It may be one of the smaller continents, but what Europe lacks in size, it makes up for in variety: The most beautiful places in Europe range from luxurious beaches, fields of bluebells, and limestone cliffs, to some of the best mountain views on the planet.
The options are seemingly endless—which is what makes planning a trip a challenge. We know it isn’t easy to choose between chasing waterfalls in Bosnia and Herzegovina, staying awake for the midnight sun in Finland, and hiking your way through the dramatic Dolomites. So, to help you start narrowing things down, we’ve rounded up just 26 of the most beautiful places in Europe. We know that an international jaunt might be off the table at the moment, but hey—that’ll just give you more time to plot out your next trip.
This gallery was last published in May 2019. It has been updated with new information.