If you’re thinking of visiting Europe later this summer, look no further than here. The late summer months of August and September are the ultimate time to visit these incredible destinations as the crowds have died down, and fingers crossed, the heat has let up a bit. Check out the best late-summer destinations to visit in Europe:
Cinque Terre, Italy
Prague, Czech Republic
Fall in love with Eastern Europe and stunning architecture right in Prague. These photos will have you in love before you go, and here’s a quick travel guide for those looking to escape in one of those small, big cities.
I always say this is one of Europe’s best kept secrets, and every time I think about Malta, I want to keep it to myself. The small country is set with the two main islands, Gozo and Malta. Come here to sojourn for a relaxing trip.
This Belgian destination can be so much more than its iconic canals. A destination rich in cuisine and history, come here for incredible food. (plus checkout 10 photos to inspire you to travel here)
The city of lights, love, and well, the a city scene unlike any other in the world. I come here for the shopping, eating, and strolling the endless Parisian streets. (Here’s an alternative guide to Paris for those looking for something new).
Endless canals to get lost in, incredible history, and some of the best food around makes Venice one of those year-round destinations. Experience Venetian luxury at the Hotel Metropole, and be swept away in the romance of Venetian tradition.
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1. Book Your Flights
Use Skyscanner to find the best flights. It searches 100s of airlines and websites across the globe to ensure you’re not missing out on any route options or deals.
2. Book Your Accommodations
Use Booking.com for hotels and guest houses. They have the biggest inventory and consistently offer the best rates.
3. Book Your Tours & Experiences
4. Book Your Car
Use Discover Cars or Rentalcars.com to find the best car rental deals. I recommend comparing rental agency reviews on Google to ensure you are booking with the best company in that destination, as the reviews are often more accurate than the car rental search engines.
5. Don’t Forget Airport Lounge Access
Get a Priority Pass membership to gain access to 1,400+ VIP lounges and airport experiences worldwide. The Priority Pass app is the first thing I check when I have a layover. I’ve been a member for over a decade, and having a comfortable place to relax before and between flights makes air travel so much more enjoyable.
6. Don’t Forget Travel Insurance
I never leave the country without travel insurance. It provides comprehensive protection in case anything goes wrong (ie. illness, injury, theft, and cancelations, etc.). I use it frequently for my travels to stay protected.
My favorite companies that offer the best coverage and rates are: