What are your top holiday destinations in Europe?

France
January 9, 2010 6:30am CST
I have a two weeks holiday next February, and I was thinking why not take this time to travel around Europe. I've never tried solo backpacking before, I thought it might be dangerous for a little girl like me :) But heck, why not? I'm gonna be all adventurous this time and take a risk. I was thinking maybe Stockholm or Prague. What do you guys think? What's YOUR favourite european holiday destination?
6 responses
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
9 Jan 10
I backpacked around Europe when I was 18 years old on my own. I stayed in youth hostels and met other travelers from different countries. In Stockholm I stayed in a ship that is a youth hostel and a building that looks a bit like a castle. I spent a week there and I wasn't allowed all that many nights on the ship. I loved my time in picturesque Stockholm but I found it very expensive. I was in my twenties by the time I got to Prague and I adored it there. I stayed in a backpackers hostel. I found it to be a very pretty city with lovely architecture. I found it was reasonably priced. I guess it is more expensive now. There are some gorgeous looking destination in the Czech Republic. I suggest that you visit Prague and Cesky Krumlov in the Czech Republic and you might like to add in Budapest as well. I loved visiting Budapest on my trip that I did when I was 18 years old. My favorite cities in Europe are Prague, Budapest, Salzburg, Dubrovnik, Lisbon and Istanbul. One February I went to Bruges in Belgium and it is a gem. I hope that you will have a wonderful time wherever you do decide to visit in February. I shall be going to Canada in June 2010.
• France
10 Jan 10
Yeah, I did a bit of research and I found out about the ship hostel. It's pretty famous I guess, and is a must to stay there. But it's a bit expensive. I think the price is about 20euros per night, wow!! I've never heard of Cesky Krumlov before, I'll surely check it out later. Thank you for all the informations. It was very helpful :)
@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
7 Feb 10
I am glad that the ship hostel is still open. Yes, 20 euros is a bit pricey. When I was 18 years old Sweden and Norway were the most expensive countries on my trip. Soon you will be off to Europe and I hope that you will have an excellent time.
@dianmelydia (2272)
• Indonesia
9 Jan 10
Actually i never went to Europe yet. But it has come to my plan if i have a chance for traveling to Europe, i want to visiting Venice. I think Venice is one of the most romantic place in this world. I just hope i can really have this chance. Today when i was surfing the internet, i found some pictures of Venice which photographed from the air. It's really awesome. Have a nice day and happy mylotting.
• France
10 Jan 10
Yeah, Venice can be romantic, bit I think Prague is the most romantic of all European cities. I already went to Prague a year ago with a girlfriend, and I was a bit regretful for not going there with my boyfriend
• Philippines
11 Jan 10
Good for you. :) If I was in your place, I'd visit Prague, London, Amsterdam and Milan. I consider those places to be the most interesting and fabulous cities in Europe. Greece and Rome, Italy are also good options. Being a backpack tourisit will save you money and it's also very thrilling. Just be careful and do some prior research about the city you're visiting so that you won't get swindled by unscrupulous people who take advantage of tourists' naivety. Take care and enjoy!
@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
9 Jan 10
for me (hopefully someday) it will be Paris too but also i would like to go and visit England as half of my family comes from there and Hungary which the other half comes from.
@jalzay (30)
• India
9 Jan 10
Holidays in a year are very much important to my family. It is therefore planned and discussed in details with tours and travel companies. I like my family to visit Paris, London and Moscow. My family members are interested to have fun in Europe as much as possible and as long as too.
@Torunn (2810)
• Norway
9 Jan 10
My favourite in Europe is Vienna. I go back at least once a year, and I absolutely love it. The opera, the ice-cream, just walking around and looking at people, eating strawberries dipped in chocolate at the Christmas markets *sigh* And it is safe, even for little girls :-) Northern Europe should be safe too, just stay away from drunken Northern Europeans :-/ We just don't know how to drink I'm afraid. But in February I would maybe have headed further south, middle Europe can also be very cold.