With a $6000 budget, where would you go?

Apr 7th, 2008, 03:23 PM
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Why not Portugal?
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Apr 7th, 2008, 04:41 PM
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We just got back from Italy. The trip cost $3,700 for a 11 day trip including travel days. Airfare from Boston was $558 (booked last October) and this time we stayed in B&Bs for 65-75 euros a night. Staying in B&Bs was fun because of our interacton with owners and fellow guests.
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Apr 8th, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Like others have said, it depends on your traveling style. I went to Italy for 2 weeks a few months back and spent $5000. But of course we didn't stay at the fanciest hotels or eat at the best restaurants.

However, with that said, I'd go to Thailand or maybe eastern Europe where you get a bigger bang for your buck. I haven't been to eastern Europe (Croatia, Prague, etc.), but I've been to Thailand and I LOVE IT. Great culture, friendly people, great food, beautiful sights, and everything is CHEAP!! You can live like kings in Thailand with $6000.

South America (specifically Argentina) would be cool too. Argentina is very similar to Europe, but at 1/3 of the price.
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Apr 8th, 2008, 06:49 PM
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P.S. Oh and the $5000 is the total cost for me AND my boyfriend.
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Apr 8th, 2008, 07:10 PM
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<< Argentina is very similar to Europe, but at 1/3 of the price. >>

You mean lodging, meals, attractions?

Airfare to get there and back is the same or higher, isn't it?

Doesn't make the _trip_ 1/3 the price, if it takes $1000 or more per person to get to/from either continent.

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Apr 10th, 2008, 09:01 AM
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Back to the original post. There is no reason that a two week trip can't be done within $6,000.

Airfare for two $2,000, remaining budget $4,000. $4,000 divided by thirteen days is $300 plus per day.

Do the trip without a rental car. Stay in less expensive hotels (2 star type). Taking half board plans might help. Don't relocate too much.
Apartments might help, but maybe not since it is just two of you.

You don't say what month, so shoulder season will strech out your budget.

For our next trip, we are spending the whole week and a half in one small area.
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Apr 10th, 2008, 12:23 PM
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Italy is doable for $6000 in my opinion. So far my husband and I have always spent less (not much less, but a little). You can stay in gorgeous agriturismos for not much $$. Cheap (but good) food can be purchased at local fresh markets and/or bakeries.

Other areas I would suggest Istria in Croatia or rural Czech Republic.
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Apr 26th, 2008, 06:11 AM
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Go traveling to Asia, the golden triangle Cambodian-Thailand-Indonesia or Cambodia-Singapore-Indonesia. Get another unique experience in the countries. The budget will follow how you choose the trip and accommodations, but Asia is cheaper!!
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Apr 26th, 2008, 08:33 AM
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Yes, you can do Rome for 2 weeks for far less than $6k.

Over Christmas (an expensive time), there were 7 of us. 2 apartments. 4 spent 7 days, 1 spent 8 days, 2 spent 10 days. This includes all airfares, food, apartments, sites, buses,everything. We spent a total of about $7,800. Included in that is 3 people on the after-hours tour of the Vatican Museum. 4 went to Pisa for the day. The apartments were near Piazza Navonna. Flights went from Orlando and JFK to Rome and back.

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