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The Best European Cities for Day Trips 

Ranker Travel
Updated February 24, 2019 1.6k votes 169 voters 3.6k views 50 items

List Rules Upvote the European city that would be awesome to visit for a day

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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Prague is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
misapekarova added Bohemia, Austria-Hungary
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Salzburg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Austria
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Nice is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Alpes-Maritimes, France
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Florence is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy
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Versailles is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Yvelines, France
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Budapest is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Hungary
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Bruges is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Belgium
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Lucerne is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Switzerland
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Chamonix is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Haute-Savoie, France
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Rothenburg ob der Tauber... is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
liriodendron added Germany
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Ghent is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Belgium
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Granada is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Andalusia, Spain
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Bath, Somerset is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
United Kingdom
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Hohenschwangau is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Hohenschwangau Germany
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Antwerp is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Belgium
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Stratford-upon-Avon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
United Kingdom
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Oxford is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
United Kingdom
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Lichtenstein, Baden-W&uu... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Lichtenstein, Baden-Württemberg Germany
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Pisa is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy
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Pompeii is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy
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Naples is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy
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Delphi is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Delphi Greece
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Ljubljana is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
stpavel added Slovenia
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Siena is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
Italy
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Tromsø is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Cities for Day Trips
WillieHung added Troms, Norway