EUROPE IN 3 WEEKS ON A BUDGET: 6 Itineraries, cost, tips (2022)

I am confident that many people have Europe on their bucket list of places they want to visit. This continent is filled with preserved historical sites, famous landmarks, UNESCO certified heritage sites, various natural scenery, and consists of diverse cultures from people of different nationalities.

There are tons of activities that you can do here as well. However, if you plan to stay a little longer than the usual vacation duration, it might cost you a lot, especially if you aren’t familiar with which places to go to without spending too much.

This guide is for people who are planning to stay in Europe in 3 weeks on a budget. We want to make sure you spend the 3-week holiday that is suitable for you. If you are new to travelling on a budget, check out these tips for budget travel.

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THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE GOING TO EUROPE

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If you plan a trip to Europe, stay with me as I lay down tips on travelling there on a budget. Decide on where you want to go, when, how much you are willing to spend, and wpohat you plan to do once you go there.

After you decide all of this, you need to familiarize yourself with basic phrases of the countries you’ll visit. Some of which include their own language of greetings, asking for directions, and asking how much. Next is to study a bit of their culture because certain gestures or words are okay in one country but are offensive in another. We created a detailed outline to help you plan your 3 weeks Europe trip.

Where to go in Europe for 3 weeks

If you want a hassle-free trip, you could choose to visit countries that share land borders or are near each other. You can also limit your visit to 3 countries so you can spend at least a week in each.

That way, you would be able to experience what each country has to offer without rushing. You wouldn’t be overwhelmed with all the new cultural experiences and frequent changes in the environment.

When to go to Europe

This actually depends on what activities you want to do. For instance, summer would be perfect if you are fond of swimming, various water activities, open-air concerts, and museums. If you want to try out skiing, ice skating, sledging and see frozen waterfalls and snow in general, then you should go during the winter season.

You can go on trekking for spring and discover diverse flora and fauna along the way, as most of the flowers are in full bloom during springtime. They also have various music and cooking festivals, while during fall, you can attend their world-famous festivals, enjoy the changing of the tree colours, and do lots of hiking and museum visits.

Check our list of best destinations to go for a beach trip and top places to spend winter for 3 weeks. We also have an archive of all our 3-week itineraries for Europe.

Europe in 3-weeks on a budget

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Pro-tip, when computing your budget, don’t include your airfare because airfares change drastically. You can also try to book during non-peak seasons to save more or wait for promos.

When computing how much 3 week Europe trip costs, you should consider factors such as food, accommodation, and tours. Last-minute bookings are the most expensive, hence if possible, book as early as three months before your planned trip. Also, try your best to prepare emergency cash stashed somewhere if you lose your wallet, passport, or even phone.

Itinerary

You don’t have to write your itinerary from start to finish day by day, but writing some sort of guideline will help you visualise what your trip will look like. You can check which destinations you can afford to book a private room and which ones have to be booked for dorm rooms.

You can join free walking tours in Europe which is common and popular. The great thing about this is that you only need to give a tip to the tour guide according to your satisfaction. You can also take local transportation such as trains, buses, or subways (they call them metro in Europe).

You can also check if you can rent bicycles. This means of transportation is enjoyable, and you would be able to appreciate the places you visit more when riding a bike. Another way to save money when taking public transportation is by booking a shared ride (either from your hotel to the airport or getting to the next city/country).

Pack lightweight

There are so many cheap flights across Europe, but the catch is that the cost of baggage on flights often doubles the ticket costs. That’s why you need to only bring the essentials and pack light. In this way, you also would be able to move faster because you don’t need to keep rearranging your belongings or dragging a heavy suitcase or backpack.

We have an amazing packing list for general travel which comes with a free printable list. You can also check our packing list for summer or the packing list for winter.

