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It’s that time of year again, when Australians pack their bags, departing the cold winter months and travel overseas to all the European summer has to offer.

As our wanderlust grows just thinking of the sunny weather, crystal clear waters and breathtaking views, our resident youth travel guru, Liv King, has picked her top five destinations to visit during the European summer.

Top five destinations:

  1. Sicily, Italy
  2. Santorini, Greece
  3. Budapest, Hungary
  4. Galway, Ireland
  5. Trogir, Croatia


1. Sicily, Italy

The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is located off the toe of Italy’s boot. A memerising place, Sicily is the meeting point between Africa and Europe and is one of Italy’s most attractive destinations.

Beautiful blue waters, vast volcanic peaks and delectable Mediterranean flavours make Sicily a breathtaking city to have an unforgettable Instagram moment.

Sicily not only has six UNESCO World Heritage sites, but the city’s scenery, cuisine and architecture, makes it an enchanting European escape in the warmer months.

Top three things to see:

  • Valley of the Temples
  • Mount Etna and Mount Stromboli
  • La Pescheria – great markets


2. Santorini, Greece

We have all heard of this Island before but in case you’re reading this on a Friday afternoon, let me refresh your memory – Santorini is one of the most beautiful islands in Greece.

Situated in the southern Aegean Sea, Santorini is one of the most popular holiday destinations to travel to. The history, volcanic landscape, breathtaking sunsets and deep blue sea, make Santorini one of my top destinations to visit.

Top three things to see:

  • The sunset
  • Oia
  • Ancient Akrotiri


3. Budapest, Hungary

Budapest is not only Hungary’s capital but it is the largest city in central Europe. It is home to the third largest parliament building in the world, oh and just to prove how large the building actually is, it contains 691 rooms.

With an extensive list of things to do and see in Budapest, your European summer will never be boring. From the first underground railroad on the continent to the thermal water springs, Budapest is a sight for sore eyes.

Top three things to see:

  • Chain Bridge
  • Thermal water springs
  • Parliament Building


4. Galway, Ireland

A thriving and cultural city on the western coast of Ireland, Galway is renowned for its contemporary vibes, brightly-coloured buildings and lively festivals.

This bohemian place is the third largest city in Ireland where travellers can wander through the city’s cobble-stoned streets and along the winding promenade or explore the vibrant shop facades.

With so many things to do, places to go and restaurants to try, Galway will soon be known as ‘city that never sleeps’.

Top 3 things to see:

  • Claddagh (Galway Bay)
  • Eyre Square
  • City Museum


5. Trogir, Croatia

Listed in the UNESCO World Heritage List, Trogir is a historic Croatian town.

Travellers have the opportunity to taste the delicious seafood on offer, experience the town’s historic culture and immerse themselves in the fortress nicknamed “The Stone Beauty”.

One of the oldest and most intriguing cities on the Adriatic coast, Trogir is the ideal holiday destination to enjoy the bliss and tranquilly of a picture-perfect location.

Top 3 things to see:

  • The Riviera
  • St Michael’s Bell-tower
  • Central square


So escape the Aussie winter and jet-overseas to make your summer time dreaming a reality.