Vacation 2014 - Italy and Slovenia - A Quick Summary
Our vacation this year took us back to Italy for four weeks total, and finally to Slovenia for an additional ten days. Here's a quick breakdown of our costs:
Car rental for 39 days, booked thru AutoEurope.
We requested and received a diesel, which made the fuel
a little cheaper. We also included a zero deductible, which
raised the cost but eased our minds. $ 911
Road taxes, not included in the rental $ 97
Gas $ 523
Tolls, parking $ 143
Hotels/Apartments 37 nights total $2894
Airfare $1622 EACH, plus $300 to upgrade to
business class for the flight TO Italy $3844
MINUS the airline vouchers we received last year - $3000
Everything else: food, admissions, souvenirs $3962
GRAND TOTAL 4 weeks in Italy and 10 days in Slovenia $9374
(Without those airline vouchers our costs would have been $12,374)
The car averaged out to just over $25 per day, and the lodgings, a mix of apartments, hotels and B&Bs averaged out to $78 per night. Although I know we drove 6,641 miles, I didn't track our fuel consumption, but as I mentioned above, the diesel fuel helped, and of course we had a stick shift which may have helped as well.
When I wrote about last year's vacation to Germany, our costs averaged out to about $288 per day when I excluded the (free) time we spend with relatives. This year's vacation came in at $253 per day, but once again having that $3000 airline credit really made a big difference! Is it wrong to say we were a little disappointed not to get bumped again this year?