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.
Ho Chi Minh is one of the most frantic, exciting and overwhelming cities in Asia: read this advice to help you settle in as a new arrival.
If you are backpacking in Germany, make sure you factor in some time to see Hamburg - it is a great place for budget travellers. Here is a guide.
Some travellers are put off Norway due to its expensive reputation, but Oslo is a city that should be experienced. Here's how to do it on a tight budget.
If you're travelling across Europe, there are fewer cities as nice for a stopover as Nice, France. Here's how to make the most of 24 hours in Nice.
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.