We’ve been to 12 European countries and we hope to hit a few more before Brexit fully happens.
The Pkjulesworld 5 cities of Europe to Visit
It’s actually possible to visit all 28 EU countries soon to be 27. Have you heard of people’s dreams to visit so many countries before they are a certain age? Well we are past that, we just wanna create memories all over the world as long as we have breath!
Gosh, the world is such a beautiful and astoundingly gorgeous, unique place. And Europe has some stupendous destinations; the sceneries are cinematic and so it’s a real hard ask to just pick 5. But since you ask so nicely, here goes!
By the way All pictures here are Our own.
#1. Assisi – Perugia Italy
We had an amazing highly fun and Spiritual time in this lovely walled and gated city of Italy. It is actually a small City surrounded by the greenest spaces you can imagine. It’s also on a Hill, quite steep with lots of Steps so might be a hard sell for someone with any kind of mobility disability esp. the steps!
Assisi has got narrow streets and most of it is car free zone.
Assisi has one of the smallest chapels I ever saw, located inside of a cathedral actually! The people were super friendly and the food was okay…Although Paul and I had our first real taste of what an Italian hot chocolate is about…Yummm! Its thick, creamy, chocolatey, super sweet and just what you need on a cold day after a walk up the steep Assisi streets!
We took a trip out to a Perugino village and by heck it was the most naturally stunning place(s) I’ve seen so far.
Roma and Vatican City are Firm Favourites as an annual pilgrimage. We have also talked about Rome on a couple of posts before. So, to give other cities a chance we will not add it to this list! Just know it would be numero #1 otherwise! I mean imagine those Insta-moments at the…
Colosseum a very old (70AD) oval amphitheatre in the city of Rome. Every year millions of tourists visit this attraction, it is one of the seven wonders of world. And we love it too…
#2. Hungary – Budapest
We visited Hungary on a whim because we got a great deal with our Travel Club that was too good to miss. Plus, a flight deal with Wizz Air that sealed it. We also decided to attend a high-level business mastermind that happened to be in the same city at the same time! Two birds one stone woot.
It was one of the best European DreamTrips we’ve taken. The city is full of amazing architecture, art, scenery and great food! Lots of sites to see and places to go including a luxury river cruise that will have you wanting more of the good old rich life!
The Corinthia Spa and the city tour were two of our personal favourites. You can read all about our Budapest hiatus here.
#3. Salou, and Barcelona – Spain
We are Brits what can we, say we love our neighbours in Sunny Spain. We love the Canaries; our son loves Malaga and it’s our dream to own property in Marbella. 😊
We’ve been to Spain probably about 5 times now and each time we fall more in love with it. Barcelona is Amazing, with the Beach night life, it’s a young person’s dream! Salou in the Catalonia region totally grabbed our soils! And if you have children OMG head on to Porta-A-Ventura and have a total blast in that Disney-esque Park! There is always somewhere new to explore and the Spanish are a great bunch of people!
#4. London, UK
Apart from being somewhere I dreamt of seeing as a child, I find this global city fascinating, in that it really is congested lol.
Not what you think…huh
Its packed full of ancient, old world architecture. A visit round London is a lesson in history. It takes me right back in my history and geography classes. I was like a child in a candy shop recognising the structures I had read about. Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, London Bridge…St Pauls, etc. So much to see, you can’t be bored! In every corner you will see a historical building or statue. Plus, you are in London…Hello!
Do not forget your fleece or warm jacket, don’t be fooled by postcards, the weather in UK is unpredictable! And you can learn more about what to see in one of our London Experience posts.
#5. Lourdes – France Pilgrims Progress
This along with Rome are two of our Pilgrimage staples. Mind you we could head on to Medjugorje, Fatima or any holy or pilgrim city, but hey, we are creatures of habit!
Lourdes to others is super commercialised, to us it’s a spiritual renewal city. And where we go for healing, both internal and external. Julie here has a personal testimony about Lourdes so no one can say anything unsavoury about it without getting her into a debate.
It’s also highly pedestrianised so lots of good old exercise, but not so great for the mobility disabled! Yet, that is the exact reason why people visit Lourdes in droves. To get healed, to wash in the miraculous waters, drink of the fountains that never go dry and get healed!
The Architecture of the Basilicas in Lourdes alone is an engineer’s dream, and don’t get me started on the stories. Again, we took a road trip to a nearby Village where apparently St Bernadette the celebrated saint of Lourdes grew up. And…pure bliss, it was the most blissfully peaceful afternoon we have ever had.
You get to see the snow-capped Pyrenees from the comfort of the only café in the village away from the brrrr cold! While sipping on some good ole French wine!
You can learn more about Lourdes in our short article.
And now, which 5 destinations or Countries whether in Europe or elsewhere are squarely within our Firing distance aka pkjulesworld bucket list?
- Krakow Poland
- Switzerland – Simply because we wanna feel like we are totally filthy rich and walk into one of those exclusive Swiss banks 😊 Plus its clean, and has amazing ski resorts!
- Croatia and the Dalmatian Coast – We have been informed its absolutely gorgeous. Our Club had a Resort take over recently and it looked pure dope. We can’t wait to go.
- Romania – same as above and the warm people!
- Maldives – The beauty is dreamy and we simply want to go somewhere where we shall simply have no other thing to do but have lazy days, be pampered all day while getting our tan on! Our Friends just went on a 23 day Asian Tour Dreamtrip to the Maldives…Green anyone? See that blue…aaaaahh!
