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One Month Trip to Europe

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Hey all. It's been a while since ive been on Fodor's. I used this site like crazy when I studied in Florence for a semester and was experiencing my first opportunity to travel (independently and in a new continent). Well I seemed to have gotten bit by the travel bug because I can't wait to go back. I'm graduating college in a few weeks and have a lot of things up in the air but I deep down want to live in Europe for a year. Ideally, I'd get a not too terrible job and make enough to pay rent and travell on the cheap most weekends. I know Europe's economy isn't great and being an American ex-pat isn't helpful. However I'm graduating with a degree in International Affairs from a decent school with honors.

Anyway, living in Europe is my ultimate goal but if I can't I am trying to plan a month (or possibly longer) trip. I started making model trip plans and wanted some feedback on itinerary and costs. Note I am just a 22 year old inrexperienced traveler but did most of my own planning when I was in Florence managing to stretch $6,000 over a little more than four months while studying and seeing: Siena, Lucca, San Gimignano, Pisa, Grieve, Pistoia, Rome x2, Cinque Terre, Sorrento, Capri, Split, Stockholm, Prague, Berlin, Amsterdam, Paris, Barcelona, Valencia.

Anyway my model month plan would be:

Depart from Boston Sept 1
London (4 Days)
Bath (1)
Dublin (2)
Madrid (4 or 3 and day trip to Toledo)
Sevilla (3)
Granada (2)
Palermo (3)
Bari (2)
Venezia (2)
Trieste (2)
Budapest (3)

Return to Boston Oct 1 (With 3 days leftover for rest, emergencies, extra travel)

I feel like I have a thorough mix of different size places and towns. I'm into a lot of stuff: art, history, food, beer & wine, culture, meeting people, outdoors activities (hiking, skiing, climbing, biking), nightlife. Keeping in mind where I've been so far in my short traveling career, what do you guys think? I respect and value all of your opinions.

Also, rough budget? I don't mind hostels or couch surfing or even camping. I travel cheap but will spend $300-400 euros on souvenirs separately and will absolutely splurge on a meal every four days or so.
Thank you all!

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