Top 7 Cities For A Quintessential Europe Vacation

Ketki Hanamshet - Sep 01, 2022 - 1.2K Views

A Europe Trip is, undoubtedly, on every traveler's bucket list. The birthplace of western civilization is home to numerous countries with cities that are dipped in rich history and equal an open-air museum themselves. From showcasing magnificent architecture to promising an eventful nightlife, these European cities leave no stone unturned to entertain their guests. But, how do you choose which ones to visit during the Euro tour? With so many of them to spoil you for choice, it isn’t unusual to get baffled while deciding which European cities to visit. Why don’t you take a look at these 7 dazzling cities in Europe that would make your job of deciding a little more easier?    

1. Budapest - A city of majestic monuments and hot springs 

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Budapest is a delight to explore at every turn. Right from displaying architectural grandeur through several majestic structures to giving a glimpse of its fascinating history through many museums, Budapest makes for a stunning spectacle. Not to miss are the abundant hot springs that make winter the best time to visit Budapest. 

 

Must-visit places: Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Hungarian Parliament Building, House of Terror, Shoes on the Danube Bank memorial, Hungarian National Museum

Days required to explore: 3-4 days 

2. Paris - The city of love 

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Paris is the crème de la crème of Europe and you absolutely cannot drop it off your itinerary. Iconic monuments that romanticize the city, delicious food that compels you to take the gastronomic journey, several boutiques that set new fashion trends, and museums that showcase you modern and contemporary art turn Paris into a treasure trove.  

 

Must-visit places: Louvre Museum, Eiffel Tower, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Palace of Versailles, Musée d'Orsay, Luxembourg Gardens, Place de la Concorde 

Days required to explore: 6-7 days 

3. Amsterdam - A simple city with some extraordinary elements 

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Step into Amsterdam and you may find the city to be like just any other at first glance. Unlike Paris and Budapest, it does not boast to have iconic monuments. But, the golden age canals laced through buildings with gabled facades and the artistic heritage showcased through a number of museums draw tourists in hordes to Amsterdam. You must take a canal tour without fail to mark an unforgettable memory when in the city.

 

Must-visit places: Van Gogh Museum, Rijksmuseum, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, Dam Square, Royal Palace of Amsterdam, Basilica of St. Nicholas

Days required to explore: 2-3 days

4. Venice - the city of long lovely canals 

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At first many may think Venice to be all about its Grand Canal. But as you cruise through these canals looking at the architectural beauty that lines the bank, you get to know there is more to the city. Set up on more than 100 islands in a lagoon of the Adriatic Sea, Venice has no roads but only canals to go wandering in the city. 

 

Must-visit places: St. Mark’s Basilica, Doge's Palace, Burano, Rialto Bridge, Bridge of Sighs, San Marco Campanile, Gallerie dell'Accademia

Days required to explore: 2-3 days

5. Berlin - A city with a blend of history and modern culture 

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Berlin is one of the most glamorous cities in Europe. The best of the city’s clubs promise a good time to all the party animals. Although, what’s most attractive about this capital of Germany is that while it does adapt to modern culture without a whimper, Berlin continues to preserve its rich history. 

 

Must-visit places: Berlin Cathedral, Reichstag building, Brandenburg Gate, Berlin Wall, Charlottenburg Palace, Berlin Zoological Garden, Berlin-Dahlem Botanical Garden and Botanical Museum, AquaDom. 

Days required to explore: 3-4 days

6. Barcelona - The playground of famous architect Antoni Gaudi 

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Rich culture, miles of sandy beaches, countless museums, and Antoni Gaudi’s architectural achievements - that and much more makes Barcelona a must visit city during a Europe trip. While a Gaudi tour alone would occupy half a day, other must-do things in Barcelona include a hike to the top of Montjuïc early morning, a visit to the Ciutadella Park, catching some tan at its soft sandy beaches, and then a lip-smacking dinner at a beachside restaurant to end the day on a delightful note. With numerous museums in Barcelona, you may even reserve a day to go museum hopping in the city. 

 

Must-visit places: Sagrada Família, Casa Milà, Casa Batlló, Park Güell, Ciutadella Park, Barcelona Cathedral, Arc de Triomf, Museum of Picasso, Museu Frederic Marès, Museum of History of Barcelona

Days required to explore: 5-6 days

7. Prague - The charming city of Europe 

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Prague has an unknown charm to it that allures travelers from all over the world. Prague’s envious beauty and its history of more than 1000 years play a major role in making it one of the best cities to visit in Europe. While Prague Castle is the attraction that everyone is excited to visit, there are many other points of interest that will make you fall in love with the city. 

 

Must-visit places: Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, Old Town Square,  St. Vitus Cathedral, Dancing House, National Museum of Prague

Days required to explore: 4-5 days

 

Which European cities are you most excited to visit? With too many of them, you would certainly have a list of your own. Let us know in the comments.