If you’re in the market for some spectacular summer destinations, Europe has an impressive collection of possibilities.
I got in touch with some of my fellow travel bloggers and they’ve revealed some of their favorite summer trips to Europe. From the sun-kissed coast of Spain to the gorgeous streets of Salzburg, there are some real beauties to enjoy across Europe.
The Top Places to Visit in Europe in Summer by Month
If you’re wondering where to go this summer, whether it’s for a romantic getaway or a whirlwind family vacation, take a look at the top places to visit in Europe in Summer!
Best European Cities to Visit in June
While summer is one of the most popular times to visit some of Europe’s finest cities, each city is different. From the size of the crowd to knowing when festivals will fill the streets with color, I’ve put together the top picks for the best European cities to visit in June!
Sibiu medieval town, Romania
Iuliana Marchian from Authentic Travels
If you’re looking for somewhere unique to visit on your summer vacation, Europe has you covered. Sibiu is one of the most visited old towns in Transylvania – and in the whole of Romania.
Founded by Saxon settlers almost 800 years ago, the medieval town is located at the crossroads of commercial and frequented routes even today. After 2007, when Sibiu was a European Cultural Capital, more and more travelers have started to visit Sibiu and its surroundings.
It is very easy to get to Sibiu due to its international position on all maps and transport hubs. The international airport in Sibiu has connections to many well-known European cities (London, Milano, Dortmund, and Vienna). Regular trains and buses also connect Sibiu to the capital of Bucharest and other important cities in Romania.
Sibiu is best to visit starting from spring (April – May) until late autumn (October – November), but if you’re happy to visit when it’s busier, June is a perfect time to go. Additionally, in summer, all the restaurants and cafes set up pavement terraces in the most beautiful squares and streets of the city. You can enjoy a coffee while admiring the beautiful Gothic and Baroque architecture of the old city.
When you visit Sibiu, it is better to stay in the old city so that you can easily walk to all the key sights. Keep in mind that concerts and festivals often take place in the Large Square of the Upper Town, so it might be noisy at times. The Lower Town is a good alternative though, and there you can find authentic accommodation in refurbished old houses.
Talek Nantes from Travels with Talek
Asturias is frequently referred to as “Spain’s natural paradise” and another apt moniker is “Spain’s best-kept secret”. Both nicknames are well justified because Asturias is beautiful and little known.
This region in northern Spain on the coast of the Bay of Biscay has it all: history, beaches, amazing local cuisine, art and music. The capital city of Oviedo is a cosmopolitan town with fine museums, spacious, leafy parks, and outstanding restaurants. On the outskirts of the city, you can see 1,200-year-old UNESCO World Heritage sites that were formerly homes to Austrian royalty.
A road trip on the coastline brings you to 250-million-year-old caves, picturesque fishing villages, and stately mansions that have been turned into museums. Further south and deep into Asturian territory there are lush valleys and villages with stone houses that have remained the same for hundreds of years.
Asturian cuisine is among the best in Spain. The main dish is called fabada, which is a hearty white bean stew with sausages and greens. Seafood is also very special and very fresh in this part of the country. Specialty dishes include octopus, baked swordfish and cod cooked in a tomato sauce with capers and olives. Don’t forget the classic fish stew!
This part of Spain is adorned with greenery and will mesmerize you with its charm, making it a definite contender for one of the best places to visit in Europe this summer.
Bistra and Nace from The Magic of Traveling
Our suggestion for a summer destination in Europe is a bit unusual but we’re sure you’ll fall in love with Ronda as soon as you set foot there. This magical town is situated in Southern Spain in the Andalusia region. It’s easiest to get there by car but you can also use public transport buses.
It is not the typical summer beach destination but it will take care of every nature and history buff, as well as any architecture and cultural aficionado. Ronda turned out to be one of the nicest surprises on our summer road trip in Andalusia.
The city is situated in a mountainous area about 750 m above sea level. The Guadalevín River runs through the city and it divides it in two and carving out the steep, over 100-meter-deep El Tajo canyon above which the city is built. It’s truly amazing and you should go there and enjoy the majestic bridges and mesmerizing views.
Another surprise is the vivid cultural calendar of the city. When we visited Ronda, the Ronda Guitar Festival was taking place. We were lucky to be there for one of the days it was on and enjoyed listening to some of the best classical and flamenco guitar performers from all over the world!
While you’re in this incredible town, pay a visit to the Museo Lara which houses an amazing collection of vintage opera glasses, telephones, gramophones, clocks, and Spanish Fans!
Valentina from Valentina’s Destinations
Rome comes to life in the summer! It’s the perfect warm-weather destination because it offers endless attractions, delicious food and exciting nightlife. The best part about Rome’s attractions is that you can reach most of them on foot.
This historic and world-famous city is definitely one of the best places to visit in Europe in June. During summertime in Rome, you can walk around the busy city center, dine outside on patios, eat authentic gelato and sip local wines.
The top attractions in Rome include the Colosseum, Vatican City, the Spanish Steps and the Trevi Fountain. There are also countless churches, public squares, museums and markets that you’ll want to visit!
Roman cuisine is based around simple ingredients. Always including farm-fresh vegetables, lots of carbs and quality meats. You’ve got to try Cacio e Pepe – a buttery spaghetti dish with parmesan and fresh ground pepper. Other popular local dishes include Roman-style pizza, Carbonara and crispy artichokes.
Rome is a culinary heaven, but it’s also a wine lover’s paradise. Wine has been a part of Italian culture since 2 BC! There are over a thousand grape varietals grown in the nearby area. The best way to enjoy Roman wine is to take Aperitivo. Aperitivo is a pre-dinner happy hour famous in Italy. Enjoy your Aperitivo on one of Rome’s popular rooftop bars like the Minerva Roof Garden.
You can also enjoy a stay at the Hotel Raphael in the central Piazza Navona for the ultimate luxury experience.
Chad Root from Adventure Filled Life
If you’re coming from overseas, getting to London is typically easier than less frequented destinations. It’s a hub for international air travel and direct flights are relatively common and often affordable. In the summer I’d recommend choosing accommodation outside of the city center, but near the underground, as it will be quieter than downtown.
London makes a great summer destination for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the weather. Visitors will appreciate the mild summer weather as the average temperature hangs around the low 20’s – significantly cooler than Southern Europe. Pleasant summer days are perfect for enjoying a cruise along the Thames or strolling from landmark to landmark.
