How much money should I bring on a trip to Europe over the summer? I get a plane ticket for relatively cheap, probably around 500 for both ways. I plan on walking/using train to go from the UK to France to Amsterdam to Germany and down to Italy. All of this over a course of about a week and a half hopefully, spending only about 2 days in each major city. Any advice?? I'm an American. But I'm thinking 2 grand...will this be enough? Note I don't pay much for plane tickets, and probably will live semi-frugally (not buying every souvenir I see lol) first time to Europe... and are youth hostels really a good idea? I feel like I may get raped, abducted, or robbed.