Here is a list of 25 of the most beautiful travel destinations in Europe.
Our list is mixed up and not listed according to ratings. These include popular cities in Europe, seaside destinations, nature wonders.
1- Hallstatt, Austria
The town of Hallstatt is not large, places everything with its beauty and almost “postcard” perfection.
Thanks to it, it has also been included on the UNESCO list, so it is no wonder that every year it attracts thousands of tourists from all over the world for its beauty, but also unusual customs. And what unusual habits do we mean? For example, separate storage of skulls and the rest of the bones. Only skulls are stored in the local ossuary. A good bit further then the rest. The reason is simple – little space.
2- Lake Bled, Slovenia
One of the most visited places in Slovenia – Lake Bled offers panoramic views of the year-round snow-capped peaks of the surrounding mountains, and is rightly nicknamed the “showcase of Slovenia”. The lake offers two rarities – one of them is an island, which is located right in the middle of the lake, the other is Blejski grad towering over the lake. One of the most beautiful destinations in Europe.
3- Lauterbrunnen Valley, Switzerland
The monumental Lauterbrunnen valley and its surroundings are among the most beautiful places not only in Switzerland, but in the entire world. Above the valley rise a practically perpendicular several hundred meter mountain walls, from which fall the highest waterfalls in Europe.
4- Lofoten Island, Norway
A mishmash of islands above the Arctic Circle: rugged, red (the houses) and green (the interior). Sometimes sinister, but with a little sun, you see postcard mountains. The Lofoten archipelago, which juts out of the sea like a dragon’s back, is perhaps the most beautiful part of Norway. Ferry can reach the most famous islands, highly recommended during a tour of Norway. This world-class Hidden Jewel is perfect for a camper trip or wild camping between the fishing hamlets in a magical green landscape. This makes it the most sought after destinations in Europe.
5- Scottish Highlands, Scotland
The rugged and mystical Scottish Highlands are among the most beautiful nature destinations in Europe. You can’t help but be impressed as you travel through the landscape of high mountains, deep lochs and vast forest. Believe us, you will spontaneously believe in the many legends of mythical creatures and lake monsters. The aptest destination in Europe.
6- Lapland, Scandinavia
Lapland is also called ‘the last wilderness in Europe’. This vast area high in Scandinavia stretches across northern Norway, Sweden, Finland and part of Russia.
But Swedish Lapland is also a winter fairytale, untouched and undiscovered. High mountains, meters thick ice, glaciers, tundras, ancient traditions and cozy red houses. Reindeer, brown bears, and unique flora and fauna. Hiking, fishing, fly-fishing, snowmobiling, husky tours, ski expeditions, overnight stays in lonely mountain huts, and perhaps even spotting the northern lights: the possibilities are endless. This is, of course, one of the most beautiful destinations in Europe.
7- Santorini, Greece
One of the most famous images of Greece: an azure blue sea, rugged cliffs and authentic white houses with blue roofs. This image was captured on the island of Santorini, because this is the most photographed place in Greece. This volcanic island is part of the Cyclades archipelago and may not have the most beautiful beaches, but it has authentic architecture, magical views, narrow alleys, rugged cliffs and vineyards.
8-The Seven Rila Lakes, Bulgaria
The Seven Rila Lakes are one of the most emblematic landmarks, and definitely one of the most beautiful places in Bulgaria.
9- Amalfi coast, Italy
The villages on the Amalfi Coast look as if a resourceful architect had carefully adapted them to the rugged mountain slopes above the turquoise-blue Tyrrhenian Sea, and then lovingly painted them with pastel Colorado’. But what looks like a picture book setting is actually real.
10- Venice, Italy
Tourists may overrun Venice, but it is not without reason. This unique city is certainly one of the most beautiful places in Europe. The winding streets in the water are beautiful, and when the sun goes down, the city turns into a fairytale. Moreover, the crowds are not that bad if you go outside the high season, and the extreme prices for a ride with a gondola are more than worth it.
11- Faroe Islands, North Atlantic
B18 green islets, floating lonely in the North Atlantic. With weather as unpredictable as a toddler’s tantrums. In the quiet Faroe Islands, often connected by bridge or tunnel, you can hike mightily and spot birds (puffins).
