We’re traveling more than ever, and Europe is one of the most in-demand destinations for international travelers. The European airline markets have outpaced all other markets at 7% when it comes to growth and performance.
Europe is a vast region, though, so where should you visit specifically? When visiting Europe, you need to think about what you want to see to help narrow down your choices.
Keep reading to learn about the most sought out places that are poised to be in high demand as we move into 2020.
1. Bilbao, Spain
This flourishing city won the European City of the Year in 2018. This award and its Frank Gehry-designed Guggenheim Museum have this once former rust belt city on many traveler’s must-see lists.
When visiting, you’ll be able to enjoy a rich culture, beautiful old buildings, and a lively dining scene. Plus, next year, the city is poised to become even more popular as it’s hosting the Euro 2020.
2. Les Contamines-Montjoie, France
Nestled in the Mont Blanc region of France is this charming town. Plan a winter trip, and you’ll be treated to Instagram worthy vistas of old farm buildings and majestic mountains.
If skiing isn’t your thing, then plan a summer trip and take part in some prime mountain climbing opportunities.
3. Maastricht, Netherlands
This Dutch city is full of historical buildings and culture. You’ll experience an enchanting combination of modern Dutch culture and Roman history. Wind your way through the narrow streets to visit the many museums and restaurants.
In 2020 the city will play host to one of the world’s largest art fairs. This fine art fair will feature over 280 dealers from 22 countries. You’ll find everything from modern and contemporary art to Old Master paintings and antiques.
4. Dubrovnik, Croatia
This jewel of the coast is located on the Adriatic Sea. It’s one of the most well preserved medieval towns in Europe. You’ll find this town enchanting with its baroque buildings and winding city streets. Then there are the 16th century stone walls that encircle the distinctive Old Town.
There are several on the coast tours you can book to get the full experience of this ancient town and sweeping water views. Look for a tour that takes you through some of the older buildings. You’ll notice that they all have the same floorplan.
A citywide decree after a 17th-century earthquake and fire required that all buildings follow the same format. If you’d like a more bird’s eye view of these ancient buildings, then be sure to take a ride on the cable car.
Have the Ultimate Plan for Visiting Europe
If you’re planning on visiting Europe in 2020, then you need to consider these four destinations. They’ll allow you to experience both history and culture.
If you’re a fan of art, soccer, or skiing, you’ll want to time your trip accordingly so that you can fully enjoy your vacation.
Check out the travel section of our blog for more tips and advice when planning your next European vacation.