The Siberian American: Five Places in Europe I Would Love to Visit Again

Friday, September 9, 2016

Five Places in Europe I Would Love to Visit Again

I started writing out lists of places I wanted to travel on the blog earlier this year when I was sick and needed some wanderlust to keep me going. Now that I’m feeling much better, my wanderlust is even stronger. I’ve talked about five places I want to visit in Europe and my top five European travel memories (I even shared some of our crazy European travel stories), but I have never made a list of places in Europe I would love to visit again.

Capri, Italy
Capri stole my heart the second I got off the ferry. There’s nothing better than gorgeous water, amazing lemon drinks, and breathtaking views at every corner. My only regret is we only spent a day there. The friends we were traveling with wanted to see more of Naples (which turned out to be one of my least favorite cities in Europe).


Switzerland
I feel like Switzerland and I need a do-over. I liked the scenery we saw from the train more than the actual places we visited (Zurich, Interlaken, Grindelwald, and Bern). I think the cost of everything made it difficult to enjoy, too. I think I would love Zermatt and Lucerne, so those are high on my list.

Annecy, France
Annecy is another place where I felt like we didn’t get to spend enough time there. This gorgeous city is nestled in the French Alps. I loved the stunning views of the Lake Annecy set across the backdrop of the mountains. There was so much left for us to explore in that area, so I would love to go back.


Bavaria, Germany
Our days in Munich and at Neuschwanstein Castle were some of my favorite. Still, I feel like we barely scratched the surface of everything Bavaria has to offer. I would love to visit Nuremberg, Bamberg, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber. Driving the Romantic Road and seeing adorable villages sounds like a dream.


Austria
Austria also fell victim to lack of time and bad weather for us. Most of my memories of Salzburg are literally foggy (as in, there was a horrible fog most of the time we were there), and I feel like one and half days wasn’t nearly enough to explore Vienna. I would also love to visit Graz, Innsbruck, Hallstatt, and Linz.

As much as we love Europe, we aren’t sure when we will be able to travel there again. Chris gets three weeks off a year, but there are so many rules about when he can take vacation that it basically means he can only take off five days at a time (he will start working weekends soon so they will count as days he would need to take). Our rule has always been that we need two weeks there to make Europe worth it due to the cost and length of the flight. So, we’ll see! I’m crossing my fingers we can make it work at some point, but for now I can keep dreaming! (I promise I'm not complaining-just explaining why long trips are hard these days!)


Check out some of my other travel lists: 

Have you been to Europe? What are some places you would love to visit again?

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30 comments:

  1. After reading all the amazing posts about Munich and the Bavaria region of Germany I'm so incredibly excited to finally go there! And the travel time that it takes to get to Europe definitely makes having more travel time a necessity. Hopefully Chris's travel schedule can change later on!

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  2. I want to go to all of these places, especially Germany and Austria <3

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  3. I'd love to see Italy! The only part of Italy I've ever seen is through TV shows!

    liz @ j for joiner

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  4. This makes me miss Europe so much! I can't believe this summer marked a decade since I've been. I need to go back ASAP.

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  5. I so want to go to Austria one day. It's on my bucket list.

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  6. The closest I'll get to Europe is Epcot Center ;) haha

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  7. Oh girl- PLEASE give Switzerland another chance :) It's my favorite country in the world (thus far). Lucerne is beautiful. Every alp-y+lake picture you've ever seen on Switzerland will remind you of that area. I'm so in love with that country.
    Annecy, France sounds lovely! I really disliked Paris (I'm not a city girl and it felt a little... dirty), but when we escaped the crowd and got on back country roads I loved it.
    I tend to think of Europe as a 1.5 or 2 week vacation, too. I'm not sure when I'll get to show K that part of the world :(

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  8. Salzburg was a bit rainy when were were there too - but what an amazing city! It's so beautiful nestled inbetween the Austrian Alps! Vienna was awesome too. I haven't been to the other places on your list, but I want to! Can't believe you've been to Capri!!!

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  9. I went to Austria with a school trip in high school, and it surprised me how much I absolutely loved it!! It's definitely a place I would love to go back and explore more than just a day and a half.

    Freddie and I are really trying to make an Italy trip happen in 2017, and one of my friends just suggested we make the time to add Capri in! Ahhh, why does Italy have so many must-do cities?! ;)

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  10. I've only heard great things about Capri! And oh my, I need to visit Austria and Switzerland, they sound amazing!

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  11. All amazing places! Switzerland, Italy, and Germany are high up on our list of places to see on our next trip across the pond :-D

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  12. Oh, what a gorgeous post! I have such severe wanderlust right now! :) hehe I haven't been to Europe yet, but I hope I get to go someday. I'm mapping out in my mind cities that I would love to see most. :) XO - Alexandra

    Simply Alexandra: My Favorite Things

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  13. Out of the places I've been, Switzerland is my most favorite. I've been five times, and if I could, I'd go back over and over again. If anyone ever asks, I say my favorite place in the world is Interlaken.
    I've been several places in Italy (Milan, Venice, Rome, Cinque Terre) but never further south. I'd love to go to the Isle of Capri.
    When I went to Germany, I only visited Munich. I'd enjoying spending more time in Germany as well.
    Great list.

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  14. As much as I love traveling, I still haven't been to Europe so you can imagine how much I'm dying to explore all the different cities and coasts. Capri, Italy looks gorgeous and one I never thought to visit. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll make it over there 2017.

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  15. YES to Annecy, France. I only got to go for a weekend. Actually, I was visiting my French penpal I had in high school because that was where she was living for art school. It was not enough time at all!

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  16. Such a great list!!! I really, really want to go to Annnecy!

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  17. I LOVED Capri! We were staying in Praiano and took a boat to the south side of the island. It was a lot less busy than then north.

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    1. That sounds like such a great idea! I need to look into that next time. :)

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  18. These are all such beautiful places! It's taking a lot of effort not to buy a plane ticket right now...

    Sarah // www.sarahincolor.com

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    1. I know what you mean! I would leave today if I could. :)

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  19. Of these five, I've only been to Germany, and I fell HARD for it! As a part of our trip, we spent several days in Bavaria and drove along the Romantic Road (including Rothenburg ob der Tauber). That area really is one of the most breathtaking places that I've had the chance to visit. We just went last October, but I want to go back so badly! Like you said, I feel like we only scratched the surface of what we could do there.

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  20. Aww, this was great! It's been way too long since I've been to Europe . . . we are thinking about taking the kids in the next couple of years . . . so exciting!

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  21. This is great! I would love to go back to some places I've visited, but there's also so much out there to see!

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  22. Time to plan a trip!! These places all sound amazing. I'm dying to get to Capri someday.

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  23. I would love to revisit those places as well!!

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  24. I love Europe - there are still many places I've yet to go, but Lisbon is super high on my favorite places in the world! And Budapest!

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