87 DAYS EUROPE ITINERARY AND BUDGET COST

Many Filipinos dream of traveling to Europe at some point. I also did, so that’s why I included this continent on my long-term trip. In this post, I will share the itinerary I followed and the overall trip cost from when I traveled to Europe last 2018 to early 2019.

Before anything else, I applied for a Schengen visa at the French embassy and they granted me 6 months multiple-entry visa. With this, I visited all the Schengen countries in this list, plus Romania, Cyprus, and Bulgaria, who also accepted it as a substitute. Finally, I also applied for a separate UK Tourist Visa valid for 6 months to visit England, Scotland, and Northern Ireland.

French Schengen Visa



EUROPE TRAVEL ITINERARY

Here is the detailed itinerary I followed when I visited Europe. This includes 26 countries and 45 cities across Europe.


LATVIA – RIGA

Day 0 – November 19, 2018

  • Layover from Saint Petersburg
  • Brief city tour of 5 hours

FRANCE – PARIS

Day 0 – November 19, 2018

  • Arrival from Riga, Latvia
  • Late-night arrival checked in at PlugInn Mortmartre by Hiphophostels

Day 1 – November 20, 2018

  • Catacombs of Paris tour
  • City tour – Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Champs Elysee, Notre Dame, Moulin Rouge

Day 2 – November 21, 2018

  • Full day Chateau de Versailles

Day 3 – November 22, 2018

  • Full day tour Louvre museum tour

Day 4 – November 23, 2018

  • Sacre Coeur church in the morning
  • Travel to Luxembourg at night
  • Check-in at Youth Hostel Luxembourg

LUXEMBOURG

Day 5 – November 24, 2018

  • City Tour Luxembourg City
  • Travel to Brussels, Belgium in the afternoon
  • Check-in SleepWell Youth Hostel Brussels

BELGIUM – BRUSSELS

Day 6 – November 25, 2018

  • Brussels city tour – Mannekin Pis, Grand Palace, Atomium

Day 7 – November 26, 2018

  • Comic Strip center
  • Cinquentenaire Square
  • Travel to Amsterdam, the Netherlands in the evening
  • Check-in at ClinkNOORD Amsterdam

NETHERLANDS – AMSTERDAM

Day 8 – November 27, 2018

  • Morning tour to Zaanse Schans
  • Afternoon tour to the city center – Dam Square, Koninklijk Palace, Red Light District

Day 9 – November 28, 2018

  • Morning tour – Rijk Museum, Anne Frank House
  • Evening travel to Copenhagen, Denmark

DENMARK – COPENHAGEN

Day 10 – November 29, 2018

  • Check-in at Generator Hostel Copenhagen
  • Self-city tour – Little Mermaid Statue, Christianborg Palace, Rosenborg Palace, Rundetarn

Day 11 – November 30, 2018

  • Free city tour Copenhagen
  • Night travel to Berlin, Germany

GERMANY – BERLIN

Day 12 – December 01, 2018

  • Check-in at Three Little Pigs Hostel Berlin
  • City tour – Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag, Checkpoint Charlie

Day 13 – December 02, 2018

  • Berlin city tour – Holocaust Memorial, East side gallery, Museum Island, Alexanderplatz, Berliner Dom
  • Night travel to Nuremberg

GERMANY – NUREMBERG

Day 14 – December 03, 2018

  • Day tour to Nuremberg
  • Travel to Munich
  • Check-in 4YOU hostel Munich

GERMANY – MUNICH

Day 15 – December 04, 2018

  • Free Walking tour Munich
  • Munich Christmas Market tour

Day 16 – December 0, 2018

  • Neuschwanstein Castle full-day tour

LIECHTENSTEIN – VADUZ

Day 17 – December 06, 2018

  • Early travel to Vaduz, Liechtenstein
  • 4 hours city tour Vaduz
  • Late-night travel to Zurich, Switzerland
  • Check-in at SOS Hostel Zurich

SWITZERLAND – ZURICH

Day 18 – December 07, 2018

  • Day tour Zurich
  • Afternoon travel to Lucerne
  • Check-in at Backpackers Lucerne

SWITZERLAND – LUCERNE

Day 19 – December 08, 2019

  • Day tour Lucerne – Löwendenkmal, Kapellbrücke
  • Midnight travel to Milan, Italy

ITALY – MILAN

Day 20 – December 09, 2018

  • Check-in at New Generation Hostel Navigli Milan
  • Half-day Milan tour – Il Duomo, Galleria Vittorio Emmanuel, Sforzesco Castle

