If a solo 29-year-old was to go on a trip in Europe in January, where would he go?
I'm thinking two locations close to each other for sightseeing, general exploration and (if possible in winter) some nature/outdoors/walks/hiking activities.
I've done a lot of Spain/France and the UK, and I'm from Ireland, so any other locations would be great.
Suggestions? Open to anything.
I'm not sure how into /out/ you are but I've heard Austria's Kalkalpen park is great for hiking/camping/climbing. In fact, the entire country is beautiful. Innsbruck and Saltzburg are really nice, as well as the lakes near Saltzburg. (saltzburg in particular has decent nightlife and a younger population). Depending on how much you'd want to spend, you could go skiing also. I've never been to Vienna but, again, I hear nice things.
pic related is the Chiemsee in Germany, but it looks similar in Austria, maybe more mountainous.
I plan on going to Europe in the summer to backpack solo. Is Ireland worth going far out of my way from Germany? What should I see if I'm into camping?
I'll check it out! Is Austria better in summer though?
For Ireland, google the Wild Atlantic Way (it's the tourism marketing drive for the entire west coast, which is where the nature/mountains/best landscapes are). You need a car to enjoy Ireland properly, be warned.
>Is Austria better in summer though?
Probably, but it depends on your tastes desu. Skiing is a huge draw. Not to mention I don't really know of a place in Europe that wouldn't be cold in January for outdoorsy stuff. However, I can still vouch for Saltzburg being good.
And thank you! I'll have a look at the WAW.