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Europe has many beautiful places that you can see without needing a big budget. In addition, to doing many beautiful and unforgettable places. Of course you ask about the best time to visit Europe, but it depends on what you want to do and what you are looking for.
There is a list all year round that tells you about things to do and see. In this article, I will show you the 20 best places to visit in Europe.


1. Albanian coast:

Are you looking for the sun and sand of the Mediterranean, but your budget does not allow you to go to Capri or the Cote d’Azur? Simply head east and you’ll find sun-kissed beaches untouched by modern development. Albania is one of the cheapest countries in Europe and yet is under exploration by hordes of tourists. On its southern Ionian coast stretch sharp gray mountains, azure seas and golden sands.
Corfu is an entry point from Greece from which you can aim for Ksamil’s beaches, nearby islands, cheap seafood, warm seas, and a plethora of isolated Greek ruins and Ottoman cities – a perfect recipe for classic European accommodation.

What you can do:
. From Saranda: You can visit the Archaeological Park in Butrint with a private tour.
. From Durres: Wine tasting and historical tour of Beratlaunchlaunch

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 30€, occasional 45€
Drink: a bottle of red wine 6€
Food: Qoftë (minced meat risole) 2€, seafood 6€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 15€/35€
Travel: Bus: Tirana-Saranda 10.50€; Train: Tirna-Shkodra 3.30€.

Best time to visit:
Summer (from May to September) is one of the best seasons when traveling to Albania, to enjoy the clear blue skies and amazing beaches with low winds and temperatures between 24 and 32 degrees Celsius, and many tourists also prefer spring and autumn in this beautiful country.


2. Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina:

Although the scars of Sarajevo’s past as a city under siege are still visible and there are remnants of mortar blasts, the city is bustling with life and is one of the cheapest countries in Europe. If you don’t want to miss out on any of the major historical sites, book in advance and join the guided tour. It is considered one of the most welcoming capitals for visitors. Browse in the Ottoman era bazaar or sip on Bosnian coffee the nicest thing you can do to pass your time.

What you can do:
. If this is your first visit to the country you can take a guided walking tour of Sarajevo.
. If you are going out of town you should take a day tour to Jajce and Travniklaunch.

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 28€, occasional treatment 45€
Drink: Bosnian coffee 0.70-1€
Lunch: Cevapressi (meat risoles) 3-4€
Hostel/Budget: 10€/28€.

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Bosnia is from April to October.


3. Bansko (Bulgaria):

Eastern Europe has a few interesting ski destinations, including Bansko, Bulgaria, on the Pirin mountain range and is considered cheap compared to other ski destinations, so it is better for the safety of your owner. The country’s main ski resort has good beginner and intermediate runs and a decent range of shared or private accommodations to choose from, making Bansko one of the best places to visit in Europe with friends. The town itself has great charm due to the many traditional old taverns hidden beneath the cobbled alleys.

What you can do:
. Visit the river rafting on the Kresna Gorgelaunch (best site for adventurers).
. Experience local traditions, dishes, handicrafts and stories (best experience to learn about the culture).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 30€, occasional treatment 45€
Drink: beer (0.5 liter) 1.25€
Food: Shopska salad 4€
Hostel/budget hotel: 12€/60€
Travel: Train: Sofia Plovdiv 4-6€; Bus: 5€.

Best time to visit:
From late May to mid September. This is the preferred time to visit Bulgaria for those who love a clean and warm sea without excessive heat.


4. Czech Republic (Czech Republic):

Although popular Prague is not quite the cheap city hangout destination as it used to be, you will still find Czech Republic a good value country for independent travel. The country that invented pilsner is justifiably famous for producing some of the best beer at good prices. But there are plenty of other reasons why it is one of the best places in Europe. In Prague the choice of watering holes ranges from traditional beer halls and monastery pubs to a new generation of microbreweries. Follow the Czech beer trail with a visit to the Pilsner Urquill Brewery in Plzen, before heading to lesser-known spots in the country such as charming Olomouc.

What you can do:
. Take a tour with a small group to Prague Castle (best tour for history buffs).
. Dinner cruise on an open glass boat (the best cruise for a magical evening).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 45€, occasional treatment 55€
Drink: Pilsner Orquel (0.5L) 1.60€
Food: Pork and dumplings 8€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 20€/45€.

