Heidelberg Germany
Europe is a place with an abundance of natural beauty and boasts of cities of dreams like Paris, Barcelona, Rome and more. But if you think these are the only places that define Europe’s beauty to the best, then you must read this

list of Europe’s most underrated places

. The destinations mentioned are worthy of your time and expenditure and will reward your visit with astounding and memorable experiences.

Places to Visit in Europe

1. Bucharest, Romania

Arcul de Triumf

The modern and dynamic capital city of Romania, Bucharest beckons you for its mind-blowing historical and contemporary architectural feast. Fondly nicknamed as ‘Little Paris’, Bucharest has everything a traveler looks forward in a satisfying and full of experiences voyage. A city known for its tree-lined boulevards, Bucharest is a bustling metropolis with every modern entertainment and leisure activity you need to make your trip exciting.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • House of the free press
  • The Arch of Triumph
  • Calea Victoriei
  • Cantacuzino Palace
  • Revolution Square
  • The Royal Palace
  • The Romanian Athenaeum
  • Kretzulescu Church
  • The Palace of the Savings Bank
  • Lipscani District
  • Old Princely Court & Church

Best time to go: April to September when the city’s charm is at its best.

2. Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik Croatia

Sitting on the Adriatic Sea, Dubrovnik is a charming walled city that is a part of the UNESCO world heritage sites and offers a perfect reflection of Europe’s abundant natural beauty. It is one of the 10 preserved walled cities of the world. One of the grandest fortification monuments in Europe, Dubrovnik has the best of beauty in store for you.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • Ancient City Walls
  • Old Town
  • Dubrovnik Cable Car
  • The Gornji Ugao Tower Medieval Foundry
  • War Photo Limited
  • Mljet
  • Lokrum
  • Stradum
  • Dubrovnik cathedral

Best time to go: July to October

3. Lugano, Switzerland

Lugano Switzerland

One of the most interesting cities to be discovered in Europe, Lugano is full of amazing parks, flowers, sacred architectural buildings, and beautiful villas. Lugano offers all the advantages of a world-class city while retaining its beauty and rich heritage. It is also one of the 3rd largest and important financial centers in Switzerland. It is also the largest city in the Ticino holiday region.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • Monte San Salvatore
  • Monte Bre
  • Cathedral of Saint Lawrence
  • Museum of Cultures
  • Villa Carlotta
  • Pista La Resega
  • Villa Olmo
  • Lago di Muzzano
  • Cornaredo Stadium

Best time to go: April to October

4. Heidelberg, Germany

Heidelberg Germany

The valley of Odenwald Mountains is beautified with the city of Heidelberg situated on the banks of the beautiful river Neckar. Unarguably a very romantic city in Germany, Heidelberg is picturesque in every way. The Heidelberg Castle, the bustling and picturesque ‘old town’ and a very romantic and scenic landscape will surely make your trip worth every penny.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • Heidelberg Castle
  • Königstuhl
  • Church of the Holy Spirit
  • Kurpfälzisches Museum
  • Neuburg Abbey
  • Heiligenberg

Best time to go: May to October

5. Helsinki, Finland

helsinki finland

Finland boasts of some amazing scenes for nature lovers and one of the most underrated yet magnificent places of country is Helsinki. The capital city of Finland is majorly known for being a commercial and financial center, but what is mostly ignored is that Helsinki is also a scenic delight. In a survey, Helsinki is regarded as the 8th best city to live in. The best part of the city is that it has everything metropolitan needs but still can give you a small-town feel with its virgin beauty and friendly people.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • Suomenlinna
  • Temppeliaukio Church
  • Seurasaari
  • Uspenski Cathedral
  • Kiasma
  • Helsinki Cathedral
  • The National Museum of Finland
  • Linnanmäki
  • The Sibelius Monument

Best time to go: March to October

6. Sintra, Portugal

Pena Palace Sintra

Waiting to be discovered by the lovers of historical heritage, Sintra is a rare gem between the seas exuding a romantic aura that can mesmerize anyone. The astounding 19th-century monuments that leave the visitors awestruck by their amazing architectures have contributed heavily to making the city a UNESCO world heritage site. A city full of royal retreats, castles, palaces, and estates, Sintra is a perfect visual treat.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • The Pena National Palace
  • Quinta da Regaleira
  • Sintra National Palace
  • Monserrate Palace
  • Praia da Adraga
  • Sintra Mountains
  • Autódromo do Estoril
  • Sintra National history museum

Best time to go: March to August

7. Biarritz, France

Musee Bonnat-Helleu

Beautified by the Bay of Biscay, Biarritz is a perfect place for a seaside holiday. Ideal for lovers of sea sports, Biarritz organizes surfing festivals every year and it’s a delight to see surfers literally playing with the sea waves. Just minutes away from the border of the beautiful country of Spain, Biarritz enjoys a vibrant nightlife and a bustling day.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • Musée Bonnat-Helleu
  • Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte
  • Jardin Botanique littoral Paul Jovet
  • Château de Chois
  • Herri Urrats
  • Autodrome de Montlhéry
  • Uhabia

Best time to go: The summer months of March through June

8. Bled, Slovenia

Lake Bled Solvenia

Unveil the treasure of immense natural beauty, hard to find even for avid travelers, Bled is blessed with one of the world’s best alpine resorts. It is very popular for its thermal lake water and its healing mild climate admired by people visiting this beautiful place. Natural beauty is at its very best in this place and the sun, the mountains, the lake, and the friendly locals add to its natural charm.

Must-visit Attractions:

  • Lake Bled
  • Bled Castle
  • Pokljuka
  • Vintage Gorge
  • River Sava
  • Radovljica
  • Church of St. Martin

Best time to go: May to July


Discovering the beauty of Europe is on the bucket list of every avid traveler, and visiting the not- so tourist- hotspots can unveil a hidden treasure of natural beauty through these underrated places.

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Aanchal is a writer by profession and an avid foodie. She loves travelling, exploring and adding cherished experiences to the book of life.

  • One thought on “Breathtaking Places To Visit in Europe Before You Die
    1. Avatar for Aanchal Iyer

      Hands down this is the BEST list I’ve seen for underrated places in Europe. The Bled Castle is my favorite image in the list. It looks incredibly majestic and like something you’d see in a Lord of the Rings movie. Thank you for sharing.

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