With summers nearly wrapping up, it might be time for your out-from-the-office messages to get rampant. What better time would it be for you to tout and book the tickets for a trip to Europe you have been holding out for. The fall would be an ideal time for you to make quick plans enchant into the charming streets teeming with good mouthwatering food, history, and a culture so diverse and interesting, you would want to keep nation-hopping.
Speaking of which, many travelers have tried exploring European destinations, but they haven’t been to pinpoint countries that offer a blend of modern and cultural backgrounds. So, to all of you, shed your layers and bask in the glorious sunshine on soft, sandy beaches and antiquated terraces. In addition, if you are a jet-setter eyeing blue-skied views and bright sunshine, you may just have numerous options to explore, from the intriguing wonder of Istanbul to the beach-meets-city vibe of Barcelona and a getaway across the Atlantic to treat and tease your senses.
Are you looking for more such ideas? Here is a short guide for you that lists the top places to travel to in Europe.
1. Lisbon, Portugal
No European vacation is done without a trip to Lisbon. Enthusiastic and generous by nature, the Portuguese people will welcome you with hearty meals and warm smiles. Earlier, when visiting Lisbon was an uptick, people didn’t plan their holidays in this part of the world. However, times have changed, and Spain’s neighbor nation has become relatively more accessible than ever.
Furthermore, this part of Europe is affordable and ideal for a vacation. So, while planning to fly to Portugal’s capital, brace yourself for the workout. Known as the destination of seven hills, expect to go up and down, then down to up, and repeat.
2. Dubrovnik, Croatia
Croatia is not only football but a lot more than what’s already known. Dubrovnik is one of the cities, dubbed the Pearl of the Adriatic, surrounded by historic stone walls. If you didn’t know, these ancient walls are peppered with orange-tiled roofs and are one of the gems on the Dalmatian Coasts. It would be fair to say that there’s no surprise Game Of Thrones was shot at such a location. Moreover, consider checking out the captivating tourist attractions like Mount Srd, Elafiti Islands, and not forget – the vibrant local culture and traditions.
3. Reykjavik, Iceland
Reykjavik is one of the first places that comes to everyone’s mind when considering a destination in Europe. Moreover, if it hasn’t made your list yet, add it to the travel bucket list. Just think, while many people try to fly to Iceland to experience the Northern Lights, some simply book their tickets to Reykjavik to bask in the sunshine. Yes, you read it right. Some simply love to enjoy the endless sun.
Besides, a traveler can enjoy the city’s Mother Nature work of brilliance and art. This does not end here. Look for charming restaurants and shops with questionable fare and a stunning concrete church known as Hallgrimskirkja.
4. Budapest, Hungary
Travelers who’re curious about history and budget-minded, Budapest, Hungary is one city in Europe to add to your list. Guess what? It’s pretty simple to access by train and other public transports. And, if you get more time while you’re stationed in this beautiful European hangout city, do not forget to visit the cobblestone, Gothic streets. Speaking of which, people who want a view from the top can take a cable car to the Budapest Eye.
This never gets old; if you’re more than intrigued with the city’s historical relevance, you can’t miss out on the Budapest or Jewish History Museum.
5. London, England
Since it begins to get chilly in London by the time you hit the latter stage of the year, it would be best if you catch the redeye to the smoke in July or June next year. When’s the best time to visit this scintillating capital? Well, it’s till mid-June since schools are yet to reopen, allowing you to fight fewer people on the streets.
You can’t just visit London for a few days. That’s because you’d be missing out on several other places like the London Eye, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, The Shard, The Tower of London, Borough Market, and the list goes on.
6. Florence, Italy
Perhaps you’re on a honeymoon or any special occasion, or you’re in profound love with pasta. Whatever the reason may be, visiting Italy has to be on your to-do list. And, when you consult with experts, they’d want you to enlist Florence. Art fanatics might rejoice since the city has one of the best masterpieces instilled in its heart.
Furthermore, several other unmissable sights include Santa Maria del Fiore’s Cathedral and Piazza Duomo, which you can’t miss out on. And, if you’re one of the adventurous ones, consider climbing the claustrophobia-inducing stairway to get an ideal view of Florence.
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