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This post is all about Best Places To Visit In Europe In Summer.

Summer is when Europe really does come alive! Picture sitting out with a cocktail in a beautiful European city, or swimming in the crystal clear blue waters before retiring to your lounger to bask in the summer sun - ah, absolute bliss!

However, as amazing as that sounds, this season can be an extremely busy time to visit Europe. From June to September, European cities can often be overrun with tourists, and everything tends to be that bit more expensive.

Summer is when the weather is at its best, and the longer days mean that it is the ideal time to go to Europe for some much-needed sun, sightseeing and travelling.

To help avoid the crowds, then turn your attention to visiting other stunning places in Europe which aren't as popular during the Summer and leave the really best European destinations to the shoulder seasons.

I've tried to include a mixture of popular places and ones that are more off the beaten track on this list to help you avoid the crowds and find the perfect place for you to visit in Europe this Summer!

If you do end up picking a place off this list, I'd love you to tell me in the comments at the end of the post!

This post covers Best Places To Visit In Europe In Summer.

Map Of The 30 Best Places To Visit In Europe In Summer

  • Best places for sun are in yellow on the map
  • Best places for city breaks are in pink on the map
  • Best places for adventure are in orange on the map

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Brač, Croatia

Average Temperatures in Brač (June-September):
Highs: 24°C - 28°C
Lows: 16°C - 20°C
Five Highlights of the Brač:
Visit Golden Horn beach (a.k.a Zlatni Rat)
Hike up Vidova gora
Have dinner on the waterfront in Bol
Go for a wine tasting at Stina Winery
Explore Blaca Monastery
Panoramic view of Golden Horn Beach, Brac
Golden Horn Beach, Brac

Capri, Italy

Average Temperatures in Capri (June-September):
Highs: 28°C - 32°C
Lows: 21°C - 24°C
Five Highlights of the Capri:
Relax and go swimming in the Marina Piccola
Wander through the Gardens of Augustus
Marvel at the Villa San Michele
Get a panoramic view at Belvedere Tragara
Take the chairlift to Monte Solaro

Comporta, Portugal

Average Temperatures in Comporta (June-September):
Highs: 24°C - 27°C
Lows: 16°C - 17°C
Five Highlights of the Comporta:
Sunbathe on the Praia da Comporta, Praia Do Pego or Praia do Carvalhal
Go horse riding
Try surfing
Book a dolphin watching tour
Hire a bike and go cycling through the rice paddies
Gale Beach, Comporta
Gale Beach, Comporta

Corfu, Greece

Average Temperatures in Corfu (June-September):
Highs: 25°C - 29°C
Lows: 21°C - 24°C
Five Highlights of the Corfu:
Visit Corfu Old Town
Relax on Paleokastritsa Beach
See the impressive Cape Drastis
Wonder through the Holy Monastery of Panagia Vlacherna and the Paleokastritsa Monastery
Enjoy a day at the Aqualand water park

Costa Del Sol, Spain

Average Temperatures in Malaga, Costa Del Sol (June-September):
Highs: 26°C - 29°C
Lows: 18°C - 21°C
Five Highlights of the Costa Del Sol:
Relax on one of the 120 beautiful beaches
Visit the historic town of Ronda
Wonder at the Alcazaba fortress in Malaga
Explore the British Overseas Territory of Gibraltar
Hike the Caminito del Rey (not for the faint-hearted!)
Nerja, Costa Del Sol
Nerja, Costa Del Sol

French Riviera, France

Average Temperatures in Nice, French Riviera (June-September):
Highs: 23°C - 27°C
Lows: 17°C - 20°C
Five Highlights of the French Riviera:
Unwind on the many beaches along the coastline
Admire the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Visit the gorgeous capital of the French Riviera, Nice
Gamble in Monte-Carlo
Explore the beautiful region of Provence

Mallorca, Spain

Average Temperatures in Mallorca (June-September):
Highs: 26°C - 30°C
Lows: 20°C - 24°C
Five Highlights of the Mallorca:
Relax on one of the 250 beaches
Explore the town of Palma
Walk to the Cap de Formentor for amazing views of the coastline
Tour the Drach Caves
Visit Alcudia Old Town
Port de Soller, Mallorca
Port de Soller, Mallorca

Marmaris, Turkey

Average Temperatures in Marmaris (June-September):
Highs: 29°C - 32°C
Lows: 21°C - 25°C
Five Highlights of the Marmaris:
Have a beach day at Marmaris's main beach, Uzun Yalı
Visit Marmaris Castle and Museum
Explore Marmaris National Park
Go back in time to the Amyntas Rock Tombs
Take a day trip to Rhodes

