I haven’t been everywhere. But it’s on my list. Especially when it comes to Europe. There are unending places to go, cities to travel, cuisines to taste, and streets to wander. I know that I won’t see it all, but I’d like to at least try. I’ve put together a list of the absolute musts to see in Europe for a lifetime, the ultimate European bucket list. I’ve compiled a list of 225 (yes, you read that right) places I want to see in Europe.
**Updated June 2018. As I’ve lived here, I’ve crossed many things off my bucket list, but subsequently, added quite a few more places!
I’ve been living abroad for a year and a half now and putting this list together made me realize I have a whole lot to see. In fact, I’m freaking out a little. There’s so much to see in this world! And I want to see it all, and not just see it, experience it. There was a 27-year-old woman who recently was declared one of the youngest women to visit every country on earth. While impressive, she was just ticking things off her list. She was only in the airport in some places. While it’s still a huge accomplishment, I’d rather experience a place rather than just breeze through. So I might not be the quickest, but I do want to see it all.
The Ultimate European Bucket List
This list is broken down by country, with the corresponding cities underneath.
Anything with a * is somewhere I’ve been.
Anything with a hyperlink (yellow) is somewhere I’ve written about on the blog, and you can click it!
Ellmau* This is a great place for hiking and skiing, and it’s so picturesque. One of the places a very popular T.V. show is filmed here. You’ll see why.
I’ll admit it, Austria is one of my favorite European countries. More from Austria here.
Boom* I recommend attending Tomorrowland at least once in your life!
Prague* – highly recommend taking a pub crawl!
London* – does it really get any better than London? One of my fave cities of all time.
Stonehenge* – easy to take a day trip to here and Bath.
Warwick & Coventry*
Cotes Du Rhone
French Basque Country
Lyon* – want something beautiful and less crowded than Paris? Lyon is the answer.
Strasbourg* – A gingerbread town, in real life!
Heidelberg** (I live here 🙂 )
Ludwigsburg* – the largest pumpkin festival in the world is here! P.s. we’re up to 100 places!
Neuschwanstein * – the castle that inspired Disney (castle is in Hohenschwangau* and it’s worth it to check out Füssen*)
Athens* – one of the most historical places in the world
Santorini* – this might just be heaven
Really, I’d like to see as many Greek islands as possible
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|Connemara & County Mayo|
|County Clare & the Burren|
|Kenmare & the Ring of Kerry*|
|Kilkenny & the Rock of Cashel*|
|Kinsale & Cobh|
|Portrush & the Antrim Coast|
|Waterford & County Wexford|
The Vatican* – Calling it Italy, even if it’s a different, but very small country.
|Isle of Skye*|
|Oban, Mull & Iona|
|Camino de Santiago|
|Costa del Sol this the the 200th place!!|
|Santiago de Compostela|
|Spanish Basque Country*|
|White Hill Towns*|
|Lake Geneva & French Switzerland*|
That’s over 230 cities/places y’all!!
I KNOW this list was long. And I know I’m missing many more places (especially smaller towns) but I just wanted to hit the highlights and fill in the gaps later. But if you’re like me, you want to see it all and then some! I also have a lot of writing to do. As you can see there are a lot of places on the list with an asterisk (*) but no post. If only there were more hours in the day.
I’m keeping track of everything along the way with my “Bucket list” planner from MiGoals. The concept of MiGoals is simple: they create stuff to help you live your best life. Which is kind of the point of this blog. They have two products that I’m all about. The first is the Bucket list
And then there’s the progress journal which helps me achieve my goals by breaking it down into meaningful steps. It’s a game changer.
Please note that “pasta & gelato” is a requirement. Pink denim jacket here.
I started using my Bucket list journal right before we left for Italy to write down my trip and also write down all the other wonderful places I want to go. If you’re like me, you need to write it down in order to achieve, well, anything. I love these beautiful notebooks and can’t wait to fill them with all my progress and items ticked off my bucket list! Check out MiGoals here.
Anything I’m missing? What’s your favorite place you’ve been to in Europe?
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