Summer is almost here! Are you ready to start planning your adventures in the summer but don’t know where to start? Maybe we can help you out. We’ve put together the ultimate travel bucket list for backpackers in Europe for 2019. How many of these have you already done? And how many can you tick off in a year? We hope your 2019 is jam-packed with new travel memories and new friends.
1 LEARN TO SURF WITH BEGINNER SURFING LESSONS
Want an awesome place to surf in England? , a surf town on the South Coast.
2 VOLUNTEER AT A HOMELESS SHELTER IN THE NEXT CITY YOU VISIT
3 SNORKEL OFF A GREEK ISLAND
4 SEE A WEST END SHOW IN LONDON
They’re not all out of budget, in fact some of the best London theatre shows are pretty good value! .
5 GET BEAUTIFUL VIEWS FROM THE SINTRA MOUNTAINS IN PORTUGAL
6 SKYDIVE OVER THE JUNGFRAU MOUNTAIN RANGE IN SWITZERLAND
Head to the beautiful mountainous ski town of Interlaken in Switzerland for a one hell of an adrenaline packed adventure where you can skydive, rock climb, bungee jump, ski and even water rafting…
Need a hostel in Interlaken?
7 WATCH A SUNRISE ON NO SLEEP AFTER AN ALL NIGHT PARTY
8 TAKE A ROAD TRIP AROUND THE SOUTH OF FRANCE
Stop of at Lyon, St Tropez, Marseille, Cannes, Nice, Monaco. There are so many beautiful places to explore in the French Riviera.
9 WALK ALONG THE BERLIN WALL
10 BRAVE THE HIGHEST SWING IN EUROPE FOR INCREDIBLE VIEWS
Amsterdam Noord’s A’Dam Lookout swing provides some of the most amazing views over the city.
11 SEE THE NORTHERN LIGHTS IN ICELAND
12 LEARN A NEW LANGUAGE USING DUOLINGO
Download the Duolingo App for free and use it everyday to try and learn a new language by the end of 2019.
13 TAKE A COOKING COURSE - LEARN HOW TO COOK A NEW EUROPEAN DISH
14 HIKE UP ARTHUR’S SEAT IN EDINBURGH
15 BASE FLY OVER ALEXANDERPLATZ IN BERLIN
Didn’t expect that to be a thing did you?!
16 HAVE AN ICE CREAM AT CAFE DE PARIS IN MONACO
17 GO PUNTING IN OXFORD OR CAMBRIDGE
A punt is a flat bottomed boat used on small rivers. The best places to punt in England are the famous university cities Oxford and Cambridge.
18 ATTEND A LOCAL NEIGHBOURHOOD FESTIVAL IN BARCELONA
In Barcelona there are always small local festivals taking place so have a look to see if there are any taking place when you visit. The neighbourhood festivals are a great way to experience Catalan culture and local traditions.
20 GO ON A PUB CRAWL IN BRUGES
Check out the , the ideal Brugean pub crawl itinerary
20 GO TO A SALSA BAR IN BARCELONA AND LEARN TO DANCE
21 VISIT THE HISTORIC MDINA IN MALTA
Malta is beautiful island in Europe and when you’re there, you have to pay a trip to medieval Mdina. This beautiful area boasts baroque architecture and long winding streets to explore. There is a timeless atmosphere in Mdina and you will feel like you’re walking through a Game of Thrones set.
22 INDULGE IN A DANISH HOTDOG IN COPENHAGEN
23 HAVE A KEBAB AFTER A NIGHT OUT IN BERLIN
24 EAT PINTXOS IN SAN SEBASTIAN
Pintxos is beautifully presented canape sized snack, typically eaten in bars northern Spain and the Basque country. Pintxos is so delicious - you simply must go on a pintxos food tour while in San Sebastian to experience the relaxed way of eating.
25 GO SKINNY DIPPING
26 VISIT ALCÁZAR PALACE IN SEVILLE
In our opinion, Seville is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. The Alcázar Palace is a Royal palace in Seville that is full of rich history and incredible Mudejar architecture that has seen Muslim influences from the former Arab Muslim dynasty.
27 SWIM TO THE CASTLE IN THE MIDDLE OF LAKE BLED IN SLOVENIA
28 CATCH A SUNSET AT THE TOP OF THE SACRE COEUR IN PARIS
29 HAVE A STEIN AND PRETZEL IN HOFBRAUHAUS IN MUNICH
Experience a real Bavarian beer bar in Munich at the Hofbrauhaus, the oldest beer hall in the city that dates back to the 16th century.
30 PLAY BEER PONG IN BELUSHI’S IN EVERY CITY (AMSTERDAM, BERLIN, BARCELONA, LONDON, PARIS)
31 GO TO A LIVING ROOM RESTAURANT IN AMSTERDAM
Eat a homely Dutch dinner from the comfort of someone else’s house. Living Room restaurants are a thing in Amsterdam and the best way to get a taste of authentic home cooking in the Netherlands that many of the restaurants don’t offer.
32 GO TO THE GAUDI PARK IN BARCELONA
33 LOOK UP AT THE CEILINGS OF THE SISTINE CHAPEL IN THE VATICAN CITY
34 EAT ALL THE PASTEL DE NATA IN LISBON
Be sure to make these tasty little Portuguese custard tarts a priority on your foodie list of things to try when visiting Lisbon.
35 BOOK A SPONTANEOUS TRIP TO A NEW CITY
36 DIP IN THE SECRET LAGOON IN ICELAND
More natural, less crowded and in many ways better than the far more famous Blue Lagoon. If you’re heading to Iceland in 2019 be sure to stop off for a warm, relaxing dip in the Secret Lagoon.