Basic travel tools and sites

When you’re planning your trip, make sure to check different sites to see the most affordable and budget-friendly travel services such as flights, accommodations, and even travel insurance. If your trip is not final, look for sites that offer flexible cancellations in case anything changes. For those who are sure of their trip, it’s best to book your hotels and flights in advance to have more options, especially the affordable ones.

These are the websites and tools I personally use when booking my trip. The ones I book right away are flights (for international/intercontinental), hotels (to find the best deals), and car rentals.

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EUROPE IN 3 WEEKS ON A BUDGET

How much is it really to travel to Europe for 3 weeks? It depends on the person of course, however, personally, I spent about $600 on one summer, I also visited during winter where I spent $800 in 3 weeks but mostly because I decided to head to East Europe.

Europe is not really that expensive. But you need a good plan and being okay with not always eating in fancy places. I also backpacked around for 3 months and spent about $2000. I stayed mostly in hostels around Europe, took public transportation, walked a lot, and ate street food and went to local grocery stores. I also made sure to see as many places as I could and enjoy some “luxury” here and there.

WHERE TO GO IN EUROPE IN 3 WEEKS ON A BUDGET

We created a list of various destinations according to season and budget preference. We included itemized lists of how much 3 week Europe trip costs for you to know what you could do with specific budget ranges. Please note that this budget is for one person only, and you can adjust the cost according to the number of people.

Most Affordable Winter Destination – Portugal, Spain, Italy

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If you want to go to Europe during the winter season, consider going to Portugal, Spain and Italy. These three are really close to each other. They also have affordable accommodations and generally have fewer tourists during this season.

When in Italy, you would be able to enjoy the Colosseum without crowds, explore the mountains and take your time in museums. You will also have the luxury to spend the entire 3 weeks in Italy covering north to south. From mountains, vineyards, historical places, to Mediterranean beaches. If you are a foody, you definitely have to try these best Italian desserts.

On the other hand, Portugal doesn’t suffer from freezing temperatures even in the middle of the winter season, so you can still enjoy the sunlight and do various outdoor activities such as hiking. There are popular Instagrammable spots in Portugal that are worth a visit and of course, wine and food.

You definitely want to see Porto and Lisbon especially if you want to hike the popular Santiago de Compostela route. Once you get to Porto, make sure to decide to stay near a bus or metro stop which are both budget-friendly ways to move around. If you don’t know where to stay in Porto, near the historic centre of Ribeira District both offers affordable options.

Don’t forget Lagos, it offers such wonderful water activities. This is an incredible destination if you plan to visit during summer. Lagos is located in the Algarve region, which is a popular area for its coastal features. If the water is too cold during winter in Algarve, there are other things you can do such as hiking, visiting chapels, enjoy a road trip.

If you are heading to the capital, make sure you decide on the activities to do; from museums, beach, hiking, and even night out party. Knowing what to pack for Lisbon will ensure that you don’t have to waste your time and money shopping for items that you forget such as swimsuits or hiking shoes.

Lastly, Spain, where holds some of the best festivals on the continent during this season. During winter, the best places to visit in Spain are Seville, Barcelona, Madrid, Granada, the Canary Islands, and Costa del Sol. There are so many places to see in Madrid and probably a good 5 days here is the perfect spot. While Barcelona for 2 days will allow you to cover too many attractions.

But please, do not miss the Canary Islands – it’s a place like no other in Europe. We have 3 weeks in Spain itinerary. Indicated below are the budget ranges that you should allocate for food, guided tours and accommodation.

  • food budget per day: $20
  • guided tours cost per day: $15-$30
  • accommodation cost per day: $10-$35
  • 3-week budget: $1,200-$1,800 (excluding flights to and back)

Mid-range – UK, France, Germany

If you are willing to spend more, you can go to the UK, France and Germany. These countries are rich in history and are close to each other, so much so that you can just take trains to cross borders.They also have great wine and beers, that’s why this option is perfect for wine and beer enthusiasts. Check out our 3 weeks in Central Europe itinerary which features Germany, Poland, Czechia, Switzerland, Austria, Slovakia, and Hungary.

