Time to enjoy the European summer! In this post I’ll list few of my favourite summer cities. There are plenty of options but here are few of the best picks.
1. BARCELONA, SPAIN
So hot, so full but so worth it. Barcelona has unbeatable combination of beach and busy city life. Soak the sun, enjoy tapas and the tasty drinks. So much variety in things to do, head to the park, enjoy local markets and shop!
I really need to get back to Barcelona soon. Perfect summer destination!
2. LJUBLJANA, SLOVENIA
The capital of Slovenia is the complete opposite with relaxed little city vibe and colourful houses. Hike up to the castle for amazing views over the city. Slovenia is quite small so Ljubljana is great base for roadtrips and day trips around the country.
3. LISBON, PORTUGAL
Easy to fall in love with and tons of character are only few of the reasons why everyone loves Lisbon! Sunshine, history and tons of good food. The whole city turns in to a huge festival in June so it’s perfect time to get around. Portugal is cheaper than some of the most popular European destinations so Lisbon is perfectly budget friendly.
4. KIEV, UKRAINE
Eastern Europe is always good idea and Kiev has also a good combo of city and the greens around. Locals spend summer days on the river banks in the island that are just short drive or boat away from the city. Once the sun goes down head to the city for a party, they are crazy. If you have time take few days and a train ride to the coast to cities like Odessa.
5. HELSINKI, FINLAND
You don’t always need to go far to enjoy the summer. Helsinki is on it’s prettiest during the long summer days and has many things to do. There are plenty of islands infront of the city, second hand markets and parks for picnics. Endlessly long nights are beutiful in the green city. Give it a go!
6. BERLIN, GERMANY
Berlin is one of the ultime summer destinations in Europe. The city is huge but it has many parks and hidden places that make it perfect for summer.
Enjoy street markets and perfect sunshine spot on the river side.
7. VILNIUS, LITHUANIA
From the less know cities Vilnius should be on everyone’s list. The city has a cute small town feel and enough things to see in a long weekend. The food is awesome and the locals were super friendly. Best potato dishes in the world so prepare for a food trip. Lithuania is super cheap which means you can enjoy your euros.
The night life in Vilnius is busy and full of young travellers which makes the city even more lively.
8. LONDON, UK
London is one of my faourite cities ever anyway but it’s the best in the world during the short hot summer. The sun makes the whole city pop and brings happy vibes and events to town so summer this great for a visit. Enjoy the parks like Regents Park when there is finally no worries for the weather.
9. KRAKOW, POLAND
Krakow is good any time of the year so it has to be on this list. City is filled with historical streets and buildings to cool down in and has so many cute places for sunset drinks. The Krakow castle is beautiful and very close to the center. With more days day trip around rest of Poland.
10. TALLINN, ESTONIA
Close to home for me as well which makes it obvious on this list. For a quite small city Tallinn has lots to offer and it’s super compact. Eat, go shopping and just chill around the old town. If you have time take a day trip or drive further out on the coast to enjoy pretty beaches.