Another thing to point out is that the city is not as expensive as it’s made out to be. There are TONS of free things to do in the city and many museums offer free admission. Seriously, you could spend an entire week enjoying the exhibits in London’s free museums! This is a great money-saver for families who want to soak in London’s vast historical collections but don’t want to break the bank.
London is a large city with a lot of hidden secrets to discover. My favorite discovery so far has been the Borough Market. It’s not exactly a secret, but it is something that I stumbled across during a recent visit. This market has been around for roughly 1,000 years and today sells what some consider to be the best street food in the city!
If you stay for a week or more you should consider taking a day trip to nearby Stonehenge or Cambridge.
Darek and Gosia
Filzmoos is mainly known as a winter destination but this shouldn’t stop you from visiting the village in summer! Love hiking and mountains? This part of Austria is a paradise for all hiking and adventure lovers!
You can get to Filzmoos in just a one-hour drive from Salzburg airport – this is the closest airport, so we highly recommend it. If you would like to combine visiting Vienna with a trip to Filzmoos, you will need almost 4 hours to drive to this Austrian village. Public transport is not really recommended as you will have to change buses/trains a few times.
The area around Filzmoos offers one of the most stunning landscapes and breathtaking views in the whole of Austria. In fact, with nearly 200 unique hiking trails, a summer trip to Filzmoos will be a great way to see some of them. A fun and adventurous vacation in Filzmoos is one of the ultimate summer Europe trips!
Filzmoos is also great as a base for many amazing day trips – take advantage of that and make sure you visit at least a few of the below attractions:
- Stairway to nothingness
- Dachstein Skywalk
All of the above makes Filzmoos one of the best places to visit in Austria – believe us, you will love them!
We stayed at the Landhaus Vierthaler Hotel which is located just outside of Filzmoos. The owners were fantastic and gave us many recommendations you can’t find in travel guides.
There are also a few top-class restaurants in Filzmoos. If you would like to try traditional Austrian food, Hotel Bischofsmütze should be your first stop. We had an amazing dinner at a reasonable price. If you can’t get a table at the Bischofsmütze restaurant try Schörgi Alm Filzmoos – it’s also a very nice and cozy restaurant.
Sophie Lenoir from Bitten By the Bug
Being in the heart of Europe, Brussels is the perfect place for a summer Euro-trip and can be easily reached from any European country by train, by plane, by car!
From Zaventem airport, it’s only 15 minutes to the center of Brussels by train. Brussels also has excellent train connections with the nearby countries of France, England, Holland, Germany and Luxembourg. Find out what’s easiest for you and proceed to plan that long weekend in Brussels!
If possible, come and visit in summer, especially during June before the crowds and hot weather. Summer is perfect for a visit not only because the weather is likely to be much nicer, but also because in that season, the city is buzzing with life.
Apart from visiting the main sights in Brussels, many additional activities become available. Despite being a capital city, Brussels is actually very green thanks to its abundance of pretty parks. Take a break around lunchtime and have a picnic in the park. Parc Royale, Parc Léopold and Botanique are some of my favorites that remain close to the historical city center.
Also, the sunsets are much nicer in Summer. Brussels has some stunning viewpoints over the city that become truly magical when combined with beautiful sunset colors. Mont des Arts and Place Poelaert are some of those perfect lookouts. The Parc du Cinquantenaire is lovely when the sun sets behind the Arcades du Cinquantenaire.
Finally, keep an eye on the events calendar, because summer is basically a succession of free concerts and festivals. Fête de la Musique, Boterhammen in the Park and Bruxelles Les Bains are some of those events taking place in the parks or along the Brussels canal. If you prefer something cultural, you can also visit the Royal Palace for free for a few months every summer!
While Kiruna in Sweden is already well established as a winter destination, its mid-year offerings make it an awesome summer destination too. From experiencing the midnight sun to hiking in the Swedish Arctic to visiting an underground iron ore mine and more, you wouldn’t need to worry about running out of things to do.
Enjoy the sun but hate the heat? Even in the middle of summer with 24 hours of daylight temperatures are at a comfortable 15°C. The climate and midnight sun makes Kiruna in summer perfect for outdoor activities, especially hiking in Swedish Lapland, where you can visit glacier valleys or climb the highest peak in Sweden.
Kiruna’s main industry is in iron ore mining, and during summer you can book tours to the mine, the largest underground iron ore mine in the world. The mine currently reaches over 1,300 meters underground and is moving the city in more ways than one. The tour takes you to the visitor center, 540 meters below ground, where you can learn more about Kiruna’s history and about one of the most modern mines in the world.
There are plenty of accommodation options to cater to different interests. In the city center, you’d find the usual hostels and hotels, but just outside the city, you’ll find chalets surrounded by nature, such as the popular Camp Ripan. Further out, you can experience staying at a mountain station at the foot of Sweden’s highest peak, Kebnekaise.
The airport at Kiruna serves multiple daily flights to Stockholm, while railway services stretch south towards Sweden’s major cities, and north towards Narvik in Norway, adding opportunities to extend your summer adventures. Kiruna may be an underrated choice for a summer vacation in Europe but it’s full of amazing things to do.
Derek Hartman from Robe Trotting
Copenhagen, Denmark is an often-overlooked and never disappointing as a summertime destination of Europe!
Copenhagen-Kastrup airport is the hub of Scandinavia. This makes it easy to access by air. From the airport, it is a short metro ride to downtown Copenhagen. Affordable rail makes it easy to reach Copenhagen by train. Northern Germany, mainland Denmark, and Sweden are all accessible rail. Adventurous travelers can also reach Copenhagen by ferry from Oslo or on Baltic cruises.
Summer is a fantastic time to visit the Danish capital. You can rely on moderate temperatures from June to September. Scandinavia is amazing in June and Copenhagen is no exception, where the days seem to last forever. Admire the colorful buildings and incredible landmarks in between enjoying the delicious tapas.
You will have plenty of time to take in the sights with extended summer daylight. Copenhagen hosts many summer festivals, celebrations, and cultural events. One is Copenhell, a heavy metal festival in June. In late August, the city celebrates LGBT Pride with a city-wide festival of diversity.
Still, Copenhageners do not need a summer festival to go outside and enjoy the sun. Beginning in early Spring, almost all outdoor space is filled with locals. The excitement for the sun is due to the long, dark winters of Scandinavia.