Best time to visit:
The best times to visit the Czech Republic are either in the spring (from early April to mid-May) or in the fall (from late September to mid-November).
In general, these seasons enjoy moderate temperatures and less crowding. Spring is characterized by long and sunny daylight hours, and the weather often remains dry until late May.


5. Baltic Coast (Estonia):

Known for being small, beautiful, with wilderness as far as the eye can see, it is dotted with islands and forested national parks along its long Baltic coast. The best thing about it is its open air and it can be said that it is the cheapest country in Europe. An hour from Tallinn, the 725 km² Lahima National Park is best explored by bike. You can cycle its coastal paths, discover rugged coves, windswept beaches, fishing villages and even sleep on hay bales on a farm. Venturing to the west, the summer resort of Pärnu has fantastic beaches, and the island of Saaremaa offers soft pine-carpeted rural forests and resorts at very reasonable prices.

What you can do:
. Day tour from Tallinn to Nysar also known as Woman’s Island (Best Soviet Historical Heritage Tour).
. Kalamaga bike tour (best urban exploration tour).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 40€, occasional treatment 60€
Drink: Le Coq Beer 2.60€
Lunch: blood sausage and sauerkraut 7€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 15€/35€
Travel: Bus: Tallinn-Saaremaa 9€; Tartu Tallinn 13€

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Estonia is during the summer. Especially, from June to August, and the average temperatures are expected to be about 21 degrees Celsius, and it is also possible to visit Estonia during the winter. Especially, for people who love winter sports, but the temperatures are very cold and the days also short .


6. Leipzig (Germany):

Berlin is one of the few capitals where the cost of living is lower than the national average. It is a legacy of the country’s earlier division, which still means the former East Germany is significantly cheaper than western centers, such as Frankfurt and Munich. But with prices gradually rising in sophisticated Berlin, there are other eastern cities to venture into including bustling Leipzig. As for its cultural status, the cultural scene is in constant flux. In addition, to the old industrial buildings such as the former cotton mill (Spinery) and transforming them into developed spaces.

What you can do:
. Hop-on Hop-off tour by bus and also on foot (best tour for first time visitors).

Approximate costs:
Daily: basic budget 57€, occasional treatment 73€
Drink: beer (0.5ml) 3.35€
Lunch: Schnitzel 8€
Hostel / Budget: 20€/35€
Travel: Munich-Berlin; train: 55-142€; Bus: 22€Lon.

Best time to visit:
the best time to visit Germany is from May to September, and although there is occasional light rain, the warm weather and long days of the day make these months the perfect time to explore all that Germany has to offer.


7. London (England):

London has more world-class tourist attractions than any other European city. There’s the British Museumlaunch, home to the treasure hunters of history. There is the Museum of Natural History which contains wonderful dinosaurs; The Victoria and Albert Museum. And don’t forget the open spaces for a day stomping across Hampstead Heath, meandering along the South Bank or perusing the East End Markets, and you’ll get a sense of city life more than if you were stuck in line at an overrated attraction. For food, choose popular street food markets and your budget will stretch further as you may have enough money for an overrated pint.

What you can do:
. London Eyelaunch (for the scenic lover).
. Climb Arenalaunch O2 (adventurous lover).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 70€, occasional treatment 90€
• Drink: lager 6€
• Lunch: fish and chips 10€
• Hostel/Budget Hotel: 13€/20€ (Dorm/Private)/70€
Travel: Train: London Brighton 20€; Bus: London-Manchester 40€.

Best time to visit:
The period between April and September is the tourist season coinciding with the beginning of spring and early autumn, when tourism lovers go to visit this charming country.


8. Peloponnese (Greece):

Thinking about a budget for traveling in Greece is no different than thinking about the budget of other countries. Of course you will think about the cost of entry to the beach and the cost of accommodation. So instead think of the peninsula of Greece with many fingers, it has some beautiful beaches that are less developed than those on the main islands. It is the home of the ancient tourist attractions of Epidarus and Olympia. All these things attract you to think about your vacation in the Greek peninsula.

What you can do:
. Visit Nafplio and ancient Epidaroslawanche (best day tours in Athens).
. Self-guided Virtual Reality Tour of Olympialaunch (Best Explorers Tour).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 31€, occasional treatment 42€
• Drink: Ouzo 3€
• Food: Souvlaki (shish kebab) 3€
• Hostel/Budget Hotel: 21€/31€
Travel: Bus: Athens-Delphi 19€; Ferry: Athens-Crete 38€.

