Many of you have asked how much did it cost us for our crazy 3 weeks trip through 2 continents and 5 countries? I did the cost breakdown for you to show you that it is doable if you plan in advance! Note that the cost is for 2 people in USD and for some of the hotels in Morocco and Italy, we split among 3 of us so I did the calculation for 2 people. Your trip can be cheaper or more expensive depending on the hotel and room type; I “splurged” for some nice suites in Morocco (very inexpensive) and in Italy to fit more than 2 of us. I booked most of the hotels through cheaptickets.com as it constantly offering 18% coupon, don’t forget to click through cashback portal such as mrrebates.com for addition % cashback (see my post on “Travel Tips” on the menu bar for details on how to save). I did not include some taxi cost and meals as they are relatively inexpensive except for in Switzerland!
|Transportation & Tours||$1495.12|
|Friday||14-Apr||BOS to Zurich||473|
|Thursday||20-Apr||Zurich to Amsterdam||244.33|
|Sunday||23-Apr||Amsterdam to Marrakech|
|Monday||1-May||Tangier to Naples||140.5|
|Sunday||7-May||Rome to Zurich||100|
|Sunday||7-May||Zurich to Boston|
|Friday||14-Apr||Boston to Zurich|
|Saturday||15-Apr||Arrive Zurich to Lucerne, Chapel Bridge, Lion Monument (Löwendenkmal), Jesuit Church, Hofkirche||Ameron Hotel Flora Luzern||346.62|
|Sunday||16-Apr||Lucerne day trip to Stein am Rhein and Bern|
|Monday||17-Apr||Lucerne day trip to Lauterbrunnen and Grindelwald|
|Tuesday||18-Apr||Lucerne to Colmar, Old Town & Place de la Cathédrale, Koïfhus, Quartier de la Krutenau (Little Venice), Ancienne Douane (Old Custom House), Quartier des Tanneurs, Quai de la Poissonnerie||Best Western Grand Hotel Bristol||58.23|
|Wednesday||19-Apr||Colmar day trip to Eguisheim, bus back to Zurich: FlixBus 5:25 pm Line 108 Place de la Gare / Rue Georges Lasch to Zurich Carpark Sihlquai||Holiday Inn Zurich Airport – shuttle bus stops at Terminal 2 – GF||127|
|Thursday||20-Apr||Zurich to Lisse to Keukenhof||Hotel de Duif
Westerdreef 49, 2161 EN Lisse, Netherlands
|Friday||21-Apr||Tulip fields to Amsterdam – shopping and De Wallen-red light district||Intercontinental Amsterdam (IHG points)||0|
|Saturday||22-Apr||Amsterdam day trip to Zaanse Schans, Van Gogh Museum, afternoon river cruise|
|Sunday||23-Apr||Amsterdam to Marrakech||Riad Fleur d’Orient||124.52|
|Monday||24-Apr||Marrakech – Ben Youssef Madrasa (€2), Koutoubia Mosque, Majorelle Garden (70 Dhs), Jemaa el-Fna|
|Tuesday||25-Apr||Marrakech – SaharaTours4x4 @8 am- Tinehir|
|Wednesday||26-Apr||Tinehir – Merzouga (Sahara Desert)|
|Thursday||27-Apr||Merzouga – Fes||Riad Rcif & Spa||148.4666667|
|Friday||28-Apr||Fes walking tour Medersa Bou Inania, Medersa el-Attarine, Souks District and Tanneries, Bab Boujloud (blue gate), Bab Makhzen (golden gate)|
|Saturday||29-Apr||Fes to Chefchaouen (CTM Gare des Voyageurs or Gare Routiere Boujloud near Bab Boujloud “The Blue Gate”) at 8:00 AM||Riad Gharnata-Airbnb||38|
|Monday||1-May||Chefchaouen to Tangier to Naples to Procida
Ferries Terminal: Calata Porta di Massa
Hydrofoils Terminal: Molo Beverello
|Hotel La Corricella||176|
|Wednesday||3-May||Procida to Matera||Il Tempo Ritrovato
Via Bruno Buozzi 132 €266
|Thursday||4-May||Matera – Belvedere Piazzetta Pascoli and Belvedere su Matera e Sassi (viewpoint) side trip to Castelmezzano|
|Friday||5-May||Matera to Positano||Hotel Eden Roc Suites||188.5|
|Saturday||6-May||Positano to Rome, Trevi Fountain, Castel Sant’Angelo||Best Western Plus Hotel Universo||188.32|
|Sunday||7-May||Rome to Zurich to Boston|
|Transportation & Tours|
|Zurich to Lucerne 30 CHF||62|
|Swiss Travel Pass 3 days 216 CHF||446|
|Amsterdam & Region Travel Ticket 2 Days for €26||28.6|
|Holland Pass purchased from Viator $46.47||92.94|
|Marrakech airport transfer €20||22|
|Marrakech full day walking tour plus tips 800 Dirhams||85|
|Marrakech SaharaTours4x4 €235 per person||517|
|Fes walking tour plus tips 800 Dirhams||85|
|Fes bus to Chefchaouen 75 Dirhams||16|
|Chefchaouen to Tangier €70 transfer||77|
|Naples to Procida €13.45||29.59|
|Procida to Naples €15.45||33.99|
8 thoughts on “3 Weeks, 2 Continents, 5 Countries…how much was our trip?”
What I’d love to see is how you pack for a 3 week trip. You both look so fresh every day.
How many bags do you carry? How many dresses and pants/shorts etc? Do you do laundry often.
Keep traveling and sharing.
That was the hardest part of our trip since we had to pack for 3 weeks and 3 seasons (cold in Switzerland, hot in Morocco, and spring in Italy) and we did 1 large check-in size luggage plus 1 medium “carry-on” size because the intra-Europe and Europe-Morocco flights had to pay extra for check baggage so we tried to minimize to one check bag only. My trick is to pack in layers – inner layer: a sleeveless top or tank top, middle layer – light sweater, outer layer – cardigan or jacket. We only did laundry once in Morocco and that was in the hotel (very inexpensive for a bag of clothes). I rolled my clothes to save space, you can read about how I usually pack: https://missvacation.wordpress.com/2016/07/24/all-about-packing/
I packed 3 jeans (included 1 wore to the airport), 3 sweaters (included 1 wore to the airport), 2 cardigans, 2 sleeveless tops, 1 short, 9 dresses, and 1 jacket hoodie (wore to the airport). Also, I packed plenty of tank tops so I can re-wear the sweaters as tank tops dry easily – leave them on the towel warmer overnight and will be dry the next morning!
Another useful thing is we bought fold-able duffel bag in case we buy souvenirs so we can hand-carry them home.
That too is incredible. And I have to ask: what did Jason pack? I’m guessing that the dresses were all fairly lightweight to get 9 of them into even one large suitcase. Admirable and helpful Thank you, don+
Jason is always a last minute packer so he waited till I finished packing and then he pack whatever he can into the remaining spaces LOL. He wore a sweater hoodie with him on the plane, he packed around 5 jeans, 3 shirts, 2 polos, 6 T-shirts, and 4 shorts. He did some shopping in Amsterdam in his favorite store The Sting; he bought some clothes there. At the end of the trip, we filled the duffel bag with souvenirs wrapped around with his new clothes 🙂 You’ll be surprised how much you can utilize the space when you tightly rolled the clothes!
This is fabulous! So so helpful. Thank you soo much for taking the time to do this type of post -greatly appreciated 🙂
You’re very welcome!
This is a great post and very informative as not many people break the budget/ travel costs down for others. Your blog is by far my favourite travel blog to follow! Love all the places you choose to travel to, full of color & so much beauty :D.
Thank you Jess for your wonderful comment!