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Prague, Austria, and Switzerland (2 students on a budget!)

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My partner and I are students on a $600 budget (give or take $100 if necessary). We need help with:

1. Figuring out how to plan our trip as cheaply as possible while also doing and seeing as much as we can. Tips on the best (and most affordable) transportation, or whether hitchhiking would be a viable option in these areas would be much appreciated. We are going to mostly stick to couchsurfing and AirBNB to save money (and of course to meet locals), so nights shouldn’t be too expensive. We already found some free hosts.

2. We are concerned about how much money we’ll have to spend on food. We are thinking about bringing a lot of food in a backpack and mostly shopping at cheap supermarkets while we’re gone. I heard supermarkets are our best bet? Any specific suggestions?

3. We’d also like to have suggestions on what to do in the areas we are visiting, or whether we left out a must-see place. We mostly enjoy hiking, exploring museums, learning about history, joining free (or cheap) tours of cities, eating pastries, and dining at vegetarian or vegan restaurants (inexpensive ones - which we probably won’t find in Switzerland).
We are having trouble estimating how much money we’ll need to spend overall. We are willing to make sacrifices to keep costs down. We mostly want to see Austria and Switzerland. We’ll be gone for 2 and a half weeks starting in early April. Here is our plan so far:

Fly into Prague (2 nights)
Take train to Vienna (2 nights)
Salzburg (2 nights)
Hitchhike? to Innsbruck (3 nights) explore Tyrol! (found a host here)
Find a host in Liechtenstein (one night)
Go to Zurich (one night)
Stay in Lucerne (3 nights) (found a host here)
Go south to see the Matterhorn (one night)
Go to Geneva, explore, then fly home (2 nights)

Specific to our above itinerary, do you think Geneva is doable given how expensive it is? Should we stay in Lausanne instead, and only go to Geneva for a brief tour and to later catch our flight? Is there enough to do in Geneva and Zurich given our budget? We don't mind just looking around and exploring - maybe looking into less expensive museums too.

Thank you for all of your help and advice! It is much appreciated.

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