13 Most Beautiful Places to Visit in the World

Traveling lets you expose to new places, cultures, and people. Traveling to different places broaden your mind and make you a good global citizen. The world is filled with so many beautiful destinations and it is quite challenging to pick a perfect vacation destination. Each destination is known for its unique culture, tradition, scenic beauty, and cuisine.

The earth is a beautiful planet where we are blessed to live in. And this world has an enormous amount of mesmerizing beauty to offer. This beautiful planet is filled with gigantic glaciers, oceans, mountains, lakes, and what not and to visualize the beauty of this planet is a complete treat to your eye. So, let’s find out some of the unbelievably beautiful places in the world.

Everybody is looking for something different when they go travelling. Some people look for a relaxing break on some sunny sandy beach and luxury hotels. Adventure travelers look for an exciting world class adventure in a busy and lively city, enjoy food scenes and stay in a boutique hotel. While family friendly people look for an opportunity to get away from the noise of modern life in the weekends.

If you fall in the latter category then you might be searching for more nature-based and quaint destinations than the typical traveller. Many countries welcome tourists to their magical lands. So now as we begin to look forward to what lies ahead with the excitement of travel corridors, travel air pockets, and limitations being lifted – the hopefulness is making a return as we launch our affection for everything hunger for something new.

So truly, it’s the best time to begin planning a holiday in this year! You can be sure that you can book with certainty when contemplating your next flight, voyage, rail, or trip as objections are taking additional health and security safety measures for the wellbeing of its explorers.

Also, as individuals currently hope to go with reason and reconnect with nature, and for certain places in the world considered as a ‘low health risk’. The following are some of the best places to visit this year, to begin your adventure stories again.

Most Beautiful Places to Visit in the World

Here in this blog are some of the best places to visit in the world for a serene trip and be in your bucket lists.

1. Ukraine


This country would probably be the most expensive on the list. A home to a lot of churches, villages and nice landscapes, this country was a host to a European football cup and has won the Eurovision song contest twice. You would be well off with 600$ for a couple of weeks including renting the apartment in the high season and other expenses.

Everyone can choose an interesting place to visit in Ukraine, depending on their preferences. First of all, Kyiv is the capital of Ukraine. It’s over 1,500 years old. It has a very rich and varied culture and history. Kyiv became the center of Kyivan Rus, the first state of the Eastern Slavs. There are many historical places in Kyiv that remind us of its ancient history.

One is St. Sophia Cathedral, which is about 1,000 years old. It was founded in 1037 by the Grand Prince Yaroslav the Wise to commemorate their victory over the Pechenegs. The Golden Gate was founded by Prince Yaroslav, too. There are many historical buildings in the Podol that remind us of famous people.

In the Pechersk is situated the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra and Vydubichi Monastery, which was built by Prince Vsevolod. There are many architectural memorials. Among them are a monument to Prince Vladimir (1853), St. Andrew’s Church, Andriyivskyy Descent, Mariinsky Palace, and more.

Aside from its ancient roots, Kyiv also boasts a modern metropolis. There are many entertainment centers, clubs, bars, restaurants, and shopping malls. In Kyiv, you can buy interesting tours, such as the "Night tour of mystical Kyiv" or "Underground Kyiv." You can also make an excursion to the abandoned city of Chernobyl, among others.

Ukraine is not among the chosen destinations of travelers. However, appearances sometimes deceive, because Ukraine has nothing to do with those prejudices. Surely there will be something that will surprise you as soon as you arrive in Ukraine is the Cyrillic alphabet! Ukraine is famous for its extremely beautiful girls.

This perception is not only true in the West. For example, in China, there is at least one reality show which heavily features Ukrainian girls as candidates for dating or even marriage. Ukrainian customs are highly influenced by orthodox Christianity. Undoubtedly, the most typical you will see are its monasteries and churches.

An example is the St. Michael's Golden-Domed Monastery in the capital, Kiev or Kyiv. Very interesting is also the city of Leopolis or Lviv. Undoubtedly the most beautiful city in the country, the poetic Lviv stands out in western Ukraine as an unpolished precious stone.

Lugansk is a city in eastern Ukraine located at the confluence of the Lugán and Oljóvaya rivers and the capital of the oblast (province) with the same name. The city is an industrial center located in the mining basin of the Dónets River.

