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Are you planning a Europe Trip and really excited to explore new cities and places?

Europe is a comprehensive continent full of vibrant countries and cities. It has some great countries like England, France, Germany and Italy. The European cities are famous for their amazing restaurants, great museums, busy nightlife and splendid architecture. So, deciding which place to visit is overwhelming and confusing.

Hence, this article is dedicated to round up the best place to visit in Europe. By the end of this article, you will get the idea which places to visit to make your Europe trip experience best.

So, without any further delay, let’s get started.

1.  Budapest in Hungary

Budapest

Budapest – the capital of Hungary is one of the best places to visit on your Europe Trip. The city is rich in architecture and historical heritage. It is a perfect place to go for people who love culture, museums, and nightlife. It is a great inspiration for directors, musicians and designers and they come to witness the beauty of Budapest from every corner of the world.

Location:

The city is located at the river Danube in central north Hungary of Europe.

Best Time to Visit:

The ideal time to visit Budapest is during the months from March – May and from September – November as the city is less crowded with tourists and climate weather is extremely mild during these months in Budapest.

Best Things to Do:

Walking across the Chain Bridge, Explore the castle of Buda, Cruise on the Danube River, Relaxing on the Szechenyi Baths, lookout at Fisherman’s Bastion, Budapest Party at Ruin Bars, Visit Largest Heroes square, Ride the Budapest Eye Ferris Wheel, etc.

Places to Explore in Budapest:

Following are the places that you must visit during your tour to Budapest:

  • Hungarian Parliament Building
  • Halaszbastya
  • Stephen’s Basilica
  • Danube River
  • Buda Castle
  • Margaret Island
  • Gellert Hill
  • Budapest Pinball Museum
  • Heroes Square
  • Varhegy
  • Matthias Church

Famous Dishes:

Budapest is home to Hungarian Classic cuisine . To complete the proper Budapest experience when you are on a Europe trip , one must dive into the following dishes mentioned:

Fisherman’s soup (Halaszle), Goulash (Gulyas), Chicken Paprikash (Csirke paprikas), Hungarian Lecso, Solet, Langos, Sponge Cake (Somloi galuska), etc.

2. Paris in France

Paris

Paris is one of the most visited city and it’s a must go. Millions of people discover its monuments, world-class museums, iconic landmarks, shops and streets every year. It’s a mix of food, art, culture, history and beauty. In addition to its artwork, it is a lively, pleasant and amazing city to stay. It has parks and pedestrians full of greenery like Canal Saint- Martin, La Coulee Verte de Renee – Dumont” and “Parc des Tuileries”. Whether you are alone, or with people, you will encounter the most vibrant and fashionable places in Paris.

Location:

The capital city of France located in northern central part of the country along the Seine River.

Best Time to Visit:

The best seasons to visit Paris is from April to June and October to June when the weather climate is mild.

Best Things to Do:

Go to the top of the Eiffel Tower, Take a River Boat Cruise on the Seine, Enjoy a hop-on-hop-off bus ride around Paris, Spend an evening at the Moulin Rouge, Visit the Notre-Dame Cathedral of Paris, Take a stroll around Montmartre, etc.

Places to Explore in Paris:

Following are the places that you must visit during your tour to Paris:

  • Eiffel Tower
  • Notre Dame Cathedral
  • Louvre Museum
  • Arc of Triumph
  • Cruise on the Seine
  • Montmartre
  • Palace of Versailles
  • Disneyland
  • The Latin Quarter – Luxembourg park
  • Moulin Rouge
  • Palais Garnier
  • Place De La Concorde

Famous Dishes:

Paris is famous for its French food cuisine. If you are ever visiting paris then you should try out famous French dishes which are mentioned below:

Baguettes, Croissants, Macarons, Eclairs, French Cheese, Oysters, Falafel, Couscous, Duck confit, Salted butter caramels, Steak Frites, etc.

3. Florence in Italy

Florence

Florence has no match. It is the authentic taste of Italy. Its stunning beauty, atmosphere and lights will take you to another world of dreams. In the world of art, Florence can’t be neglected. It is admired by world-class artists and art lovers. It’s the land of masterpieces ever produces by mankind. It is well known for its architecture, museums, painting and sculptures in the whole world. The best time to visit Florence is during the months of May and September when the weather is warmer.

Location:

Florence is the city located in the central Italy of Tuscany Region.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit Florence is during the months of May and September when the weather is warmer.