Visit Kongens Have (King’s Garden) to enjoy a quaint picnic. Perhaps you can even join a game of Kongens Spiller with locals. You should also bring a bottle of wine to Copenhagen’s harbor. There, you can find a lounge chair to relax and sip a glass in any of the open parks.
The best area to stay in is the city center. Look for a hotel near Nyhavn (The New Harbor). This is the iconic row of pastel houses, prime for a selfie. Additionally, there is convenient lodging near Tivoli Gardens and Central Station. These hotels, in the Vesterbro neighborhood, put you in close proximity to City Hall and the lively Kodbyen (Fishmarket) neighborhood.
Ioana Stoica from The World is My Playground
On the list of ultimate summer holiday destinations, Europe has some real winners. An underrated town on Slovenia’s Adriatic coast is Koper, a port city with a rich history and a great medieval old town to prove it.
This charming city is an hour and a half drive from Ljubljana, Slovenia’s capital city, and every bit worth the picturesque drive southwest. If you’re heading to Croatia or Italy this summer, you can easily include Koper in your itinerary – it’s a mere 30-minute drive from both Trieste and the Slovenian-Croatian border. It’s also 2 hours by ferry or car from Venice.
In a country that’s primarily landlocked, Koper is one of the very few places in Slovenia that’s by the sea. Often overshadowed by Slovenia’s beach-party destination, Piran, Koper’s medieval traces and Venetian-inspired architecture will take your breath away – and you won’t have to deal with big crowds!
Check out the Praetorian Palace, Tito Square and the port – or spend a day at one of the city beaches. Don’t miss exploring (and getting purposely lost along) the cobblestone streets in the old town or watching the sunset from the top of the tower at Assumption Cathedral in Tito square. Tip: Head up the tower before they close and you might have it all to yourself for golden hour!
June is the perfect time to visit Koper with enjoyable temperatures and less pricey accommodation. Make the most of your time in this quaint city and stay in the old town, or nearby. There are many hotels, bed & breakfasts, or Airbnb locations to choose from and you’ll be closer to the attractions, restaurants and the sea!
Justine Ancheta from Latitude Forty One
Barcelona is a magnet for summer travelers year and after year – and it has a little bit of everything for an ideal sunny break. Its world-class Mediterranean gastronomy, ancient streets of the Gothic Quarter, and vibrant modernist buildings never leave visitors with anything to do.
Because of Barcelona’s natural sunny weather, many people spend their time outdoors. This iconic Spanish city is the perfect combination of surf and sightseeing, and while it’s busy in the summertime, the atmosphere is unbeatable!
Its enchanting public squares in Gracia or Born are filled with outdoor terrace restaurants as tourists and locals savor their seafood paella or sip on the local vermouth. Many museums and attractions also hold outdoor rooftop events like Magic Nights at Casa Batlló, complete with flamenco, jazz, and drinks! When the humidity is too much in the city center, Barcelona has its own beaches for people to find a cooling refuge.
Many spend time at the busy La Barceloneta beach soaking in the rays or having a drink at one of the on-the-sand beach bars. For the music scene, Barcelona also has many outdoor music festivals Like Cruilla Barcelona or Primavera Sound. They draw some of the biggest names like Mariah Carey, Interpol, and Janelle Monae.
Families aren’t left out either. They can enjoy a handful of outdoor cinema events like at Montjuic Castle or the Barcelona beach area. All you have to do is grab a blanket, some snacks, and cuddle with the ones you love. Barcelona is, in my opinion, the ideal ‘quintessential Europe’ destination. You can even enjoy some of the memorable day trips from Barcelona while you’re in town!
The city has its own airport in El Prat (BCN), just 20 minutes outside the center, so you won’t have a hard time arriving here. For a place to stay, try to stay central near the attractions in the Gothic Quarter. It will be much easier when you want to take your afternoon siesta!
Bradley Williams from Dream Big Travel Far Blog
Split is one of the major cities in stunning Croatia that’s perched by the sea. This makes it a popular cruise trip destination. Split exudes natural beauty, stunning waters, great beaches, restaurants and people. It’s one of my favorite places in Europe and with temperatures hitting over 30°C in the summer months – it’s a perfect place to chase some sun.
June is the ultimate time to visit with low rainfall and stellar temperatures. It also falls into Croatia’s early-summer shoulder season when hotel rates are not as high. You can also enjoy one the Split’s famous Yacht Week parties which are truly unforgettable!
The Old Town of Split is bursting with culture, wonderful shops, places to dine and much more. Diocletian’s Palace is a great place to visit, and if you enjoy a drink, then you’ll be impressed with the wide range of bars in the area of Split.
After you’ve soaked up the beaches in the area, you can take a day trip to the fantastic Brac Island, or rent a car and discover some of the amazing nearby waterfalls Croatia has to offer including Krka Waterfalls and Plitvice Lakes National Park: both are pretty amazing!
Lastly, Game Of Thrones fans will be happy to hear that you can also discover filming locations in Split. You can find the places on your own, or join an organized tour to learn more about the scenes from people who played roles as extras. Regardless of whether you’re a family, a couple, a group of friends or even solo traveler, you’ll find lots to do in Split, Croatia on a summer trip.
Laura from Travelers Universe
Sun, sand, and paella. These are the top three things that come to mind whenever someone thinks of Valencia. With miles of urban beaches and loads more a short drive away from the city, they are not mistaken.
However, Valencia is a great summer destination for other reasons too and there are many fun things to do in Valencia to unwind and reboot. For example, the drink of choice here is Agua de Valencia, a refreshing cocktail made with freshly squeezed orange juice, cava (the local take on champagne), vodka, gin, and tons of ice. This agua is a potent elixir rather than plain water but it makes for a delicious pick me up after a day at the beach or sightseeing.
On top of that, Valencia has no shortage of nightclubs. Most of them are to be found in Barrio del Carmen, the hipster Ruzafa neighborhood, and Canovas. So if you want to dance the night away and catch up on sleep the next day on the beach, you totally can. Filled with amazing eateries and things to do, Valencia is hands-down one of the best European cities to visit in summer.
To enjoy all that Valencia has to offer, I highly recommend you find a hotel or apartment in the Old Town. This way you can mix in a bit of everything – culture, nightlife, sunbathing and some of the best restaurants in the city.
The airport is only 20 minutes by Metro from the city center, which means Valencia is a very accessible city. The train leaves you right by the City Hall too (plus the train station is gorgeous and worth a visit). So however you choose to arrive, it’s really uncomplicated.
