15 Best Cities to Spend a Week in Europe on a Budget

Vacationing doesn’t have to break the bank, so pick one of the best cities to spend a week in Europe on a budget for your trip instead of a place that’s going to take all your money.

The world is massive, as is Europe, so there are so many different places to visit for so many different price points. Many people think that you have to spend a fortune, just to travel, and that’s not true. And yes, there are some places that are definitely pricier than others, but if you do your research beforehand, ask around and look out for deals, you’ll find that you can spend much less than $1,000 on a weeklong European vacation — including airfare from the United States. It all depends on where you decide to go. I’ve done it, so I know you can too.

15 Best Cities to Spend a Week in Europe on a Budget


You will find that in most cases, the cheapest European cities to live in are also the cheapest European cities to visit, which makes a lot of sense. Some of the best cities in Europe to live in really have a relatively low cost of living. While some of these cities might not be the fancy European cities you typically think about when thinking of a vacation, each one offers unique experiences that you will enjoy if you like exploring new places. Plus, all European countries have their share of centuries-old history that is really incredible to see in the forms of castles, places of worship and other infrastructure. The first step to finding what are the cheapest places to travel in the world is to start with the cheapest European cities to fly into. The answer to this question varies depending on your location, but Stockholm, Milan, and Warsaw are among the cities with the cheapest airports to fly into in Europe. Since we are mentioning Milan, take a look at the most affordable places to visit in Italy that are also beautiful.

To bring you a list of the best cities to spend a week in Europe on a budget we used Budget Your Trip, Destination Europe, and Google. Budget Your Trip has a great tool that tells you the average costs of visiting a place with food and lodging expenses included. The costs are based on real traveler’s experiences. Their site also offers costs in a number of different currencies, but for our purposes we researched based on the U.S. dollar. Due to the fact that airfare varies depending on location, we have ranked our list based on the average cost per person, while staying in the cities, excluding airfare. The cheaper the cost, the higher the city has been placed on our list.

Now, let’s check out what we have here, because among our 15 you will find at least top ten weekend getaways next time when you get to take off time from work.