Interlaken, Switzerland has almost everything: canyoning, skydiving, hiking, mountain biking, fishing, swimming, paragliding, and (if aren’t dead-tired by the end of the day) nightclubs. Get there by train from anywhere in Europe.

STAY: Balmers Hostel in Interlaken is perfect. They have a bar, cheap dinner, and they will organize your daily adventures for less than than anywhere else in town. They will kick you out at 8a.m., but remember that is a good thing. If you sleep-in that means you are wasting time because there is so much to see and do in Interlaken.

FACT: There are 4 national languages of Switzerland: Italian, German, French, Romansch