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Best Summer Destinations in Europe

Choose your perfect summer destinations in Europe

It is always a good time to travel to Europe, although a trip in the summer, from May to September, is perfect to enjoy the sunny weather, walk in short sleeves through places like Copenhagen, Zagreb or Warsaw and discover its old town charm. Explore the Alps, visit some of the world's most stunning monuments, or simply soak up the summer feeling on the lovely beaches of Spain, Italy, the French Riviera, the coast of Croatia or the Greek islands.

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A journey into the rich history

Europe has a long and fascinating history that dates back thousands of years ago. Over time different cultures have developed here including Greek civilization which was one of the earliest known civilizations in Europe as well as Roman Empire which left behind many impressive monuments such as Coliseum and Parthenon, both still standing today across cities like Rome and Athens respectively. During Middle Ages feudalism was dominant system throughout much part of European countries while Renaissance period brought new ideas about art and science that shaped modern day Europe as we know today.

Experience the ultimate summer vacation

An immense diversity and beauty, with each country offering its own unique culture, history, and attractions. From the snow-capped peaks of the Alps to the sunny beaches of Spain, Europe has something for everyone. From captivating landmarks such as the Eiffel Tower in Paris and Big Ben in London to majestic wonders such as Mount Etna or Croatia's Plitvice Lakes National Park, it's a continental kaleidoscope that will leave you spellbound! Discover the best summer destinations in Europe, book our best flight deals and fly your next adventure!

Top Condor Summer European Destinations

View of the Römerplatz in Frankfurt on a summer day

Nonstop flights to Frankfurt

Considered one of the best European cities and the economic hub of Germany, Frankfurt sounds like a destination for business travelers, but it also has so much more to offer for those looking for a unique summer trip. Soak up the city's rich cultural heritage by visiting top attractions such as the Römerberg, the world-renowned Städel Art Museum, the Frankfurt Cathedral, or the elegant Goethe House. Frankfurt is known for its excellent cuisine, so foodies can enjoy the famous "green sauce", a local specialty made with fresh herbs.

Head outside the city to the Rhine Valley, where you'll find quaint towns, medieval castles, and vineyards producing some of Europe's finest wines. Frankfurt is also home to some unique places - like the Kleinmarkthalle market, with its vibrant stalls and funky atmosphere.

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Discovering charming towns: Paris

The city of love, the city of lights... Paris is one of the most visited and beautiful towns in the world. A visit to Paris is not only about seeing its magnificent landmarks, which include the Eiffel Tower, the Arc de Triomphe, and Notre Dame- it’s also about experiencing its charming streets, chic cafés and bistros, and its exquisite culture. The city offers a year-round experience with its unique blend of traditional and modern, and its world-famous food scene. From traditional French dishes like Escargot, Crème Brûlée, and Croissants to global cuisine, Paris is truly a gastronomic paradise.

Additionally, exploring unique places like the Musée Du Louvre, Avenue des Champs-Élysées, and Montmartre is a must. With its town charm and a contagious energy, Paris is unlike any other city in the world.

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City view of Paris with the Eiffel Tower
View of the Forum Romanum in Rome at night

Rome, a summer trip to the Eternal City

Discover one of the most important European capitals. Rome is a must-visit destination for anyone who wants to immerse themselves in ancient history, art, and culture. Visits to iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum, the Pantheon and the Forum should be at the top of your bucket list. However, Rome is much more than just sightseeing; it's also about savoring delicious Italian cuisine filled with authentic pizzas, pastas, and gelato. After all, what is a trip to Italy without tasting some of the best food in the world?

You can also get out of the city and explore the surrounding areas, such as Tivoli, known for its beautiful gardens, and Ostia Antica, where you can explore the ruins of an ancient port city. Let the Eternal City inspire your next adventure.

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Amsterdam, one of the best summer destinations

Welcome to Amsterdam, one of the most modern metropolis in Europe, the city of bikes, canals, and a never-ending list of exciting places to visit! The Dutch capital is full of surprises, from its lovely neighborhoods and markets to its iconic museums and vibrant nightlife. Hop on a bike and explore the city like a local, passing through the picturesque canals, colorful buildings, and landmarks such as the Rijksmuseum, the Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Take a break in one of the many parks or Amsterdam's famous Vondelpark, where locals come to relax and soak up the sun.

Experience also the breathtaking countryside and charming Dutch towns, such as the famous windmill-strewn village of Zaanse Schans.

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View of the canal promenade in Amsterdam with pink and red tulips
View of the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona

Barcelona, Mediterranean way of life

Barcelona, one of the best summer holiday destinations, combining Mediterranean charm with modern living. The city has everything a traveler could want: art and culture, delicious food, sandy beaches, and incredible architecture. Don't miss a visit the Sagrada Familia, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Casa Batlló and the Park Güell. The enchanting Gothic Quarter is an absolute must, as it is steeped in history and the narrow, winding streets will make you feel as if you have stepped back in time.

Did you know that Barcelona host some of the most popular music festivals during the summer months? The Sónar and Primavera Sound are only some of them. With so much to see, to do and to savour, Barcelona is an exciting destination that you should include in your European summer trip.

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Vienna, the Imperial City

Vienna, the vibrant city of music, art, and culture, is a perfect destination to explore during the summer holidays. The city boasts an array of notable landmarks, including the captivating Schönbrunn Palace, the grand St. Stephen's Cathedral, and the opulent Hofburg Palace. Vienna is renowned for its traditional pastry, Sachertorte. This delicious chocolate cake is a must-try, an experience that will tantalize even the most distinguished palates.

