46 places in Europe you need to visit in your lifetime

London Shoreditch Brick Lane MarketFlickr/Garry KnightShoreditch is London’s hippest neighbourhood.

Europe is home to historic cities, world-famous museums, and phenomenal restaurants. But there are also gorgeous hidden beaches, phenomenal ski resorts, and stunning natural formations like canyons, waterfalls, and gorges.

We’ve come up with the ultimate bucket list of travel destinations in Europe.

From biking along the canals of Amsterdam to laying out on the beaches of Lagos, Portugal, here are 46 things you need to do in Europe in your lifetime.

Stroll the historic fortified city of Dubrovnik, Croatia, and pretend you're in Kings Landing on 'Game of Thrones.'


Peruse the goods at Brick Lane Market in Shoreditch, London's hippest neighbourhood.

Drink a beer at a riverside bar in Berlin.

Stay up all night partying on the Spanish island of Ibiza.

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Hug the cliffs while driving along the Amalfi Coast in Italy, and visit the charming towns of Positano, Ravello, and Salerno.


See the Northern Lights in Sweden.

Walk across the 612-year-old Charles Bridge in Prague, Czech Republic.

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Snap a photo at the Azure Window, a natural Limestone arch on the Maltese island of Gozo.


Take in the stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea from the Greek island of Santorini.

Take a dip in a thermal bath in Budapest, Hungary.

Test your speed on Germany's famous autobahn.

Lounge on the stunning beaches of Lagos, Portugal.


Test your limits and peer out from the edge of the Cliffs of Moher in Ireland.

Hear the roar of Jägala Fall in Estonia, called 'the Niagara Falls of the Baltics.'

Marvel at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City.

Dine at Osteria Francescana, which was recently named the best restaurant in the world, in Modena, Italy.

Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice, in the south of France.


Bike alongside the canals of Amsterdam, Netherlands.


Seek out Botticelli's masterpieces, 'The Birth of Venus' and 'Primavera,' inside Florence's Uffizi Gallery.

Play a round at Ballybunion, one of the most iconic golf courses in Ireland.

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Marvel at the Moorish architecture and tranquil gardens of the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain.


Explore the ruins of Rome's stately Colosseum and imagine the gladiator fights that once packed the arena.

Stroll through fragrant lavender fields in Provence, France.

Marvel at the treasures and artifacts inside London's British Museum, which is open to the public for free. (As is almost every other major museum in London.)

Indulge with fresh gaufres chaudes (hot waffles) topped with strawberries, whipped cream, Nutella, and more in Belgium.

Have a beer in the beautiful Market Square of Krakow, Poland.

Catch a show at Scotland's Edinburgh Fringe Festival, the world's largest arts festival.

Smell the tulips at Keukenhof, a vast flower garden in Lisse, the Netherlands.

Pass a day in the beautiful Tivoli gardens and amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark.


Swim in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland.

Admire one of the best collections of Impressionist art in the world at the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Take a gondola ride through the winding canals of Venice, Italy.


Cheer on the home team at a football (soccer) match in the U.K.

Drive through the Scottish Highlands and admire the gorgeous hilly terrain.


Run with the bulls in Pamplona, Spain.


Sample Paški sir, the famous artisanal sheep milk cheese made on the Croatian island of Pag.


Sunbathe on a beach in Cyprus.

Straddle two continents on a boat tour along the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey.


Recount the tale of Dracula in Sighisoara, the Romanian town where real-life inspiration Vlad the Impaler was born.


Cruise Norway's imposing fjords, created by eroding glaciers.

Admire the incredibly detailed facade of the Sagrada Família, a church in Barcelona, Spain, which was designed by famed architect Antoni Gaudí and has been under construction since 1882.

Picnic under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

Find solace at the Rila Monastery, an Eastern Orthodox monastery in Bulgaria.

Sample French wine in the vineyards of Bordeaux.

Explore the ancient Roman baths in Bath, Engand.

Sunbathe on Spain's Costa del Sol.

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