Budget airlines mean it’s easier than ever to get carried away and snap up some killer flight deals. But what happens when you get there? There isn’t much point booking a £30 return flight to Oslo to discover that Norway is one of the most expensive countries in the world.

Fortunately, these travel whizz kids have done the maths for us and rounded up the Euro destinations where your money will go furthest, leaving us spare change to spend on the good stuff, whether that’s silly souvenirs or a Big Night Out. Approximate prices are for two people and include two nights in a double hotel room, public transport, a taxi, lunch snack, dinner and drinks, as well as visits to the top two tourist attractions in each city.

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Warsaw €250

With a history of resilience since the Nazis tried to wipe out 90% of its buildings in 1944, Poland’s capital today is a mix of restored buildings and modern skyscrapers. Coming out on top as the cheapest place to visit in Europe, on average it costs just €250 for a weekend trip for two, which includes trips to the National Museum and the Royal Castle.

Budapest €250

A must-see due to its Asian-Euro charm, Budapest is packed with independent coffee shops, beautiful architecture and history at every turn. On average it costs just over €250 for a weekend trip for two – almost three times cheaper than a weekend in Zürich making it popular among money-savvy European travellers.

Prague €350

Wander through the old town and see the Charles Bridge at sunset in the sixth most-visited city in Europe. You will find that beer is drunk morning, noon and at night, and that Czech beers are among the best and cheapest in the world – check out Prague’s heaving nightlife for an unforgettable party. On average it costs €350 for a weekend trip.

Berlin €400

You don’t need us to tell you that the German capital is overflowing with history, art, culture and nightlife, buzzing with activities all year round. Spend the day at RAW, a large area in central Berlin that was once an abandoned train depot and now is a hub for graffiti artists and locals, featuring clubs, bars, a swimming pool and a bunker thats been turned into a climbing wall. A weekend will cost you about €400, which includes a trip to the German History Museum and a sightseeing bus, which we wouldn’t usually recommend but is the way to do it if you are visiting in the freezing winter months.

Vienna €400

Situated on the Danube River, Vienna’s musical legacy was shaped by residents such as Mozart, Beethoven and Sigmund Freud. Take a sightseeing bus, visit the natural history museum and the Schönbrunn Palace as well as food, drink and accommodation, all for just over €400.

Madrid €450

From the Plaza de España to the Real Madrid Stadium, the capital of Spain is one of those places that’s just as fun the fifth time you visit as it was the first. It’ll put you out approximately €450 for a weekend away including prices for the sightseeing bus, Prado Museum and Royal Palace.

Rome €450

Whether you’re throwing a coin into the Trevi fountain or gazing at the Colosseum, Rome will grasp you with its romantic charm and you won’t want to leave. Experiencing the rich culture and history, not forgetting shitloads of pasta and pizza will set you back about €450 for the weekend.

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