Holidays in Western Europe! In the western part of Europe, you'll find everything from picturesque small towns and historical sights to beautiful beaches on the Atlantic Ocean. Let our travel tips inspire you to start planning your trip!

Click on the country you are interested in to find new ideas. All tips are based on our own or our guest writers' experiences. Let the dreams begin for a wonderful holiday in Western Europe!

Holidays in Western Europe

What is included in Western Europe may depend on your perspective. We have chosen to include the countries in the north-western part of Europe, except for the Nordic countries. This means that we include the United Kingdom, Ireland and France as well as the Benelux countries, i.e. Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. Other countries that could be included in Western Europe can be found at holidays in the Nordic countries and holidays in Central Europe.

United Kingdom and Ireland

The UK and Ireland have a lot to offer in terms of beautiful scenery and charming cities. We've travelled around Ireland and Northern Ireland by motorhome. The scenery here is dramatic, with steep cliffs, blue seas and intense green vegetation. You can also see castles or experience pub culture and music. Read more:

Winding road in Northern Ireland


France is a large country with a long history and lots of culture. Here you can experience language, food, wine and fashion. There are also plenty of historical sights such as churches, castles and remains of the Roman Empire. In addition, France offers magically beautiful nature, with gorges, mountains, valleys and lakes. And let's not forget Corsica - an absolutely magical island! Read more about the destination you are curious about:

Ardeche in France


Benelux is the collective name for Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg. The name derives from an economic union formed in the 1940s and named after the first letters of the countries' names. Today, the name describes three countries that are close to each other and have some things in common, such as shared train lines. Here you can visit lots of charming little towns and indulge in things like beer and chocolate. Read more about the country you are curious about:

Semester i västra Europa - Brygge
Canal in Bruges, Belgium

More tips for your holiday in Western Europe

You can find tips for your holiday in Western Europe by clicking on the countries above. Not sure what to choose? Here's a top list (in no particular order) of ten great holiday destinations in Western Europe:

  1. Brussels in Belgium - 18 things to see and do
  2. Gorges du Verdon in France - Europe's Grand Canyon
  3. Dramatic Cliffs of Moher - on the west coast of Ireland
  4. Ghent in Belgium - 10 things to see and do
  5. Belfast in Northern Ireland - 10 things to see and do
  6. Amsterdam in the Netherlands - 6 experiences
  7. Ardeche in France- and Pont d'Arc
  8. Game of Thrones in Northern Ireland - 10 filming locations
  9. Bruges in Belgium - 13 things to see and do
  10. The island of Port-Cros in France - exotic national park
Ghent in Belgium

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