Catherine Brady from Traveling with the Littles
Dublin, the capital of Ireland, sits centrally located on the island’s eastern coast and is a delightful place to visit during the summer.
Ireland, nestled between the Irish Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, averages mid-to-high 60’s (48-52 C) during the summer. Ireland is a relatively rainy country; however, the summer months are statistically some of the driest and June has particularly low rainfall.
As Ireland is an island, the quickest way to get to Dublin is by plane; another way is by boat. Various ports run ferries into Dublin, including from Holyhead, Wales; Cherbourg, France; Liverpool, England; and from Douglas, Isle of Man.
Summer is the best time of year to visit Dublin and I’d recommend trying some outdoor activities. The first thing I’d recommend is taking a walk down Grafton Street; go shopping or grab a pint and people watch. A few other outdoor attractions that I’d recommend are going for a stroll in St. Stephen’s Green, Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, the Dublin Botanic Gardens, and the Phoenix Park.
Phoenix Park is unique in that it is the largest enclosed park of any European capital city. You will find deer, lush gardens, beautiful ponds, and lots of people playing sports; you will forget that you are in a city. In Phoenix Park, you will also find the President of Ireland’s home and Dublin Zoo.
A few notable indoor attractions that you may want to check out are Kilmainham Gaol (jail), the Guinness Storehouse, Trinity College and the Book of Kells.
Lastly, you’ll also want to check out some of Dublin’s summer festivals. Dublin boasts music, food & drink, art, flower, and street festivals all summer long; there is truly something for all ages and tastes. If you visit this incredible city in June, enjoy the amazing Taste of Dublin foodie festival.
Dublin (and Ireland) is unique in that the official languages of Ireland are English and Irish. The people of Dublin are extraordinarily friendly, and the ambiance of the city is laid back and welcoming.
If you do visit Dublin in the summer I would recommend staying in the city center; it’ll be a bit more expensive, but you’ll be close to many of the main attractions. Dublin isn’t a huge city, and public transportation is OK, so if you decide to stay a bit out of the city center, you’ll still be able to get around.
Antonio, Italian Trip Abroad
Looking for hot weather and summer breeze, Malaga is one of the best cities in Europe to visit in the summer. The capital of Andalusia is the favorite summer destination for British, German and American travelers.
Malaga is a really big city on the mediterranean sea, just in front of the Coast of Marocco, it delights of a mild climate all year round, with temperatures that can reach 35°C in summer. But don’t worry with more than 20 km of Beaches is one of the best spots to spend the whole summer in Spain. But Malaga is not just beaches, nightlife, and good food. The city is a cultural capital of excellence.
The main attractions are the Alcazaba of Malaga and the Gibralfaro a fortress on the hill. This is also the birthplace of Pablo Picasso, you can discover the life, the masterpieces and curiosity about the artist in the main museum of the city. Compared to other locations in Spain, Malaga is cheap, as well as the whole Andalusia.
A proper dinner out will cost you around 20 euros for two – a real bargain. From Malaga, you can reach some of the best cities in Spain, like Sevilla, the other former Capital of Andalusia which is rich in culture and architecture.
The Capital of Spain is reachable by train in just 4 hours, the same as Valencia on the coast. The Airport of Malaga is one of the excellence of Spain, with a good connection from the city center in just 15 minutes. If you are looking for some hiking, Malaga has got that as well. Discover nature, hiking the hills and visiting tiny white cities in this unforgettable location.
The famous ‘Pueblos Blanco’, or the White Villages, is a proper attraction in Andalusia – the most famous being Nerja and Ronda. Another famous trail is the Caminito del Rey, a Canyon hike with a guide on top of Malaga.
The beauty of Malaga is best admired in June when the city’s many parks and gardens are filled with the bloom of flowers, and the evenings provide an electric atmosphere.
Best European Cities to Visit in July
If you’d prefer to plan an unforgettable vacation with summer in full swing, I’ve compiled a list of the best places to visit in Europe in July. From the quaint cities in Scotland to sun-drenched destinations off the coast of Spain, there are some amazing options for your summer getaway.
Gemma Ratcliffe from Families Can Travel
If you choose one island in Croatia for your perfect summer destination, choose Hvar! Croatia is such a diverse country yet Hvar seems to have it all.
Hvar Island is located on the Dalmatian coast just a short ferry ride from the mainland or surrounding islands such as Brac, Vis and Korcula. Ferries are the only way of getting to the island but they run regularly and are a cheap, fun and picturesque method of transport.
If you love swimming then you won’t be able to resist the crystal clear, turquoise Adriatic Sea. Rent your own motorboat and visit the stunning Pakleni Islands just a stone’s throw away from Hvar Harbour. If partying is your thing, take the water taxi over to Carpe Diem Beach and dance through the night until sunrise. July is a fantastic time to enjoy its vibrant beaches and the Lavender Festival fills the air with the scent of blooming lavender.
You can easily get lost in Hvar Town, wandering around the pretty stone-cobbled streets. You’ll find charming little bakeries and boutique shops. And for all you foodies out there, you’ll be spoilt for choice with a huge range of restaurants and café’s serving local dishes, fresh seafood and local wine.
Hvar Island is rich in history, being ruled by many different civilizations over the centuries. Whilst under Venetian control, the magnificent Hvar Fortress (Španjola) was constructed. This impressive fortress sits dominantly on top of the hill. Take a walk up at sunset for incredible views over Hvar Town and the Pakleni Islands.
Dela B&B is the perfect place to stay in Hvar. Choose this accommodation for its modern and comfortable rooms, stunning views from the balconies and delicious breakfast. But most of all, the incredibly friendly family who run it and go over and beyond to cater for your every need. There’s also a great swimming pool if you’re traveling to Hvar with kids.
Cinque Terre, Italy
Simon Crozier from Journeys to Adventure
Cinque Terre is something very special in the summer months, located on the Italian Riviera coastline. Cinque Terre (meaning ‘Five Earths’) is a string of five picture-perfect seaside villages. Set along a rugged and steep Italian coastal landscape, this amazing destination is one of the best places to visit in Europe.
These five villages Monterosso al Mare, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola and Riomaggiore make up Cinque Terre park, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site. Cinque Terre strings together century-old seaside villages, with their colorful houses, harbors and vineyards. It brings a rustic romance to an already dramatically impressive coastline dotted with Cinque Terre’s amazing beaches.
