Europe, a continent, with a collection of countries that has an amazing history, culture, art and just the pure beauty of the earth. Let’s enlist top 5 countries to visit in Europe.
If you want to go back-packing or eat mouth-watering food or just have a fun, cultural, intuitive vacation then Europe is the best place for it!
From my point of view, the top 5 countries to visit in Europe are Italy, France, Norway, Germany, Turkey. I’ll tell you a little more about each country and why they are a few of the many countries in Europe to visit.
Italy is a country situated in South-Central Europe. Small by size but packed with beautiful architecture, famous artists and poets, world-renowned paintings and it is also a paradise for all the food lovers out there with the delicious Italian cuisine.
Italy is also known to have the world’s largest number of UNESCO’s World Heritage sites like Venice and its lagoons, the Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Colosseum.
If you want to see the stunning architecture or the true Italian culture the best cities to visit are Venice. You can stroll down the roads or take a boat ride in the canals and Rome.
So you (as they say in Roma) can do what the Romans do and roam around the streets gawking at the big pretty buildings with by walking or you can rent bikes and ride around.
Talking about the gastronomical side of Italy which can find different type of foods. These include pasta the famous carbonara, or pizza; everyone in the world loves this delicious Italian creation, or coffee-like expresso shot and even Italian ice cream which is called gelato, a thicker version of ice cream (in my opinion is the best thing I ever put in my mouth)
Best time to visit this country is from April to June or September to October. Since it isn’t peak time and it is cheaper but also the weather is nicer and fewer tourists.
France, a country located in Western Europe is the second among the top 5 countries to visit in Europe. It is home to one of the most famous cities known to man; Paris! The city of romance.
If you visit Paris it means you have visited France because of it a city rich of culture, architecture, famous restaurants and one of the most popular museums, the Louvre, where world-famous paintings, like the Mona Lisa By Leonardo DaVinci, are kept. Eiffel Tower is the most recognized structure in the world and it beautiful that even pictures don’t do it justice.
France is known to be one of the capitals of the fashion world where huge well-known brands like Chanel, Givenchy and Dior. They have many different fashion shows in Paris mainly. The French are also known for their perfume industry where it is mainly situated in small-town called Grasse.
One of the finest cuisines belongs to the French with different dishes like tapenades, quiches, ratatouille and much more. But France is mostly known for its wine.
So, if you are a wine lover then this is the place to go! Wine country like Bordeaux, Bourgogne. They even have fine champagne. French cheeses might be one of my favourite things to eat like Brie and Camembert.
In my opinion, June is the best month to travel to France since its the perfect weather and everything is cheaper and less crowded. If you want to go to France in a budget then I suggest going from December to February since its the cheapest months to go there.
If you are looking for a country to visit where you can go for hikes and just stare at the amazing natural beauty of the earth, then the best place to visit is Norway!
It’s a Scandinavian country towards the north of Europe so it mainly consists of breathtaking snow-capped mountain ranges called the Alps and beautiful fjords and waterfalls. They also have museums that have Viking artefacts.
Because if it’s beautiful nature it is well known for hikes so travellers and tourist and see the untouched gorgeous nature and are mainly recommended to try out the Trolltunga or Preikestolen hikes.
The Northern part of the country is within the Arctic Circle which is a remote area with small villages covered in snow and in some untouched areas you can even see the famous northern stars and midnight sun.
The best time to go to Norway is in the spring months (April to June) or fall (September to October) if you want to enjoy the amazing weather and you won’t have any disappointments in booking your hotels since lesser people come during that time. If you want to enjoy skiing or even the northern lights then I suggest you go in the winter (November to February).
The first thing you think of when you hear about Germany is Oktoberfest with lots of beer and sausages and it’s honestly the largest festivals in the country. They are well known for their tasty beer and food like sausages, pretzels and even the well know cake the Black Forest Gateau.
Located in between Central and Western Europe, is surrounded by mountain ranges, rivers, forests and the North Sea beaches. And it also is known for its famous big cities like Frankfurt, Berlin, Munich and also cultural villages like Nuremberg, Regensburg and Cochem.
Architecturally, they have the most beautiful castles ever built by humans like the Neuschwanstein Castle, where many movies have been shot, and Hoheschwang Castle.
Best time to go to Germany is from May to September since its more warmer and sunshine but if you want to miss the rainy season I suggest you go in July. Also if you want to go to the famous festival Oktoberfest then you got to go during October to have a once in a lifetime experience.
Situated in the South-Eastern part of Europe and is surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea and consists of tiny islands are is often called the Cradle of Western Civilization since it all began there. With many landmarks of ancient history and in my opinion has one of the most interesting mythologies.
Athens is the capital of the country is know for Heritage sites and architecturally sound landmarks like Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Olympian Zeus and Acropolis museum. Plaka is a small area in Athens with cobblestone narrow streets and family-run shops giving a very Greek island vibe.
Since it is in the Mediterranean Sea and there are tiny islands it has the most spectacular beaches and sceneries in places like Santorini, where they have black sand beaches and cute houses, and in Mykonos, where they have amazing resorts and its mainly a place to party.
Traditional Greek food is known to be decadent and tasty. It has dishes like Mousaka, dolmades and even sweet dishes like baklava. Greece is home to olive oil, olives and feta cheese and it even has its own salad, yes you guessed it, Greek Salad!
The best time to visit the beaches of the island of Greece then it would be early summer, April to June, to enjoy the sun but it won’t be too hot. If you want to go site-seeing then I would suggest autumn or early autumn, Mid-September to October.
So these are the top 5 countries to visit in Europe. I recommend going because you can obviously see the beauty and culture and even food is all new and exciting. If you are an architect or foodie or even just a nerd for history then these are a couple of places for you.