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.
While many visitors to Russia head straight to Moscow, St Petersburg has emerged from its shadow to offer what is arguably a more memorable visitor experience.
Santa Barbara is an amazing area of California, boasting incredible coastline, scenery winerys, shops, festivals, and a lot more. Here's a guide to seeing it all.
Tel Aviv in Israel is a must-see city, offering incredibly cool places to hang out, some of the best cuisine in the world, and beaches a stones throw from top shops.
Arriving in the chaos of Delhi, India can be overwhelming. Thankfully there's Haus Khaz, a welcome retreat that's cool, calm, and perfect for the hipster crowd.
To foreigners, Istanbul is too easily seen as something that has already happened, like a wayward ghost, or a relic so entrenched in its own glorious past it's unable to adapt to the present.
An InterRail pass can put all of Europe at your itchy backpacking fingertips. Here's a firsthand guide to the best European destinations to visit if you're a gapper short on time.
There's loads of things to do in Cappadocia, Turkey, whether you're on a short break or seeing it as part of a long backpacking tour. Here are the top attractions.
La Mercè festival is the biggest party in Barcelona, and here's a complete guide to make sure you don't miss anything this incredible festival has to offer.
If you want to visit New York, with just a little bit of planning and research you can find fun places to explore and activities that won’t have your wallet screaming for mercy.
Many backpackers are put off travelling around Europe on their gap year because of exorbitant price tags, but some of the best cities are actually easy to explore on a budget.