Europe on a tight budget..but still = FUN!

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Dates 23 Aug '12 to 11 Nov '12

Flexible? Somewhat

Est. Cost 6,500 - 8,500 AUD (AUD Australia Dollars)

Type Travel Partners Wanted

Name Europe on a tight budget..but still = FUN!

I am tired of living in a rut and want to experience life again. And so, I plan to travel around Europe for 2.5 months.

The route that I have chalked out is tentative and, most definitely, up for modifications.
I will get to Ireland on 23rd Aug, so I want to start the travels from there. After Ireland, I thought of covering Scotland and England ( in 10 days or so?)

Then taking the route to...
-> Belgium -> Netherlands (10 days or so here?)
-> Germany (before Oktoberfest ends), so that can atleast spend a few days enjoying Oktoberfest. Hire a tent for 4 days or so?
-> Eastern Europe ( Czech Republic, Austria, Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, +/- ) - If we plan the trip well, would be best to finish Eastern Europe before heading to Munich for Oktoberfest..
-> Switzerland
-> Italy
-> France
-> Spain

I want to travel cheap, so pretty much will be backpacking around and travel by train/bus. Not sure the best way to cover the most in short time and least moolah...toying with the idea of joining a tour group for a 12 days or so Eastern Europe trip?
I am super confused as this will be my first solo travel. :|

Any suggestions are most welcome! I hope there are others who have almost the same travel plan, so that we can link up and have amazing time! Would be cheaper too :D
I am 26 years old female....so yes, I am not that old and boring and grumpy. All I want is this trip to be the best thing that will ever happen to me - too much to ask for?! No, right? Then tell me YES, you are taking the same route... YES, you are fun and want to travel cheap..YES, you will join me! ( I am joking....NOT)

If you are not taking the same route, but would be in the same country/city during the same time, shoot me an email.
Would be great just meeting various people!

Somya

Europe on a tight budget..but still = FUN!

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Pippin12
Pippin12 Hey there, Im looking for some cool people to tare up Oktoberfest with ! I'll get there Sept 22-23. And possible check out Prague after... Don't really have a depart date yet.
2 years ago
Catherine
Catherine Hey Somya! I'm looking at traveling to many of the same places at the same times you are. I'm very intrested in combining trip or at least meeting up for some of it! The trip details i've posted for my trip are under http://globetrooper.com/trooper/catherine Take care, Catherine
2 years ago
Somya
Somya Looks good, Catherine! Have you decided yet where you will begin from? For how long?
2 years ago
Catherine
Catherine I'm looking at beginning in England then going to Scotland, Ireland, Sweden, Demark, Germany, Czech Rep, Austria, Italy, Greece & Macedonia and Egypt. My Alternate route visits a few more easterly countries between Austria and Greece and then following the Mediterrian Sea over to Italy and Spain... I'm thinking about starting in Sept and finishing in Dec, although if I really like a place or want to keep going then i probably will... :D
2 years ago
Catherine
Catherine I've also made a spreadsheet that i've sent to Marjaleena and Nat so that it might be easier to combine plans. If you send me your email i will send it your way too.
2 years ago
Somya
Somya My email id is iwanttotraveleurope@gmail.com
2 years ago
Nat Bonfire
Nat Bonfire Hey Somya! Im planning to arribe to Madrid or Amsterdam in September. I also want to visit Múnich for a few days, París, london, belgium, and italy. And will travel cheap. It would be great to meet you at some point.
2 years ago
Somya
Somya That sounds great, Nat! We should definitely be able to meet up if you will start your tour from Amsterdam...I am hoping to get to Belgium/Amsterdam towards mid Sept. I am guessing you will be in Munich during Oktoberfest?
2 years ago
Nat Bonfire
Nat Bonfire Yes! Of course I want to be in Múnich for oktoberfest. Maybe at September 25th. I think my trip will end by the last days of october.
2 years ago
Somya
Somya Oh right, where do you plan to go after Munich? If it is going to be further east, then we can at east meet up in Munich! :)
2 years ago
Nat Bonfire
Nat Bonfire I think after Munich I will go to Italy. But plans may change in terms of dates and times. all depends on the tickets, which I will have in the coming months
2 years ago
Somya
Somya That sounds great! I will be heading to Italy too after Munich! Are you on facebook?
2 years ago
Nat Bonfire
Nat Bonfire Yes add me, Natalia Dominguez Federico It would be so nice if we could merge our travel plans. I think we can also meet with Catherine and Marjaleena, they have very similar plans to ours.
2 years ago
Somya
Somya Woohoo! I will add you soon...I hope we will be able to work something out! :)
2 years ago
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Catherine Nat Bonfire Ashley travelingcharles Gabby Jeff Lucas Pippin12

Highlights

  • Oktoberfest

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  • Backpacking