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Our 15 favorite European destinations

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We have visited over 60 cities in Europe and we have chosen our top 15 favorite cities for all types of tourists to visit. We chose the destinations based on three factors: budget friendly, ease to get there and landmarks.

The best destinations in Europe to visit in 2019:

1. Paris

Paris the louvre museum

Paris, France is our top one destination because it is so beautiful and romantic at the same time. You have a variety of activities to enjoy from shopping to museums to night shows to day touristing. It is also only a 30 minute train ride to the Versaille Palace. Paris is such a magic place.

Read More: What to do and see in Paris in 4 days

Find all: Hotels in Paris

2. Berlin

Berlin Wall

Berlin, Germany is full of history and it is the only european city we have visited that looks completely different. The reason for this is because after WWII the whole city got destroyed, so it has been completely rebuilt, which is why they have wide roads. We love the city because it not only has a lot of museums to visit but in every corner you will find history and memorials. Also, the majority of museums are free making it a budget friendly destination. It is also 40 minutes away from Potsdam, a beautiful city with beautiful palaces and gardens.

Read More: What to do and see in Berlin

Find all: Hotels in Berlin

3. Prague

Dancing house in Prague

Who does not like fairytale towns? Well, Old Prague is like a fairytale. It is full of colors and beautiful buildings. The people are friendly and they have my one of my favorite dishes: Trdelník, a sweet pastry with ice cream inside. They also have Langose, a deep fried flat bread. Those two dishes are my dream come true.

Read More: The complete guide of things to do in Prague in 3 days

Find all: Hotels in Prague

4. Amsterdam

amsterdam canals

Amsterdam, Netherlands with its canals, thin tall houses and bikes make the landscape look gorgeous. Our favorite thing about Amsterdam is that people are open and friendly. It is a small city where you can walk everywhere.

Read More: What to do and see in Amsterdam

Find all: Hotels in Amsterdam

5. Mykonos

windmills in Mykonos
Even if you do not like partying, Mykonos, Greece is still a beautiful island to visit. It has five white windmills near the beach where you can see a breathtaking sunset. The downtown is so beautiful with its white houses and colorful doors and windows. It also has beautiful beaches and amazing spots to scuba dive.

Read More: What to do and see in Mykonos

Find all: Hotels in Mykonos

6. St. Petersburg

russia St Petersburg church

St. Petersburg, Russia was known as the Paris of the East. It is a beautiful place with a lot of palaces and beautiful bridges and churches. My favorite Russian Orthodox Church is the Savior on the Spilled Blood with its colorful domes. If you think the outside is gorgeous then go inside and you will be breathless, it is beyond beautiful.

Find all: Hotels in St. Petersburg

7. Lagos

Lagos Portugal

Lagos and Benagil, Portugal are the most beautiful beach towns I have ever visited. They have the most beautiful rock formations at the beach as well as crystal clear water. The only problem in Lagos is that the sand is not as good as the Benagil area, which is perfect.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Lagos

Find all: Hotels in Lagos

8. Lisbon

Lisbon Portugal

If you have not tried Pastel de Nata before you have no idea what you are missing out. Lisbon, Portugal is a beautiful BIG city. There is so many things to visit and the fact it is located near water makes it an even better destination.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Lisbon

Find all: Hotels in Lisbon

9. Budapest

Budapest Parlament Hungary

I will say Budapest is a hidden gem. I never heard about this destination before I came to Europe. Honestly, it is worth visiting. It has two main hills that are quite a “hike” to visit, but it pays off with the view. My favorite places in the city are Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial, the Parliament Building and of course the fisherman’s bastion.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Budapest in 5 days

Find all: Hotels in Budapest

10. Stockholm

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Even though we got robbed in Stockholm, Sweden, it is a gorgeous city with a beautiful river and beautiful buildings. It was my favorite city of the Scandinavian Countries. Plus, you can visit the ABBA Museum, which is, of course, a must.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Stockholm

Find all: Hotels in Stockholm

11. Venice

Sunset in Venice

Nothing more romantic and beautiful that a city full of Italians and canals. Italians are known for their good mood and how friendly they are. Well, this city stands by it. Each corner is covered in art. You can spend the whole week there and not get tired. It is also 90 minutes away from Verona, the home to Romeo and Juliet’s famed love story.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Venice

Find all: Hotels in Venice

12. London

London Eye at night

London, England is a chic and elegant city. There are many things to visit there but my favorite is the Beatles’ Abbey Road, where the album cover photo was taken. Also, here is where you can get the perfect postcard photo in the red telephone booth.

Find all: Hotels in London

13. Seville

Seville things to do

If you like Flamenco and Moorish culture, Seville is the place to visit. Seville has a lot of Moroccan influence. All their streets are covered in beautiful mosaics and the lifestyle in Andalucia, its region, is more lively and friendly. People are open and try to make everyone feel they are at home. It is also a small city with a lot to visit.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Seville

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14. Warsaw

warsaw old square

Warsaw, the capital of Poland have a lot to offer. It is a city full of history and honor. Each street tells you the story of the Uprising in Poland and the occupation they had in WWII. When I visited Warsaw I felt proud. They rebuilt their city and made it look even better. They came back stronger. Even though the old town and the royal palace were completely destroyed, Poland rebuilt them in the same way and now it is a world heritage. Warsaw has many palaces and gardens that you can visit and some of them are for free in different days of the week. It also has a lot of museums.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Warsaw

Find all: Hotels in Warsaw

15. Istanbul

Istanbul blue mosque

Istanbul, Turkey is a cosmopolitan city with a lot of landmarks. You need more than four days, just to get a glance of the city. The beautiful Mosques make the city a more interesting place to visit in Europe. The majority of citizens there are Muslim. My favorite spots in the city are the Blue Mosque and the Topkapı Palace.

Read More: Complete guide of things to do in Istanbul in one day

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Trees Rotteveel

Thursday 6th of April 2017

Stockholm looks amazing with the river'and Prague with the building!

Fiona Trowbridge

Monday 13th of February 2017

I totally agree with you about the Pastel de Nata in Lisbon, so light it's hard to belive there can be any calories in it. Next time you're over in the UK, you've got to visit the Isle of Wight on the south coast about 90 minutes from London especially if you love walking. http://www.fionatrowbridge.com/p/england.html

Travel To Blank

Monday 13th of February 2017

We will have to check that out! Thank you for the tip.

Subhadrika

Sunday 18th of September 2016

Thats quite a list that you have made. I must say that apart from London i have not seen any of the others . For me Belgium tops the list followed by France, Italy, Vatican, Spain and Germany. Hope I get to see them sometime in thie life.

Hannah

Friday 8th of July 2016

I'm embarrassed to say I've only been to 4 of the places on this list and I live in Europe!

Travel To Blank

Friday 8th of July 2016

It is never too late to start knocking more places off the list!

Lisa Sell

Thursday 7th of July 2016

I can attest, as a Brit, that London is a great place to visit! After going to Rome for my honeymoon earlier this year and loving Italy, Venice is definitely next on the list.