Best Things to Do:

Climb Giotto’s Bell Tower, Climb the cupola, admire the view from the Piazzale Michelangelo, Check out the view from the top of the Palazzo Vecchio, Visit San Miniato al Monte, Hike to Fiesole, etc.

Places to Explore in Italy:

Following are the places that you must visit during your tour to Italy:

  • Cathedral Of Santa Maria Fiori And Piazza Duomo
  • Winery At Renaissance Villa
  • Cinque Terre
  • 9 Santa Croce
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Palazzo Pitti And Boboli Gardens
  • Santa Maria Novella
  • San Miniato Al Monte
  • Bargello Palace National Museum
  • Mercato Centrale
  • Mercato Nuovo
  • Piazza Della Repubblica

Famous Dishes:

Florence is famous for its Florentine cuisine which is packed with full of flavors and variety of dishes. Some of the other notable dishes which are well known in Florence are as follows:

Pizza Schiacciata, Ribollita, Bistecca Alla Fiorentina, Tagliere, Pinzimonio, Lampredotto, Crostini al Fegato, Truffles, Gelato, Cantucci, etc.

4. London in England

London

Everyone knows London is a sightseeing city. It has the British Museum, Tower of London, Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and London Eye. Also, its culture and nightlife are big attractions and everyone must visit London at least once in his life. It is the biggest city in Europe and has everything including foods, musical nights, threats, street art, pubs and much more.

Location:

London is the capital city of England which is located on the south east of the country.

Best Time to Visit:

The best month to visit London is March to May when the temperatures of the climate are mild and the parks are green and blooming.

Best Things to Do:

See graffiti at Leake Street tunnel, Take a trip through history at the Imperial War Museum, Catch a cruise down the River Thames, Take in the international flavors of Brixton Market, Listen to live jazz in Camden, Take a day trip to the sea, etc.

Places to Explore in London:

Following are the places that you must visit during your tour to London:

  • London Eye
  • Warner Bros. Studio Tour London
  • Madame Tussauds London
  • Westminster Abbey
  • London Dungeon
  • Kew Gardens
  • National Gallery
  • Piccadilly Circus And Trafalgar Square
  • Hyde Park
  • Big Ben
  • Buckingham Palace
  • The Victoria And Albert Museum

Famous Dishes:

London is a city famous for its British dishes. Some of the food dishes you should try out when visited to London are as mentioned below:

Fish & Chips, Sunday Roast with Yorkshire pudding, Full English Breakfast, Pie and Mash, Bangers and Mash, Cockles, Eton Mess, Sticky Toffee Pudding, Afternoon Tea, Beef Wellington, etc.

5. Rome in Italy

Rome

Rome plays a role of catalyst to Italy’s tourism, and on the list of most sought-after places in Europe. Soaked in culture and history, the Eternal City has rich historical treasures including Trevi Fountain, The Colosseum and Saint Peter’s Basilica. You will find fresh and delicious cuisine at every corner. The best way to praise Rome is to walk, just tie your laces and explore.

Location:

Rome is the capital city of Italy located on the central portion of the Italian Peninsula on the Tiber River.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit Rome is during the month of September – November and April – May when the city is less crowded, morning days are bright and sunny and evenings are cool in temperatures.

Best Things to Do:

Walk up St. Peter’s Top of the Dome, Explore Castel Sant’Angelo, Go to the Colosseum, Head to the Roman Forum and the Palatine Hill, Visit the Baths of Caracalla, Explore the Domus Aurea, etc.

Places to Explore in Rome:

Following are the places that you must visit during your tour to Rome:

  • Pantheon
  • The Colosseum and the Arc of Constantine
  • Roman Forum
  • Vatican City
  • Trevi Fountain
  • San Giovanni in Laterano (Basilica of St. John Lateran)
  • Centro Storico & the Spanish Steps
  • Santa Maria Maggiore
  • The Catacombs and Via Appia Antica (Appian Way)
  • Piazza Navona
  • Palatine Hill
  • Borghese Gallery and Gardens

Famous Dishes:

The food of Rome City is based on Typical Roman Cuisine. The famous food of Rome city is unique and delicious for eating. Some of the Roman cuisine to try out are mentioned as follows:

Cacio e Pepe, Bucatini all’Amatriciana, Carbonara, Artichokes, Coda alla Vaccinara, Pasta alla gricia, Suppli, Roman-style pizza, Saltimbocca, Gelato, Cicoria, Porchetta, etc.

