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Old Nov 27th, 2016, 09:14 PM
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BUDGET TRIP FOR 3 WEEKS. BELOW 4K(Including tickets and stay)

Hello dear friends,

Im planning on a budget 3 weeks trip to Europe. I would like to visit Spain,France,Italy,Germany and (Poland,Ukraine if possible.)

Do you think its possible to keep the price below 4k including flight and stay? Please Advice, i am going with 3 people, so it will be a total of 4 of us.
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Old Nov 27th, 2016, 09:50 PM
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If you mean your portion is 4000, I think you need to tell us: where you are coming from and how much you expect your portion of the lodging to be. and look at prices for transit between those places. That's more than 1 country a week and I suspect train and plane tickets are going to be expensive.

If you mean this is 4000 for a family of 4, no way, Jose.
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Old Nov 27th, 2016, 09:56 PM
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Where are you coming from? At what time of year? 4k in what currency? From many destinations, the flights alone would be more than €1000 per person in the summer.
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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 05:35 AM
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You probably don't have enough time to really see 4-6 countries. Budget travelers should understand that a low budget goes much further if you MINIMIZE your travel. You have no specific cities in your post. So maybe you just plan to see two adjacent countries... When you plan, start with an area near the border... for example, try imposing a travel circle near the French/German border and see both countries in that manner. Strasbourg, Colmar, Freiburg, Stuttgart, Heidelberg, the Black Forest, Lake Constance, maybe Basel Switzerland as well. Then maybe you make one long train trip to Paris from Strasbourg (actually not that far) or to Munich (from Stuttgart, for example.)
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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 07:00 AM
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Below 4k ....what?

Dollars? Euros? Yen? Forints?
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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 07:05 AM
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Never mind the budget, six countries in three weeks is nuts. Try three, max.
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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 07:13 AM
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1. You can't do justice to 6 countries in 3 weeks. Total waste of time AND money

2. If it's U.S. dollars you're referring to, no you can't pay for airfare, accommodations, and travel around as you wish to. I hope you realize every time you get on a bus or train or airplane, there goes more money. The only way to take a budget trip is to stay put or at least keep the destinations to a bare minimum.
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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 06:12 PM
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Obviously you need to give us much more info, esp on finances - and if the amount you have listed includes your airfare (transatlantic) and from where.

But - no - you can;t see 6 countries in 3 weeks. I would limit yourself to 3 countries and no more than 2 cities in each country. And agree that the intercity flights and trains will take a large part of any budget.

Also what level travel are you talking about? Are you willing to take overnight student buses and stay in basic hostels with shared baths?

And who are these people (a family? a group of teenagers? or???)
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Old Nov 28th, 2016, 07:35 PM
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Some research you must do for yourself.

Find cost of airfare from your home to one or two major airports in Europe (perhaps Paris, Frankfurt or Rome) during the time you wish to go. This will give you an idea of starting costs.

Are you a family that needs a family room in a hotel, young people who want to stay in hostels, etc? You might save money in some places by renting an apartment.

Forget whole countries. Think cities or an area of a country which interests you. Check prices of hotels and apartments there.

Look at a map and check distances between places you are interested in seeing. Look at cost and time involved getting from place to place.

When are you going? Cost may be much higher in high season, but short, cold, darker days of winter may not be fun.

What activities are you and the others interested in seeing or doing? Choose places that offer those things.
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Old Nov 30th, 2016, 07:17 AM
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Two countries, max. Otherwise, you're going to spend most of your time travelling.

Italy is an expensive country, so I'd drop that for starters. It may be that Poland and the Ukraine will be budget choices, but I have no feel for prices there.

As for your budget, all the comments above are on point. We need to know more to advise you. But if you're thinking US$4000 (or even 4000 Euro) for four people, no way!
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Old Nov 30th, 2016, 09:22 AM
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Ukraine and Poland are outliers from the other countries -yes you must cut down to a few countries -3 or maybe 4- anyway trains are the way to go if doing a wide-ranging tour- for lots of good info check www.seat61.com; www.ricksteves.com and www.budgeteuropetravel.com. book your train tickets well in advance to get nice discounts or look into various railpasses if traveling on several longer trains.
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Old Nov 30th, 2016, 11:41 AM
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Per person I would say for three weeks at a starvation-budget minimum I'd expect to cost at least $100 a day and that is staying in low-budget hotels and eating from supermarkets and not including transportation costs which can vary wildly.

Poland and Ukraine perhaps a bit less.
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