If you like mountains, then you might be interested in the Carpathian Mountains. There is the lovely countryside, with great mountains; some of them are beautiful and green and wooded, and others are bare and wild. There are many wonderful streams and lakes. You can visit Yaremche, Kosiv, Chernivtsi, and more. There are ski resorts and the highest mountain in Ukraine, Goverla, which is 2,061 meters high.

Lviv is a very interesting town. It is the center of Western Ukraine and was founded in 1256. Western Ukraine is rich in castles and fortresses, among them the famous Kamianets-Podilska fortress, Khotynska fortress, and others. Unlike its counterparts in central Europe such as Prague or Krakow, Lviv has not yet been deformed and shaped to become a great tourist destination.

So, if you walk by right now, you can discover its streets, testimony of the richness of past centuries, more authentic by that feeling of slight urban decrepitude that accentuates the air of lost glory that the city gives off. It is a must-see destination during a trip through Ukraine.

Then you can visit Odessa if you are attracted to the sea and catacombs. You may also be interested in Belgorod-Dnestrovsky. It is difficult to find accommodations in this city that would satisfy modern conveniences, but the Belgorod-Dnestrovsky fortress (Akkerman fortress), as well as the more abandoned places of the Scythian grave and Alexander's barracks, would make for a worthwhile visit.

Ukrainian cuisine is rather rich, and some of its dishes are unusual and hard to eat for foreigners. The most famous unusual Ukrainian dish is salo, literally pig fat, which can be consumed at room temperature or frozen. Salo is usually accompanied with garlic, mustard, bread and a shot of horilka (Ukrainian vodka).

Another unusual Ukrainian dish is kholodets' - boiled meat (usually pork), frozen in fat and gelatine, which can be accompanied by mustard or horseradish. It is a traditionally perceived as a celebratory dish, eaten on Christmas and New Year holidays.

Ukraine is also well known for its food, mainly borshch, a type of soup widespread in many places in Eastern Europe, and varenyky, some kind of dumplings also popular in the area. Another unusual Ukrainian dish is green borshch, which is similar to standard borshch, but with sorrels in addition to (or instead of) beetroot, and an egg is also sometimes added. Historically, green borshch has been eaten during Easter, and the egg symbolized the resurrection of Jesus Christ.

Ukrainians also eat boiled cow tongue, which is considered something of a delicacy. Krovyanka or pig blood sausage with buckwheat is also popular in Ukraine. As a treat, numerous Ukrainians prefer deep-fried pumpkin or sunflower seeds, usually sold in shell and sometimes salted.

Eventually, the Ukrainian dish, which will be literally hard to eat is chicken Kiev, which is a cutlet made of chicken and breadcrumbs, and filled with molten butter. One has to be really careful when cutting it, otherwise all the butter will be spill.

Insider Tip: Eastern Europe is in full bloom, and Kiev breaks all gray illusions. Here you will find a modern city with gilded domes, history and hip neighborhoods filled with bars and cafes. Take a trip to Kiev Pechersk Lavra or experience the magnificent opera.

2. Guadeloupe


Guadeloupe offers first class hiking, superb beaches, the best diving in the Caribbean region and a series of remote, almost virgin islands. Each of the islands of this fascinating archipelago offers something different without sacrificing its rich Franco-Caribbean culture and identity. The two main islands look like the wings of a butterfly and are linked by a mangrove.

Grande-Terre, the eastern island, has a series of coastal cities with beautiful and quiet beaches, and a wide range of activities, while the western, mountainous Basse-Terre, hosts the fantastic National Park of Guadalupe, crowned by the spectacular Soufrière Hills Volcano. To the south of the main island territory, several small islands provide a vintage flavor.

From the pure relaxation of La Désirade to the suggestive village atmosphere of Les Saintes, they all have their own personality and complete the long list of attractions that make Guadalupe such a unique destination.

3. Paraguay


Paraguay is another hidden gem in South America, known by Brazilian travelers as a place for shopping trips. Paraguay has options for nature, adventure, unique culture with Guaraní influence, and rich gastronomy as on the dishes pira caldo and sopa paraguaya. It’s a beautiful place, too. Picturebook South America, and if you like rural settings and farm life, you will have plenty of places to choose from.

