Europe is a very popular tourist destination and many people dream of traveling there at least once in their life. It’s a fascinating place, because it allows you to experience so many different cultures and landscapes in one trip!

However, with so many diverse places in Europe to visit on your trip–how can you choose where you should go? Of course, there are too many amazing places in Europe to list in one article, but here are five of the coolest places in Europe to consider when you are planning your trip:

The Italian Riviera, Italy

You will be blown away by the beauty of this part of the world, with blue water and quaint villages with brightly colored houses and excellent Italian restaurants serving fresh and authentic food. There are meandering walking routes that connect the villages together, weaving along the coastline and offering scenic hikes through the nearby hills.

Dubrovnik, Croatia

This stunning walled city is nicknamed the “Pearl of the Adriatic” and the city itself is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is one of the most beautiful towns on the Mediterranean, with gorgeous churches, monasteries and fountains – all surrounded with blue water and bathed in sunshine. While you are there, you can walk along the tops of the city walls and admire the beautiful view.

Paris, France

Of course, no trip to Europe is complete without spending some time in Paris. This legendary city packs a lot of history and impressive architecture and if you are an art lover – it’s absolute heaven. Paris boasts some of the best art galleries in the world, including the Musee d’Orsay, the Lourve and the Centre Pompidou.

Prague, Czech Republic

The historic gothic architecture of Prague will make you feel like you are walking through a fairytale – make sure that your camera is fully charged while walking through this beautiful European city! Prague is relatively affordable and you can enjoy cheap beers while listening to live music in one of the local pubs and cafes. Prague is a very vibrant city and there is always plenty of special events, festivals, theatrical productions, music and much more to enjoy.

The Black Forest, Germany

In the southwest corner of Germany you will find a wooded mountain range known as the Black Forest. This region has been part of legend and myth for many hundreds of years and it is known for its watchmaking, skiing and cuckoo clocks. It is a wonderful place to go hiking or mountain biking in the lovely black fir trees and tranquil lakes. The city Freiburg im Breisgau is a good place to base yourself during your travels in this region. It is known as the “Jewel of the Black Forest” and it is a laid back, attractive University city surrounded by vineyards and hiking trails.

These are just a few of the coolest places that you can visit in Europe during your travels. Do any of these destinations appeal to you for your next adventure?