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Budget and Itinerary help please: 5 months travel Western Europe

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My friend and I are wanting to travel primarily western Europe from the beginning of September next year. We will both be 20 years old and are female. We are trying to find out if we can afford to travel until Christmas as this would tie in nicely with another friend who will be in Austria. We will be in the UK at the time we leave. Due to the most random occurrences, we will have already spent time in Santorini (Greece), Rome, Naples, Florence, Venice (Italy), Berlin (Germany), Barcelona (Spain), Paris (France), and all we want to see in the UK. We will also be spending three weeks in Ireland earlier in the year and this would come into the budget of €4500. So in total it would be 19 weeks travel for €4500 each.

If we each had €4500, how long could we realistically spend travelling, is Christmas too unrealistic? We would be staying in shared dorm hostels, cooking our own food from the market/supermarket - apart from one or two meals a week where we would go to a restaurant (just a sort of reasonable family restaurant if you get what I mean!) We don’t drink alcohol and would spend very little on souvenirs. In terms of attractions and sightseeing – we love free and cheap things (who doesn’t!! ) but would be prepared to pay for slightly more expensive outing (by expensive I mean €20) once at each place.

We are looking at going to Prague, Cinque Terre, Zurich, Northern Italy (Padua, Verona, Genoa, Turin?), Copenhagen and Portugal. We would both really like to explore more of both France and Germany also, but really have no idea about specifics with that. We are in no way against going to places we've already been again (We will have spent four days in each of those places mentioned above, but are not sure whether it wouldbe beneficial to visit again.) We like places that have good food and culture, nice views, buildings and significant places. They do not have to be main cities and we do not much care for the nightlife.

I’m sorry for the complete uncertainty of the places we are going. We would really like to know how long we can realistically afford to travel before getting our hearts set on a place we have to cut. Any recommendation of large or small places in Europe to visit would be very much appreciated, and any advice on budget also. Also we are open to Eastern European places but are pretty uneducated re.customs, safety and such there. We have also looked into train passes but were considering a campervan -is this a good idea for Western Europe or not re. roads, traffic and the like? I’m sorry if I have not given enough information to expect accurate answers. Thank you very much in advance, I really appreciate it.

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