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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412 245
Austria is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Vienna

2
521 343
Germany is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Berlin

3
430 251
Greece is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Athens

4
479 290
Spain is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Madrid

5
472 271
Netherlands is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Amsterdam

6
491 329
Italy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Rome

7
367 229
Scotland is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Edinburgh

8
362 220
Republic of Ireland is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit

9
424 318
France is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Paris

10
328 208
Switzerland is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit

11
368 245
Denmark is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Copenhagen

12
362 223
Finland is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Helsinki

13
364 251
Czech Republic is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit

14
261 188
Norway is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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15
290 204
Iceland is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Reykjavik

16
312 230
Portugal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Lisbon

17
377 281
England is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
London

18
253 128
Estonia is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
LukasOtapka added Tallinn

19
301 247
Sweden is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Stockholm

20
337 219
Belgium is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
City of Brussels

21
270 157
Monaco is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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351 231
Hungary is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Budapest

23
241 139
Luxembourg is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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24
268 170
Latvia is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Riga

25
276 203
Slovakia is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Bratislava

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293 218
Wales is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Cardiff

27
232 165
Cyprus is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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269 240
Croatia is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Zagreb

29
234 158
San Marino is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added San Marino

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253 238
Russia is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Moscow

31
210 146
Faroe Islands is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Tórshavn

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148 97
Georgia is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Trenton Myers added Tbilisi

33
152 114
Malta is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Davy040 added Valletta

34
128 67
Lithuania is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Donatas Dlugoborskis added Vilnius

35
185 136
Vatican City is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Vatican City

36
208 161
Ukraine is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Gustave Tausch added Kiev

37
162 113
Svalbard and Jan Mayen is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
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170 136
Isle of Man is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Douglas

39
211 161
Serbia is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Belgrade

40
223 171
Slovenia is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Ljubljana

41
171 126
Northern Ireland is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Belfast

42
228 177
Bulgaria is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Sofia

43
291 245
Romania is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
Bucharest

44
172 122
Åland Islands is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Mariehamn

45
147 116
Greenland is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Nuuk

46
184 153
Belarus is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Minsk

47
190 148
Armenia is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Yerevan

48
199 147
Montenegro is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Podgorica

49
178 142
Gibraltar is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
hellodalai added Gibraltar

50
158 109
Albania is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best European Countries to Visit
bballfanatic added Tirana