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.
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.
If you think that Malaga is ‘just another city on the Costa del Sol’, think again! Steeped in history and culture, Malaga is actually one of the oldest cities in the world and has far more to offer than beaches and bars. The birthplace of Pablo Picasso, Malaga today boasts many art museums and architectural sites, but it has many other faces too. If you want to relax on the beach one day, you can then spend another shopping and dining in the city’s excellent restaurants, and if the bar scene is your thing, enjoy endless evenings in Malaga’s many friendly bars. If you’re planning a visit, read on to discover our recommendations for the 10 best things to do in Malaga.
Spelt Majorca and Mallorca, whichever way you spell it this island is the largest in the Balearics! Part of Spain, Majorca has been attracting package tourists for decades to its beautiful beaches, nightlife, and great weather, and although the beaches and nightlife are still a big draw for tourists, this island has a lot, lot more to discover, from old towns to beautiful villages, castles, cathedrals, winding mountain roads, and Roman and Moorish remains. Read on to discover what we recommend as the top 10 things to do in Majorca.
Situated just 62 miles (100 km) off the coast of Africa, the island of Fuerteventura is part of Spain’s Canary Islands, though it has many similarities to nearby Africa. The rugged landscape features volcanoes and cliffs that make way to beautiful beaches, and the homes and buildings have an African feel to them. Renowned for being a sun and sand destination, Fuerteventura has many other things to see and do as well. Read on to find out which Fuerteventura attractions should be on your top 10 list.
Back in the 14th century Florence was the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance. Bringing Europe out of the clutches of the Black Death and the Dark Ages, the Renaissance signaled a time of light, beauty and discovery and Florence still very much represents that today. This magical city is the capital of the Italian region of Tuscany, and it attracts millions of tourists every year. Filled with Renaissance art and architecture, monuments, and culture, Florence has enough to keep you busy for weeks. If you’re itching to see the best of the city though, we’ve put together our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Florence.
Whether you’re a culture lover or a history buff, or you’re looking for a destination with plenty of nightlife, Amsterdam has it all. From world renowned art museums to colorful markets, days spent cruising along the canals, and evenings in the bars or red light districts, there’s no shortage of Amsterdam attractions.
The capital of Scotland since the 15th century, Edinburgh is known around the world for its historic architecture but also as a center for culture and education. Both its Old and New Towns are listed together as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and events like Hogmanay and the Edinburgh Fringe Festival attract thousands of additional tourists to this already popular destination. A great city to visit at any time of the year, Edinburgh has many different attractions. Continue reading to discover our recommendations for the top 10 things to do in Edinburgh.
The island nation of Cuba has long been a popular tourist destination, despite its somewhat checkered past and communist rule. Situated in the northern Caribbean, Cuba has hot weather throughout the year, while its driest months are over the winter. Known for its gorgeous white beaches, cigars, colonial architecture, and 1950’s era cars, Cuba has many things to see and do if you like to keep busy, or just sit back and enjoy the ambiance if you’re looking for relaxation. Whatever you prefer, our list of top 10 things to do in Cuba will give you the highlights of this island nation.
With over 2,000 religious places Kyoto is certainly not short of things to see and do. Brimming with temples and shrines, Kyoto also offers great cuisine, beautiful parks, and impressive palaces in this city that was once the Imperial capital of Japan. Today modern day Kyoto stands side by side with its ancient history and culture but if you can’t decide which Kyoto attractions to visit, check our top 10 things to do in Kyoto.
Manila has something to offer everyone who visits. It’s a place where you can enjoy simply walking around the streets and taking a look at the architecture, or spend time in one of the parks getting to know the local people. Immerse yourself in its history at the same time as enjoying the creative soul it has today. You can admire Manila Cathedral, take a break in a coffee shop and then hit the mall to find some bargains. Read on for more ideas in our list of top 10 things to do in Manila.
Hungary’s capital, Budapest, is a vibrant and bustling city set on the River Danube. Full of majestic architecture, and brimming with culture, this is one of the most visited cities in Europe and is frequently ranked as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Budapest is a very popular short break destination, but to really be able to get the full flavor of this wonderful city, you’ll need to stay for longer. Whether you’re here for a weekend or a week, narrowing down your choices of what to do in Budapest can be tricky with so many delightful sights to see, that’s why we’ve put together a list of our top 10 things to do in the capital of Hungary.