Explore the best spring break destinations in Europe for an incredible holiday.
Hands down, Europe is one of the best spring break destinations with countless picture-perfect cities, spectacular nature, and exciting things to do.
So, have you had your eyes on Europe as your next spring break destination for 2023 or has it simply been on your bucket list for the longest time? Then you’ll want to read on. 😉
In this post, I’m going to show you the best places to go in Europe in spring and the best European cities you’d want to visit.
5 Best Spring Break Destinations in Europe
1. Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
Amsterdam is by far one of THE best spring break destinations you could travel to in Europe!
It has that charming European city vibe and architecture with narrow cobbled stones and winding canals (perfect for your Insta feed) but also an incredible nightlife & party scene.
It’s the best of both worlds, am I right? A bit of sightseeing and partying during your spring break in Europe.
I’ve been lucky enough to call Amsterdam my home for the past 10 years and I’m still amazed by its beauty every single day.
So if you’re considering Amsterdam as your next spring break destination for 2023, here are some extra resources to help you plan your trip:
10 Amazing FREE Things To Do In Amsterdam
How To Enjoy A Rainy Day In Amsterdam: 9 Fun Activities
11 Best Brunch Places in Amsterdam | A Local’s Guide
Best Cafés in Amsterdam: 11 Cool & Cozy Cafes You Need To Try
The best time to visit Amsterdam coincides actually with spring break as the months of April and May are some of the best to travel to The Netherlands. Wondering why?
One word: TULIPS.
During these months the fields in the Netherlands are in full blossom so it is the perfect time to visit! It is a must-see-in-a-lifetime scenery and a bucket list destination for many people around the world.
Check out this post for everything you need to know about visiting the tulip fields in The Netherlands.
2. Amalfi Coast (Italy)
One of the best beach spring break destinations in Europe
The Amalfi Coast in Italy is one of the most spectacular places to visit in Europe and definitely one of the best destinations for your spring break.
While it is a popular honeymoon destination it will definitely work perfectly for your spring break too! You’ll get to enjoy those amazing views of mountains bordering the Mediterranean Sea, eat incredible food and walk through the old, colorful villages of Positano, Amalfi, or Praiano.
The best part is that you’d get to visit before all the tourist crowds come in July or August and also when the temperatures are much more bearable. (it gets very hot in summer on the Amalfi Coast so visiting in spring is a much better choice!).
Steal my 5 days itinerary to the Amalfi Coast for an amazing European spring break!
3. Cote d’Azur (South of France)
The South of France, and particularly the French Riviera is another one of the best places to travel in Europe in spring and an incredible spring break destination too.
Fancy sailing across the beautiful turquoise water of the Mediterranean in St. Tropez or wandering through the picturesque city of Nice? And what about taking in all the glamour of Monaco?
Then a spring break in the South of France is a great choice!
3-4 days are sufficient to explore the most important cities on the French Riviera so you can definitely combine it with a longer European holiday that includes visiting Cinque Terre in Italy for example.
4. Cinque Terre (Italy)
Yes, Cinque Terre is definitely worth a visit during your Europe spring break as it is one of the most unique destinations on the old continent.
In case you are not familiar with it, Cinque Terre is a group of 5 gorgeous coastal villages in the Liguria region of Italy: Vernazza, Monterosso, Corniglia, Manarola, and Riomaggiore.
You will be stunned by the beautiful colored houses that border the cliffs and overlook the Mediterranean Sea.
They are all located close to each other and easily connected by train (or a hiking trail if you’re feeling brave), so planning 3 days to visit should be enough.
If you can’t manage to see them all, I would recommend choosing Vernazza, Monterosso, and Manarola. You won’t regret it.
5. Sibiu (Romania)
An underrated but also one of the best spring break destinations in Europe
Fancy paying Wednesday Adams a visit?! 😉
As you probably know, the entire hit Netflix series has been filmed in Romania, so how about exploring Transylvania as one of your upcoming spring break destinations in Europe?
Sibiu is this incredibly picturesque, medieval town, located in the heart of Transylvania, the center of Romania.
Ranked 8th in the “Forbes list of Europe’s Most Idyllic Places to Live“, Sibiu and its surroundings are one of the most-visited areas of Romania, both by foreign and local tourists.
Check out all the incredible things to in Sibiu for an amazing holiday in this wonderful city.
And there we have it, the 5 best travel destinations for your Europe spring break in 2023! I hope you found this article helpful and if any questions, just let me know in the comments below.
Happy travels! 🙂
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