As traveling close to your home country is getting more and more popular, we want to share our favourite and the most beautiful destinations in Europe with you. They all are perfect if you are planning on doing a road trip through Europe.
A road trip through untouched nature leads many people up north into the Norwegian Fjords. More than 1000 fjords expand along the Norwegian coast and with their steep cliffs, juicy-green valleys, and turquoise rivers they attract visitors from all over the world.
One of the highlights which you should not miss is a hike to Trolltunga (“troll tongue”). It is a horizontal ledge in the north of Odda at the Sørfjord. As the name says you will be able to see an approximately 10-meter-long stone tongue, which looms over the Ringedalvatnet sea lying about 700 meters below.
The distance of 28 km there and back must be done hiking, but the exertions are worth the stunning view you get once you reach the top.
Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland
The Wild Atlantic Way runs along the Irish west coast and is the longest and most popular coastal highway in the world. It proceeds over a distance of 2500 km through spectacular landscapes and exciting views from Northern Ireland to Kinsale in the South of the state.
Among countless biking and hiking tours you can expect idyllic villages, cragged cliffs, and breath-taking panorama on this route.
The most popular cliff formations are the Cliffs of Moher – a definite must see during your Ireland trip.
The Peloponnesus is a breath-taking peninsula in the south of the Greek land. You will find everything you desire on this special place: dreamy beaches, ancient cities, historic temples and even wine regions. It is the perfect get-away for combining adventure holiday with relaxation at the crystal-clear waters.
When you are on the way from Athens to Peloponnesus, you will cross the Corinth Canal, which separates central Greece from Peloponnesus. This historic construction enables you to enter the peninsula but is only 24,6 metres wide, which means only one boat at a time can cross it.
Additionally, you should visit the UNESCO world cultural heritage Olympia during your trip. The Olympic Games have taken place here every 4 years until 393 AD. You can still find the temples of Zeus and Hera, the stadium and several other ruins here.
Dreamy beaches, crystal clear water, sunshine, and delicious food – this is what the coast of Portugal is best known for. The Algarve is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe for a reason.
A road trip along the Atlantic coast is definitely worth it to explore the beauty of the Algarve on your own. You will find amazing nature reserves along the Costa Vicentine, traditional havens like in Olhao, hidden bays and stunning cliff formations.
Further, wave-riding is something that must be done on your Portugal trip – or at least you have got to watch some surfers. You can find many surfing schools in Sagres and Lagos and you will discover surfing hotspots everywhere along the Algarve.
Isle of Skye, Scotland
Are you looking for a landscape like from a picture book? You can dive into it on the Isle of Skye. Close to the west coast of Scotland you will find that place, that seems to rise from a fairy tale. The island is perfect for a road trip to reconnect with mother nature and to discover stone and dosh landscapes.
The idyllic haven village Portree is the capital and from here you will reach all sights like the Old Man of Storr, the Eilean Donan Castle or the popular Fairy Pools.
The highlight of this island is the Neist Point, the most western point of Skye. A long cliff formation with a lightning house towers over the ocean and presents the beauty of nature.
Although Iceland has the most amazing landscapes there are not too many visitors yet – but it is getting more popular among the European destinations.
Depending on the season you can experience different things here: During summer Whale Watching is a must-do and in the wintertime, you might get to see the polar lights.
Because of its fantastic landscape you can have amazing adventures in Iceland all year long. Glaciers on one side, juicy-green fields on the other side. The volcanic proceedings keep the island in constant change. Countless waterfalls, steep cliffs, hot springs, and blue lagoons embellish the whole country. The capital, Reykjavik, should be on your list as well.
Piltvice Seas, Croatia
When your trip is taking you through Croatia, you need to stop at the Piltvice Seas! In the heart of the karst area of central Croatia you will find the correspondent national park. Because of its unique beauty it counts to one of the first nature wonders and to one of the UNESCO world natural heritages.
You will find several viewpoints from where you can spot the turquoise blue water of the seas. Because of the height differences in the park the seas are connected through rivers or waterfalls and will give you a magnificent spectacle.
Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is located at the west coast of Italy and is part of the Sorrentic peninsula. Along the coast you will find hidden bays, artistic cities, and cragged cliffs.
The best-known place at the Amalfi Coast is Positano – a formerly quiet fishing village, which attracts many travellers from the whole world. The colourful houses which pile on the hills give a unique sight.
If you are looking for a quieter place you will like the close town of Praiano which is also as colourful as Positano.
Amongst idyllic cities you will also find breath-taking waterfalls, rivers, and beautiful landscapes at the Amalfi Coast. The perfect place to combine sightseeing and wild nature.
Prague, Czech Republic
The capital of Czech Republic is an absolute dream destination. It is also called the Golden City and its historic city centre is one of the UNESCO world cultural heritages. Its stunning architecture and the colourful houses attract visitors from all over the world.
To the most popular sights in Prague you can count the Charles Bridge, the oldest stone bridge in Europe and the Castle of Prague, which counts as the centre of the Czech Republic. Also, the Wenceslas Square, the Golden Alley and the Dancing House are some of the landmarks of Prague.
When you are planning a road trip and want to avoid touristic places, you should definitely add this country to your list. The country enchants its visitors with green covered mountains, deep canyons, and old castles.
The Danube Delta is the highlight of the trip for nature lovers. You can find countless kinds of birds, plants, insects, and amphibians here. The best way to get around is by taking a boat through the intertwined canals of this stunning place. The delta lies in the south east of Romania and borders in the east onto the Black Sea.
Another highlight which is making Romania popular in the whole world, is the Castle of Bran. In the heart of Transylvania. Here you will find the amazing “Dracula Castle” and can see the myth with your own eyes.
Bucharest, the capital of Romania is also worth a visit. In this adventurous city you will find a huge art and culture scene and many ancient buildings. It is especially marked by the Revolution.