The best thing about living in Paraguay is that you are really off the radar. Or perhaps the rest of the world is off your radar? In any event, you are truly elsewhere when you are in Paraguay. This is a place where you no longer know what year you are in, and you don’t care what happens in the rest of the world.

You’re detached from the buzz and the craziness and the worries that throw you, day after day, elsewhere. Especially if you live in the countryside. It’s all farm life, red soil, seasonal pace, and life with nature. Paraguay is a complete Time Out from the world. It’s a world where focusing on the immediate here and now is good enough and the most important thing.

And you get to enjoy the wonders of life without distraction, and at a fantastically slow pace. Of course, everyone experiences places differently. It’s also quite stable by local standards, and doesn’t have any history of earthquakes or volcano eruptions, storms, floods, and the likes. Paraguay is one of the most apocalypse-proof places on this planet.

4. Slovakia


People often visit its more touristy cousin to the north, Czechia/Czech Republic but Slovakia is beautiful in it’s own right. It has mountains and castles and fortresses dotting its countryside.

Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia, is very beautiful and deserves more than 24 hours to discover in depth everything it offers the visitor. Everyone in Bratislava do nothing but crack self depreciating jokes about ruined buildings, the fact that they do cheaper beer than the Czechs, the Cold War etc. There is a bridge in Bratislava that looks like a concrete UFO.

It has a best view of Bratislava from the top, mainly because its the only place you can’t see the bridge from! The food is pure hearty Slavic glory. Taste a mushroom soup in a ruined pub which comes in bowls made of bread.

Given its proximity to Vienna, many decide to stay in the Austrian capital and not come to this city. Bratislava is one of the smallest European capitals. However, its location on the banks of the Danube River and its historical places make it the perfect Christmas fairy tale towns in Europe.

Now, Slovakia by night! Slovaks are expert drinkers, it’s already spirits country, and if you’re from beer or wine country then care must be taken when drinking with Slovaks lest they drink you under the table. That aside, the club scene in Bratislava is pretty special at one point. Slovaks into electronic music are in general less about being superstar DJs and more about production and live performance than the Czechs.

Košice also got made capital of culture a few years ago and the city is fairly vibrant and cosmopolitan for a place of its size.

All the things you're going to taste there are made of ingredients you’re probably already familiar with (such as potatoes, meats, vegetables, grains, spices, etc.) maybe except bryndza wich is a white salty product of sheep cheese that’s either put on certain meals as a topping and sauce, or put inside dumplings, etc.

Some people expect foods with bryndza to be bland because it’s white and people tend to associate white pasty ingredients with tastelessnes and then they are shocked by the strong salty taste, so mabye be prepared. It’s not THAT shocking but to people who expect blandness, are usually surprised.

Otherwise, you’ll find similarities with Hungarian, Czech, Polish and Balkan cuisines as the style of Slovak cuisine and style of it’s preparation is shared with those countries. If there are some things you don’t eat, just ask people what’s inside. If you’re vegetarian, lactose intolerant, don’t eat pork or beef for religious belief, just ask people what’s that made of so that you know.

Insider Tip: In fact, if you come in winter, on festive dates, maybe you can see Santa Claus in the decked streets and precious Christmas markets. Slovak summers are really hot, bring sunscreen. Slovak winters are just below and around freezing point, bring warm clothing. Use Uber, Bold or Hopin rather than regular taxi. They might take an advantage of you being a foreigner and taking a long route around just to charge you more.

If use a regular taxi, use it with a local person or someone else who is Slovak. No city in Slovakia has a metro, so don’t search for it. For transport within the city, besides Uber and similar apps, you can use city bus lines or trams. There’s a lot to see outside of the capital. In fact, there’s actually more to see outside of the capital. Slovakia is a country known by it’s castles. Obviously, they’re not all packed in the capital.

5. Bolivia


Bolivia is one of the famous place to visit in South America. It is one of the highest and most remote countries on earth. This country is famous for it’s unique architecture and vibrant culture. Sucre has it all, stunning colonial buildings, picturesque neighborhoods, museums, magnificent views, tasty food, pleasant weather. Bolivia is one of the cheapest countries to travel in the world.