If this is the region to want to visit, it’s best to come during off-season which is either from March to May or September to November. The prices are lower and the are fewer crowds.

If you visit the UK, you will be able to finally see Big Ben in London, as well as London Bridge. You can spend your holiday in England, which hosts festive Christmas markets and drink hot chocolate while wandering about or seeing the world-famous Isle of Skye in Scotland.

There are many ways to explore the UK. We have a guide for 3 weeks in England only or you can also explore the entire country and do 3 weeks in the UK. However, if you have been to the UK before, you probably want to visit Ireland this time. You can combine Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Ireland. Take a look at our 3 weeks in the UK and Ireland itinerary.

In France, you can take a picture of the Eiffel Tower or visit the Louvre if you’re a museum enthusiast. You can also try out their seasonal cuisines and go on a shopping spree as they have a government-mandated citywide sale during this season, which is also known as “soldes”. And yes, we have an itinerary for 3 weeks in France.

In Germany, you can go to thermal bathhouses to experience their outdoor pools and saunas. You can also ride their historical cable car called Merkurbergbahn to see the pine trees covered in snow. Here is the list of price ranges per day for food, accommodation and tours.

  • food budget per day: $25-$35
  • guided tours cost per day: $30-$50
  • accommodation cost per day: $35-$50
  • 3-week budget: $1,900-$2,800 (excluding flights to and back)

Affordable Summer Destination – Italy, Croatia, Greece

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Now for affordable summer destinations, Italy, Croatia and Greece are must-visits. They are not necessarily next to each other, however, flights between these three countries are really cheap. These 3 destinations serve great food, wine, and beer, and they are also rich in natural scenic spots such as beaches and mountains. Personally, I would say this is the best way to explore Europe in 3 weeks on a budget.

Italy is known for their amazing food. You can go on a gondola ride in Venice and have wine tastings in Sorrento, which sounds like a perfect summer getaway. If you want to make this trip affordable, check out the coastal cities on the southeast side of Italy. Not only they are more affordable for vacation in this expensive country, but also less crowded.

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Greece is a famous summer spot as well. You can visit Mycenae, an ageless arch made with monumental stones once a dwelling place of some of the most famous people in Grecian history, including Agamemnon, Electra, and Orestes. You can also have a road trip with your friends around Pelion or just chill and have a slow day in Hydra.

This country is a great choice if you really want to experience the Mediterranean Sea but want to do Europe in 3 weeks on a budget. Compared to Spain, France, and Italy, Greece is a little more affordable.

Croatia is now known for the location of Game of Thrones, but it has more to offer. You can go coral diving during the summer season. You can also avail yourself of a boat trip, hike, swim, cycle or sail; honestly, the sky’s the limit with the number of things you could do here. It’s also another destination that is more affordable but located ion on the Mediterranean Sea.

  • food budget per day: $20
  • guided tours cost per day: $15-$30
  • accommodation cost per day: $10-$35
  • 3-week budget: $1,000-$1,800(excluding flights to and back)

Drinks and Beach – France, Poland, Greece

If you are the type of person who wants to lounge along the beach while drinking wine or beer, then this triad is perfect for you. Aside from that, these countries are rich in historical artefacts and landmarks and flight tickets across are cheap.

One of the most famous beaches in France is Plage de la Cote des Basques in Biarritz, which you’ve probably read about in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. Another famous beach is the Deauville beach in Normandy, where Coco Chanel opened her first clothing store and held historical value.

Sopot is one of the most famous beaches in Poland, especially for the locals, because aside from chilling and sipping wine along the bay, you can also take boat rides, and there are spas and saunas nearby.

