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Your Ultimate European Bucket List For 2024

There are so many places you can travel. Each places have their own magic and uniqueness. Therefore, we realized that making one travel bucket list was not enough, so we chose to do one per continent. In this European Bucket List for 2024 we have compiled the top destinations to visit this upcoming year.

We hope to visit all these places and do the activities that each specific destination is known for. Some of them we have already visited but they were high on our list before and we would love to go back.

Feel free to comment below any other European destinations that are on your 2024 bucket list!

1. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia ( ✔)

Things to do:

Explore the forests of the national park along footbridges that pass 16 crystalline lakes connected via a series of waterfalls and cascades.

Read More: Visiting Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

2. The Golden Circle, Iceland (✔)

Things to do:

Watch the famous Strokkur Geyser erupt as if on cue every eight to ten minutes.

That’s just one of the notable must-see-or-do things in the Golden Circle. No need to hurry if you hire a cozy campervan like Cozy Campers. Spend as much time as you want to admire the view, find a campsite to spend the night, and look forward to more sightseeing, hiking, or horse riding.

Read More: Driving the Golden Circle in Iceland

3. Trolltunga, Norway

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Things to do:

Take one of the most impressive nature based selfies on the edge of the Troll tongue.

4. Greek Islands (✔)

Things to do:

Photograph the iconic blue domed churches while wandering through the narrow cobbled walkways.

Read More: Complete Guide to explore the Island of Santorini

5. Northern Lights (✔)

Things to do:

Head up north to witness the aurora borealis yourself. If you head to Finland to see them, stay in the glass igloos to get the best views from your bed.

Read More: The Ultimate Norway Itinerary to see the Northern lights in the winter

6. Russia (St. Petersburg and Moscow) (✔)

Things to do:

Marvel at the ornate Church of the Savior on Blood glow at sunset in St. Petersburg.

Remember that many countries need to apply for a Russian visa. So have that in mind when planning your next trip.

7. Prague, Czech Republic (✔)

Things to do:

Step into the past and explore the history of Prague at the vast Prague Castle, the largest coherent castle complex in the world.

Read More: Complete 3 day Itinerary of things to visit and do in Prague

8. Budapest, Hungary (✔)

Things to do:

Rest, relax and rejuvenate during your travels in Budapest at the Széchenyi Thermal Bath and Swimming Pool.

Read More: What to do and see in Budapest in a 5 day Itinerary

9. Florence, Italy ( ✔)

Things to do:

Climb all 476 stairs of the Duomo and be greeted by the frescoes by Giorgio Vasari that line the interior of the dome and a view of the skyline. Climb the adjacent Bell Tower for the best view of the Duomo itself!

10. London, United Kingdom (✔)

Things to do:

Witness one of the world’s most beautiful and famous skylines, from the sky, in the London Eye.

11. Go on a road trip across Ireland

Things to do:

If you are a fan of Game of Thrones there is an endless supply of recognizable locations across Ireland to visit. Spend some time exploring nature and yourself at Giant’s Causeway.

12. Southern Portugal (✔)

Things to do:

Find a secluded beach among the breathtaking cliffs and enjoy your oasis in the sun.

Read More: Explore the Caves of Carvoeiro, Portugal in 11.4 km

13. Venice, Italy (✔)

Things to do:

Tour the canals of Venice on an enchanting Gondola Ride.

Read More: Complete Walking Guide to Venice, Italy

14. Paris, France (✔)

Things to do:

No visit to the City of Love is complete without a romantic trip to the top of the Eiffel Tower. Save yourself from waiting in line by buying your tickets beforehand online.

Read More: Ultimate tourist walking guide to Paris, France

15. Malta

Things to do:

In Malta make sure to spend a couple of days in the charming city of Valletta and take a day trip to Marsaxlokk. Other places you must go in Malta are Mdina and Rabat.

16. Tbilisi‎, Georgia

Things to do:

Tbilisi‎ is the capital of Georgia and one of the most interesting cities in the country. You must visit Tbilisi‎’s old town, the Sameba Cathedral, and the Stonehenge Monument.

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Ioana Stoica

Friday 4th of October 2019

Plitvice was one of my favourite destinations! I'd love to explore Prague, Moscow and the other places on this list. Great inspiration! Thanks for sharing

Mark @ NW Hotspots

Friday 2nd of September 2016

What an excellent list. I'm stealing some of those and putting them on my bucket list now too! :)


Friday 2nd of September 2016

Some incredible locations there. Norway and Florence are near the top of my list at the moment. Excellent compilation.


Friday 2nd of September 2016

Beautiful images. Great list.

Travel To Blank

Friday 2nd of September 2016

Thank you so much for your support!


Friday 2nd of September 2016

For me it's 7 down, 8 to go!

Travel To Blank

Friday 2nd of September 2016

That's awesome, almost halfway there!