Lonely Planet's Top European Destinations to Visit in 2016

Lonely Planet's Top European Destinations to Visit in 2016

Itching for a holiday? Look no further, Lonely Planet have put together the ultimate getaway list for 2016. We’ve picked out the most student-friendly escapes, so your next break is all set to go. What are you waiting for? It’s time to get packing!

 

THE COASTAL CRUSH: NORTHERN DALMATIA, CROATIA

PHOTO: via Krkn National Park

PHOTO: via Krkn National Park

Want Croatia without the crowds? If you’re around for Yacht Week, head up the coast for a totally chilled back vibe – you’ll need after the week you’ve had. Adventure seekers, visit Krnka National Park to tick off the three ‘w’s: white-water rafting, wild swimming and waterfall bathing. And keep on the lookout for the Game of Thrones cast.

 

THE HISTORIC HEAVEN: THE PELOPONNESE, GREECE

PHOTo: VIA LONELY PLANET

PHOTo: VIA LONELY PLANET

If you’ve studied Ancient Greek history, then Olympia, Mycenae and Mystras are all cities that should ring a bell. No? Well, film buffs should be equally as psyched, you’ll be visiting Sparta aka the town of warriors from the blockbuster, 300. Look forward to shipwreck dives, stone villages, picturesque hikes and Nemean wine – and at wallet-friendly prices expect to down lots of it, too.

 

THE FOODIE FANTASY: AARHUS, DENMARK

PHOTO: via Lonely Planet

PHOTO: via Lonely Planet

Aarhus is younger, cooler and sexier sister of the Danish capital, Copenhagen. And with 13 per cent of its populations being students, you’re in for a good time. Cultural feasts – don’t miss the Aros photography museum – and gastronomic feasts await – fresh produce is a big deal.

 

THE FORTUITOUS FIND: WARWICKSHIRE, ENGLAND

PHOTO: via Lonely Planet

PHOTO: via Lonely Planet

Don’t have the time to go abroad? No worries, you’ll feel a world away from home in Warwickshire. Regency architecture, historic castles and Shakespearean vibes of this local gem will wow your pants off.

 

THE LUSH LAGOON: THE VENICE, ITALY

PHOTO: via Lonely Planet

PHOTO: via Lonely Planet

Twenty million people flock to Venice and with its gorgeous gondolas, magnificent marble palaces and stunning squares each year, it’s not hard to see why. A whopping 124 islands make up the Italian paradise, but don’t miss Murano, Venice’s answer to Notting Hill. Oh, and don’t forget your camera. 

Want more travel inspo? Check out the full Lonely Planet ‘Best in Europe’ list.

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