Europe Itinerary: Budget and Countries to Visit in Three Weeks

In 2023, I embarked on an exhilarating journey through Europe, visiting eight incredible countries: The Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Austria, Slovakia, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Germany. Each destination offered its own unique blend of history, culture, and breathtaking scenery. Over the course of three weeks, I immersed myself in diverse experiences and witnessed countless beautiful places, all meticulously planned in my Europe itinerary.

However, this journey wasn’t just about the experiences themselves. Before setting off, I dedicated significant time to thorough research, managing my budget, and hunting for deals to save on travel expenses. When I was creating my Europe itinerary, I also carefully considered my accommodations, food, and attractions to ensure they fit within my budget, allowing me to enjoy the trip without financial stress.

Below, you’ll find my itinerary, expenses, and accommodations to help you plan your future Europe trip.

Flight From Manila to Amsterdam (v.v.)

The idea to visit Europe in 2023 came to me when I scored a fantastic deal on a roundtrip flight from Manila to Amsterdam with Saudia Airlines. I managed to book the round trip for only about Php23,600 after applying a Klook promotional code that gave me a Php5,000 discount. It was too good an opportunity to pass up. I had never flown with Saudia Airlines before, and since one of my travel goals is to experience as many airlines as possible, this deal fit perfectly with my plans.

Travel Itinerary

Bike tour in Amsterdam

When planning my three-week European adventure, I began with Amsterdam as my starting point. From there, I explored the surrounding countries and created my route. Here’s how I managed to develop my Europe itinerary and the number of days I spent in each destination.

Here’s my route: Amsterdam (2D) > Antwerp (2D) > Luxembourg City (2D) > Munich (1D) > Innsbruck (3D) > Vienna (2D) > Budapest (1D) > Bratislava (1D) > Prague (4D) > Berlin (1D) > Amsterdam (2D)

To learn more about how I spent my days in each destination, click on the name of the destination, and you’ll be redirected to a detailed travel guide.


Golden Roof Innsbruck

Most of the accommodations I booked during my journey were hostels. Below, you’ll find a list of the specific hostels I stayed at in each destination.

If you’d like to explore other options, you can use the Agoda search box or Klook. Use my exclusive promo code ‘MARXTERMIND’ on Klook to get up to 5% off.


Trains in Budapest, Hungary

During sightseeing and touring around each destination, I often purchased a day pass. This allowed me unlimited rides on public transportation within each city. On days when I needed to travel regionally by train to transfer between cities or countries, I used my Eurail Global Pass.

I purchased my Eurail Global Pass through Klook. I opted for a flexible pass that can be used for 10 days within a 2-month period. This pass proved to be very cost-effective, offering unlimited train rides on your selected travel days compared to buying separate train tickets.

Travel Expenses

marxtermind in Prague Castle

To help you plan and ensure you enjoy your vacation, here’s a rough estimate of my expenses during my three weeks in Europe (per person).




  • Roundtrip flight ticket from Manila to Amsterdam via Saudia Airlines – Php23,600
  • Eurail Global Pass (10 days) – Php19,670
  • City Card in Amsterdam (2 days) – Php555
  • Metro ticket (Diamant Metro Station to Groenplaats Metro Station) – Php150
  • BVG 24-hour ticket in Berlin – Php630
  • Transportation to and from Olpererhütte – Php3,600
  • Vienna City Card (72 hours) – Php1,770
  • 24-hour Budapest Travel Card – Php410
  • Bratislava day ticket (zones 100 + 101 / 24 hours) – Php305


  • Food and drinks (estimated cost for my breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for 3 weeks) – Php43,600
  • Schengen tourist visa – Php4,904
  • Schengen tourist visa courier fee – Php480
  • VFS service charge – Php1,011
  • Travel insurance – Php2,890
  • International Sim card AIS (valid for 15 days) – Php1,480
  • Shopping – Php10,000
  • Philippine travel tax – Php1,620
  • Other miscellaneous expenses – Php5,500

Approximate total expense per person: Php187,485

Where to book hotels and activities in Europe?

Unlock exclusive hotel deals and uncover the best activities and attractions in Europe through the following travel apps below.

Klook – Use this exclusive promo code ‘MARXTERMIND’ to get discounts on hotel and activities up to 5% off.
Agoda – Explore more accommodation options with the Agoda search box below!

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