The three month summer holiday is one of the best things about being a graduate and a student as it gives you the time and opportunity to do something amazing before you need to enrol for master programmes or graduate schemes. If you don’t have any plans beyond sitting on your parent’s couch eating cereal, then we definitely have some destinations you need to consider visiting this summer. There’s no better time to go travelling than after University, you’ll have the rest of your life ahead of you to settle down so why not do something different.
You’ve just finished university and the world is literally your oyster, so why not travel with a purpose and visit the incredible Machu Picchu in Peru. Take a week long holiday to trek through the pristine cloud forests of this magnificent destination. Machu Picchu is a must on any bucket list and especially if you’ve just finished university. Renowned for its stunning views, one of a kind stone-masonry and the much longed for peace that comes with visiting this sacred place, Peru offers a nice relaxation after studying for so long.
*travel dates* 15/07/15 – 22/07/15 – £843
Auckland, New Zealand
If you’re looking for the perfect escape after graduation, then you need to be booking a ticket to Auckland and with our competitive price there has not been a better time. Being one of the largest capitals in New Zealand, Auckland offers a wide variety of activities that it would be nearly impossible to get bored. With so much to do such as skydiving, sailing, boating, water rafting, cannoning, hiking, and skiing, Auckland offers a blend of adventure with a very affordable student pricing. Whether you choose to go to the north or south of New Zealand, this trip will be sure to be a once in a lifetime experience for those looking for a thrill this summer. Filled with nothing more that excitement, spectacular views and a little bit of wine tasting, New Zealand definitely has it all.
*travel dates* 19/07/15 – 26/07/15 – £853
We all know that after university, things can be a bit tight with cash yet you may still want to travel. So one destination you should therefore consider is Bulgaria, as it is one of Europe’s cheapest cities for tourists. This country is perfect for anyone looking to go backpacking or has a sense of adventure as it is different from its neighbours Budapest and Prague as it offers an amazing blend of nightlife, exquisite foods and history. Whilst in Bulgaria you must visit its beautiful Sozopol beach and the famous Rila Monastery which situates itself next too other wonderful and historical sites in the capital that are also worth visiting.
*travel dates* 14/07/15 – 21/07/15 – £180
New Orleans, Louisiana
Despite being known for its Mardi Gras, New Orleans is becoming a go to destinations for a majority of students. Ranking at the second most affordable place to live in the USA, there is no reason why you shouldn’t be making your way to New Orleans this summer. If you’re looking to party like you did in University then you need to head down to Bourbon Street for some of the best nightlife you’ll ever see. With food and drink at affordable pricing, you’ll be sure to have extra pennies to do some amazing things within the city. You can find hostels and hotels for as little £30 a night which means that you don’t need to break the bank looking for a place to stay. So if you’re looking for somewhere affordable, lively and cultured then you must make sure you give New Orleans a try.
*travel dates* 22/07/15 – 29/07/15 – £903
Whether you’re looking to party, relax or just a cultural experience; Croatia has it all. From the beautiful mountainous Istria in the north, where you’ll find small towns with so much history to private islands off the coast of Splitt, there is truly something for everyone. Why not take a week or two to explore this magnificent country. We would recommend the island Hvar to be your first stop as here you will find amazing nightlife and great clubs that must be explored. So why not grab your friends along for what can be an incredible adventure. When you’ve finished dancing the night away, make sure you travel down to Dubrovnik for some of the most amazing festivals this summer such as Neverland however if you are looking for something more relaxing than why not check out the quiet coves, fishing villages and stone built architecture that Dubrovnik has to offer. You must be warned that the island partying doesn’t come cheap so we would suggest that you visit Croatia’s national galleries and museums which as free to balance out your spending.
*travel dates* 22/07/15 – 29/07/15 – £164
Armed with some destinations to choose from, you’re ready to take the big step and choose where you would like to go after university. These are some of the best years of your life, so make sure you make the most of them!
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