My Top 15 Favorite European Travel Destinations (In Photos)

Europe offers some seriously incredible scenery, but which places are the best? I’ve been fortunate enough to have spent a total of five months backpacking though Europe over the last three years, visiting 22 European countries. It’s extremely hard not to fall in love with all that Europe has to offer, but I’ve narrowed it down to my favorite 15 European travel destinations. Whether you’re leaving for Europe soon, or day dreaming about visiting one of these days, check out some of the most amazing places to visit while backpacking through Europe! If you haven’t already started planning your trip, you will be soon!

My Top 15 Favorite European Travel Destinations:

1. Dubrovnik, Croatia


Dubrovnik, Croatia

Read: SailCroatia – One Incredible Party Week Sailing the Coast of Croatia 

2. Cappadocia, Turkey


Cappadocia, Turkey

Read: Hot Air Balloon Ride in Cappadocia, Turkey

3. Jökulsárlón Glacier Lagoon, Iceland

Jökulsárlón – Glacier Lagoon

4. Oia, Greece (Santorini)

Santorini, Greece

5. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland


Cliffs of Moher

Read: A Must See in Ireland: The Cliffs of Moher

6. St. Petersburg, Russia


The Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood

7. Venice, Italy


Venice, Italy

8. Lauterbrunnen, Swiss Alps


Nearby village from Lauterbrunnen

9. Edinburgh, Scotland


The Royal Mile Street

10. Copenhagen, Denmark


Copenhagen, Denmark

11. London, England


Palace of Westminster – London

12. Paris, France


Eiffel Tower

13. Budapest, Hungry


Széchenyi Thermal Bath

Read: Budapest: Don’t Miss Going to the Széchenyi Thermal Baths!

14. Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands

Zaanse Schans – near Amsterdam

15. Salzburg, Austria


Panoramic view from the castle

Well, there you have it! Those are my favorite European travel destinations! Feeling inspired yet? If you haven’t already started planning a backpacking trip to Europe, now is the time to start! Read: How Much Does it Cost to Backpack Europe for 2 Months? Read: My 2 Month Backpacking Europe Route Read: How to Plan Your Backpacking Route Through Europe in 6 Easy Steps

What are your favorite destinations? Where are you most excited to visit?!

About Devon Nicole

Hey! My name is Devon. I'm a 20-something girl from the sunny state of Florida, USA. In 2012, I made the scary decision to backpack Europe SOLO. Now it's 3 years later and I've traveled to over 30 countries in North America, Europe, Africa, and Asia! I created this blog to inspire other young women to travel abroad solo too. There's a whole world out there just waiting to be explored!

One Comment

  1. Hi Devon,

    I’m trying to put together some possible journeys for travelling Europe in off-season as I don’t think there’s nearly enough information on it! Would you be up for putting together a journey or two? Obviously everything would be credited to you, with links back to your website. I’d love to talk to you either way, even if it’s just for a few tips!

    Please let me know either way.



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