6. Istanbul in Turkey

Istanbul

Connecting Asia and Europe, Istanbul exhibits a blended and complicated culture and heritage. The city was the capital of the Ottoman empires back in history, rich in history and have many monuments. It has mixed architecture of past and present building a unique city. The natural landmarks are also very attractive. The Bosphorus divides the city into two parts and connects the Marmara Sea to the Black Sea.

Location:

Istanbul is the largest city in the Turkey Region located on the northwest of the country at the strait of Bosporus.

Best Time to Visit:

Best time to visit Istanbul is during the months of March-May and September-November as city is less crowded, daytime temperatures are average and room rates for accommodation are average.

Best Things to Do:

Go to a whirling dervish show, Visit the Spice Bazaar, Eat a kumpir, Ride the red street car, Get naked at a hamam, Walk across Galata Bridge, Snack on Classic Candy at Altan Sekerleme, Listen to live Jazz at Nardis, etc.

Places to Explore in Istanbul:

Following are the list of places to explore when you visit to Istanbul:

  • Dolmabahce Palace
  • Hagia Sophia Museum
  • Sultanahmet District
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Bosphorus Strait
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Galata Tower
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Spice Bazaar
  • The Blue Mosque
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum

Famous Dishes:

Istanbul is the ideal place to enjoy the rich diversity of Turkish cuisine food. Here are some of the favorite food dishes that you simply must try when visiting this city.

Baklava, Kebap, Meze, Manti, Balik Ekmek, Karniyarik, Kadinbudu Kofte, Kuzu Tandir, Pide, Izgara Balik, Yaprak Sarma, Doner, Lahmacun, etc.

7. Venice in Italy

Venice

Venice is charming and attractive place to explore. The city consists of small islands floating on the water and you will be amazed to see. There are no roads, people move through canals and the most famous Grand Canal is an attraction for many visitors. Bridge of the Barefoot is also a point to go there. The atmosphere is magical.

Location:

Venice is the capital city of Veneto Region which lies on the northeastern Italy along the coastline of Adriatic Sea.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to go for a Venice Tour is during the months of April, May, September and October.

Best Things to Do:

Visit the Bridge of Sighs, Go to the Venetian Ghetto, Climb the Campanile, Viewpoint from Rialto Bridge, Take a Ferry to Murano, Burano and Torcello, Take Gondola Ride, Go For an Aperitivo, etc.

Places to Explore in Venice:

Following are the places that you must explore during your visit to Venice:

  • Grand Canal
  • Rialto Bridge
  • Doge’s Palace
  • Basilica Di San Marco
  • Piazza San Marco
  • Gallerie Dell’Accademia
  • Teatro La Fenice
  • Ca’ Rezzonico
  • Chiesa Della Madonna Dell’ Orto
  • Jewish Museum
  • Santa Maria Gloriosa Dei Frari
  • Murano
  • Scuola Grande Di San Rocco
  • Peggy Guggenheim Collection

Famous Dishes:

Venice city is famous for its Venetian Cuisine. Venice city food dishes mainly comprises of vegetables and fish. Check out the unique dishes you should try out when visiting this city are as follows:

Sarde in saor, Spaghetti in nero di sepia, Bigoli in salsa, Fritto misto, Baccala mantecato, Frittelle, Tramezzino,  Fegato alla veneziana, Castraure, Moeche fritte, etc.

8. Amsterdam in Netherlands

Amsterdam

Amsterdam is the capital of Netherland which is one of the most favorite places for tourists for decades. The Red Light district culture is not appreciated but still, you’ll find a lot there. It has stylish streets and canals to have a look. The outstanding museums like Van Gogh grab the attention of visitors. Some other visiting points include Anne Frank Huis, Bloemenmarkt and Vondelpark.

Location:

Amsterdam is located on Western Netherlands in the North Holland.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to experience this beautiful city is during the months of April, May, September and October.

Best Things to Do:

Cycle to hidden gems, See windmills, countryside and beaches, Check out the museums & majestic buildings in Museumplein, Cruise past canal houses and bridges, Try local beer at a historic brewery, etc.

Places to Explore in Amsterdam:

Following are the places that you must explore during your visit to Amsterdam:

  • Rijksmuseum
  • Anne Frank House
  • Van Gogh Museum
  • Jordaan
  • Vondelpark
  • Dam Square
  • Royal Palace of Amsterdam
  • Rembrandt House Museum
  • The Botanical Gardens
  • Artis: Amsterdam Royal Zoo
  • Heineken Brewery
  • Bike City

Famous Dishes:

Amsterdam is known for its Dutch food. Dutch food is delicious to eat. Some of the Dutch food you should try out at Amsterdam are as follows:

Stroopwafel, Herring, Kroket, Patat, Cod, Poffertjes, Mint Tea, Satay, Oorlog french fries, Dutch cheese, Bitterballen, Drop, Stamppot, Chutney, etc.

