Armed with the 7-day Flexi Eurail Pass, we set out to explore 6 countries over 14 days, for less than S$1.8k.

One moment, you’re soaking at the Széchenyi baths in Budapest. Next, you find yourself screaming your lungs out at the Wurstelprater — one of the craziest theme parks you’d ever visit. Finally, you’re in Italy, Rome, standing in front of the Colosseum — a seven wonder of the world checked off your bucket list. Here’s our 14-day Europe itinerary if you’re up to experience this mad rush of crazy adventures we had!

Although maximising our 7-day Flexi Eurail Pass was a priority (i.e. visiting as many countries as we could), we also wanted to make sure we had enough time in each location to soak in the sights. Travelling conveniently and comfortably whilst getting to see iconic landmarks on a affordable budget was also on our list.

But travelling by train is expensive, you say. It’s true, travelling across Europe by buses and planes are in fact cheaper, but train travel is far more comfortable and hassle-free. You get to avoid long queues at airport customs or having your knees in a 90 degree angle for over 5 hours.

Starting from Munich and ending in Rome after 14 days, here’s how we covered 6 countries in Europe under S$1.8k!

Need help figuring out the nuts and bolts of the Eurail Pass? Hop over to our Eurail Pass Guide for everything you need to know before planning your Europe trip.

Budget Breakdown for 16 Days Over 6 Countries

Accommodation: S$349
Activities:
S$296
Food and Drinks: S$365
SIM Card:
S$34.80
Transport: S$753 (incl. Eurail Pass — $584.25)

TOTAL: S$1,798 (rounded off)
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Pre-Trip Essentials

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1) Eurail Pass: Purchase your Eurail Global Flexipass from Klook at least 7 days before your trip. They deliver right to your doorstep for free!

2) Connectivity: You can preorder a portable WiFi device that provides you with 500MB/day to share with 4 others! Alternatively, you can purchase this SIM card ranging from 1GB to 6GB that covers you for 30 days.

Day 1–2: Munich, Germany

Closest to the Bavarian Alps and home to many beer halls, we decided that Munich was the perfect location to begin our backpacking trip!

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Highlights:

– Visit a 3-tier beer hall in Munich
– Take a day trip to the castle that inspired Disneyland’s Sleeping Beauty — Neuschwanstein Castle

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Munich Airport to Hauptbahnhof Station:
The Lufthansan Express Bus Transfer (S$16.10 via Klook) runs every 15 minutes. The service picks you right from your terminal and stops at two different train stations — Munich Nord/Schwabing or Munich Hauptbahnhof (main station at the City Center).

Accommodation in Munich: Jaeger’s Munich Hostel — a 5-minute walk from the Hauptbahnhof station. Dorm beds start from €25/pax (S$39.55).

Getting Around Munich: The Eurail Pass lets you take the S Bahn for free but we explored the city on foot as the sights we visited were within walking distance. Local transport passes weren’t needed here.

DAY 3: Prague, Czech Republic

The architecture in the capital city of Czech Republic will make you feel like you’ve stepped into an old-school Disney movie — the brightly-coloured baroque structures and gothic churches, especially at the Old Town Hall, had us snapping away with each step we took.

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Highlights in Prague:

– Explore the Prague Castle
– Have beers in a monastery
– Walk through the scenic old town hall

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Getting From Munich to Prague: 
From Munchen Hauptbahnhof Station (Germany), take the train to Schwandorf Station (Germany) Praha Hlavní Nádraží Station (Czech Republic)

Accommodation in Prague: Hotel Rosemary — Dorm beds start from €10/pax (S$15.82).

Getting Around Prague: By foot since everything was nearby and convenient

DAY 4-5: Vienna, Austria

Third on our list: the capital of music home to many renowned musicians. We especially wanted to explore the woods that inspired Beethoven’s works, and an amusement park many have been raving about.

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 Highlights in Vienna:

– Visit Schönbrunn Palace, the former summer imperial palace
– Ride the craziest rides at the Wurstelprater amusement park
– Take a day trip out to the Vienna Woods and Seegrotte Hinterbrühl — an underground lake in a cave.

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Prague to Vienna:
 From Praha Hlavní Nádraží Station (Czech Republic) to Wien Hauptbahnhof Station (Austria).

Accommodation in Vienna: Best Location Hostel — €17/pax (S$26.90) for a private 4-bed dorm room

Getting Around Vienna: The S Bahn line is free with the Eurail Pass but some of the places visited required us to use other lines. We purchased a 48-hour Vienna ticket, available at any cigarette store or online in advance for €14.10 (S$22.30). If you order it online you’ll have to print it first.

DAY 7-8: Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is 1 city with 2 personalities — in the day, Buda is brimming with activities. Once night falls, Pest wakes up! Thermal baths. Ruin pubs. Cheap accommodation. What’s more to explain? All these drew us to Budapest for our next stop.

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Highlights in Hungary:

– The Shoes on the Danube Bank — a tribute honouring the men of WW2
– Soak in the hot / cold Széchenyi thermal baths
– Drink in one of Budapest’s famous ruin bars, Szimpla Kert.

