While by no means as large or as bustling as many of Europe’s capital cities, Helsinki’s small-town feel makes this an appealing and desirable destination with a great selection of tourist attractions. Its melting pot of architecture spans many centuries, and there is plenty of culture whether you enjoy the arts or simply socializing with the locals. Sitting on the shores of the Gulf of Finland, Helsinki, known as The Daughter of the Baltic, also enjoys an enviable coastal location, and, being the capital of Finland, is well connected to the rest of the country and to Europe. If you’re planning a visit to Helsinki, here are the top 10 attractions that you won’t want to miss.
An inviting blend of traditional and modern, Copenhagen is a fun city that has something for everyone. The capital of Denmark and largest city in the country, Copenhagen is large yet still wonderfully small. It frequently tops the ranks of most livable cities in the world and for visitors it provides plenty of culture including world-class museums. There are colorful traditional buildings all over, while its palaces and castles add grandeur and striking architecture. Read on to find out our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Copenhagen.
The capital of the island of Sicily, Palermo is the fifth largest city in Italy, and, like many of its Italian counterparts, it is steeped in history, culture, and architecture. At over 2,700 years old Palermo is a city you will want to visit to experience its history, but it is also a great destination for lovers of gastronomy, and it’s graced with an excellent Mediterranean climate. Full of beautiful landmarks, the only problem you will have when visiting Palermo, is having enough time to see everything. To help you along, we have compiled a list of the top 10 things to do in Palermo.
Tokyo is a huge and bustling tourist destination that attracts visitors from all over the world who want to experience the sights and sounds of Japan’s capital city. Ranked first for “Best Overall Experience” by TripAdvisor in 2014, Tokyo offers a wealth of attractions whatever you enjoy doing. When you visit Tokyo you can be assured of a friendly welcome as well as excellent nightlife and retail experiences, and, on the historical side of things there are also some great opportunities to step back in time.
Tokyo is a place where you find a new experience around every corner. It’s a fast and furious mix of style, culture and quirkiness. Gaze in admiration or take a step back in time walking along cobbled streets. Immerse yourself in pop culture, sit back and enjoy the delicious cuisine that’s on offer or get some serious retail therapy in one of its malls. There are a myriad of different things to do in Tokyo but if you’re still looking for inspiration we’ve put together a list of our top 10 Tokyo attractions.
Sicily is an incredibly beautiful island off the coast of Italy. It’s situated in the central Mediterranean Sea and is the Med’s largest island. Arguably most famous for being the home of one of the most active volcanoes in the world, Mount Etna, Sicily is also graced with fabulous beaches, quaint towns, attractive scenery, history and culture and mouthwatering cuisine.
You’re never going to be short of things to do in Sicily. This incredibly beautiful island is filled with eye catching scenery and has a fascinating history. Spend time relaxing on the beach, admire the historic architecture or climb amidst volcanoes, and after a day of exploring, relish the tasty Sicilian cuisine. If you’re looking for ideas about what to do, here’s our list of the top ten Sicily attractions.
The island of Rhodes is located south east of Athens, off the Anatolian coast of Turkey. It’s the largest of all of the Dodecanese islands and a hugely popular tourist destination, with its pristine beaches and historic sites. The island’s capital is the town of Rhodes which is home to ample beautiful architecture in its Old Town, which has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Visit the island of Rhodes for your vacation and you’re never going to be bored! Eat at a beachside restaurant, participate in some water sports or take in the vast history of this island paradise. There is never a shortage of things to do in Rhodes. You can take a stroll along the beach in the evening or wander among the architectural discoveries at the Acropolis of Lindos. It’s truly a place where all the modern traveler conveniences lie side by side with amazing history and culture around every corner.
Tenerife is the largest of the Canary Islands and is a hugely popular tourist destination, with around five million visitors each and every year, making it one of the most visited destinations in Spain. Although part of Spain, the Canary Islands has its own government which is housed partly in Santa Cruz de Tenerife, the capital of Tenerife, and partly in Las Palmas, the capital of Gran Canaria.
Whether you’re vacationing as a family, and individual, with friends, or as a couple you’ll never get bored when you visit Tenerife. Whether it’s lying back and relaxing on the beach or spending time admiring the historic buildings, enjoying a round of golf, getting close to nature and watching whales in their natural environment; a visit to Tenerife is one that involves many adventures. For more ideas about what to do in Tenerife, read on for our list of the top 10 attractions on the island.
Filled with history and culture, Marrakesh is a vibrant city of markets, mosques and palaces that defies its desert-like surroundings with its own individual color and vitality. One of the busiest cities in Africa, Marrakesh fully encourages and welcomes tourists from around the world and has seen plenty of hotel development over the past decade to keep up with the increasing tourism demand.
Steeped in history and culture, Marrakesh is a truly memorable city and a former Berber imperial capital that has something to see at every turn. Get lost in the maze-like medina, search for the hardest to find items in its souks, stroll through its palaces and gardens, and marvel at the beautiful architecture of its mosques. Take a look at our top 10 things to do in Marrakesh to discover the best places for your visit.
Geographically, Iceland is one of the youngest countries in the world but its largest city and capital, Reykjavik, has been around since 874 AD with its first permanent Norse settlement. Now it’s considered one of the safest, greenest and cleanest cities in the world. The city doesn’t have a McDonalds Restaurant (something that the locals are quite proud of!) but it has so much, much more. So much in fact that deciding what to do when you visit Reykjavik can take some forethought and research.
Reykjavik, Iceland, sees far more visitors each year than the number of people who reside in the capital city, yet they’re all welcomes with open arms. These visitors know that it’s an exciting, unusual and stylish place to visit, filled with hot springs, scenery, shopping and culture. If you still need convincing, here are the top 10 things to do in Reykjavik: