5 weeks
10 countries visited
13 train rides

I will give you a brief review of my Europe Grad Trip (only brief review, as this trip was over 4 years ago). Having planned this trip since my first year of university, I saved a lot through my numerous part time jobs. I felt like being able to do this kind of trip with my closest friends can only be done right after graduation as its the only time when you and your friends can have that much time off. Once we start working full time, it will be close to impossible to coordinate a trip of this magnitude.


Adi In front of Eiffel Tower

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Sacré-Cœur Basilica & Montmartre
  • L’Arc de Triomphe (too bad half of it was covered in scaffolding)
  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre-Dame
  • Eating Duck Confit


Lake Zurich

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Uetliberg
  • Bahnhofstrasse
  • Eating delicious chocolates!

Milan & Como


Notable Sights & Activities

  • Duomo di Milano
  • Sforza Castle
  • Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II
  • San Siro
  • Lots and lots of pizza


Leaning Tower of Pisa

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Leaning Tower of Pisa

Cinque Terre

Manarola of Cinque Terre

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Hiking between villages
  • Eating amazing seafood!


Venice The sum of Travel

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Piazza San Marco
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Grand Canal


tourist in front of Schönbrunn Palace in Vienna

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Schönbrunn Palace
  • Hofburg
  • Belvedere
  • St. Stephen’s Cathedral
  • Karlskirche
  • Mozarthaus
  • Eating the best cake I have ever eaten!
  • Watching an orchestra


tourist in Budapest

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Buda Castle
  • Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Bath Party at Széchenyi thermal bath
  • House of Terror Museum


Slovak National Theatre

Notable Sights & Activities

  • St Martin’s Cathedral
  • Old Town Hall
  • Main Square
  • Blue Church
  • Slavín monument
  • Cooking Halušky at the hostel
  • Watching X-Men: Days of Future Past at Eurovea


the sum of travel prague

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Charles Bridge
  • Prague Castle
  • Church of Our Lady before Týn
  • Astronomical Clock
  • First time trying Absinthe at the Prague Pub Crawl


the sum of travel Brandenburg gate

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Brandenburg Gate
  • Reichstag building
  • Checkpoint Charlie
  • Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe
  • Berlin Wall
  • DDR Museum
  • Topography of Terror
  • Deutsches Historisches Museum
  • Playing table tennis in a bar while at the Alternative Pub Crawl
  • Eating Currywurst


I amsterdam sign

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Red Light District
  • Oude Kerk
  • Checking out a “Coffee” shops
  • Eating a stroopwafel


the sum of travel brussels

Notable Sights & Activities

  • Grand Place
  • Manneken Pis
  • Eating Belgian Waffles and Fries

The Sum Of My Europe Grad Trip

Overall, I think I was able to spend wisely during my travels. The five week trip cost me $5,033.05 CAD. We got the Eurail Pass, which we took full advantage as we took trains for getting around the cities. Also going in May saved us from high season flight and accommodation prices. Even though I spent all the money that I had and came back broke, I definitely had no regrets!

Categories$ (CAD)
Food & Drinks967.49
Train & Metro1,165.24

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