ITALY – FLORENCE

Day 21 – December 10, 2018

  • Early travel to Florence
  • Check-in at Locanda Daniel Florence
  • City tour – Piazza del Duomo, Ponte Vecchio

Day 22 – December 11, 2018

  • City tour – Galleria dell Accademia, Piazza Della Signoria, Santa Croce, Uffizi Palace

Day 23 – December 12, 2018

  • Half-day Pisa tour

ITALY – ROME

Day 24 – December 13, 2018

  • Early travel to Rome
  • Check-in at Nika Hostel Rome
  • Late-night tour – Trevi Fountain, Pantheon, Plaza di Popolo

VATICAN

Day 25 – December 14, 2018

  • Vatican full-day tour

Day 26 – December 15, 2018

  • City tour – Colosseum, Roman Forum, Bocca de la Verita, Trajan Market
  • Midnight tour to Malta

MALTA – MDINA

Day 27 – December 16, 2018

  • Check-in at Granny Inn’s Hostel Sliema
  • Full day tour Mdina

MALTA – VALLETTA

Day 28 – December 17, 2018

  • City tour Valletta
  • Afternoon tour 3 cities – Birgu, Senglea, Bormla

SPAIN – BARCELONA

Day 29 – December 18, 2018

  • Early travel to Barcelona, Spain
  • Check-in at Hola Hostal Eixample Barcelona

Day 30 – December 19, 2018

  • Free Walking Tour – Barrio Gotic
  • Afternoon tour Sagrada Familia

Day 31 – December 20, 2018

  • City tour – Parque Guell, Casa Battlo, seaside

PORTUGAL – LISBON

Day 32 – December 21, 2018

  • Early travel to Lisbon
  • Check-in at Suave Hostel Lisboa
  • Afternoon tour at Castelo de São Jorge

Day 33 – December 22, 2018

  • Full day tour at Belem – Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Torre de Belem, Jeronimos Monastery

PORTUGAL – SINTRA

Day 34 – December 23, 2018

  • Full day tour Sintra – Pena Palace, Quinta de Regaleira

UNITED KINGDOM – LONDON

Day 35 – December 24, 2018

  • Travel to London
  • Christmas celebration

Day 36 – December 25, 2018

  • Christmas celebration

Day 37 – December 26, 2018

  • Free day

Day 38 – December 27, 2018

  • City Tour – Tower of London, SOHO, China Town, Parliament, Big Ben

Day 39 – December 28, 2018

  • Salisbury and Stonehenge Tour

Day 40 – December 29, 2018

  • London city tour – Platform 9 ¾, Buckingham Palace

Day 41 – December 30, 2018

  • Free day

Day 42 – December 31, 2018

  • New Year Celebration

Day 43 – January 01, 2019

  • New Year Celebration

NORTHERN IRELAND – BELFAST

Day 44 – January 02, 2019

  • Travel to Belfast, Northern Ireland

Day 45 – January 03, 2019

  • Game of Thrones tour – Giant’s Causeway, Dark Hedges

Day 46 – January 04, 2019

  • Titanic and city tour
  • Late-night travel to Edinburgh
  • Check-in at Haystack Hostel Edinburgh

SCOTLAND – EDINBURGH

Day 47 – January 05, 2019

  • City tour – Edinburgh Castle, Palace of Holyroodhouse, Arthur’s Peak

Day 48 – January 06, 2019

  • City tour – Mary King’s Close, Camera Obscura

Day 49 – January 07, 2019

  • Free Museum Tour
  • Late-night travel to London

UNITED KINGDOM – LONDON

Day 50 – January 08, 2019

  • Arrival in London
  • Free day

Day 51 – January 09, 2019

  • Museum tour in London – Museum of Natural History, Victoria and Albert Museum, Science Museum

Day 52 – January 10, 2019

  • Travel to Rabat

NORWAY – OSLO

Day 53 – January 26, 2019

  • Late-night arrival to Oslo from Marrakech

Day 54 – January 27, 2019

  • Oslo City tour – Vigeland Park, Central Oslo

Day 55 – January 28, 2019

  • Oslo Pass tour – Norsk Folkmuseum, Viking Ship Museum, Kon-Tiki Museum, Fram Museum

ICELAND – REYKJAVIK

Day 56 – January 29, 2019

  • Early travel to Reykjavik
  • Check-in Hlemmur Square Hostel
  • Hallgrimskirkja

