Europe is a continent that is smaller in size, but makes up for its variety of places like beaches, bluebell fields, limestone cliffs and some of the best mountain views on the planet. When planning for European trip, your biggest challenge would be to choose from seemingly endless options. You may mostly find it difficult to choose between European travel destinations like Bosnia to chase waterfalls, or Finland where you can stay awake for the midnight sun or the dramatic Dolomites for hiking. As an international trip is now off the table, you can consider some of the beautiful places in Europe for your next trip. Here are our top 5 suggestions of the most beautiful places in Europe.
The Dolomites, Italy
The Dolomites stretching across the north-eastern part of Italy is a holiday region bursting with natural beauty and diversity. The place offers many active or adventurous experiences with pristine trails for local skiers in winter and mountain range with one of the most breath-taking alpine drives in the world. The sleepy yet stylish resort town of Bolzano offers you some of the best views of the Dolomites, with green hills against the saw-toothed peaks behind them. The holiday region has its own unique and irresistible appeal with the enchanting beauty and diversity of the landscape of the Italian Dolomites.
Chianti Country, Italy
Chianti is a territory wrapped around the hills of Florence from Rufina in the east and Vinci in the west. As a place close enough to Florence, capital of Italy’s Tuscany region, Chianti will be a perfect addition to your holiday in the city. The land leaves you impressed with its soft and gentle geography with endless rows of grapes, evergreen olive groves and sunflower fields. Chianti is known for some of the most famous red wines in Italy and the Tuscan countryside. Aside from the wine tasting experiences, you should also take a long, winding drive along driveways lined with epic cypress trees, green hills and golden sunflower fields. A drive past the Chiantigiana road that winds from Florence to Siena with panoramic vineyards and Medici villas will add to your experience in the place.
This stylish beach town in France’s south-western coast is a place that you should visit if you love swimming in tortoise water, sipping rose at sunset and breathing in the scent of lavender. Biarritz embodies the glamour and sophistication of the French culture. Some of the major attractions in the place are the resort town, Biarritz with wild beaches that are favourites for surfers, royals and celebrities. The place which was one holiday spot for nobility is now Europe’s surfing capital. The town has undergone a tourist renaissance with summers busy with tourists from around the world.
This historic merchant city is its kind of canal city, with winding river-ways sharing space with secret gardens, quaint chocolate shops, atmospheric breweries, and medieval architecture. Bruges is a city adored by love birds that flocks in picturesque parks, old world hotels and sentimental legends. Alongside the pretty canals of the city are beautiful squares surrounded by gingerbread houses and cobbled alleys. As an essential stop in every European trip, Bruges is a destination always buzzing with backpackers exploring the historic streets. The city has many budget stays and Belgian beers can be available at low-budget venues’ bars like St. Christopher’s Inn.
Lapland is a magical arctic region full of contrasts, high up in the Arctic Circle in the northernmost part of Finland. The place offers you the experiences of icy forests, husky-led sled rides, herds of reindeer and tiny log cabins blanketed in snow. The contrasts of Lapland, makes it alluring with 24-hour sunlight in the summer and dark days filled with Northern Lights in the winter. Lapland is the real-life version of the North Pole with Northern Lights viewings and igloo hotels to watch them in. Lapland has many interesting places to visit including the great restaurants, Santa Claus in Rovaniemi, reindeer and husky farms and quirky festivals.
There is hope that you can pack your luggage for a trip to Europe with many tourist destinations scaling back their lockdown measures. With vibrant cities known for unique architecture, museums, restaurants and nightlife, it is not a surprise that deciding the best places to visit in Europe is difficult for you. With its 51 independent countries, made up of vastly different landscapes, languages, and time zones, Europe tops the bucket-list of many travel enthusiasts for the variety of experience it has to offer!
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