Swinoujscie beach is famous for its water sports because of the constant wind and waves. It also has a windmill nearby which is considered its most famous landmark. Greece is known to have the most beautiful beaches in Europe that’s why you wouldn’t have a hard time looking for a great beach there. Some of the most beautiful beaches can be found in Mykonos, Crete and of course, Santorini.

  • food budget per day: $25-$35
  • guided tours cost per day: $30-$50
  • accommodation cost per day: $25-$50
  • 3-week budget: $1,700-$2,800 (excluding flights to and back)

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A bit of splurge – Iceland, Norway, Denmark

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Alright, I know Scandinavia or the Nordic region doesn’t really scream Europe in 3 weeks on a budget. But if you have a larger budget and want to splurge a little, then Iceland, Norway, and Denmark are the perfect places to visit. The best way to make this plan affordable is to rent a car than relying on domestic flights, trains, or even buses.

Not super cheap but can be affordable if you plan ahead and look for great deals. For first-time travellers to this region, remember these tips for visiting Iceland and travelling to Scandinavia tips. You should start looking at flights and booking accommodations at least 4-6 months in advance. You should also travel during the off-season which is during the fall or winter in the northern hemisphere.

Book hotels in advance to save money and also use local transportation. For instance, if you plan to go during the summer, flights are cheaper if you book them during the winter. You can actually enjoy tons of activities which are free like hiking and generally sightseeing or road tripping. You can also enjoy their street foods which are cheaper than the foods found at their restaurants.

If you are curious, some of the most famous places in Iceland include Blue Lagoon in Grindavik, a geothermal spa and Strokkur Geysir, where spectacular geysers are found. You can also witness the northern lights if you’re lucky as the time of their appearance is quite unpredictable.

Meanwhile, in Norway, you can visit the Lofoten islands, which form an archipelago and go to the Lofoten war memorial museum. Bygdoy Peninsula is also home to some of Oslo’s top tourist attractions. In Denmark, you can visit the Tivoli Gardens found in Copenhagen and Nyhavn, the model of most postcards and can also be found in Copenhagen.

Do you know that you can spend 3 weeks in Scandinavia and cover Norway, Denmark, and Sweden all in the same trip?

  • food budget per day: $30-$50
  • guided tours cost per day: $50-$70
  • accommodation cost per day: $35-$50
  • 3-week budget: $2,400-$3,500 (excluding flights to and back)

The Baltics – Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia

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These 3 countries are my favourite destinations in Europe for 3 weeks if I’m on a budget. These places offer such a calm and relaxing vibe from beaches, hiking, to castles without spending too much. You can cross the borders via train or bus which saves you money instead of flying. I’m not going to lie, the beaches in the Baltic is not stunning but it offers such tranquil scene and a lot fewer tourists.

I recommend you enter either through Vilnius or Tallinn and make your way either north or south from there. Don’t forget to try cider from this region, it’s definitely one of the best in Europe. Not many do this, but road-tripping through the Baltics is actually the best way to explore this area. It’s more affordable and gives you so much more freedom.

In Lithuania, make sure to visit Vilnius, Kaunas, and Klaipeda. These two cities offer different activities from one another. Vilnius for the cultural and historical experiences and also the best nightlife in Lithuania. While Kaunas is known for its artistic and street arts.

Even though it’s a small city, there are many things to do in Kaunas that are related to art. Last but not the least, Klaipeda for the beach and other water activities. Make sure to visit Trakai Castle and Uzupis.

From there, make your way to Riga, the coastal capital of Latvia. Enjoy museums, castles, fortresses, and the beach during the summer season. You can also visit Rezekne, where Raznas National Park is located. Here, you can enjoy hiking, fishing, and even canoeing.

And lastly, Tallinn. A vibrant and modern city, the capital of Estonia and also known for leading digital powerhouse of the Baltics. Estonia is the pioneer of digital residencies and the first country to welcome digital nomads. There are many museums that show Estonia’s history and culture. Being on the coast, you can enjoy the beach during warm weather and other water activities.