At the entrance of the Bolivian Amazon, Rurrenabaque or Rurre for everyone, is the ideal starting point for a trip through the jungle or the pampas. Every year, on February 2, the town celebrates the festivities in honor of the Virgin of La Candelaria, the cultural activities that this festival includes is a representative of the region; Cock fights, bullfights, horse races, etc.

In recent years it has become popular with international tourism (ecotourism), as it is an easy gateway for visits to the Madidi National Park (Bolivian jungle), as well as the surrounding Pampas. Take time to go around the agencies and compare the prices and programs of the tours of the Pampas and the jungle where the Beni River converges, in the vicinity of the Madidi National Park, the foothills of the Andes and the endless plains of the tropical forest.

It is considered the third most visited tourist destination in the country, after Lake Titicaca (La Paz) and the Salar de Uyuni (Potosí). Rurrenabaque got known worldwide at the beginning of the 80's, when a traveler who lost in the Benyan jungle for 20 days managed to survive feeding on the fruits he saw the monkeys eat, with the snake meat and taking care of the threats of the jaguar. After being rescued by a hunter, he recounted his experience in a book.

Arrive in Rurrenabaque after traveling for 22 hours dirt roads, crossing 500 kilometers of bumpy roads, suffocated by the dust to end up smeared with mud. See everything during this trip from La Paz, mechanical breakdowns, punctures, hours and hours blocked behind trucks stuck in the mud. Get devoured by mosquitoes, a dangerous road that grazed ravines without bottom.

The flight from La Paz only lasts 40 minutes. Think about it well when you are preparing your trip to Bolivia. But Rurrenabaque deserves it, as this is a different Bolivia. Here it is humid and oppressive. You are far away from the freezing cold of the nights of the Salar de Uyuni.

Not necessarily for the city itself, but because this is the perfect place to go out to see the pampas or the jungle. Take a tour of the numerous agencies to find out which one best suits your expectations.

The Imperial Villa of Potosí rises to more than 3900 meters above sea level and extends under the shade of what was one of the richest mountains in the world. It is Cerro Rico or, in its Quechua voice, Sumaj Orcko in which you can participate in the customs and beliefs that have miners, for example the Challa (toast) with alcohol, coca and cigarettes in honor of the Tata Ckacchu.

It is precisely because of this abundance of silver that came from the bowels of the hill that the saying this is worth a potosí was made, popularized later by Don Quixote, meaning that something has great value.

In the outskirts you can make a trekking to the lagoons of Kari-Kari. An excursion that is worth it if you have extra time is to Torotoro National Park where you can see dinosaur footprints, fossils, visit the caves of Umajalanta all framed by an incredible natural environment that has a large canyon and waterfalls.

Also known as the Tarapaya Lagoon, it is a lagoon of volcanic origin in whose center the water reaches 30ºC. Tupiza is the southern gate of Bolivia and although it is located 90 km from Villazón (first city entering from Argentina), it is the obligatory point for those who want to visit the mythical Salar de Uyuni.

Bolivia is remarkable for it's vast and beautiful landscapes. Most famous, perhaps, are the Salt Flats in Uyuni that stretch on towards the horizon. When there is rain, it looks like a giant mirror. People like to take picture there.

It is not in the border where one enters Bolivia but in this small city located in the Tupiza River Valley. Whether on foot, by bicycle or with excursions in 4×4 vehicles, one enters the gorges and the different rock formations of the Machos Valley; the Sillar; the Tower and the Quebrada del Inca (In Argentina there is another ravine: the Quebrada de las Conchas that you will like to see as well).

A few kilometres away is the town of San Vicente, where the bodies of the famous American bandits Butch Cassidy and Sundance Kid rest. In the month of January, on the sixth day, the Kings' Day is celebrated.

Archaeologists have uncovered numerous earthworks and settlement sites that undoubtedly indicate the presence of ancient civilizations once ruling the region, including some that are estimated to predate the Europeans’ arrival, nay the jungle itself! Among these are the Amazon Rings, circles in the ground uncovered by deforestation (an ongoing problem nowadays).

More than 4,500 of these possibly human-made geoglyphs have been found, but no one has any idea what exact purpose they serve, nor why ancient civilizations made them, though some theories suggest they were built for ritualistic purposes.

6. Guyana


If you’re looking for somewhere to completely immerse yourself in the wonder of nature, look no further than the uncharted landscapes of Guyana. Blessed with an extraordinary topography dominated by lush rain-forests and breathtaking mountain ranges, there’s nowhere better to get off the beaten track and let your sense of adventure run free.

