Europe’s Top 5 Destinations For Mini-Vacations

Europe’s top 5 destinations for spring mini-vacations span the continent, from Spain’s charming countryside to Croatia’s gorgeous coastline. Whether your travel interests lean more towards a spring fling in a countryside resort or an event-packed weekend in one of the Europe’s biggest cities, these countries are hotspots for European travelers who make a trip across the pond in the months of March, April, and May.


It is a fabled land of luxurious tasty food and delicious wine that has inspired many to gasp in satisfaction —”We all have two countries—our own and France!” But it is not just a country for those who worship at the altar of gastronomy as food is in small portions for the fact to get to taste food but not get full of it , as it is a privilege to eat such pieces of art.

Don’t Miss: Musée National du Moyen-Age, Place Plumereau, Sacré-Coeur.

Le sacre coeur (Paris, France)

(picture retrieved from Wikipedia user: Tonchino)


From soaring medieval cathedrals to the latest postmodern structures, from prehistoric Stonehenge to Regency Bath, from one-pub Cotswold villages to London’s buzzing eateries, England is a spectacular tribute to the strength—and flexibility—of tradition. Alongside the grand country mansions and grim fortified castles, you’ll find cutting-edge art, stylistic innovation, and up-to-the-minute shopping.

Don’t Miss: Lanhydrock, Royal Academy of Arts, Stourhead.

Lanhydrock House

(picture retrieved from Wikipedia user: Wigulf)


Where else in Europe can you find the blend of great art, delicious food – wine, and great hospitality that awaits you in Italy? This Mediterranean country has made a profound contribution to Western civilization, producing some of the world’s greatest thinkers, writers, saints, and artists. Impressive traces of their lives and works can still be seen in Italy’s great buildings and enchanting countryside.

Don’t Miss: Duomo di Sant’ Andrea (also known as Amalfi Cathedral), Greek Temple Ruins (Near the town of Castelvetrano), Herculaneum Ruins.

Amalfi Piazza del Duomo in Italy

Duomo di Sant’ Andrea, also known as Amalfi Cathedral
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A word “Spain” conjures images of flamenco dancers, bullfighters, and white hillside villages. Beyond these traditional associations you’ll find that Spain is really several countries within a country, with cutting-edge art museums, green highland valleys , soaring cathedrals, medieval towns, delicious cuisine, extremely fun  nightlife, and an immense treasury of paintings and sculptures. Most exciting for any visitor is the national insistence on enjoying life. Whether you are strolling in the park with the family, lingering over lunch, or socializing with friends until dawn, living life to its fullest is what Spain does best.

Don’t Miss: Monestir de Pedralbes, Parque del Buen Retiro, Parque Natural del Torcal de Antequera.

Paseo de la Argentina (Retiro, Madrid)

Parque del Buen Retiro
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Czech Republic

Planted firmly in the heart of Central Europe, the Czech Republic is culturally and historically more closely linked to Western, particularly Germanic, culture than any of its former Eastern-bloc influences. The most popular tourist destination in the region, Prague , was discovered shortly after the fall of the Iron Curtain. But the stunning medieval towns in southern Bohemia and the famous spa resorts of the west are just as approachable. Travelers looking to get off the beaten path may wish to head for Moravia, the lesser-visited region in the eastern Czech Republic.

Don’t Miss: Jelení skok, Staromestská radnice, Tancící dum.

Staromstská radnice Vánoce

Staromestská radnice
(picture retrieved from user: Karelj)

Valentina Teodora Dumitrache

Beauty and Leisure Journalist

I am a current student, enrolled in the BA Marketing and Management Communication program at Aarhus University. Likewise I am a lover of the finer things in life and would describe myself enthusiastic art critique/ amateur. In addition to this, I like to observe the things around me: people, surroundings, places, services and goods. And I am happy to share my experiences with others in order to increase awareness, and to provide a truthful opinion without any lies. P.s. I love chocolate. And heels.

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