From beautiful Paris, to smoke filled coffeeshops in Amsterdam, to Oktoberfest, to the beaches of Greece, there’s so much to see in Europe that you won’t have any problem filling your time or coming up with suggested activities whether you are backpacking Europe for a few months or just spending a few weeks there on a vacation. The continent holds wonderful beaches, historical architecture, amazing wine, and wonderful people.Europe that you won’t have any problem filling your time or coming up with suggested activities whether you are backpacking Europe for a few months or just spending a few weeks there on a vacation.

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Suggested Budget

Prices in Europe vary greatly depending on how far north, east, south or west your travel.

For 20 EUR (22 USD), you can get a private room in Greece. For that same price in Paris, you may get a 16-person dorm room. You can eat for a few euros in Spain or Hungary, but a sit-down meal in Italy will cost around 15 EUR (17 USD) and double that in Norway!

While Europe as a whole isn’t as expensive as most people generally believe, it does take a bit of effort to keep your costs low. The budget below reflects different travelers, including someone who stays in hostels, doesn’t cook meals but dines out on cheap food, takes public transportation, drinks a bit, and visits a lot of attractions. Basically, your typical backpacker budget. You aren’t going to have a fancy time, but you aren’t going to want for anything either.

However, by drinking less alcohol, using the sharing economy, learning how to find the freebies, occasionally couchsurfing, and cooking some of your meals – you can travel a lot cheaper. By mixing destinations across Europe in one trip, you can also keep your budget low. Scandinavia cost me a pretty penny, but by heading to Eastern Europe after I went there and spending less than 30 EUR (34 USD) per day, I was able to lower my daily spending average to something more reasonable. While I may have spent 55 EUR (62 USD) per day in Amsterdam, heading to Greece and only spending 35 EUR (40 USD) a day because everything is much cheaper brought my daily average down to a more reasonable cost.

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This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this to be higher!

The suggested daily budget for Europe is 40-70 EUR / 42-75 USD

 

Travel Costs

The suggested daily budget for Europe is 40-70 EUR / 42-75 USD

(Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in a hostel, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using local transportation. The suggested daily budget for Europe is 40-70 EUR / 42-75 USD.

 

Backpacking África Suggested Budgets

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ALOJAMENTO

Hostel dormitory rooms cost between 18-40 EUR (20-45 EUR) per night, depending on the room’s size and the popularity of the hostel. I stayed in a 6-bed dorm in Berlin for 15 EUR (17 USD), while the same one would have cost me around 32 EUR (36 USD) in Paris. A room in Paris will cost on the higher end and a room in cheaper Athens will cost on the lower end. Campsites cost between 9-15 EUR (10-17 USD) per night per person for a tented space.

  • In Eastern Europe
    Hostel dorm rooms cost between 6-15 EUR (7-18 USD) per night depending on the size of the dorm room and popularity of the hostel. The further east you go, the cheaper it gets. Expect to pay around 27-55 EUR (31-62 USD) per night for a private room that sleeps two.

  • In Scandinavia
    hostel dorm beds will cost between 22-42 EUR (25-48 USD), while private rooms are 70-85 EUR (79-96 USD). Budget hotel rooms start at around 60 EUR (68 USD).

Rooms that sleep two start at 27 EUR (31 USD) per night in a 2-star hotel. These hotels come with amenities like breakfast, private bathrooms, and WiFi. Airbnb is also available throughout Europe. You can find shared rooms starting around 10 EUR (11 USD) per night and entire homes (including studio apartments) starting around 24 EUR (27 USD).

// ALOJAMENTOS RECOMENDADOS PARA DOIS

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ALIMENTAÇÃO

Finding places to eat within your budget is easier than you think. Throughout Western Europe, you can find small shops where you can get sandwiches, slices of pizza, or sausages for between 4-7 EUR.

You find these shops are most often found in train stations, bus stations, and main pedestrian areas. These small sandwich shops offer cheap food alternatives that can have you eating on between 9-15 EUR (10-17 USD) per day. Restaurant meals cost around 13-25 EUR (15-28 USD) for a main dish and drink.

Food is much cheaper in the east than in the west. Even if you are eating out for all your meals, you still get by on as little as 9 EUR (10 USD) per day. You can cook your own food for around 65 EUR (74 USD) per week.

