Traveling after college is a common bucket-list fav, especially traveling in Europe. Here are the nine best European cities to visit after graduating. Let’s get started!
1. Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen is the capital of Denmark and is known for its stunning 17th-century architecture, museums and scenic canals. The city is historic and great for learning about Norse culture. There’s even a 1,000-year-old castle to visit and explore. Historic beauty at its finest!
2. Florence, Italy
Florence is a hopeless romantic’s dream. If you have a S.O., bring them along on this trip. Otherwise, go with your besties or family. Florence is known for its amazing sights, extensive shopping and rich history. Not to mention, the food is impeccable. I could really go for a plate of authentic spaghetti and meatballs rn…You will never want to leave!
3. Edinburgh, Scotland
Edinburgh is the epitome of a mystical fairytale town. It’s the capital of Scotland and is overflowing with history from Gaelic culture. From visiting Loch Ness, to the Edinburgh castle, there isn’t a shortage of things to do and see. Plus, the luscious green hills are swoon-worthy. Instagram isn’t ready for your feed. Get ready for Outlander IRL.
4. Prague, Czech Republic
Prague is another breathtaking city to explore from top to bottom. The city is known for its historic Old Town and unique cellar bars. The best time of year to visit is July or August. Make it your summer getaway after graduation. You deserve it after working your butt off! You’ve gotta check this city out before you die.
5. Dublin, Ireland
Dublin is a great family-friendly destination, but perfect for friends as well. Visit the Dublin Zoo or Phoenix Park for a day outdoors. Not to mention the city is booming with culture, history and pubs. Indulge in some authentic Irish food everywhere you look. Top of the morning to ya!
6. Budapest, Hungary
Visit Budapest, Hungary if you enjoy public baths and history at its finest. Be sure to check out the “Queen of the Danube” and St. Stephen’s Basilica 300 foot dome. The city is something from a movie screen or a dream. Travel goals. You’ll be Hungary for more!
7. Nice, France
Nice is a quaint little town on the southern coast of France that welcomes tourists and locals alike. The picturesque ocean views and city streets are breathtaking. This city is culturally different from Paris, and just a short train ride south of the city of lights. Make sure to visit Place Rossetti and Saint Reparate cathedral. What a nice destination! See what I did there?
8. Vienna, Austria
Vienna, Austria is a great place to soak up the beauty of culture and modern architecture. The city is known for exquisite structures like the State Opera House and the Imperial Palace. Make sure to check out a local coffee shop or two, as it’s an official Viennese tradition. If it’s a tradition, you gotta give it a go! Plus, who doesn’t love coffee?
9. Crete, Greece
Crete is the largest island in Greece and is known for its gorgeous beaches, views of the Mediterranean Sea, and historical sites. From the mountainous terrain, to the white sand beaches, Crete has it all. Plus, they just filmed The Bachelorette here so it has to be worth the trip. A perfect place to fall in love all over again.