I am planning a trip to Europe with my two teenage children in mid-July. Want to travel someplace that will not be real warm as we are from Phoenix and trying to escape the heat. Also traveling on a very limited budget and would like suggestions on accommodations. Only plan to be in Europe for one week. I work for US Air so have flexibility on the city I can fly into. Thank you in advance!
Try the Czech Republic with Prague and the surounding area. It is still cheaper there than the rest of Europe and it will not be so hot. (It is currently quite cold for this time of the year here.) You can visit beautiful Prague and Cesky Krumlov and hike in the mountains. Rent an appartment for the three of you, this will reduce cost.
For more details contact Prague Information Service – PIS (Na Pøíkopì 20, Praha, Tel. +420 212444)
An alternative to the above could be Vienna with Bratislava and the Neusiedler See. You could rent bicycles and cycle along the Danube.
Budapest and Hungary are also very nice I heard and excellent for a family on budget. Siofok at Lake Balaton is a great partying spot popular with Austrian teens and their parents.
The following place is on the cards, for me and my boyfriend and our daughter to go. Although, we have not got around to going yet. Maybe it would also suit u.
hmm to escape heat and a cheap place..well that rules out the Uk and Ireland - but maybe the Baltics? should be cool enough there and very affordable.
Scandanavia would be a great place to go to. You can also try the Netherlands and northern Germany (Berlin, Hamburg etc.)
Scandinavia is definately not for a limited budget. But welcome to the Baltics! Though I cannot promise that it will not rain, but heat is a rare chance. At the moment the weather is just lovely Here you can easily rent a country house, near a lake or sea. Kids can swim and you can fish, hehe. But as it is almost mid-July already, I think you have already made up your mind...?
don't go any further in your research without checking out the low-cost airlines,
www.ryanair.com ... and www.easyjet.com
however, If you are gonna be travelling with a lot of luggage, I would avoid these airlines, as they will
extort you for excess baggage!!!
i agree, that prague is a beautiful destination. cheap hotels, food, drink and endless scenery,, the Bohemia empire is still alive today
a few hours train journey from Prague will take with South West to Munich or Vienna.
Westerly options include Bratislava in Slovakia, or Krakow in Poland.
I would recommend northeastern Europe...Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland...my husband and I were in that area a few years ago and loved it. It was still relatively inexpensive then, not as touristy as other parts of Europe, and every bit as interesting. We were there in July and it was pretty warm, but not as hot as the southern countries.