Europe has everything from those nostalgic nightclubs for hard-core party maniacs to those small-city, family places. However, the greatest thing about European trips is the distance between cities which is much shorter and thus very convenient for families! So today we’re going to share with you 10 scenic road trip destinations for families in Europe.
- Florence, Italy
Italy has so many things to offer. Beautiful winter holidays in the Alps, spectacular landscapes on Lake Garda, and those perfect summer vacations in Sardinia. Florence has to be on this list because it is a perfect place for families with kids.
When your little ones have had their fill of the Uffizi Gallery exhibits, take them for a walk along the picturesque Ponte Vecchio bridge or treat the youngsters at a gelato store. For moms and dads, there are amazing wine cellars and breathtaking monuments.
- Dublin, Ireland
Families will find Dublin handy above all else because it is one of Europe’s most accessible cities in whole Europe. Dublin’s lush green spaces, such as St. Stephen’s Green and Phoenix Park, offer a peaceful break from city explorations.
Families looking for a different perspective on tourism can sign up for a guided tour in a double-decker bus, a food tour, or – for the adventurous – a ghost tour. For the most adventurous trip for you and your fellow travellers, check out these fantastic things to do in Dublin for families.
- Gran Canaria Island, Spain
Gran Canaria is an ideal family location, with numerous activities for kids of all ages. The Canary Islands in general have a reputation for being family-friendly, and perfect for seaside vacations.
Hiking families will discover some excellent treks on Gran Canaria that are perfect for your little ones. Aside from that, this place is totally worth visiting even during the winter months, when the rest of Europe endures extreme cold.
- Edinburgh, Scotland
If you aim to have that perfect family vacation, go to Edinburgh. Explore a castle, ascend an extinct volcano, go on a Harry Potter tour (this would be a must-visit place on your list), learn about ancient history, and explore a haunted prison.
The place is very walkable thanks to Royal Mile street which is crowded with everything you ever need. Plan your flawless Scotland trip and have the time of your life.
- Normandy Coast, France
Because of its many attractions, Normandy is a very famous tourist location. A ten-day family road journey along the Normandy shore would be ideal for exploring and participating in some fun attractions along the route.
Plan your journey with 600km of stunning coastlines, golden sandy beaches, intriguing historic sites, verdant green farmland, and undulating hills full of adventures!
- Athens, Greece
Making a checklist for a family trip is a must, but in Athens even if you forget something, everything is there in the palm of your hand. It is going to be a fantastic getaway of pleasant parks and the seashore which are ideal places for families to unwind after a day of touring.
- North Wales, England
North Wales is one of the best family-friendly locations in the UK, and it’s also very cheap! If you’re looking for a conventional coastal vacation, North Wales remains one of the most accessible locations, with mountains, beautiful beaches, and activities to suit even the most demanding children and parents.
- Gothenburg, Sweden
Nordic countries are always a good choice for a family vacation. Gothenburg is one of them. In this city, families can experience a variety of activities together.
The most attractive thing to do there, for both kids and parents, is visiting their famous Liseberg entertainment park which this year celebrities 100 years of existence. There, you can all enjoy attractions like the massive wooden rollercoaster and live music.
- Ljubljana, Slovenia
Slovenia is a pretty small country, so you don’t need to rent a car to see it. If you really want to go to another side of the country, we recommend buses which are way cheaper and very convenient. Despite its small area, Ljubljana is overcrowded with exhibitions, activities and sightseeing spots that it has to be on your must-visit list, especially if you have kids.
They have many aquaparks and spas, the beautiful Soča River for picnics and even rafting and hundreds of medieval castles for sightseeing surrounded by incredible nature.
- Dalmatia, Croatia
Dalmatia, one of Croatia’s most attractive areas, will just take your breath away at first glance. Plitvice Lakes National Park, Split, Korcula, Trogir, and magnificent island Hvar are just some of the places you should visit in Dalmatia. All of these areas are not so big nor populated, so it is perfect for you little travellers.