As Italy is one of the more central countries in Europe, it means traveling to places is more convenient! be on the lookout for super cheap flights, trains, and busses. Something I would recommend is looking on Google flights in advance to see which places are cheap to fly into from your host country for a certain weekend! This helped me decide where I wanted to travel on the weekends. Without further ado, here are some of the top places I recommend to travel to while staying in Rome…
- Mykonos, Greece for the beach
Of course, since Italy is super close to Greece I had to stop in Mykonos for a weekend. I recommend going as early as possible during the fall semester since it gets a bit chillier as the weeks go by.
Things to do include: going to the beach, eating gyros, visiting little Venice, seeing the windmills, watching the sunset, and experiencing the nightlife.
If you are going to be near Germany around the time of Oktoberfest go!! I highly recommend it. It allows you to dive into the culture of Germany and see how Oktoberfest is truly done. Go early because there is a long line to get into the actual festival.
Things to do include: Going to Oktoberfest, going to a beer garden where they have German delicacies, and walking around the city center.
- Budapest, Hungary for the Christmas Markets
Last but not least, Budapest actually surprised me because I had no idea what to expect. The only thing I knew I wanted to do was go to the bathhouse. We happened to go to Budapest the opening weekend of the Christmas markets. This is something I highly recommend seeing because it lifts up your spirit as you walk past all the delicious and festive Hungarian food and treats.
Things to do include: ice skating, visiting the thermal baths, going to fisherman’s bastion for an awesome view, and visiting the Christmas markets.