Graduation season is here, which means many college graduates will be heading out for a big trip before stepping into the real world and starting their careers. A trip to Europe is perfect for jetting a world away from exams, presentations, and essays and transporting to beaches, cafes, and historic sites.

Transitioning from being a full-time student to a full-time adult doesn’t always come with the biggest budget, and recent graduates will be looking for the best deal they can find to travel the globe.

We curated a list of budget-friendly properties in some of Europe’s most desired destinations.


This modern apartment is within walking distance of some of Paris’ top attractions: the Musee du Louvre, Palais Royal, and Notre Dame. The location allows travelers to explore the city in the best way — on foot — and is great for groups of four traveling on a budget.

Rent this modern apartment in the heart of Paris

Stay in a piece of Parisian history in this fully restored 18th-century loft. Located on a quiet street, the beautifully decorated apartment allows travelers to live like locals within walking distance of all the city has to offer.

Book this stunning apartment in Central Paris

For travelers seeking the comforts of home in the City of Light, this apartment is for you. Ideal for smaller groups, this studio sleeps up to three, with a stocked kitchenette, dining area, and extra household items like an iron and hair dryer.

Stay in this Le Marais studio


Located near Battersea Park, this fully equipped studio is flooded with natural light courtesy of a beautiful skylight in the living area. The open kitchen is great for a night in after a full day of exploring London.  

Stay in this Battersea studio flat

Want to catch a glimpse of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge? This newly refurbished 1-bedroom apartment is within five minutes of Kensington Palace. With all the amenities of home, visitors can immerse themselves into the daily life of Londoners.

Rent this hidden gem in Kensington

Enjoy stunning views from huge warehouse windows in every room of this modern flat in Central London. Get around via the Tube, just a seven-minute walk away.

Rent this modern flat in Central London


Luxury for less, this renovated apartment is great for groups of four looking for space to spread out and relax after a day of touristing.

Rent this luxury apartment in the center of Florence

Dine alfresco in a private garden in this apartment with a meal prepared in your fully stocked kitchen. This beautiful home is on a private street leading to Bellosguardo, an area of Florence situated on a small hill with stunning views of the city.

Stay in this apartment in Bellosguardo

This beautifully decorated apartment is in the heart of Florence, steps away from the Forum and many other local attractions. Reviewers boast the homeowners’ hospitality that makes travelers feel right at home.

Rent this 2-bedroom apartment in Florence