Backpacking around Europe is a dream come true for many young people. Whether you go it alone or choose to go by rail, there are loads of super cool destinations around the continent. If you are considering planning an epic trip next year, you should start thinking about your key destinations. There are always loads of places people want to see, but you need to decide which ones are right for you on your trip.
Remember, when you are backpacking, you always need to be safe. If you plan on hitchhiking, you should be careful. Never get into a stranger’s car alone, or you could get into serious trouble. Always let someone know where you are and what you are up to. That way, people will always know that you are safe while you travel. Before you set off, it is important that you plan your route. If you don’t know where you are going or where you’re staying, your trip could turn into a nightmare. You can book your travel and accommodation in advance so that every aspect of your trip is perfect from start to finish. Here are some awesome places, you need to visit on your trip.
- Valencia, Spain
If you like oranges and sunshine, you will adore Valencia. The Spanish city is a gorgeous place where many people enjoy the finer things in life. While you are in Valencia, you should make sure that you take a look around the city streets. In the centre of the city, you will find the town hall. A giant bat statue stands tall on top of the building. People believe that the bat watches over them, and keeps their city safe – in the same way that Batman keeps Gotham safe.
- Rome, Italy
Rome is a fine city, which you will love from the instant you get there. There is something proper about Rome. Grand buildings and authentic architecture tower over you in this historical, yet beautiful city. When you are in Rome, you should consider getting an apartment. It might be okay to slum it in other cities, but in Rome, you need to have a little luxury. You and your friends can hire an entire apartment for a couple of days. Sites like Housetrip have a range of properties available to let. If you book an apartment in advance, at least you know that when you reach Rome, you can relax.
- Berlin, Germany
There is no better way to describe Berlin than to say it is cool. Of course, it is uncool to call something cool, but we will ignore that fact. Berlin is a city for young people. The art scene in the city is fantastic, whilst there is also a buzzing music scene. Before you go to Berlin, it is worth looking at some travel blogs online. The city has so many things to offer young people, but you will need to do a little research. If you fancy a bit of culture while you’re in the city, take a trip to the German Museum of Technology.
- Budapest, Hungary
If you are hoping to get some great holiday snaps while you are backpacking, you need to make sure that you visit Budapest. The city looks like something out of a fairytale with wonderful, Gothic architecture. Visit St. Stephen’s Basilica, a gorgeous structure that dates way back to 1905. You should also make sure that you take a look at the opera house and the enchanting castle. If you plan on staying in the city, you should also visit the Museum of Fine Arts, where you can see great pieces.
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