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Eastern Europe Plan
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Hi, basically me and two friends are planning a trip, or trying to plan one around eastern europe throughout August and to end up at Dimensions festival in Croatia near pula on 6th september.

The countries and destinations were looking to visit are:
Poland – Krakow,
Czech – Prague
Slovakia – Bratislava, Ljujbana, Bled
Hungary – Budapest
Croatia –

We would be looking to get a flight out from UK, and are weighing up the options of travel whilst we are there. One month inter rail tickets are expensive, is it more economic to travel using buses etc?

What is the general rule of thumb in terms of budget for EEU?

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In Eastern Europe you will probably do better with point-point tickets and buses. The countries you are going to are not necessarily dirt cheap, but they will be cheaper than Western Europe in most cases. It’s hard to advise on a budget without knowing your preferences on hostels, going out at night and things like this. I would say 50 euros a day should be a good budget figure.

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Thankyou for the reply.

In short, our preference on hostels/accomodation will be minimum, we basically are going to be looking for the cheapest option and will be using it as somewere to essentially just sleep at night.

What countries in eastern europe are the cheaper ones ? Iv obviously highlighted the more expensive ones, are you refering to countries such as serbia, slovenia, romania etc?

In terms of going out at night, yeah we would be looking to do that a lot and also in the day, sightseeing, exploring etc.

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Uh, Ljubljana and Bled are in Slovenia, not Slovakia…… You’ll want to visit Slovenia on your way to Croatia. While Slovenia is cheaper than Western Europe, it’s definitely a tourist destination so not really cheap. I found Romania, Turkey and Ukraine cheapest of the places I’ve visited.

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The most inexpensive Eastern European country I’ve visited was Bulgaria. Bosnia and Serbia are also a bit cheaper. If you are going out a lot at night and hitting up clubs, eating out and such, I would move more towards 70 Euros a day as a safe budget.

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Thats great help.

A months travel in eastern europe at 70 euros a day is looking to be 2100 euros or £1700, looking pretty expensive.