10 Best Budget Places To Visit In Europe

10 best places to travel to in Europe

Considering the fact that you have landed on this article, it isn’t very difficult on our part to assume that Europe has been on the list of your dream destinations.

However, maybe a strict budget always came in your way of fulfilling this desire. But, here’s a piece of good news for you.

Contrary to popular belief, you can actually get a glimpse of the marvel that Europe is, without having to loosen out the strings of your purse.

Ditch the fancy shopping malls, clubs, bars, and restaurants and indulge in its raw paraphernalia of rich culture, history, and stunning landscapes to imbibe the true concoction of its majestic status.

To make things a little easier for you, the following section, we will be jotting down the top 10 cheapest places to visit in Europe when on a budget.

The Czech Republic

The “heart of Europe”, the Czech Republic, is drenched in that old-school charm which in most corners of the world has been substituted by the modern intervention. The picturesque landscapes, peaceful countryside, and bustling cities and the magnanimous castles (the country houses over 2000 castles) and monastery taverns will undeniably sweep you off your feet and instill an amusing sense of contentment.

Speaking of the Czech Republic, their beer cannot go unmentioned. In fact, beer happens to be a very crucial part of the Czech culture; everything from soaps and shampoos to spas and cosmetics will have a hint of beer in them. For the uninitiated, the Budweiser beer derived its name from the city of Ceske Budejovice which translates to “Budweis” in German. Similarly, the Pilsner Urquell beer originated and got its name from the Czech city of Pilzen.

If you are looking for some entertainment, the Czech folk tradition that has been in practice for centuries now will qualify as a delightful source of Showbiz. Nonetheless, before heading out for Prague, make sure that you are aware of the right spots to explore because that experience is going to make all the difference!

Cost Estimations:

Food: 3-5 Euros

Drinks: 1.50-5 Euros (Beer)

Travel: Bus- 12 Euros, train- 6 Euros

Lodging: 15-40 Euros     

Daily budget: 40-50 Euros

Sarajevo, Bosnia- Herzegovina

The capital of Bosnia Herzegovina, Sarajevo is the chief pathway that will lead you to the intricacies of the country’s lifestyle, culture, and significant history. The city of Sarajevo came into existence in the 15th century when the Ottomans were in charge of its realms. Since then, it has been through a roller coaster of events that played a major role in shaping its present.

When touring across the city, visiting the bridge where Archduke Franz Ferdinand was assassinated is a must.

It is so because of the infamous episodes of World War I stemmed from the killing of this Austrian Royal by the anarchists in 1914. Rightly known as the “Jerusalem of the Balkans”, Sarajevo has been influenced by innumerable religions and cultures over all these years.

If you are walking down its roads and spot a catholic church by a mosque, don’t be surprised because this co-existence defines the capital’s character. The breathtaking architecture, epic scenery, continental climate, the Ottoman-era marketplace which essentially is the heart of the city, and the captivating smell of Bosnian coffee are just icing on the cake!

Cost estimations:

Food: 2-5 Euros

Drinks: 0.50-1 Euros (Bosnian coffee)

Travel: Bus- 25 Euros, train- 5 Euros

Lodging: 12-25 Euros        

Daily budget: 25-40 Euros

The Albanian Coast

If you are looking for the perfect dose of what the millennial’s call “Vitamin Sea”, then the Albanian Coast should definitely make it to your list of getaways. The Mediterranean sun, golden-sand beaches, turquoise-blue sea, and steep grey mountains constitute it as the closest replica of Cote d Azur and Capri. One glance at the panoramic incredulities of the Albanian coast and you will be reminded of a postcard picture that has come to life.

Because it has still not been taken over by urban development, Albania is one of the cheapest yet, most gorgeous countries that Europe can welcome you to. Saranda, the closest entry point from Greece will let you trace routes to the beaches of Ksamil and other popular islands. Bedecked by classic Ottoman towns and Greek ruins on one hand and the tranquilizing sea, warm weather, and cheap seafood on the other, the Albanian Coast amalgamates the archetypal European markers like nobody else!

Cost estimations:

Food: 2-5 Euros

Drinks: 4-6 Euros (Red wine)

Travel: Bus- 8 Euros, train- 1.5 Euros

Lodging: 10-32 Euros     

Daily budget: 25-40 Euros

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Baltic Coast

Only an hour away from Tallinn, which is the well-liked city break destination, the Baltic Coast of Estonia will quench your heart’s cravings for aesthetics that is particularly intertwined with natural bounties. The long stretches of dreamy coastline looking over an awe-inspiring horizon, strewn islands and national parks will furnish you with the perfect potion of respite that you expect from a holiday!

You can begin by cycling along the trails of Lahemmaa National Park and then gradually move towards the fishing villages where life and culture have still not been tarnished by extravagant dreams and posh regime. Like most other parts of Europe, the Baltic coast too is the most enticing during summers with mean temperatures around 77 degrees Fahrenheit .

Cost estimations:

Food: 5-7 Euros

Drinks: 2.50-5 Euros (Beer)

Travel: Bus- 15 Euros, train- 11 Euros

Lodging: 20-45 Euros     

Daily budget: 45-75 Euros


Before you start freaking out, here are two vital things that you should know and are likely to bring about a smile on your face. Firstly, London exhibits the most number of free sites of attractions when compared with any other country in Europe and secondly, the value of the pound is depreciating by the day. The grand British Museum that protects and preserves history like a priceless gem, the Natural History Museum displaying life-like dinosaurs and the Tate Modern that is celebrated for its varying art collection and incredible views from the terrace, are all open to visitors for free.

