Destinations for young people 2020: cheap holidays under 25

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Holidays are always a good way to recover from an exam session and undoubtedly the best way to spend your holidays!

Sometimes it is difficult to decide between the wonders of the world, to go in search of fascinating places and sensations, which only some breathtaking landscapes can arouse. This is why we offer you various destinations for a fun-filled trip to Italy, Europe and the world. Everything tailored under 25!
Here are the most popular destinations for young people: cheap under 25 holidays!


  1. Holidays for young people in Italy
  2. Holidays for young people in Europe
  3. Holidays for young people abroad
  4. User questions and comments

Holidays for young people in Italy

1 - Bologna, Emilia-Romagna

It is a young and very dynamic city, full of historical evidence, a real cultural center at an international level, renowned above all for its universities.
It is the ideal destination for guys who want combining fun with the right amount of culture. During the day in its alleys, squares, under the arcades you will be overwhelmed by its magic, its artistic and innovative wealth and in the evening you will be overwhelmed by the particularly lively nightlife that characterizes it, also animated by the numerous university students who are based here.

The center of the nightlife are Via del Pratello, via Zamboni and via delle Belle arti.
Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Qubò, a nightclub in the historic center; the Chalet of the Margherita Gardens with a floating dance floor in the middle of the lake, which offers evenings with different styles from Tuesday to Saturday; the Carousel an abandoned workshop where now you can enjoy good live music and good food.

  • Recommended period: basically it can always be visited. But we suggest you from March to October, as the temperature allows you to stay outdoors. The city is always full of events, all year round
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 350,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,00 per room -

2 - Rome, Lazio

The majestic capital is a city rich in history, culture and archaeological evidence unique in the world. You never stop discovering it, it is one of those cities that enchants anyone with its iconic places: Piazza di Spagna, the Trevi Fountain, the Colosseum, St. Peter's Basilica and many others.

It is always full of events and suitable for all ages, also unique in the nightlife. There are places to suit all tastes, pockets and ages! On the other hand, however, the true spirit of the city is lived in the outdoors, in the squares and in the districts of the historic center. In fact, during the summer, the squares often turn into large open-air bars and become the meeting point of the Romans!

The main districts where nightlife takes place are: Tastevere, Piazza Navona, Campo De Fiori, San Lorenzo.

Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Piper, a historic disco that during the week becomes a club where you can listen to live music; the Goa Club one of the trendiest, one of the clubs to go to at least once in a lifetime; the Low, a club located on a floating barge on the Tiber, very active in summer.

  • Recommended period: spring, May in particular. In summer, numerous concerts, shows and open-air events are organized in the squares and streets of the capital
  • return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 370,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 51,00 per room -

3 - Riccione, Emilia-Romagna

The Romagna city is full of surprises! From the Parco Naturale del Marano park, to Viale Ceccarini, which is the modern heart of the city full of boutiques.

Riccione country, the splendid hamlet, it is enchanting, it will surprise you how life here still flows slowly, indifferent to trends. Not missing the art itinerary which leads to discover the many Art Nouveau villas that adorn the city. Most of the residences date back to the early 900s, among the most beautiful is Villa Franceschi, today it is home to the Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art.

Within walking distance you can also find the best amusement parks of the Romagna Riviera.

But this city is among the best Italian destinations for nightlife, is synonymous with sea, fun and nightlife!
With the numerous super-equipped bathing establishments, the coolest discos, beach parties and aperitifs, is a guarantee of maximum fun for young people! The nightlife of Riccione is concentrated along Viale Ceccarini and in the Marano area, where there are dozens of bars and discos, one next to the other.

Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Byblos Club, discotheque-restaurant in a villa, offering high quality services; the historian Pasha which organizes events all year round; the Samsara Beach, famous for beach parties and aperitifs.

  • Recommended period: from June to September to fully enjoy the city and the sea
  • Flight + hotel: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 315,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 35,00 per room -

4 - Palermo and Mondello, Sicily

Palermo has become in recent years an important university city, often a destination for Erasmus exchanges and study holidays. Famous for its historical and gastronomic wonders, it also offers a respectable nightlife, which is concentrated in the main arteries and squares of the historic center, such as Via dei Candelai, Piazza Sant'Anna, the Champagneria areas and the Vucciria neighborhood markets. and Ballarò.

