We are switching things up over here at the Cassey Excursion, and I’m going to be candid with you guys. I went through my bank accounts during my trip and really took a look at my spending for a month long trip on the road in Europe from Ireland–> Scotland–> Faroe Islands–> Denmark–> Iceland. And I’ve broken down my expenses for each country.
Keep in mind that this is a very unique itinerary specific to the things that I wanted to see and do, but I was trying to be quite conservative and save money when I could. While traveling, I did, however, book tours and things regularly which can add up quickly.
Looking at the break down I would probably additionally add maybe $300-$400 for food and drinks but this is an approximation. This is an interesting post for me because I had to really breakdown my spending on the road, which was definitely eye-opening.
On trips like this I always try to be somewhat conservative and thrifty if possible, which is why I chose to stay in Hostels, because they are cheap and I meet many other like minded travelers. As far as tours, I definitely spend quite a bit of money doing things in the cities I visit. Keeping the the total cost of all the flights I purchased lower than $1000, which opened the budget a bit more. The total of my trip came out to be $3,701.14 including the flights and everything except the approximate amount of money I would add for food and drink and the art I bought.
I definitely think you could save even more money in places that are easy to cut back such as restaurant eating and drinking and on gifts and other bits and bobs. If you like to see the sites then it’s going to cost you.
At the bottom of the table you will also see the approximate cost of all the art I bought. Usually, I buy local art from many of the places I visit, but on this trip in particular I spent a bit more then usual. I included it since this was an amount I spent but you can definitely save money if you are not buying copious amount of art.
I can only help this helps some people when planning their own trips. If you have any comments or concerns, please list them below.[table id=1 /]
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