Europe Travel Bucket List: 111 Places To See Before You Die

Here is my personal Europe travel bucket list. Start exploring the diverse and enchanting landscapes of Europe.

If you’re dreaming of exploring the diverse and enchanting landscapes of Europe, or simply yearning to add more awe-inspiring destinations to your travel bucket list, then you’ve landed in the perfect spot. 

Forget the generic travel guides and the often-repeated top ten lists. Here, we delve into the heart of what makes European travel truly unforgettable.

I’m not just talking about ticking off a few famous landmarks or savouring the popular local dishes. 

Travel, in its essence, is about immersing yourself in the vibrant tapestry of cultures, embracing the unseen nuances of each place, and experiencing the soul of each destination. It’s about the hidden gems that only a local would know, the breathtaking moments that leave you speechless, and the experiences that transform you.

Europe, with its rich history, stunning natural beauty, and diverse cultures, offers an abundance of such transformative experiences. 

From the majestic fjords of Norway to the sun-kissed shores of Greece, each site on this extensive travel bucket list is a story waiting to be lived.

As someone who’s not just a traveller but a passionate storyteller, I’m here to guide you through these must-visit European destinations, sharing insights that go beyond the surface.

So, let’s embark on this journey together and discover the true spirit of Europe, one incredible destination at a time.

Europe Travel Bucket List: 111 Places To See Before You Die
This is me in Liechtenstein when I was researching some cool and off-the-beaten-path places to put on this Europe travel bucket list.

111 Places To See Before You Die

  1. Hallstatt, Austria
  2. The Dachstein Ice Cave, Austria
  3. Hallerbos Forest, Belgium
  4. The Ardennes, Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  5. Rila Monastery, Bulgaria
  6. Ancient Theatre of Philippopolis, Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  7. Nessebar Old Town, Bulgaria
  8. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Croatia
  9. Krka National Park, Croatia
  10. The Dalmatian Coast, Croatia
  11. Dubrovnik, Croatia
  12. Krkonoše National Park, Czech Republic
  13. Wadden Sea, Netherlands/Germany/Denmark
  14. Stonehenge, England
  15. The Roman Baths, Bath, England
  16. The White Cliffs of Dover, England
  17. Isle of Wight, England
  18. The Baltic Sea Coast, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
  19. Lapland, Finland
  20. Eiffel Tower, France
  21. Mont Saint-Michel, France
  22. Versailles Palace, France
  23. Lavender Fields of Provence, France
  24. Mont Blanc, France/Italy/Switzerland
  25. Lake Geneva, Switzerland/France
  26. The Camargue, France
  27. The Ardèche Gorge, France
  28. Côte d’Azur, France
  29. Gorges du Verdon, France
  30. Normandy Beaches, France
  31. Rocamadour, France
  32. Corsica, France
  33. 30. Neuschwanstein Castle, Germany
  34. The Black Forest, Germany
  35. Berlin Wall, Germany
  36. Saxon Switzerland National Park, Germany
  37. Acropolis of Athens, Greece
  38. Santorini Caldera, Greece
  39. Blue Caves, Zakynthos, Greece
  40. Melissani Cave, Kefalonia, Greece
  41. Meteora Monasteries, Greece
  42. Mount Olympus, Greece
  43. Glacier Lagoon, Iceland
  44. The Northern Lights, Various Locations (Northern Norway is one of the best spots)
  45. Dentifoss Waterfall, Iceland
  46. Hot Springs of Iceland
  47. Skaftafell (Blue) Ice Cave, Iceland
  48. 45. Cliffs of Moher, Ireland
  49. The Ring of Kerry, Ireland
  50. Aran Islands, Ireland
  51. Colosseum, Italy
  52. Pompeii, Italy
  53. Lake Como, Italy
  54. The Cinque Terre, Italy
  55. Amalfi Coast, Italy
  56. The Dolomites, Italy
  57. Mount Etna, Italy
  58. Val d’Orcia, Tuscany, Italy
  59. St. Peter’s Basilica, Vatican City
  60. Sistine Chapel, Vatican City
  61. The Baltic Sea Coast, Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia
  62. The Curonian Spit, Lithuania/Russia
  63. Trakai Castle, Lithuania
  64. The Ardennes, Belgium/Luxembourg/France
  65. Kotor Bay, Montenegro
  66. Keukenhof Gardens, Netherlands
  67. Zaanse Schans, The Netherlands
  68. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
  69. Trolltunga, Norway
  70. Fjords of Norway (Nærøyfjord and Geiranger, the two UNECO fjords of Norway)
  71. The Northern Lights, Various Locations (Northern Norway is one of the best spots)
  72. Preikestolen (Pulpit Rock), Norway
  73. The Northern Cape, Norway
  74. Lofoten Islands, Norway
  75. Svalbard, Norway
  76. Auschwitz-Birkenau, Poland
  77. The Bialowieza Forest, Poland/Belarus
  78. Masurian Lakes, Poland
  79. The Tatras, Poland/Slovakia
  80. Douro Valley, Portugal
  81. Palace of Pena, Portugal
  82. The Azores, Portugal
  83. Algarve Coast, Portugal
  84. Pico Areeiro, Madeira, Portugal
  85. Cabo da Roca, Portugal
  86. Porto Katsiki, Lefkada, Greece
  87. The Carpathian Mountains, Romania
  88. The Danube Delta, Romania
  89. Transfăgărășan Highway, Romania
  90. Bran Castle (Dracula’s Castle), Romania
  91. The Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg, Russia
  92. Loch Ness, Scotland
  93. The Scottish Highlands, Scotland
  94. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye, Scotland
  95. Orkney Islands, Scotland
  96. Scottish Isles, Scotland
  97. High Tatras, Slovakia
  98. Lake Bled, Slovenia
  99. Sagrada Familia, Spain
  100. Alhambra, Spain
  101. La Sagrada Familia, Spain
  102. The Camino de Santiago, Spain
  103. El Caminito del Rey, Spain
  104. Picos de Europa, Spain
  105. Tarifa, Spain
  106. Icehotel, Jukkasjärvi, Sweden 
  107.  Matterhorn, Switzerland
  108. Jungfrau Region, Switzerland
  109. Hagia Sophia, Turkey
  110. Baku Promenade, Azerbaijan
  111. Stari Most Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Europe Travel Bucket List: 111 Places To See Before You Die
This is me in Yerevan, Armenia. I loved this place, where all locals were so friendly and kind.

Europe travel bucket list: where do you start?

I have created this Europe travel bucket list for myself, and I have already ticketed off about half of these places to see before you die. 

As you can see, this isn’t a list of cities in Europe but simply places that are worth having as destinations.

The best thing about having these on your map is that even the road trip you’ll take to get to some of these places will turn out to be gorgeous, and you will get to discover landscapes and cities you would not have known about otherwise. 

I honestly believe Europe is full of great cities with a tremendous history. But if you’re not into cities and really want to see some of the most gorgeous places in Europe, then follow this Europe travel bucket list, and you’re on the right track. 

If you already have your personal travel bucket list and are simply looking for a more general bucket list with all the things to try in a lifetime, then check out my “things to do before you die” list.

Iulia Vasile

Iulia is a travel expert, blogger, engineer, freelance copywriter, and a curiosity-driven personality. She sees travel as the ultimate tool for self-improvement and personal growth, and that's the main topic of her blog, Juliasomething.com.

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