European Travelling Bucket List

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There are so many places I want to visit in the world but European destinations seem to be favouring at the moment because I can go away for a long weekend and not have to take much time off work to experience somewhere new. Sometimes I feel that i’ve been to lots of places, but then I look at a list of European cities and realize I still have a way to go!

Having been to the likes of Amsterdam, Paris, Budapest, Stockholm, Krakow, Berlin, Gothenburg, Rome and more i’ve done well but there are lots of places still on my European Travel list.
Barcelona, Spain 

The thing which really appeals about Barcelona is the fact that you can go wondering the delights of Barcelona, visiting the beautiful places the city has to offer but then you can don your swim gear and head to the beach for a few hours. A complete holiday filled with stuff to do and culture but also a relaxing sun bath and dip in the sea. I haven’t had a proper sun holiday in quite a few years as i’d rather do something, or see something but Barcelona seems to hold that middle ground.

Edinburgh, Scotland 

Yes one of the places on my bucket list is located in Scotland and can be reach so easily, but i’ve just never been. I want to climb to the top of Arthur’s seat and see the views over the city, and i’ve heard their street parties at New Year are insane so perhaps that might be the time to go. And a friend has told me that they do the best fudge in Edinburgh so surely that’s reason enough to go?

northern lights
Reykjavik, Iceland 

Iceland has been high on my list of places to visit for ages and i’ve still never managed to get there. Naturally i’d love to see the Northern Lights but I don’t think i’d pin my hopes on it because i’d hate to come back disappointed after not seeing it. I’ve seen plenty of photos of other people that have been and everything just looks picturesque.

I’d love to go in winter and experience the snow there, then jump in a hot natural bath and completely confuse my body. You can also hire out igloo’s to stay in overnight and this is something i’d love to do because the views look amazing.

Venice, Italy 

The closest i’ve been to Venice is the Venetian hotel in Las Vegas where you can get a gondola ride, but i’d love to experience one for real. While Stockholm in Sweden was made up of loads of little islands, Venice is a town pretty much made on water so i’d expect it to be beautiful, and photos seem to prove this.

Venice is known for it’s art so i’d expect lots of quirky craft places and plenty of artwork to look at, which is always a plus. Plus photos i’ve seen of the mosaic-covered Basilica San Marco look beautiful.

Rome, Italy (Again)

I went to Rome back in 2009 and it still stands as my favourite place in Europe, I was incredibly lucky going in March where the sun was shining but the crowds of tourists were not huge.

The sights were amazing, the colosseum is still one of my favourite sites and the Vatican is such an interesting place but i’d love to go back and explore more of the hidden treasures and wonder off the beaten track. Plus authentic Italian food can not be beaten.

Have you been to any of the places above? Where else in Europe would you recommend going to?
June 26, 2015
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  • Rome is on my list to visit again too, I'm going this August and I'm so excited! I'd love to go to Reykjavik for the Northern Lights, too, or even stay in the Hotel Kakslauttanen in Finnish Lapland to see them! x

    Stephanie |

  • I've been to Barcelona and it's lovely, the food it great! Rome is another great city! I'd love to go to
    Reykjavik and Venice! If you haven't been to Paris or Madrid, I'd recommend going there. Also Amsterdam!

    Serena /

    • I've been to both Paris and Amsterdam but want to go back. Madrid is also somewhere I want to visit x

  • Ahh, those are all on my bucket list as well! My parents are going to Reykjavik for a second time this summer and I am soo jealous. Actually, I think they went to Glasgow once upon a time as well.

    My only European travel adventure was to Limerick, Ireland (and kind of all over western Ireland). It is really nice, especially some of the castles like Blarney – the whole property is gorgeous!

    • I do want to go back to Ireland and see more because I didn't do much when I briefly went to Dublin and Ireland. Jealous of your parents going to Reykjavik twice! x

  • I was travelling a lot when I was younger (when in highschool) and I have visited almost every country in Europe but I can't recommend or say there is one betterthan another. Each country is different and has interesting places to see! Next on my list is Switzerland but it will probably be end of year or later :(

    Have fun travelling!



    • Can't believe how much you've traveled. You're right though there are great things in every city out there x

  • I've been to Rome and Barcelona and would love to go back to both places. Our hotel in Barcelona was amazing, all-inclusive, including drinks. I remember basically walking from the restaurant/ bar to the swimming pool all day! x

  • I would love to visit Rome and your post really brings it to life . Thank you for such an inspiring read

  • I would love to go on a couple of city breaks. I do love beach holidays but you get to see so much more of the culture and 'real life' when you visit new cities :)

    • I love beach holidays and relaxing but at the moment i'd far rather see the world. x

  • All these places are on my list to visit before I turn 30!

    Kirsty xx

  • I have been to Paris twice, Barcelona once, Milan once and Dusseldorf once. I love Europe.

  • What a lovely bucket list! I think you might mean Edinburgh instead of Glasgow as that's where Arthur's Seat is. Reykjavik is on my list, I would love to watch the northern lights there!

    • Thanks for the spot, yes I do mean Edinburgh, silly me! x

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