With its dense jungle and river systems, Guyana is a prime habitat for some of the planet’s most iconic animals, including the elusive jaguar and the giant anteater. You may also come across the harpy eagle and the cock-of-the-rock – two of South America’s most spectacular birds – in this wildlife enthusiast’s paradise.

Guyana remains largely undisturbed by human development, making it a serious playground for the intrepid explorer. Even its most impressive landmarks, such as Kaieteur Falls, the world’s largest single-drop waterfall, are free from the usual tourist hordes, so you can absorb and admire the unrivalled sights in total tranquillity.

It’s never too early to start planning your getaway – and Guyana, the ultimate destination for wildlife lovers, promises an adventure of epic proportions. Guyana is one of South America’s best-kept secrets. Home to pristine rainforests, breathtaking waterfalls and some of the world’s rarest wildlife, Guyana is a bucket-list destination for adrenaline-seekers.

From the majestic flora and fauna that can be found throughout the country to hands-on experiences that allow you to engage and learn from local communities, a visit to this little known South American country is a guaranteed adventure. Despite its remoteness, there is no shortage of activities in Guyana.

Rewa, one of the country’s indigenous villages offer a picture-perfect eco-lodge located on the riverbank at the confluence of the Rewa and Rupununi rivers, surrounded by rainforest. The lodge is ideal for those wanting to explore the rivers and jungle with plenty of bird and wildlife watching opportunities.

Close by, visitors can hike up the Awarmie Mountain for jaw-dropping views of the forest or watch the surrounding nature from a dug-out canoe whilst paddling through Guyana’s untouched waters which are home to more than 1,800 different species of fish.

For the ultimate wildlife encounter, head into the heart of the Iwokrama Rainforest and to the canopy walkway located close to ATTA Rainforest Lodge. The network of bridges and observation decks is suspended in the canopy and visitors can come face-to-face with a range of colourful birds, such as red-and-green macaws and red-billed toucans as well as many types of primate.

The canopy plants are equally impressive, with an abundance of orchids, bromeliads, and plenty of other species. Planning a visit at dawn or dusk will increase your chances of observing wildlife.

Hardy adventure seekers and nature lovers should also put the Kaieteur Falls trek on their bucket list. Well-hidden in the dense rainforest of Guyana, Kaieteur Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the world. The four natural viewing platforms surrounding the falls offer spectacular viewpoints in the heart of nature without crowds.

While most prefer to fly to see Kaieteur, trekking offers a unique experience that is only accessible to the most intrepid. Magnificent and virtually untouched, 80% of Guyana is covered with pristine forest brimming with biodiversity – with its incredible flora and fauna just one of the trademarks of this little South American country.

Despite its small size, Guyana is home to five protected areas: Kaieteur National Park, Iwokrama Rainforest Reserve, Kanuku Mountains, Shell Beach and Konashen Community-owned Conservation Area, which are filled with incredible plant and animal life.

Guyana's pristine rainforests are also home to exotic animal species, including the elusive jaguar, giant anteater, giant river otter, and mighty black caiman. With over 820 bird species, if you're lucky enough, you might be able to spot the Harpy Eagle, Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock, or the Hoatzin.

Home to an extensive river network, boats are often the best means of transport especially in the country’s interior. It’s also an excellent way to spot wildlife. Guyana’s rivers are also suitable for fishing, especially the Rewa, Rupununi and Burro Burro rivers.

As you venture into the rainforest, there are plenty of opportunities to experience nature on one of the hiking tours, which range from easy trails to survival trips in the deepest jungle. For those after a more challenging hiking adventure, Turtle Mountain and Awarmie Mountain are two spectacular treks in Guyana.

As a pioneer of ecotourism, Guyana is committed to preserving biodiversity and improving the livelihoods of the local population through promoting and implementing responsible tourism. In Guyana, travellers can stay overnight in eco-lodges managed by the local indigenous communities. With the income from this community-led and owned tourism model, communities are able to fund livelihoods and provide better facilities for locals.

As South America’s only country where English is the official language, visitors are able to fully immerse themselves in the local culture and nature of Guyana.

