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Thai lady asks for travel in Europe

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1. Posted by humphreys (Budding Member, 5 posts) 22 Dec '13 04:39

hello all

My name is Poo. I am a Thai woman borned in Bangkok but now l have a house in Portugal and live here. I would like to travel alone or with my nephew from Thailand in Europe next year before I move back to Thailand , so please recommend me which is the easiest and cheapeast way to travel in this route.

Lisbon or Porto(Portugal) to Madrid and Barcelona (Spain) -Nice(France) - Rome, Milan (Italy) - Innsbruck - Bratislava (Slovakia) - Vienna (Austria)-Salzburg - Hallstatt (Austria) Budapest (Hungary) -Prague - Munich - Zurich - Bern -Geniva and Paris , Fly back to Portugal

1 Is this route suitable , May I ask for the plan of your travel that you done before?
2. Should I buy eurolines for 15 days or inter rail 10 days in 22 days global flexible , which is better ( time is not my problem)
3. How much money do I need for this route ?
4. I can join with someone who have plan already no problem for me or who want to come to travel in Portugal , I am very welcome.
5. Who want to travel in Thailand , I am please to advice everything because I had travel all around Thailand and can find the cheap voucher too.

Thank you for every advices in advance and very sorry for my weakness English

2. Posted by tatianaabreu (Budding Member, 72 posts) 23 Dec '13 03:55

Hey there,

You can easily do this route but i think you should maybe consider including some aerial transportation. Otherwise you will spend too many hours on a bus/train in order to reach some destinations. An example: to reach Madrid from Lisbon by train it will take you around 9h while a flight would cover the same distance in 1h. And the cost of a train ticket can be more expensive than a flight booked in advance (Easyjet flies from Lisbon to Madrid).
But of course, we are all different, and you might prefer to travel the whole route by land. It's only a suggestion.

1. I think the route is very suitable except for this part:
Innsbruck - Bratislava (Slovakia) - Vienna (Austria)-Salzburg - Hallstatt (Austria) Budapest (Hungary) -Prague.
I would say it makes more sense this way: Innsbruck - Salzburg - Hallstatt - Wien - Bratislava - Budapest - Prague

2. You certainly know better than anyone which pass would suit better your needs. You can start by deciding how many days you want to stay in each place, then see how much time you'll be travelling in total. For my style of travel, 15 or 22 days is not enough to cover all those places. But perhaps if you start and/or end your jouney flying, the interrail pass 10days in 22days can be a valuable option. I agree it makes sense to buy a pass because you will be travelling in places where transportation is very expensive (Switzerland, Austria..)

3. It's really hard to answer this question without knowing what kind of accommodation, food, activities, etc you want for this trip. If you stay in hostels you can sleep for as little as 8-20€/night per person in most of those places (in Switzerland and Austria you'll spend more, Paris and Rome are also very expensive cities). But if you want to stay in nice comfortable hotels you'll generally spend a lot more than this. Same goes for food: it totally depends if you'll be eating out every meal, or if you'll sometimes cook for yourself/buy directly from supermarkets or markets. In Spain, Bratislava, Budapest and Prague food will be less expensive than in Nice, Milano, Rome, Paris and all places in Switzerland and Austria.

Some websites that might help you to plan your trip:
Planning the route: Google Maps, Interrail, bahn.com (for train timetables), Easyjet, Ryanair, Wizzair (some low-cost airlines)
Finding accommodation: you can start by taking a look here at Travellers Point - Budget Accommodation

Wish you a very pleasant time in Europe

3. Posted by humphreys (Budding Member, 5 posts) 26 Dec '13 05:11

I very much appriciated your answer. I will plan the trip right now and hope my dream come true next year.

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5. Posted by Phil.sta86 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 29 Jan '14 15:21

Hi there...

Add:
You can get an interrail pass that covers for a month of travelling.

If you need any further with planning, you're welcome to contact me, I have done interrail with friends and traveled most of europe by car.