One of the great attractions is the ability to walk between all five villages on a trail called Sentiero Azzurro (Azure trail). Walking through vineyards clinging to steep terraces and coastal cliffs stopping along the way to admire the views before rejoining another village.
The Walking Trail is a must during a visit and really gives you a connection to Cinque Terre park. Though if walking seen too much of an adventure then there is a train or ferry that connects each of the five villages.
As you drift through each village, lapping up the incredible views. Don’t forget about the delicious Italian restaurants with locally caught seafood on the menu, enjoyed with local made wine and Grappa. Most of the local grapes grown in Cinque Terre are used to make two local wines called Cinque Terre and Sciachetra.
If you’re wanting to visit this beautiful summer getaway. Cinque Terre is located west to the town of La Spezia, in Italy’s northwest. With Trains to and from La Spezia making Cinque Terre easily accessible, with accommodation available either in Cinque Terre or La Spezia.
July is the perfect time for a visit when the Festa del Mare is in full swing and the sea is filled with thousands of floating candles. It’s also one of the best months to admire Cinque Terre’s dramatic coastline as you enjoy a dip in the refreshing water.
Clare Dewey from Epic Road Rides
Bormio’s closest airports are in Bergamo and Milan, but it is also well served from Switzerland’s Zurich airport. If you’re driving, it is about 125 miles (200 km) from Milan and 149 miles (240 km) from Zurich. You can also get to the town via public transport (train then bus).
It’s a wonderful destination for a summer holiday in the mountains. The beautiful town, which has Roman origins and fantastic thermal baths, is surrounded by towering mountains that are perfect for outdoorsy types. The Tourist Office does a great job of advertising walking and bike routes and there are loads of kid-friendly activities.
There’s a great bike path that circles the town and if you’re with kids, it incorporates a playground and a kid-friendly cafe en route. There’s also a bike park where your kids can learn to cycle over ramps and jumps. There are daily group lessons for kids or you can book a private lesson.
There are loads of other activities too – from table football tables to ball pools, big outdoor trampolines, and a summer toboggan run. You can also head up to the ski station, Bormio 2000, where they offer horse rides.
This outdoor adventure haven is also very beautiful, full of fantastic Italian architecture and charm. The accommodation is mainly in family-run hotels. We stayed at the charming Hotel La Genzianella and loved it. If you’re wondering where to go this summer, look no further!
Mary of A Mary Road
Vilnius, Lithuania is a great city to visit if you want to visit and experience Europe without spending too much of your holiday budget. If you are based in Europe, there are so many flights flying directly from Spain, Germany, Scandinavia, France, and the UK by Ryanair.
You can also easily drive there from Finland, Estonia, Poland, Latvia, or even from other Eastern Europe countries. The public transportation cost very little while you can also rent a public bicycle for as cheap as 4.5 euro for 30 days, in this way, you can explore the city in your own pace.
If you don’t know what to do in Vilnius, there are so many free walking tours for you to join, all are covering the most popular outdoor art gallery in the Baltic States, the genocide history, and the, of course, the castles.
If you are up for an adventure and quick dip in the water, check out the Greenlakes not far from the city center. It’s also filled with a sandy beach which gives you satisfaction for a needed water activity. Here, you can enjoy a very affordable 5-euro kayak to rent.
While the best place to stay in Vilnius is in the Old Town, which is close to everything you want to see, the train station, and has plenty of restaurants to try. One of my favorite feature of Vilnius is how little crowd there are even in the peak season of summer compared to Paris, Copenhagen, Madrid, and other European cities.
Vicky at Spud on the Run
I’m guessing most of you will have heard of Manchester (*cough* football) but you might not know anything about the city behind the name. Often overlooked for London, Manchester has a lot to offer and makes a fantastic place for a European break.
Manchester has a diverse history; from its Roman ruins to an identity as a textile giant during the industrial revolution. Don’t forget its more recent and still very much alive eclectic music scene (just think Oasis and the Stone Roses) – there is a lot to explore and discover.
During the summer months, Manchester has a lot planned. In June there’s the Manchester Day Parade and the King Street Festival, and August is busy with the Bolton Food and Drink Festival. July is an amazing time to visit with fantastic weather, and the city welcomes the Manchester International Film Festival and the Manchester Jazz Festival.
Make the most of the fleeting British summer in a typical English pub beer garden like Sinclair’s Oyster Bar, The Wharf, Thomas’ Chop House, or The Briton’s Protection. You could also visit one of the southern suburbs, such as Chorlton or Disdbury, for a spot of brunch and people-watching.
Just as important as the city itself is its location. In the North West of England, it is well connected by road, rail and air so if you want to continue your trip around Britain it’s easy to do!
Practically on the city’s doorstep are some of Britain’s best natural spots, including the Lake District and the Peak District. Liverpool, the home of the Beatles, is less than an hour away, and London or Edinburgh will just take a couple of hours on the train.
If you don’t quite manage to fit Manchester into your summer plans don’t worry, it hosts one of the best and largest Christmas Markets in the country, so pack your jumpers and plan a festive trip instead!
Linda from Travel Tyrol
A summer holiday in the Alps is a nice change from visiting a beach or big city destination. Innsbruck, the capital of Tyrol in Austria, is the perfect base for such a holiday. This incredible city seems alive under the summer sun and the days are even longer which is perfect for sightseeing.
Innsbruck is officially a city, but it’s not a conventional European city. You won’t find mass tourism here (yet). Instead, you’ll meet nature-loving people who are drawn by the mountains towering over the city from both sides of the Inn Valley.
A summer holiday in and around Innsbruck is ideally one that combines sightseeing with nature adventures like hiking, summer tobogganing, and swimming in Alpine lakes.
On the sightseeing front, the historic center of Innsbruck with its famous Golden Roof is a highlight. The atmosphere in the cobbled-stone pedestrian area, with street cafés and colorful centuries-old buildings, is laid-back and festive at the same time.
Pop into the Imperial Palace (where the Habsburgs also liked to spend their summers), marvel at the Triumphal Arch or watch the mountains from the market square. July is ideal for a visit to Innsbruck as it also brings with it the incredible Innsbruck Festival Early Music.
If you’re done sightseeing, you can take the Nordkette cable cars and stand on an Alpine peak within an hour from leaving the city. You could even take the Sightseer Bus to the Bergisel ski jump or Ambras Castle on the city outskirts.