As part of the Guiana Shield – one of the last pristine tropical forests in the world – it’s no surprise Guyana has earned the nickname ‘Land of Giants’. It’s home to an array of fascinating animals, including jaguar, the giant anteater, the giant river otter, capybara, arapaima and black caiman. Birding fans won’t be disappointed either. Guyana has around 820 incredible species of bird, including the Harpy Eagle and Guianan Cock-of-the-Rock.

Guyana is a playground for nature lovers, and you can be sure of an authentic travel experience from the moment you arrive. It’s the only country in South America that has English as the official language, which means you can easily chat to locals and enjoy the indigenous way of life. Take part in one of Guyana’s community-led and owned tourism projects and see for yourself!

7. Uruguay


Uruguay is a small country in South familiar for Brazilian and Argentinian travelers, this destination combines beautiful architecture such as the Casapueblo and Salvo Palace, great cuisine, Tannat wine, and unique traditions such as the carnival and candombe, and beaches.

8. Argentina


Argentina is amazing for it's architecture, steaks, wine, and beautiful people. Something about the mix of people there made me appreciate the aesthetic beauty of the Argentinian people. Steaks are large and endless, which you can't have without an accompanying Malbec, a wine variety native to Argentina. And the architecture is the closest you'll get to Europe.

The country located in the southeastern part of South America is home to cool cities like Buenos Aires and stunning resort towns like Salta, Mendoza, Bariloche and Ushuaia. It is home to the highest mountain in the world outside of the Himalayas which is Aconcagua and the most powerful waterfalls on Earth Iguaça Falls.

When you travel Argentina you will discover thousands of wild landscapes. Beyond the lively Buenos Aires, this destination offers interesting places such as Tierra del Fuego, Argentine Patagonia itself or the wine region of Mendoza. If you are about to undertake an adventure, let us give you a few tips to live a unique experience while traveling in Argentina.

Buenos Aires is a cosmopolitan, historical site and with a past as present as tango itself. You will be captivated by bohemian and artistic neighborhoods like La Boca, full of colored houses. The beautiful Iguazú River draws its curves through the border forest with Brazil and channels its entire torrent towards these impressive waterfalls, some of the most famous in the world.

Tierra del Fuego located at the southern tip of the American continent, offers impressive majestic landscapes and a curious marine fauna and different species of birds.

Malbec is Argentina’s signature grape these days. It originally comes from France, but was thought to have died out completely both there and everywhere else until scientists rediscovered it in Argentina.

So the Malbec grape has survived and thrived in Argentina all this time, and nobody currently has more experience growing it and making wine from it than Argentina. It is also simply very easy to like, and goes fantastically well with the food of Argentina.

9. Belarus


You may run into a very expensive category of taxi cabs. They look like all the other taxi cabs — these vehicles have yellow registration numbers, yellow stripes on the sides and operate with taximeters. A passenger sees that and calms down. However, upon arrival at your destination, a taxi driver charges you large sums of money.

The point is that a taxi driver may be working for himself as an individual entrepreneur. In this case, he establishes fee rates himself, and they may differ significantly from those which the passengers of major cab companies and services such as Uber are accustomed to. If will be extremely difficult for you to argue the price after the completion of the ride, since those fees are legitimate.

That’s why you should use the services of major cab companies. And if you still decide to catch a cab outside, you’d better ask a driver to provide you with information about fares before the commencement of the ride. He is obliged to provide it.

Unlike the other European countries, payments for services and goods have to be done only in the national currency of Belarus – Belarusian rubles. It’s important to know that exchanging currency with private individuals is prohibited and punished by law. You should exchange your currency at banks or exchange offices.

10. Algeria


In Algeria, Karantita is also spelled Garantita and abridged to Karan. It is made of chickpea and can be eaten without bread, and can also be wrapped with any kind of bread. You can get one Karantita sandwich for less than 0.2 USD (20–30 Algerian dinar) and it is very delicious and healthy. It is said to be of Italian origin but it differs a lot from this Italian version.

It is not only consumed by students, but by everyone in hurry, even tourists crave for it in the streets of the Casbah of Algiers. It is one of the easiest and fastest made home recipes.


We all know about the famous European must-visit spots like Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and London, but there is a lot more to the Euro experience than this. That is why we have picked out the best European cities to travel solo that may not be at the top of everybody's bucket list to travel on budget. They are all definitely worth a visit and the European cities that should be on every solo traveler's list.

