Europe Wanderlust


Yesterday we released a post talking about why we haven’t travelled to Europe yet. Now that we are ready to go there we have decided to share with you our European bucket list.

1. See the Northern Lights in an Igloo, Finland

2. Feed a reindeer in Finland

3. Go To Oktoberfest in Germany

4. See the sunset in Santorini, Greece

5. See Stonehenge in England

6. See the Berlin Wall, Germany

7. See a play at the Royal Shakespearean Theatre, United Kingdom

8. Eat a crossiant in Paris, France

9. See a show at the Moulin Rouge, Paris

10. Have a traditional Italian meal in Italy

11. Cross Abbey Road in London

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12. Go on a Colosseum Tour in Rome, Italy

13. Have a kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower, France

14. Go on a gondola ride in Venice

15. See the castles in Germany

16. See a birds eye view of London, England

17. Visit Pompeii

18. See the tulips in Tulpen Keukenhof, Netherlands

19. See the highlands in Scotland

20. Go to the top of the Alps, Switzerland

21. See the Acropolis in Athens

22. See the mosques in Istanbul

23. Go cycling through Holland

24. Dance in Ibiza, Spain

25. Wonder through the Louvre, France

26. Hike through Tyrol, Austria

27. Have a tomato fight in Spain

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28. Attend the Carnival in Venice

29. See the gargoyles in Notre Dame, Paris

30. Pose in front of the leaning tower of Pisa, Italy

31. See the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, Rome

32. Ski in the French Alps

33. Attach a love lock in Paris



34. Discover Barcelona by foot

35. See The Castles in Budapest

36. Witness the Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon

37. See the Statue of David in Florence

38. Visit the Vila Palace in Sintra, Portugal

39. Marvel at the Church of the Saviour on Blood in St. Petersburg

40. Tour the Edinburgh Castle

41. Cycle Around Copenhagen

42. Spend ANZAC Day in Gallipoli, Turkey

43. Sail through Croatia

44. See the Pantheon in Rome

45. Drink Champagne in Champagne, France

46. Find the Loch Ness monster in Scotland

47. Get scared in Draculas castle in Romania

48. Re-enact the bungee jumping scene from Goldeneye in Switzerland

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49. Check off Disneyland Paris

50. Stand on the edge of Pulpit Rock in Norway

51. Take a photograph of Plitvice Lakes in Croatia

52. Canoe in Blue Grotto in Capri, Italy

53. Island Hop in Greece

54. Go to Legoland in Germany

55. Witness the beauty of the Palace of Versailles

Have you been able to cross any of these off your bucket list? Leave a comment below, Tweet us or leave us a post on Facebook.

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  • I’ve done 14 already and another few next spring! Great list though!

    • Wow 14? That is a decent effort! Which were your favourite?

  • Awesome list, a few I have in common and a few more that I might have to steal. Also, that Beatles gif is pretty hilarious. Cheers!

  • Done 19 so far :))

  • Jessica

    Fantastic list! As a Barcelona resident, I think you’re definitely making the right call with #34. 🙂

    I’ve done a few of these, but there’s just SO much to see in Europe! If you end up finding Nessie, do let us know haha.

  • I’ve seen a good number of these – the tulips of the Netherlands are next on my list! If you have time, though, there are so many other things you should do in Spain too – walk part of the Camino, see the Alhambra in Granada, etc. Great list though!

    • Looks great! I think with all these suggestions we may have to release version 2.0! All these amazing ideas are so helpful.

  • Beth Cullen

    You should visit Ireland too!! The Wicklow mountains are amazing and drink a pint of Guinness in Dublin!!! 🙂

    • Just did an image search – the Wicklow Mountains look beautiful – will have to add it.

      • JSS

        West coast of Ireland is nicer. Try Dingle in County Kerry

  • Mrs.M from Vienna

    you should visit vienna, austria. 🙂

    • Megan Eileen

      Any suggestions for Vienna, Austria?

  • Dalene

    Hi, I see you don’t have Prague on your bucket list. Prague is amazing! I did a Contiki tour last year and visited Paris, Lauterbrunnen (Swiss Alpa), Nice, Venice, Florence, Rome, Prague, Munich, Berlin and Amsterdam. I must say that Prague was one of my highlights!