Puglia, Italy

Average Temperatures in Bari, Puglia (June-September):
Highs: 26°C - 30°C
Lows: 20°C - 23°C
Five Highlights of the Puglia Region:
Relax on the beaches in Polignano a Mare
Visit Alberobello, one of Italy's most famous small towns
Explore the 'white city' of Ostuni
Go swimming at Torre Sant’Andrea
Admire the architecture and Roman amphitheatre in Lecce 
Polignano a Mare, Puglia
Polignano a Mare, Puglia

Pula, Croatia

Average Temperatures in Pula (June-September):
Highs: 23°C - 27°C
Lows: 19°C - 23°C
Five Highlights of the Pula:
Visit one of Pula's most beautiful beaches, Ambrela Beach
Marvel at Pula Arena
Stroll around Forum Square
Admire the Arch of the Sergii
Explore the Temple of Augustus

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Athens, Greece

Average Temperatures in Athens (June-September):
Highs: 29°C - 33°C
Lows: 20°C - 23°C
Five Highlights of the Athens:
Climb the Acropolis to the Parthenon, the Erechtheion, the Arrhephorion, and the Temple of Athena Nike
Visit the Acropolis Museum
Tour the National Archaeological Museum
Stroll around Monastiraki Square
Explore the Plaka neighbourhood
Athens, Greece
Athens, Greece

Budapest, Hungary

Average Temperatures in Budapest (June-September):
Highs: 23°C - 29°C
Lows: 12°C - 16°C
Five Highlights of the Budapest:
Soak in the Széchenyi Baths
Wander around the Buda Castle, Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church
Admire the Parliament building and pay respects to the 'Shoes On The Danube'
Visit the St. Stephen's Basilica
Take a cruise down the Danube River

Copenhagen, Denmark

Average Temperatures in Copenhagen (June-September):
Highs: 18°C - 22°C
Lows: 11°C - 14°C
Five Highlights of the Copenhagen:
Explore Rosenborg Castle, Amalienborg (the Royal Palace) and Christiansborg Palace 
Climb the Round Tower for views over Copenhagen
Stroll along the old harbour, Nyhavn
See the iconic symbol of Denmark, the Little Mermaid statue
Have a fun day out at the Tivoli Gardens
Copenhagen, Denmark
Copenhagen, Denmark

Dublin, Ireland

Average Temperatures in Dublin (June-September):
Highs: 18°C - 20°C
Lows: 11°C - 13°C
Five Highlights of the Dublin:
Party in the Temple Bar
Pour your own pint at the Guinness Storehouse
Visit the magnificent library at Trinity College
Learn more about the history of the city at 'The Little Museum of Dublin'
Explore the Kilmainham Gaol Museum

Edinburgh, Scotland

Average Temperatures in Edinburgh (June-September):
Highs: 17°C - 19°C
Lows: 10°C - 12°C
Five Highlights of the Edinburgh:
Walk the Royal Mile from Edinburgh Castle to the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Tour the National Museum of Scotland
Hike up Arthur's Seat
Stroll through the Royal Botanic Gardens
Be amazed at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions
Victoria Street, Edinburgh
Victoria Street, Edinburgh

Istanbul, Turkey

Average Temperatures in Istanbul (June-September):
Highs: 25°C - 29°C
Lows: 19°C - 22°C
Five Highlights of the Istanbul:
Visit the Hagia Sophia Mosque
Shop 'til you drop at the Grand Bazar
Be captivated by the Blue Mosque
Climb Galata Tower for incredible views over the city
Wander around Dolmabahce Palace

London, England

Average Temperatures in London (June-September):
Highs: 20°C - 23°C
Lows: 11°C - 13°C
Five Highlights of the London:
Go on the London Eye for panoramic views across London
See the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London
Visit Buckingham Palace
Discover 2 million years of human history at 'The British Museum'
Book tickets for a show in London's West End Theatre
Houses of Parliament, London
Houses of Parliament, London

Porto, Portugal

Average Temperatures in Porto (June-September):
Highs: 23°C - 25°C
Lows: 16°C - 18°C
Five Highlights of the Porto:
Visit Porto Cathedral
Admire the beautiful Chapel of Souls
Explore Bolsa Palace
Watch the sunset from Luis I Bridge
Cruise down the Douro River

Vienna, Austria

Average Temperatures in Vienna (June-September):
Highs: 22°C - 27°C
Lows: 12°C - 16°C
Five Highlights of the Vienna:
Be wowed by the magnificent Schönbrunn Palace
Visit the Hofburg Palace
Climb to the top of St Stephen's Cathedral
Explore the Belvedere Palace
Watch an opera at the Vienna State Opera
Hofburg Palace, Vienna
Hofburg Palace, Vienna