Along with best cities in Europe for solo travellers, best time of year to go and vacation ideas, for each country we have included one insider tip on a place to visit which is a little bit special in this Europe travel guide and blog. Today we'll look at beautiful and hot big European cities.

11. Andorra


Andorra is a small European country located in the eastern part of the Pyrenees Mountains and adjacent to France to the north and Spain to the south. A great way to start your trip to Andorra is without a doubt to take a first stroll through Andorra la Vella. Get close to the old medieval bridge of Pont d'Engordany.

You can also visit museums like the famous Tobacco Museum, where they will explain all the natural process of making this product, or the Escaldes-Engordany Art Center in which a wide collection of works and photographs of different authors are collected. Places like Santa Coloma or El Pas de la Casa are some of the most famous and where you will discover totally spectacular places.

12. Belgium


A trip to Brussels, Bruges and Ghent has become at this point a classic itinerary in Europe. These 3 cities, very close to each other, have a wide variety of attractions to offer from its medieval architecture typical of Belgium and the Netherlands, to its interesting museums and churches.

Brussels is cultural, beautiful and interesting. Its medieval buildings, its comic book culture and its countless galleries and museums have made it one of our favorite destinations. And how not to name the typical Belgian food and drinks. Famous is the Belgian beer, but also on this trip we can also add waffles, mussels and French fries.

Bruges has several museums, but the Groeningemuseum is probably the best. Here you will find works of the famous Flemish primitives, such as Van Eyck and Memling. The nerve center of the city is located in Grote Markt, surrounded by impressive facades such as the Provincial Palace, or De Lakenhalle and the imposing monument known as Atalaya, symbol of freedom and autonomy of Bruges.

With the Belfort in the background, the best plan in Bruges is probably to sit in the square and enjoy a good beer. Needless to say, the chocolate is first class and the square is a beautiful place to eat a meal.

Today we will give you reasons to travel to Antwerp. The city is separated by the Scheldt, but the St Anna's Tunnel traverses it below the earth joining both banks. It was built as a pedestrian passage and for bicycles in the 30s. You must go down 31 meters under the river bed, and it will give you the feeling of having traveled in time, since everything is preserved exactly as when it was built.

You will also notice a sudden change in temperature as you have just started your descent to the center of the earth. On the other side of the shore, in the magic hour of the sunset, you will find yourself facing one of the best panoramic views of Antwerp. Vlaeykensgang alley is near the Grote Markt, but you will have to put yourself in the shoes of Sherlock Holmes to find it.

It is a set of courtyards and galleries that transport you directly to the medieval era. Among the things to do in Antwerp you can also stop for a coffee in some of the restaurants and bars that live in this alley today. The atmosphere in Meir zone is very pleasant since this neighborhood is very close to the historic center. Some of its streets intersect and the contrast of finding the Boerentoren building, the first skyscraper in Europe.

Antwerp City Card for 48 hours will give you free access to all monumental museums and churches, as well as public transport in the city.

Ghent is sort of the best of both worlds between Antwerp and Bruges. It feels like a lively, lived-in city, like Antwerp, but it also has a quaint historical feel the way Bruges does. Bruges’ center at least is tourist-heavy (though it’s possible to avoid it if you stay along outside paths), while in Ghent you’re likelier to be among locals or at least, other Belgian or Belgium-based visitors.

Dinant, within the province of Mamur, is one of the most touristic and beautiful in Belgium. The city is located between two of the most attractive geographical features of the Wallonia region of the Mossa river, which runs through the town itself, and the rugged Ardennes reliefs. In short, Dinant is one of those essential destinations on any trip to Belgium.

If you travel to Dinant it seems necessary to drink a Leffe, since very close to here is the Abbey of Our Lady of Leffe, the origin of this prestigious beer, now known throughout the world.

Hallerbos is a beautiful, quiet forest in Belgium. When the Bluebells are in full bloom, it looks magical. Abundance of Bluebells under the giant Sequoia trees makes the place worth visiting.

Insider Tip: The town of Baarle is one of the most interesting places on Earth. Baarle is a town inside Netherlands that is mostly Belgian but inside the Belgian parts there are smaller pieces that belong to Netherlands. In Netherlands, Baarle is known as Baarle-Nassau, while in Belgium it is known as Baarle-Hertog.

