As we wrap up another year, we are already spotting trending trips for 2023. If you’re planning to travel to Europe next year, you’ll be pleased to know that there are many exciting destinations to choose from. We’ve been busy planning personalized itineraries for hundreds of travelers and these are the ones that have stood out. 

Ireland & the UK

Ireland and the UK are by far our traveler’s favorite vacation destinations for many reasons. With rich histories, stunning landscapes, and vibrant cultures, they have something for everyone.

Some of the most obvious attractions in the UK are the vibrant capital cities of London and Edinburgh. Both of these bustling metropolitan cities are home to many world-class museums and galleries, as well as iconic landmarks such as the Tower of London and Edinburgh Castle. They are also known for fantastic dining and shopping scenes, making both fantastic city-stays with easy day trips to nearby regions. 

If you’re looking for a more laid-back experience, consider a trip to the picturesque countryside of the UK. From the rolling hills of the Cotswolds to the rugged coastlines of Wales and the rocky highlands of Scotland, there are endless opportunities for outdoor adventure and relaxation.

Ireland, on the other hand, is known for its stunning landscapes and friendly locals. The country’s jagged shores and rolling green hills are a paradise for hikers and outdoor enthusiasts, while its lively cities, such as Dublin, Galway, and Cork, are great places to experience the country’s vibrant culture.

Overall, the UK and Ireland are fantastic vacation destinations that offer something for everyone. Whether you’re looking for adventure, culture, or relaxation, you’re sure to find it all.

Italy & Greece

Italy and Greece have proven to be a popular combination for many of our Tenon travelers because they offer a perfect blend of culture, history, and natural beauty.

Italy is known for its stunning art and architecture, with iconic landmarks such as the Colosseum and the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This beautiful country is also home to some of the world’s finest cuisine, with its delicious pasta, pizzas, and gelatos. Italy has a rich cultural heritage, with many fascinating museums and galleries to explore.

Greece is also known for its natural scenery and rich history. The country is home to many ancient ruins, such as the Acropolis in Athens and the Temple of Apollo in Delphi. Apart from these architectural gems, Greece’s beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters make it a popular destination for outdoor enthusiasts. 

When combined, Italy and Greece offer the perfect balance of cultural exploration and – of course – relaxation. You can spend your days taking in the sights and sounds of Italy’s bustling cities, and then escape to the tranquil beauty of Greece’s beaches and islands. It’s no wonder that these two countries are a popular destination combination for many of our travelers!

Germany & Switzerland

Germany and Switzerland have been another popular pairing for our 2023 travelers. Of course, their physical closeness makes these two countries an obvious choice but there are many reasons why you would want to combine both in one epic itinerary. 

From the towering peaks of the Alps to the rolling hills of the countryside, there is no shortage of breathtaking scenery. Popular destinations like the Black Forest and Rhine River in Germany are the perfect complement to Lake Lucerne and the Matterhorn, a famous Swiss peak. While these landmarks make for amazing exploration opportunities on their own, both countries also offer charming towns and villages as well as architectural treasures like historic castles.

They’re also known for their staples in cuisine. Germany is known for its Bavarian pretzels, schnitzel, and sausages while Switzerland is the perfect destination for cheese and chocolate lovers. Yum! 

These countries can be combined easily via plane or train. Both are well-connected countries, allowing for convenient and easy access to other scenic destinations.

Iceland & Finland

With our recent expansion to the Nordic countries earlier this year, it’s not surprising that many of our travelers are now adding the beautiful countries of Denmark, Finland, Norway, and Sweden to their itineraries. For this list, we’re highlighting Iceland and Finland as a trending trip for 2023. 

Iceland has been a trending destination in recent years. Known for its breathtaking glaciers, waterfalls and geysers, it’s a unique place to visit – especially during the winter season when the Northern Lights are visible. In 2023, Iceland will also be celebrating its 100th anniversary of independence, making it an especially interesting time to visit. 

The easiest way to hop to Finland from Iceland is to fly from Reykjavik to Helsinki. Finland is known for being one of the happiest places in the world, sauna culture and Midsommar traditions. But if you’re on an epic hunt for the Northern Lights, look no further – you’re likely to find them here on a dark and clear winter night, and if you’re combining this country with Iceland, your chances are doubled!

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