Best time to visit:
If you want to have good weather for your vacation, the best time to visit Greece is during the period from May to October, when the weather is sunny throughout the country, and it is noted that July and August are the hottest.


9. Budapest (Hungary):

Stretching over the Danube and the twin enclaves of Buda and Pest together make it one of the most beguiling capitals in Europe. Their main pleasures will not break your budget which made it one of the best cheap places to travel to.
Spend the day lounging by the resort’s pools, watching the fountains, and seeing the elderly playing chess by the waterside. In the evening, visit the Ruin Bars in District Seven, then head toward the neighborhood’s courtyards. Budapest is one of the best places to visit in Europe during spring (March to May) or autumn (September to November).

What you can do:
. Soak up the atmosphere at Margaret’s Thermal Island Spalaunch (for relaxation).
. Taste 7 Hungarian wines from boutique wineries (for lovers and connoisseurs of wine).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 42€, occasional treatment 62€
Drink: beer (large) 2-2.60€
Lunch: goulash 3-4€
Hostel/pension: 16-31€
Travel: Train: Budapest-Eiger 8.30€.

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Budapest is from March until May; The weather is idyllic and the city is not overcrowded.


10. Palermo, Sicily (Italy):

A big tour in Europe will include a series of beautiful Italian cities, such as: refined Florence, seductive Rome and glamorous Venice, and of course there is no doubt in their charm and beauty as they walk on the global tourist path, which raises prices, especially in the high season.
Escape from the mainland to Sicily and in its capital, Palermo, a city that is both redolent. There are gorgeous mosaic-covered churches and bustling neighborhood markets, where you can snack on local street foods like arancini (rice balls) and plates (chick pea pancakes) as you wander.

What you can do:
. Roll on 3h street for food and take a historical tour (best street food).
. Explore western Sicily with Segesta, Eric and Salt Panslawn (day trips).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 36€, occasional treatment 52€
Drink: wine 2.60€ / glass
Lunch: a local pasta dish 5-8€; Pizza slice 2€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 16-31€/47-62€
Travel: Train: Rome Naples 21; Bus: 12Lon.

Best time to visit:
The best seasons to visit Sicily are spring and autumn, when the temperatures are pleasant, which enables you to enjoy the beaches. As well as the ability to visit cities and sites away from the intense summer heat and huge tourist crowds. Bearing in mind that summer is the busiest season, where you will find beaches Crowded and higher prices.


11.Ohrid Lake (Macedonia):

A vast and deep lake, it is also the jewel of North Macedonia. The quiet streets of the city of the same name reveal medieval frescoed churches, a Roman amphitheater and a castle worth climbing for views. You can also explore the old town and the lake waters that invite a swim.

What you can do:
. Day tour from Skopje to Ohridlaunch (limited time).
. Half the day is devoted to a city tour (for history buffs).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 26€, occasional treatment 36€
Drink: wine from 2.60€ per bottle
Lunch: tavichi gravče (bean casserole) 1.50€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 10€/26€
Travel: Bus: Skopje Ohrid 7€; Train: Skopje Bitola 4€.

Best time to visit:
Summer in Helsinki starts from July and ends in August, which is the peak time for tourism in the city and in the whole country. Temperatures in the city can reach 20 degrees Celsius, which allows for many activities such as swimming and strolling in the parks.


12. Kotor (Montenegro):

Are you looking for cheap travel? Montenegro will not disappoint you. The beautiful walled town of Kotor lies at the end of a fjord-like bay, surrounded by dramatic peaks. Just follow your old town passion to get lost in the maze of streets and that’s half the fun, and spend your time discovering the summer cafes dotting the courtyards before climbing along the old castle walls.
For a view of the whole beautiful scenery you can hike up to St. Ivan’s Castle overlooking the city. The highlight of the annual Kotor is the rushing Boca Nights Festival in August when the entire city celebrates as a lavish parade of decorated boats in the bay and fireworks fill the sky.

