Europe Trip Report: 5 Countries in 17 Days Under RM7,545

Europe Trip Report: 5 Countries in 17 Days Under RM7,545

Here is a way to have a budget-saving Europe trip without compromising any fun!

Our travel route: Iceland🇮🇸– France🇫🇷 – Czech Republic🇨🇿 – Hungary🇭🇺 – United Kingdom🇬🇧

Total expense was RM7,545, excluding food and shopping.

✈️🚍🚘 TRANSPORTATION

Here are the flight routes and bus routes we took and their costs:

✈️Bintulu – Kuala Lumpur – London Heathrow Airport: RM2,631.90 (Malaysia Airlines)

✈️London Gatwick Airport – Keflavik, Iceland: RM236.30, including 20kg checked baggage allowance (WOW air)

✈️Keflavik – Paris, France: RM430.10, including 20kg checked baggage allowance (WOW air)

✈️Paris – Prague, Czech Republic: RM192.50, including 15kg checked baggage allowance (Transavia)

🚌Prague – Budapest, Hungary: RM78 (RegioJet)

✈️Budapest – London: RM195, including 20kg checked baggage allowance (Easyjet)

TOTAL COST: RM3,763.80/pax

⛔️Attention when you travel by plane✈️

1. Boarding Time: Be prepared for long queues at check-in counters and a long walk to the boarding gate

2. Baggage Size: Make sure that you comply with the baggage size requirements set by the various airlines as the check for baggage size is very strict in Europe.

3. Liquid Bottles: You can choose to check-in all your liquids stuff to save the troubles, otherwise you will need to make sure that all your liquid items are under 100ml and properly labelled.

🏡ACCOMMODATION

Iceland

1. Alex Guest House

  • RM517 per night for four, 4 beds, shared toilet [RM129/pax]

2. Airbnb Apartment

  • RM575 per night for four, 4 beds, shared toilet [RM144/pax]

3. Eldhraun Holiday Homes

  • RM1,468 per night a cottage house with 3 rooms, kitchen, shared toilet and hot tub [RM367/pax]

4. Alex Guest House

  • RM 516 per night for four [RM129/pax]

Paris, France

5. Aloha Eiffel Tower Hostel

  • RM 1535 (€1:RM4.7), 3 nights, a room with four beds, shared toilet [RM384/pax]

Prague, Czech Republic

6. Czech Inn

  • RM413 (CZK10:RM1.75), 3 nights, 34 Beds Mixed Dorm, shared toilet [RM103/pax]

Budapest, Hungary

7. Pal’s Hostel

  • RM683 (€1:RM4.7), 3 nights, 2 rooms, shared toilet [RM171/pax]

London, UK

8. Palmers Swiss Lodge

  • RM476 for two pax (£1:RM5.6), 3 nights, 16 Beds Mixed Dorm, shared toilets [RM238/pax]

TOTAL: RM1,665/pax

💰GENERAL EXPENSES

Iceland

  1. Renting a car from Reykjavik Rent A Car: RM2,327.64 (Includes CDW&GP insurance, GPS) [RM582/pax]
  2. Mobile Data: RM39/pax
  3. Petrol: RM129/pax
  4. Parking fees: RM5/pax
  5. Blue Lagoon Entrance Fees: RM351.30

Paris

  1. Airport Transfer: RM88
  2. Paris travel passes for 2 Days: RM57
  3. Entrance fees to Sainte Chapelle: RM47

Czech Republic

  1. Airport Transfer: RM5.90
  2. Travelling passes: RM21
  3. Train ticket to Kutna Huna: RM98

Budapest

  1. Tram Tickets:RM32
  2. Szechenyi Bath: RM90
  3. St Stephen Tower: RM5

London

  1. Oyster Card & Airport Transfer: RM389
  2. Train to Sheffield: RM160

TOTAL: RM2,116

SIMPLE ITINERARY

🇬🇧United Kingdom:

9 Feb

Morning: Arrival in London
Noon: Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus
Evening: Going to the airport
Night: Arrival in Iceland

🇮🇸Iceland:

10 Feb

Morning: Blue Lagoon
Afternoon & Evening: Golden Circle (Thingvellir National Park, Gullfoss, Geysir Geothermal Area)
Night: Stay overnight in Reykjavik

11 Feb

Morning: City centre of Reykjavik, Hallgrimskirkja Church
Noon & Evening: Foss A Sidu
Night: Hunting Northern Light at Kirkjubaejarklaustur

12 Feb

Morning: Spent our time in hot tub at Eldhraun Holiday Home
Noon & Evening: Moss in Iceland, Skogafoss Waterfall, Godafoss Waterfall, Hvannadalshnukur, Jokulsarlon, Diamond Beach
Night: Depart to Reykjavik (from Hofn it was a 5-hour drive)
***3 full days in Iceland is kind of rushed so it is better to at least have 4 full days***

💡TIPS in Iceland
✔️Get a mobile data so you do not need to rent GPS for your car🚗 .
✔️You do not need to bring so much cash as most of the time you will be using your cards💳.

🇫🇷Paris, France:

13 Feb

Morning: Arrival in Paris
Noon: Tesco shopping
Evening & Night: Eiffel Tower Night View

14 Feb

Morning: Musée du Louvre
Noon: Ponts des Arts
Evening & Night: Champs de Mars, Arc de Triomphe

15 Feb

Morning: Notre Dame Cathedral, Sainte Chapelle
Noon: Le Mur des Je t’aime and Montmartre area
Evening: Lafayette Galeries
Night: Eiffel Tower

16 Feb

Morning: Walking around the hostel area
Noon: Going to the airport
Night: Arrival in Prague

🇨🇿Prague, Czech Republic:

17 Feb

Morning: Old Town Square, Lennon Wall, Astronomical Clock
Noon & Evening: Old Jewish Cemetery, Charles Bridge
Night: Charles Bridge

18 Feb

Morning: Castle Hill
Noon & Evening: Kutna Hora (we lost our way to the Bones Church, a UNESCO Heritage, and got back to Prague without any highlights)
Night: Charles Bridge

19 Feb

Morning: Depart to the Bus Station
Night: Arrival in Budapest

💣Be Careful with the foreign currency exchange stores in Prague as most of them charge commission. Find those without commision charges.

🇭🇺Budapest, Hungary:

20 Feb

Morning: St Stephen Basilica, Hungarian Parliament, Danube River
Noon: Jewish Quarter
Evening: Szechenyi Bath, Szimpla Kert (Ruin Bars)

21 Feb

Morning: Market Hall
Noon & Evening: Castle District (Buda Castle, Matthias Church, The Fisherman’s Bastion), McDonald’s for dinner at Nyugati Station, night views of Chain Bridge and Parliament

22 Feb

Morning: City Centre
Noon: Going to the airport
Night: Arrival in London

🇬🇧UK (Sheffield, London):

23 Feb

Morning: Leaving Sheffield
Noon: We were stuck in Primark for whole day due to the Debbie Storm. So it was a shopping day!

24 Feb

Morning: Tower Bridge
Noon & Evening: Westminster, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace, China Town, Oxford Street
Night: Tower Bridge night view
**My London trip was very rushed. You should have 3 full days in London**

25 Feb

🇬🇧➡️🇲🇾

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Isabel Wong
Isabel Wong

At work, she's in heels. When she travels the world, Isabel Wong swaps into her trainers. She describes herself as a wanderlust who passionate on travels the around the world in cheapest way. Currently residing in Borneo Island, she also enjoys reading, seeking salt water and substance.

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