europe The Best European Countries to Visit  

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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
Italy Rome

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Greece is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Greece Athens

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Spain is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Spain Madrid

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Germany is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Germany Berlin

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Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Netherlands Amsterdam

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Scotland is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Scotland Edinburgh

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Austria is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Austria Vienna

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Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit

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France is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
France Paris

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England is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
England London

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Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit

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Monaco is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Denmark is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Denmark Copenhagen

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Finland is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Finland Helsinki

The Best European Cities to Visit

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Portugal is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Portugal Lisbon

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Belgium is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Belgium City of Brussels

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Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit

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Estonia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Wales is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Wales Cardiff

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Iceland is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Iceland Reykjavik

The Best Countries to Meet Women

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Hungary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Hungary Budapest

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Sweden is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Sweden Stockholm

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Norway is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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San Marino is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added San Marino San Marino

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Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Cyprus Nicosia

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Latvia is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Latvia Riga

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Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Slovakia Bratislava

The Best Eastern European Countries to Visit

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Georgia is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Vatican City is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Vatican City Vatican City

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Serbia is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Serbia Belgrade

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Abkhazia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Trenton Myers added Abkhazia Sukhumi

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Malta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Davy040 added Malta Valletta

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Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Slovenia Ljubljana

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Isle of Man is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Isle of Man Douglas

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Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Bulgaria Sofia

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Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Montenegro Podgorica

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Faroe Islands is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Faroe Islands Tórshavn

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Russia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Russia Moscow

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Jersey is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Jersey Saint Helier

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Northern Ireland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Northern Ireland Belfast

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Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Gustave Tausch added Ukraine Kiev

The Best Asian Countries to Visit

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Armenia is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Croatia is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Croatia Zagreb

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Crimea is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Basque Country is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Gibraltar is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Andorra is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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Romania is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Romania Bucharest

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Greenland is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Greenland Nuuk