What you can do:
. Kayak tour of Cotourlaunch Bay is about two and a half hours (to get away from the crowds).
. Boat tour to the Blue Cave and Our Lady of Roxlaunch (1 day trip).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 31€, occasional treatment 52€
• Drink: Nechiko Tamno beer 1 (bottle from shop)
• Food: Sarma 2.60-4€
• Hostel/budget: 21€/52€
Travel: Bus: Budva-Kotor 3€; Train: Podgorica-Verpazar 1€

Best time to visit:
Autumn and spring are the best seasons to visit Montenegro, where the temperatures are mild, with fewer tourist crowds, compared to the high season in July and August, when tourists flock from all over the world to enjoy the splendor of the beaches and beautiful scenery.


13. Gdánsk (Poland):

Part city beautiful and part city gritty, a northern Polish town of Gdánsk offers a winning blend of coastal appeal. Although the core of this colorful picturesque town with its cramped merchant houses seems old, it is actually a post-war reconstruction but the history is real. It is one of the many cheap travel destinations that you can visit in London.
The shipyard crane’s history dates back to the 15th century, and the city was the birthplace of the anti-communist Solidarity movement. Summer comes and work moves to the hip seaside resort of Sopot with its golden sandy beach.

What you can do:
. Visit pub crawl with free drinks (for nightlife).
. Electric Scooter Tour of Old Townlaunch (for first time visitors).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 52€, occasional treatment 73€
Drink: Vodka (50ml shot) 1€
Food: Żurek soup 2-3€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 12€/36€
Travel: Train: Warsaw Krakow 34€; Bus: 16€

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Poland is from May to September, during these months the weather is warmer with rain, and there is more rain throughout the summer months.


14. Porto (Portugal):

Traveling to Portugal doesn’t get more exciting than when you’re in Porto. The second city in Portugal is attractively located on the banks of the Duoro River. The riverside area of ​​Portugal is crammed with good no frills local restaurants (choose somewhere a street or so back from the waterfront and you’ll be spoiled with local dishes and wine at excellent prices). With the city set on both sides of the river, check out our guide to the best places to stay in Porto to find the accommodations that suit you.
Other highlights include the vast Portugal Garden with a wonderful art museum located within it. In addition, to the port in which the city is famous. Vinologia is a great bar for an introduction to the varieties of fortified wines, and you can visit the harbor lodge across the river in Vila Nova de Gaia, where for a few euros you can sample their wares.

What you can do:
. Small group tour to the Douro Valley, wine tasting and visit the Cruzlaunch River (for day tours).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 47€, occasional treatment 68€
Drink: Bottle of green Vinho in store 3.60€
Food: grilled sardines 8€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 21€/47€
Travel: Train: Lisbon – Faro 23€; Bus: Porto Lisbon 21€ launch.

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Porto is either in late spring or early fall.


15. Transylvania (Romania):

When we mention Transylvania directly you imagine Dracula and his castle and you can definitely go looking for Dracula (aka Vlad the Impalar) connections here. As the birthplace of Vlad, the attractive town of Sighisoara has the best claim to fame, and it also has a suitably imposing castle. But the area isn’t all fortifications and tusks. Spend time out into the wilds of the Carpathian Mountains where you can track the Transylvanian wolf, along with bears, red deer and lynxes in Piatra Craiului National Park.

What you can do:
. Medieval City Exploration & Sighisoaralaunch Tour (For Explorers).
. Fast track tickets to Bran Castlelaunch, Dracula’s Castle – Romania’s number one attraction (best for those traveling in high season).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 26€, occasional treatment 42€
Drink: beer 1.90€; Bottle of Romanian wine 5€
Lunch: Tuchitura Moldovinsca (Moldavian soup) 2.10€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 10€/31€
Travel: Bus/Train: Bucharest-Brașov 10€.

Best time to visit:
The fall season in Romania starts in September and lasts until November and the weather is mild and cool at night, still time for some beach recreation during the day. Autumn season is the best time to visit Romania for budget lovers, as the tourist crowds decline, accommodation and flight prices decrease, and the weather suits touring among the historical monuments.


16. Novi Sad (Serbia):

Fancy a low-cost summer music festival and the popular EXIT Festival in Serbia held in July might be just the ticket, and it’s less than half the price of Glastonbury. The lineup is always eclectic, with past works including David Guetta and Ziggy Marley.
If you don’t have time to stay longer, consider taking a day tour from Belgrade to explore Novi Sadlaunch and sample local wines at Sremski Karlovci.

