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Old 08-11-2004, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hey there,

I will be traveling to Scotland for the Spring semester of this year on an exchange program with my University. After the term is finished a friend and I are planning to travel around Europe for 2-3 weeks. What is a good budget to have for that kind of traveling? How much should I bring? Any suggestions as to must see places?
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If you budget about $1000 a month I think you'll be fine. That will cover shelter, food, drink & any sightseeing you plan on doing.

As for suggetions for places to go...I think a few people here could list dozens of cities they love. What countries interest you?
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Pinion,

Thank you for the advice.

I would go basically anywhere. I want to do more then just the typical touristy stuff. I have places that I would love to see but I don't know if they are really worth it.
Places like Paris, London, Berlin, Vienna, Venice, Rome, Florence...etc. I'm up for anything.
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No worries

I can help you out with Berlin, Vienna & Venice.

Berlin you would probably want to spend 3 days in.
Its a huge city and all the sites are spread randomly all over the city. The good thing about Berlin is its transit system, which is really well done and fairly easy to figure out. Most the big locations (Check Point Charlie, the Memorial Church, the Zoo, the Berlin Wall) all have transit stations near by.

Vienna you could probably cover in 2 days. Alot of the buildings there (parlement & churches) are really well lit at night.

I was in Venice for 2 days but wanted to stay longer. Although some people will say 1 day is enough...the canals all start to look the same after a while I really liked it there, but it was a bit pricey. The only hostel I could find was on a different island, I was travelling with a couple other peopel so we managed to talk down the owner of a hotel to a fairly decent price. I think we paid about $25 euro a night, which is dirt cheap for Venice.

& since you seem to want to make your way from Berlin to Vienna. You should look into stopping by Munich & Salzburg.
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Thanks Pinion.

I can't wait to go and see everything! Are there any "must see" places that I might not know about?
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$1000 a month is only $33 per day, that might get u lodgingds, but i wouldn't have thought it would leave much for food entertainment and travel and souvenir spending?
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read the original post zylah... babyblue is only going for 2-3 weeks... a grand is more than enough
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