Top Countries To Travel To In Europe

Are you planning a memorable expedition to Europe but have no idea which European country you should visit? This article will give you a detailed view of some of the beautiful destination spots of Europe that are worth visiting.

From standing on the top of Eiffel tower to vineyard-ringed villages, from a beach holiday to romantic honeymoon getaway, or from gastronomic tour to bear-stalked forests, alone or with friends, Europe has everything you ever dreamt of!

So, without wasting another minute, let’s have an overview of some of the mesmerizing countries of the European region.

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Hungary

 

Hungary is encompassed with structures and ancient monuments that serve as the valuable asset of the country. The ancient Roman ruins, the medieval villages, and churches, Hungary has way more to offer.

Hungarian food is famous for its sophisticated taste and style of cooking. From Gulyás to Hungarian Lecsó to Sólet and white Olaszrizling, etc. each food has a unique flavor that represents the Hungarian lifestyle.

If we talk about the historical structures then Esztergom, the former capital of Hungary, is the perfect example, dates back to the times of Romans. It has the largest church throughout Hungary. Some other places that you can visit are Matthias church, St. Stephen’s Basilica in Budapest, Fisherman’s Bastion, Hősök Tere and Gellért Hill.

While you are in Hungary, there are many activities you can indulge in. It includes opera, hiking, buzzing nightlife, a visit several national landmarks and so much more.

Portugal

 

The cultural legacy of Portugal is unique and enriched with history. It enjoys about 3023 hours of sunshine per year, along with 850 km of elegant beachside and a vast array of panoramic landscapes.

Moreover, the delicious country food, luscious wines, and kind hospitality add more to this paradisiacal country. Portugal is also included in the list of World UNESCO Heritage Sites because of its historical background, fantastic sights, and cultural legacy that can leave any visitor spellbound.

Furthermore, Portugal enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year. It is one of the best places to relish your vacation on lovely beaches.

Talking about the nightlife, Portugal has a vibrant nightlife, supported by various dance clubs, bars, ad hotels. Cities like Porto and Lisbon have the nightlife.

Apart from nightlife, Portugal is the house of many churches, monasteries, and chapels. The most indispensable religious sites to visit in Portugal are Fatima and Braga.

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Italy

 

Italy has the potential to make you fall in love with the country every time you visit it. The rich cultural history, food & wine pairing, lush lakes and beaches, the charming hillside, historical ruins – you can go on and on about this country.

The legendary cities of Italy are among world’s ancient cities. The cities in Rome, Milan, Florence, and Sienna have a substantial amount of cultural legacies and character. The villages of Italy are equally elegant so try not to skip the real treasure of the country.

Relish as many regions as you can while you are there, for instance, the classic areas of Toscana, the coastal hamlet of Manarola, the mesmerizing land of Matera – the list is never-ending.

Furthermore, if you are an art enthusiast, your stay in Italy will become matchless. Italy is the birthplace of several legendary painters, such as Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael, Botticelli, Donatello and many more. Their piece of art will leave you mesmerized for days.

Well, while in Italy, do not forget to savor the traditional lip-smacking Italian cuisines. All the Italian dishes are filled with the passion and dedication of chefs. Whether they are pizzas of Naples, Pasta of Tuscany, or Lombardy’s meat-based cuisines, every food has its unique taste that is worth experiencing.

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France

 

Blessed with the panoramic countryside, Alpine hills, lush meadows, rivers, and charming vineyards, France is recorded as the world’s most visited country. Paris, the city of lights, encompasses many ancient baroque palaces which are worth the sightseeing. Also, Eiffel tower, a traditional symbol of France, and Champs Elysees are the heart and soul of Paris.

Visiting the glamorous cities of France will make never leave France ever. If you want to enrich your experience with art and culture, French cuisines or anything poetic then Paris is the perfect pick for you. Moreover, Avignon, Lyon, Nice, Bordeaux, and Cannes are some of the many beautiful cities in France that you don’t want to miss for the world.

