If you are planning a euro trip and are hard-pressed on time, we’ve got you covered. Transport reservation platform GoEuro has come up with a list of best European cities that you can very well cover in 2-3 days. Thanks to its many qualities, Barcelona has been rated the best destination.
GoEuro studied various price-based criteria relating to nightlife, accommodation and more to draw up a list of Europe’s top cities for weekenders.
For each city, GoEuro studied the nightlife — the number of bars and clubs open late and the average price of a beer — as well as activities and shopping, the price of eating out, the average cost of accommodation per person per night, and the price of public transport and taxis, giving each destination a score out of 100. The ranking is based on data from TripAdvisor and recommendations from specialists like Time Out magazine.
The Spanish city of Barcelona tops the list, with a score of 98.3 out of 100. Its buzzing nightlife and the low cost of eating out makes the city a great choice for a fun weekend away that won’t break the bank. Barcelona also comes top of the individual ranking for bars and restaurants.
Similarly, Berlin stands out for the quality of its nightlife. Although the German capital comes third (95.8/100) in the general ranking, the city comes top in this particular field.
This will come as little surprise to many travellers, since Berlin is a well-known hot-spot in Europe for clubbers and party-goers, and specifically for its electronic music scene. As well as Berlin, GoEuro recommends Krakow in Poland (2nd), Kiev in Ukraine (4th) and Madrid in Spain (5th) for weekenders looking to party.
Prague’s rich and diverse activities, its lively nightlife and its good-value restaurants make it for an ideal getaway. (Shutterstock)
The Czech capital Prague takes second place in the general ranking, scoring 96.1/100. The city stands out from rivals on the podium thank to the wealth of activities it offers to visitors.
Although the birthplace of Kafka can’t match the British capital London (1st) or France’s Paris (2nd) on that front, the combination of Prague’s rich and diverse activities, its lively nightlife and its good-value restaurants sees the city take second place overall.
The 10 best European cities for weekend breaks
1. Barcelona, Spain
2. Prague, Czech Republic
3 Berlin, Germany
4. Madrid, Spain
5. London, United Kingdom
6. Paris, France
7. Lisbon, Portugal
8. Krakow, Poland
9. Budapest, Hungary
10. Seville, Spain