15 Best European Cities To Explore When You Only Have One Day

Although we all know going to Europe for one day is impractical and not cost-effective, it’s fun to dream and see what European cities land on the top of people’s travel bucket lists. 

We’ve suggested one or two prominent landmarks or suggested activities in each city, although simply exploring the city’s center or downtown area is also an option. 

Seville Spain

Check out the breathtaking architecture of the Alcázar Palace and gardens. A few scenes from Game of Thrones were shot here, so if you’re a fan of the show, you’ll likely recognize some spots. 

Lisbon Portugal

If there is just one landmark you visit when touring through the Portuguese capital, make it the Torre de Belém.  

Prague Czech Republic

Stroll across Charles Bridge, which is one of the world’s most iconic pedestrian bridges. The bridge connects Old Town to Mala Strana and offers beautiful sunset views. 

Budapest Hungary

Visit the Shoes Memorial on Danube Bank. The sculpture series is a memorial to people who were at the riverbank by a fascist group during World War II.  

Florence Italy

Explore Pitti Palace, which the famous Medici family once inhabited. Admire the art, expansive grounds, and on-site museums. 

Edinburgh Scotland

Travel the cobbled streets, historic houses, and picturesque little squares of Old Town Edinburgh, and visit the shops along the Royal Mile. 

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