The short answer? Yes.
So what are you waiting for? Book your flight, pack your bags, and be prepared for the adventure of a lifetime!
If however you are the type that needs a bit more convincing before hitting the road and moving out of your comfort zone, continue reading, this guide is for you.
So what is a Eurotrip? Simply put, it is a tour of some of Europe’s most famous travel destinations (and possibly a couple of not-so-famous ones). So like a regular cross-country tour then? Not exactly.
People outside of Europe, especially if they are coming from the US, are often unaware how distances work around here.
For one thing, Europe is amazingly well connected through a network of highways, railways, docks, and airports. This makes getting around the place extremely convenient, whether you are flying first-class, or hitchhiking by the side of the road.
Second, many of Europe’s most prominent cities are only a couple of hours apart, depending on how you’re traveling. So it is perfectly possible to do things like eat an omelet for breakfast in Paris, catch a train ride for Amsterdam to spend the afternoon chilling on the canals, and then take a flight to Berlin for a late night pub-crawl.
In other words, you can see and do a lot of things, in a comparatively short amount of time.
Not only that, you also get to experience a wide variety of different cultures, without needing to leave the continent. Cities such as Vienna, Rome or Prague have a rich history that’s well worth delving into, while also offering all of the conveniences of a modern metropolis.
All of the above makes Europe a prime-time destination for tourists, especially young adults taking a gap year before college, or students looking to travel somewhere during summer break.
If you are still not convinced that a Eurotrip is a journey worth taking, take a look at our guide of some of Europe’s top travel destinations.
Start off your Europtrip in the beautiful beach-side city of Barcelona, Spain. It is a city with a rich history, having been occupied by both the Franks and Romans, before declaring its independence. More recently, the city has been thoroughly modernized, with whole neighborhoods getting renovated to fit in with modern aesthetic sensibilities.
Barcelona is ideal for walking on foot, visiting its many outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums and churches. Its public transportation system is on par with everywhere else in Europe as well. Be sure to visit the Sagrada Família, an unfinished Catholic church designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi.
Your next stop is Paris, one of the greatest cities in the world. Paris has been at the center of European politics, art, philosophy and science throughout its existence. Its streets tell the tales of bygone ages, of coronations, revolutions, military conquests, and artistic renaissances. Visitors seeking a more modern experiences will not be disappointed either. There are Michelin restaurants, designer boutiques, concert venues, and art markets a plenty, and they can easily be reached by means of public transport. If we had to recommend a single landmark to visit, it would be the Louvre, without a doubt one of the finest museums in the world.
After spending some time soaking in old European culture, it is time to blow off some steam in Amsterdam. Known as the “Venice of the North” due to its many canals, Amsterdam is a great place to spend a lazy afternoon or two. There are many quirky museums, galleries and shops that you won’t find elsewhere in the world, our favorite being the local cheese museums and workshops. But let’s be honest, most people visit Amsterdam to get blazed in one of its many coffee shops. Cannabis has been legalized for personal use under Dutch law, but don’t take this as an excuse to act irresponsibly on the streets while high.
Lying in the very heart of Europe, Prague is a place that still preserves the authentic style of old European cities. Surviving WW2 almost unscathed, Prague is littered with cobblestone lanes, church domes, old bridges, and gold-tipped cathedral towers – and hundreds of locations to visit. Walking through its streets is like entering a time-machine. The Czech Republic has the highest beer consumption per capita in the world, which is reflected in Prague’s lively beer-cellar culture. To sober up after a night of drinking, we recommend visiting Josefov, the old center of Prague’s Jewish community, and the birthplace of Kafka. Prague is also a great place for holding team building events, which is why you might run into a bunch of corporate people running around a paintball field.
Going further east, you will come across Berlin, one of Europe’s most lively cities. Berlin is a smaller-scale representation of Europe as a whole – throughout its tumultuous history, many distinctive neighborhoods have sprung up, from the ultra-modern Potsdamer Platz, to the various squats of Kreuzberg. History has left many scars on Berlin, but the city always manages to rebuild itself, creating something new in the process. Berlin is famous world-wide for its nightlife, with enough pubs, clubs, cafes and bars to satisfy anyone’s taste. We recommend visiting the Berghain nightclub for a wild, authentic clubbing experience.
Pack Your Bags…
Hopefully, this short guide has piqued your interest in the idea of going on a Eurotrip. A single lifetime is hardly enough to experience all that Europe has to offer, so the sooner you visit, the more you will get to see.