Top 10 European destinations

Lonely Planet’s travel experts have been scouring the remote coastlines, buzzing cities and unheralded regions of Europe in search of the best places to visit this year.

From bear-stalked forests to vineyard-ringed towns, these 10 destinations are the most exciting spots on the continent right now – a mixture of reinvigorated mainstays and lesser-known marvels that feel primed to step into the spotlight in 2019.

All you have to do is decide where to go first.

Best in Europe 2019