Interrailing around Europe is probably one of the hottest things you and your mates could be doing this summer. It’s almost become a rite of passage for our generation, and so it should be. Whether you’re going for 2 weeks or 2 months, you’re bound to have loads of amazing experiences, and meet great people along the way. Here’s our pick of the top 3 routes you can think about taking – although you should always leave some room for spontaneity!
PARIS > BRUSSELS > AMSTERDAM > BERLIN
Our first interrailing route is probably the most convenient, simply hop on the Eurostar to Paris – and you’re in your first destination. Make sure you visit the classic sites, including the Eiffel Tower, eat a croissant in a street café and soak up the city of love. Next stop Brussels in Belgium, where you can try your hand at tasting the many varieties of beer on offer (just don’t go too crazy). Amsterdam – such an easy going and liberal city. Spend your days along the canals in the city centre and in tiny cafes. Finally we’re in Berlin, super cool, super eclectic and super fun. Check out the street art all over the city by day, and the underground nightlife by night.
SPLIT > BUDAPEST > PRAGUE > MUNICH
Definitely the cheapest of our 3 options if you’re on a tight budget, but the quality of these destinations is still incredible. Grab a cheap flight to Split in Croatia to start your adventure. Check out the ancient architecture and rich culture in this city, before heaving over to Hvar (a nearby island) for a couple of days for some classy beach clubs and boat rides. Next we’re off to Budapest (yes we know you’re singing the song in your head right now). Chill in the funky baths and take in the beautiful sights. Lastly, grab a beer in Munich and enjoy the typical German beer gardens before heading home.
COPENHAGEN > MALMÖ > OLSO > HELSINKI
Something a little different – but you certainly won’t regret straying from the norm. In Copenhagen, wander the colourful and friendly streets on a free city bike – everything’s within easy reach and you definitely won’t get bored! Next, head across the water to Malmö in Sweden, a buzzing city with vibrant nightlife – sure to satisfy the party animal within you. Next up, Oslo in Norway. Jump on a boat tour around the pristine fjord islands and soak up the stunning natural wonders – including a peak of the Northern Lights if you’re lucky! And last but not least – Helsinki. Pack a picnic to nibble along the coast and find some quirky gifts from the local shops before returning refreshed and revitalised.