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.
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.
As a third year Glasgow university student Rebecca knows a thing or two about food, drink and having fun in Glasgow. Here's where she shares her years of research...
Olivia takes us through a perfect 24 hours in Dublin. From breakfast to shopping to new discoveries and the best bars - all you need for a great day out in Dublin.
Casinos, breakfast buffets, pool parties and OTT hotels, how will you see it all? All with this backpacker's guide to one of the craziest cities in the world, that's how.
Shelby reveals her tops tips for seeing the best of Lisbon in just two days. Located in the south of Portugal it's a top spot for anyone interrailing across Europe.
If anyone knows what to do in Melbourne, it's top gapper Anna. She shares her years of knowledge about her city with us gappers, now pay attention.
Amber tells us how you can explore Copenhagen with just a few krone in your back pocket - food, drink, accommodation, things to do and all.
Visit Barcelona and don't spend very much, if you have these top tips from gapper Anna. She knows a thing or two about (not) spending your euros.
Here's a list of things to do in rainy London as we can’t think of anything worse than exploring London with puddles in your shoes.
China’s answer to Las Vegas is just a short ferry ride from Hong Kong. It has some of the grandest casinos on the planet and a clutch of historical treasures.
Beijing is one of the best cities in the world, but it's even better if you embrace the Chinese culture. Sarah Abrahams tells us how it's possible to do just that.
On your gap year you're going to come across some of the most amazing cities around the world. We thought we'd give you our top 5 cities so you know what you're in for.
Sara West is currently studying in Oulu, Finland. However, when she's not studying she's travelling, and she tells us about 5 things to do in Helsinki.