I will be solo backpacking Europe for a month from the middle of August to the middle of September. I will be starting and ending in Dublin. My current loose plan is to be arriving in Dublin in the morning and spending only two days before flying to to London for three days, all though I may want to only spend a day since it will be much more expensive in London due to current currency conversion. I will then take the train from London to Paris. After four days I plan to take a bus to Nice. I plan on Nice for three days before taking the rail to Pisa which I will stay in for two nights. The day I'm in Pisa I will use to see the local sights and then use an additional two days to visit the Cinque Terre. This is where I am a little in the dark because I'm having difficulty finding Hostels to stay in that are near a village. In One instance I found a cheap and well rated hostel, but it was 11 km from the village. Is transportation abundant? I am aware of the train that connects the villages, but the hostel isn't near the stations. When I am done in the villages I will journey to Rome for 4 days before heading back to Dublin for 4 days before flying back.
Any advice given would be greatly appreciated.
I have about $2000 after the flight for a few days short of a month. I will be staying almost entirely in hostels. Is it manageable? Should I spend more or less days in a city? I'm generally pretty fast to get around and for me 2 or 3 days in a city is quite enough to time. Will I be alright without being able to speak French or Italian? Should I see Marseille instead of Nice? How much will meals cost me daily? I'm seeking advice more on types of travel and costs then on things to do and see.
Anyways thanks, and any advice will be helpful!