In Europe I suggest you travel by train to really enjoy the landscape. If you like coast and beach - costa vincentina -portugal, coast of croatia and greece (Turkey-not europe but near) Sicily (Italy).
If you like the countryside, Slovenia (Bled), Scotland (UK), Toscany (Italy), Ireland
cities you dont want to miss - Vienna (Austria), Rome, Venice (Italy), London and Paris, Amsterdam, Rotterdam (for the architecture), Bruges (history) & Brussels (Belgium), berlin, Prague, Budapeste.
if you have the time and money (because they are the most expensive countries in europe) the nordics (Finland, Norway Denmark and Sweden). I can give more details if ou want them... because there is a lot more... about 6 years ago
Get a Eurail pass *before* you go... then you can decide how long you want to spend in each place as you go. Some places sound great, but are expensive (Paris and Berlin spring to mind!), some sound like nothing special, but are cheap to hang out and have their own beauty. Years ago I ended up spending a lot of my European backpacking trip in Hungary and Czechoslovakia, mainly because it was all i could afford. However, I was totally surprised by the beautiful architecture, the local community feel in the shops and cafes, and the other travellers I met whilst there.
If I was to go to Europe now, I'd like to spend a lot of time in Spain and Portugal, Turkey and along the Croatian coastline. I'll be interested to hear what you end up doing?! about 6 years ago
Thank u so much for the tips. I will take on account traveling by train with the Eurail pass and about the cities.. I would love to start in Portugal and then go to the East to meet most of the cities u have described. Im really interested too in Portugal, Spain, Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and Holland. Could u please help me more? It is my first backpacking trip and I really dont wanna miss anything. What do u think about my plans? Thank u! almost 6 years ago