9. Vienna in Austria

Vienna

There are many reasons to visit Vienna including culture, places, music, monuments and theme park. The inner city has narrow street and antiquated buildings. It is a city for everyone, lonely, couples, friends and families, music and photo lovers.

Location:

Vienna is the capital of Austria and lies on the beautiful banks of the Danube River.

Best Time to Visit:

The best time to visit this city is from April to May or September to October. The climate is mild during spring seasons and fall seasons bring less crowded region.

Best Things to Do:

Take A Ride On The Vienna Sightseeing Bus, Watch A Live Concert At The State Opera, Admire The Nature At Belvedere Garden And Belvedere Palace, Feel Like A Local At The Fruit And Flower Market (Naschmarkt), etc.

Places to Explore in Vienna:

Following are the places that you must explore during your visit to Vienna:

  • The Hofburg
  • Schonbrunn Palace and Gardens
  • Stephen’s Cathedral
  • The Spanish Riding School
  • Belvedere Palace
  • Vienna Zoo
  • The Prater and the Giant Ferris Wheel
  • The Vienna State Opera House
  • Kunsthistorisches Museum and Maria-Theresien-Platz
  • Vienna City Hall (Rathaus)
  • Karlskirche
  • The National Theater

Famous Dishes:

Vienna is famous for its Viennese Cuisine. Though the food is not healthy to eat but you can try out from schnitzel to mouthwatering cakes, sausages and hearty stews, etc. these are the top Austrian foods to try in Vienna. Some other notable dishes to try out at Vienna are as follows:

Wiener schnitzel, Buchteln, Strudel, Sachertorte, Tafelspitz, Kaiserschmarrn, Gulasch, Almdudler, Kasekrainer, Schinken-kase toast, Powidltascherl, Erdapfelsalat, Spargel, etc.

10. Barcelona in Spain

Barcelona

Barcelona is the capital of Catalonia which is the second largest city in Spain. There are many reasons to visit Barcelona including culture, places, music, shopping, monuments, etc. It is mainly famous for its Barcelona football club. The best way to explore the inner city is to use the metro railways.  It has narrow street, antiquated buildings and busy boulevards.

Location:

The City lies on the northeastern of Spain on the Mediterranean coast.

Best Time to Visit:

It is ideal to visit from April to June to enjoy the beautiful beaches and its outdoor festivals and events.

Best Things to Do:

Taste Everything at La Boqueria, Drink Cava at La Vinya del Senyor and Vermouth at Morro Fi, Shop at Barri Gotic, Check out Fundacio Joan Miro, Hang out in Park Guell, etc.

Places to Explore in Barcelona:

Following are the places that you must explore during your visit to Barcelona:

  • Basilica de la Sagrada Familia
  • Barri Gotic (Gothic Quarter)
  • Casa Mila (La Pedrera)
  • La Rambla: Barcelona’s Social Hub
  • Palau de la Musica Catalana (Palace of Catalan Music)
  • Parc Guell: Gaudi’s Surrealist Park
  • Casa Batllo
  • Camp Nou
  • The Magic Fountain
  • Barcelona Cathedral
  • Mercat de la Boqueria
  • Monestir de Pedralbes

Famous Dishes:

Barcelona is known for its Spanish food lovers. It consists of some of the best gourmet delicacies in Spain. Here is the list of some of the dishes you should try out at Barcelona are mentioned as follows:

Bombas, Blistered Peppers, Spanish omelet, Manchego Cheese, Pa amb tomaquet, Croquettas, Calamari and Squid, Iberico Ham, Bocadillos, Patatas Bravas, Paella, Gazpacho, Chorizo, Sangria, Cava, etc.

Final Verdict

Here are the details of top 10 beautiful places to explore for Europe Trip. These are the mostly famous places visited by tourists. The best time to visit European countries is during Summer months of June, July, August and September. Because at this time the climate is mostly favorable for wondering as sun is high, beaches are warm, climate is sunny, less crowded and room stays are cheaper in rates during these months in European Countries. Europe Trip would be the most amazing memorable destination, so what are you waiting for? Just pack your bags for Europe Trip this summer.