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Where To Check Items off Your European Bucket List

Read on for more about where to check items off your European bucket list.

Where to Check Items Off Your European Bucket List
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Mandy Hegarty is a writer who specializes in food and travel. Currently based in Dublin, Ireland, she’s previously lived in New York, London, and Montreal. She has written for the likes of Time Out New York, Air Canada, and Singapore Airlines.

With must-see sights including the Eiffel Tower and Stonehenge, and once-in-a-lifetime experiences such as witnessing the northern lights, Europe offers visitors an abundance of bucket-list activities. See below for the ultimate European experiences every traveler should try to tick off their list.


France is full to the brim with potential bucket-list contenders. If you’re visiting Paris, you won’t want to miss the iconic Eiffel Tower or the world-class collections at the Louvre, where you can come face-to-face with da Vinci’s Mona Lisa.


For active travelers, nature is Iceland’s biggest calling card. From chasing the northern lights and witnessing a geyser spout to hiking atop a glacier, this small country presents huge opportunities for unforgettable outdoor adventures.


England is packed with can’t-misses, from watching the Changing of the Guard at London’s Buckingham Palace to indulging in afternoon tea. Take a day trip from the capital to knock another item from the list: Stonehenge. This prehistoric monument has stood on Salisbury Plain for almost five millennia.


With ancient ruins, dramatic scenery, magnificent art collections, and delicious food, Italy has a bucket-list option for every taste. Hike the Cinque Terre, tour the Colosseum, gaze up at Michelangelo’s masterwork on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel, or glide along a Venice canal in a gondola.


Turkey offers a range of unique experiences that can’t be re-created elsewhere. Set sail in a hot-air balloon at dawn to witness the fairy chimney formations of Cappadocia from on high, or cruise down Istanbul’s Bosphorus Strait, which separates Asia from Europe.


Whether it’s exploring the fairy-tale castle of Neuschwanstein, sinking steins at Oktoberfest, or admiring art on the old Berlin Wall, Germany promises a host of must-have experiences for curious travelers.

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