The world promises the embrace of great new adventures in 2019, and Europe is always a stellar choice for profound traveling experiences. After all, the continent that cradled western civilization is a work of art all year round. If you’ve got your eyes set on savoring some truly astounding highlights of the Old Continent, these are three places in Europe you simply need to visit in 2019.
People tend to get overwhelmed during their tour across Italy. This antique country offers the most complete European experience imaginable filled with charming surprises – distinctive architecture, unique topographical makeup coupled with vibrant biome, captivating history and delicious cuisine! The striking way in which the preserved medieval cities blend into the geography of the peninsula is particularly noteworthy, and while Venice, Rome, Milano and Turin are irresistible architectural dreamscapes, your 2019 goals should be set on the island of Sardinia.
This sizeable chunk of land lies just off the west coast of the Apennine peninsula and it is a treasure trove of gorgeous beaches (Porto Giunco, Spiaggia di Tuerredda and Cala Mariolu are notable highlights) and an impressive assembly of cultural spots. Since it is constantly brimming with tourists, bohemians and artists, it has a surprisingly vigorous art scene which you should definitely check out. Museums, art galleries, monuments and historical buildings await a traveler that is looking for a more laid-back European experience.
2. Bavarian Alps
Of course, Europe doesn’t only boast carefully preserved historical buildings – it also has jaw-dropping natural sites. One of the regions to watch out for in 2019 are the Bavarian Alps – the region that stretches along the border of Austria. Spending the evenings in mountain lodges and following the winding mountain trails to the highlights such as Neuschwanstein Castle is in equal measure exhilarating and magical. Keep in mind that this is a part of Europe where a lot of fairytales originated, and you will be in for a real treat.
Since you will be spending time roaming around the Alpine hinterland, you should also make sure that you have an appropriate “lifeline” in your pocket in case something goes awry while you are in the wild. Of course, since you are far beyond the range of your home network, it would be financially prudent to get an exclusive Europe SIM card which can easily be purchased in Australia. It will give you leeway in form of impeccable coverage and an impressive package of free texts and messages to European numbers. This should have you covered in case you severely spring your ankle in the woods and need to call local emergency services.
Let’s get one thing out of the way – climate change is bad and we should do everything in our power to appease Mother Nature with environmentally responsible behavior. However, it appears that the flux of temperatures and climate conditions have been quite a game changer for London. While the very mention of the city traditionally invokes the idea of rainy and gloomy weather, 2018 has been very generous to London with the sunny days, which is, if the trend stays consistent, an additional reason to visit the city that is already a legendary tourist destination for active travelers.
Plan a prolonged visit during the following summer so you can enjoy an exhaustive experience filled with social activities and event-chasing. Hit the streets of this gleaming cultural capital of the world in search of the next big thrill but also seize the opportunity to tour museums – something this city is particularly renowned for.
If these three destinations do not floor you, hardly anything will. Europe is a captivating diorama of enchanting locales that are, quite literally, the stuff of fairytales and fables which have nurtured the world since time immemorial. A pilgrimage across this culturally intricate continent infuses every traveler with profound vigor that is practically impossible to describe – it needs to be experienced.