How to Plan a Trip to Switzerland on a Limited Budget

Glass of red wine on the terrace vineyard

Have you ever wanted to go out and travel, but you have almost no budget for it? Travelling with a limited and strict budget is definitely possible, as long as you prepare for it properly.

One of the countries that people have on their bucket list is Switzerland. Its beautiful mountains, world-class chocolate, and fresh air can make you wish you can move to the country ASAP. If you want to visit the country soon but you don’t exactly have the budget for it, then make sure to read on, as we’ll be giving you some tips on what to do when visiting the Swiss Alps.

Consider Couchsurfing

If you are travelling alone and you are trying to backpack, then you would want to try Couchsurfing. Hotels, bed and breakfasts, and even dorm rooms can cost a lot in Switzerland. However, if you try Couchsurfing, then you can stay at a local’s house, which is often usually free. It would be amazing if you could give a token of your appreciation to your host to show them how thankful you are to them that they let you stay in their house. It doesn’t have to be big, even something that you know they could use and benefit from would be enough.

Avoid Drinking Alcohol

Alcohol is definitely not cheap in Switzerland, so you might want to skip on the happy hour. Also, if you are going hiking on the alps, then it would not be a good idea to drink, as you would not want to get hungover. It would be best to enjoy the mountains with a clear head, so try to resist drinking and do that once you’re back home instead.

Eat Lots of Veggies

If you hate veggies, then prepare to shell a lot of money on food. Meat can be quite expensive in Switzerland, which can be understandable since they have such high-quality meat. You should opt for veggies instead, as these cost a lot less than meat. Their veggies are very fresh, too, and you will surely love it. If you hate veggies and are a total meat-eater, then be prepared to shell out a couple of bucks.

Make the Most of the Lunch Specials

cooking lunch

If you are planning on eating out in Switzerland, then you might want to take advantage of their lunch specials. Regular meals can cost quite a lot in the country so if you want to save a little bit of cash, then you might want to eat out during lunch instead. The best part of it is you can enjoy the dinner menu even during lunchtime, but for a discounted price! Then for breakfast and dinner, you can just go grocery shopping and cook your own meals if there’s a kitchen to use.

Travelling on a budget is all about proper planning and research. You definitely do not have to deprive yourself — go out and explore the world. They say that travelling feeds the soul, which is definitely true. Enjoy your Switzerland trip!

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