10 Things To Do In Europe For Backpackers And Budget Travelers

If all this while you believed that a trip to Europe costs a bomb, we don’t really blame you. The beauty and grandeur certainly looks luxurious, but there are plenty of free things that make it feasible for backpackers and budget travelers to plan a trip here. From walking tours and museum hopping to the jaw-dropping Northern Lights, there is a wide range of free things to do in Europe

1. Witness the marvelous Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis) in Finland, Iceland, Sweden, and Scotland
A person enjoying the views of Northen Lights
2. See the Midnight Sun in Finland, Norway, and Sweden
People taking the Midnight Sun hiking tour in Iceland
3. Live the longest night of your life! The Polar Night – witnessed in Norway, Finland, and Iceland – lasts more than 24 hours
A house lit up in Northern Norway during polar night
4. Take a stroll beside Amstel River in Amsterdam
View of Amsterdam in a sunny day

5. Join the Comic Art Walk in Brussels by signing up in the tourist office in Hotel de Ville
One of the comic strip walls in Brussels
6. Witness the Changing of Guards Ceremony in front of the royal Buckingham Palace, London
Change of Guards ceremony in London

7. Hike the picturesque mountain trails
People hiking the Tour Du Mont Blanc in France

8. Be a part of free guided walks in the city. You could go for theme walks as well, such as food and heritage walks
People enjoying walking tour in Europe

9. Tour the most iconic museums in Europe
Best museums in Europe with free entrance
  • Vatican Museum, Italy – Last Sunday of the month (between 9:00 am and 12:30pm)
  • Louvre Museum, France – Fridays 6PM onwards (Free entry for visitors under 26 years) | Bastille Day (July 14) | First Sunday each month (From October to March)
  • Berlin Wall Memorial, Germany
  • Copenhagen National Museum, Denmark
10. Attend enlivening concerts if you love jazz, metal, pop and music in general
The Royal Opera House in London
  • Paris, France – Notre Dame (Sundays 4:30 PM)
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands – Boekmanzaal Opera House
  • Berlin, Germany – Little Stage (Free gigs are organized usually every Monday)
  • London, England – The National Theatre, St. James’s Piccadilly


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