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Traveling is always a fun! January is the perfect month to explore European culture, sports, and arts. If you think so and you’re traveling to Europe for vacation.

Then, we have listed 20 best places to travel in Europe in January.

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1. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is best known for its culture and fabulous cuisine. This city is also known for music, art, and Theatre.

Budapest is more than just a capital city of Hungary. It is the populous city with the cultural and commercial market. The city enriches special cuisines, museums, shopping center and parks. The city is affordable to stay; so if you’re planning a trip then you don’t have to think twice.

The beauty is not just natural; Human has also, played a major role in turning the city into something appealing and attractive. Budapest is the city of music, film, theatre, dance and visual art.

Some of the must-visit places of Budapest are Buda Castle, Fisherman’s Bastion, Hungarian Parliament Building, Matthias Church, St. Stephen's Basilica, Gresham Palace, Gozsdu Udvar, Heroes’ Square, Hungarian Jewish Museum and Archives, Liberty Statue, Olimpia Park and many more.

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2. Cortina d' Ampezzo, Italy

Cortina d’ Ampezzo is icy and indisputably beautiful. Skiing is the best part of this place.

Cortina d’ Ampezzo, Italy is one of the best places to travel in Europe. It is the way up located in the northern part of the country. This place is icy, pricey and irrefutably beautiful. It has 1000 years old history and a long tradition that draws millions of tourists every year.

Walking and biking is the best possible way to explore the traditional city. Exploring the sports paradise like dog sledding and skiing is the best part of Cortina. People from neighboring country often visit this city for hiking, mountain climbing and to explore its true art.

Here is the list of some must-visit place in Cortina are Falzarego Pass, Cristallo, Mario Rimoldi Modern Art Museum, Giau Pass, Museo Paleontologico, Museo Etnografico Regole d’Ampezzo and many others.

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3. London, England

London draws 15+ million tourists every year. It is regarded as the world culture capital.

London is one of the best tourist destinations in Europe. More than 15 million people annually travel to London for enjoying beauty and luminosity. The capital city has been a major settlement for two millennia.

Bars, nightclubs, restaurants, theatres, performance arts, culture, sports and other events are just astonishing in London. It is the most visited city and regarded as the world culture capital.

In London, you can spend an endless day exploring the London site including London Eye, Big Ben, Tower of London, Buckingham Palace, British Museum, Hyde Park, River Thames, National Gallery, The London Bridge, and St. James Park.

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4. Lausanne, Switzerland

Lausanne resembles the traditional city with early gothic Geneva. It is best known as the mixture of art and culture.

Lausanne is situated on the shore of Lake Geneva. The city’s setting is extremely picturesque; small lanes and boutiques shape the streetscape in the medieval city Centre.

The city offers the old town with the early Gothic architecture. Surrounded by the vineyards, Lausanne is the fourth largest city in the country. It offers the mixture of art, culture, and nature.

In Lausanne, you can spend a whole day visiting places such as Lake Geneva, Olympics Museum, Lausanne Cathedral, Sauvabelin Tower, Palais de Rumine, Collection de l’art brut, Cantonal Museum of fine arts and many more.

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5. Vienna, Austria

Vienna is widely known for its music and monarch. This is the best place for your upcoming vacation.

Vienna is described as Europe’s cultural capital. The capital city is widely recognized for its music and monarch. A city offers majestic architectural and history. Vienna has numerous attractive places to explore and to enjoy for the tourists.

Extravagant streetscapes and majestic palace set the platform for Vienna’s artistic and musical masterworks. In Vienna, you can tirelessly spend the day exploring the Vienna site’s including Schonbrunn Palace Hofburg, Belvedere Vienna, St. Stephen’s Cathedral, Prater, Vienna State Opera, Natural History Museum, Imperial Treasury, Austrian National Library and many more.

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6. Gstaad, Switzerland

Gstaad is the affordable and best place for holidays. It offers a mixture of culture and its cuisines.

Gstaad is the best known for a ski resort and international jet set. The place comes alive in winter with a hot air balloon festival. Pilots from more than 20 different nation visits attend the festival. This is the best place to spend a vacation and explore the wonderful palace.

With the top hotels, restaurants, and chalets, this has become the popular destination for celebrities. The attractive landscape and mountains attract hundreds of tourists annually.

 Exploring a sports paradise, joining the Huskies for some dog sledding, Relaxing and unwinding at a spa, and Indulge in some fine dining would be the wonderful experience.  Some of the regular events held in Gstaad are the New Year Music Festival of Gstaad, the Snow Bike Festival, the Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad classical music winter series and the Menuhin Festival Gstaad classical music.

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7. Monte Carlo, Monaco

Monte Carlo is best known for its culture and tradition. Its 19th-century Romanesque-Byzantine is the most visiting place.

Monte Carlo is one of the most glamorous and ostentatious places on earth. It is the best destination to spend the vacation. This place offers to explore the extravagant hotels, museums and its highly praised culture and tradition.