If you eat out, do so at lunch and get the prix-fixe menu (two-course or three-course set menu). Restaurants offer this set menu during lunch, and with prices between 10–20 EUR (11-23 USD), it’s a way better deal than the regular dinner menu! You can also get affordable lunches at outdoor markets. So many European cities have huge fresh food markets throughout town. If you want to save big money on meals, head to one of the markets, pick up some cheese, wine, bread, meats, or anything else, and go to the park for a picnic. (Or grab a sandwich for later!) You’ll find the locals doing the same thing, and it’s one of the cheaper ways to get a true taste of local food.

// RESTAURANTES RECOMENDADOS PARA DOIS

Um paraíso no Sentidos Beach Resort
Para um casal apaixonado Beach Resort

 
 

ActiviDADES

Wine tours will be your priciest activity at around 90 EUR (102 USD) per day. Going up the Eiffel Tower will cost between 7-17 EUR (8-19 USD) and visiting the Versailles Palace and Gardens will cost 25 EUR (28 USD). The Tower of London is about 28 EUR (32 USD). Bike tours and river cruises can cost 24-40 EUR (27-45 USD). Most museums and tours start at around 14 EUR/16 USD (it’s cheaper of course in the east). Full day tours cost between 35-100 EUR (40-114 USD). Prices vary drastically per country so it’s hard to give a good general cost. See country information for more details.

// ACTIVIDADES RECOMENDADAS PARA DOIS

Um paraíso no Sentidos Beach Resort
Para um casal apaixonado Beach Resort

 

SAVING TIPS

Individual country guides have more specific information but here are some general tips help you backpack Europe on a budget. Individual country guides have more specific information but here are some general tips help you backpack Europe on a budget. Individual country guides have more specific information but here are some general tips help you backpack Europe on a budget:

Tips to help you backpack Africa on a budget

Couchsurfing
Eat local and cheap
Take the bus
Fly Cheap

  • Eat local and cheap - Try to book flights early. You can often get round trip fares as little as 5 EUR (6 USD) from many airlines like Transavia, Easyjet, Wizz, and Ryanair. Watch out for fees!

  • Take the bus - Try to book flights early. You can often get round trip fares as little as 5 EUR (6 USD) from many airlines like Transavia, Easyjet, Wizz, and Ryanair. Watch out for fees!

  • Free city tours - Try to book flights early. You can often get round trip fares as little as 5 EUR (6 USD) from many airlines like Transavia, Easyjet, Wizz, and Ryanair. Watch out for fees!

  • Fly Cheap - Try to book flights early. You can often get round trip fares as little as 5 EUR (6 USD) from many airlines like Transavia, Easyjet, Wizz, and Ryanair. Watch out for fees!

  • Couchsurfing - Try to book flights early. You can often get round trip fares as little as 5 EUR (6 USD) from many airlines like Transavia, Easyjet, Wizz, and Ryanair. Watch out for fees!

  • Free city tours - Try to book flights early. You can often get round trip fares as little as 5 EUR (6 USD) from many airlines like Transavia, Easyjet, Wizz, and Ryanair. Watch out for fees!


Where to Stay in África

Looking for the best hostel in Europe? Check out this list of favorites (and for an even deeper selection of favorites, visit our specific city and country guides for even more options):

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The Bulldog (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Central Station (Kiev, Ukraine)
City Backpackers (Stockholm, Sweden)
Euphoria Hostel (Tallinn, Estonia)
The Flying Pig (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)

 

How to Get Around AFRICA

A key part of backpacking Europe is choosing how you’re going to travel to your next destination. Transportation around most European cities by local tram, subway, or bus is typically under 2 EUR (2.30 USD) for a one-way ticket. Intercity transportation varies widely.

Here’s a breakdown of each option:

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Budget Airlines

Budget airlines are so prolific that competition helps keep fares low. You can often find tickets where the fare is just 5 EUR (6 USD) round-trip! ffer mind-blowingly cheap flights throughout Europe. Book at least a month early to scoop up great deals. There are also regular sales, especially during the off-season. And make sure that the airport they fly into isn’t too far out of your way (transportation from the secondary airport sometimes negates the savings from using the budget airline itself). Keep in mind that you’ll have to pay to check your baggage on these cheap flights.