    • What do you recommend we do in Prague?

      • Simon Jones

        Drink beer and get drunk. It is Europe’s capital for stag and hen parties.

  • Tammy Healey Drover

    Hi, I just stumbled onto your list. It is an excellent list. Consider the Michelstown caves in Ireland and the Rock of Cashel. I lived in Ireland and traveled Europe, these are still 2 of my favorite, awe inspiring things

  • Good start, I say: but you’ve got to come to Sweden too… we’ve got lots of reindeer and northern lights and a beautiful capital on water (not like Venice, but worth a visit).. 🙂

  • Jan Fisker

    If you wanna go to Legoland, you would preferably visit the original Legoland in Billund, Denmark. The bricks were invented in Denmark and i s a danish superbrand 🙂

  • daniellesara

    I’m lucky enough to have done 25 of them.. Great bucket list! Highly recommend Carnevale in Venice and Pompeii – two of my favourite places in Italy. Sagrada Familia in Barcelona is another must do, and the Alhambra in Granada was a favourite of mine as well – but avoid it in summer because its far too hot there!

    • 25! Great effort! These look like great must dos and we will certainly have to update our list.

  • Tyson Sinclair

    LOL “Our european bucket list”?? You just listed 55 of the most touristy things to do in europe. Nothing like a good trip through europe where you only visit the big cities, hope on a tour bus and “Travel??”.. And the original Legoland is in Denmark, why not go to that one?
    If you go to France and the only city you go to is Paris, thats kind of shameful. 3rd biggest country in Europe and you listed the city that even the French dont count as part of France.

    • Where would you recommend we go in Europe?

      • Tyson Sinclair

        Sorry, i was cranky when i got home. It always bothers me when people just visit either the capital of a country or just a big city, then just check off that country and never return. There is so much to see in every individual country. It’s hard to suggest something because I don’t know your form of traveling. But what I’ve found is the best way to really live the country, be immersed in the culture, and help the locals is to use programs such as “work away or help x”. You get way more out of your travel than just a check mark on your list. But if taking pictures of beautiful things is your thing, then in France check out Bordeaux (First Wine region in France and the western edge of Europe) or Toulouse, which is breath taking. Carcassone, which I found to be more impressive than Edinburgh Castle. Go to Montpelier and take a 30 minute bus up into the Cevenne, hike some mountains, climb waterfalls, and camp under the stars. From there its only 200kms(ish) to the french Riviera (Marseille, nice, etc). Marseille is absolutely beautiful (but kind of rough). Cannes has a world renowned film festival, which is right before Nice. And that is only like a fraction of what France has to offer. There is so much History there, you cant just go to Paris (as well i think the bridge of love collapsed this year and they removed a bunch of locks). And don’t get me started on the fact that there isn’t a single entry for Ireland or Iceland… lol

  • I was in Europe for 3 weeks in May and managed to do 11 of these. I’ve been to many of the cities but didn’t do some of them. Like I saw the love locks in Pairs but I didn’t put one on the fence. The Santorini sunsets are GORGEOUS! If you go to my blog you can find pictures of them there.

    I totally went to Disneyland Paris when I visited Paris. Everyone thought that was so dumb/waste of time since I live 2 hours from Walt Disney World in Florida but it wasn’t the same and it was so awesome to visit!

    In 2016 I’m hoping to hit Poland and Austria and can’t wait to go back to Europe…which is the problem with Europe once you go…you want to constantly go back HA!

  • Pulpit Rock is nothing compared to the Troll’s tongue! Or maybe someone dare you to go on the rock in Kjerag Mountains, Norway called – Kjeragbolten. But norway’s coolest mountain is definitive Torghatten :p

  • things you should add to your list:
    – See the Geiranger fjord,
    – Run up Stoltzen in Bergen Norway
    – Take a riverboat in Coperhagen
    – Visit one of the Extermination camps in Germany or Polen
    – Visit Gothenbourg – just sayin Liseberg!
    – Stay a night in “the blue room” at Hotell Union Øye, Norway – Haunted! (and a stunning hotel)

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  • dazter22

    that’s quite a sad list . ..Europe has many other things to offer than the same nonsense trotted out ..Wales , Ireland in the UK … both being spectacular for scenery and being far older than England having more history’s hardly a bucket list item , again Wales has more castles per sq mile than any country in the world…see plays in theatres , have photo’s , tomato fights , dance etc , most people accomplished this in their younger years , very poor list

  • Robin of Bristol

    Amsterdam is brilliant & best during one of the many festival weeks (Culture and book, festival of the sea etc.) but the Tulip thing is really all about the fields outside the city. We have cycled through the fields and along the dunes calling at places like Noordvijk and Catwijk.. the hyacinth fields are incredibly fragrant in spring time too. I had one of the best nights of my life at Boom Chicago in Amsterdam… if you can book tickets!

