1.) Iceland

At the topmost corner of Europe, Iceland sits around a 2.5-hour flight from London and about 5 hours or so from NYC. This kinda makes it a really easy country to visit if you’re hopping over from across the pond.

Not only that, but some Icelandic airlines also offer free stopovers so you can easily pop here for a week and then continue to the rest of Europe, too. It’s a great way to explore some of the best countries in Europe all in one go.

2.) Norway

Northern Europe is probably one of the best areas to explore. Filled with spectacular scenery and totally friendly people it’s is one of my favourite regions to explore; especially in all the Nordic countries.

Once here, make sure to check out some of the best things to do in Norway that are dotted all across the country. Plus, make sure to visit places like Tromso in the Arctic Circle or head to the things to do in Oslo, too.

Also, every stop to Norway should include the world-famous Fjords, too. After all, it’s one of the best countries in Europe to see them.

Now, some of my favourites have to be the Aurlandsfjord or Geirangerfjord, they’re stunning and there are even opportunities to whale watch right within the Fjords, too.

3.) England

I know I might be biased, but I do love some of the beautiful places in England to go exploring. Honestly, it’s one of the best countries in Europe to visit that’s totally different depending on the regions you visit.

For instance, you’ve got the incredible areas of London to visit but also historic cities like Bath, Cambridge and York, too. Not only that, you’ve got stunning regions like the Cotswolds and also the beautiful places in Cornwall, too.

Truth be told, even if you only organised a trip to London, you can still head on quite a few day trips across England.

4.) France

France is another gem of a country to explore in Europe; not least because of how diverse the country is. Of course you’ve got the stunning places in Paris to see, but what makes France totally special is the regions that are dotted all across the country.

For instance, there is a heap of incredible spots to see in the South of France; especially in smaller (historic) cities like; Nimes and Carcassonne.

Afterwards, make sure to explore other regions like the West of France and also that of Brittany in the north, too. Also, don’t forget to visit Bordeaux, Saint Emilion and the Dordogne Valley, too. Honestly, they’re stunning.

Also, if you’re in the south-east of France, pop around places like Montpellier or Provence with all its charming villages to explore. The whole area is picture-perfect, especially in lavender season.

If you visit in the winter months, make sure to pop over to Tignes and Val d’Isère to head on the pistes within the French Alps. They’re incredible and it’s easily one of the best countries in Europe for skiing.

5.) Greece

Greece is a beautiful country, that has some of the most picturesque Islands in all the world. Filled with lots of fresh and local Greek food, and stunning little towns, Greece is a totally charming spot to spend a few weeks (or more) exploring.

Once here, make sure to explore the mainland of Greece but also take the opportunity to visit some of the most special islands, too.

Now, Santorini is probably the most famous of the islands in Greece to visit. It’s totally stunning, especially for the sunset at Oia. That being said, you’ve also got islands like Rhodes, Mykonos, Kefalonia, Kos and Crete that all have their own charm and history, too.

Truth be told, you’re gonna be spoilt for choice when trying to decide on where in Greece to visit.