Europe Travel Guide

Map of Europe

Overview

Capital City: No Capital
Language Spoken: This varies largely based on what country you're in but the most popular languages spoken in Europe are German, French, Spanish, Italian, Polish, and English.
Climate: This varies a lot throughout the continent from subtropical to polar climates.
Safety Rating: 7.5/10 - You'll be safe as long as you use common sense. Higher rates of crime can be found in larger cities but that is the case for most places in the world.
Transportation: Airplanes, buses, taxis, Ubers, trains, helicopters, rental cars, shuttles, and rental bicycles.
Currency: Varies by country
Expensiveness: Varies by country
Cost of Exit/Entry: Varies by country
Visa Required: Varies by country
Vaccinations Required: Varies by country

A sunset over Paris with the Eiffel Tower in the middle of the picture Paris: This city has a strong reputation for being one of the most beautiful and romantic cities in the entire world. Culture, art, fashion, food, and design play a large role in what makes this city tick and it creates plenty of things to see for tourists.

The london bridge at night time London: This is the largest city in the United Kingdom. It is a busy city that is well known for its multiculturalism. With a lot of different neighborhoods within the larger city, there is a lot to see from iconic landmarks, to great food, and an incredible nightlife scene.

An overlook of Barcelona, Spain Barcelona: This is Spain's second largest city and has a very traditional European feel to it. It is best know for its outdoor markets, restaurants, shops, museums, and churches.

Some of the red roof houses on the hills of Lisbon, Portugal Lisbon: This is the capital city of Portugal. It is located right along the ocean and boasts white sand beaches, limestone buildings, a laid back atmosphere, and has really made itself a year round must-see destination.

The Berlin Cathedral Berlin: The capital city of Germany, Berlin is best known for its internationalism and tolerance, great nightlife, its many cafés, street art, clubs, bars, museums, palaces, and other historical sites.

A waterway in Amsterdam Amsterdam: The capital of the Netherlands, Amsterdam is one of the most popular Europe travel destinations with over 7 million internation tourists annually visiting the city. It is called the Venice of the north for its numerous canals and bridges. It also has a lot of history, culture, a good partying scene, and a relaxing charm to it.

Things To Do

The green northern lights over Iceland See the Northern Lights in Iceland: One of the best places in the world to see the northern lights are in Iceland. With that being said, it is no guarantee that you see them on your visit. To increase your chances, check out this article on a local's ten tips on seeing the lights.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa Take a Picture With Some of the Best Known European Landmarks: There are dozens of famous landmarks in Europe. Some of the biggest names include: the Eiffel Tower, the Colosseum, Sagrada Familia, the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Brandenburg Gate, Ancient City Walls of Dubrovnik, Acropolis, Stonehenge, and the Pantheon.

An art museum in Europe Check Out Some of the Amazing Museums: Europe is well known for its rich history in art and because of that, it boasts some of the greatest museums on the planet such as the Louvre. Be sure to stop at your fair share of museums on your trip.

A restaurant in Europe Wine and Dine: One of the best parts about Europe is the differences in culture between the different countries. Part of the culture includes incredible and unique food from neighboring country to neighboring country. Eat, drink, and be merry!

Food/Drinks To Try

Wiener Schnitzel: is a very thin, breaded, and pan fried cutlet made from veal.

Moules Frites: A dish consisting of mussels and fries originating in Belgium

Pasta: A noodle made from dough and mixed with water or eggs and formed into different shapes, then cooked by boiling or baking. This is a staple food of Italian cuisine

Irish Stew: A stew made from any meat or root vegetable that is common in Ireland

Pastel De Nata: A Portuguese egg tart pastry

Cepelinai: Lithuanian dish of stuffed potato dumplings.

Goulash: This is a stew of vegetables and meat that is seasoned with some spices.

Sauerbraten: This is a German pot roast that can be prepared with a variety of different meats that are common to the area.

Tips

  • Eat outside of the major cities if you're looking to save some money. The food is likely just as good, if not better, and you can save some money by doing this as well.
  • A lot of places only accept cash so be sure to have more than just your credit card on hand.
  • Learn the basics of the language of the country that you'll be visiting. It can go a long way in getting around and getting help.
  • Don't miss out on the many beautiful spots of Eastern Europe. They often go overlooked because of the better known countries on the Western coast but there are some great spots on the other side of the continent as well.