  • food budget per day: $15-$30
  • guided tours cost per day: $15-$30
  • accommodation cost per day: $35-$50
  • 3-week budget: $1,400-$2,300 (excluding flights to and back)

SUMMARY OF EUROPE IN 3 WEEKS ON A BUDGET

Europe might be expensive in general but with enough planning and plenty of research, you should be able to create a travel plan for Europe without spending too much.

Our own guide to Europe in 3 weeks on a budget. This consists of our personal list of triads that you can visit, depending on your budget, season and activity preference. Please note that we also included the most famous landmarks and attractions or activities that you can do in each country, but they may not fall under the indicated budget range.

These budget ranges are for when you participate in massive group tours and if you choose to eat in bazaars, holiday fairs or mobile food carts instead of going to fancy restaurants.

We hope that reading this has been enjoyable and informative for you as much as compiling this list has been enjoyable. We also hope that you would consider going to Europe because there are many famous scenic spots there and hidden gems just waiting to be visited.

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FAQs

How much money do you need for 2 weeks in Europe? ›

Is 3 weeks enough to travel Europe? ›

Europe in 3 weeks on a budget

Sticking to a budget in Europe can be challenging, but it's definitely possible — even if you choose to visit popular destinations like London and Amsterdam. Check out these itineraries below for budget-friendly adventures that span some of the continent's most famous sights and cities.

How much should I budget for a 3 week Europe trip? ›

If you plan a more extended vacation and need to know how 3 weeks in Europe budget look like, we'd say you're looking at spending about 850 per week, making it 2,550 euros total. To quickly recap, if you are traveling to Europe, you are looking at spending around 120 euros per day on average.

Is $100 a day enough for Europe? ›

Backpackers should expect to spend between $40 – $70 USD/day in Eastern Europe, $70 – $100/day in Western Europe, and $150 – $200/day in the Nordic countries.

How much cash should I bring on a trip to Europe? ›

As a rough estimation, budget $50-100 per person for each day that you will be away. This should cover your accommodation, food, drink and transportation costs.

Is 3 weeks in Italy too much? ›

3 weeks in Italy is perfect whether it's your first-time here or you're exploring less-known areas. The country has pretty okay public transportation, but the high-speed train really makes a difference. You can even rent a car and drive on your own, although it will take a little more time.

How do you plan a trip to Europe on a budget? ›

Top 7 Tips for Budget Travel in Europe
  1. Consider Heading to Eastern Europe. ...
  2. Save on Booze & Food. ...
  3. Be Savvy about Budget Travel Options. ...
  4. Check Out Free Walking Tours. ...
  5. Avoid Restaurants in Touristy Areas. ...
  6. Travel During Off-Seasons. ...
  7. Research Budget Lodging Options.
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Is 3 weeks in Italy too long? ›

While three weeks will allow travelers to see a little bit of everything and everywhere in Italy, people who prefer to know more about the regions and deeply explore some cities must consider spending more than three weeks in the country.

What should you not forget on a trip to Europe? ›

Whether you're taking a train across France or relaxing in the Blue Lagoons in Iceland, we want to make sure that your travels are well prepped for.
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Other Items To Not Forget On Your Europe Packing List:
  • Sleep Mask.
  • Disinfecting Wipes.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Headphones.
  • Flip Flops.
  • Activated Charcoal.
  • Solid Shampoo.
  • Travel Pillow.
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How much money do you need for 1 month in Europe? ›

1 month in Europe budget (travelling by car)
Economy class flights for 2 adults^$ 5,000
Travel insurance (28 day duo policy)$ 265
$13,735
Spending money* – $1250 per week x 4 weeks$ 5,000
Grand total for 2 adults$18,735
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How many days is Europe sufficient? ›

A typical trip around Europe can really take as long as you want. However, if you only have 10-12 days, you should keep in mind which cities you want to see during your trip.

