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Where to go? (Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, Germany, Spain..)

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11. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1944 posts) 1y

You have picked the most expensive countries in Europe - even hostels and fast food are fairly expensive in Switzerland and Norway. Why not include some of Eastern Europe at a considerably lower price?

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12. Posted by OliverW3 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 1y

Quoting Daawgon

You have picked the most expensive countries in Europe - even hostels and fast food are fairly expensive in Switzerland and Norway. Why not include some of Eastern Europe at a considerably lower price?

Narrow down your questions for better answers - be specific!

I totally agree with you Daawgon.

13. Posted by Jersey_Bailey (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y

Hi .Your plan and places to visit are perfectly good , but check out whether you can tour them with in your budget.

14. Posted by iHeartTravel77 (Budding Member 4 posts) 1y

Switzerland- Interlaken, Lauterbrunnen, and Murren (Murren is a quick gondola/train ride from Lauterbrunnen) Stunning, stunning area and absolutely worth a trip! I prefer it over many "must see" places. Switzerland is one of my favorite places-ever.

Italy- Of all my European travel, the Cinque Terre was by far the most disappointing destination. Just there a month ago. (We actually enjoyed Levanto more than the 5-terre) However, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, and areas around Verona were fantastic. Lake Como, Lake Garda...all wonderful places.

Germany- Although, I live in Stuttgart- I do love Bavaria. It's a postcard world.

France- I personally prefer the Alsace region and the Champagne region (Reims/Verdun) over Paris. Quaint and beautiful areas.

15. Posted by Push (Budding Member 6 posts) 1y

Thank you very much Jonell, Sandalsand, Andy, and iHeartTravel! You've given me a lot of great places to look into. They all look good so far.
I'll be booking it all tomorrow night, hopefully I can fit most of those places into my plans :)

16. Posted by tatianaabreu (Budding Member 73 posts) 1y

Hey,

Switzerland is one of the most beautiful countries i've seen, but also one of the most expensive and travelling on a budget here is quite impossible. Transportation, food and especially accommodation (Zermatt being the most expensive place in Switzerland) keep many young travellers from visiting this country. Winter (february) and Easter (late march or april) ski-vacations will be the most expensive periods to visit mountain-stations such as Zermatt. Off-season, sleeping in a hostel will cost you 30-40CHF/night. A basic meal in a restaurant 18-30CHF and a normal train-ticket Murren-Zermatt for example costs around 50CHF.

A cheaper alternative could be Slovenia. Although not as famous and touristy as the Swiss Alps, the Julian Alps are beautiful! And this is definitely one of the cheapest alpine country one can find, offering amazing nature to be explored (check out the Julian Alps, Lake Bled, Triglav National Park to see what those places look like - i found Slovenia to be the most similar country to Switzerland!)

17. Posted by hendwrcaravan (Budding Member 10 posts) 1y

if you are in U.K you have to visit North wales for your tours it is known for it natural beauty

18. Posted by JenSTL (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

In Germany, I would suggest the Black Forest area. It's beautiful and there are many wonderful outdoor activities.

If you decide to visit the UK you might visit the Lake District in North West England. If you have time you should head up to Scotland. Fort William and the Isle of Skye are breathtaking!

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20. Posted by jps1989 (Budding Member 2 posts) 1y

If you like nature you should go as north as possible when you visit Sweden :) There are plenty of lakes and mountains, but also plenty of coast by the sea. Stockholm is nice but very expensive. I would recommend you to go to Gothenburg which is smaller but is cheaper and have a very relaxed atmosphere, Stockholm is big and very beautiful but very snobby.
When you're going to Spain you must visit Barcelona. It's actually not really Spain, but Cataluña. I believe it's the greatest city, it has plenty of cultural stuff to see, the downtown is very old and Gothic with small dark alleys and you have the greatest bars, restaurants and pubs in every corner, and it's sooo cheap :) . I have been living there for a year so I could definitely give you more detailed recommendations if needed =)
South part of Spain is gorgeous, Andalucía. It's totally different from Cataluña, both in architecture, food and the people. It's very relaxed and also very cheap.
Europe is full off treasures!
Hope you'll have a great trip!