Budgets and Itineraries

Planning a trip can be so overwhelming! Where do you start? How much money do you need to save? Check out the information below from one of Ria’s past trips and let us know if it helps you plan your next trip! Budgeting and planning an itinerary will help you keep track of time and not spend more money than you were expecting, because time flies and money is spent when you are traveling and having fun!

Budgeting

TOTAL (sections 1 and 2): ~$1,298 dollars

COSTS: (Section 1: $883; Section 2: $415; Section 3: $750; Section 4: $300

  1. Airfare and Transportation:
    1. Planes: $715
      1. London to Belfast= $60
      2. Belfast to Riga= 195
      3. Riga to Prague= $90
      4. Bonn to Budapest = $170 
      5. Budapest to Berlin= $90
      6. Vienna to London= $110 
    2. Taxis/Ubers: [$50]
    3. Local transportation: $168
      1. Czech Republic (Prague) to Germany (Bonn)= $50
      2. Germany (Berlin) to Germany (Stuttgart) = $40
      3. Germany (Stuttgart) to Germany (Pforzheim) [and back]= $?
      4. Germany (Stuttgart) to Austria (Vienna)= $40
      5. Austria (Vienna) to Austria (Salzburg) [and back]= $38
  2. Lodging:
    1. Belfast= $65 (Vagabonds Hostel, 3 nights) 
    2. Riga= $0 (AirBNB with friend, 2 nights)
    3. Prague= $80 (Mosaic House Hostel, 4 nights) 
    4. Bonn= $0 (Friend’s House, 4 nights) 
    5. Budapest= $70 (MEININGER Budapest Great Market Hall Hostel, 4 nights) 
    6. Berlin= $165 (Grand Hostel Berlin Classic, Berlin, 4 nights)
    7. Stuttgart= $35 (Jugendherberge Stuttgart International Hostel, 1 night) 
    8. Pforzheim= $0 (Friend’s House, 4 nights) 
    9. Vienna= $0 (Friend’s House, 5 nights) 
  3. Food:
    1. 3 meals a day: $750 ($25 per day x 30 days) 
  4. Activities/Fun:
    1. Activities: $200
    2. Souvenirs: $100

*Country List: Northern Ireland, Latvia, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Austria

Itinerary

Here is a few day example itinerary from the trip above!

***Check into flight night before 

  • Day 1: December 13th: United Kingdom (London) → Northern Ireland (Belfast) 
    • Fly out of London Stansted Airport at 11:20 AM
    • Reach Belfast at 12:35 PM
    • Check-in at Vagabonds Hostel 
    • Explore city!!! 
  • Day 2: December 14th: : Northern Ireland (Belfast)
    • Sign up for Giant’s Causeway tour all day 
  • Day 3: December 15th: Northern Ireland (Belfast) 
    • Explore City Hall 
    • Ask Hostel Staff what to do! 
    • ***Check into flight for tomorrow! 
  • Day 4: December 16th: Northern Ireland (Belfast) → Latvia (Riga) 
    • Check-out of Vagabonds Hostel
    • Go to Belfast International Airport (BFS) 
    • Flight at 9:10 AM
    • Reach Riga at 9:50 PM
    • Find friend and chill at AirBNB 🙂 
  • Day 5: December 17th: Latvia (Riga)  
    • Tell friend to decide what we do! 
    • ***Check into flight for tomorrow! 

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