Zagreb, Croatia

Average Temperatures in Zagreb (June-September):
Highs: 23°C - 29°C
Lows: 12°C - 17°C
Five Highlights of the Zagreb:
Visit the Cathedral of Zagreb
Admire the roof of the Church of St Mark
Have a picnic in Park Maksimir
Relax with dinner and drinks in the Ban Jelačić Square
Tour the quirky Museum of Broken Relationships

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Dolomites, Italy

Average Temperatures in Bolzano, Dolomites (June-September):
Highs: 19°C - 24°C
Lows: 8°C - 12°C
Five Highlights of the Dolomites:
Hike Tre Cime di Lavaredo
Gaze upon the famous Lago di Braies
Drive to the Gardena Pass
Visit the Val di Funes
Trek to Cadini di Misurina
Dolomites, Italy
Dolomites, Italy

Bay of Kotor, Montenegro

Average Temperatures in Kotor (June-September):
Highs: 23°C - 28°C
Lows: 15°C - 19°C
Five Highlights of the Kotor:
Explore Kotor Old City
Walk some of the Kotor City Walls
Hike to Kotor Fortress
Take a boat trip to 'Our Lady of the Rocks'
Wander around Perast

Interlaken, Switzerland

Average Temperatures in Interlaken (June-September):
Highs: 14°C - 18°C
Lows: 4°C - 8°C
Five Highlights of the Interlaken:
Hike to Harder Kulm
Take the cogwheel Schynige Platte train
Have a picnic in Höhematte
Visit Switzerland's only open-air museum, Ballenberg
Go paragliding
Interlaken, Switzerland
Interlaken, Switzerland

Island Hopping, Croatia

Average Temperatures in Hvar (June-September):
Highs: 24°C - 27°C
Lows: 20°C - 24°C
Five Highlights of Island Hopping in Croatia:
Visit the Golden Horn beach in Brač
Watch the sunset from Fortica Fortress in Hvar
Go on a guided tour to the Blue Cave on Biševo Island
Book a tasting at one of the local wineries on Korčula
Explore Vis, the island where Mamma Mia 2 was filmed

Lake Bled, Slovenia

Average Temperatures in Lake Bled (June-September):
Highs: 19°C - 24°C
Lows: 9°C - 14°C
Five Highlights of Lake Bled:
Visit Bled Castle
Hire an canoe boat and row out to Bled Island
Explore Triglav National Park
Soak up the views from the Ojstrica lookout point
Ride down the Straža Bled toboggan
Lake Bled, Slovenia
Lake Bled, Slovenia

Lofoten, Norway

Average Temperatures in Lofoten (June-September):
Highs: 12°C - 15°C
Lows: 8°C - 11°C
Five Highlights of Lofoten:
Go surfing on Unstad Beach
Explore the beautiful village of Reine
Hike to Reinebringen for epic views
Relax on Ramberg Beach
Go rock climbing on Svolvaergeita

Madeira, Portugal

Average Temperatures in Funchal, Madeira (June-September):
Highs: 22°C - 24°C
Lows: 18°C - 20°C
Five Highlights of Madeira:
Hike from Pico do Arieiro and Pico Ruivo
Climb Eagle Rock
Ride the Funchal Cable Car
Go swimming in the Porto Moniz Natural Pools
Wander through the Monte Palace Tropical Garden
Madeira Trail, Portugal
Madeira Trail, Portugal

Mostar, Bosnia and Herzegovina

Average Temperatures in Mostar (June-September):
Highs: 24°C - 29°C
Lows: 12°C - 16°C
Five Highlights of Mostar:
Walk over the Old Bridge Mostar
Visit the Kravica Waterfall
Explore the Koski Mehmed Pasha Mosque
Enjoy the views over Mostar from Vidikovac Fortica 
Go rafting down the Neretva River

Provence, France

Average Temperatures in Marseille, Provence (June-September):
Highs: 27°C - 32°C
Lows: 15°C - 20°C
Five Highlights of Provence:
Visit the beautiful lavender fields at Senanque Abbey
Wander through the fairytale village of Oppede
Walk along the river in Fontaine-de-Vaucluse
Go kayaking on Verdon Gorge
Explore the pristine Parc National des Calanques
Provence, France
Provence, France

Tuscany, Italy

Average Temperatures in Florence, Tuscany (June-September):
Highs: 25°C - 30°C
Lows: 14°C - 18°C
Five Highlights of the Tuscany:
Go on a vespa tour of Tuscany
Get a picture with the Leaning Tower of Pisa
Visit the beautiful city of Siena
Admire the incredible architecture in Florence
Go on a wine tasting tour at a Tuscan vineyard

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