The Ultimate Europe Bucket List

Helllo and Happy (belated) New Year! There is nothing I love more than making travel plans at the beginning of a new year. Not only does it make sure you fit a trip or two in, but it also gives you something to look forward to throughout the winter months!

I’m hoping to get another trip across the pond soon, so I thought it would be fun to write out the ultimate bucket list worthy trip ideas for Europe. I decided to cut the list off at 50, but I may have to do a part II and part III because there are so many magical places and wonderful experiences I’ve left off the list! So for now, in no particular order, here’s my top 50 bucket list experiences in Europe to satisfy anyone’s wanderlust.

Ultimate Europe Bucket List

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1. Hike the path of the gods in Positano and toast the Amalfi Coast views with limencello

2. Rent a bike to ride through Amsterdam, making stops to smell the tulips

3. Admire the Matterhorn in Zermatt with a hike in the summer or a day of skiing in the winter

4. Sing along with a gondolier while floating through the canals of Venice

5. Learn how to make a pizza in Naples, the birthplace of pizza

6. Take the scenic route to the Cotswolds to enjoy storybook villages and the picturesque English countryside


7. Enjoy a glass of Chianti in the Chianti region and a glass of Bordeaux in Bordeaux

022_Mazan8. Cheer on the horses and riders during Siena’s historic Palio race

9. Pour your own pint of Guinness at the Guinness Factory in Dublin


10. Take a cooking class or rent a room at “La Peetch” the former home of Julia Child in Provence

11. Spend the night in a castle in Ireland

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12. Bathe in the thermal baths of Budapest, Hungary

13. Watch a sunset over Santorini

sunset-santorini14. Rent a vespa to tour Tuscany

15. Prost in Germany during Oktoberfest

16. Warm up with gl├╝hwein in the European Christmas markets


17. Savor a warm croissant at a bakery in Paris

18. Wear all white to a tennis match at Wimbledon

positano19. Act like a kid in Copenhagen’s Tivoli park – the world’s original amusement park

20. Hike all five villages of Cinque Terre

21. Cross the Charles bridge in Prague

22. Sip afternoon tea at the Orangery, Sketch, or Claridges in London. More Afternoon tea suggestions here.

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23. Walk the planks of the Plitvice Lakes National Park in Croatia

24. Treat yourself to a chocolate covered waffle on the cobblestone streets of Brussels

25. Run through the lavender fields of Provence, France


26. Look up at the Sistine chapel in the Vatican Museum

27. Pack a picnic in Versailles

28. Tour London on the top of a double-decker bus


29. Search for the northern lights in Scandinavia

30. Shop for Christmas ornaments in Austria

31. Order a cappuccino at a cafe in Rome

32. Kayak on Lake Como (keep an eye out for George Clooney)

33. Climb Prince’s Palace for an incredible view of Monaco

34. Look for fungi the dolphin in Dingle, Ireland


35. Shop for one-of-a-kind leather handbags in Florence, Italy

36. Take a tapas crawl through Barcelona

37. Drive through Bavaria in search of Neuschwanstein Castle

38. Hop, skip, and jump through Giants Causeway in Ireland


39. Whiskey taste in Scotland

40. Discover ancient history at Pompeii

41. Get studious touring Trinity College or Oxford University

42. Dress up for a night at the opera in Vienna

43. Discover Gaudi’s architecture in Barcelona

44. Taste-test the best gelato in Italy


45. Take a black taxi tour through Belfast

46. Bike the waterfront of Copenhagen

47. Sleep on a riverboat in Amsterdam


48. Window shop the designer stores on streets in Paris

49. Indulge in fondue after skiing the Swiss alps

50. Sail through the Greek Isles


Whew – that’s a lot of things to do! What would you add to the list?

Happy Travels!

xo, Jenny


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