They say that聽traveling is the only thing you can buy that will make you richer, and we couldn鈥檛 agree more. After four years of blood, sweat and tears while聽highlighting away at the books, pulling all-nighters聽and putting in hours at聽your part-time job, you need this. Get ready to聽bask in the glory of riches by diving into your next adventure聽at one of these 17 amazing destinations.

Santa Barbara, Ca

1.聽Santa Barbara, California: If you have been California dreaming lately, but don鈥檛聽want the Hollywood buzz, then Santa Barbara is just for you. With plenty of beaches, like Goleta Beach and Leadbetter Beach and Park, you can relax and learn to longboard in the coolest city around. You can鈥檛 go wrong with cute shops like Crushcakes & Cafe and Lucky Penny.

Paris France

2. Paris, France: Paris is always a good idea, amirite? With the euro almost聽equal to the American dollar, it won鈥檛 even feel like聽you鈥檙e spending too much out of pocket. Stay at the chic boutique hotel,聽Mama Shelter, and explore the Parisian sites with a student discount (because technically you still are one).


3.聽Norway: We all know this place very聽well, ever since聽Frozen聽came out. See what all the hype is about by visiting in late autumn to view the Northern Lights. Go skiing in Trollheimen and whale-watching in Andenes. We can鈥檛 make any聽guarantees that you鈥檒l see a dancing snowman though.

Mount Rushmore

4. Mount Rushmore, South Dakota: Not only is it cheap to fly there, but you can view the third largest cave in the world, the Jewel Cave. Thanks to the fossil-filled Badlands, you can partake in fossil hunting tours. Ron Swanson would be so excited.

Florence Italy

5.聽Florence, Italy: Florence is a great alternative for an Italian experience over Rome, but make sure to book your museum tickets in advance. Don鈥檛 forget to visit the Duomo, and make sure to stop at Grom for amazing gelato. With hostels costing 12 euros a night, we recommend聽spending the rest of your money on more gelato.

Oia Santorini Greece

6. Greece: With views like this, how can you say no? Visit the Acropolis and the聽Santorini architecture, or party the night away in Mykonos. If you are looking for a little more serenity on聽your trip, travel to Hydra, where聽there are little to no vehicles.

Grand Canyon (North Rim) - Cape Royal

7. Grand Canyon, Arizona: Be one of the five million visitors who聽come to view this canyon every year. Everyone has this place on their bucket list, so why don鈥檛 you cross it off yours already? Try booking a helicopter tour or river rafting trip at Peach Springs. Whatever you do, just don鈥檛 forget to bring your camera.

Taj Mahal

8. India: Home to the Taj Mahal, India is the best place to be when you need inspiration in your life. Shop at the Delhi Haat聽for beautiful jewelry, and afterward, take a five-hour trip to Mumbai to get a modern take on Indian culture.


9.聽London:聽If you plan on being there for a week, make sure you get the London Pass to save you some money. Piccadilly Circle and Big Ben are must-sees on your trip, in addition to all the Harry Potter sites, of course.


10. Dublin, Ireland: If drinking is your thing, book a trip to Dublin聽asap. After you visit the Guinness Storehouse, visit one of the seven ancient universities, Trinity College. Don鈥檛 worry, we won鈥檛聽force聽you to go back to school.


11. Charleston, South Carolina:聽This charming place continuously tops Cond茅 Nast Traveler鈥檚聽Best Small Cities in the US聽list. Stay at Zero George for some southern hospitality and enjoy the Charleston architecture by roaming around White Pointe Garden.

Cape Town, South Africa

12.聽Cape Town, South Africa: We know when most people think of vacations in Africa, they imagine聽safaris. While that is certainly something you can do in Cape Town, it鈥檚 also home to聽plentiful聽vineyards. Take a road trip down the Garden Route and explore the reserves, cities, and bays.


13.聽Alaska: If you love seafood and great views, Alaska is for you. In Alaska, some bars stay open all night long, and you can even try a duck fart (don鈥檛 worry, it鈥檚 a drink!).

Austin, Texas

14.聽Austin, Texas: Get mouth-watering BBQ from Franklin Barbecue and listen to live music at Parish. If you bring聽your dog, visit Zilker Park. You can view Austin鈥檚 beautiful skyline and listen to live music too.


15.聽Amsterdam, Netherlands: Amsterdam is where you want to go for an amazing vacation that won鈥檛 break your budget.聽Explore the canals in the Jordaan District on聽rented bikes and check out Keukenhof聽for priceless photographs.


16.聽Cairo, Egypt: Experience a whole new world by traveling to Egypt. Go sandboarding with your friends and visit the Great Pyramids. If you鈥檙e traveling around October, try going to the Sun Festival, where you can see the temple at Abu Simbel light up 鈥 it聽only happens twice a year.

French Quarter

17.聽New Orleans, Louisiana: Pack your bags and get a group together to travel to the party city of the south. It鈥檚 an absolute must that you eat at Cafe du Monde and visit the French聽Quarter for some late-night partying.

Where are you planning on going after you graduate? Let us know @BritandCo.

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Additional reporting by Sarah Koller.