10 Most Breathtaking Underrated Places to Visit
Although the major cities and tourist attractions are a must in order to check off your list, it’s the underrated, obscure locations that will truly sweep you off your feet. Get ready to pack your bags because here is a list of the most incredible and magical must-see’s while abroad in Europe!
1. Plitvice Lake National Park, Croatia
Plitvice Lakes National Park is the oldest national park in Southeast Europe and the largest national park in Croatia. Any place with that many waterfalls has got to be magical.
2. Atlantic Ocean Road, Norway
The Atlantic Ocean Road passes by Hustadvika, an unsheltered part of the Norwegian Sea, connecting the island of Averøy with the mainland and Romsdalshalvøya peninsula. The road was even has been declared the world’s best road trip!
3. Amalfi Coast, Italy
The Amalfi Coast is a gorgeous stretch of coastline on the southern coast of the Sorrentine Peninsula in Southern Italy. This coast lies in a Mediterranean climate, so your visit there is bound to be a tropical adventure.
4. Budapest Baths, Hungary
The Budapest Baths are one of the few places you can enjoy a traditional Turkish bath dating back to centuries ago. Hungary is a land of thermal springs, and Budapest remains the only capital city in the world that is rich in thermal waters with healing qualities! Sign me up, I am so there.
5. Faroe Islands, Denmark
The Faroe Islands consist of 18 major islands, which are approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland. The Islands have been a self-governing country within the Danish Realm since 1948. These islands seem mysterious and almost untouched, definitely worth the visit.
6. Tirol, Austria
Tirol is located in western Austria. Being the country’s third largest state, its territory is located entirely in the Eastern Alps at the Brenner Pass. The quaint architecture with massive mountains to surround it make this location a must-see.
7. The Rolling Hills, Czech Republic
The Rolling Hills don’t even look real and its mind blowing to think these hills of perfection actually exist in our world.
8. Gudvangen, Norway
Gudvangen is a village in Norway where the Nærøydalselvi river empties into the fjord. Everything about this place seems peaceful and absolutely stunning.
9. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sarajevo is the capital of Bosnia and Herzegovina, located on the Miljacka River, surrounded by the Dinaric Alps. It even hosts the influential Sarajevo Film Festival every summer!
10. Ionian Coast, Albania
The coast of Albania is full of rugged mountains that boarder the clear blue sea. This is definitely a unique, yet spectacular destination that many may not think of visiting. The coast holds many small villages, along with historic towns and cities, which are all prepared to “wow” you.
Take advantage of your close proximity to so many great countries and cities in Europe, and use this list to explore the road less traveled!