This quaint little town is not much popular. But it's borderlines makes it stand out from rest of the places. Baarle straddles on the international border between Netherlands and Belgium. This town is located between the northern part of Belgium and is also the southern part of Netherlands. These borders run through roads, shops, bars and even houses! So, eventually there are dozens of borders running through this town.

It would be an amazing feeling to set feet on two countries at the same time, or sit in a cafe which is located in two countries!

13. Bosnia and Herzegovina


Europe plays host to many popular tourist destinations. However, over in the Balkan region, you'll find Bosnia. Some of you might not even know this country exists as it generally goes under the radar. For the most part, its neighbor - Croatia - steals all the travel headlines. But, Bosnia is a charming place with some stunning seas and beautiful cities.

The chill brother of the Balkans. The best thing about Bosnia is the people. People are very friendly and hospitable. Like Albania, Bosnia is one of the few Muslim majority countries in Europe, therefore its culture and traditions are pretty unique. Bosnia has the charm and beauty of the other Balkan countries but adds its own Islamic flavour.

From the perfectly triangular mountains that dominate the South-Eastern angle of the country, with almost no inhabitants and very little traffic, to the picturesque villages where minarets and bell towers are always in a competition for the tallest building, to the canyon-like scenery along the rivers right outside of Sarajevo, to the green mountains near the Montenegro border crossing at Hum cut in half by the river Drina, Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the most beautiful countries in Europe for a road trip.

There's a place called Mostar that has a river running through the city and some wonderous architecture and bridges to walk across. It definitely earns the title of Instagram-Worthy country, and very few people visit Bosnia compared to other nearby places. Yes, if you’re from the US, then it is a bit of a long-haul flight but it’s worth a few hours in the sky!

Mostar, a medieval city of Bosnia and Herzegovina is located on the banks of the Neretva River. Mostar is a strikingly beautiful town. Ottoman mosques with wide avenues and buildings from the Austro-Hungarian period are mixed in its streets. It is currently one of the most visited tourist destinations in the country.

Near the Stari Most is the Muslim quarter, one of the most beautiful places in Mostar. In the Kujundziluk Bazaar you will find typical products and crafts.

Just thirty minutes away from Mostar there’s Počitelj, my favorite place in the entire Balkan peninsula. This half-abandoned, half-inhabited village boasts ancient Ottoman houses buried in the green hills over the bluest river, with a fort and a mosque dominating the panorama. Seeing the sunset from the top of the castle is the most romantic thing ever! Treat yourself with local dried fruits bought from an old lady, or with a Turkish čaj at the delightful roadside cafe.

Halfway between Mostar and Sarajevo there’s Konjic, a middle-sized town famous for its Ottoman bridge. What you need to visit there is Tito’s bunker, built by the former leader of Yugoslavia as a shelter for the country’s ruling class in the case of a nuclear attack. It’ll take you back in time to 60 years ago.

Sarajevo is a beautiful city, and Bosnia is one of the best countries for budget travelers with museums and more things to do. In Sarajevo, they have pink concrete that was used to fill in holes from shells. They are now called pink roses and serve as a reminded of what happens when neighbours fight.

One site that’s often overlooked despite being located within the Sarajevo city limits is the Tunnel Museum. It explains very well the siege of Sarajevo, the struggle and strength of its people, and the mechanisms they used to survive. It’s a very touching place, despite being hard to reach without private transportation.

Still in Sarajevo, a underrated building is the City Hall (Vijećnica), destroyed during the 1992 siege and rebuilt faithfully to its original neo-moresque aspect.

Trebinje, is a lovely riverside settlement with an Ottoman bridge, an old bazaar, and pekare that will satisfy your appetite with delicious food for three marks.

Insider Tip: The two towers of the bridge can be visited. In one works a museum about the history of the city and in the other a photographic exhibition about the Balkan War. Several of the mosques of the Ottoman period have survived and open their doors to the public, such as that of Koshi Mehmed Pasha, the Karadjoz-bey and that of Vucjakovica dzamija.

The Albanian Alps, or Prokletije, is the highest section of the entire Dinaric Alps; this section stretches from Albania to Kosovo and eastern Montenegro.

Kalyan Panja