    Eat waffles and chocolate in Belgium

    I cruised up the Norwegian Fjords, an even better way to experience them…

    Take a special trip with your sweetheart to Verona, Italy, the most romantic place in Europe, and walk hand in hand or arm in arm everywhere.

    Portugal’s Algarve has some amazing secret beaches and if you go off season you can still find a beach all to yourselves… for a while at least. I can’t tell you where or the secret will escape… but hire a scooter or motorbike and go exploring. Try between Carvoelro and Albufeira. The very best views in the world are the one you discover for yourself.

  • I’ve done 34 of them. So many great experiences. I’m sure you’ll have a blast in Europe! Search up “Trolltunga” in Norway, it might be even more spectacular than Pulpit Rock 😉

  • ps.

    i’ve been to twelve countries in europe and think i’ve only done maybe three of these. on hand, maybe i’m doing something wrong…on the other, lots more to do when i go back!

  • Ms.J

    You have created a wonderfully full list…I have experienced many of them and hope that you enjoy them as much as we have. Although the sunset at Oia Villa on the tip of Santorini was a bit overrated, the crazy scooter ride across the island to get there generated 3 or 4 tales of mishap and laughter – so purpose served!

  • Jill Robbins

    You guys are awesome! I lived in Europe for many years and I’ve done a few of these. I wish I’d have gone in with your list. Still had lots of amazing adventures but I really loved this list!

    • Thank you so much Jill 🙂 We would love to spend sometime living in Europe, you lucky thing!

  • I have done all of these except 48 & 55 plus added some other notables like Popeye village Malta, and I didn’t kiss my mate Bram up the Eiffel tower. I can’t actually believe the list went on and on. My main ‘want to return’ is Stonehenge now the barriers have been removed and tree huggers like me will get to do some stone hugging. Feel some heart beats right there.
    As for Beth Cullen’s suggestion about a pint of Guiness, most tourists drink it to say they have and most of them ‘wince’ with each sip. It is the truth, it can make you feel pretty ill unless you are used to it. Try half a pint and leave most of it, no, leave all of it.
    PS don’t forget the Eden project in Cornwall, UK.

    • so jealous you have pretty much completed our list!! we are envious

  • Very beautiful list of things to discover in Europe… I have been living in Europe my whole life in a lot of different countries and I have still not been able to do all those things unfortunately! I think you are missing a cool thing to do in Scotland: take a selfie with an beautiful Highland cow and you seem to want to do a lot in France, I would add do a tasting in a bordeaux wine vineyard ! 😉

  • Jacqueline Devine

    Yes. No mention of Ireland. Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, , Mamore Gap in Donegal, Sperrin Mountains in Tyrone, Carrick-a-rede and the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim, Mourne mountains in Down, the Peace walls in Belfast, Guinness Brewery in Dublin, Killarney and its lakes in County Kerry, Cork City, Galway City ……….
    By the way,in the UK, it is not “Stonehenge’s”, it is just “Stonehenge”, and the French eat Croissant, not Croissiants.

  • Jerry

    It is common for many visitors to regard the UK as comprising England, Scotland and
    Ireland. If so, you forget a UK country of outstanding natural beauty – Wales,
    location of Snowdonia National Park (home to the highest mountain in England and
    Wales), the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park and the rugged Brecon Beacons
    National Park where the world famous S.A.S. do their training.When you include
    the beautiful cities of Cardiff, Swansea, Wrexham and Newport, Dylan Thomas’s
    writing perch at Laugharne, the Preseli Mountains from whence came the
    Bluestones of Stonehenge, the Gower, the immense and numerous castles, the
    immaculate beaches and a culture full of song, poetry and the glorious language
    that is Welsh (the OLDEST continuously spoken language in Europe!) a visit to
    the UK without the Wales experience is an opportunity lost for understanding art,
    history and heritage.

