***edit: check out page 2 for the updated plan.
Who? I'll be traveling with 2 good friends.
What? Vacation to Europe.
Where? Uh, Europe.
When? September into October of '06.
How? One-way flight into Rome, another one-way flight home (ideally) from Madrid, Spain. Everywhere in between by train & a couple planes.
Why? I'll only be young once!!!! Plus I'm single, debt free and don't have kids... oh yeah!!!!!
So I originally planned this for Spring '05 but had no one to go with. Now there's no stopping me. I already have all the supplies I need; passport, an awesome
I've searched expedia & travelocity and I'm still in the $800-900 range for both ways. I'm getting a rail pass for $465 with any 10 days of unlimited travel in a 2 month period. That'll take care of my city to city travel. So I'm guessing <$1500 for total traveling expenses.
Where am I gonna sleep? Hostels period. Oh, and on the trains too. I've gone to hostelworld.com and searched about every city I plan on visiting and found places for $20-30 per night in every city, thank goodness. So worst case I spend $30 x 21 days = $630 to sleep for the entire trip... not to mention the sleep I'll be getting on the trains.
That brings me to around <$2130 for all my traveling and housing expenses. Not bad
The route for the cities are as follows (updated 9/9/06):
*** updated map also.***