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Europe is a continent with a lot of history, diversity, and culture, making it one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. If you’re traveling to Europe or are already in Europe, there are a few things you should definitely do to make the most out of your trip. 

From exploring ancient castles to experiencing a side of the World War II history sites, there are many things you can do when traveling to Europe.

To help you make the most of your trip, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best things you can do in Europe. 


Island Hopping in Greece

Only a few experiences can compare to island hopping in Greece (visiting Sardinia is one of them, but I might be biased as that’s my Island!).

The azure waters and picturesque beaches are a sight to behold, and the Greek food and culture are simply awesome and wonderful. You can also spend a few days in Athens to start your trip. 

From there, you can get around and discover one of the many beautiful Greek islands by renting a catamaran yacht, such as Mykonos, Santorini, or Crete. On these islands, you can explore ancient ruins, party, or simply lounge on the beach. 

In short, island hopping in Greece is the perfect way to relax and feel tanned in the Mediterranean sun. 


Plan WW2 Sites Tour

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For those interested in World War II history, there are many places you can visit in Europe. From France to Germany, plenty of historical sites portray the existing scenery of the WW2 ruins.

These include the beaches of Normandy in France, the Nazi bunkers in Germany, and last but not least, the heartbreaking visit to Auschwitz / Birkenau in Poland (here is my raw experience).

You can avail of WW2 tours of Europe to these destinations and learn about the incredible strength and resilience of the soldiers who fought for their homeland. You can also see the first-hand devastation caused by the war and the cemeteries of soldiers who fought for the Allied forces. 


Visit Medieval Castles in Germany

Germany is one of Europe’s most cultural and historical destinations, but one of the best things you can do is visit medieval castles.

These castles are some of Europe’s most well-preserved and impressive castles, offering a unique glimpse into the past. 

Germany is home to more than 25,000 castles, so you’ll have no shortage of options to choose from. If you are a history buff and have a solo trip to Germany to explore different cultures and artworks of construction, it is advised not to miss the opportunity to visit these castles.

You’ll surely be amazed by their beauty and how they offer a fascinating glimpse into the past. 


Go Bear-Watching In Brasov

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Brasov is the most popular tourist city in Transylvania, Romania. Bran Castle, aka Dracula Castle, the country’s #1 tourist attraction, is only half an hour away.

But one of the most interesting things to do in Brasov, and maybe unique in Europe, is to go with a wildlife guide into the mountains to see brown bears in the wild – and safe too! 

You can see these fascinating creatures play and roam around while learning how human development, poaching, and climate change are affecting their habitat and that of other animals, too. If you’re a fan of Our Planet on Netflix, you’ll love this experience.


Explore Northern Lights in Lapland

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Northern lights are some of the most fascinating things on Earth, and there are only a handful of places on the planet where you can experience them. Finnish Lapland is thankfully one of those places, and you will surely not want to miss this amazing sight. 

However, ensure you have a quality camera ready to capture this beautiful scenery, as most cell phones will likely not work in such low temperatures. 


Biking Along Amsterdam Canals

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The city of Amsterdam is known for its historical heritage and exquisite system of canals. All of this dates back to the 17th century golden age.

Amond tourists, Amsterdam is known as the city on two wheels. So, an obvious thing you must do while visiting it is to cycle along its historical canals. 

The most famous canals include Prinsengracht, Singel, Herengracht, and Singelgracht. On all of these canals, you can find rental bicycles to ride along the canals to catch a view of the city. It also lets you view some of the city’s most iconic and famous sites when spending almost nothing on travel. 


Take a Thermal Bath in Budapest

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Budapest is famous for its underground caves and rich architecture. But most people don’t know that it’s also known as the world’s Spa Capital. The city’s amazing thermal baths provide pleasure and relaxation for tourists. 

The architectural buildings in this city have a network of steam rooms, saunas, and warm pools whose water feels like heaven.

Though there are plenty of such spots in the city, some of the best ones, according to experts, include Gellert and Rudas baths. The Rudas bath is a Turkish-built 16th-century structure that is really worth the experience. 


Visit Prague’s Christmas Markets

Prague is a four-season destination, but we will advise you to hit the city in winter. As soon as the winters arrive, the Christmas celebrations begin in this city, and you can stroll around the city to find Christmas stalls. One famous place to find these stalls is in front of the Astronomical Clock. 

At night, these stalls are illuminated with glittering lights all across the city, making the scenery even more beautiful. 


Have you been to one (or more) of these beautiful places? Do you have more amazing European things to try for a memorable trip? Leave your comment below!

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