So, what is that place or places you want to go back to over and over and why haven’t you been yet? Life happens to us all, YET Only those willing to grab it with both hands and live a full life really LIVE and Get it.
We are born to pursue happiness and live a fulfilled life. Unlike what your parents told you; you are not on this planet to WORK. You are here to LIVE Fully, LOVE Abundantly an LEAVE a legacy Behind when you go. Make it a good one.
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44 thoughts on “If you had to choose 5 cities of Europe to visit, which would they be?”
I am lucky enough to live just outside of London 🙂 And yes, the weather is unpredictable! Glad you enjoyed our city!
We love dropping in to London and getting back up north fast 🙂
I have no idea of what I would pick but I appreciate seeing what you would pick 🙂
You are most welcome Dr Elise
I’ve already been to London, Amsterdam, Istanbul, Athens, Copenhagen, Madrid, Barcelona, Helsinki and St Petersburg. All of them were great cities to spend time in and I wish I could go back, but I still have so many other places I want to see too. So, to go somewhere new in Europe I would choose Rome, Paris, Vienna, Venice and Budapest.
Aaaah fantastic List Jill. Sounds like you do get about just like we do 🙂 Good to see you here!
I would definitely like to visit London, Rome, Florence, Paris, Tokyo, and Cordoba. Maybe Barcelona, too. Interesting architecture is what really makes me want to go places.
I’ll be tweeting and pinning this.
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Cordoba sounds like a place to look into, Barcelona is a tourists Dream. London is full of Architecture…So is Liverpool! Roma aahhh now yo wont want to leave!
As a traveller I really enjoyed your post and suggestions of places to see. We are in Australia so Europe is always a big trip for us and we try to cram as much in as possible. We loved Croatia and the Dalmatian area and would like to explore this area again one day. We’ve not been to Spain before so that is on our list too. Thanks for sharing at the Blogger’s Pit Stop and I pinned this post on my group board! Debbie
Good to see you here and Welcome to The Pit Stop, we over here totally love it! The Dalmatian Coast is beautiful. Somewhere to visit for sure. We missed this year’s DreamTrip and we felt pants! 🙂
Alot of people have said Hungary is a beautiful place to visit and from the pictures that I have seen I totally agree with it being on a travel list.
Oh my goodness Janella, you would love Hungary, esp. Budapest! Friendly poeple. great food, lots of fun and those Public Natural Spa…Aahhhh Plan another one already!
wow I hope you had a nice experience around Europe I actually missed these five in ma last travel . I will definitely do visit this places next time !!
Woot woot Jack, then thats an excuse to return to Europe soonest 🙂
All of those would be pretty great there. I have been to London and it was awesome. I think after all of the things I have seen I would say Barcelona is next on my list.
Ohh my Barcelona. It is such a fun city, definitely Go See Do and Be more David! 🙂
I love to travel but can’t narrow it down to where. Loved seeing your choices!!!
It is a hard one isnt it Thena?
You really can’t go wrong with any of these cities! I think it’s a must that you visit London, Paris, and Rome. Those three are my ultimate fave.
for real Carol 🙂
I would choose Barcelona, Santorini, Venice, Paris, and the fifth is so hard to choose from. I love Europe and want to see it all.
Santoriniiiii oemgeeee Venice is on our list too Brandi!
Beautiful photos! I would love to visit any place in Europe. I haven’t traveled anywhere that far before.
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I’ve also heard beautiful things about Perugia, it is an amazing place! I’d love to visit Sofia since I was very young; I myself have only been to Madrid and London, and also would love to go back! So much to see, so little time!
We are of he firm belief that we will live to see the number of our days…so There is hope yet. Glad you love Perugia too! 🙂
This is such a great list to visit Europe. You named all the places I loved to visit in Europe. Especially London.
Wow London seems to be a firm favorite Elizabeth! 🙂
I’ve was lucky enough to visit London this summer and loved it so much. Honestly, I think I would love any of the cities on your list. There are so many cities in Europe that I want to see!
We would love to hear your London stories…hope you share one day! 🙂
Ha! You actually named all the cities I want to go to. The only one I’ve been to is London though. It’s great. A bit like New York City.
Wow London like New York…Now thats a great analogy! Although London just doesant get the New York Vybe in Winter!
i would love to travel across europe by rail! that would be a dream.
Hmmmm I imagine you are dreaming of the orient express 🙂 Seriously you can do it, anything is possible Dawn!
Sounds amazing. I’ve only been to London from this list. I would love to go back to Europe one day and visit the rest of these cities. Europe is so beautiful!!
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Europe is definitely on my bucket list! Someday, London, someday. 🙂
We say Amen to that Czjai…dont your family live in London?
This is a great list. I hope to one day to visit them all!
And so it will if you purpose it!
Fabulous ideas! I’ve only ever been to London on this list, but I would definitely go back there!
lONDON is such a tourist hot spot Kristen, and we for one love it for only a short stay 🙂
You sure have visited some beautiful cities. Assisi would be out for me, the whole steps thing. The other four have me dying to travel. I have some splendid pictures that were sent to me from a wonderful woman in Spain. The ocean is in front of her home and a forest his beside her home. It is magnificent!
Awww Gladys, We are world travellers and we love it.
Sorry to hear about your mobility issues, maybe Assisi’s reputation for healing will be what you need 🙂
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