In 2014, there was a flight price mistake/deal on Slickdeals for one way tickets from New York to Milan, Italy and Prague to Hong Kong for only $150. So I swooped on the deal and after my one year contract at work, I set out on my solo journey. Below is my itinerary:
Fall Eurotrip Itinerary:
As you can see my itinerary is a bit strange as the route goes all over the place. This was mainly due to the fact that I was meeting up with a friend in England. In a future expedition, I’d probably plan my trip to hit adjacent countries.
I know many people leave their Eurotrips open-ended since it’s very easy to get around out there. However, I wanted to have everything planned out as A. I wanted to get the best deals on places and transportation and B. I was worried that an unplanned itinerary for a solo female traveler would be risky.
Below are the flights + hostels/hotels I purchased before the actual trip.
Transportation and Stay I Purchased:
– Flight to New York: Points via United Airlines
– AirBnB for one room, 2 double beds in Bronx, NY (Near Dyckman station): $242 for 4 nights ($60.50 per night, split with a friend for $30.25 per night)
– Flight to Milan, Italy (and Prague to Hong Kong all one way): Priceline flight price mistake for $150
– New Generation Hostel Urban in Milan, Italy: $30 for 2 nights. I booked a shared room with 18 beds (but it ended up being a room with 4 beds).
– Generator Venice in Venice, Italy: $59 for 2 nights. I booked a shared room with 16 beds.
– Flight from Venice to London: $30.85 via Ryanair
– Bus from Stansted Airport in London to Victoria Coach Station in London: $19.93 via National Express
– Bus from London to Brussels: $20.21 via Megabus
– AirBnB for a shared room in Leuven, Belgium: $87 for 4 nights
– Flight from Brussels to Prague: $40 via Ryanair
– Apartment at Vlkova Palace in Prague (with 3 beds – excessive but oh well) – $94.22
– Flight from Hong Kong to San Francisco: $481.10 via Philippine AIrlines
Europe in November is COLD! Check out my post on the packing list that got me through the trip. I was surprised that I packed pretty well.
This trip really opened my eyes to life and perspective beyond my own bubble, which I will write about more in my individual city/country posts. And in total, I didn’t spend that much either. I’d say that New York and England were my biggest spending points. I would keep an eye out on flight deals on Slickdeals, Google Flights, as well as theflightdeal.com for an opportunity to pounce on!