It costs about 25-39 EUR (28-44 USD) for one checked bag. If you wait to pay for your luggage at the gate you’ll end up paying almost double.

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Buses

Buses are not quite as comfortable as Europe’s trains, although certain lines do have great amenities (like roomy seats and Wi-Fi). They also take a lot longer than trains. Buses are also not the most efficient way to travel around the continent, but they’re certainly dependable and reliable, and the cost the least. You can find last minute rides for as little as 5 EUR (6 USD). A route from Berlin to Munich is about 25 EUR (28 USD), while Paris to Bordeaux is 13 EUR (15 USD). Longer routes, like Amsterdam to Copenhagen, start at around 56 EUR (64 USD). Each country has its own national bus service, but some lines will also take you long distances internationally.

trains

Consider getting a EuRail Pass, which allows travelers to explore Europe by providing a set number of stops in a specific time period.

Trains

Train travel is a great way to see Europe, albeit sometimes not the most cost effective or efficient. Most European rail companies allow customers to purchase tickets online in advance, which is recommended for faster trains or popular trains like France’s TGV and Germany’s Deutsche Bahn. Intercity train prices vary wildly from country to country and depending on whether you take the slow train or a high-speed train.

High-speed train

  • Berlin to Munich costs around 190 EUR (216 USD)

  • Bordeaux to Paris is about 95 EUR (108 USD)

  • Madrid to Barcelona is about 150 EUR (170 USD).

Non-high speed trains

Non-high speed trains and other intercity lines are a lot cheaper, generally costing about 40-50% the price of high-speed trains.

  • Eastern Europe inter-country trains usually cost between 45-100 EUR (51-114 USD) when the ticket is booked last minute.

  • Short trains rides of 2-3 hours within countries cost about 27 EUR (31 USD).

You may also want to consider getting a EuRail Pass, which allows travelers to explore Europe by providing a set number of stops in a specific time period. These passes are continent-wide, country specific, or regional.

NOTE: A Global Pass for 15 travel days (15 trips) within a two-month period costs 838 EUR (951 USD) for adults.

 

Ride sharing/Car sharing

If you’re schedule is flexible, use a ridesharing service and catch rides with locals between cities (or countries). Drivers are verified and it’s perfectly safe. BlaBlaCar, Liftshare, Share Your Ride, Carpool World, Karzoo. You can also rent someone’s car for a few hours! Several websites like you borrow someone else’s car, including Drivy, Hiyacar, Share-a-Camper, SnappCar, and Yescapa.

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Hitchhiking

Hitchhiking in Europe is very safe, but it’s not for everyone. Hitching is quite common around the continent, and I’ve met a number of travelers who have done it (I, myself, traveled this way in Bulgaria and Iceland). Some countries will be very supportive (Romania, Iceland, Germany) while others may be a bit more time consuming (Italy, Spain). HitchWiki is the best website for hitchhiking info.

 

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When to Go to africa

There’s no wrong time to visit Europe! Peak season is July and August, but June is also busy. Summer is June-August, where temperatures can soar as high as 38ºC (100ºF), and popular tourist cities like Paris and Amsterdam experience a huge influx of visitors. Prices increase during this time as well. But the overall atmosphere and weather is great during this time, so it’s still worth visiting during peak season.

Shoulder season is spring and fall (March to May and September to October, respectively). It’s still warm during this time but there aren’t as many crowds and prices are cheaper. It’s also easier to meet locals! This is a particularly great time to hang out on the Mediterranean. Weather can be sometimes unpredictable, though, so pack layers.

Winter is from November to February. It gets cold, even as far south as it gets (like Greece). On the other hand, the Christmas season has a fantastic season – you’ll find Christmas markets and festivals galore! Daylight hours are shorter north, however, especially in Scandinavia.

 

How to Stay Safe in AFRICA

Due to a high-profile terrorist attacks and riots across Europe and ongoing media coverage, I often get asked if it’s safe to travel to Europe. Combined with all the fake news on the web and how people only seem to absorb that which confirms their preconceptions, it’s easy to see why Europe looks bad. This is what is happening now. Europe is no more dangerous (probably even less so) than any city in the U.S. “(certainly in terms of gun violence ”), or 1 anywhere else in the world. In terms of terrorism (Islamic or otherwise), Europe is far safer than it has been historically.

take all the necessary precautions
If you don’t do it at home, don’t do it here!