Should I get euros before going to Europe? ›

Resist the urge to buy foreign currency before your trip.

Some tourists feel like they just have to have euros or British pounds in their pockets when they step off the airplane, but they pay the price in bad stateside exchange rates. Wait until you arrive to withdraw money.

Which country in Europe should I visit first? ›

1) Italy. Italy is full of ancient wonders, delicious food, coastal villages, and beautiful hilltop towns. While most folks visit Rome or Venice, there are plenty of other wonderful places to visit such as Cinque Terre, Tuscany, Amalfi Coast, Florence, and other areas in southern Italy.

Do I need cash in Europe? ›

key takeaways. European travelers should always have some cash on hand; getting it from an ATM abroad is usually the easiest, most advantageous way. Credit cards are generally accepted, especially in cities; but check with your card issuer about foreign transaction fees and currency exchange fees.

How much money should I save for Europe for a week? ›

The average price of a 7-day trip to Western Europe is $1,359 for a solo traveler, $2,441 for a couple, and $4,576 for a family of 4. Western Europe hotels range from $45 to $207 per night with an average of $80, while most vacation rentals will cost $150 to $380 per night for the entire home.

What is the cheapest time to travel to Europe? ›

The late fall and winter months—from mid to late October through mid-to-late March—are often the cheapest time to fly to Europe (though fares can spike in December). It's often cheaper to fly to Europe mid-week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in particular.

How much is food per day in Europe? ›

Overall, you should spend $40 to $50 per day.

France, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and Belgium are all similarly priced in terms of food and drink, whereas Switzerland gets a bit more expensive (thanks to the Swiss Franc).

Is it better to take euros or use debit card? ›

Paying with your debit card is almost always cheaper than withdrawing money from it. Within the euro countries, paying with a debit card or credit card is free. Withdrawing money with your debit card in another European Union country does not cost more than it does in your home country.

Is it cheaper to use a credit card or debit card abroad? ›

As debit cards usually charge more fees for usage and the exchange rate tends to be uncompetitive. Credit cards do come with higher interest rates however, so it's best to pay off your balance regularly and fully which is usually due on a monthly basis.

Is it better to exchange money or use credit card? ›

Use your credit or debit card when possible

Fees aside, using your credit or debit card is probably your safest bet for getting an exchange rate that's closest to the market rate. But be aware that while your card's issuer bases its exchange rate on market conditions, it does set its own exchange rate for transactions.

When should you avoid crowds in Italy? ›

For most travelers looking for sunny, warm days and minimal crowds the best time to visit Italy is late May or early October. These months are cooler and less busy than the hot summer months that lie between them. At these times you can explore the north and south, cities, coast and mountains in comfort.

What is the best month to visit Italy? ›

Italy's best travel months are May, June, September, and October. They're also the busiest and most expensive time to visit (with the north remaining just as busy throughout midsummer). Crowds aside, these months combine the convenience of peak season with pleasant weather.

How much money should I bring to a week trip to Italy? ›

The average price of a 7-day trip to Italy is $1,170 for a solo traveler, $1,859 for a couple, and $2,034 for a family of 4. Italy hotels range from $50 to $232 per night with an average of $80, while most vacation rentals will cost $150 to $420 per night for the entire home.

What is the most affordable country in Europe to visit? ›

  • Spain. One of the Western European options you'll want to consider is Spain. ...
  • Montenegro. Compared to other Mediterranean countries, Montenegro is easy to travel thorough without spending a lot. ...
  • Portugal. ...
  • Ireland. ...
  • Greece. ...
  • Slovakia. ...
  • Romania. ...
  • Estonia.
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Should I go to Italy for 2 weeks or 3 weeks? ›

For first time visitors, 2 weeks in Italy is the perfect amount of time to hit the country's most famous and classic spots, see which ones you love, and (if you're anything like us) fall head-over-heels in love with the country to the point that you'll leave planning your next trip back.

