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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36 7
Salzburg is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Austria

2
36 11
Prague is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
misapekarova added Bohemia, Austria-Hungary

3
26 5
Bruges is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Belgium

4
29 8
Nice is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Alpes-Maritimes, France

5
28 10
Versailles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Yvelines, France

6
23 7
Chamonix is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Haute-Savoie, France

7
28 12
Florence is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy

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

9
19 5
Lichtenstein, Baden-Württember... is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Lichtenstein, Baden-Württemberg Germany

10
21 7
Ghent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Belgium

11
17 4
Bath, Somerset is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
United Kingdom

12
18 5
Stratford-upon-Avon is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
United Kingdom

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

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

15
20 8
Rothenburg ob der Tauber is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
liriodendron added Germany

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

17
23 12
Budapest is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Hungary

18
17 7
Oxford is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
United Kingdom

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

20
8 2
Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
stpavel added Slovenia

21
16 10
Rotterdam is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Netherlands

22
20 14
Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy

23
22 16
Pisa is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy

24
12 7
Hveragerði is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Hveragerði Iceland

25
13 9
Leeds is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
United Kingdom

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

35
10 10
Segovia is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Segovia Province of Segovia, Spain

36
10 10
Zaanse Schans is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Netherlands

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

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

39
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

40
5 5
Monte Carlo is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Davy040 added France, Monaco

41
4 4
Utrecht is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Davy040 added Utrecht, Netherlands

42
7 8
Bagà is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Bagà Spain

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