Whenever you visit Monte Carlo, don’t forget to visit the 19th-century Romanesque-Byzantine. Likewise, there are several other places you need to explore such as Prince’ s Palace of Monaco, Oceanographic Museum, Monte Carlo Casino, Saint Charles church,  Japanese Gardens, Jardin du Casino, Larvotto Beach, Monaco Grand Prix and many more.

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8. Valletta, Malta

Valletta is widely known for its centuries-old structures. Barrakka lift is one of the major attractions of the city.

The capital of Malta, Valletta has preserved much of its architectural heritage for several centuries. The Country itself is an island; so whenever you travel to Valletta you must take the spectacular walk alongside the sea.

Walking is the best possible way to explore the marvelous city. A city that is listed in the UNESCO world heritage list is elected as a 2018 European Capital of Culture. So, there is no surprise that Valletta is the best destination for your upcoming vacation.

Some of the major attractions of Valletta are Barrakka lift, Three cities, Shrine of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Seige Bell War Memorial, St. John’s Co-Cathedral, Casa Rocca Piccola, War HQ Tunnel and Lascaris War Rooms, Valletta City Gate and many more.

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9. Azores, Portugal

The Azores is best known for the world’s largest mammal whale. The hotel and restaurants available their offers the best service and delicious food.

The Azores is an archipelago composed of nine volcanic islands in the middle of Atlantic. If you are a nature lover then-No place is better than the Azores. The Place is widely known for dolphins and whales.

Following the opening of new hotels and restaurants with starting price of 15 Euros, the place has become more affordable for the vacationers.  White villas and Suites alongside swimming pools offer a luxurious stay and service for the travelers.

In the Azores, you can spend an endless day exploring Furnas Lake, Mount Pico, Algar do Carvao, Lagos das Sete Cidades, Mesue Carlos Machado, Guerra das Torres, Wine Museum, Museum of Whalers and many more.

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10. Hamburg, Germany

Hamburg is known for keeping the historical and classical art of the nation. Its landmarks, museums, and music theaters are world famous.

Hamburg is Germany’s largest seaport and traditional postern in the world. The history of harbor town is safely kept in the place like International Maritime Museum. The city has 40 theatres, 60+ museums, 100+ music venues and clubs.

The Museum of the Hamburg has kept the classical and contemporary art of Germany. In Hamburg, you can spend an endless day exploring the places such as Miniatur Wunderland, Speicherstadt, Heide Park, Reeperbahn, Rickmer Rickmers, Chilehaus, Soviet submarine B-515 and many more.

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11. Faroe Islands

The Faroe Islands help to gain the experience of the Nordic culture. Its major attraction is Faroese food.

The Faroe Islands are 18 islands located in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean. Traveling to Island offers you to explore and experience the Nordic culture. The Island also offers a traditional Faroese food that enriches with meat, seafood, potatoes and fresh vegetables.

Flying to Faroe in January gives you the best experience of Faroe culture, tradition, history, and cuisines. The Island is connecting to road tunnels ferries, causeways, and bridges. So, it is easy for the visitor to enter the island.

Here is the list of few landmarks, nature & parks, and Museums that you must- visit includes Tinganes, Gasadalur Tunnel, Listasavn Foroya, Saksun Church, Torshavn Cathedral, National Museum of the Faroe Islands, Mulafossur Waterfall, Vioalundin Park and many more.

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12. Tromso, Norway

Tromso is the traditional city with centuries-old houses. The Polar Museum is the best attractions of the city.

Tromso is the city of cultural hub above the Arctic Circle. It is the historic city with its centuries-old wooden houses. If you really want to experience the cold and chilled weather then you need to visit the true winter wonderland once in a lifetime.

During wintertime, snowshoers, skiers, and dogsledders is a must experience thing.  And in summer, mountain biking, Kayakers, and hikers are most famous in Tromso. Not just that, you’ll also acknowledge the Tromso affordability as compared to their wonderful Europe destination.

Places that you must-visit in Tromso are Polaris, The Polar Museum, Tromso University, Perspective Museum, Ms. Polstjerna, Artic-Alpine Botanic Garden, Arctic Cathedral, Prestvannet, Telegrafbukta and many more.

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13. Sierra Nevada, Spain

Sierra Nevada is best known for skiing. This is probably the best destination to spend a holiday.

The Sierra Nevada is one of the largest and attractive domains for skiing. It is the mountain range located in the region of Andalucia. This is the world’s most famous and swarming destination for the skiing during winter.

The place is just 30 minutes away from Granada and 90 minutes away from Malaga. And the most interesting thing is both have international airports. So, it is easy for the traveler to reach their vacation destination.

Some of them that you must visit in the Sierra Nevada are Sierra Nevada National Park, Mulhacen, Veleta, Alcazaba, Castillo de La Calahorra, Purto De La Rague.

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14. Prague, Czech Republic

Prague is traditional as well as fascinating. The city reflects the cultural gothic architecture.

Prague is more than a capital city of Czech Republic. It is the best place to explore the gothic architecture. A glamorous and tradition town is the most famous tourist destination in the world. It has the most primeval and speckled collections of architecture.

