From the sunny coast of Spain to the streets of London, we present you our top 10 summer destinations in Europe. Whether you are looking to bath in the sun or soak in the European culture, you will certainly find a destination that is fit for you in this list.
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1. Barcelona – Spain
Looking for a sunny summer destination in Europe? Barcelona is definitely the place to go!
From the beautiful beaches to the amazing nightlife, you simply can’t get enough of what this city has to offer. The amazing architecture, the cosmopolitan atmosphere and the perfect location on the Mediterranean make it a favorite destination for travelers all over the world.
Walk around the city to discover Gaudi’s unique masterpiece like the Sagrada Familia or the Park Güell. If you feel like escaping from the busy streets of the city, you can always go on a hike on Mount Tibidabo or walk around the many parks that surround the city.
2. French Riviera – France
The mythical southern coast of France that spreads from St-Tropez to the Italian border is surely a place to put on your bucket list this summer. The variety of things that you can do in the French Riviera is limitless. From living the highlife in Monaco and splashing the big cash to hiking the Esterel Hills for free, this destination can easily fit any budget.
3. Ibiza – Spain
Want to let your inner party animal out and do la fiesta all night long? Ibiza is definitely for you! You will find the best bars in the world that will make you dance like never before. You can spend your days chilling in wonderful beachside bars under bamboo canopies, sipping cocktails, until the sunset. Then go on to enjoy some delicious seafood and hanging out in some of the island’s friendly bars or nightclubs to see world famous DJs.
4. Dubrovnik – Croatia
You can find anything in Dubrovnik! It’s a perfect blend between history and enjoying life with festivals like Dubrovnik’s Summer Festival that lets you party in the old streets of this mythical city. Enjoy your day by hiking to Mount Srđ and chill out on the beautiful beach with some friends to enjoy the breathtaking sunset. Dubrovnik is all about love and joy!
5. Cinque Terre – Italy
Cinque Terre is one of Italy’s most iconic place to visit. Simply walking around those little cities while enjoying the famous gelato will give you goosebumps. You will simply be amazed by the beauty of houses that are a mix of beautiful colors. Tired of walking around the streets? Simply head out to the beach to dip in the Mediterranean sea or visit “Lover’s Lane” between Manarola and Riomaggiore to take wonderful pictures at sunset.
6. Majorca – Spain
Looking to travel with your family in a paradise destination? Majorca is surely a destination you have to consider. There are a dozen of outdoors activities that people from all ages can enjoy. From watersports to hiking, the choice is up to you! Come bath in the sun on the golden sand beach of Platja de Muro and let your children play in the clear shallow water.
7. Santorini – Greece
It’s hard to make a summer destination list in Europe without mentioning Santorini. This Greek island has become a really popular getaway for couples since it’s considered one of the most romantic places in the world. Try not to get hypnotized by the Caldera and the amazing sunsets. Head out to the volcano to enjoy nature or on the southern side of the island to enjoy a swim in the burning sun.
8. London – England
Let’s face it, London is a good travel destination all year long, but if you want to get the most of the city, summer is surely the best time of the year to go. With warmer weather and less rain, you can understand why!
Soak in the European history by visiting London’s landmark like the Buckingham palace, the Tower of London, the Tower Bridge or the Big Ben. If you prefer nature, enjoy the stunning views of the city from Primrose Hills or discover the Kyoto Garden in Holland Park.
9. Berlin – Germany
The German capital is filled with history. Many events shaped the history of Germany from world war ll to the Cold War. A quick walk around the city will give you the opportunity to walk around certain famous landmarks, like the Reichstag, the Berlin Wall and the Brandenburg Gate. Don’t like history to much? Explore Berlin’s hipster scene and enjoy the nightlife at world famous clubs like the Berghain.
10. Prague – Czech Republic
Looking for a city with beautiful architecture and delicious beers? Meet the magical city of Prague! Discover the history of Czech Republic by walking in the old town square, by visiting the Prague Castle or Charles bridge. Finish your day by listening to traditional Czech music and enjoy a great pilsner beer in one of the many pubs spread around town.
The article “Top 10 summer destinations in Europe” was written by Simon Dallaire, co-founder of Igloo4travel inc.