Your Ultimate Guide to the Best Southern Europe Backpacking Route

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If you've ever dreamed of embarking on the quintessential European adventure, backpacking through Southern Europe may top your bucket list. As someone who has traversed over 70 countries since graduating high school, I can vouch that this diverse region with its captivating scenery, diverse cultures, and mouth-watering cuisine is a must-visit.

The Perfect Itinerary

Start in Portugal

Begin your journey in the heart of Portugal, Lisbon, a city praised for its vibrant culture, iconic trams, and music-filled streets. Don't forget to indulge in some delightful pastel de nata (Portuguese egg tart) before you leave.

From Portugal to Spain

Next, venture eastwards to Madrid, Spain, to immerage yourself in spirited flamenco performances, world-class museums, and delectable Spanish tapas.

Onwards to Southern France

From Spain, your next stop will be the glamorous French Riviera to bask under the Mediterranean sun in Nice, explore the old town in Cannes, or try your luck in the upscale casinos of Monte Carlo.

An Italian Sojourn

The journey continues further east into Italy, where you get to experience the romantic charm of Venice, the breath-taking art scene in Florence and the mouth-watering traditional pizza in Naples.

Greece to Conclude

End your epic adventure soaking in the ancient Greek ruins, sun-kissed beaches, and buzzing nightlife in Athens.

Best Accommodations with Voyista

With Voyista, you can rest assured about comfortable accommodation en-route. We focus on selecting top-of-class, amazing hostels with great social atmospheres. All our accommodations are handpicked, providing a perfect blend of quality, friendliness, and local touch, making your journey smoother and hassle-free.

Travel Effortlessly with Avopass

Stay ahead of your travel game using our innovative app, Avopass. It serves as your digital travel mate, providing easy access to all your travel info and e-tickets. It also offers insights on the go, making it practically like having a travel agent in your pocket!

Your Dream, Our Mission

What separates Voyista from others is our promise of affordability. Offering end-to-end trips, we take care of all your accommodation and transportation needs, ensuring that young people can live their travel dreams without breaking the bank.

Exploring Southern Europe is more than just a vacation; it's about immersing yourself in varied cultures, learning history firsthand and satisfying your wanderlust. So, get your backpack ready and embark on the journey of a lifetime with Voyista!