Choosing the best cities for girl trips in Europe depends on your interests, the number of people travelling and your budget.
The continent of Europe is home to 44 countries with scenic landscapes, historic war relics, medieval castles, picturesque beaches, timeless artefacts, and magnificent festivals– there’s something for everyone in Europe.
If you’re ready to step outside of your comfort and time zone, here are some suggestions for your next girls’ trip.
Iconic Cities for Girl Trips in Europe
Europe is home to some of the world’s most visited cities. What is so special about them is that they never stand still. Visitors will naturally make a beeline to the iconic sights.
Located just 90 minutes from the capital city of Ireland – Dublin. Galway is a vibrant town
With 20 million visitors every year (pre-covid), it’s no surprise that the second spot on the list of the most visited city in Europe by tourists lists is occupied by the city of love, Paris.
Paris is a great place to visit for delicious food, shopping opportunities, enjoying café culture, admiring art collections, the parks and gardens, and of course seeing the iconic sights with your friends. After all, what’s Paris without the Eiffel Tower or the Louvre?
London has it all! Home to many iconic landmarks, such as Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, the London Eye, a ton of museums and galleries, spectacular libraries, gardens, unique train stations, and more. No matter how long you spend in London, you’ll never have fascinating sights to visit.
Best Hidden Gems in Europe for Girl Trips
Europe has lots of lesser-known countries that you should add to your bucketlist:
Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Andorra la Vella is located high up in the Pyrenees mountain range, squeezed in between the north of France and the south of Spain.
This beautiful little sovereign state is known for their ski resorts and duty-free shopping. Its geographical location also makes it one of the best countries in Europe for mountain and nature treks!
Cheapest European Cities for Girl Trips
Depending on your travel style, a girls’ trip to Europe can either be very affordable or extremely expensive. Flight tickets are the most expensive part of planning a trip to any European country – especially if you’re travelling from the African continent.
The best thing to do in order to save money is to plan accordingly, book things in advance and don’t visit during the summer months (May to July) as it’s high tourist season and accommodation and plane tickets will be expensive.
Nestled on the border of Asia and Europe, Istanbul is one of Europe’s most beautiful cities for girls’ trips.
There are many reasons to visit Turkey, but the city of Istanbul is known for its fascinating history, intricate architecture, food, and the best shopping in all of Europe. People travel from all across the globe to shop in Istanbul!
Georgia is a country where history and outdoor enthusiasts will have the feeling they’ve been transported to the past while walking through the villages and towns. The country is known for its medieval fortresses and monasteries, green hills, majestic mountains, deep caves, and rocky beaches.
Hungary is one of the most affordable countries to visit in Europe. Budapest – the capital city of Hungary is known for its breathtaking architecture, thriving food scene and the Széchenyi Thermal Baths. It’s the ultimate budget-friendly spot in Europe.
Join a Girls’ Trip
Are you looking to join an upcoming girls’ trip or do you need assistance with planning a trip for you and your friends? Look no further than Escapes by LB.
Our trips are designed by solo travellers for solo travellers. This means you don’t need to book with a friend, we won’t be rushing you around ticking boxes and there will be plenty of time to customise your trip to your liking – you can visit other places during your free time or even extend your trip and visit other destinations.
We aim to give you the ultimate experience, from once-in-a-lifetime experiences to cultural immersion, and making lifelong friends along the way!