Backpacking through Europe

Paris-Twilight

Many American teens like to travel through Europe on a backpacking trip as a rite of passage. It is best to have a loose schedule on your trip that way it feels more spontaneous and enjoyable. When you go backpacking through Europe, it is essential to have a good backpack or you will hate your trip every step of the way. When backpacking, it is important to pack lightly in order to not tire out as quickly. Giving yourself a decent amount of time to explore is also essential. Give yourself at least a month to wander Europe. You also want to pay for a Eurail pass considering this will allow you to have unlimited travel throughout Europe on the European trains. Much of the backpacking experience in Europe is mixed in with train travel.

Here are some famous places to see in Europe:

Paris:

eiffel_tower_paris The city is one of the most beautiful in the world. There are also numerous famous landmarks like the Eiffel Tower and the Versailles. Outside of those landmarks, do not allow yourself to only be restricted to the famous landmarks. You will also want to see the little markets and the streets of the Latin Quarter. Also, consider a picnic in Montamartre, considering the scenery is breathtaking.

Amsterdam:

amsterdam_canals Amsterdam is known as a great party city. However, there are also beautiful buildings and scenery to see in Amsterdam. One of the great things to see in Amsterdam is the famous Anne Frank House. You might also want to check out the Royal Palace in Amsterdam. At one point, it was the largest building in all of Europe.


Berlin:

Berlin

This is a country with not only a rich history, but it also has world class art and music. Some of the best in Europe. There are many world class art museums in Berlin including: Museum Island, Old Masters Paintings and the Museum of Photography in Berlin.
Berlin and Germany are also a great place to learn about World War II. There is a lot that can be learned about the place.

London:

london night No backpacking trip to Europe would be complete without a trip to the UK. However, keep in mind that the Eurail pass does not work here. However, London is the fashion capital and there are amazing places to eat. It is important to be careful of expense while in London because the one downside of this city is that it is expensive. It can eat at your backpacking budget quickly if you are not careful with your money. While in London, be sure to check out Buckingham Palace. It is guaranteed to impress you with how big it is.

Rome:

rome At one point, Rome as considered to be the capital of the world. It was a center of power. Be sure to check out the great Colosseum. This is where gladiators would fight it out to the death. The history of Rome is like nowhere else in the world, and the architecture is breathtaking.

 

 

Ios:

greece-island_of_Ios Ios is a party destination in the Greek islands. The majority of backpackers who come here end up staying longer than they intended because the place is so friendly and enjoyable. If you are looking for a place to party, then where better to party than on a Greek island?

The great thing about backpacking through Europe is that it is an experience that you will never forget. It is important to remember to budget your money because this ensures that you will have more of it by the end of the trip. Backpacking through Europe will leave you awestruck at all the marvelous possibilities life has to offer.

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Ashley Wellen

Ashley lives in Utah and loves everything about life. She grew up in Las Vegas and loves blogging about her experiences.

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