I am a 20 year old male from Boston, Massachusetts. My plan is to do the Birthright Trip to Israel, and then to backpack across Europe, from West to East over the course of 2 months. At the moment, I am planning this solo, but would much rather a travel buddy during any part of this trip.
I am currently applying to several schools for fall semester, so the dates in the first part of the trip are solid, but the end dates depend on when school starts. This could vary between returning mid to late August, or even late September. Also, time spent in places post Birthright Trip are subject to change if I want to meet a travel buddy somewhere or at sometime. This is very loose, and open to change/influence.
1. Israel: July 3rd-11th (Birthright Trip) Then stay in Israel for 4 or 5 more days (probably Tel Aviv)
2. Turkey: Mostly in Istanbul
3. Greece: No real itinerary for here.
Depending on the start date of my school:
4. Travel through Northern Italy, from Venice to Cinque Terre, (I think backpacking this/most of it would be very cool!) making stops along the way. Then travel through France and Iceland before returning home if time allows.