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1. Posted by wplemon35 (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

I am new to these forums and am looking for advice

My friend (19 college student) and I (same) are planning on going to these cities: London (3.5 days), Paris (4), Marseille/Monaco (3), Venice (3), Zurich (2), Vienna (2), Prague (2), Berlin (2), Amsterdam (2), and flying back out of London for one month (May 17-June 14.) We are going to be backpacking the trip and don't mind sleeping in trail stations, outside (we have tents), and anywhere else.

We found flights from Philadelphia to London for 271.75.
We are also getting Eurail (student) and ISIC cards.
I am planning on about €40/day.
The trip is planned from May 17-June 14 2006.

I am looking for websites regarding sleeping in convents/cathedrals, and other very, very cheap places for the locations listed above, hostels are costly near these places. Am I overstreching my resources? Too many places for one month? How should we get around London? Any suggestions or reccomendations?

2. Posted by Eleanor123 (Budding Member 22 posts) 11y

Hi,

Your trip looks really good! It wouldn't be too many places on one month, it sounds great.

Europe can be expensive for backpackers but there are plenty of hostels and convents as well as campsites so it's useful you have tents. I found a website europeforvisitors.com which shows cheap accomodation as well as lots of other tips for travelling round europe. Or try www.thebackpacker.net/travelhostels. Once I stayed in St Christopher's Village hostel in London which is very good and cost £12 for a single room (I don't know if that would be too expensive though).

It is generally easy to get round London as you can go on the underground, or on one of the many buses.

You should be able to get by on €40 a day but in some places you'll need more money than others. Paris and Venice can both be expensive for accomodation and food, particularly Venice. You should be fine in Vienna as there are loads of cheap hostels and eateries. I'm not sure about the other places as I have never been to them.

Anyway, hope that helps, Eleanor

3. Posted by laxstud215 (Budding Member 14 posts) 11y

Hey,

I'm also planning a European Backpacking trip for May/June of 2006. I've been gathering information and have posted my own thread. THIS MAY HELP YOU --->
http://www.travellerspoint.com/forum.cfm?thread=11958

If you have any questions or wanna chat about your trip my screenname is laxstud215. Hope to hear from ya.

Joe

4. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 11y

I'm going on a one month backpacking trip July 16th. We are budgetting about 50 euros a day for accom., food and recreation. We have an interrail pass and will be going from Athens, through Italy and end up in Paris.
You might be left with a bit of left over money with 40 euros/day per person if your going to be staying in train stations and in a tent.. but I might be mistaken..

5. Posted by wplemon35 (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

The trip is continually being extended and revised. We have added the following cities to the list:

Bordeaux, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Bonn, Hamburg, The Beaches of Normandy, and Stuttgart, Milan, Genoa, and Luxembourg.

With all these added it brings the total up to 21 cities (not including the connection cities we may stop at). Because 21 cities in 30 days is unreasonable I want to exend it another month, my friend is pushing it back to 6 weeks. How does the itinerary look now? Is this too much too handle for one first time trip to Europe? Too much in too little time? Also The Chezch Republic has NO EURAIL, how should we get to Prague?

6. Posted by FionaNZ (Respected Member 903 posts) 11y

Way too ambitious for 6weeks or 2months..

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

[quote=wplemon35]The trip is continually being extended and revised. We have added the following cities to the list:

Bordeaux, Barcelona, Frankfurt, Bonn, Hamburg, The Beaches of Normandy, and Stuttgart, Milan, Genoa, and Luxembourg.

quote]

I suggest to skip Frankfurt and Stuttgart. There not very pretty cities and there isn't much to see. This also gives you time to spontaneously stay in a city you really like for an extra day.

Steff

8. Posted by pranavc (Respected Member 316 posts) 11y

check out www.hospitalityclub.org for a good blend of inexpensive accomodation and an authentic cultural experience. Hope this helps.

Pranav

9. Posted by wplemon35 (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

So how many cities, is a good number for a 6 week trip? apparently 21 is too much

10. Posted by wplemon35 (Full Member 45 posts) 11y

Anyone know the legality of sleeping in parks and public places in Europe?? How "strict" are the european law officials?