Europe is on the top of almost every traveller’s bucket list. But how can you possibly choose where to go? We hear you. That’s why we’ve come up with a list of 5 places you absolutely MUST visit in Europe this summer. What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

1. Lauterbrunnen – Switzerland

Like something straight out of a fairytale, Lauterbrunnen needs to be seen to be believed. And even then, we won’t blame you if you still need to pinch yourself. With countless waterfalls, humbling mountains and a railway which takes you to the Jungfrau Mountain summit aka the ‘Top of Europe’, this place is a real wonderland. Guaranteed epic #views await. And a skydive if that’s your thing.

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2. Cinque Terre – Italy

The five cliff-side villages of Cinque Terre didn’t end up on the World Heritage list without good reason. Full of local quirks and Insta-worthy photo spots, this is a place where la dolce vita is the motto. And it comes with a world-class glass of red.

Is it time you ticked Cinque Terre off your bucket list? We thought so. You’ll want this

3. Edinburgh – Scotland

Oh Edinburgh, you beauty! Think: a medieval Old Town, the majestic Edinburgh Castle and hiking ops up to Arthur’s Seat (with some seriously stunning views over the city). And that’s just the beginning. Whilst you’re here, why not go on the hunt for the elusive Loch Ness monster up in the Highlands? Eek!

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4. Barcelona – Spain

It’s all about the incredible architecture in Barcelona. Thanks Gaudí! With Park Güell, the Sagrada Família and Casa Batlló to go and explore, you’re gonna need your walking shoes to appreciate this city’s beauty. Oh, did we mention sangria? Yep, it’d be rude not to.

Ready to say hola to Barça? You’re in for a treat with this trip.

 5. Rome – Italy

Been dreaming of getting THAT pic of the Colosseum for ages? Get on down to Rome and make it a reality. The Pantheon, the Trevi Fountain and the Spanish Steps will also be waiting to make their mark. Plus, with more pizza, pasta and gelato than you can handle, how can you not fall in love with this city?

Feeling that wanderlust? No worries, we know a Europe trip that’ll take you there. 

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Marianne Lampon
Marianne is the Content Assistant at Topdeck. She writes the copy for anything and everything and also manages The Collective. Originally from Cambridge, she’s officially caught the travel bug and loves her movies and fitness.