Interrailing Travel Bucket list

If you follow me on Twitter, you may already know that in less than 2 weeks time I will be going Interrailing around Europe. I’ve wanted to do some travelling for a while now, but uni and work have gotten in the way. I managed to get a few weeks off of work, and I realised that this isn’t really long enough to do Thailand etc (I WILL do this one day… hopefully next year!). Instead, I thought I could spend a few weeks travelling around Europe. I want to explore more of the world, I’m getting very antsy stuck in the UK right now, so this seemed like the perfect opportunity. As Interrailing is a cheap way to see lots of places, I was sold! So me and three of my friends are travelling for 3 weeks! It’s very exciting! Here is our current plan, I wouldn’t be surprised if the plans changed along the way, but I am excited for the journey ahead. I don’t want to go into too much detail as I imagine you will all be spammed with posts about my adventures the moment I get back home!

1. Flying to Hamburg

Our initial plan was to fly straight to Berlin, however, we learned pretty quickly that we could save over £100 to fly to Hamburg first. We all love a bargain, so it was a no-brainer! Although as we are heading to Berlin, I think we will spend very little time there! Instead, we’re going to get a train as soon as we can to get to the centre of Berlin.

2. Berlin

I have always wanted to go to Berlin, purely because it has so much history and culture. It is such an interesting city that looks like it has a great vibe. I personally would like to visit the Berlin Wall and Checkpoint Charlie along with the Holocaust memorial and the Brandenburg Gate. Id also really love to see the Reichstag building, Hitler’s bunker and the Berlin Palace. We will most likely see the sites in Berlin by going on a walking tour! Of course, we are going to take the opportunity to get a taste of the nightlife as it seems such a vibrant city. I am super excited for Berlin and I think it will be a great few days!

3. Prague

Prague is another place on my list that I have always wanted to go! Again it has so much history, and of course, the cheap price point and abundance of beer is another selling point! A few of my friends have been here before, so luckily I will have a personal tour guide. Naturally, we can’t go to Prague without visiting the old town, the John Lennon wall, the castle and of course, Charles bridge.

4. Vienna

Vienna is a strange one for me, as I can’t really say it has been on my bucket list for a while. However, as soon as I did some research I was sold! The city looks absolutely stunning, and although I don’t think our stay will be jam-packed with activities, I am pretty sure I will fall in love with Austria. Right at the top of the list for me personally is visiting both the Schonbrunn Palace and its gardens as well as the Hofburg Palace! Both palace’s look absolutely beautiful and the architecture looks phenomenal. I’d also like to explore the architecture of Vienna as there are so many cathedrals and old buildings! The museum quarter is also on my list as I’d love to learn more about Vienna’s culture and history.

5. Budapest

Okay, so Budapest has ALWAYS been on my list of places to see (this may have been slightly influenced by George Ezra). Of course, number one of my to-do list is to go to a spa. Did you even go to Budapest if you didn’t go to a spa?! We have yet to decide which one, however, the Szechenyi thermal bath looks so beautiful and relaxing. I am hoping to walk down the Danube to catch a glimpse of the Hungarian Parliament in all of its glory. I’d also like to see Buda Castle (there are so many castles in Europe, wow!), go to Fisherman’s Bastion and St Stephen’s Basilica. Naturally, no trip to Budapest would be complete without going to the Ruin Bars. I am more than willing to check out these edgy pubs and drink way too much. Standard.

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Szechenyi Baths – image taken from bathsbudapest.com

6. Croatia (Zagreb, Split, Hvar)

When deciding where we wanted to go whilst Interrailing, Croatia was the only country that was on all four of our lists! And it’s no shock as to why. Everybody knows Croatia is stunning. We decided to put Croatia in the middle of our trip so we could have more of a relaxing beach break after a hectic first week or so! We will start in Zagreb as we thought we had to see the Capital! We will most likely go to see St Mark’s church, explore the upper town, and (if my heart can take it) visit the Museum of Broken Relationships. Then we will catch a train to Split to explore Diocletian’s Palace, Riva and just relax on the beach. We also intend to do a day trip to Hvar to see the fortress, relax on the beaches and explore the abandoned village.

