Last Updated on December 12, 2018
Once the vacation season comes, most people book flight tickets to Paris, Amsterdam, and Venice. As travelers, we need to understand that regardless of how gorgeous, unique, and incredible some destinations are, we can’t keep wearing each other out.
Europe is going through a struggle of handling tons of tourists only at a few specific spots, and if the continent was able to speak, it will be screaming out loud names of its other locations that are way too beautiful and perfect than we could ever imagine.
There are many destinations that are still emerging, which give us the chances to see their natural coats, locals, and their unmasked beauty.
If you are a travel enthusiast who is always starving for exciting new destinations, but the crowded streets stress you out, then here are 10 European destinations you need to visit for a crowd-free vacation. You will be able to explore all of their hidden beauty with no tourists pushing you everywhere.
Vipava Valley – Slovenia
You can still book a flight to Venice, but once you get there, you have to take a two hours drive that will lead you to Vipava Valley. The latter is the paradise for all the adventurous travelers due to the amazing activities they can do in the center of the beautiful wildness.
Vipava Valley is considered as one of the best destinations of Europe, and it is now the perfect time to explore it since the crowds haven’t found the way to it just yet. You can rent a car and go around the countryside to enjoy the breathtaking sites. You have the option to stay in a hotel, camp or farm-stays for a better experience.
The Great Southwest Peninsula of England
In order to hide away from the big cities and their stress, you can drive for two hours south London, or just hop on a train that will take you to an English hidden corner that is known with the southwest peninsula. This region is made up of Devon, Cornwall, Dorset, the isles of Scilly, and Somerset.
So basically, you have over 700 miles of coastal road to discover and hundreds of beaches and castles to visit. Plus, you will find 4 world heritage sites and 2 national parks. You can plan your trip at the time when the regions are celebrating their famous festivals.
The West Coast of Ireland
If the crowds of Dublin are causing you anger and stress issues, then you can leave it all behind by going on a trip to Ireland westward that’s located on the Atlantic Coast, or in other words, the Wild Atlantic Way.
A road trip will take you to quiet bays and charming villages where you can drop all of your stress away. You will become too busy exploring the hidden and fresh landscapes that mirror the true beauty of Ireland.
Don’t forget to visit the famous traditional Irish pubs that you will find along the way.
Due to the popular Oktoberfest, Stuttgart has become a popular destination, but during any time around the year, you would still find it free from crowds, which gives you a great opportunity to explore its beauty freely.
Stuttgart is known as the wealthy city because it holds the headquarters of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Outside the city, there is plenty you can discover like the bright blue Lake of Constance and the great castles that tell incredible stories.
Extremadura – Spain
On the border of Portugal, you will find a region that’s rich in history, beauty, and delicious food. Extremadura holds all the secrets of medieval and Roman ruins, along with what’s left from the Spanish empire.
If you are interested to be blown away by gorgeous landscapes, then Garganta de los Infiernos is located right around there where you can swim in its natural, unique pools.
The south of France is a sunny region where you can immerse yourself and forget all your troubles. Discovering Roussillon could be one of your greatest adventures since it is known with its great landscapes and large wine produce.
Also, you can take a quick dip on the huge lake that connects the region’s cruising route to the Mediterranean.
Frankfurt – Germany
Since the majority of the old city has been destroyed in World War II, Frankfurt has been forgotten by tourists and travelers.
But with the completion of the Old Town reconstruction, hundreds of new buildings, restaurants, cafes, and museums have appeared to satisfy all of our tastes. The best part is that buildings have been rebuilt on their original location.
It is a must to visit the city and watch it evolve from being a Roman settlement, the war cemetery, to the modern incredible form it has today.
Puglia – Italy
Italy is one of the most popular destinations in Europe, which makes it one of its crowded ones, too. But we can’t help but going there to explore each inch of it and taste all the pasta they make. Thankfully, Puglia is a gorgeous Italian spot that’s still undiscovered by most travelers, which is perfect for us, honestly.
You will be able to taste, see, feel, and touch all the flavors of Italy: Mediterranean views, ancient cities, and incredible food. That’s not all, you will also be granted with an opportunity to find cultural landmarks that you will not find anywhere else in Italy.
The Baltic States
The Baltic States of Lithuania is rich with unique national parks and historical cities that are proven to show you something that does not exist anywhere else on Earth.
In artistic Latvia, you can explore the island of Saaremaa that’s completely covered with forests. It is known as the source of art because of its gorgeous white beaches and the colorful city of Riga.
Let’s not forget about the history that you never thought you would need to know.
Located on the south of Sicily, Malta is one of the most gorgeous destinations and the hardest one to reach, which is perfect for anyone who is sick of being bumped into tourists constantly.
It is a necessity to have a tour to see all the prehistoric temples and breathtaking islands where you will find adventure, especially in the island of Gozo: The Island that’s known for hiking, diving, and rock climbing.
Just make sure to pack your swimsuit with you before heading to Malta. You may not be strong enough to handle the temptation of its turquoise waters.