If you’re looking for your next Instagrammable adventure, Europe is the place for you! Finding the right places to travel to, whether backpacking alone, sightseeing with your partner or holidaying with your closest friends, can be difficult. So, to make the decision process a little easier, here are 10 of the most picturesque European cities for you to visit!
This popular and fashionable city will make all of your followers wish that they were your travel buddy. With endless sights to see, including Buckingham Palace, Tower Bridge, Big Ben, and the London Eye, you’ll find yourself not wanting to leave England’s capital.
If you’re looking for a heart-warming, fairytale-like city to visit, book your plane tickets to Edinburgh right now! It’s one of the many European cities with beautiful, historic architecture. Plan your trip to its colourful Victoria Street and the Elephant House café to get a real feel for the city. Hike up to the top of Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat for some breathtaking and unforgettable views.
Fans of literature will love Dublin! See the statues of Samuel Beckett, James Joyce, and Oscar Wilde. Citizens and travellers have penned many a famous quote from these authors near their memorials, so why not add to them? Visit the famous Temple Bar and make sure you get a photo of yourself standing outside of its firetruck-red exterior! If you’re feeling super adventurous, travel outside of Dublin to the Cliffs of Moher. This will give you the perfect opportunity to show off the lovely hills and waters of Ireland to those tracking your travels over social media.
If you’re looking for European cities that are capitals, Russia’s capital is a great city to travel to. Visit the Museum of Cosmonautics for some intergalactic inspiration. Walk along Moscow’s red square to see some of its most powerful architecture. Look up in awe at the bulbous red and blue pillars of St. Basil’s Cathedral. If you’re interested in Russia’s history, go inside of the Kremlin to garner a greater understanding of this city’s political and religious history.
This one of the quietest European cities but a must-see during any season. If you travel a little while out to Lake Bled, you’ll be amazed by its proud mountains and the red-roofed towers of its quaint castle. You’ll fall in love with its small island, which is only accessible by rowboats! The water is crystal clear here, making it an enviable site to visit!
If you want to escape the bustling streets of Paris, give Nice a try! Enjoy its picturesque riviera and flourish in its gardens. Take a tour up to Castle Hill (or, Parc de la Colline du Château), where you can enjoy the views this popular castle has to offer. If you appreciate architecture, make sure to see the Nice Cathedral (Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate) before you leave. This part of France is most definitely an Instagrammable location!
This is one of the European cities that has it all. Explore this city’s expansive museums. Frolick around in its gardens for a while. Perhaps you’d like to admire its cathedrals or have some fun in the Casino de Monte Carlo. Monaco will surround you with colour and culture and will certainly take your breath away!
Visiting this historic city will leave you dizzy with images of its amazing architecture. Walk around Oxford’s cobbled streets and pop into one of its many cute cafés and sweet shops. Take a few snaps of its prestigious university, and if you’re a Harry Potter fan, head off to Christ Church! This is where some of the series’ earlier movies were filmed.
If you’re looking for an otherworldly European city to make your Instagram followers jealous, then Rome is the perfect place for you! Filled with old worshipping sites and the remnants of ancient civilisations, you’ll never run out of things to see. This city is also famous for its amazing food, so make sure you take a snap of the delicious meals you’re going to enjoy!
Copenhagen is one of the most beautiful European cities! You may have heard of Nyhavn, the home of a popular strip of boldly coloured buildings. Right next to clear waters, this is the perfect place to Instagram your daily sightseeing. You might also want to buy tickets for a scenic river tour, and capture Copenhagen’s famous landmarks (like the Little Mermaid statue) on your phone or camera!
Have you visited any of these European cities, or have any other recommendations? Let us know in the comments!
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Creative writing major at the University of Melbourne! One of the few arts kids drinking coffee instead of tea. Slowly crying my way through Ulysses.