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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 April 2019. 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!

Austria

Salzburg*

Innsbruck*

Danube Valley

Hallstatt*

Zillertal*

Vienna*

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.

Belgium

Antwerp*

Brussels*

Bruges*

Boom* I recommend attending Tomorrowland at least once in your life!

Ghent

 

Bosnia-Herzegovina

Mostar*

Sarajevo*

Bulgaria

Sofia*

Croatia

Dalmatian Coast*

Dubrovnik*

Hvar*

Istria*

Korčula*

Split*

Zagreb*

Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov

Prague* – highly recommend taking a pub crawl!

Denmark

Aarhus

Copenhagen*

Aero

England

Bath*

Blackpool

Brighton*

Cambridge*

Cornwall*

Costwolds*

Dover*

Durham

Glastonbury*

Ironbridge Gorge

Lake District

Liverpool *

London* – does it really get any better than London? One of my fave cities of all time.

Manchester*

Oxford*

Portsmouth*

Stonehenge* – easy to take a day trip to here and Bath.

Warwick & Coventry*

Windsor*

York*

Southern England Road Trip here.

Estonia

Tallinn*

Finland

Helsinki*

France

Albi

Annecy*

Antibes

Arles

Avignon

Bayeux

Bordeaux

Brittany

Burgundy

Carcassonne

Cassis

Chamonix*

Chartres

Cillioure

Colmar*

Corsica

Cotes Du Rhone

D – Day Beaches*

Dordogne

French Alps*

French Basque Country

French Riviera*

Honfleur*

Lanquedoc- Roussillon

Loire

Luberon

Lyon* – want something beautiful and less crowded than Paris? Lyon is the answer.

Marseille

Mont St Michel*

Nice*

Normandy*

Paris*

Provence*

Reims & Verdun*

Rouen*

Saint Émilion

Sarlat-la-Caneda

Strasbourg* – A gingerbread town, in real life!

Versailles*

Villefranche*

Germany

Baden-Baden*

Berlin*

Black Forest*

Cologne*

Dresden

Frankfurt*

Hamburg*

Heidelberg** (I live here 🙂 )

Ludwigsburg* – the largest pumpkin festival in the world is here! P.s. we're up to 100 places!

Mosel Valley*

Mosbach*

Munich* + Oktoberfest!

Neuschwanstein * – the castle that inspired Disney (castle is in Hohenschwangau* and it's worth it to check out Füssen*)

Nuremburg*

Rhine Valley*

Rothernburg ob Der Tauber*

Reier

Wurzburg*

Worms*

Greece

Athens* – one of the most historical places in the world

Corfu*

Crete*

Delphi

Hydra

Kardamyli

Mani Peninsula

Monemcasia

Mykonos

Nafplio

Olympia

Peloponnese

Santorini* – this might just be heaven

Really, I'd like to see as many Greek islands as possible

Hungary

Budapest*

Eger*

Related reading: The Best Movies to Watch for Your European Travels

Iceland

Akureyri*

Ísafjörður*

Húsavík*

Reykjavik*

Seyðisfjörður*

Full guide to Iceland here.

Ireland

Aran Islands
Belfast*
Connemara & County Mayo
County Clare & the Burren
County Donegal
Derry
Dingle Peninsula
Dublin*
Galway*
Kenmare & the Ring of Kerry*
Kilkenny & the Rock of Cashel*
Kinsale & Cobh
Northern Ireland*
Portrush & the Antrim Coast
Waterford & County Wexford

Italy

Amalfi Coast*

Assisi*

Capri*

Cinque Terre

Civita di Bagnoregio*

Dolomites

Florence*

Lake Como*

Lucca

Milan*

Naples*

Orvieto*

Pisa*

Pompeii

Ravenna

Rome*

Sicily*

Siena

Sorrento*

Tuscany*

Venice*

Vaduz

The Vatican* – Calling it Italy, even if it's a different, but very small country.

Luxembourg

Luxembourg*

Ettelbruck

Vianden

Malta

Birgu

Marsaxlokk

Mdina

Sliema

St Julian's

Moldova

Chisinau

Kvint

Montenegro

Monaco*

Netherlands

Amsterdam*

Delft

Den Bosch*

Haarlem

The Hague*

Rotterdam*

Norway

Bergen*

Norwegian Fjords*

Oslo*

Poland

Auschwitz-Birkenau
Gdansk
Krakow*
Warsaw

Portugal

Algarve*
Coimbra
Douro Valley*
Lisbon*
Nazare
Porto*
Sintra*
Evora
Obidos

Romania

Bran

Brasov*

Bucharest*

Cluj

Sighisoara*

Sibiu*

Iasi

 

Scotland

Edinburgh*
Glasgow*
Isle of Skye*
Oban, Mull & Iona
Scottish Highlands*
St. Andrews

Slovakia

Bratislava*

Slovenia

Julian Alps*

Lake Bled*

Ljubljana*

Spain

Andalucia*

Barcelona*

Camino de Santiago
Costa del Sol this the the 200th place!!
Cordoba*
Granada*
Madrid*
Pamplona
Salamanca
San Sebastian*
Santiago de Compostela
Sevilla*
Spanish Basque Country*
Toledo
White Hill Towns*

Ibiza*

Southern Spain itinerary here.

Sweden

Kalmar

Malmo*

Stockholm*

Switzerland

Appenzell
Bern*
Berner Oberland
Gimmelwald*

Interlaken*

Lake Geneva & French Switzerland*
Lucerne*
Zermatt*
Zurich*

Turkey

Ephesus

Istanbul

Wales

Conway

 

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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