Europe travel costs for budget planning

Have you ever thought that you couldn’t go to Europe because of the travel costs? This series of pages have been written to give you information on suggestions on Europe travel costs. Not just that, but I will also teach you how to fly across Europe on a budget.

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Albania is a Balkan country with pristine beaches, rocky scenery, traditional food, archeological artifacts, rare customs, low prices, and a wild countryside environment. The country has an extensive archeological heritage: it was part of Ancient Greece, the Roman Empire, and the Ottoman Empire before its first declaration of independence in 1912. It’s also one of the few traditionally Muslim nations in Europe.

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Andorra is a small mountainous country in western Europe, situated between France and Spain in the Pyrenees. Full of stunning mountains and quaint old villages, the countryside thrives on tourists, mostly visitors from neighboring countries who come for shopping, skiing, hiking, and banking.

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Austria is a landlocked German-speaking Alpine country in Central Europe. Together with neighboring Switzerland, is the center of winter sports in Europe. However, it is just as popular with summer tourists who visit its ancient towns and villages and stroll across the beautiful landscape of the Austrian Alps.

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Belarus is a former Soviet state whose history starts in the 10th century AD. Although not on the map of most visitors, Belarus retains stunning castles, pristine nature and Soviet heritage. It also retains close relations and an open border with Russia, its neighbor.

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Part of the Benelux countries, Belgium is situated at the crossroads of Western Europe. It combines the historic monuments that make the continent renowned for its stunning urban architecture and agricultural idylls. The capital, Brussels, is home to the headquarters of the European Union.

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Bosnia and Herzegovina

Bosnia and Herzegovina is a European country situated on the Balkan Peninsula. It was once part of Yugoslavia but achieved independence in 1992. Mostly mountainous, it has access to a small part of the southern coast of the Adriatic Sea.

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Mostar • Sarajevo • Trebinje • Tuzla


Bulgaria, officially the Republic of Bulgaria, is a Balkan region, west of the Black Sea. Bulgaria boasts spectacular seaside resorts, magnificent temples, and winter sports opportunities in its mountains, as well as a rare mix of architecture styles in many of its cities and towns. While Bulgaria is not a big country (about the size of Cuba, Portugal, or the state of Virginia), it offers a wide range of landscapes, each of which has its own special beauty. There are plenty of tourist options in the country because of all this.


Croatia is a Mediterranean country which bridges Central Europe and the Balkans. It draws travelers from all over the world looking with its sun-kissed beaches and ancient towns. The best of these worlds are united in Dubrovnik and Split, where history and natural beauty collide to the joy of thousands of travelers each year.

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Cyprus is an island in the eastern Mediterranean Sea, in the south of Turkey. It offers gorgeous beaches and vast historical and archeological sites. There are three geographically distinct regions on the island: the Republic of Cyprus (a member of the European Union), the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, and the British military territorial base regions of Akrotiri and Dhekelia.

Czech Republic

The Czech Republic, also known as Czechia, is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. Next to the hilly Czech Republic, you will find Slovakia to its east, Germany to its west, Poland to its north, and Austria to its south. Though not as cheap as it used to be, Czech Republic travel costs make it a good-value-for-money destination.

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Denmark is the smallest country in the Nordic countries in terms of land area. Once the seat of Viking raiders and later the main North European naval force, the Kingdom of Denmark is still the oldest kingdom in the world, but it has developed into a democratic, modern and prosperous country.


Estonia is a Baltic jewel that offers tourists the opportunity to see a tiny dynamic land on the shores of the sea. The northernmost and smallest of the Baltic States, Estonia is home to quaint old towns and heritage. Visitors will also observe the old Soviet republic that is now part of the European Union.


Finland is one of the northern nations of northern Europe. The nation has comfortable small towns and villages, as well as large regions of unspoiled nature. About 10% of the region is made up of 188,000 lakes, with a similar number of islands.

Finland is expanding into the Arctic, where the Northern Lights and the Midnight Sun can be observed. The legendary mountain of Korvatunturi is said to have been the birthplace of Santa Claus, and there is a Santaland in Rovaniemi.


France is a country with which nearly any traveler has a friendship. Often dreams of the pleasures of living shown by the endless cafés, picturesque villages and world-famous gastronomy. Some come to follow the direction of the great French thinkers, authors and musicians, or to immerse themselves in the beautiful language of the world. Others are also attracted to the country’s geological diversity, with its long coastlines, vast mountain ranges and spectacular views of the countryside.

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Germany is a country located in Central Europe, though its political influence usually gets it categorized as a Western Europe country. With Denmark and the North Sea to its north, its southern neighbors are Switzerland, Liechtenstein, and Austria. To the east, there are the Netherlands, Belgium, and France, and to the west, we find Poland and the Czech Republic. With a wonderful and varied landscape, Germany has over 2 millennia of history, waiting to be discovered by travelers.

