cant miss european destinations
. Europe has so many fabulous places to visit that it can be hard to choose a spot for your next escape, but these locales are must sees. From Notre Dame to the Eiffel Tower, the City of Light rewards repeat visits, whether you want to climb Montmartre, shop on Avenue Montaigne, or dine in great bistros.
. A city of narrow houses, myriad canals, and flower markets, Amsterdam remains a great capital. Dont miss the magnificently restored Rijksmuseum and Anne Franks House.
. Fields of lavender, bustling farmers markets, and beautiful medieval villages have made Provence popular. Ancient Arles and Avignons Palais de Papes are stunning.
. Plenty of green helps make the countryside here quintessentially Irish. Drive the 110 mile Ring of Kerry, but also visit the market town of Kenmare or the Skellig Islands.
. Cafs and modern design shops abound in this walkable city. Tivoli Gardens is a top pick; the National Museum is one of Europes underrated treasures.
. The azure waters and picturesque towns of the Amalfi Coast have been a draw for writers, artists, and now tourists. The area is easy to explore by car or ferry; Positano is one of Fodors favorite seaside spots in Italy
. A trip to Edinburgh and the Great Glen will leave you wanting more. Ruined Urquhart Castle on Loch Ness is as deeply memorable as a wee dram of Scotch whiskey.
. Gaudis creations, including colorful Park Guell, dominate the Catalonian capital. Stroll through El Barri G?tic and take in excellent museums devoted to Picasso and Mir.
. The citys Old Town is one of the best preserved in Europe. Explore magnificent Prague Castle and the Jewish Quarter and be sure to lift a glass of Czech pilsner.
. The British capital can keep you occupied for weeks with iconic sights such as Big Ben. You can also shop, dine at trendy restaurants, or see West End shows.
. Once you see this beautiful, mountainous region, youll understand Switzerlands allure, whether in winter for skiing or in summer for hiking and sheer relaxation.
. With sights from the splendid Piazza Navona to magnificent churches to evocative ancient ruins, the Eternal City remains a top draw for travelers in Europe for good reason.
. Castles such as Neuschwanstein make mountainous southern Germany worth a trip. Bavaria is beautiful year round, including in winter when Christmas markets fill town squares.
. Croatias most popular destination is one of the worlds most beautiful fortified cities. This former Venetian outpost also stars as Kings Landing in Game of Thrones.
. Come to see the northern lights, the famous Blue Lagoon, the weirdly beautiful volcanic landscape, or vibrant Reykjavik. Once youve been here, you will never forget it.
. Skeptics need only visit Oia to see why a view is so important. Everyones favorite Greek island has great wine, comfortable small hotels, and loads of charm.