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1. Posted by r4182 (Budding Member 4 posts) 29w

Hi Guys!

So I'm travelling to Europe for 4 months from the beginning of June to the end of September.
I will be visiting Italy, Spain, Portugal, France, Croatia, Malta, Greece and the Greek Islands, England, Ireland, Amsterdam, Germany and Monaco.
I will be in Spain for La Tomatina and in Germany for Oktoberfest (and only heading to Monaco for a day, is a day enough?).

I am still saving up money and am not sure yet if I will have 10,000 AUD, 15,000 AUD or 20,000 AUD saved and was wondering how I'd go depending on the amount I end up with when I leave.

So
10,000 AUD is 6,732 EUR which is 56 EUR a day,
15,000 AUD is 10,098 EUR which is 84 EUR a day,
and 20,000 AUD is 13,464 EUR which is 112 EUR a day.

Considering I will have paid for all of my internal flights/ferries and accommodation (not including EuroRail), what will my trip look like in each of these three spending brackets?
(So sights, food, and other activities. For example maybe I can only have nights out drinking once a week, or only afford one meal a day - hope not! - etc.)

Thanks for sticking around to read all of that (and hopefully to impart your wisdom)! :)

[ Edit: Edited on 31-Mar-2014, at 12:09 by r4182 ]

2. Posted by WomBatt (Full Member 107 posts) 29w

Not what you asked but -

'I will have paid for all of my' 'accommodation''(not including EuroRail)' - If you have fixed accommodation and itinerary, you will quite possibly be expending far more than you need with an agency whether you mean you will purchase a pass or point to point tickets. Look to advance purchase from the country's train operators for large discounts.
Dig in here for huge guidance on train travel - http://www.seat61.com/

'So I'm travelling to Europe for 4 months' - Have you allowed for the impact of the Schengen agreement.

I think '84 EUR a day' is €14 a day greater than I would need, if I were frugal.

3. Posted by r4182 (Budding Member 4 posts) 29w

Thanks for the reply WomBatt!

We're going to be pre-purchasing our EuroRail passes quite soon, but thanks for the tip, I'll definitely keep that in mind. As for the Schengen zone we have ensured that we'll be under the 90 days with extra days to spare for every time we move :)

And awesome, I'm feeling a bit less stressed about that now, can't wait to leave!