Day 57 – January 30, 2019

  • Iceland Golden Circle Tour – Geysir, Gullfoss Waterfall, Þingvellir
  • Late-night Aurora Borealis Tour

Day 58 – January 31, 2019

  • City tour – Sun Voyager and surroundings

SWEDEN – STOCKHOLM

Day 60 – February 01, 2019

  • Early travel to Stockholm
  • Check-in at Craaford Place Hostel Stockholm
  • Free day

Day 61 – February 02, 2019

  • City tour – Gamla Stan, Royal Palace, Vasamuseet

Day 62 – February 03, 2019

  • City tour – Free museums

FINLAND – ROVANIEMI

Day 63 – February 04, 2019

  • Early travel to Rovaniemi
  • Check-in at Guesthouse Arctic Heart Rovaniemi

Day 64 – February 05, 2019

  • Santa’s Village tour
  • Late-night trip to Helsinki, Finland

FINLAND – HELSINKI

Day 65 – February 06, 2019

  • Day trip to Helsinki
  • Afternoon ferry to Tallinn, Estonia
  • Check-in at 16eur Fat Margaret Tallinn

ESTONIA – TALLINN

Day 66 – February 07, 2019

  • City tour Old Town Tallinn

Day 67 – February 08, 2019

  • City tour Old Town Tallinn
  • Late-night travel to Vilnius

LITHUANIA – VILNIUS

Day 68 – February 09, 2019

  • City tour Old Town Vilnius

Day 69 – February 10, 2019

  • Republic of Uzupis tour
  • Late-night travel to Łódź, Poland

POLAND – Łódź

Day 70 – February 11, 2019

  • Check-in at Hostel Flamingo Centrum
  • City tour

POLAND – KRAKOW

Day 71 – February 12, 2019

  • Early travel to Krakow
  • Check-in at Hostel Submarine Krakow
  • Free day

Day 72 – February 13, 2019

  • Travel to Auschwitz Concentration Camp

Day 73 – February 14, 2019

  • Krakow Old Town tour – Wawel Castle, Old Town Square

Day 74 – February 15, 2019

  • Last-minute city tour
  • Late-night travel to Cyprus

CYPRUS – LIMASSOL

Day 75 – February 16, 2019

  • Early morning arrival to Larnaca
  • Check-in at  Satori House Larnaca
  • Tour Limassol Castle fort and bayside

CYPRUS – NICOSIA

Day 76 – February 17, 2019

  • City tour Nicosia

CYPRUS – PAPHOS

Day 77 – February 18, 2019

  • City tour Paphos

ROMANIA – BUCHAREST

Day 78 – February 19, 2019

  • Early flight to Bucharest
  • Check-in at The Coziness Hostel Bucharest
  • Free Day

ROMANIA – SINAIA

Day 79 – February 20, 2019

  • Full day tour to Sinaia – Castelul Peles, Castelul Pelisor, Sinaia Monastery

Day 80 – February 21, 2019

  • City tour Bucharest – City center, Muzeul National Dimitrie Gusti

Day 81 – February 22, 2019

  • Free day
  • Late-night travel to Sofia, Bulgaria

BULGARIA – SOFIA

Day 82 – February 23, 2019

  • Check-in at Hostel Mostel Sofia
  • Free Walking Tour Sofia

Day 83 – February 24, 2019

  • Free day
  • Late-night travel to Athens, Greece

GREECE – ATHENS

Day 84 – February 25, 2019

  • Arrival in Athens
  • Free day

Day 85 – February 26, 2019

  • Athens City tour – Parthenon, Olympics, Temple of Olympian Zeus, Syntagma Palace

GREECE – METEORA

Day 86 – February 27, 2019

  • Full day tour Meteora, Greece

Day 87 – February 28, 2019

  • Athens Museum Tour
  • A late-night trip to Cairo, Egypt

EUROPE ITINERARY SUMMARIZED COST BREAKDOWN

Here is the summarized breakdown of the Europe itinerary cost I incurred on this travel. I divided it between the overall total, average daily expenses in PHP and USD, flights and bus cost, and visa expenses.

EUROPE ITINERARY OVERALL DAILY EXPENSE



EUROPE ITINERARY OVERALL TRANSPORTATION EXPENSE



VISA COST




TOTAL EUROPE TRIP COST – ₱290,431.86/$5,585.22


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