Everyone should go on a Eurotrip at least once in their life. With metropolitan cities to charming villages,
Europe has a large variety of landscapes and culture suitable for every type of traveler. The best part
about traveling in Europe is the size; booking a flight or hopping on a train for a few hours will have you
in a different country.
So where does one begin when traveling Europe? Of course there’s Paris, Amsterdam, and Madrid but
millennials are looking for more than the “typical” Eurotrip. Here are the best destinations to stop through
while venturing Europe that have incredible architecture, delicious food and hip hostels.
Simply landing in Dubrovnik will leave you starstruck. The city is stunning with views of the Adriatic Sea as it contrasts against the ancient city walls and Baroque buildings. You have the option of exploring the Old City, taking an excursion to the coastal islands or relaxing on the beach.
When thinking of Dublin, beer will probably be the first thing that comes to mind. Although that’s quite accurate, Dublin holds a history of more than 1,000 years and can be experienced while exploring sites like Christ Church Cathedral. But you still need to visit the Guinness Storehouse as well. Aside from the beer, Dublin has a great variety of things to do and is also an excellent city to live in.
Amsterdam is a great city but Rotterdam is a bit cooler and often overlooked. The multicultural port city is filled with a lively nightlife, amazing museums and a breathtaking skyline.
You probably have heard of Belgian waffles – well, that alone is a reason to visit Brussels. With the addition of chocolate and beer. Aside from that, there’s beautiful architecture, loads of cultural historic sites and lots of diversity to be discovered. Head over to Matonge, the city’s African quarter, or the “Bozar” cultural center.
Iceland’s incredible landscape has travelers flocking to the country. During the summer, you will have enough time to explore as there’s about 22 hours of sunshine. When winter comes, you can chase the northern lights. Reykjavik itself is a beautiful, yet quirky, capital with a vibrant community and has an epic nightlife.
Head over to Boom, Belgium for one of Europe’s best EDM festivals. Get lost in the electronic music and dance away as the sky becomes illuminated with the fireworks and lights. Tomorrowland is definitely an adventure of a lifetime.
Budapest is the city you go to if you’re on a budget. Not only does it have stunning architecture, cool shops and cafes and edgy pubs, you can do it all for cheap. Make sure you visit in August, when Sziget festival takes over the island in the middle of the city, get enriched with culture during the day and party hard during the night!
As one of the popular tourist cities in Spain, Barcelona is definitely worth a visit regardless. Barcelona is a unique atmosphere about it that will make you fall in love with the metropolitan city. It’s right on the Mediterranean so you can soak up the sun or learn about the city’s culture by heading to the famous Sagrada Familia or Park Güell.
Portugal has recently been on the radar and is quickly gaining popularity as a go-to destination. Most people tend to go to the capital, Lisbon, but the second major city, Porto, has a charm that many cities don’t have. You might be in a city but it will feel like you’re in a small town due to its friendly and cozy essence. You can taste test the port wine that comes from the region, head to the coast and catch somewaves or get lost in the cobblestoned streets.
One of the Balearic islands, Ibiza has established a reputation as the place to come if you’re looking to party hard. During the summer, the island brings in some of the world’s most famous DJs, like David Guetta and Armin van Buuren, and the party doesn’t stop until past sunrise. Don’t worry, you can still escape the party scene by heading to the quiet villages like Sant Miquel de Balansat.
The capital of Scotland is still a bit under the radar casually waiting to be discovered. The creative hub is known to be one of Europe’s most beautiful cities as it resides on rocky hills that overlook the sea. The compact city makes it easy to explore and embrace the landscape, buildings and atmosphere. It’s also home to many festivals when the weather gets warmer.
Berlin is like no other city in Germany. It’s a vibrant hub where you’ll find just about anything – art galleries, museums and historic neighborhoods. As night falls, Berlin transforms into one of the best nightlife cities in Europe. Whether you’re looking to rave or kick back with live music, there’s something for you.
The capital of Denmark will have you captivated with its charm. The neighborhoods are beautifully structured with its colorful architecture along the canal. It’s also one of the friendliest cities on the planet so you would definitely feel welcomed in the city.