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Travelling Europe for a month

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1. Posted by Rob20UK (First Time Poster 1 posts) 9y

Hi guys and gals, new round these parts so hey :)

Anyway not really a seasoned traveller at all and after a pretty lame summer ive decided i want to do something worthwhile next summer and i was looking at InterRailing Europe.

So basically after advice, costs in europe for a month? Accomadation in europe? And just basic tips for planning a trip seeing as im new to all this malarky ;)

Thanks in advance :)

2. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Hello Rob:)

Cost per day to backpack in Europe, would be from 30 to 50 Euros per day, not including intercity transport.
I recommend u get a good travel guide book for Europe. Get one that covers all of Europe, if u dont know which countries u want to go to. They give all kinds of useful information about things like transport, accomodation, money etc etc. They cost around 26 Euros each and are available in most bookshops, around the world.
The following ones are good.
Lonely Planet
Rough Guide
Lets Go

Mel

3. Posted by t_maia (Travel Guru 3289 posts) 9y

I would like to add that 30 EUR is very little in Western Europe. It will cover a bed in a hostel and some food, but not much more. I tend to plan on using 35 EUR per day only when I am self-catering and taking my tent to stay on camping sites or camp wild. To this I then add cost of transport, which I usually work out beforehand using the internet or guidebooks.

Please note that interrail has become a lousy deal since the reform last April. This is especially true if you want to visit induvidual countries. It is now usually better to work out a fairly fixed schedule using budget flights, eurolines buses and special offers for rail travel than to buy interrail passes. It works out a lot cheaper, even if you loose a few days in flexibility.

Best get one of the books Mel recommended and decide what you want to see. These books are sometimes available at the local library or used on amazon, if you don't want to blow a lot of money to get them all. Once you know what you want, come back here and we can give you more specific advice. Plan on having at least 3 weeks per country.

4. Posted by farleyUL (Full Member 125 posts) 9y

I would agree that EU35 is a bit on the low side. I'd plan on EU50 per day at least, just to be safe. You can never have too much money. Definitely go shopping at grocery stores as opposed to going out to eat - it's tons cheaper.

5. Posted by Mel. (Travel Guru 4567 posts) 9y

Yeah, I fully agree.
30 Euros per day is a tight sqeeze.
Only for those who really have to watch their pennies.

Mel