Mondello deserves a separate mention, a seaside resort in Palermo, which in the summer comes alive with thousands of tourists. It is a trendy location, comparable to its direct competitor Riccione from Romagna. It is characterized by numerous Art Nouveau villas known as the highest expression of Art Nouveau in Italy.

Between the end of spring and the first days of summer, the World Festival On The Beach takes place, a sporting and musical event which, every year, is characterized above all by the Windsurfer Legend Race, a slalom course competition reserved for continental and world champions.

Mondello is full of pubs, discos and clubs where an active nightlife takes place. The Country DiscoClub, Mida Lounge bar they are among the most famous clubs where people dance in the summer. The nearby Palermo opens you up to a worldly nightlife, offering a wide variety of night clubs, historical markets: vucciria, ballarò where to drink something immersing yourself in the most beautiful and characteristic streets of the capital.

  • Recommended period: from April to September. Summer in the case in which Mondello is preferred and the seaside aspect of the city
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 360,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

5 - Milan, Lombardy

The fashion capital is also the capital of opportunity. Sparkling, avant-garde, dynamic, Milan is a shocking reality, just as the Milanese nights are shocking, among hundreds of clubs and discos. It has a multi-faceted soul and is perfect for a holiday of all kinds. Whether you are a lover of art, architecture, music, literature, cinema, Milan is the center of everything, it is the place where every form of exclusive event is held. The period in which the city is most in turmoil coincides with the fashion weeks, in autumn (September / October) and at the end of winter (February / March).

It offers an immense variety of wonders to appreciate: relevant monuments such as the Duomo, the Castello Sforzesco and the Teatro alla Scala, and topical places such as the Navigli (nerve center of nightlife) or the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele (institution for shopping lovers). Even more memorable are the experiences that you can live: for example, you can attend a Derby della Madonnina, with San Siro Sold Out and 70.000 football fans in the stands, or attend the concert of your favorite band at the Assago Forum.

  • Recommended period: always open, especially during fashion weeks
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 380,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 55,00 per room -

Holidays for young people in Europe

1 - Malta

It is one of the most popular international destinations for under 25s, both for leisure and for culture. This island is indeed home to 3 Unesco sites: the megalithic temples of Gigantia, Hagar Qim and Menaidra.

In addition to the fascinating cultural history, the island is a splendid seaside resort, which attracts young people from all over the world, but what makes it unique is its active nightlife. It is also often chosen as a summer destination by major language training companies such as EF or STS, which means that it is teeming with young people from all over the world.

A Paceville / St. Julian's and Buġibba there are mainly bars and disco-pubs, most with free admission, they are next to each other and if you are staying in the area you do not need transport!
The larger, open-air clubs and discos are located a little outside these locations, and are well connected by public transport. In these discos international level DJs are hosted and are held i music festivals of Malta.

Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Gianpula Club, the largest nightclub on the island; Havana, disco dedicated to RnB music ol ' Hugo's Lounge famous for excellent cocktails. Nen finally forget to try your luck at Portomaso casino, another extremely fun place to spend a memorable evening.

  • Recommended period: from the beginning of June to the end of July is the best period. Avoid August, it is too busy. Between February and June you can find an excellent combination of good weather and low prices (ideal for cultural visits).
  • Round trip flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 360,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 33,00 per room -

2 - Amsterdam

Amsterdam is certainly among the best destinations in the world for young people. In practice it is the city of toys for anyone who is twenty years old. Whether you want to party at a party, discover new experiences or just relax with friends, Amsterdam really has it all!

Feel like relaxing while enjoying the "cannabis culture" in town? Perfect, there are a myriad of coffee shop legal throughout the city where you can smoke or enjoy a "special" treat. Do you want to lose yourself in the world of eroticism? You are spoiled for choice, between specialized shops and of course the famous shop windows. Also remember that Amsterdam is the home of Ajax, one of the most important football teams ever. You shouldn't miss the opportunity to attend a live match. But that's not all, Amsterdam is also one of the most important cultural centers in Europe, with breathtaking architecture and very important museums (one of which is the Museum dedicated to Van Gogh).

