We’ve officially decided that 2019 will be the year of visiting the less frequented destinations in Europe. So after you’ve visited Paris, London, and Venice and the other amazing and more popular cities in Europe, take a look at our recommendations for your must see European destinations for 2019.
Recently, the word has gotten out about how incredible Krakow is and why it should be on everyone’s travel bucket list. Visit the Rynek Glowny Square in the center of town that is one of the biggest squares in the world and the Wawel Royal Castle complex. For those interested in World War II and its history, there is the Auschwitz-Birkenau nazi concentration camp 45 minutes outside the city.
This picture perfect small Swiss town in the middle of the Alps is the ultimate destination in both summer and winter months. The adrenaline and adventure capital of Europe has something for everyone and you won’t want to spend a moment of your time indoors. This destination is situated between the bright blue Lake Thun and Lake Brienz and from Interlaken you can take a train to Jungfraujoch, which is the highest railway station in Europe.
Often called the “Venice of the North,” Bruges is a short train ride away from Brussels and is a fairytale city with miles of canals running throughout. Climb the Belfry Tower to get sweeping views of the city, and a good workout as you’ll have to hike up 366 to get to the top! We recommend visiting the Church of Our Lady, which contains Michelangelo’s Madonna and Child statue.
Overall, we think beautiful Portugal needs more love and there are plenty of incredible places to visit. For 2019, we suggest heading to Porto, which is Portugal’s second largest city. This colorful city has a plethora of gardens, palaces, and cathedrals such as the Church of São Francisco. Don’t leave before sampling some local port wine and tour the cellars.