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Solo backpacking for 5 weeks

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Hello! I am trying to plan a solo trip to Europe in 2017. I will only have about 5 weeks to spend, and I am trying to figure out how much I can do within that short period of time. I know, for certain, I would like to go to 3-5 countries(Spain, Italy, Ireland, UK, Germany, Switzerland, Amsterdam) and cannot decide which 3-5 countries I can/should cram in. I love the culture shock, and would like to stay in one country for at least a week. I also need to take into consideration travel time. I can only mention that Ireland, Amsterdam, and Germany are really tugging on my heart strings. ❤️ Does anyone have any advice or tips about traveling in mentioned countries, decent hostels, daily expenses, transportation to/from, must do/see, & best routes? Thanks in advance!

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