Student weekend solo travel ideas!!

Travel Forums Travel Companions Student weekend solo travel ideas!!

Page
  • 1
  • 2
Last Post
1. Posted by oloughran757 (First Time Poster 1 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

So, I am a 20 year old student from Ireland and like other students money can be tight, but it don't want that to stop me from travelling! As money can be tight for most students they don't want to do as much travel to save whatever money they have, but I am going to take the next step and start my solo adventure travels.
.
Does anyone have any ideas or tips for solo traveling for the first time, and where is a good place to start! How to travel cheap, what to do/ what not to do etc.
.
.
Note: In my head, i would like to do something like start off in Copenhagen, Denmark then travel to Malmo, Sweden for a weekend holiday.

2. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2247 posts) 2y 1 Star this if you like it!

You're well placed for access to lots of cheap flights to European cities so your plan for a citybreak is a good one.

Copenhagen is lovely but all of Scandinavia is at the expensive end of the spectrum. That may be fine for you, or you could stretch your budget further - eastern Europe is maybe half the price or less, I'd suggest Budapest as an alternative which would be about 1/3rd of the cost of Copenhagen for me.

For city breaks I usually let the flight routes guide my choice. If there's a budget flight at tolerable times to somewhere new then I'll go. I use Skyscanner to search. If WizzAir serve your local airport they can be a bargain way to many cheaper destinations.

If you end up in Copenhagen, visit Tivoli Gardens in the evening - magical.

3. Posted by Andrew Mack (Travel Guru 1037 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Quoting oloughran757

start off in Copenhagen, Denmark then travel to Malmo, Sweden for a weekend holiday.

What makes you think visiting Copenhagen wouldn't fill a full weekend?

As AndyF says, Scandinavia isn't cheap (even if the return flight may be).
There are plenty of other much cheaper places in Europe.

4. Posted by AndyF (Moderator 2247 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

Malmo is just over the ├śresund bridge from Copenhagen so it makes an easy daytrip - I did it first time I was there and I'd recommend it as an easy add-on. I think it was something like half an hour on the train.

5. Posted by Teoni (Travel Guru 1525 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

While Scandinavia is expensive Denmark is the cheapest of the lot. An alternative idea might be to instead of going to Malmo you could get the train that takes you up Jutland all the way to Frederikshavn. There are cities along the way you can stop at to explore and it would fill a weekend. The Dainish rail network use to to sell passes that let you hop on hop off, I don't know if they still do this but it might be worth looking into.

Posts 6 & 7 were removed by moderators
8. Posted by ToonSarah (Travel Guru 1377 posts) 2y Star this if you like it!

There are, as others have said, cheaper places to go than Scandinavia. Former Eastern Bloc countries/cities are a good bet - I love Tallinn (although it's heading towards mid-range rather than cheap) and Riga has loads to offer. Elsewhere Lisbon is one of my favourite European cities and great for a weekend break, as well as being relatively inexpensive.

Posts 9 & 10 were removed by moderators