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Old 12-24-2009, 07:03 PM   #1
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- I've decided that I want to visit: Germany, Denmark, and Norway.

- 2 week time span.

- I'm coming from the United States, so I'll need a flight to Europe.

How much would this trip cost (estimate), and how could I make this trip cheap as possible?


-Fly into Dublin and take a train to Berlin?
-Avoid Berlin, Oslo, and Copenhagen. Spend time in the smaller cities?
-Sleep on the train?

My goal is to keep spending under $2000 USD.

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*I'm wanting to travel in early May*
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If you can catch a cheap flight to Dublin, take a Ryanair out to Berlin and catch one back to Dublin from Scandinavia. Overland from Dublin would cost out the wazoo in time and money.

Are you a student? I just got what I think is a good deal out to Heathrow in the height of summer... $585 JFK - LHR from StudentUniverse.com.

Including airfare, I think you could easily keep it under $2000. If you spend $75/day that makes $1050.

You might want to check out a three country select pass for train travel.

Never been to Oslo or Copenhagen but you CANNOT skip Berlin!!!

I am not a fan of sleeping on the train. I'm sure you have heard the advantages, but the disadvantage is that either you will be sleeping in a sitting position or you will shell out the equivalent of a hostel bed for a bed on the train. Yes it can save you time but I prefer to explore a city well rested.

Basically just sleep in hostels or CouchSurf, cook your own food most of the time, and don't go wild with the alcohol.
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Flying directly into Frankfort or Amsterdam can also sometimes be a good option if you are not fortunate enough to live close to JFK.

Also something to keep in mind is that May starts to become a peak season. I'm assuming you want to go then because you are a student... well so do all the other students. leaving in April rather than may could save you a bundle.

I just looked up Tix from IND(Indianapolis - my home) to DUB (Dublin, IE) and it was 150 USD cheaper the last two weeks of April than the first two weeks of May....

Just some food for thought.
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