The city can always be visited, especially in spring (the period when the neighbor Keukenhof Park, the park of Tulips, gives its best), or in summer (when the season of concerts and events opens).

  • Recommended period: in spring or summer
  • Flight + hotel: Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 390,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 60,0 per room -

3 - Dublin, Ireland

It is a mandatory stop for under 25s, the city is young and very lively (half of the population is under 30)! It has so much to offer from beautiful parks, to the castle which now hosts all major state events. The city appears as a mix of styles, from medieval Gothic to Georgian, the two cathedrals and the Book of Kells, this magnificent manuscript, decorated from the early Christian era, is a true masterpiece, exhibited in the Trinity College Treasury.

The city is renowned for its traditional pubs and excellent beer: the very famous Guinness.

Temple Bar is the arts and entertainment center of the Irish capital.
Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Brazen Head the oldest pub in town; the Button Factory, one of the most popular nightclubs; The Church, located inside a deconsecrated church that turns into a disco every night.

If you decide to visit Dublin in the spring period, don't miss the very famous St Patrick's Festival which takes place every year around 17 March. The whole city turns green and the beer flows freely! You can witness huge parades, performances with street performers.

  • Recommended period: from mid-May to mid-September when the rains are less frequent. The most important events are the St Patrick's Festival on March 17th and the Dublin Dance Festival from May 2nd to 20th
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 384,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

4 - Lisbon, Portugal

The lively capital of Portugal is born on the banks of the Tagus River. It is characterized by a mix of ancient cultural heritage and a strong modernist trend and progressive.
Plus this is it one of the least expensive European capitals and offers excellent value for money when it comes to food and public transport.

The city is located near a splendid coastline along which sandy beaches and breathtaking natural landscapes follow one another. perfect for a beach holiday, full of culture and a lively nightlife.

Don't miss the ride on the historic tram 28 that goes up and down the steep streets of the old town, as well as a stop to admire the view from the famous viewpoint of Santa Lucia, or stop for a meal in a Casa del Fado, where you can taste excellent traditional dishes and listen to the fascinating melodies of Portuguese folk music.

After sunset, the narrow streets of the old town fill up with young people, especially in the area of Bairro Alto on 24 July Avenue, Alfama e Cais do Sodré, the old red light district, now revalued, has become one of the landmarks of nightlife.

Among the most fashionable places you will find: The Viking which is one of the historic discos; the Clube Ferroviário which hosts live music, concerts and cinema exhibitions and the Trumps which is the most popular gay club in Lisbon.

  • Recommended period: from April to September. The hottest months are summer, the cheapest months are March and November
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 380,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 70,00 per room -

5 - Prague, Czech Republic

One of the most popular capitals, famous for several aspects such as the very low cost of living, the large amount of pubs and night clubs, and let's not forget the most important part, namely the undisputed beauty, due to the characteristic towers of the old city and the bridges over the Vltava river, which make it a fairytale place!

Walking in its historic center is really exciting and there are many things to do, to visit absolutely: the town hall and his famous astronomic watch, Jewish quarter and its alleys, Carlo bridge and its gothic style, and don't forget the castle, really fairytale!

The Czech capital is also one of the favorite European destinations for those looking for nightlife! It really offers a wide choice: from the numerous discos, to cocktail bars or the famous strip clubs.
Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Darling Cabaret where the environment is surreal and sexy girls in micro bikinis turn around you; the Duplex which was ranked among the best clubs in the world (a huge glass square built on top of a modern building); and the largest nightclub, namely the Karlovy Lazne of five floors.

  • Recommended period: from June to September the climate is warmer, the city can be visited all year round. It is fascinating during the Christmas period, under the snow, splendid with the colors of spring and autumn
  • Return flight + 7 days / 6 nights from € 350,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 50,00 per room -

Holidays for young people abroad

1 - Koh Pangan, Thailand

On this island you will enjoy a simple atmosphere, between beautiful beaches, quiet bays and small fishing villages made of huts. Perfect for a vacation in the name of relaxation, thanks to the kindness of the local population and immersion in nature. For snorkelers it is a true paradise, you can swim along the coral reefs that surround the island. Let yourself be immersed in its natural beauty!

