So this summer it looks like I'm going to be backpacking across Europe for about a month, from mid to late May into most of June.
I don't have much of a plan so far, but right now it looks like I would fly into Helsinki and Lodur would pick me up from the airport.
Places I'd like to visit: Helsinki, Stockholm, Tallinn, Istanbul, Amsterdam, Berlin, Frankfurt, Munich, Venice, Florence, Rome, Paris, Amsterdam, London, Barcelona and Lisbon.
I'm open to suggestions of other places to visit. There is a heavy emphasis on Germany and Italy because I lived in Germany 10 years ago, speak some German, and I am of Italian descent.
I do not plan on renting a car. I think I could make it around using public transport like trains, U-Bahns, busses etc.
I haven't figured out a budget yet, but I think my parents will help me out with plane tickets and I have about $2000 saved up in the bank.
Any tips, tricks, or suggestions on helping me saving money, places I need to see, how to get around most efficiently or anything else you can think of would be greatly appreciated!