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Greece is a nation in south-eastern Europe, on the southern edge of the Balkan Peninsula. Ancient Greece was one of the first urban civilizations in Europe and the root of much of Western society’s arts, languages, philosophy, politics, and sports. Cultural heritage and beautiful mountains and beaches lure visitors from far abroad.

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Hungary is a landlocked country located in Central Europe. Its neighbors are Romania to the east, Austria and Slovenia to its west, Slovakia to the north, and Croatia and Serbia to its south. Classified as a medium-sized country in Europe, Hungary attracts a lot of travelers, especially in Budapest, the capital city.

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Iceland is an island country in the North Atlantic Ocean. Iceland is one of the Nordic countries and thus a linguistic member of Europe. Iceland’s name is a misnomer: while glaciers cover 10% of the land, the atmosphere is mild and volcanic activity keeps the country warm. Settled during the Viking Age, Iceland has the oldest living parliament in the world, the Al-Aradingi. It’s known as the Land of Fire and Ice.


Ireland, also known as the Republic of Ireland, has a vibrant history that, along with its inhabitants, has been spread all over the world. The country has two cultures: the ancient Gaelic society (including one of the oldest literatures in Western Europe) and the more modern English-speaking culture, which has increasingly replaced it. It may be worth your time to search a little deeper before entering Ireland to learn more about the ancient world that lies underneath it. It’s a world that’s still alive, but not necessarily clear.

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Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a Southern European region, comprising the Italian Peninsula and the Po Valley south of the Alps. Formerly the center of the mighty Roman Empire and the birthplace of the Renaissance, it is now home to the largest number of UNESCO World Heritage sites in the world, including architecture and monuments.

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Kosovo was the last state to break from the former Yugoslavia, declaring independence in February 2008, but Serbia still does not recognize it as a separate country.

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Latvia is one of the three Baltic States in Europe. Latvia’s pristine coastline is a rare 500-km-long biome, composed mostly of barren beaches, white sand, pine-tree dunes, sandy cliffs, and pine forests. Forests occupy about half of Latvia’s area and are home to several hiking walks, nature parks, and wildlife reserves.


Only twenty-five kilometers long, Liechtenstein is among the smallest countries in Europe. However, it’s well-known for its mountain landscape, medieval castles, and its villages connected by rail. Vaduz, the capital city, is both a cultural and financial center.

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Lithuania is a Baltic republic in north-eastern Europe.


Luxembourg is a small country in Central Europe. Its neighbors are Belgium, France, and Germany. Its rural setting attracts travelers with its thick forests and beautiful natural parks in the north and its wild gorges in the east. The capital, Luxembourg City is a fortified medieval town, on a high cliff.

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Malta is a nation situated in the center of the Mediterranean Sea on an archipelago of islands. Situated between Sicily and North Africa, the country is the smallest member of the European Union by population, with just half a million inhabitants, but also by area, rendering it the fourth-most densely populated country in the world and the tenth smallest. Malta is an important freight trans-shipment base, financial center, and tourist destination, considering its diminutive scale.

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Moldova is a small landlocked country in Eastern Europe, surrounded by Romania to the southwest and Ukraine to the north and east.


The Principality of Monaco is an affluent region on the Mediterranean Sea, bordered by the French Riviera. Though small, the nation is filled with entertainment for those with money to burn: think yachts and casinos, plus the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix.

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Montenegro is a Balkan republic on the Adriatic Sea. One of the youngest countries in Europe, it has been autonomous since 2006. Infrastructure has developed considerably since Montenegro became home to multiple five-star hotels, luxurious new settlements, and improvements in highways, electricity, water, and sanitation.


The Netherlands is a charming little country in the low-lying river delta of northwestern Europe. Its scenery of famous flatlands, most of which was restored from the sea, is dotted with windmills, blooming tulip fields and picturesque villages. With more than 17 million people living in a relatively small area, this is a heavily populated modern European nation. Yet, also the biggest of its cities has kept a very comfortable small-town feel and many are filled with historical heritage.

The nation is generally referred to as Holland, but this term applies only to two of its twelve provinces and is unpopular with Dutch people who do not come from North or South Holland.

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North Macedonia

The Republic of North Macedonia (formerly the Republic of Macedonia, sometimes the Republic of Macedonia and FYR Macedonia) is a landlocked nation in the center of the Balkans. The bulk of the population is ethnic Macedonian and Orthodox Christian, but there is also a strong Albanian Muslim community. The nation reflects the Balkans in the truest sense, consisting of a fascinating mixture of Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish and Mediterranean influences.


Norway is the westernmost, northernmost — and oddly also the easternmost — of the three Scandinavian countries. Norway is known for its complex and dense fjords along its western coast, the midnight sun and the Northern Lights.