For lovers of parties and nightlife, Hat Rin, one of the main beaches of the island, is held every month when there is a full moon. Full Moon Party o Full Moon Party, one of the largest and most famous beach parties in the world, where local and international DJs alternate in various genres of music and offer a whole night of fun!

Hat Rin is the busiest place on the island and it is the perfect destination to live between relaxing on the beach and unbridled nightlife! Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Samsara Beach, Waterfall Party, and the Sunset Walk Baan Tai Beach.

  • by plane with a stopover in Bangkok and Koh Samui. From Koh Samui the Seatran Discovery ferry takes 30 min (€ 18,30). From Bangkok also by bus 999 (Government Bus), night ride with ferry included (17 hours, about € 30,00). Or from Phuket in about 7,5 hours with the Lomprayah line, which includes bus and ferry (about € 25,00)
  • Recommended period: from the end of January to April, with a preference for February, as it is a little cooler than March and April. In July and August it does not rain and the climate is dry, while the other periods are rainy. Avoid going during the return monsoon period, especially in November
  • Return flight + 15 days / 14 nights from € 1.195,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 14,00 per room -

2 - Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam

It is the largest and most modern city in Vietnam. Defined as "the pearl of South Asia", it has preserved the charm of colonial architecture and the charm of the ancient pagodas, combining it with the exoticism of the markets and with the new Asian modernity.

The area of Dong Khoi is the heart of the city center, full of shops, hotels, cafes and restaurants. This neighborhood is the "showcase of the city", where a multitude of ethnic groups, vendors and tourists meet. Among the main attractions are the Ton Duc Tan, a promenade that runs along the west bank of the Saigon River, the Hindu temple of Mariamman, the only Buddhist temple in the city open for worship, the Vinh Nghiem Pagoda, the largest and most recent in the city, characteristic for its Japanese-inspired architectural style.

In the evening, the Vietnamese city lights up with artificial lights that give it a special magic. Karaoke clubs are the ultimate entertainment venue in Vietnam and you will find plenty of them in all neighborhoods. For the rest, the city is full of trendy clubs where you can spend a pleasant evening with music and drinks. Among the most fashionable places you will find: Sax n 'art, Above Sky Bar and New DC Club Saigon.

  • Emirates flight with stopover in Dubai (total 17 hours). The airport is about 8 km from the center, connected by bus lines 109 and 152 (less than € 1,00 each way). Or by taxi (140 dong / € 5,50, about 15-20 minutes)
  • Recommended period: from December to March, as temperatures are stable and warm. From the end of January to the beginning of February, the Tet Festival (Vietnamese New Year) is held where the whole country comes together to see a show of colors and lights. Avoid the period from July to November due to the presence of monsoons
  • Return flight + 15 days / 14 nights from € 1340,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 20,00 per room -

3 - Cappadocia, Turkey

It means "land of beautiful horses" and is characterized by an almost unreal landscape, made of towers, canyon, crevasses, pinnacles e rock villages with extraordinary colors, it has a unique geological formation in the world and a historical and cultural heritage that has been included in the UNESCO heritage list. Today it is one of the most visited regions in Turkey, it is surreal to immerse yourself in its magical world among the great natural and architectural monuments.

The artistic heart is the Göreme Open Air Museum. It is the ideal place to stay and from which to venture along the enchanting paths of the "fairy chimneys" to discover this land. Absolutely not to be missed is the hot air balloon flight which offers a unique view over the valleys of the Göreme Park.

  • stopover in Istanbul, then in Kayseri, from here private transfer to Göreme (90 km, 90 min, about € 33,00), or with Jayride shuttles (about € 15,00 each way)
  • Recommended period: from May to October, ie the summer months
  • Return flight + 15 days / 14 nights from € 960,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 30,00 per room -

4 - Kathmandu, Nepal

It is the capital and one of the largest cities of Nepal. It is a mixture of spirituality, history and chaos enclosed in the most remote valleys of the planet! From its cobbled streets, Hindu temples rise, and Dubar, the monumental center of the city with the two great towers of Lalitpur and Basantapur, of the royal palace.

