Out of all the continents, Europe is the one that I have travelled the most (living in Scotland helps! What doesn’t help is the fact I have to take at least 2 planes to get anywhere…). I’ve decided to make a list of my Top 20 European Destinations. Some of these I’ve been to, some I’m desperate to visit but I hope you enjoy my list!
Just a head’s up, this list isn’t in order of how much I like the destinations, as they’re too amazing to put in order!
20. Dubrovnik, Croatia telegraph.co.uk
If you wanna pretend you’re in Game of Thrones (although, you’ll probably end up killed off like the rest of the characters…), then this is the destination for you! Dubrovnik is a beautiful, old town, full of amazing history and museums.
19. Saas-Fee, Switzerland
I need to go back here. Saas-Fee is amazing for skiing. Only electric cars are allowed in the town, which is full of cute buildings and amazing shops (and hot chocolate!)
18. Monaco hotel-r.net
The world’s second smallest country (after the Vatican), Monaco is one of the glitziest places in the world and I badly want to visit it. It’s very expensive, though!
17. Barcelona, Spain timeout.com
I’m desperate to visit Barcelona and see the Sagrada Familia, get lost in the alleys, and enjoy everything Gaudi!
16. Prague, Czech Republic
One of the most beautiful places I’ve visited, Prague is full of amazing architecture, history and everything is so cheap! And you need to try a trdelnik – they’re so good!
15. Amsterdam, Netherlands digital.fespa.com
Full of brilliant museums, Amsterdam is also famous for its biking, culture and history.
14. Edinburgh, Scotland
I lived here for 4 years, so Edinburgh will always have a special place in my heart. Make sure you visit the many museums and the castle (and palace!). And you must get lost in the small back streets! (The above photo is the street I lived on – isn’t it gorgeous?!)
13. Budapest, Hungary lvs.luxury
Budapest is probably up there for culture and architecture. And I’ve heard it’s a good place to travel to if you’re on a budget.
12. Verona, Italy
I love Verona. It’s so small, cute, rustic and full of history – and it’s so easy to get away from the crowds as well!
11. Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic czechtourism.com
Another small, cute town, Cesky Krumlov reminds me of The Grand Budapest Hotel (one of my favourite films!)
10. Athens, Greece lonelyplanet.com
I love anything to do with Ancient Greece, so what better place than Athens?
9. Lisbon, Portugal worldwanderista.com
Lisbon is up there as one of the places I’m probably going to visit soon (fingers crossed!). This beautiful city is full of amazing culture, great food, and gorgeous, tiny streets.
8. Colmar, France thousandwonders.net
Probably the cutest town in France – how can you resist all of those gorgeous, brightly coloured houses! And they’re next to a river! Can’t go wrong there 🙂
7. Ronda, Spain malagatogo.com
I badly want to visit this cliffside village – imagine the views! And the history of the place is amazing.
6. Paris, France
The romantic City of Lights, there’s so much to do in Paris – amazing nightlife, culture and food, to name a few!
5. Dordogne Region, France leseyzies-tourist.info
So many castles! I need to go here!
4. Santorini, Greece foundtheworld.com
You’ll recognise the pictures – the gorgeous, white buildings with blue roofs. I’ve also heard the sunsets are amazing.
3. Venice, Italy
I love Venice. It’s so unique and unlike anywhere I’ve ever been before. It’s impossible to walk over a bridge and not take a photo of the canals.
2. Seville, Spain telegraph.co.uk
As well as the history and the amazing architecture, Seville is also famous for tapas, flamenco and sangria.
1. Cinque Terre, Italy
Five gorgeous, small towns by the coast. Hike or catch the train between each town. Be prepared, though – there’s not a flat area anywhere. It’s all hills or stairs.