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Summer Vacations in Europe


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Summer Vacation in Europe

Summer in Europe is like no other. Bask under the Spanish sun while sipping on a glass of sangria, stroll along the French riviera, admiring yachts as they pass by the shore, discover history by hiking around the ancient Greek ruins, or roam around Tuscan vineyards while tasting Chianti. Regardless of their preference, travelers will have access to some of the world's most fantastic sightseeing opportunities if they decide to spend their summer vacation in Europe.

Summer Vacations in Europe: Top Accommodations

Bungalow Wesenberg
Aug 31 - Sep 7
$71 per night
Bungalow ∙ 5 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful Bungalow in Wesenberg with Patio

Wesenberg, Mecklenburgische Seenplatte, Germany
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House Bergen aan Zee
Sep 7 - Sep 14
$130 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

House in Bergen Aan Zee with Patio

Bergen aan Zee, Bergen, Netherlands
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Apartment Horumersiel
Jul 27 - Aug 3
$98 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Apartment in Horumersiel with Pool & Patio

Horumersiel, Wangerland, Germany
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5 Most Beautiful Summer Destinations in Europe

5 Most Beautiful Summer Destinations in Europe

The choices are endless when it comes to choosing the perfect destination for a summer in Europe. These are five of the most beautiful summer destinations travelers can plan on visiting while in Europe.

  • 1. Brussels

    The capital of Belgium will be a little piece of paradise for all the foodie travelers out there. Visitors can indulge in some of the local food and beverages, such as waffles, fries, Trappist beer, and mussels, while visiting the historical monuments in Brussels.

  • 2. Málaga

    The city of Malaga is located in the Costa del Sol of Spain. Costa del Sol means the 'Coast of the Sun' in Spanish, and this should come as no surprise given the city's beautiful summer weather. Visitors can stroll around the old historic center of Málaga, lay on the beach, or if they get too hot, they can even check out an art museum such as the Centre Pompidou Málaga.

  • 3. Općina Marina

    Croatia is a popular summer destination for international travelers. Whether they seek to partake in some water sport activities, hike through nature trails, or visit historical monuments, Općina Marina offers it all.

  • 4. Reykjavík

    The capital of Iceland offers visitors the chance to admire some of the most wonderful and untouched nature the world has to offer. It is even more beautiful during the summer, while the temperature is warm and the sky is clear.

Best Places to Stay for Summer Vacations in Europe

Apartment Büsum
Sep 28 - Oct 5
$72 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Rental Apartment in Büsum with Patio

Büsum, Dithmarschen, Germany
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House Dassow
Sep 22 - Sep 29
$72 per night
House ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Vacation Home in Dassow with Yard & Patio

Dassow, Nordwestmecklenburg, Germany
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House Ringkobing
Jun 1 - Jun 8
$52 per night
House ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

House in Ringkobing with Patio, Yard & Grill

Ringkobing, Ringkøbing-Skjern Municipality, Denmark
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Frequently Asked Questions

Summer Vacations in Europe: What is the cost per night of stay?

On average, you can get a great vacation rental from $145 and get discounts up to 61%!

Summer Vacations in Europe: are there many vacation homes available for large groups?

in Europe, medium-sized groups and families should look for Apartment rental since they fit 4 guests.

Summer Vacations in Europe: what types of vacation homes are available in Europe?

There are 1,108,399 Apartment rentals and 523,965 House rentals available in Europe.

old town with a beach in italy in bird eye view
Destinations in Spain, Italy, and France that are beloved by locals but under the radar for U.S. travelers

Europe’s best kept secrets

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Want to know how to travel "like a local" when heading overseas? HomeToGo has released a list of European destinations where travelers can find truly authentic experiences in 2024.

By analyzing the top searched local destinations by Spanish, Italian, and French travelers and comparing them with those that are often overlooked by American travelers, HomeToGo has uncovered some of Europe's best kept secrets.

Destinations range from sun-kissed islands to majestic medieval cities, from France's eastern border to the southern tip of Spain. Find the full list of "local secret spots" below:

Search rank with locals
Search rank with U.S. travelers
Median Nightly Price for Vacation Homes
Median Nightly Price Per Person
Ribadesella, Asturias, Spain
Huesca, Aragon, Spain
Ávila, Castile and León, Spain
Marina di Camerota, Campania, Italy
Gaeta, Lazio, Italy
Llanes, Asturias, Spain
Palinuro, Campania, Italy
Segovia, Castile and León, Spain
Isola del Giglio, Tuscany, Italy
Noirmoutier, Pays de la Loire, France
Strasbourg, Grand Est, France
Cádiz, Andalusia, Spain
Conil de la Frontera, Andalusia, Spain
Toledo, Castilla-La Mancha, Spain

Mapped - the "local secret spots" of Spain, Italy, and France:

More about one of Spain’s local secrets:

Ribadesella ranks as the 14th most popular destination in Spain amongst Spanish holidaymakers, but it lands in 1,160th position with Americans visiting the country. Situated in the northwestern region of Asturias, this vibrant town is known for its stunning beaches, striking architecture, and the prehistoric art of the Tito Bustillo Cave.

An Italian hidden gem, in focus:

While Marina di Camerota lists as Italy’s 33rd most-searched location amongst Italians, it ranks in 2,446th place with visitors from the United States. Perched on the Cilento coast, Marina di Camerota is celebrated for its award-winning beaches. A stroll through its quaint, narrow old town lanes leads to a picturesque harbour.

Exploring an under-the-radar French island:

Amongst French holidaymakers, Noirmoutier is the 63rd most-searched destination in France. In contrast, it stands at 701st when looking at searches from American tourists. The tidal island in Vendée is known for the Passage du Gois, the stunning beaches and cliffs of Bois de la Chaise, and pretty villages such as Le Vieil.

Find the perfect "local secret spot" for your preferred type of trip:

For beach breaks:

🇪🇸 Conil de la Frontera

🇪🇸 Llanes

🇮🇹 Palinuro

🇮🇹 Isola del Giglio

For inland adventures:

🇪🇸 Toledo

🇪🇸 Segovia

🇪🇸 Ávila

🇪🇸 Huesca

🇫🇷 Strasbourg

For seaside city stays:

🇪🇸 Cádiz

🇮🇹 Gaeta

How HomeToGo produced this report:

1 Search ranks with locals are based on domestic travelers searching for holidays via (Spain), (Italy), and (France). Rankings were assigned individually per market. Observed searches took place between 20th July 2023 - 20th December 2023, with a check-in date between 1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024.

2 Search ranks by U.S. travelers are based on U.S. searches for vacation rentals in Spain, Italy, and France via Rankings were assigned individually per destination country. Observed searches took place between 20th July 2023 - 20th December 2023, with a check-in date between 1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024.

3 Prices are based on the observed median nightly prices in USD for vacation rentals available on with a check-in date between 1st January 2024 - 31st December 2024. Median nightly prices per person are based on the average advertised sleeping capacity of the vacation homes in that destination.

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