7. Slovenia (Ljubliana) 

I like to think of Slovenia as  a hidden treasure. I had NEVER thought of going to visit Slovenia until a friend who had previously been showed me a picture of Lake Bled. And that was that. I had to go. The lake looks gorgeous, and hopefully, if the weather is lovely, we can row a boat up to the castle in the centre. and enjoy the breathtaking scenery. I am also rooting for us to go to Skocjan caves in Divaca if we have time. I am a sucker for a cave!

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Lake Bled – Image taken from Lonelyplanet.com

8. Venice

Another classical place that I just had to see at one point in my life. I feel like I don’t need to say much about Venice. It’s beautiful, interesting, romantic, and has always been on my bucket list. Hopefully, we will get to go on a Gondola (budget depending), but I will settle on several water taxis haha!

9. Lake Garda

This was a very late addition to our plans so who knows whether it will happen. Recently my boss went to Lake Garda and as soon as a google imaged it, I was like yep, that’s for me. I don’t think we will spend very long there, maybe a day, but I just have to see the lake in all it’s glory. Who knows, maybe you will get pictures of me paddle boarding.

10. Geneva

Last but certainly not least, is Geneva. This is our final destination where we will fly back to Manchester from. The whole trip is in flux, who know’s what will happen. As long as we get to Geneva and don’t miss our flight home, I don’t care! I am dying to see Lake Geneva (wow a lot of lakes on this trip), Jet d’eau, St Pierre Cathedral and of course the United Nations!

So those are the places I am going to visit on my travels (probably) and a little taster of what I’d like to do in each location. I am super excited to venture out and travel Europe by rail, so if you have any recommendations on sites to see, activities to do, or hostels to stay in let me know in the comments! If you want more posts on Interrailing, such as how it works, prices or a travel break down again let me know! Make sure you’re following me on Instagram, as for the next few weeks my feed will be full of travel pics!

If there is a post shortage soon, you will know why! Thanks for reading,

Chlo x

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18 Comments

  1. July 16, 2018 / 6:09 pm

    This trip sounds incredible! The only place I’ve been to on that list is Venice and it’s amazing! You’ll love it! Looking forward to seeing all your posts!

    xx Laure

    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:09 am

      OOh great, I’m so excited to see Venice! Do you have any recommendations? x

    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:09 am

      It looks incredible! x

  2. July 17, 2018 / 9:47 am

    I too hope 2019 is the year I finally make a SE Asia trip happen. Have so much fun!

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    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:09 am

      I hope you get to go! My issue is finding someone to go with me haha! x

  3. July 17, 2018 / 2:36 pm

    I went interrailing after I took the bar exam and it was so much fun! Have a great time 🙂

    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:10 am

      OOh that’s good, where did you go? Do you have any recommendations? x

  4. July 17, 2018 / 2:43 pm

    Sounds like you’re going to have fun! And yes, one of Prague’s many appeals is the abundance and low cost of beer.

    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:11 am

      My issue is I don’t like beer haha! I’m going to have to force myself to drink it just because it’s cheap haha!

  5. July 17, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    This sounds like an incredible trip! You’re going to a bunch of my favourite places (Prague, Berlin, Split…) and loads I really want to travel to.

    Hamburg is awesome and has a very different vibe to Berlin, so if you do decide to spend more time there (or can’t get a train right away), I’m sure you’ll have a great time! 🙂

    Hvar is Croatia’s “party island” and really fun so I’d recommend planning a night out there if you can! 😉 I went forever ago but I remember Hula Hula bar being awesome.

    If you can fit it in, Dubrovnik is absolutely stunning and has one of my favourite Old Towns I’ve ever been to. If not, then the rest of your Croatia plans sound awesome!

    Hope you have an amazing time!

    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:11 am

      Ooh I actually didn’t know Hvar was a party island, I will have to look into that! Thankyou! x

  6. aditi
    July 17, 2018 / 6:01 pm

    wow, thats a lovely thing.. such a dream like list for me, lucky you, I am also planning this trip for next year..

    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:12 am

      I hope you have a good time! x

  7. July 18, 2018 / 4:45 pm

    Wow! What beautiful places to want to visit. I especially love the thought of Budapest. I mean, look at that building – it’s gorgeous!
    Lovely post Darling, as always! xoxo
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    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:12 am

      Thanks Emily! I can’t wait for Budapest, 5 days and counting! x

    • BeingChloe173
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      July 19, 2018 / 7:13 am

      Hopefully, the plan won’t change too much haha! x

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