People often acknowledge this affordable city is best known for Old Town Square, colorful baroque buildings, and Gothic churches. If you ever traveled to Prague then you must-visit the places like Prague Castle, St. Vitus Cathedral, Charles Bridge, Wenceslas Square, Petrin Lookout Tower, Lennon Wall, Municipal House and few others.

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15. Berlin, Germany

Berlin enriches with art, culture, and tradition. Berlin Wall is the most visiting place in the nation.

Berlin is generally recognized as the world’s most powerful city in the world. More than that, it is rich in culture and its technological revolution and architecture. The city is overflowed with tremendous culinary art, parties, historical bookmark and tradition.

The city is recognized for artistic sight and modern momentous like gold-colored and swoop-roofed Berliner Philharmonie. Berlin is one of the must-visit cities in the world.

Some of the famous architecture, landmark, parks, and Museums are Brandenburg Gate, Reichstag building, Alexanderplatz, Fersehturm, Checkpoint Charlie, Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, Berlin Wall, DDR Museum and many more.

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16. Venice, Italy

Venice is the city floating in the water. The city has preserved the traditional art and fabulous cuisines.

Venice is the city of vintage architecture with Renaissance and Gothic palaces. Venice is fascinating, yes that may be cliché to say but once you visit the city floating in the water, you’ll definitely agree. Around the coast, you’ll encounter the taxis.

If you want to explore the city, then it would be better to walk rather than taking the boats. That will save your money as well. The gondola ride is the best in Venice. Yet it is a bit costly’; so it would be better to travel in a group for splitting the cost.

Some of the most visit places in Venice are Piazza San Marco, Doge’s Palace, Salint Mark’s Basilica, Rialto Bridge, San Marco Campanile, Bridge of Sighs, Lido di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, Peggy Guggenheim Collection and many more.

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17. Amsterdam, Netherlands

Amsterdam is the city with more than half-century museums. Walking through the street is the best way to explore Amsterdam.

Everything you have heard is not right about Amsterdam. This capital city is more than just a Red light area and ill-famed coffee shops. If you are planning to enter the fabulous city then make sure to purchase an ‘I Amsterdam City Card’.

This card offers unlimited use of public transportation, free access to 40+ museums and a complimentary canal cruise. To explore the most part of the city, it would be better to walk rather than taking a taxi.

The best possible way to explore the city is bike riding. If you are traveling in winter then make sure to have cozy wears. The city is rich in cultural heritage, museum, antic structures and fabulous cuisines. Some of the must-visit places in Amsterdam are Anne Frank House, Rijksmuseum, Van Gogh Museum, Efteling, Dam Square, Heineken Experience, Natural Artis Magistra and many more.

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18. Paris, France

Paris is widely known for Eiffel Tower. The city is best for café culture and fashionable boutiques.

Paris, widely known as ‘The city of light’ draws hundreds of tourist every year. People often acclaimed the divine Cuisine, fashion and infinite art collection in the city. Paris is filled with museums, monuments, and holy churches.

Paris is always fascinated and it offers a surplus of restaurants. The city is best for cafes culture and designer boutiques. Once you reach to Paris then its precious artwork and amazing structure will make it hard for you to return back to your homeland. So, if you are planning a holiday then it is better to travel to Paris.

Some of the must-visit landmarks and museums in Paris are Eiffel Tower, The Louvre, Notre-1dame de Paris, Disneyland Paris, Arc de Triomphe, Tuileries Garden, Place de la Concorde, Centre Georges Pompidou, Louvre Museum, Luxembourg Garden and few others.

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19. Copenhagen, Denmark

Copenhagen has the mixed culture and enriches with fine art. Tivoli Gardens is one of the best places to visit in Copenhagen.

Copenhagen is more than just a capital city of Denmark. It is the most populous city with sights & Landmarks, Nature & Parks, Museums and Water amusement parks.

The city offers a mix cultural attraction, fine buildings, and its interior, Islamic and European art collections. The Danish people are the happiest people in the world.

Here is the list of must-place in the list are Tivoli Gardens, The Little Mermaid, Amalienborg, Rosenborg Castle, Nyhavn, Frederick’s Church, NY Carlsberg Glyptotek, Dyrehavsbakken, National Gallery of Denmark, Charlottenborg Palace and many more.

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20. Athens, Greece

Athens is unsurpassed in historical art and culture. This city is the foundation place of western evolution.

Athens is the largest city located in the heart of Greece. Only a few cities can rival the historical importance of Athens. The city is acknowledged for the science and fine arts since the centuries.

Athens is the straggling town building among the seven mythical and historic hills. The city is widely known as the birthplace of democracy and the foundation of Western evolution. The nightlife and fabulous cuisines are the best part of modern Athens.

Some of the most visit places in Athens are Acropolis of Athens, Parthenon, Acropolis Museum, Temple of Olympia Zeus, Jewish Museum of Greece, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Archaeological Museum of Piraeus, and many more.

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