Best European Destinations If You're On A Budget
While European travel often conjures up visions of luxury boutique hotels, expensive restaurants, and overpriced tourist traps, that picture isn’t necessarily true for all destinations. Set your sights slightly eastward and enjoy the benefits of European travel without the high prices. For anywhere between $43 and $53 per day you can enjoy some of the most beautiful and historically significant destinations in Europe.
Prices noted below is for an average 3-star traveller
$43.80 per day
Is Bucharest the cheapest tourist destination in Europe? It just might be. The Romanian city is full of marvel after marvel thanks to its long and varied history and culture.
$44.71 per day
Bulgaria’s capital city is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful and underrated cities in all of Europe. Its cobblestone streets hold charming local bistros and low-cost hotels sure to delight budget travelers.
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
$49.10 per day
A small, off the beaten path town that isn’t particularly difficult to get to, Cesky Krumlov is the perfect Czech town for budget travelers. With its combination of Czech charm and small-city prices, Cesky Krumlov seems posed to emerge as a popular tourist destination soon enough.
Saint Petersburg, Russia
$50.48 per day
Travelers should be primed to take advantage of Russia’s deeply weakened ruble to visit Russia’s second city, Saint Petersburg. One of the country’s most beautiful cities has now become much more affordable.
$51.06 per day
The Hungarian capital has long been a popular European travel destination for budget travelers, and it seems like Budapest just keeps getting better and better. If you get off the main traveler tracks you’ll be sure to find authentic food and accommodation at very affordable prices.
$52.36 per day
The large Polish town of Krakov is a UNESCO World Heritage city with almost unbelievably low prices that are sure to attract more and more international travelers as word spreads.