If you feel like traveling but don’t have enough time to plan a 7-10 days trip you might need just a couple of days to reset your mind and get away from everyday activities without taking a day off at work. Europe is full of cities that are just perfect for weekend getaways. You just have to pack a few things and get going. If you don’t want to think much about which city to visit just pick one from our list of 5 perfect weekend getaways in Europe.
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So, here comes the list…
Prague is one of the most charming cities in Europe and a weekend is the least you have to spend here. The Old Town is just amazing, you have to see 6 centuries-old astronomical clock at the Old Town Square, which remained almost untouched from the 10th century. Seeing the Prague Castle and St. Vitus Cathedral is a must, as well as crossing the Charles bridge that connects these landmarks with the Old town. There is much more to see, of course, but one thing that you have to do, or rather try is the famous Prague beer – it is known to be the best beer in the world.
Want to know more about gorgeous Prague? Check out one of our previous blog posts: “Visit Prague: 7 Best Things to Do in Prague“
The View of Charles Bridge
Budapest, also known as the Paris of the East, is a pretty affordable and popular weekend getaway with all of its famous landmarks. Budapest is set along the Danube river and has a lot of amazing and unique bridges that you must see and cross, so prepare yourself for lots of walking. You have to explore the Castle District and all the museums and galleries that are housed in the Buda Castle. Also, the Parliament building is a must-see, it’s one really gorgeous building and it looks especially magical in the sunset. Budapest has an amazing City Park and adorable Vajdahunyad Castle set on its ground – it’s the most romantic castle we’ve ever seen, you’ll simply love it.
There is so much more to know about the wonderful Budapest. Be sure to check out one of our previous blog posts: “Top 10 Things to Do in Budapest — The Paris of the East“
Budapest’s Magnificent Parliament Building
We love Italy! There are so many gorgeous cities to see in this amazing country. Florence, the capital of the Tuscany region, is definitely one of them. It’s the birthplace of the Renaissance in Italy and that is very noticeable from the moment you get there. Its architecture is so rich and beautiful, there is not a single spot that we didn’t want to photograph. The most famous landmark is the Florence Cathedral, you’ve seen it whenever you stumbled upon something about this city. You have to climb up to the Cathedral’s dome and check out the views.
Rooftops of Florence
The Danish capital is one of the most exciting cities in Europe – there is an endless number of things to see and do over there. Visit Tivoli Gardens to enjoy the best amusement park ever, and one of the oldest, too. Stroll down the Langelinie promenade and check out the most famous Danish landmark – the Little Mermaid statue. Also, you have to stroll through the main pedestrian street – Strøget and let it guide you to the old town’s narrow streets. Visit Nyhavn – New Harbour, a historic waterfront area with old wooden ships and tall colorful 400 years old houses, where Hans Christian Andersen lived.
Colorful Houses in Copenhagen
Krakow is a Polish visual and historical gem and culturewise most significant city. Its amazing medieval old town is one of the finest in Europe, but it’s often underrated. Krakow’s Main Market Square has been the center of the city for ages and the largest city market in medieval Europe. Today it’s the perfect place for a coffee break and people-watching. One of the most famous landmarks is definitely St Mary’s Church with its two different towers. Then there is the Wawel Castle which was once home to Polish kings and queens, today it’s housing some museums and courtrooms and if you visit you can enjoy an awesome view of the city. Besides being a very important historical place Krakow is famous for its nightlife, so you’ll have a lot of fun when you visit.
Stunning St Mary’s Church
There’s a lot more of European cities where you can spend a weekend and have fun, but we narrowed it down to these five. Let us know which one you are going to visit first and which one we should include in some of our next blog posts.