 at 10:09 pm

      Woah that’s a lot of money! You can do it for waaaay less. There are tons of resources out there but email me and I can see how I can help out.

  • Reply Steve Erickson November 25, 2017 at 7:36 am

    Thanks for posting the info Christine. I am planning nearly 90 days of travel starting next April. But your daily costs are higher than I expected. I plan a month in Portugal then travelling by train, plane and bus as far north as Hamburg and then over to Budapest and eventually Rome where we fly home.
    Ground transport between The numerous cities is reasonable and I came up with about $800.00 for two. We will spend two weeks in Slovenia and one in Italy. The rest of the time is spread along the route. I was figuring about 150 a day for expenses for two not counting int’l flight. Based on your numbers that may not be realistic. Worst case is I may need to cut back to 60days rather than 88.
    You mentioned renting bikes. Online I found it to be much more expensive than car rentals but I imagine locally they can be found at a reasonable cost?

    • Reply Christine November 28, 2017 at 11:27 am

      I usually travel on a mid-range budget so traveling cheaper is certainly doable. You can make it work for $150 a day if you’re not picky with accommodations, make your own meals, and limit your activities.

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