7 European Cities I’d Love to Explore

On a day to day basis I sit on Pinterest and see all these beautiful places that I have never heard of and add them to my never ending travel bucket list, so here are 7 European cities I’d love to explore.


I follow so many travel accounts on Instagram, and whenever I see a picture of Slovenia it just makes me want to go more and more. The Julian Alps stretch from Italy to Slovenia, and has a little town called Bled situated within the Alps. Lake Bled is one of those destinations where you see a picture and you know immediately where it is (a bit like Lake Louise, Alberta)


Russia completely fascinates me. The size of it is so intimidating that I am just fascinated. St Petersburg is the Venice of Russia and I have seen and heard so many good things about this city. I recently learnt that St Petersburg was once the capital city of Russia up until 1918. The name of the Church below is, The Church of the Saviour On Spilled Blood (how fucking cool is that?! but yet slightly terrifying.)


Luxembourg is the 7th smallest country in Europe. The only thing I know about Luxembourg is that it’s super rich and had 130 castles, so you’re probably thinking why the hell do you want to go if you don’t know anything about it? Well for me that’s the whole point.

source: Solo Sophie


If you follow me on Pinterest you will know I have a not so secret crush on Croatia. Every travel pin on my profile is 80% Croatia. Zagreb, Split, and Dubrovnik are on the top of my list but the whole country looks incredible and very Instagramable.

Czeck Republic

I can’t believe I’ve never been to the Czech Republic, never even Prague. So when I came across a picture of Sedlec Ossuary I needed to know and go to wherever it was. The Ossuary contains bones of over 60,000 people displayed in weird and artistic ways (I mean, it is weird to think that’s really cool?) After doing some research on Kutna Hora so many travellers are saying it’s a city that you never thought about but need to visit.


For so long I have said I want to visit Poland, and I have no idea why I haven’t?! Although Krakow and Warsaw are probably the most popular cities in Poland, and I am still definitely going to visit those, but Gdansk and Poznan are high on the list.


There’s a girl I follow on Instagram that lives in Helsinki, that’s dedicated to posting images of the amazing city and I’m obsessed. It reminds me a little of Stockholm, Sweden but with a friendlier approach.

source: Juliaelizabethblog

You’ve now seen my 7 European Cities I’d Love to Explore, now over to you – what are yours?

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  • Reply laura woodfield

    Some Amazing Suggestions Amy. Croatia is top of my list, though it will have to wait a while. Which European city is your favourite that you have visited so far?

    July 14, 2018 at 10:11 am
    • Reply helloamy

      I absolutely love Amsterdam! I’ve visited twice and can’t wait to go again! What’s yours? 🙂

      July 14, 2018 at 10:43 am
  • Reply Alan @

    Warsaw and Helsinki are a must visit. What I tend to do is put a time limit on each place (you’ll find out which is your favourite this way) then make sure you visit before the time runs out, or you’ll never go!

    July 14, 2018 at 10:14 am
  • Reply Rawan

    We have a similar list. I’ve only managed to do Croatia from them and it actually became my favourite place in Europe. Good luck with seeing them all. I know i can’t wait!

    July 14, 2018 at 11:30 am
  • Reply chloe

    Slovenia looks amazing, and its on my list too. Try and go for weekends away so you can visit more of the places on your wish list! 🙂 x

    July 14, 2018 at 4:00 pm
  • Reply Sarah - Borders & Bucket Lists

    Can I just say that all of these are on my list too? lol. I really want to go to Luxembourg! I’m all about those small little countries :).

    July 14, 2018 at 9:53 pm
  • Reply Monique

    That is a great travel bucketlist! Most of those are on ours too; hope you get to visit them all 🙂

    July 15, 2018 at 12:12 am
  • Reply Katie

    Great choices here… all on are my list too! There are so much history in Europe which will be exciting to explore. Good luck ticking these off your list 😊

    July 15, 2018 at 4:48 am
  • Reply Simona

    Great choice Amy! I hope you’ll get to see all of these countries because they are all so beautiful! <3

    July 15, 2018 at 8:44 am
  • Reply Simona

    Great choice Amy! I really hope you’ll get to see all of these countries because they are beautiful indeed! <3

    July 15, 2018 at 8:45 am
  • Reply Annie

    These are some great suggestions – they’re all on my bucket list too! Hope you get to see them someday 🙂

    July 15, 2018 at 9:26 am
  • Reply Backpacking Series

    Happy to have found a guide for hand picking the best cities when travelling to Europe. Surprised to see Russia in the list though as always related it more with Asia. Got a new perspective here 🙂

    July 15, 2018 at 9:50 am
  • Reply Smita Chandra

    Interesting list with many of the places I’d love to explore too! I’ve only been to Luxembourg from this list but now I can plan more!

    July 15, 2018 at 12:33 pm
  • Reply Sinjana Ghosh

    Fulfilled my dream vacation in europe recently but I didnt visit any of the countries on your list. That’s the thing with Europe, the bucket list just keeps increasing. Hope you get to visit these places soon 🙂

    July 15, 2018 at 4:52 pm
  • Reply The Travelling Sociologist

    I love your all of your choices. Surprisingly, all of these destinations are still on my bucket list. I hope we both make it out to some of these places soon xo

    July 15, 2018 at 6:56 pm
  • Reply Phil Wilson

    I still really want to go to Russia! Been to the others and they are great, even thinking about going back to Croatia in a few months after reading this post! Thanks Amy!

    July 15, 2018 at 9:28 pm
  • Reply Sherrie Fabrizi-Allbritten

    Oh my your list is exactly what I have jotted down! Russia is at the top of bucket list, hopefully 2020 will be the year. Hope you get to visit all these wonderful places 🙂

    July 16, 2018 at 12:54 am
  • Reply anshul

    Russia has been on my list since forever. I would love to explore St. Petersberg. With so many bloggers going there during World Cup, the idea of exploring the country became even stronger.

    July 16, 2018 at 4:45 am
  • Reply Steven on aFabulousTrip

    Croatia has been on my list for a while now and I really hope I can visit it pretty soon! Slovenia doesn’t sound too bad either 😉

    July 16, 2018 at 9:14 am
  • Reply Claire

    Croatia and Finland all the way! They are no my list too! I also have Budapest which I heard great things about but I have never been.

    July 16, 2018 at 1:36 pm
  • Reply Alexander Popkov

    Oh, thanks for including St. Petersburg. My lovely hometown. It is one of the best places in europe, yet, often overlooked.

    July 16, 2018 at 2:38 pm
  • Reply Alex Trembath

    Some great suggestions, these are all reputed to be beautiful countries. I can vouch that Poland and Czech Republic are from my own visits, and I’m actually going to the latter again next week – I fly to Prague on Monday. So this helped me to get a little more excited!

    July 17, 2018 at 6:43 am
  • Reply Daniel

    As someone that visited all of these, I must say this is a great list! Hope you get to visit all of them ASAP 😀

    July 17, 2018 at 8:27 am
  • Reply Farah al Zadjaly

    Some really good choices, are a few are on my bucklist. 🙂

    July 20, 2018 at 7:49 pm
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