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1. Posted by tk_0907 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

I'm planning on going backpacking through 10 Europe countries for 3-4 months(At the moment) in 2010, and have started saving up. I'm only 17, so I can only have 1 job as of right now. But with some calculations, I figured I would have around 15,000 American dollars/10,000 Euros. Do you think this would be enough?

2. Posted by fabbman (Budding Member 16 posts) 8y

'10,000 Euros. Do you think this would be enough?'..........are you kidding? Mate you could live well on that sort of cash for 3-4 months, I wouldn't be concerned.

3. Posted by tk_0907 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Quoting fabbman

'10,000 Euros. Do you think this would be enough?'..........are you kidding? Mate you could live well on that sort of cash for 3-4 months, I wouldn't be concerned.

Haha, okay.
How long do you think I be able to stay over there with that amount? I'd like to stay as long as possible.

4. Posted by nzkatenz (Budding Member 51 posts) 8y

I travelled Europe for 6 months then thailand for 1 month on about half that...
though i probably spent about a month and a half total staying with friends..

5. Posted by tk_0907 (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

How much do you guys think I should have for:

Madrid, Spain- June 1st- June 5th (5 days)
Barcelona, Spain- June 6th - June 10th (5 days)
Venice, Italy- June 11th- June 13th (3 Days)
Florence, Italy- June 14th - June 17th (4 Days)
Rome, Italy- June 18th - June 24th (7 Days)
Athens, Greece- June 25th - June 29th (5 Days)
Bucharest, Romania- June 30th - July 1st (2 Days)
Transylvania, Romania- July 2nd - July 4th (3 Days)
Budapest, Hungary- July 5th - July 8th (4 Days)
Vienna, Austria- July 9th - July 10th (2 Days)
Innsbruck, Austria- July 11th - July 13th (3 Days)
Interlaken, Switzerland- July 14th - July 17th (4 Days)
Zurich, Switzerland- July 18th- July 20th (3 Days)
Munich, Germany- July 21st - July 23rd (3 Days)
Berlin, Germany- July 24th - July 27th (4 Days)
Amsterdam, Netherlands- July 28th - August 10th (14 Days)
Bruges, Belgium- August 11th - August 17th (7 Days)
Brussels, Belgium- August 18th- August 20th (3 Days)
Paris, France- August 21st - 25th (5 Days)

6. Posted by nzkatenz (Budding Member 51 posts) 8y

I dont know if theres any way of predicting that....
that would depend on how you are planning to travel (planes, trains, buses, )
But also how you will be booking it and everything like that. There can be drastic differences. I got a train from Florence to Rome for something like 20 euros, but then going back it ended up being about 3 times that because of timing and availability and all. Also I managed to get a flight from Rome to Paris for 1 euro (plus taxes, about 15 euro) just by chance looking at the right website on the right day.
It will depend on what you do in each city and where you stay, etc...

I would guess (just a guess from my experience) that you would want to allow up to 20 euros in the most expensive places (Rome and Paris etc..) just for a hostel, and a little more on top just in case theres no availability or you can only stay in a slightly more expensive one (most i found was 25 euro in rome). So thats per day obviously. Then you want food. If you buy your own at supermarkets and cook at hostels (or just eat stuff that doesnt need cooking..) then it will average out at about 5 euros... Well did for me. But then you cannot miss eating a local meal in some of the places (pizza in italy, snails in france, or just cheese if you dont fancy that!) So that can push your budget up considerably. But its worth it..
Then travel costs. These vary so much that i wouldnt know how to budget for them. Since you are doing so many countries in such a small time this will be realatively high...

Sorry cant be much help!

Good luck...

7. Posted by nzkatenz (Budding Member 51 posts) 8y

Ooh meant to say, budget in heaps more for adventure sports in Interlaken, you wont regret it!!

8. Posted by damueri (First Time Poster 1 posts) 8y

It depends on the way you are travelling, where you sleep and so on. But if you travel by train or budget airlines i think 10'000 euros will be enough.

9. Posted by magykal1 (Travel Guru 2026 posts) 8y

Wow it really is the 'Cities of Europe' tour! I probably take them for granted, as they're on my doorstep, but I would definitely be tempted to spend some time in the beautiful countryside too. You'll make your money stretch a bit further if you intersperse your city time with some country time, because city living is considerably more expensive. Providing you're reasonably budget-conscious, and you're prepared to spend a little time away from the big city, 1,500 Euros per month should see you through handsomely - you'll even have some spare money for emergencies (or to splurge at the end).

Check up on the visa requirements - you may know this already, but if you want to spend 4 months in Europe you'll only be able to spend 90 days of it within the Schengen Zone, though it could be any 90 days in a 180 day period if you get a multiple entry visa.

[ Edit: Edited on May 29, 2008, at 10:17 AM by magykal1 ]

10. Posted by angela_ (Respected Member 1732 posts) 8y

I budgeted about 50 euros per day for accommodation, food and fun. I had an Interrail pass so transport was mostly paid for. I did pay a few supplements and that was in the 50 euros per day. If my math is right, then that's 10,000/50=200... 200 days, that's about 6 months..