12- Madeira, Portugal
Madeira, the Flower Island. Go hiking along llevadas, old irrigation channels that take you to the most beautiful places on the island. Rugged coasts, beautiful flowers and green mountains. Madeira is a paradise for nature!
13- Dolomites, Italy
One of the most beautiful mountains in Europe, the Dolomites in Italy. The mountains with its steep cliffs and rugged nature are an attraction for hikers, cyclists, mountaineers and nature lovers. Try to go outside the high season to avoid the biggest crowds.
14- Meteora, Greece
An unknown natural phenomenon, in Greece! Everyone knows the beautiful islands with their azure blue sea and white pebble or sandy beaches. But on the mainland you will find this kind of nature: towering rock formations, with monasteries on top of the peaks, built like eagles’ nests, and watching over the valley.
15- The Picos de Europa, Spain
The Picos de Europa is part of the national park of the same name and is for many one of the most beautiful mountains in Europe. Despite the overwhelming beauty of nature, the mountain area is still relatively undiscovered by the public. Stroll past old villages, untouched nature and crystal clear streams, and have the chance to see bears or wolves.
16-Tulip fields of Holland
The Keukenhof is of course beautiful, but what is even more beautiful and more adventurous is to drive through the bulb fields with a scooter (or bicycle or car of course). You will find the most beautiful flowers near Noordwijk, Lisse and Sassenheim. But you can also spot beautiful bulb fields in North Holland and Flevoland. The important thing to know is that they can only be seen during the flowering time between the end of March and mid-May. The fields are at their most beautiful in mid-April!
17- Transfagarasan Highway, Romania
This spectacular road is one of the most special roads in the world. This 90 km long road runs through the Fagaras mountains in Romania. The road comprises many sharp hairpin bends, which lead to a maximum height of approximately 2000 meters. Because of severe weather, this road is closed from November to June.
18- Verdon Gorges, France
Do you love rugged nature? Gorges du Vernon is the deepest gorge on our continent, with a maximum depth of 750 meters. The clear, green water that flows through the ravine gives the whole a high photo quality. Tip: Also visit the medieval town of Moustiers Saint-marie.
19- Seljalandsfoss Waterfall, Iceland
On the southwest coast of Iceland, this beautiful waterfall, about 60 meters high, is on the river Seljalandsau. The proximity to Iceland’s Ring Road attracts many tourists here. In addition, the ability to take the courses of the water flow adds to the popularity of the waterfall. You just have to store waterproof clothes. In winter, the trail closes as it becomes slippery and potentially dangerous for walking.
20- Füssen Bavaria
Füssen, a German town in Bavaria, is the last stop on the tourist route of the Romantic Road near the famous Bavarian royal castles of Hohenschwangau and Neuschwa Stein. This pretty town is about 800 meters above sea level on the left bank of the Lech, from which the artificial lake Forggensee originates from with the help of a dam.
21- korčula, Croatia
At the northeastern tip of the island is the old town of Corolla, one of the best preserved medieval centers in the Adriatic. Nestled within its long historic walls, the old town boasts a rich history.
22-Kravitsa waterfalls, Bosnia Herzegovina
KravitsaThe waterfalls on the river Trebižat, fall from a height of 25 meters and end at the lake. It is one of the most popular tourist resorts, especially in the summer months. The waters of the lake are ideal for swimming, picnics and outdoor activities.
23-The Bay of Kotor
The Bay of Kotor was already inhabited in ancient times. Surrounded by two 28-kilometer-long Dinaric Alps expeditions, the bay was an ideal place to build settlements that the Adriatic Sea could then be protected from attacks. The history and culture of this place is so rich that it will undoubtedly attract a larger article than this.
Sintra seems to have been plucked from a fairytale book. Here you will find a collection of ancient palaces, castles, gardens, fortresses and viewpoints, spread over a hilly landscape on the coast of Portugal.
25-The Pulpit Rock, Norway
The pulpit is a dramatic natural rock formation, a platform measuring 25 x 25 m², with a view of the fabulous Lysefjord from a height of 604 meters. The fjord is 42 km long, formed by mighty glaciers in the last ice age. The melting of the ice probably created the pulpit around 10,000 years ago.