Evenings are chaotic to the point of unbelievable, horn, traffic, but despite this, what is not lacking are the places where you can spend a pleasant evening! The Thamel district is the developed area specifically to welcome tourists and is full of discos and clubs, from Irish pubs to classic restaurants, from lounge bars to night clubs.
Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Platinum and Sam's Bar where you can enjoy excellent music while sipping a drink.

The most heartfelt festival in the country is the Gai Jatra, a tribute to Jama the god of death, where a yellow colored cow is followed by a procession of people with masks depicting various animals, unfortunately this evocative festival takes place during the monsoon period. Another very heartfelt party is the Dasain, the harvest festival. It takes place over ten days, in the months of September and October, and is a succession of processions, dances and tantric rituals that do not even stop at night.

  • flight with a stopover usually in Abu Dabi, then Tribhuvan is the only international airport in the city. The airport is 6 km from the center, connected by bus (about 40 rupees / € 0,40), but they are so crowded that you can hardly find your way around. Better to take a taxi (approx. 250-300 rupees / € 3,16, approx. 25 min)
  • Recommended period: from January to April and from October to December
  • Return flight + 15 days / 14 nights from € 800,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 10,00 per room -

5 - Colombo, Sri Lanka

The Sinhalese capital offers unique emotions! Be skilled in bargaining, there is no fixed price except when you have the restaurant menu in front of you, but rest assured, anything reaches a maximum of € 3,00!
The Pettah market it's perfect to start practicing, it's the biggest market, perfect for souvenirs. This it is the district with the greatest ethnic and cultural variety in the country. The charm of this land is, in fact, knowing how to make many religions coexist side by side, you can visit churches, mosques and Hindu temples within a few meters of each other.

It has a colonial past, which is why it has a multifaceted architecture. The Fort neighborhood it is where almost all the sites of historical interest are concentrated. Today it is a mix of "old and new", a mix of colors that will amaze you.

Among the most popular festivals is the Duruthu Perahera, one of the most glorious processions celebrated in January on the day of the pre-full moon poya, on the occasion of Buddha's first visit to the country.

You cannot fail to experience the nightlife of the city, and since gambling is legal in Sri Lanka, the casinos are a real highlight of the nightlife. But you will also find longe bars, pubs and discos.
Among the most fashionable places you will find: the Rhythm and blues is one of the most famous night clubs along with Sky lounge, where you will find a breathtaking view to accompany your evening.

  • direct flight from Italy with Sri Lankan company; the airport is about 35 km from the center, reachable by express bus in 30 minutes (paying the driver), minibus line 178 (€ 1,00, 60 min), or taxi (around € 20,00)
  • Recommended period: from December to March, however the temperature is mild all year round; avoid the months of June and August as they are the wettest months
  • Return flight + 15 days / 14 nights from € 1000,00 per person -
  • Hotel and b & b starting from € 20,00 per room -

6// - Australia

If there is a trip that more than any other is worth making before the age of 25, it is definitely the Australian coast tour.
It's true, it's not really a low budget experience, but one thing has to be considered: Australia is not a place to visit in 15 days; to be able to appreciate its magic, you have to live it for at least a few months, or even better for a whole year.

You could take advantage of one of the tourist visas that allow you to stay in Australian territory for several months, such as Working holiday or the Student, and perhaps combine the experience of study or work with the exploration of Australian natural beauty. An often-used solution is that of work for 5 or 6 months in the "farm" (farms) earning just enough to take a literally unforgettable comprehensive tour, allowing you to see some iconic places like Sydney, Mount Uluru, the Great Barrier Reef, Whitsunday Islands and Kakadu National Park.

  • the main cities to base are Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Darwin. In general, to reach them it takes at least 20 hours of flight, and there is at least one stopover (usually in Singapore).
  • Recommended period: if you want to enjoy Australia only as a tourist and you don't have budget problems, the best time is the Christmas holidays, which coincide with the Australian summer. If, on the other hand, you want to go through a life experience and stay here for a year, one period is as good as another. Since it is a huge country with different climatic variations and different crops, it is possible to find work on farms practically all year round.
  • Return flight + 15 days / 14 nights from € 2208,00 per person -
  • Hotels and b & b in Sydney from € 50,00 per room -

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