Those who love bling will be fascinated by the Swarovski Crystal Worlds in the town of Wattens (about 10 km from Innsbruck). Alternatively, if you like to be active, the Zirbenweg trail following the stone pine tree line between Patscherkofel and Glungezer is one of the most popular hiking trails in Tyrol. Afterward, you can cool off in the idyllic Lake Lans.
Innsbruck is also the perfect base for day trips to Southern Tyrol (which is a part of Italy), and some Bavarian highlights such as Linderhof Palace. Are you convinced that it’s a great place for a summer holiday with a difference?
Gran Canaria, Spain
Michelle Minnaar from Greedy Gourmet
Let me tell you about one of my favorite summer destinations in Europe, which is Gran Canaria!
Gran Canaria is one of the Canary Islands, which belong to Spain. The island of Gran Canaria is located off the coast of northwestern Africa and it is best known for its sandy beaches and pleasantly warm climate. In short, it’s the place to be for a romantic and relaxing getaway.
Gran Canaria’s climate is fantastic all year round, but summertime is truly special – and perfect for enjoying the beaches. One of my favorite things about having your summer vacation in Gran Canaria is that plane travel is not expensive and doesn’t last ages. It’s the perfect combination.
Once you get there, there are plenty of activities you can indulge in. For example, you can visit Gran Canaria’s famous sandy beaches which include Playa del Ingles, Playa del Puerto Rico and many more. Otherwise, I highly recommend exploring the famous sand dunes of Maspalomas. If you go there with your partner, you can take a romantic walk along the sand dunes and watch the sunset from the Maspalomas lighthouse.
If you’ve got kids, then you can’t miss out on the exciting Poema del Mar aquarium with the world’s largest fish tank. There, you’ll experience jaw-dropping moments while you walk inside the fish tunnel and see a variety of marine species. This is what I love about visiting the island of Gran Canaria. There are so many unique opportunities for you to explore.
Of course, you can’t miss out on visiting Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria. It has a fantastic history, food culture and nightlife. Ultimately, there are tons of things to do in Gran Canaria.
Renata from Bye Myself
Thinking of a great Summer destination, Northern Germany won’t be your first choice, I presume. But while the country’s South is mountainous, there is a coastline in the North longer than the Portuguese one – go figure.
Therefore, Hamburg, Germany’s second largest city, is not only the ideal gateway to beautiful, long beaches at the Baltic as well as the Northern sea, this metropolis also has her own beach along the river Elbe that empties into the Northern sea.
Obviously, the harbor of Hamburg, after Rotterdam and Antwerp, is the third largest in Europe. Its located on this river and a great place to dream about your next trip by watching all these big ships going to all those distant places.
On a harbor cruise, you get an even closer look at those giants of the Seven Seas.
Of course, there is a promenade along the river, but more importantly, there are all these cool beach clubs where you can hang out all day long, snacking, sipping cocktails and watching people and ships go by.
However, since Hamburg is one of the greenest cities worldwide – there are 114 square meters of greenery per each of the 1.8 million inhabitants – it’s easy to beat the heat at one of the many parks.
Need more water? No problem, since the city center is built around the huge lake Alster where you can surf, sail, and paddle. July is the perfect time for enjoying a sail around the city’s incredible lakes or canals.
So who says that Northern Germany is not the perfect summer destination?
Julie Sande from Why Not Ju
Riga is the capital of Latvia and lies in the river mouth of Daugava river on the edge of the Baltic Sea. There are flights into Riga from most big cities in Europe and you can also go by bus from several of the surrounding countries.
Riga is beautiful during summer as you can enjoy the pedestrians-only old town of Riga and take a riverboat, or canal cruise while enjoying the long summer sunsets. Latvia also has the mid-summer celebration, as several northern European countries like Norway and Sweden too. If you plan to go during the summer, you should definitely try to go in June. The celebration is night from 26th to 27th of June and mostly takes place during the evening and night.
In the old town of Riga, they sell flower crowns and other celebratory accessories. During the evening, a big part of the river path is closed off for the celebration, but don’t worry, entrance is free. In the area, you’ll find a big stage and a huge dance area with traditional dance and music. There are also various tables and stands where you can buy traditional Latvian food. Celebrate, dance and eat your way through the longest night of the year!
Part of Rigas city center is also on the UNESCO list of world heritage sights and with good reason. In addition to having the highest concentration of art nouveau buildings in the world, strolling through the cobblestoned streets of Rigas medieval old town is like traveling back in time. Definitely stay in the city center, if not in the old town, you can stay right outside the old town.
Make sure to try Latvia’s local liquor Black Balsam while you’re there, and take advantage of the fact that Riga is famous for its spas!
Shobha George from Just Go Places
Salzburg in Austria is a perfect small city to visit in the summer. It’s truly unreal in the summertime when the idyllic rivers and historic buildings make it look like a scene from a fairytale.
Its location in the mountains means that the weather is comfortable. Austrians and Germans have historically escaped to the surrounding area for the summers. In fact, Hitler’s summer house is an easy trip from Salzburg. Many of his ruling elite actually stayed in Salzburg itself to be near Hitler’s compound.
Salzburg has plenty of attractions all year round because the old town is a UNESCO world heritage site. It has a unique fortress overlooking the city and a charming pedestrianized cobblestoned old city.
Fans of the movie The Sound of Music can visit the places where it was filmed and music lovers can visit the birthplace of Mozart. There are plenty of art galleries, museums and gardens to explore. The city is also known for its breweries, including Stiegl Brewery which has been around since 1492!
The summer in Salzburg is especially pleasant with warm days and cool evenings. You are surrounded by nature in Salzburg so there is plenty of stuff to do outside, such as hiking in the mountains and swimming in the lakes.
Also in the summer, you have the Salzburg Music Festival which has been a worldwide attraction for classical music lovers since 1926. This music festival attracts over a quarter of a million visitors annually. Salzburg also hosts one of Europe’s most renowned summer festival in honor of Mozart. The town is turned into a hub of performances and celebration!
Best European Cities to Visit in August
Planning on a trip to enjoy the last month of summer? I’ve gathered the ultimate options for the best places to visit in Europe in August. From the charming countryside of Scotland to the classic sights of Paris, there are some real winners for the last leg of a summer trip to Europe!
Madeira Island, Portugal
Edyta from Say Yes to Madeira
Madeira Island is a small, Portuguese island located around 1000 km from the coast of Europe and only about 520 km from the coast of Africa. Madeira Island is known for being the ‘Island of Eternal Spring’ which makes it a perfect year-round destination.