    • wow, thank you for all that information 🙂 Wales will have t be added to our list!!

  • Great list! Each point worth it!

  • Lana LeFevre

    I loved Notre Dame. We went there in December so they were lit up for the holidays. Also, we attended an evening mass (not catholics but wanted to get the experience). The girl who sang had the most incredible angelic voice with no vibrato and her range was out of this world. I recommend it.

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  • Melody Pittman

    i love your list. Some things i’ve never even thought of. I hope you achieve them all!

  • Eleftheria

    13/55…I’m from Greece so I’ve seen Santorini sunset,Acropolis and most of the islands…
    And I also recommend to add my birth place, Chania!!!!!!!!!! It’s really beautiful!!!!
    From the other 10 I most enjoyed Eiffel Tower (it’s magical!!!!!!!!!!!!!! especially at night when the little lights sparkls!!!!!!!),Barcelona…it’s one of the most beautiful cities!!!! I loved it and I want to visit her again!!!!!!!! and gondola ride in Venice!!! We were lucky because we had the best gondoliere!!!!! He gave us a tour,he sang…he even let us drive the gondola….he was amazing!!!!!!!!!! Europe has many beautiful places to see…..things to do!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Patricia

    Cool list, 13 so far for me!
    You should also add hiking in High Tatra Mountains in Slovakia 😉

  • I’m so glad you just didn’t mention Paris for France, because there is so much more to see! SO MUCH! Head South guys! 🙂

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  • I think you should visit Poland and go to Auschwitz. Maybe it’s not “funny” place, but it’s worth historical place to see :). I was there 3 years ago and I was so touched after.

  • SJD

    Great list! Edinburgh: See about a spooky underground catacombs tour, and definitely walk up to Arthur’s Seat for an amazing view. London: Get to Abbey Road at sunrise/early morning to avoid angry local motorists who don’t want to wait for you to take a good picture! When in Rome…STay in Trastevere for non-touristy feel in a great location. In the Pantheon, get to the middle and shoot from below – makes for the ultimate couple selfie with that epic ceiling above you. Head to the Vatican on a Sunday morning to get blessed by the Pope (and pre-book or your Sistene Chapel tour – the queues are insane!) Oooh, and do not stop for coffee within 500 metres on the Vatican, it will cost you about ten euros more with no real benefit!

  • Barbara lourenço

    If you really come to Portugal just say something!

    Barbara xx

  • Barbara lourenço

    If you come to Portugal just say something!

    Barbara xx

  • 3. Go To Oktoberfest in Germany (Blury)

    6. See the Berlin Wall, Germany (See it almost every day)

    8. Eat a crossiant in Paris, France (Many)

    11. Cross Abbey Road in London

    13. Have a kiss on top of the Eiffel Tower, France (Unforgetable Kiss)

    15. See the castles in Germany

    16. See a birds eye view of London, England

    18. See the tulips in Tulpen Keukenhof, Netherlands

    22. See the mosques in Istanbul

    24. Dance in Ibiza, Spain

    25. Wonder through the Louvre, France

    27. Have a tomato fight in Spain

    29. See the gargoyles in Notre Dame, Paris

    32. Ski in the French Alps (Ski down the wrong slope for hours as a beginner)

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  • you should also visit Istanbul and Cappadocia in Turkey

  • Phil,Rustage

    Done 38 of these. All recommended except perhaps Stonehenge which is better as an idea or well taken photograph than real-life experience. However, you can combine a trip to Stonehenge with a visit to the picturesque village of Castle Combe, the georgian city of Bath and drive down Cheddar Gorge – all in the same day!

  • Halldra

    sad to see no Iceland on your list.

  • Megan Eileen

    Great bucket list! Was the Blue Mosque in Istanbul there? How many of these have you checked off your list so far?

  • I have done a couple of these! I would love to do the tomato fight in Spain. Sadly the main lock bridge in Paris is no more. I am sure there are other places in Paris that you can put your locks, lots of other places in general have done it as well.

  • Annika Och Daniel Majak

    How many of the things did you do since the post came out?
    Great site!!!

  • WOW, what a bucketlist!