Europe is a continent filled with outstanding natural beauty, scenic drama and the most stylish cities. According to Fodor’s Best of Europe Survey, more than 73% of people have enjoyed a European vacation in the last two years, and most of that 73% were planning on returning very soon. If you’re yet to travel through sensational and magical Europe, here are the ultimate destinations to visit through the seasons.
Autumn in Europe: Slovenia
Slovenia, reputed as “a land of forests”, is one of those undiscovered destinations filled with surprises. With mind-blowingly beautiful lakes (such as Lake Bled and Lake Cerknica), surreal-looking mountain panoramas, endless woodland, and quaint cobbled streets in capital city Ljubljana and coastal town Piran, your entire journey will feel like something out of a storybook. In the height of summer, temperatures are hot but in autumn the heat disperses to a mild climate ideal for hiking in the beautiful forests. Painted autumnal brown/orange from the falling leaves, you’ll find some wonderful picture-perfect moments.
Winter in Europe: Iceland
For something completely out of this world, Iceland is a must for your traveling bucket list. It’s one of the rare places in the world where you can see the natural phenomenon of the Northern Lights. Take a tour of the glaciers, visit the striking Gullfoss Waterfalls and Golden Circle geysers, and finish off your trip by winding down at the Blue Lagoon natural spa. Planning a trip to Iceland doesn’t have to be stressful. Allworld is a great resource for travel tips, hacks, reports and reviews.
Spring in Europe: Greece
Summer in Greece is very popular with holiday makers. But visit in spring and you will be bestowed the rare gift of smaller crowds and milder temperatures. Not only that, but flights and hotels will be dramatically cheaper, especially in the more glamorous regions. The Greek islands would take a lifetime to fully explore but if you only have a week or two, be sure to island hop across some of the key favorites; Corfu, Crete, Santorini, Mykonos, Rhodes, Naxos and Paros.
Summer in Europe: Amsterdam
Amsterdam comes to life in the summer. Lively with tourists and laid-back locals, the cosmopolitan free-thinking city is a charming representation of true European lifestyle. What’s really wonderful about this interesting city is that is can be explored even when you only have a few days. Ideally, spend at least 3 days in Amsterdam and visit the Rijksmuseum and Van Gogh Museum, hire a bike and explore the famous Keukenhof Gardens, walk around the beautiful Dam Square and visit the many ‘coffee shops’ and sex museums of the city.