Europe has an undeniable reputation for being a backpacker’s paradise. Whether you are looking to immerse yourself in the culture of the region, gaze upon historical artefacts or embark on the party of a lifetime, you’ll find it all in the cities and countries of Europe. For some great inspiration, when planning your next backpacking adventure, be sure to check out these four top European destinations.


Berlin, Germany


One of my favorite cities in Europe. It has everything you’ll ever need: rich history, vibrant culture, amazing parties, local and international cuisine, and interesting residents. If you really want to visit a city that just won’t tell you when to sleep, head to Berlin. The city is big, beautifully scruffy and unbelievably cheap. It is super hyped up but for good reasons. My top tip is to head to Badeshiff and swim at possibly the most unusual pool in Europe. Go and have your own adventures in one of the coolest cities in Europe.


Rome, Italy


For backpackers who are looking to immerse themselves into the rich culture and history of Europe, Rome will be your chosen destination. A day tour to the Colosseum will see you embarking on a journey of discovery, as you gaze down into the chambers where ancient warriors prepared for battle. St Peter’s Basilica is another major point of interest for many travellers, with the unique architecture of this Roman Catholic Church enabling you to take a step back in time to the early 1500s.


Amsterdam, Netherlands


Amsterdam is the place to go when you want to party all day and all night – there is no rest for the wicked in this city. Famed around the world for being the destination where ‘anything goes’, backpackers will be thrown into a world of all things elicit and out of the ordinary. Party goers will find that Amsterdam is like heaven, with some of the world’s best DJs calling the clubs and bars home. Check out my ultimate guide to Amsterdam here.


Paris, France


While it may be a little more on the pricey side for some backpackers, Paris is the epicentre for culture in Europe. From a day at the Louvre to discovering the Arc de Triomphe and everything in between, your money is well spent in this captivating city. Photo opportunities are endless with the Eiffel Tower being visible from most areas of the city, whilst dining on delectable pastries is sure to be a treat from the regular backpacking food.

It’s easy to see that Europe truly is one of the best places for backpackers to visit. Whether you are travelling on a shoestring budget or have a little extra cash to spend, there is an abundance of free sightseeing options available, that will truly take your breath away.

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DJ Yabis is the poster boy of Dream Euro Trip and a modern day renaissance man. Originally from the Philippines, he loves throwing dinner parties and stalking rock stars in music festivals. Subscribe or follow his adventures LIVE on Facebook or Instagram. Learn how to plan your own eurotrip.

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  1. Clayton loves travel October 8, 2013 at 1:40 AM #

    Those are all great. I really liked Barcelona. Not just the city itself, eventhough it’s great, but also the whole costa brava area and hanging out on the beach. I’m a Europe fan though, so you really can’t go too wrong on any of them.

    • DJ Yabis October 8, 2013 at 1:44 AM #

      Yep. Are you based in Europe as well?

  2. Phil August 8, 2013 at 1:39 PM #

    Berlin is my absolute favorite. I never know I could fall in love with a city that hard until I met Berlin!

    I also love Budapest – dirt cheap, great pubs and parties, unique culture and language, beautiful architecture, amazing people.

    London is awesome too, despite its reputation as an expensive city. But it could be cheap too, if you know where to look.

    • DJ Yabis August 9, 2013 at 7:08 AM #

      Totally agree with you on Berlin ;P

  3. Nigel Clifford May 6, 2013 at 4:57 PM #

    I’d love to check out Berlin, not just for the amazing night life but to delve into the rich history of the city. Jealous of you DJ!

    • DJ Yabis May 8, 2013 at 7:12 AM #

      I think it’s cliche to say by now but I love Berlin and it must be the most happening city in the world right now ;P You should totally visit soon!

  4. ira March 22, 2013 at 1:12 PM #

    europe trip in mid september till end of september.
    any advice what to do?
    thank you 🙂

  5. Happy Philippines March 14, 2013 at 7:13 PM #

    absolutely love these places! hope i get to visit them someday. you have beautiful photos!

  6. Nabila Diya March 7, 2013 at 5:38 PM #

    So what about us travelling again once I come back to europe.. cant wait to do crazy trips with you again 🙂

    • DJ Yabis March 7, 2013 at 8:06 PM #

      Of course! Can’t wait to see you in Europe again!

  7. Stephen S. February 19, 2013 at 3:46 AM #

    Love all these places. Rome is my absolute favorite place in Europe. Great article mate. It made me pumped to return to all these place this summer.

    • DJ Yabis February 20, 2013 at 3:04 PM #

      How long are you traveling in the summer? You have an itinerary yet? Maybe we’ll cross paths!

  8. The Guy November 26, 2012 at 8:53 PM #

    You’ve certainly caught some of the great places. I’ve been to all those cities and they are great places to visit without doubt.

    Europe is such a rich place in history and culture that you don’t have to travel far to find something new and interesting.

    Have you been to Prague? It is one of my favourite European cities.

    • DJ Yabis November 27, 2012 at 3:52 AM #

      Yes! I love Prague as well and also Budapest! Have you been?

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