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The Best European Countries to Visit 

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Updated November 22, 2019 38.2k votes 3.5k voters 27.5k views 68 items

List Rules Vote up your favorite country to travel to in Europe. No regions or cities!

List of the best European countries to visit, as ranked by travel enthusiasts. Europe is a dream travel location for those looking for a dream vacation. The entire continent is filled with countries that have a rich history of art, architecture, and cultural celebrations that are worthy experiences for any traveler. The top European countries often feature cultural festivals, like France’s parade-filled Nice Carnival and Spain’s lively dancing Festival de Jerez. Other countries, such as Ireland and Switzerland, are known for their breathtaking marvels like lush, green hillsides and snowy-topped mountains that are perfect for sight-seeing and long hikes. Those who are interested in museums filled with paintings and sculptures made by the world’s most famous artists are sure to love favorite European countries like Italy and England.

This list includes countries from all over Europe that are the perfect vacation spots for people of all types. Whether you want the sort of vacation where you always have a different cultural activity or you just want to be as relaxed as possible, there’s a country in Europe that’s made for you.

What are the best European countries for a vacation? Thislist has every sort of vacation spot in Europe that you could ever want tovisit.

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Italy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Rome
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Spain is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Madrid
3
Greece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Athens
4
Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Berlin
5
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Edinburgh
6
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Amsterdam
7
Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Vienna
8
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Finland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Helsinki
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France is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Paris
13
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Reykjavik
14
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Copenhagen
15
Norway is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Oslo
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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Budapest
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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Zagreb
18
England is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
London
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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Stockholm
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Ireland is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Dimos Dicoudis added
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Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Bratislava
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Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Donatas Dlugoborskis added Vilnius
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Estonia is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
LukasOtapka added Tallinn
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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Gustave Tausch added Kiev
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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
City of Brussels