After more than a year of travel restrictions, this summer we will be able to travel again. Finally. As of today, people in Europe have access to the EU Digital Covid Certificate. It will definitely help to restart tourism in Europe. We are all very excited to go to a different place this summer. But where?
Europe is big and there are plenty of possibilities. But don’t worry if you lack inspiration. I will give you 12 destinations to visit, but please be careful and follow all the sanitary rules and stay safe!
1. Capri, Italy
Capri is an island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea off the Sorrento Peninsula, on the south side of the Gulf of Naples. Capri is also known as one of the best European beaches. A must thing to do is to take a boat trip around the island and visit the blue grotto or just enjoy the water, the sun, and the local food.
2. Bruges, Belgium
Summer in Belgium is always fun. Besides the beers, the chocolate, fries, and mussels you can also visit some beautiful places. My most favorite place during the summer is Bruges. Bruges is a beautiful city with typical Flemish houses standing alongside the canals. The historic city center is a prominent UNESCO World Heritage Site and welcomes more than two million tourists every year. People love to explore the city by foot, bike, or taking a boat trip to explore the canals.
3. Ibiza, Spain
Ibiza is known to be the place to party and famous for its nightlife, mostly during the summertime. Between parties, you can also visit Sant Joseph de Sa Talaia and the famous hippy market. Or you can simply wander around the charming old town. The clear water and the sun are perfect to spend your summertime here.
4. Porto, Portugal
Portugal is another beautiful country to visit during the summer. My choice goes to Porto! Porto is the second-largest city in Portugal and one of the Iberian Peninsula’s major urban areas. Summer is a great time to visit it. Don’t forget to visit the Ribeira district and the Luiz I bridge, as well as the Casa da Música concert hall, Porto City Hall, Porto Skyline, and much more.
5. The Makarska Riviera, Croatia
The Makarska Riviera stretches for 60km between the towns of Brela and Gradac, one of the most famous summer destinations on the Croatian coast. You can visit beaches and pine trees and sleep in one of those peaceful bays. With Biokovo Mountain in the background of the coastal area, this place is perfect for summertime.
6. Saint Paul’s Bay, Malta
Located in the Northern Region of Malta, sixteen kilometres northwest of the capital Valletta, Saint Paul’s Bay is a popular place during the summer. It was known as a fisherman’s village. Today the bay is home to one of Malta’s water polo clubs, and is also known for the “festa” (village feast) in July, that offers a little taste of the Maltese culture for the tourist.
7. Hallstatt, Austria
People may know Vienna in Austria, but Hallstatt should also be in our summer bucket list. During the summer when this place is covered with sun flowers and the sky is blue, the city is really magical. It makes Hallstatt one of the best summer destinations in Europe.
8. Amsterdam, Netherlands
Some people like to visit the beach, nature or even the mountains for their summer holidays; others love to visit cities. One of the famous cities to visit during the summer is Amsterdam. This Dutch city has plenty of places to visit including beautiful canals, museums, and even nightlife. You can also explore Amsterdam by bicycle — taking a boat trip is always fun!
9. Paris, France
Paris is a romantic city that must be visited in summer. You can spend your holidays in this beautiful city. You won’t much time to sleep — there are so many places to visit. For example, the Eiffel tower is one of the famous sights in the world, and you can also visit museums, art galleries. Paris also has plenty of nice restaurants, café and shopping places.
10. Zurich, Switzerland
Zurich is known as a place of financial activity as well as a cultural hub in Europe. But Zurich is also a nice place to visit in summer: museums, well-preserved old town, galleries and of course: the famous Zurich Lake.