For any traveler visiting Europe for this first time, it can be overwhelming. There is so much to see and experience from one country to the next, you might find yourself planning your next trip before you even head back home. So if you haven’t seen all that Europe has to offer, here is a list of the top 10 countries you need to visit during your European travels.
In Scotland, you see lavish forests, mysterious lochs, rugged coastlines, and rolling green slopes finished with historic castles.
Turkey is a nation straddling eastern Europe and western Asia with cultural connections to ancient Greek, Persian, Roman, Byzantine and Ottoman empires.
Whether it’s the magnificence of its old destinations, the grand nightfalls of Santorini, or the wonderful clifftop religious communities of Meteora, Greece leaves a lasting impression on its guests.
Iceland’s blue gurgling springs, massive magma fields, and tremendous ice sheets make it one of the most geographically diverse places in the world.
Austria, the home of Mozart and the waltz, is a mixture of shimmering lakes, snow-capped mountains, and exquisite urban areas, with a rich cultural legacy.
From old walled towns to flawless shorelines encircled by shining blue waters, there’s nothing you can’t discover in Croatia.
France has something for everybody, from the impressive resorts along the sun-splashed Cote d’Azur to the bistros, art and romance of Paris and the lovely ridge towns in Provence.
Spain, a country on Europe’s Iberian Peninsula, includes 17 autonomous regions with diverse geography and cultures.
Norway is a Scandinavian country encompassing mountains, glaciers and deep coastal fjords. Oslo, the capital, is a city of green spaces and museums.
The nation of Italy has left a powerful mark on Western culture and cuisine. Its capital, Rome, is home to the Vatican as well as landmark art and ancient ruins.