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Summer is perhaps the most exciting season to explore Europe. The sunny weather offers the perfect opportunity to be engaged in a wide array of activities.

You can enjoy the great outdoors or simply go sunbathing by the beach. Thinking of where to head in Europe for your summer escape? Keep on reading and we will help you to plan where to go for your next holiday.


It is best to visit Poland’s beaches during the summer when the days are long, dry and warm. Some of the best beaches that you can consider visiting include Sopot Beach, Gdynia Beach, Jelitkowo Beach, Hel, and Stogi Beach.

Aside from the beaches, you can head out to the park, go on a leisurely stroll and listen to live music performances. A hunting expedition can also be a good activity to try if you are looking for something that is more adventure-filled.


This is one of the off-the-beaten-track destinations that you can visit this summer. It is the season of festivals, which is why it is a great time to have fun and meet new people. For music and dance, some of the most popular include Dimensions Festival, Fresh Island Festival, and the Hideout Festival.

Plitvice Lakes is one of the many outdoor attractions that should definitely be part of your itinerary. Here, you can see a group of cascading lakes that are surrounded by lush greenery. Croatia is also home to seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Dubrovnik and the island of Hvar are just two of these sites. If you are interested in visiting Croatia, Exeter International provides travel and tours of Croatia’s islands.


Lorraine, France Antonio Ponte

Lorraine, France Antonio Ponte

Paris may perhaps be the most popular city in the country, but beyond such, you will have countless other destinations to enjoy. There are numerous summer festivals and outdoor markets that are open this time of the year. If you are into cycling, this is also the season for Tour de France, which is the most popular event of its kind.

The beaches of France, of course, should be included in your summer itinerary. Some of the best that you can visit include the Brittany Coast Beaches, Normandy Coast Beaches, French Mediterranean Beaches, and Atlantic Coast Beaches. They have a group of beaches in each of the areas mentioned, so you will never have a shortage of places to explore. If you can’t decide where to visit in Europe, how about getting a 2016 Eurail Pass and moving around?



This country is gifted with some of the most beautiful beaches and islands in the world, which is why it is no wonder that it makes a great choice for a summer break in Europe. It can be a busy season in most parts of the country, so make sure to book your accommodations and airfare in advance.

Athens has a very interesting history and has a lot of places that will allow you to explore the rich past and culture of the country. The Cyclades group of islands should definitely be in your itinerary as well. This is where you can find Santorini and Mykonos, which are both picture-perfect. If you want something that is more unique and less crowded, Antiparos will make a great choice.

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About The Author

Travel fanatic and blogger. Tom found his passion for travel teaching English on a Honduran Island and hasn't looked back. He's since travelled around Europe, North and South America with stops in Asia and Africa along the way.

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