How to start planning a European path to the budget

You can plan your trip in several ways. For me, I narrow down where I want to go, and then figure out how much it will cost. From there, I can add or subtract places or side trips. As I started planning a trip to Europe at the moment, I thought I could go through the process and at least show me how to start traveling together. Please note that the costs listed below are from the internet search queries I made on 30 January 2008 and should only be considered as samples of potential prices.

Recently my dad (who was never in Europe) asked me to go with him and show him around the end of April. After selling the specifics, his only demand was that it was Italy, Spain or Germany. With just a ten-day stay overseas, I decided against Germany. Although Germany is probably my most popular country in Europe, Italy or Spain can, in the first place, give the passenger to Europe the feeling that there is a small amount of time in Europe. In Italy, you have a normal circuit in Rome, Florence and Venice, in a relatively close proximity, making it easy and quick to travel by train. In Spain my favorite quotes Barcelona, ​​Girona, Granada, Sevilla and Madrid are also relatively close and cheap. Personally, there is so much about Germany that I love, which is at different ends of the country, a quick 7-10 day trip would not be enough time.

With my position drawn and on the way, I begin the most important part of a trip to Europe, a flight. Using, I start by connecting major airports that I want to fly in and out. Since we want to go to Italy, we can start with (to simplify wounds) New York to Rome with flexible terms at a time when I can get out of work. Of course, you will want to connect the nearest international airport to you. Searching in the last week of April through the first week of May I found that the cheapest flight is: NYC-to-Rome from 29th to 9th year = $ 756. This is my work ticket number and I look into other possible cities to fly to cheaper NYC-to-Florence tickets from 29th to 13th. $ 956 —- NYC to Venice from 26 to 10 $ 850 —- nope NYC-to-Milan from 25 to 9 = $ 852 —- nope I did not find anything cheaper Then I started thinking about flying into one city and flying from the other. This has the advantage of saving time (which is limited) of the back delay, as well as the cost of another ticket back. Since my work plan is to fly to Rome and visit Venice the last one, I check these two cities for the cheapest flight. NYC – to – Rome: Venice – to NYC from 29th to 9th = $ 852

For $ 100 more I can eliminate a 4-5 hour drive as well as a train ticket method. So far, it looks better. Just because of the arguments then why not believe what it would cost to drop in the splendid Spanish city of Barcelona. My dad wanted to see Spain, and overnight the ferry from Barcelona to the city near Rome is surely fun and cheap when you think about the cost you will pay for accommodation anyway. NYC – Barcelona: Venice – NYC from 29 to 9 = $ 816

Well, we almost saved $ 40 and got to Barcelona. If we manage to get from Barcelona to Rome for about $ 40, we make money (not really, but you get an idea). Approaching the idea of ​​a ferry for immediate control gives me: Barcelona – to – Civitavecchia (near Rome) (20 hours overnight) = $ 65 on Grimaldi Ferries Since accommodation will be anywhere from $ 25 – $ 35 in Rome or Barcelona and we saved $ 36 on a ticket by going to Spain, which sounds sensible for a quick visit to Barcelona, ​​and it does not cost us anything. For even more savings, we can try to fly from Barcelona to Rome, but we have to remember that 1. It will not be a night flight so accommodation will be a problem again and 2. Budget airlines usually do not fly from major airports, out of town and extradition. No-less-check clickair and ryanair for several samples do not hurt. Clickkair has Barcelona-to-Rome (Fiumicino) at 2 = 29 dollars (2nd place is a bit late) ryanair has Barcelona (Girona) – to – Rome (Ciampino) at 1. = $ 20

stopping in Barcelona is a great idea and coming to Rome will be cheap and easy. With our flight plans, we have found that we can begin to look at what this trip will do for us in land transport. I prefer trains to car rental in Europe; I can not relax in my car, and the cost of gas and concentration on the road usually outweighs the freedom. With this in mind, it's time to find out if the point-to-point ticket purchase is cheaper than buying a railway pass. My rough plan is to go to Barcelona to Rome (fly or sail), then go from Rome to Florence to Venice. Take a look at the price of tickets between these cities from point to place, as well as a few trips to spend the cost of using the sheets at Rome-on-Florence (1-2 hours) = $ 65 Florence-to-Venice (2- 3 hours) = 58 USD Rome-to-Pisa (3-4 hours) = $ 47 Pisa- to-Florence (1-2 hours) = $ 19 Florence to Rimini Rimini to Venice (1-2 hours) = $ 70 With these numbers, we can see that our easiest trip, Rome, Florence, Venice, will cost about $ 123. Our dearest plan, Rimini and Venice, will cost around $ 196. A quick glance at the prices of railway airports shows us that we will really benefit only if we want to make a long journey and then hardly. A four-day rail passage (you can travel for four days to two months) runs around $ 202. Just like our long journey, but also a 20% discount on the Ferry from Barcelona. The problem I see here is that so much travel, especially when we add the city to Spain, will not give much time to see anything. At this time, I decide to pay the full cost of the ferry and buy tickets to Italy. Even adding Pisces will only cost about $ 134 in total.

At this point, assuming we're going to Pisa (day trip) on our way to Florence and paying the full price to take a ferry from Spain, we're looking to spend about $ 1015 to spend 10 days and see five cities two countries in Europe. Now is the time to count on the accommodation. The rule for me is to spend at least $ 50 a day on bed and food. Sometimes it's high (not very) sometimes it's low (more and more every year). For the demonstration, however, I was looking for cheap hotels and hostels for the places I plan to visit to get a rough idea of ​​what I'm going to spend. April 30 – Barcelona = $ 20 – $ 35 May 1 – Ship to Rome = already in the second quarter – Rome = $ 20 (camp) $ 30 in hostel 5 at 6 in Florence $ 15 to $ 25 at 7. up to 8th – Venice = $ 45

What we have done is a series of $ 200 – $ 265 that I need for the budget for accommodation. Adding to the meal takes a bit of a guess, but $ 15 a day is a good workable number. If you need, you can eat twice at Mc Donalds and "live" or catch some bread and cheese from the grocery store and you still have some leftovers for a couple of slices of pizza or Doner Kebab. Of course, if you go to Italy for food or wine, you have to plan to spend more money, but 15 dollars should get you. Our final costs will be visas and accessories (with a subway, a bottle of wine, a train reservation). Since my dad was never there, I want to show him the Vatican Museum, the Colosseum, the Palatin Hill, the Statue of David, the Sagrada Familia and many other things. For the trip we planned above, in Italy in just 10 days, it should be in the price of 150 to 200 dollars.

When everything is said and done, I can count on spending around 1365-1480 USD for the whole trip. As we have seen, they are rather bare bones, so there is not much that could be truncated if it was outside my budget (which is very close to being). Of course, I would decide to go to Pisa, but extremely in terms of trains, it will save me only $ 10 and I do not seem to be interested in a city I have never seen. What you decide to reduce (sometimes the duration you have visited abroad or how many cities you see) will depend on what is important to you during this visit to Europe. It is important to find a way to fulfill your dream of traveling to your country of your choice and I hope this article will help you find a way to ensure it works with a limited budget.

Source by Christopher M Cook