vacations The Best European Cities for Day Trips  

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This is a ranked list of the best European cities for day trips as voted on by men and women. These cities include Stonehenge, Cork, Bruges and more. Some of the most beautiful European cities are smaller and outside the typical metropolises. People looking for an exciting day excursion can hop a bus or shuttle and explore some of the best of what Europe has to offer. “What are the best European cities for day trips?” is what this list answers.

 Museums, scenic vistas, quaint villages are all things people making day trips look for and that is exactly what these cities offer. Each of these best European cities for day trips offers distinct features and opportunities for cultural immersion. This list is for those seeking the joys of traveling throughout Europe while seeing some of its more hidden sites.

 No matter what part of Europe you’re looking to travel through or what type setting, this list offers cities throughout the continent that can accommodate those seeking interesting and varied day trips. As a traveler looking for a day trip experience you might ask yourself, “What are best places for day trips in Europe?” Well, here we have compiled a list of the very best places for this activity.

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Salzburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Salzburg Austria

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35 10
Prague is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
misapekarova added Prague Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

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28 7
Nice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Nice Alpes-Maritimes, France

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25 5
Bruges is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Bruges Belgium

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28 9
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Versailles Yvelines, France

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22 7
Chamonix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Chamonix Haute-Savoie, France

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17 3
Bath, Somerset is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Bath, Somerset United Kingdom

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18 4
Lucerne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Lucerne Switzerland

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18 4
Stratford-upon-Avon is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Stratford-upon-Avon United Kingdom

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19 5
Lichtenstein, Baden-Württember... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Lichtenstein, Baden-Württemberg Germany

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Florence is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Florence Italy

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20 7
Hohenschwangau is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Hohenschwangau Germany

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20 7
Ghent is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Ghent Belgium

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21 8
Antwerp is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Antwerp Belgium

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Rothenburg ob der Tauber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
liriodendron added Rothenburg ob der Tauber Germany

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17 6
Granada is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Granada Andalusia, Spain

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17 7
Oxford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Oxford United Kingdom

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22 12
Budapest is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Budapest Hungary

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14 6
Delphi is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Delphi Greece

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16 10
Rotterdam is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Rotterdam Netherlands

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20 14
Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Pompeii Italy

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Pisa is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Pisa Italy

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Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
stpavel added Ljubljana Slovenia

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13 9
Leeds is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Leeds United Kingdom

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11 7
Hveragerði is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Hveragerði Iceland

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9 5
Frankfurt is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
joicy added Frankfurt Hesse, Germany

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12 9
Birkenau is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Birkenau Germany

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11 8
Engelberg is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Engelberg Switzerland

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11 8
Volendam is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Volendam Netherlands

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10 7
Marken is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Marken Netherlands

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7 4
The Hague is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Davy040 added The Hague South Holland, Netherlands

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11 9
Ávila, Spain is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Ávila, Spain Province of Ávila, Spain

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16 15
Naples is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Naples Italy

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15 14
Siena is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Siena Italy

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10 10
Zaanse Schans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Zaanse Schans Netherlands

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10 10
Segovia is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Segovia Province of Segovia, Spain

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10 10
Cork is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Cork Ireland

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6 6
Bratislava is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
SnowyCae added Bratislava Bratislava Region, Slovakia

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5 5
Laufen, Germany is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
joicy added Laufen, Germany Bavaria, Germany

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4 4
Utrecht is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Davy040 added Utrecht Utrecht, Netherlands

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7 8
Bagà is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Bagà Spain

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4 5
Monte Carlo is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Davy040 added Monte Carlo France, Monaco

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12 15
Orvieto is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Orvieto Italy