How Much Should You Budget for Your Next Family Vacation in France or Abroad?

After this long confinement, you are undoubtedly wondering if it is better to stay in your home country or go abroad. It is essential to prepare well before leaving on vacation to avoid the unexpected.

After this long confinement, you are undoubtedly wondering if it is better to stay in your home country or go abroad. It is essential to prepare well before leaving on vacation to avoid the unexpected. To help you, here is a budget simulation for a local trip and a trip abroad.

Vacation in Brittany

We recommend spending your family vacation in Brittany this year to enjoy the sea, the dense forests, the deserted moors, and the bocages. You can get around quickly with your own car. Let’s assume that your car consumes 7 liters per 100 km on average, so you can expect to pay 56 € for unleaded gasoline or 49 € for diesel for the first trip. If you opt for the metro, a one-way ticket Paris-Rennes varies from 16 € to 39 € per person. If you prefer to travel by plane, you should expect to pay at least 168 € per person for a direct flight from Paris to Rennes or Brest. Furthermore, if you decide to rent a car, you should know that the rental price varies according to the length of your stay and/or the car model. For example, you can find a pleasure car with a driver at 40 € and a 4×4 at 1 00 € per day.

As for accommodation, almost all hotels in Brittany are currently offering discounts of up to -70% due to the pandemic. For example, a suite equipped for 4 people costs about 773 € per night with a tourist tax of 1.30 € per day per person for the + of 13 years. You can also enjoy the “Mobil home” for 6 people for 346 € per day. However, be sure to allow for some margins, as these prices can go up to 966 € and 495 € respectively.

The festival is a must in Brittany. This August, you can, for example, enjoy a jovial and relaxed atmosphere with Le Chant du Marin in Paimpol for 25 €. Moreover, you can take a boat trip to Cézembre Island from Saint-Malo for €16.30 for adults and €9.80 for children aged 3 to 15. The crossing is free for children under 3 years old. Don’t forget to visit the Monts d’Arrée Ecomuseum for 5 €. You can also take part in a Breton pancake workshop for about 59 €.

Vacations Abroad

If you want to go on vacation abroad, we recommend the American West for a break of at least 15 days. Los Angeles and San Francisco are the most recommended. Expect to pay up to €710 per person in high season for a direct return flight from Paris to Los Angeles.

For accommodations, budget €75 per day for bed and breakfast and apartment rentals and €110 per night for a junior suite.

Visit Universal Studios Hollywood for €92 per adult. You can also go to Lake Hollywood Park to enjoy the view of the famous big letter HOLLYWOOD (hiking from 26 €). In San Francisco, you can travel by cable car for €8.5 per trip. In addition to free access to Fisherman’s Wharf and the waterfront, Chinatown, Golden Gate Park or Lombard Street, you can also visit the Museum of Modern Art for €30. There are also all-inclusive packages from €2,120 depending on the itinerary.

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