That’s not to say you shouldn’t take all the necessary precautions as you would for any trip. Europe is very safe for backpacking and solo traveling, and violent attacks are uncommon. Petty crime is the most common type of crime, and you should always be vigilant scams. Always trust your gut instinct. If a taxi driver seems shady, stop the cab and get out. If your hotel is seedier than you thought, get out of there. You have every right to remove yourself from the situation. Make copies of your personal documents, including your passport and ID. Forward your itinerary along to loved ones so they’ll know where you are.

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  • they’ll know where you are

  • they’ll know where you are

  • they’ll know where you are.

The most important piece of advice I can offer is to purchase good travel insurance. Travel insurance will protect you against illness, injury, theft, and cancellations. It’s comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong. I never go on a trip without it as I’ve had to use it many times in the past.

 

áfrica: The Best Booking Resources

These are my favorite companies to use when I travel to Europe. They are included here because they consistently find deals, offer world-class customer service and great value, and overall, are better than their competitors. They are the ones I use the most and are always the starting points in my search for travel deals.

  • Momondo – This is my favorite booking site. I never book a flight without checking here first.

  • Skyscanner – Skyscanner is another great flight search engline which searches a lot of different airlines, including many of the budget carriers that larger sites miss. While I always start with Momondo, I use this site too as a way to compare prices.

  • Airbnb – Airbnb is a great accommodation alternative for connecting with homeowners who rent out their homes or apartments. (If you’re new to Airbnb, get $35 off your first stay!)

  • Hostelworld – This is the best hostel accommodation site out there, with the largest inventory, best search interface, and widest availability.

  • Couchsurfing – This website allows you to stay on people’s couches or spare rooms for free. It’s a great way to save money while meeting locals who can tell you the ins and outs of their city. The site also lists events you can attend to meet people (even if you’re not staying with someone).

  • Booking.com – The best all around booking site that constantly provides the cheapest and lowest rates. They have a no money down policy, great interface, and the widest selection of budget accommodation. In all my tests, they’ve always had the cheapest rates out of all bookers.

  • Grassroots Volunteering – For volunteering, Grassroots Volunteering compiles a list of good local volunteer organizations that keep the money within the community.

  • Go Today – Great website showcasing highly discounted last-minute tours and hotels. Great for the last-minute planner.

  • World Nomads – I buy all my travel insurance from World Nomads. They have great customer service, competitive prices, and in-depth coverage. I’ve been using them since I started traveling in 2003. Don’t leave home without it!

 

ÁFRICA Gear Guide

Podes ver aqui todos os recursos que usamos nas nossas viagens. MAS: What’s the best backpack for traveling around Africa? If it’s your first time in Europe, knowing what to pack can be a little daunting. There are a lot of backpacks to choose from. In this section, I’ll give you my suggestion for the best travel backpack – and tips on what to pack.

 

Especificidades para África:

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What I Pack For My Travels

 

LIVROS SUGERIDOS SOBRE ÁFRICA

Gostas de ler? Livros são pesados e também não vais querer gastar a bateria do teu telemóvel por isso sugerimos que uses um kobo ou amazon kindle nas tuas viagens. Além de que podes comprar capítulos dos guias da lonely planet (fica-te mais barato) vais bateria para ler durante horas. Aqui ficam os livros que mais gostámos sobre África: desde aventuras a ensaios políticos.

Why the Dutch Are Different, by Ben Coates

Ben Coates got stranded at Schiphol Airport, where he called a Dutch girl he’d met a few months earlier and asked if he could stay over the night. He never left. Fascinated by his adopted home, this is a travel book wrapped in a history book wrapped in a memoir. It’s also a look at modern Dutch culture and society, as well as how it got that way and what the future holds for the country. It’s one of the better books on the Netherlands I’ve read!

 

The Dutch Wife, by Ellen Keith [ Inglês & Potuguês]
In 1943, Marijke de Graaf is sent from Amsterdam to a concentration camp in Germany with her husband, where she faces a choice: death, or join the camp’s brothel. It is there she encounters SS officer Karl Müller. Keith’s ability to seamlessly combine different timelines and narratives as well as paint the emotions that come from tough choices is superb (and why this book topped the Canadian best-seller lists when it came out!).
 

 

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