The Beauty of Europe in the Summer

What is Better Than Europe in the Summer?

Europe is wonderful year-round, but I love it in the summer! Everything blossomed, people out and about, and the sun is shining. With so many things to eat, see, and do in Europe, you will never be bored. Down below, I have listed some of my absolute favorite destinations to visit in the Summer!

Summer Europe Blogs I’m Reading This Week:

​​10 Tips for European Travel This Summer

Via The Discoverer​​​​

Europe’s at its best in summer, with fine weather enhancing the continent’s breathtaking scenery and citizens bringing out the picnic blankets and pavement cafe tables. But it can be crowded at this time of year too, so planning ahead is essential if you are to have a successful trip. Here are our 10 tips for European travel this summer.

10 of the Best European Hikes to Take This Summer

Via The Discoverer

Europe is filled with ​​rich history, beautiful landscapes and enough adventure to satisfy antsy explorers. During the summertime, tourists flock to the continent for some of the best European hikes that are guaranteed to take your breath away —literally and figuratively, depe​​nding on how skilled a hiker you consider yourself. If you find yourself in Europe this summer, check out one of these ten incredible hikes.​​

My Top 5 Summer Destinations in Europe

1. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Croatia is one of the most beautiful places in the world, but even more spectacular in the summer. The average temperature is mid 80s and the perfect wandering and relaxing weather. While you’re there take a walk on the Old Town walls, visit the Rector’s Palace, go on the Game of Thrones tour, or just relax by the beach and catch some rays! ​​​​

2. Mykonos, Greece

Mykonos is the destination where you will fall in love at first sight. It is beautiful in the summer. It is the perfect location for swimming and sunbathing. If that isn’t your thing, do not worry because they have not only sunny beaches, but incredible food, creative cocktails, and amazing attractions!​​​​

3. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

This popular city attracts millions a year, especially in the summer because the weather can be a bit cold in the fall and winter. With plenty of things to do in the city, you will never be bored. Go to a music festival, visit the Van Gogh Museum, go to Vondelpark, or even stop by the Anne Frank House.​​​​

4. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is one of the most beautiful European cities to visit in the summer. This gorgeous capital is dying to be explored. This amazing city has so much to offer. Go visit the Prague Castle, Charles Bridge, take a stroll through the Old Town Square, take a river cruise, enjoy the local pubs for an incredible cocktail experience. ​​​​

5. Paris, France

Finally, the absolute must. It is no surprise that Paris made it on this list. The most iconic European capital is beautiful almost year-round. While you are visiting it is a must to visit The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre Dame, Sainte Chappelle, and the Moulin Rouge. Don’t forget to grab a baguette, cheese, and wine. ​​​​

European Summer Featured Topic: River Cruising!

If you have never been on a river cruise, you should definitely experience your first one in Europe. If you have been on one, you know how incredible the experience would be as you’re drifting down a river with incredible wine, food, and views for days or even weeks in a lovely European city.

Below, I have listed my top three favorite river cruises for you to experience in the lovely summer. ​​​​

Avalon Waterways

No other river cruise fleet offers you a view of the world like Avalon Suite Ships®. Featuring the widest-opening, wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling panoramic windows in river cruising, your Avalon Panorama Suite is actually river cruising’s only Open–Air Balcony® — with living space that’s 30% larger than the industry standard. ​​​​

Uniworld River Cruises

If you are looking for luxury, look no further! These spectacular river cruises are luxurious and a sight to see all on its own. They are known as a “boutique cruise line,” and will not let you down. They have Hermes bath amenities, in-suite butler service, and world-class cuisine you have never had before. ​​​​


If you are wanting a one-of-a-kind river cruise specializing in excellent food and wine, tasteful decor, incredible views from your stateroom, and a once in a lifetime experience then AmaWaterways is for you. These spacious ships have countless dining options and excursions at all of your destinations!​​

Now is the perfect time to start planning your summer European vacation.

Whether it’s a land tour river cruise or even an ocean cruise.  I am here to help you plan the perfect vacation to meet your needs and wants.

Give me a call today to get started planning.

Sara is the owner of Platinum Travel and specializes in creating luxury, customized, stress free vacations for people who want to see the world and all things Disney.
She also owns Autism Friendly Vacations where she helps families who have a member on the Autism spectrum get the vacation they deserve. Visit for more information.
You can reach her at 414-377-8611 or to start planning your vacation today.

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