11 Underrated Summer Travel Ideas in Europe

Escape tourist crowds in Provence by exploring outdoor art trails in Marseille and Chateau la Coste, featuring contemporary art in scenic settings.

Visit central Portugal's sandy river beaches for warm waters, natural beauty, and social hubs for swimming, kayaking, and beach bar relaxation.

Start the Trans Dinarica Cycle Route in Kobarid, Slovenia, and bike through the Balkans, experiencing dramatic landscapes and local wines.

Discover Estonia's Saaremaa island, known for affordable spa hotels, historical Kuressaare castle, and the impressive Kaali meteorite crater.

Chase sunsets in Berlin at hidden rooftop bars like Klunkerkranich, Viktoriapark's war memorial, Tempelhofer Feld, and River Spree cruises.

Explore Greece's Sitia Geopark in eastern Crete, home to endangered species, the Gorge of the Dead, and Europe’s only palm forest.

Embark on an adventure through Albania's Cold War bunkers, from art-filled BunkArt in Tirana to derelict structures in remote locations.

Drive Scotland's North East 250 route for castles, wildlife, and whisky distilleries, including Braemar Castle, Glenlivet, and Newburgh Beach's seal colony.

Indulge in Copenhagen's ice cream scene, trying unique flavors at Andersen & Maillard, Coffee Collective, and retro-themed Ismageriet.

Sail Croatia's lesser-known islands from Zadar on line 401, visiting tranquil Ist, Olib, Silba, and Premuda for a serene experience.

Experience shepherd life in the Pyrenees, learning traditional practices and enjoying the serene mountain landscape in Vallée d’Ossau and Vallée d’Aspe.