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1. Posted by redrabbit (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y

Hello,

I have a one way flight booked to Paris for July 10th this year, and i plan to spend a bit of time in Europe. I aim to be away for about 7 weeks, travelling when i want from place ot place with no real route planned. I think this is the best way.

Question 1: Any good sites for new york from Europe. Everywhere i look it is about £400 single.

Question 2: Do you think about £1000 is enough to travel around europe for 7 weeks. Big question, but just a rough answer is required.

Question 3: Can you fly to europe and then get a train to anywhere you want in europe. I seen inter-rail. Can you just get a train from say, Paris to Spain?

Thanks for your help.
RR.

2. Posted by redrabbit (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y

Also,

Do you think it is feasable to just decide one day to leave, pick your bag up, go to the airport and see whats leaving around the next 8-10 hours?

3. Posted by dchung3 (Budding Member 18 posts) 11y

Do you think it is feasable to just decide one day to leave, pick your bag up, go to the airport and see whats leaving around the next 8-10 hours?

Sure, but there are no gaurantees.

Do you think about £1000 is enough to travel around europe for 7 weeks. Big question, but just a rough answer is required

1,000 Pounds is more or less $2000... I don't think it would do for 7 weeks. Unless you are saving money by camping and not staying in hostels or other money saving methods. I'm bringing about $2,500 for just 4 weeks.

Any good sites for new york from Europe. Everywhere i look it is about £400 single

VirginAtlantic.com? Not too sure of the other major airlines, because I'm from the States.

4. Posted by redrabbit (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y

Hey, Thanks for your reply.

So, i am going with my girlfriend. Lets say our maximum budget is £1300 each for 6-7 weeks.

That makes a total for £2600 ($5000 usd or $6300 AUD).

I was thinking: staying in a hostel for a lot of the time at £10 per night, and eating a decent meal in the evening, plus eating supermarket food, just bread and ham or something, it should be ok.

Travelling from place to place, will be cheap flights, maybe even inter-rail train journeys.

Also, how feasble is it to CAMP some of the time. I'd imagine the hardest part is to find somewhere safe to camp. I will be taking my sleeping bag. Do some places have camping sites, where you can pay like £4 or £5 to pitch a tent up?

Thanks.

5. Posted by MartinH (Full Member 67 posts) 11y

I think if you are planning to camp then you should commit to it from the offset, its a big ask to carry camping gear around on the off chance of using it??

6. Posted by redrabbit (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y

Quoting MartinH

I think if you are planning to camp then you should commit to it from the offset, its a big ask to carry camping gear around on the off chance of using it??

Yea, that was something that just sprung into my mind just now. Probably not a good idea. I thought it might save a bit of money or something. Doesn't matter.

I thought you just needed some pots and pans and a gas fire for camping. They are very small anyway, aren't they. Probably won't camp but just curious.

7. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting redrabbit

Question 2: Do you think about £1000 is enough to travel around europe for 7 weeks. Big question, but just a rough answer is required.
RR.

I don't think you can make it for 7 weeks on 1000/pounds. That's only around 20/pounds a day (for food, a place to sleep, transportation, etc..) and Europe is a lot more expensive then it used to be pre-euro. I'd say if that's how much money you have, that you'd have a better time traveling for a shorter period of time. Or, of course, you could always "find" a little more money before leaving. I may be wrong but that's MHO.

8. Posted by Travel100 (Travel Guru 1556 posts) 11y

Quoting redrabbit

So, i am going with my girlfriend. Lets say our maximum budget is £1300 each for 6-7 weeks.

That makes a total for £2600 ($5000 usd or $6300 AUD).

Just saw this post. Now you're talking $100/day for the 2 of you. You can definitely have a good time with that budget (and you wouldn't need to lug around camping stuff).

9. Posted by steff (Travel Guru 1160 posts) 11y

[quote=redrabbit]
Question 3: Can you fly to europe and then get a train to anywhere you want in europe. I seen inter-rail. Can you just get a train from say, Paris to Spain?

Hi redrabbit,

it's really easy to get around Europe nowadays. We have plenty of low cost airlines (Easy Jet/Air Berlin/Ryan Air) which make life a lot easier and travelling a lot quicker.
Sure it is more scenic to go by train. There's one leaving from Paris to San Sebastian/Basque Country in Spain (maybe even Barcelona). Interrail would be an option. You can travel around several countries for a fixed price, but you're also limited to those and have to keep in mind it is taking you a while to get from one place to the other.
As far as air faires, if you already know where and when you want to go to a certain country you might be best off booking now.
If you decide to visit Berlin just let me know and I can give you more information.

Enjoy your trip!

Steff

10. Posted by redrabbit (Budding Member 19 posts) 11y

Quoting Travel100

Quoting redrabbit

So, i am going with my girlfriend. Lets say our maximum budget is £1300 each for 6-7 weeks.

That makes a total for £2600 ($5000 usd or $6300 AUD).

Just saw this post. Now you're talking $100/day for the 2 of you. You can definitely have a good time with that budget (and you wouldn't need to lug around camping stuff).

Thanks for the reply. Yea, there is two of us so things should be a little easier. Probably only eat out for maybe breakfast and dinner. Not for lunch, maybe just grab something from a supermarket