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 26€, occasional treatment 42€
Drink: beer (0.5 liter) 1€
Lunch: Pljeskavica (hamburger) 1-2€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 13€/37€
Travel: Bus: Belgrade-Novi Sad 6€; Train: Belgrade-Ni 7€Lon

Best time to visit:
The best time to visit Serbia is spring, from April to June, when the temperature is moderate. If you are a fan of winter sports, you can go to Serbia from December to March.


17. The High Tatras (Slovakia):

Slovakia’s pride and joy, the Tatras mountain range is an impressive series of peaks culminating in a pyramid-shaped Gerlach at 2655m. Start at one of the village resorts like Nový Smokovec or Ždiar, and then head into the mountains, where you can rest your weary heads in cheap hikers’ chalets. This is a dangerous mountainous terrain so be prepared and heed the local advice. The mountains are also an inviting playground for climbers and caves, and you’ll find mountain bike trails, tubing and rafting, plus a winter season full of skiing and snowboarding.

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 37€, occasional treatment 47€
Drink: beer 1.80€
Lunch: Gnocchi with bacon 4€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 16€/31€
Travel: Bratislava-Kosic (train) 20€

Best time to visit:
For those who love snow sports, winter is the best time to visit Slovakia! From December through March (and in some places even until April), you can find many ski resorts scattered across the country that attract all levels of skier.


18. Northwest Slovenia:

Located between Italy, Austria and Croatia, Slovenia is an attractive destination on any trip across Europe. There is its charming capital Ljubljana as well as ease of travel, a thriving wine industry and an alluring enclave of the coast. For the adventurous minded, or for those who just want to camp in a beautiful lakeside setting on the northwest, they are perfect.

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 47€, occasional treatment 68€
Drink: Bivo (beer’ 0.5ml) 2.60€
Food: Pizza 5-7€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 19€/62€
Travel: Train: Ljubljana Maribor 9€; Bus: Ljubljana-Bled 7€ LON

Best time to visit:
June through August is the most popular season to visit Slovenia, although it remains relatively uncrowded compared to other Mediterranean regions.


19. Andalusia (Spain):

Budget travel for Andalusia is very tempting, as this ever-popular region features show cities such as Seville, Granada and Cordoba, with their impressive ruins that highlight the region’s Moroccan past. Even their prices are competitive compared to Madrid and Barcelona.
Head to the underrated Málaga city with a Picasso connection and authentic tapas scene or the atmospheric old seaside town of Cádiz and you’ll enjoy that alluring southern Spanish feel at budget-friendly prices.

What you can do:
. Guided tour through the Picasso Museum (for those interested in art and lovers of painting).

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 68 euros; Occasional treatment 88€
Drink: 1.80-2.60€ per kanya (small beer)
Lunch: Mino del Dia 10-12€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 17€/36-83€
Travel: Madrid-Barcelona; bus: 33-45€; Train: 62-130€ launch

Best time to visit:
In the months of April and May, late September and then October you will find pleasant temperatures, cool nights and maybe some rainstorms, and in fact these are the best months to travel to Andalusia if you want to combine beach activities with a little sunshine.


20. Lviv (Ukraine):

Located in the west of this vast country, within easy travel distance of Central European cities such as Krakow and Budapest, Lviv is the city to head to if you want a taste of Ukraine. It sparkles with a mixture of Central European influences: Habsburg, Polish, Catholic, Orthodox and Armenian, with its architecture and impressive churches reflecting this eclecticism. Ukraine regularly features on the list of cheapest destinations in Europe, and with a growing supply of backpacker hostels, attractive cafés and quirky bars, this is a very budget-friendly city with a refined edge.

What you can do:
Participation in a walking tour of the old Lviv Street

Approximate costs:
Daily budget: basic 42€, occasional treatment 62€
Drink: Horilka (vodka; 50ml shot) 1€
Lunch: Ukrainian borsch 0.80€
Hostel/Budget Hotel: 8€/31€
Travel: Train: Kiev-Odessa 10€; Bus: 19€

Best time to visit:
The beach season lasts until mid-September. The Sea of ​​Azov is less shallow than the Black Sea (which is actually the shallow sea in the world) which leads to a faster global warming. Also there are many ski resorts in the Carpathian Mountains. It is up and running from late November to mid-April

These are the top 20 European destinations that you can discover with your budget. Let one of these European countries be your next destination.
I hope the article was useful and you benefited from it.



Translated By: Nasser Al Turk

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