A European tour is a right of passage for many 18- 39 year olds, but that doesn’t mean that it’s easy to know exactly where to go and what to see! Throw out your itinerary planner and use this comprehensive blog to make sure you don’t miss any ‘must-do’s’ on the ultimate Europe itinerary!

Santorini, Greek Island Hopping

1. Hop the Greek Islands📍Greece

Hitting number one on the Europe itinerary is no easy feat, but then again, the Greek Islands are no ordinary destination!

Greece is home to mythology, the Olympics and the city of Athens sits as the gateway to the Greek Islands! This portside city is a short ferry away from the romantic cliffs of Santorini, the insane pub crawls of Ios, the traditional fishing villages of Paros and the star studded superclubs of Mykonos!

If you’re looking to start your Euro trip off with a bang, then a Greek Island Hopping Tour with Med Experience is not to be overlooked! Relax, explore, mingle and party in paradise!

If you are looking for an active and thrilling experience in Athens you can join Athens by Bike’s unique bike tours.

Run by locals who love the city, this tour operator provides an excellent way to explore the city while getting some exercise too at the same time.

Join this 3 hour tour and see places you wouldn’t normally see on foot and get equipped with all the necessary tips to experience Athens like a true local.

2. Throw Tomatoes at La Tomatina📍Spain

Forget everything your parents ever told you about playing with your food and get yourself to Spain for the biggest food fight in the world! The last Wednesday of August sees over 100 metric tonnes of over-ripe tomatoes dumped in the streets of Bunol in preparation for the famous La Tomatina!

Goggles, snorkels and wetsuits are nothing unusual at this eclectic festival, that is followed (and sometimes even preceded) by one impressive party.

3. Sail Croatia📍Croatia

7 days sailing Croatia. 25 like-minded strangers. Incredible scenery. Epic parties….

We feel as though we don’t need go on with an introduction like that!

A Navigator Cruise with Sail Croatia is the ultimate balance of the craziest parties in Europe, beautiful surroundings and a touch of culture, to ensure a well rounded experience discovering Croatia.

Choose the ship type that matches your budget and get ready for the best week of your life – seriously.

Sail Croatia, Croatia Cruises

4. Get Milky in the Blue Lagoon📍 Iceland

When planning your Europe itinerary, a trip to the milky, geothermal waters of the Blue Lagoon simply has to be on your list! Attracting travellers and celebrities alike, it’s not hard to see why this a must visit destination for any European adventure!

These waters are said to have healing properties and are perhaps the most famous geothermal spas in the world.

Don an all natural face mask as you sip on a glass of wine and take in this breathtaking lagoon!

5. Attend a Music Festival📍 Throughout Europe

Ultra Music Festival, Hideout Festival, Sziget Festival, Tomorrowland…take your pick of some of the hottest music festivals in the world that grace Europe with their presence over the summer!

Music festivals in Europe are complete with world class DJ’s, acrobats, incredible light shows and more glitter and flags than in your wildest dreams!

Europe Music Festivals with Sail Croatia

6. Discover Oktoberfest📍 Germany

Grab your steins, find a durndell, chuck on some lederhosens and head to the beer hall for one of the oldest beer festivals in the world! Oktoberfest began in Germany in 1810 and has been running ever since, creating an atmosphere that’s been likened to a playground for adults!

Think beer by the litre, locals and tourists dressed in traditional outfits, sing alongs, carnival rides, and delicious German food and you’ve got an idea of what Oktoberfest is all about! Munich is the place to be in September, and what better place to end your European adventure than at Oktoberfest!

If you’re going to go to plan your Europe itinerary, you might as well do it right! Tick these six items off your bucket list and we guarantee you’ll have the ultimate Europe trip!

If all goes to plan, you’ll be telling your grandkids about the time you partied with celebrities in Mykonos, lived on a boat for a week in Croatia and outran a bull in Spain!

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