Whether you’re on your gap year in the countryside and want to head into the city for the bright lights, or you just need a city break from your daily grind, taking a few days to explore the city will sort you right out.
There are 36,722 cities in the world, so you have to forgive us for not including them all, but below you’ll find guides to a handful of the most popular city breaks for gappers. What to eat, what to drink and what to see are all covered in our top gappers’ guides. Enjoy.
Belfast is a vibrant, buzzing city that has made itself into an incredibly destination for visitors after a troubled past. Here's what you shouldn't miss.
For many of you, Sydney is the first stop on a backpacking adventure. Don't take it for granted! Here are the sights & experiences you can't miss.
Hanoi is a city absolutely buzzing with energy, and while there will be an element of sightseeing to any visit, this is a place to experience more than see.
Cape Town is unlike any other city. With its controversial history and culture it has an edgy vibe that attracts, enthrals and divides in equal measure.
Montreal is an awesome little city in the heart of Quebec, Canada. It’s a great stop for any backpacker or adventurer, so make sure you visit!
You could spend a month in Rome, but sometimes you only have 48 hours. Here's how to make the most of a single weekend in Rome.
Home to Day of the Dead, one of the world's best festivals, the Mexican city of Oaxaca is well worth a visit when you're on your gap year.
Ireland might not be a common gap year destination, but this short guide to Dublin demonstrates why it really, really should be.
Berlin is full of Photoautomat machines, analogue photo booths popular with hipsters. Christina realised they're a great to discover the city.
Aarhus is Denmark’s second city, after Copenhagen. It’s definitely the cooler little sister though, with unique galleries and a hipster shopping street.