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Itinerary for two months in Europe

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I'm planning a solo backpacking trip through Europe. It'll be my first time there, so I'm trying to plan pretty extensively so that I have less anxiety about being in a foreign place. Here is my tentative itinerary:

Fly into Dublin > 4 nights
Budget airline to Edinburgh > 4 nights
Bus to Loch Ness* > 3 nights outside
Bus to London > 6 nights
Bus to Paris > 6 nights
Bus to Barcelona > 5 nights
Fly to Brussels > 3 nights
Bus to Amsterdam > 3 nights
Bus to Munich** > 6 nights
(Eurail pass) Train to Interlacken > 3 nights, possibly homeless
Train to Rome > 3 nights
Train to Florence > 3 nights
Train to Innsbruck > 2 nights
Train to Prague > 2 nights
Train to Copenhagen > 2-3 nights
Fly home from Copenhagen

I planned to take the megabus uk for most of the bus rides, but it doesn't operate in Italy, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Austria, or Denmark, so I was going to get the 15 day continuous Eurail pass because there's not as much I wanted to see there. It isn't the most direct route, but I wanted to get as many cheaper bus rides before hitting the last train stops.

My budget is smallish, and I plan to make up for that by not drinking alcohol, eating cheap supermarket breakfasts/lunches, staying in hostels or couchsurfing, and going to mostly free attractions. I really don't want to take more than two budget flights because I can get sinus headaches for days afterwards, and I wouldn't want to go through my trip like that.

I'm under 25 and traveling alone, and my budget is going to be about $5000 (inbound and outbound flights are looking to be around $1100 total). To people who have done this before, does this seem realistic?

Anyone with experience couchsurfing: Was it easy to book your nights? Was it an experience you wouldn't recommend?

*I don't even want to go to Loch Ness, I wanted to go to Glencoe, but there isn't really service from Edinburgh. If anyone has a better Loch to go to that's accessible by bus from Edinburgh, tell me. (But not Loch Lomond, because there are camping restrictions).

**In Munich I'll be taking several day trips to see castles, I won't just be hanging around the city.

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