Vienna can be easily combined with other European cities, such as the romantic Venice or the magical Budapest, making it the perfect starting point for any European adventure. Escape from the routine and come to Vienna to experience the cosmopolitan and cultured charm of this enchanting city.

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View of the Hundertwasser House in Vienna
View of the Milan Cathedral at night

Milan, fashion and culture

Milan is a must-visit in our list of European summer destinations. The city is known for its art, history and exquisite cuisine. Visit Santa María delle Grazie and the stunning Gothic Milan Cathedral, or as the locals call it, "Duomo di Milano," that took nearly 600 years to build; explore the Piazza del Duomo, take a stroll through the fashionable and chic Quadrilatero della moda district and make sure to take a lot of pictures. While in Milan, don't forget to try the famous Milanese dish 'Risotto alla Milanese', a delicious rice dish cooked with saffron.

When exploring the surrounding areas, Lake Como should be on your bucket list, famous for its stunning views and the extravagant villas that line its shores. Milan and its surrounding areas offer a fantastic blend of culture, history, and picturesque scenery, making it an ideal destination when visiting Europe.

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Berlin, the coolest city in Europe?

You decide, but before, nothing better than a trip to the German capital. Berlin, the perfect destination to visit during the summer months, it´s known for its history, vibrant atmosphere and its bustling nightlife. While there are plenty of places to see and explore in the city, the most important ones include the Berlin Wall, Brandenburg Gate, and the Reichstag Building. The city's creative energy is palpable, making Berlin the ideal place for artists and art lovers. Berlin's nightlife is unparalleled with its many bars, clubs, and music venues.

If you are looking to explore the outskirts of the city, there are many places nearby, such as Potsdam and the Spreewald biosphere reserve, that offer picturesque landscapes and unforgettable experiences. Berlin has something for everyone and promises to be a memorable vacation that you will treasure forever.

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View of the Berlin Cathedral from the river
View of the Charles Bridge in Prague from the river

Prague, the Golden City

Prague is a perfect choice for the summer months, offering endless opportunities to explore its captivating culture and historic buildings and landmarks, such as the breathtaking Old Town Square, the awe-inspiring Charles Bridge, and the iconic Prague Castle, just to name a few. What sets Prague apart from other cities, however, is its rich musical and artistic heritage. From classical concerts to black theater performances. Prague is also full of curiosities, such as the eerie Sedlec Ossuary (also known as the Bone Church).

For those who want to make the most of their trip, Prague is the perfect jumping-off point for exploring other European cities, the most popular combination is Prague-Vienna-Budapest, but what about combining the Golden city with Munich and Leipzig

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Palma, discover the best beaches in Europe

Majorca, in the Balearic Islands, is one of the best European summer destinations in Europe. The island is a great destination for nature lovers, who can enjoy the Sierra de Tramontana (UNESCO World Heritage Site) and, of course, its stunning beaches and coves with crystal clear water and white sand bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. Don't miss its picturesque villages, such as Pollença and Alcúdia, and its delicious cuisine with Mediterrean flavours. For a more cosmopolitan experience, the city center of Palma is a vibrant hub of activity, with a vibrant nightlife, buzzing cafes and fashionable boutiques.

You can also complete your trip with a short flight or boat trip from Majorca to the nearby islands of Ibiza, to enjoy its beauty and vibrant nightlife, or Menorca, a haven of peace with spectacular beaches and beautiful villages.

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View of the Palma Cathedral
View of the Acropolis in Athens

Athens, the City of Gods

The Greek capital is consistently ranked among the top 10 historic cities in the world. Athens is one of the best summer destinations for travelers who want to immerse themselves in Greek culture, cuisine and history. The city boasts a number of ancient landmarks, such as the Acropolis and the Parthenon, that provide a fascinating glimpse into ancient Greek civilization, and it's also a gourmet paradise for food lovers! From authentic Greek souvlaki to indulgent baklava. Head to the Plaka, a lively neighborhood of colorful cafes, bars and restaurants, to experience the heart of the city's culinary scene.

Planning to combine Athens with a Greek island? Take a ferry and explore the beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters of iconic islands like Santorini and Mikonos to soak up the Mediterranean sun and experience the vibrant nightlife.

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Lisbon, the City of the Seven Hills

Imagine an adventure during the summer months in a place that tastes of authenticity and combines past and present in a way that only Portugal can. Welcome to Lisbon! This beautiful city, bathed by the Atlantic Ocean, will tantalize your senses with its exquisite cuisine, vibrant music and wondrous curiosities. Take a stroll through the historic Alfama quarter, indulge in a seafood feast, and immerse yourself in the sounds of fado - a soulful musical genre unique to Portugal. 

But why stop at Lisbon? Combine your trip with other stunning locations such as the beautiful city of Porto or the vibrant capital of Spain, Madrid. Lisbon is the perfect summer destination for travelers who want to experience something truly captivating.

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View of the beautiful houses of Lisbon with the sea on the horizon.

Further interesting information for your travel:

How is the weather in Europe in Summer?

From May-June through September, you will find a wide range of temperatures in Europe, from the mildest in Scandinavia or Central Europe, with maximum temperatures around 24°C (75°F), to the warmest in the south of the continent and on the Mediterranean coast, where you can cool off in its wonderful waters.

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