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Interrailing can give you a summer of life-changing and inspiring experiences that you'll remember for the rest of your life. Whether you're planning a gap year or revisiting your youth, here are some of the best interrailing routes in Europe.

Best Interrail routes on a budget

Routes to Eastern Europe are some of the best, with the added bonus of being easy on the wallet. Try going through Poland and ending in Bosnia, visit Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, Bulgaria and Serbia on the way. You can watch the sunset at Budapest's Gellert Hill one day, and be in Romania to experience the world's largest Parliament building on the next day.

These countries also have a wealth of cheap museums and castles to explore such as Buda Castle in Hungary and accommodation is will only cost you around 188 euros for two weeks.

If you're more interested in classical history, stopping off at Athens in Greece and Rome in Italy with routes going through Corinth and Naples might be the option for you. Italy and Greece are both renowned for their cheap accommodation and food prices, and wine in Greece is only a couple of euros. Whatever route you decide to use, taking out travel insurance in case of unforeseen circumstances can give you that all-important peace of mind when travelling.

Best romantic Interrail routes

Starting off in the lover's paradise of Paris and journeying through Toulouse and Bordeaux to Milan, and then onwards to Zurich, Innsbruck and Salzburg. This classic European tour will take you through some of the most sought after destinations for couples. You can visit the artsy districts of the French capital, eating in outdoor restaurants and cafes and walking up the famous Eiffel tower before enjoying the laid back pace and designer shopping districts of Milan.

If you're looking for a beach trip, you may think about visiting Greece and Croatia, home to some of the warmest and most lively beaches for young couples in Europe, so you can spend a few weeks relaxing and topping up your tan.

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