9 Of Europe’s Most Affordable Destinations

People never stop complaining about how in-affordable travel could be, why blame it on prices if we always choose to go to Europe’s most expensive destinations such as London, Paris, Rome, Venice, Copenhagen, Vienna, & Amsterdam.

There are so many interesting European destinations that aren’t as popular or as famous, however this doesn’t mean that they do not offer a similar European experience -if not better- given how less busy, and much more affordable they can be.

We have combined a list of our 9 favorite affordable “down looked at” European destinations that are totally worth visiting.

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Bucharest – Romania

  • Best time to go: April, May, August, September, and October
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2700
  • Currency: Romanian Leu (RON)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 4.1
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 1.00
  • Meals: US$ 11.00
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 6.1
  • Total cost per day: Around US$ 26.4
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 158.3 -excluding flights

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Krakow – Poland

  • Best time to go: April, May, June, & July
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 3208
  • Currency: Polish Zlotych (PLN)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 8.1
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 1.5
  • Meals: US$ 6.5
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 11.00
  • Total cost per day:US$ 27.8
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 166.8 -excluding flights

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Sarajevo – Bosnia & Herzegovina

  • Best time to go: March, April, August, & September
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 3450
  • Currency: Bosnian Convertible Marka (BAM or KM)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 6.3
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 4.1
  • Meals: US$ 11.00
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 8.00
  • Total cost per day: US$ 31.2
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 187.3 -excluding flights

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Budapest – Hungary

  • Best time to go: March, April, May, September, October, & November
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2230
  • Currency: Hungary Forint (HUF)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 7.4
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 2.5
  • Meals: US$ 11.3
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 9.3
  • Total cost per day: US$ 31.2
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 187.3 -excluding flights

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Zagreb – Croatia

  • Best time to go: June & July
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2800
  • Currency: Croatian Kuna (HRK)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 8.8
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 3.00
  • Meals: US$ 12.4
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 9.7
  • Total cost per day: US$ 36.19
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 217.14 -excluding flights

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Český Krumlov – Czech Republic

  • Best time to go: June, July, August, September, & October
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2625 to Prague
  • Prague to Český Krumlov by bus: US$ 9.00 (duration: 3 hours)
  • Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 11.00
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 2.00
  • Meals: US$ 12.00
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 8.00
  • Total cost per day: US$ 34.01
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 222.00 including bus tickets from Prague/Český Krumlov/Prague -excluding flights

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Istanbul -Turkey

  • Best time to go: February, March, April, May, June, August, September, October
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2130
  • Currency: Turkish Lira (TRY)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 6.8
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 1.3
  • Meals: US$ 8.00
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 15.4
  • Total cost per day: US$ 42.08
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 252.48 -excluding flights

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Prague – Czech Republic

  • Best time to go: June, July, August, September, & October
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2625 to Prague
  • Currency: Czech Koruna (CZK)
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 12.3
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 2.00
  • Meals: US$ 15.5
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 15.00
  • Total cost per day: US$ 44.93
  • A week stay would cost:US$ 269.58 -excluding flights

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Lisbon – Portugal

  • Best time to go: March, April, May, June, July, August, & September
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2680
  • Currency: Euro
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 8.9
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 3.1
  • Meals: US$ 19.00
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 17.00
  • Total cost per day: US$ 42.90
  •  A week stay would cost: US$ 257.4 -excluding flights

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Santorini – Greece

  • Best time to go: April, May, June, July, August, & September
  • Flight tickets: Starting from EGP 2935
  • Currency: Euro
  • Accommodation in a hostel per night: US$ 12.4
  • Transportation (2 public transports per day): US$ 3.6
  • Meals: US$ 17.6
  • Attractions (1 to 2 paid attraction): US$ 15.2
  • Total cost per day: US$ 43.3
  • A week stay would cost: US$ 260 -excluding flights

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So, have you chosen your next European destination? Where will you be heading next? Let us know in the comments below.

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