How strict is the 90 day rule in Italy? ›

Passports are stamped and scanned on entry, which means that border officials can see how long you have been in the country – if your arrival date was longer than 90 days ago you are likely to be flagged as an overstayer.

What shoes should I wear to Europe? ›

Bring comfortable walking shoes

Generally speaking, the only people who wear white running shoes are Americans in sneakers. Leave them behind. Best to don comfortable walking shoes for cobblestones and city environments, as Europeans love to walk. No cheap flip-flops or running shoes either.

What can I not bring to Europe? ›

If you travel to the EU from a non-EU country, you are not allowed to bring any meat or dairy products with you. You can however bring a limited quantity of fruit and vegetables as well as eggs, egg products and honey. Restricted quantities of fish or fish products are also allowed.

How much should I save for a 2 month trip to Europe? ›

How much does it cost to travel Europe for 2 months? The minimum amount of money you can expect to spend during your 2 month Europe itinerary (not including) flights is 6,000 USD. This assumes that your food, accommodation and transport within the continent will cost no less than 100 USD per person, per day.

Can I use my credit card in Europe? ›

American credit cards work throughout Europe (at hotels, larger shops and restaurants, travel agencies, car-rental agencies, and so on); Visa and MasterCard are the most widely accepted. American Express is less common, and the Discover card is unknown in Europe.

How much money do I need for 2 weeks in France? ›

As a general rule, you can expect to pay no less than 100 USD per person, per day to travel in France; most travelers will spend around double this. Using this math, the cost of a two-week trip to France will be around $2,800 (or, potentially, as low as $1,400), not including the cost of flights.

What is the best time to visit Europe? ›

Although Europe is a year-round travel destination, the best time to visit Europe is during the summer months of June to September. This is the time when the sun is high, the beaches are warm and the weather is sunny.

What is the best way to see Europe? ›

Train travel through Europe is one of the best ways to see the continent. The rail network is extremely developed and train service is very reliable. For longer distances, flying one of the many European airlines is also a great option.

What is the 90 day rule for visiting Europe? ›

Your total stay in the Schengen area must be no more than 90 days in every 180 days. It does not matter how many countries you visit.

How much money should I take on a 2 week trip? ›

Calculate the number of days of your trip and multiply by $50–$100 per person. If you traveling independently (no meals included), estimate an additional $50–$75 per person per day for food and drink.

Is 2 weeks enough for Europe trip? ›

A Europe 2 weeks itinerary is definitely not long enough for Europe. Through a 2 weeks Europe trip itinerary, you can see one city in three to four countries, or five countries, if the countries are closer to each other. Seeing Europe in two weeks means you'd have to pick only a few cities and their highlights to see.

How much money do I need for 2 weeks in Germany? ›

Germany trip cost

Based on my guide above, I estimate the cost of a two-week trip to be around US $3,830. Of course, this amount can either be increased or decreased depending on several factors including when you go, the places you visit, and the type of accommodation you choose.

Should you get euros before going to Europe? ›

Resist the urge to buy foreign currency before your trip.

Some tourists feel like they just have to have euros or British pounds in their pockets when they step off the airplane, but they pay the price in bad stateside exchange rates. Wait until you arrive to withdraw money.

What is a good travel budget? ›

If you have no time to research, then, budget a minimum of at least 2 to 2.5 times the price of your accommodation per night for one day's worth of food. This rule of thumb works well for budget travel.

How many euros should I take to Europe for a week? ›

How Much Spending Money for One Week in Europe? This is so entirely dependent on your own travel preferences that it's tough to estimate but we recommend putting aside roughly €350 to €1000 for spending money for one week in Europe.

What is the cheapest time to go to Europe? ›

The late fall and winter months—from mid to late October through mid-to-late March—are often the cheapest time to fly to Europe (though fares can spike in December). It's often cheaper to fly to Europe mid-week, on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, in particular.

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