Eighty percent of France is countryside, and French towns and their culture is something you cannot overlook. Magnificent Mont Saint Michel, Strasbourg, Pesmes, and Château-Chalon are some unique villages in France that you must add to your France expedition.

From sauces, bread and pastries to mouth-watering cold cuts and cheeses – you can never get enough of French cuisines. Besides, the country is famous for its cool cafes, bars, hotels, and restaurants, many of which are operated by celebrity chefs.

For those who love to do shopping, France is exactly the right place to go. Being the birthplace of some of the legendary people, like Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, and Yves Saint-Laurent, makes France the most desirable fashion country in the world.

Poland

 

Being the 9th largest country in the world, Poland is the house of many magnificent palaces, historic churches, and picturesque villages.

While in Poland, make the most of as many cuisines as you can since they are made with traditional and cultural norms. The polish cuisines are mostly carbohydrate-based. One slice of Makowiec or Paczki will leave your taste buds awestruck.

If you are planning your trip in summer, you might get a chance to witness various celebrity performances and plenty of adventurous outdoor activities.

You can also discover the beauty of Poland during December because it’s the Christmas month and the markets are laced with Christmas décor.

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Spain

 

Boasting over 5000 miles of coastline and uncountable beaches, Spain never fails to surprise the tourists. Beaches of Costa de la Luz, located in the region of beautiful Andalucía, are the most renowned tourist spots of Spain. These unspoiled beaches enjoy 300 days of sunshine every year, and that makes them the best pick for sunbath-lovers.

Most of the stunning villages, breathtaking sceneries, and glistening beaches are located in Southern Spain. From cobbled streets and overwhelming houses to ancient churches and ruins, the villages of Spain offer a compelling view of the countryside

Michelin-starred restaurants in Spain offer fabulous food and beverage experiences. Not just the restaurants, small-town cafes, and bars provide many traditional cuisines like paella, seafood stew, and chorizo.

 For heads-up, The Costa Brava is one of the many destinations in Spain to savor the lip-smacking food. Apart from famed bars and restaurants, even the street food of Barcelona can make you fall in love with the country.

Switzerland

 

Switzerland is not only best for skiing and snowboarding, but there are also many must-go tourist spots that you should not miss. From the countryside charm to delicious food to busy city life, Switzerland is filled with all.

If you want to re-live the medieval period of Switzerland, then you must visit the ancient castles around all three regions of the country. For kickstart, discover the history of Chillon Castle in Veytaux, situated near beautiful Lake Geneva surrounded by imposing mountains.

Switzerland gives us several compelling reasons to visit it at least once in a lifetime. From spectacular landscapes to adventurous activities and delicious food, Switzerland is a hub of many soulful places to discover.

Even if you are not an avid trekker, the Matterhorn is a must-go place to photograph this huge mountain. This proud symbol of Switzerland is about 14,700 feet in height, so one must discover its tranquil beauty.

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Slovakia

 

If you want to adore the unique culture and ancient architecture, along with thrilling outdoor activities, then Slovakia is the right pick for your next trip. It offers an unmatchable experience of old castles, rolling mountains, and delicious food, made with traditional methods and recipes.

For tourists, who love traditions of folk-dance, might plan a trip to The Slovak National Museum - largest open-air ethnographic museum in Slovakia. Immerse yourself in the folk culture and crafts such as wood carving, pottery, and lace embroidery.

From the High Tatras, hikers can enjoy a down-the-hill view of beautiful countryside and lookout points such as Lomnicky Stit. You can also have a bird’s eye view of various magnificent valleys. You can even plan a picnic on Little Carpathian, a 600-700 meters high mountain.

For wine-enthusiasts, Slovakia offers a new type of wine Frankovka Modrá, a luscious red wine. Also, don’t miss sampling country’s white wine – Tokaj, produced near the Hungarian border in the southeastern part of Slovakia.

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Final Thoughts

 

The list of European countries mentioned above can be a useful heads-up for you to decide which part of Europe you want to go and spend some memorable time with your friends and family. Apart from these countries, there are several other destinations that you consider going, more food to taste and various historic villages and castles to explore.

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