We are kind of always dreaming about another vacation . Next time you decide to cross the Atlantic and head to Europe, make sure to check out these 31 incredible places that go beyond the stereotypical tourist attractions like the Eiffel Tower and Big Ben. It's about time we rack up some frequent-flier miles.
Check out this nature reserve in Iceland to see pools of geothermal water.
Centered in Genoa, Italy, the Italian Riviera is on the edge of an area filled with small villages, fishing ports, and tree-filled mountains.
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These Norwegian islands contain endless beaches, surrounded by large mountains. It's rare to find this kind of scenery anywhere else.
Museum aan de Stroom
The largest museum in Antwerp, Belgium, is a modern masterpiece that just opened a couple of years ago.
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Aiguille du Midi mountain
This mountain has a breathtaking view of the French Alps.
Abisko National Park
Enjoy some of Sweden's most beautiful wildlife and lakes at this national park.
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St. Basil's Cathedral
This colorful church in Moscow was built to look like a bonfire reaching up toward the sky.
You can visit Europe's oldest city, which is filled with historical ruins, in Crete, Greece.
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The small village in Austria is surrounded by glassy waters and massive mountains.
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Getting to the top of this crazy steep cliff in Norway would be an experience you can't miss out on.
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Kiev Pechersk Lavra Monastery
Take a look inside this monastery to see historic art and architecture — it's one of Ukraine's most breathtaking monuments.
You haven't seen all of France until you have seen this ancient island commune.
You will never see water as blue as the water in this river canyon located in the south of France.
Make sure to stop by this cathedral in Poland. You can take tours of its many chapels and burial chambers.
Take a dip in this Croatian river filled with tiny waterfalls.
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These artificial biomes in Cornwall, England, contain plant life from all over the world. If the outside doesn't draw you in, the inside certainly will.
View one of the most beautiful natural phenomena in the world above the fjords of Norway.
Set in the middle of a lake in Slovenia is Bled Island. It's the only natural island in the entire country.
You can't miss this distinctive apartment building in Vienna, Austria. People from all over the world come to appreciate the unique architecture.
Ring of Kerry
If you're looking for a place to hike or try out some water sports, this area in Ireland offers all kinds of outdoor activities.
Berchtesgaden National Park
Lying within Germany's national park is Lake Köenigssee.
The ArcelorMittal Orbit
This huge swirly sculpture is in the Olympic Park in London.
Portugal's fortified tower is a little piece of the past, set on the Lisbon shore.
This crystal clear lake in Switzerland is incredible.
This area has Austria's highest waterfall — and apparently some pretty rainbows, too.
You haven't seen mountains until you see these peaks in Italy.
Tucked away in the German countryside is this castle. If the architecture itself doesn't wow you, the spectacular views will.
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This iconic Swiss mountain is about as majestic as it gets.
Why visit just one lake when you can visit 16 of them in Croatia?
White Cliffs of Dover
These bright white cliffs can be seen on the coast of England.
This cathedral in Florence, Italy, was built in the 1400s but still stands tall above the city.
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