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Vienna to Budapest:
 Wien Hauptbahnhof Station (Austria) to Budapest Keleti Station (Hungary).

Accommodation in Budapest: Airbnb — we paid €6.28/pax (S$9.95) a night for an apartment that came with laundry facilities and a kitchen.

Getting Around Budapest: By foot or via transport apps like taxify.

*Pro-Tip: Change your currency to HUF before reaching Budapest. While most places accept €, the cost you pay in € is going to be a lot more than the current exchange rate.

DAY 9-10: Bled, Slovenia

If you’re looking for somewhere further away from cities, this quaint resort town surrounded by nature is a nice change of environment, home to the scenic glacial Lake Bled and Bled Castle.

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Highlights:

– Hike up to the Ojstrica Lookout Point to view Lake Bled
– Eat the Original Lake Bled Cake
– Dine at Ostarija Peglez’n, where we had one of our best meals during the trip

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Budapest to Bled: 
Budapest Deli Station (Hungary) to Ljubljana Station (Slovenia) to Lesce Bled Station (Slovenia). 

Accommodation in Bled: Vila Lipa — a room for 2 – 4pax can go as low as €40 (S$63.30). Rooms are comfy and come with a beautiful balcony and spotless toilet!

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Getting Around Bled: The only time you’d need to get into a vehicle is from the train station to the villa. We hired a taxi that brought us to and from our accommodation for €3 (S$4.75) each time.

DAY 11: Ljubljana, Slovenia

The capital and largest city in Slovenia, Ljubljana is lined with many bridges and cafes around the river. This environmentally friendly city was something we wanted to check out, especially when not many knew of the country!

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Highlights:

– Cross the Dragon Bridge
– Alternative art at the Metelkova Art Center, also a former military barrack

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Bled to Ljubljana: 
Lesce Bled Station (Slovenia) to Ljubljana Station (Slovenia).

Accommodation in Ljubljana: Most Hostel — single beds go as low as €15/pax (S$23.75). They come with a fridge, kitchen and an attached shower.

DAY 12-13: Venice, Italy

How can one not visit Venice when in Italy? Explore the city that was built on 118 little islands on water taxis and roam through the canals. Visit their museums and learn how Venice placed itself on the map with its history, lace and glass.

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Highlights:

– Ride the gondola in Venice
– Visit Burano and learn about lace-making
– Visit Murano for its high quality glass

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Ljubljana to Venice: 
Take a bus from Ljubljana (Slovenia) to Trieste Centrale Station (Italy), then from Trieste Centrale Station to Venezia Mestre Station (Italy). 

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Accommodation in Venice: Camping Rialto Venezia — this was an amazing find outside of Venice: a camping ground providing clean shower and toilet facilities, with a mini mart to boot! We paid €11 (S$17.40) per person and scored 2 3-bed chalets for the 4 of us.

*Pro-Tip: Find your accommodations outside of Venice. It’s much cheaper and you get to interact with real Venetians. Plus, those are where you get to eat real Venetian food!

Day 14-15: Rome, Italy

Viewing one of the Seven Wonders of the World was a bucket list item for one of our friends. We decided to end the trip with Rome and help cross that out for her — the Colosseum! Italy’s capital city is also home to many other ancient ruins from the Roman Empire.

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Highlights:

– Make a wish at the Trevi Fountain
– Visit the Vatican City (where the Pope lives)
– Head down to the Colosseum (one of the Seven Wonders of the World)
– Eat the best pizzas at Bonci Pizzarium.

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Venice to Rome: Venezia Mestre Station (Italy) to Roma Termini Station (Italy).

Accommodation in Rome: Mandarin Overseas Guesthouse — single beds go as low as €20.50/pax (S$32.40). 

Get Around Rome: We didn’t buy the 48-hour bus pass; we bought a ticket whenever we rode the bus instead, costing us €1.50 (S$2.40) each time.

Travelling with the Eurail Pass

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If you’re travelling around Europe for a month, the flexible Eurail Pass makes it really convenient. The Eurail Flexi Pass allows you to choose any 7 out of 30 days to travel around. This flexibility means you don’t have to travel back to back daily, and you can easily adjust your schedules should any mishaps occur!

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Ticket office in Munich, Germany

The Eurail Pass helps secure your seat from one area to another right before you leave Singapore at a much cheaper price. This is especially useful if you’re rushing for a specific event. Last minute reservations can also be made at the ticket office, though subject to long queues and vacancies running out. If not, travelling from 1 destination to another would mostly be free if you take the regional trains.

Click here to compare train prices with and without the Eurail pass.

Our 7 days in 1 Month Eurail Global Pass (flexible) from Klook cost S$584 (for Youths 27 years and below). This is the lowest market rate and most convenient as they deliver it to your doorstep free of charge. If you have any enquires, their office is in Singapore as well!

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2) Eurail Experience

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A huge part of rail travel is the experience. Day trains offer some of the most scenic views and sleeper trains help save time especially when your journey is going to be half your day.

This itinerary suggests taking day trains as the most economical option but if you’re short on time and willing to splurge a little (these can cost quite a bit more than a night in a hostel), we’d definitely recommend experiencing one.

For more on the Eurail pass, check out our Eurail Pass Guide.


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