The summer months, however, will be the perfect time for those enjoying swimming, diving and active watersports. Madeira might not have the prettiest beaches, but it offers many more unique ways to enjoy the summer.
The most popular swimming gems of Madeira are its volcanic lava pools, for example, Volcanic Pools in Porto Moniz and Seixal in the north of Madeira. There is also one lava pool complex in Funchal – Doca do Cavacas. Another unique swimming place is a swimming hole in the middle of a valley. It is called Poço dos Chefes and it is very popular among the locals.
Madeira Island is one of the best places to go in Europe especially in June when you can enjoy the Medieval Market, Trans Madeira and the incredible Atlantic Festival. One of the best activities to enjoy in Madeira is a cable car trip to the Monte Palace Tropical Garden. Madeira Island offers tourists many modern and comfortable hotels for different budgets, with some of the best hotel pools in Madeira.
If you’re wondering how to get to Madeira, there is one airport on Madeira – Cristiano Ronaldo Airport in Funchal. Cruises are also an option. In the summer months, you can also reach it with your own vehicle by taking a ferry. The ferry connects Funchal with Portimao in mainland Portugal and the Canary Islands.
Daniel Arreola from Blorg
Not many people know about Gdansk, but many fall in love it once they get there. The architecture of the old town is very well preserved and you’ll feel like you’re living the rich life but at a very affordable cost.
Gdansk is incredibly affordable compared to other European destinations. They use the Polish Zloty and not the Euro, which means better pricing for tourists. You can find hotels for around $50 USD/night in old town and meals at restaurants will cost around $5 USD and local street food can cost less than $1 USD. Some local bars even serve up vodka for $0.25 USD per shot. Beer can be found for around $1 USD.
During the summer around the entrances to the old town, you can find classical musicians. These mostly young people playing classical music. Some with new interpretations of modern music with classical instruments making it a unique and inspiring experience.
Gdansk also has beaches! Although the water is cold, you can find yourself on some warm sand during the summer.
If you’ve never been to Poland before, you’ll find that it has modern technology, beautiful architecture, affordable and incredibly safe.
How To Get There:
You can find intra-Poland flights for less than $100 USD as low as $25 USD through Ryan Air (with a bunch of hidden fees of course). Flying into Gdansk from outside of Europe can be very expensive, so you have two options.
Option 1: Fly into Krakow or Warsaw then book an intra-Poland flight from there.
Option 2: Fly into Krakow or Warsaw then take the Polish Rail (Train) to Gdansk.
North Berwick, Scotland
Chelsea from The Portable Wife
North Berwick is a charming coastal town near Edinburgh, Scotland. Though not well known outside of the UK, it has been a popular local vacation spot for over 200 years. This Victorian gem on the coast is filled with long sandy beaches, an amazing castle and a small harbor, making it truly picturesque.
For a small town, there’s a surprising amount of things to do in North Berwick. Beachgoers will enjoy a day at Yellowcraig Beach or Milsey Bay. Nature enthusiasts can learn about puffins, seals, and other local wildlife at the Scottish Seabird Centre. And golfers should play a gorgeous round along the seaside cliff at the famous Glen Golf Club.
Aside from the beaches, North Berwick’s most popular attraction is the nearby ruins of Tantallon Castle. This former Scottish stronghold sits atop a seaside cliff overlooking the Firth of Forth. Visitors can walk around the castle grounds and ascend the still-standing tower for amazing panoramic views.
Getting to North Berwick is easy by train. It’s only a 30-minute direct journey from Edinburgh Waverly train station or a 1.5-2 hour trip from Glasgow. If you choose to drive, there’s ample parking around the town.
You won’t find many hotels in the area. Instead, most people stay in vacation homes and self-serviced apartments. If you’re looking for cheaper alternatives, there are a number of bed and breakfasts in town. And for a more rustic experience, the Gilsland Caravan Park offers glamping rentals and caravan/RV parking.
North Berwick is stunning during the summer months but it’s especially great in August when the amazing Fringe by the Sea festival takes place filled with music, film, comedy and kids events.
Holly from Four Around the World
Budapest in Hungary has great weather year round and in summer you can really feel the heat as you explore the city. Luckily there is plenty to do in the city to keep cool in between visiting the incredible sights.
One of the things Budapest is most famous for is their thermal baths, known for healing properties. Not only that, they make a perfect place to cool down too. During the summer months Gellért, Széchenyi and Lukács Baths each open their outdoor open-air pools. You can still enjoy the indoor heated thermal pools all year.
A visit to Margaret Island is also a must, with beautiful gardens and parks, a public swimming pool, and a musical fountain. There is often entertainment on throughout the year and it makes a great place to relax in the shade for a couple of hours.
For a different view of the city, take a cruise along the Danube day or night. Night time is a great chance to see the Parliament building lit up. Dinner cruises are a great opportunity to enjoy some of the local food favorites while enjoying the sights along the river.
There is a summer festival that runs from June to August in Budapest, with many different events throughout the summer months all around the city.
You will find many great Airbnb options throughout Budapest, with some located right in the city center. Alternatively, there are plenty of hotels available to suit different budgets as well. We stayed in a private apartment to suit traveling with extended family.
Although summertime in Budapest brings the rain, August has the least rainy days and you can enjoy events like the Budapest Summer festival, the Sziget Festival or the incredible Festival of Folk Arts.
Mark Wylde from Wylde Family Travel
The Tatra National Park Poland features many Ski resorts but the town of Zakopane Poland is not just about winter. Zakopane in summer turns into a place for hikers, mountain bikers, and sightseers.
There are many things to do in Zakopane in any season. The hills around Zakopane are filled with walking tracks for hikers of any fitness level. Mountain bikers are challenged by climbs and descents to and from the town.
However, Zakopane is great fun in the summer months and brings comfortably cool weather which is perfect for enjoying the trails (even though they’ll be busy). Summertime also brings lots of events to the city including the Mountain Folklore Festival.
Krupowki Street is the main pedestrian mall in the town of Zakopane Poland. The street is over a kilometer long and begins at the base of Gubalowka cable car station. Krupowki is lined with restaurants, bars, shops, and hotels.
When the sun comes out you will find thousands strolling the street window shopping people watching and enjoying the street entertainers. Zakopane restaurants and bars are packed with people enjoying good food and drinks. Grilled meats seem to be the specialty of Krupowki.