The sixth most populated country in the EU, Poland is located in Central Europe. It shares borders with Belarus and Ukraine in the east, Germany in the west, the Baltic Sea, Lithuania, and Kaliningrad Oblast (Russia) in the north, and Slovakia and the Czech Republic in the south.

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Portugal is on the western side of the Iberian Peninsula. Given its limited land area, it has many ecosystems and climates between the Atlantic coast and the mountains. Portugal has many ancient sites, as well as relics of the Roman Empire and the Era of Discovery when Portuguese adventurers explored the Cape Route through Africa and completed the world’s first circumnavigation.

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Romania is a vast nation that can often be surprising through contrasts: some towns are genuinely new, while some villages may appear to have been brought back from the past. While it has substantial cultural similarities with other Balkan countries, it is considered distinctive because of its deep Latin heritage, which is expressed in every aspect of Romanian society, from culture to language. The items that Romania is renowned for include: the Carpathian mountains, wine, medieval fortresses, Dacian vehicles, Dracula, stuffed cabbage leaves (sarmale), the Black Sea, sunflower hills, illuminated monasteries, and the Danube Delta.

San Marino

San Marino, totally surrounded by Italy, is one of the smallest countries in the world and claims to be the oldest republic in the world. The country bears the name of Saint Marinus, a Christian stonemason who was said to have created the country in AD 301.


Serbia is a country at the crossroads of Central Europe and the Balkans, one of the main land routes from Central Europe to the Near East. Serbia is at the crossroads of European history, and as such it is a blend of languages, ethnicities and faiths. Its people are one of the most hospitable and friendly, and Belgrade has been elected one of the emerging capitals of Europe. Serbia has a spirit and a soul that is hard to find combined with a combination of diverse traditions and a taste for healthy life.


Slovakia is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its neighbors are Ukraine to the east, Austria to the west, the Czech Republic and Poland to the north, and Hungary to the south. Bratislava is Slovakia’s capital and its largest city.

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Slovenia is a Central European country situated in the Eastern Alps at the northern end of the Adriatic Sea. Given its small scale, Slovenia has a remarkable diversity of scenery, stretching from the Mediterranean beaches to the peaks of the Julian Alps to the rolling hills of the south. Slovenia is also home to some of the best scenery in ‘New Europe’. The transition from colonialism to the common European market system has gone well and serves as a blueprint for other nations on the same route to follow.


Spain is renowned for its welcoming inhabitants, its comfortable lifestyle, its food, colorful nightlife and world-famous folklore and festivities, and its history as the center of the vast Spanish Empire.

Spain is sharing the Iberian Peninsula with Andorra, Gibraltar, and Portugal. It has the second-highest number of UNESCO World Heritage Sites after Italy and the largest number of World Heritage Sites.

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Sweden is by size and economy the oldest of the Nordic countries. Visitors will witness dense forests and many lakes, the history of the Viking Age and the Swedish Kingdom of the 17th century, the glamor of the Nobel Prize, and the popularity of the country’s pop music scene. Sweden has 270,000 islands, more than any other nation. Many of them are open to the public.


Switzerland is a mountainous landlocked country in Central Europe. Its neighbors are France to the east and northeast, Germany to the north, Liechtenstein to the west, and Italy to the south. Home to fairytale villages spread through the tall Alps, Switzerland is well known for its hiking trails and ski resorts. The country is also famous for its banking and finance industry, but also for its precise watches and delicious chocolate.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the United Kingdom or the UK) is the constitutional monarchy of most of the British Isles. It is a country of four nations: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, each of which has something unique and exciting to offer to the traveler while remaining undeniably British.

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Wales travel costs
Cardiff • Swansea


Ukraine is the biggest country in Europe and its landscape is very diverse. You will stroll in the Carpathians in search of the Hutsul festivities while sipping the finest espresso in Eastern Europe. Ukrainians are also a varied crowd: from the rich traders in Kyiv to the Gogolese farmers in Poltava, few nations have such a diverse population.

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Vatican City

Vatican City is the smallest country in the world, by area and population, and is the center of Catholicism. The district of Rome encompasses the Vatican City State, as well as the surrounding Roman neighborhoods of Borgo and Prati. The Basilica of St. Peter, the Vatican Museums, and the Sistine Chapel are all located in Vatican City. This tiny country, entirely within Rome, is packed with more history and art than most cities in the world, and indeed many countries.

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Don’t feel discouraged by Europe travel costs

When it comes to taking a journey through Europe, most people think that such a dream is beyond their modest means. However, this presumption is challenged by the millions of students and others traveling on shoestring budgets in Europe every summer. If they can call Europe their own, there’s no reason you can’t do that, too!

In reality, Europe is quite a bargain in many respects. If you wisely pick your hotels, meals, and transport, a trip to Europe will cost a lot less than a week in some of the popular cities in the United States.

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