WITH MY BEST FRIEND, ALSO 18, I'M PLANNING A TWO-WEEK EUROPE HOLIDAY IN JULY. THINKING TWO-THREE PLACES, DEFINITELY PARIS. I HAVE A LOT OF EXPERIENCE TRAVELLING IN EUROPE AND LOOKING FOR SOMETHING DIFFERENT. H. RILEY, MOSMAN, NSW
Avoiding the hotspots is the obvious answer, and in July that would take Berlin, Amsterdam, London, the Greek Islands and all of Italy, Spain and France off the table. Are you sure about that? In favour of perhaps Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland's Masurian Lakes? At 18 I'm assuming your other visits to Europe were with parents. Those visits probably included France, Britain and Italy but seeing them on your own is a very different experience. That fact alone will make this a different Europe trip.
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