Gubalowka sits at 1123 meters looking down on Zakopane directly above the town in the Tatra National Park. The trip to Gubalowka begins with a cable car ride up the hill. The Zakopane cable car takes 4 minutes and costs just over a euro.
The ride up the hill is amazing as you ascend upwards through pine trees and the town slowly disappears beneath you. At the top, you will find markets, restaurants, rob courses, toboggans and other adventures awaiting you. You can also walk back down taking in the view
Turracher Höhe, Austria
Rand Shoaf from Well Traveled Mile
If you are looking for a healthy summer getaway in Europe, you should definitely visit Turracher Höhe in Austria. I know, it’s not so easy to pronounce, but it’s worth it checking out.
Set high on a pass in the Austrian Alps, you will find the village Turracher Höhe with its beautiful lake, the Turracher Lake. You can only reach this unique vacation destination by car since there’s no public transportation up to the pass.
Directly from the village, you have access to dozen of hiking trails along some lakes and many summits, such as the Kornock or Schoberriegel.
Even in summer, you can choose between two chairlifts to go up the mountains if you want to start your stroll or hike from a higher altitude. There you can hike from one summit to the next one with stunning views.
Or you explore the 3 lakes route starting at the Turracher Lake, passing the Green Lake continued by the Black Lake. If you are interested in some adventure, go and try out the Nocky Flitzer, an alpine roller coaster through nature.
And after all the exploring and hiking lay down in one of the comfy chairs and relax at the Turracher Lake while soaking in the sunshine.
Once you get hungry, you’ll find plenty of delicious, authentic places to dine with traditional Austrian fare. A regional favorite is the Kaspressknödel (cheese-dumpling) soup. You will not be disappointed!
For lodging, you can choose between a variety of some private and exclusive Austrian hotels, apartments or chalets. Between the fresh air, stunning views, and calmness of this mountain village – you’ll never forget your vacation at this unique summer destination.
Cabo de Gata, Spain
Linn Haglund from Brainy Backpackers travel blog
Cabo de Gata is an off the beaten track summer destination in the province of Almeria in the southern part of Spain. It is a large nature reserve with Spain’s only desert area. The beaches in Cabo de Gata are spectacular, some of them right off powerful cliffs and others melting in with the large, hot sand dunes.
The most popular beaches are Los Muertos Beach, Los Genoveses Beach and Monsul Beach. The last two can be reached by car while the first one includes roughly a 15-minute hike to get to. There are several other breathtaking beaches you can only reach by foot or by hiking across challenging hills and desert sand.
Another interesting beach is Cala de San Pedro which probably is the only beach in Spain where you are allowed to camp. It is originally a private land that hippies moved into years ago. Now, the police leave it to the hippies and the happy free spirits that choose to camp there. To get to the bay you can either take a one-hour hike or get a boat transfer from Las Negras village.
One of the most popular villages to stay in Cabo de Gata is San Jose. They have a camping ground and several hotels of different price ranges. My favorite camping ground, though, is Los Escullos which is in the middle of the desert a 10-minute drive from San Jose next to beautiful cliffs and beaches. Definitely, the best place to catch the sunrise.
Visiting Cabo de Gata in the summer is quite memorable and the summer months have a low chance of rain in general. August is particularly amazing and has a high chance of sunny days!
There are daily buses from Almeria Airport to San Jose, though I recommend getting a rental car to explore the area in the best possible way.
Paris, France in the Summer
Sharon Odegaard from Exploring Our World
Paris makes an ideal summer destination, beckoning you to enjoy the outdoors on a warm day. While Paris is always a good idea, as they say, it is a delightful city to experience by being out and about in the summer. Let the world-class museums wait and get outside into the Paris air.
Imagine sitting on the banks of the Seine, enjoying a picnic of baguettes, cheese, and wine. Or perhaps you would prefer to take in the sights from a boat, gliding along past landmarks such as Notre Dame and the Musee D’Orsay.
Time your ride for sunset and marvel at the twinkling lights of the Eiffel Tower put on a show. The parks of Paris provide a place for strolling among a canopy of trees with blooms bursting in various colors.
Stay in the Latin Quarter for its character and because that puts you in easy walking distance to Luxembourg Gardens, the grandest of the parks. On weekends, you can sail wooden toy boats on the lake.
Be sure to wander through the Jardin des Tuileries, the formal French gardens right outside the Louvre. The outdoor café here is the perfect place to stop for a cold drink. Set aside an afternoon or evening for a bike tour, cycle around Paris with the wind in your face, and breathe in the summer air of unforgettable Paris.
Paris in the summer is unforgettable and August is a fantastic time to visit the city as many locals go out of town so the streets are quieter – but the world-famous attractions are all open!
Hannah Golton from Hannah’s Happy Adventures
Munich is found in Bavaria, South-East Germany. Famous for its 200 beer gardens, Munich is the perfect summer city. I recommend visiting the Hofbraukeller. It’s off the beaten track and a favorite with the locals. Head here on a warm afternoon, grab yourself a stein of beer and some Schnitzel, and settle in for the afternoon.
Munich has many parks which are all definitely worth exploring. But, I recommend visiting the English Garden. This park is huge; be sure to go for a wander and enjoy the scenery. If you’re into surfing, there’s a spot on the river where you can surf an artificial wave.
Even if you’re not a surfer yourself, it’s easy to while away an hour watching the pros. Furthermore, there is also a big beer garden in the park center if you, like me, can’t get enough of German beer or are craving bratwurst.
Next head to Viktualienmarkt. You’ll find some delicious German foods and ice cream stalls, the perfect summer treats to cool off. Additionally, if you have more time be sure to take a day trip from Munich to the fairytale castle of Neuschwanstein.
As for accommodation, check out Wombat’s hostel if you’re looking for a budget stay. For a good quality hotel at a reasonable price, I recommend Ibis, they have several branches throughout the city.
The city has an international airport and is easily reached by rail from neighboring cities and countries. Alternatively, you take a Flixbus from nearby cities if you’re looking to save money.
Top Summer Trips to Europe Conclusion
From the gorgeous coast of Italy to the idyllic hillsides of Scotland, there is a treasure trove of incredible destinations for a summer Eurotrip. Whether you’re looking for a beachside vacation, sightseeing galore or soaking up the incredible atmosphere of Europe in summer – there’s something for everyone. These are all picture perfect Pint rest locations.
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