So I budgeted $10,000 for a 30 day trip through Europe. I’ll be going through London for 5 nights, Paris for 5 nights, Italy for 12 (Venice: 3, Florence: 4, Rome: 5), and Athens for a brief and comfortable 3 days and 4 nights. That gives me a total of 26 days, which means I can add 4 days to add another brief stay in a country like Switzerland, or simply add it to one of my existing locations like Greece.
The budget goes as such:
- Plane Ticket: $2000
- Activities (tours, pre-booked tickets): $1000
- Transportation within Europe: $500 (also worth noting that anything not used in the plane and activities budget can help supplement this, like the plane ticket from Rome to Athens)
- Daily Spending: $3000 ($100/day)
- Accommodation: $3500 ($116.66/day).
I’ll more than likely have to stay in hostels (hopefully private dorms but June might get super pricey, so if I have to stay in public dorms then I’ll do it. I’m young (depending on who you ask) so comfort isn’t the highest on my priority list. I’ll be spending most of my time exploring anyways, so I really just need 4 walls, a roof, and AIR CONDITIONING.
Is this budget solid or should I rethink my strategy?
EDIT: It’s also worth mentioning that I get anxiety (I mean this more jokingly than literally) with public transportation (trains and taxis are fine but buses and metros confuse and scare me haha) so I prefer walking. Will the only affordable hostels be WAY far from all of the tourist attractions?