$3000 for two people for 9 days?

Hello all,

My wife and I are going on our honeymoon later on this week. We have already paid for train tickets,hotels, and our flight. We are staying in London for a day, Paris for two days, Venice for two days, Florence for a day, and Rome for 3 days. Is $3000 between the two of us sufficent to cover the 9 days? I've read the prior posts and seen Rick's recommendation of $185 per day, but I know that includes paying for your hotel, which we have already done. Thanks for your help in advance.


Posted by Bob
Gettysburg, PA
1451 posts

Rather a race across parts of Europe, but you should have plenty of funds to spare. Have a great trip!

Posted by Amy
Madison, WI, USA
470 posts

I agree - you budget looks appropriate.

Posted by Mike
Los Angeles, CA, USA
1448 posts

The money should be more than enough. Overall it sounds like an exhausting pace to me, but bon voyage!

Posted by Gail
Downingtown, USA
1672 posts

Wow/I agree that unless you are planning 5 star meals three times a day/this is more than enough money/not to save money but for a great experience/buy a bottle of wine/cheese/bread and do picnic in Paris as you people watch/my son and his wife did that on their honeymoon in Paris and loved it.

Posted by Steve
Richmond, Virginia, USA
342 posts

I agree with the others on both points - plenty of money but way too ambitious trip for 9 days!

Posted by Larry
Pearland, Texas, USA
423 posts

I agree with all the others on both things, the money is more than enough and the trip is too fast. It WILL give you a taste of Europe and you can plan a longer, slower trip later.

Posted by Tami
Boulder, CO, USA
780 posts

London for a day? You might as well not bother going!

Posted by Vanessa
Halifax, N.S.
211 posts

I would not say Rick proclaims himself to be budget travel, more of a lower/middle of the road guide. As far as guide books go, Rough Guides and Let's Go are more in line with "budget" travel.

Posted by Cate
Tacoma, WA, USA
668 posts

Jonathan, that's enough, and yes, it is a sprint, but hey, if that's what they want to do, they can come back and do it a different way, later, if they see a city they'd like to concentrate on more.

Editing to change to Jonathan- oops!

Posted by Chantielle
westminster, co, us
121 posts

Sounds like a great trip. I just returned from a quick paced 2 week trip to many of the places you are going and a few more.

Your $3000 is plenty of money, I wouldn't even worry about it, unless you plan on buying a lot of souveniers and eating at fine dining restaurants every meal.

Have a fabulous honeymoon!

Posted by JS
Bay Area
2215 posts

You will be very comfortable and most likely bring money back home. Have fun.