When in Europe, you cannot afford to leave aside the authentic royal English culture without tasting it and where else could you find this ethos beaming with its pristine glory apart from London? The open spaces like Hampstead Heath, South Bank, East End markets will fill your mind with the veritable essence of the city that has conserved its integrity for so long. The brisk weather of London all year long simply makes things better. Grab a bit from the street-food stalls and get going.

Cost estimations:

Food: 10-20 Euros

Drinks: 5-8 Euros

Travel: Bus- 25-35 Euros, train- 10-40 Euros

Lodging: 30-100 Euros   

Daily budget: 65-100 Euros

We hope you are enjoying our travel article. Let us know if you find somewhere you want to go now from our list!

Leipzig, Germany

Other than Berlin, if we are asked to name a city where the cost of living is much lower than the national average than it has to inevitably be Leipzig. Looking back at the times gone by, you will be able to trace the city’s contribution in the 1989 protests which, till today, is hailed as one of the most fervent independent spirits. Today, Leipzig has made itself prominent on the world map of art and culture by demonstrating a particular architectural style called Grunderzeit (inspired by the new wave of industrialization and fused with neo-gothic art), glamorous nightlife and being the hotspot for budding groups of artists.

If you are a car fanatic, Leipzig will prove to be your heaven. It’s Porsche, Mercedes and BMW factory will show you the manufacturing journey of the most renowned beasts in the world. The warmer months from May to September greet the maximum number of tourists. 

Cost estimations:

Food: 8-12 Euros

Drinks: 3-5 Euros

Travel: Bus- 22 Euros, train- 55-145 Euros

Lodging: 25-35 Euros     

Daily budget: 55-80 Euros

The Peloponnese, Greece

Whenever we think of wanderlust, we think of Greece; but, its fame and high-end amenities can make it out of your reach when arranging a trip on a budget. Though the silver lining is, not every corner of Greece complies with the perception that people have about it cost-wise.

The Peloponnese, which is the many-fingered peninsula of Greece is an exception and one of the low-key areas of the country. The crystal-clear bluish-green water of the beaches enclosed by rugged terrains are a treat to the sore eyes. Even you choose to spend your day doing absolutely nothing, you will still feel comfortable and gratified.

Who says in order to make your travel chronicles worthy you will have to spend big bucks? Visit the Peloponnese and you will see how the sights of Olympia and Epidaurus, rack-railway rides, and primitive villages serve you with a fresh slice of thrilling vaudeville.

Cost estimations:

Food: 3-7 Euros

Drinks: 3-5 Euros

Travel: Bus- 16 Euros, Ferry- 40 Euros

Lodging: 20-35 Euros     

Daily budget: 25-40 Euros

Transylvania, Romania

Remember Dracula and his Castle? Well, certainly you must because its story ruptured in the astounding background of Transylvania, Romania. The town of Sighisoara was highlighted out of them all because that is allegedly Dracula, or Vlad the Impaler’s birthplace.

As opposed to the other European cities, Transylvania is renowned for its wilderness and the mind-blowing Apuseni Mountains and surrounding lakes. Additionally, the fertile plots of the Transylvanian plateau near its dominating mountain ranges have appropriate wine-growing conditions. The folk traditions of the rural Romanian communities form an integral part of their culture. The verity that their age-old forms of art and craft and survived for so long is truly commendable.

Cost estimations:

Food: 2-7 Euros

Drinks: 5-8 Euros

Travel: Bus- 10 Euros, train- 10 Euros

Lodging: 10-25 Euros     

Daily budget: 25-40 Euros

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Gdansk, Poland

The ancient port of Gdansk has the medieval crane from the 15th century, an astronomical wooden clock, and endless clock towers as its markers.

Despite the truth that a decent chunk of the city was renovated after being dismantled in the Second World War, treading through the old town will still make you feel as if you have been transported into the middle ages where everything was characterized by the virtues of simplicity and untarnished exquisiteness.

Visit the place during summer and you will be lucky enough to come across some dynamic party scenes at the golden sand beach and charismatic pier, which is also the longest one in Europe.

Cost estimations:

Food: 2-4 Euros

Drinks: 1-5 Euros

Travel: Bus- 15 Euros, train- 33 Euros

Lodging: 12-40 Euros     

Daily budget: 45-70 Euros

Kotor, Montenegro

Braced by splendid mountains and cobalt water, Kotor is undisputedly, the best-looking city of Montenegro. The city flourished in the 9th century but, even after 12 centuries from then, not much of its aura has changed. The marble streets, terracotta rooftops, and secret lanes speak volumes on behalf of Kotor and its archives. The 500-year old ports by the Adriatic Sea were controlled by several empires of Europe including Napoleonic Italy, the Venetians, and the Habsburg Kingdom. The natural harbor, which is also an acclaimed UNESCO World Heritage site, is regarded as the world’s southern-most fjord; but, in reality, it is only a submerged river canyon.

The bird’s eye view from St. Ivan’s castle and Boka Nights Festival (boats parade along the bay with fireworks in the sky) in August are the city’s principal acmes.

Cost estimations:

Food: 2-5 Euros

Drinks: 1-3 Euros

Travel: Bus- 3 Euros, train- 1-3 Euros

Lodging: 25-50 Euros     

Daily budget: 25-55 Euros

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