PHOTOS: 6 Wild & Beautiful European Vacations You MUST Try! There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent abounds with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and secluded beaches to gallop—including some of the world's premiere parks and wildlife habitats. Budget Travel Wednesday, Sep 3, 2014, 1:00 PM The unique jagged mountains of Cappadocia, Turkey. (Chip Ward) Budget Travel LLC, 2016
 

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PHOTOS: 6 Wild & Beautiful European Vacations You MUST Try!

There's more to Europe than winding city streets, vibrant cafés, and beautiful museums! The continent abounds with rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and secluded beaches to gallop—including some of the world's premiere parks and wildlife habitats.

  • Cappadocia
  • Pottery from Avanos, Turkey
  • The main city in Capadoccia is Goreme, a small town with slim path streets.
  • Fresco wall painting art in Goreme caves, Turkey
  • Uchisar is the tallest village in Cappadocia
  • Clifden, Ireland
  • Connemara mountains and lake scenery, Ireland
  • Blue Lagoon - A geothermal spa in Iceland
  • Hrafntinnusker – Álftavatn leg of the Landmannalaugar hiking trail in Iceland.
  • Strokkur Geysir Iceland.
  • Donana National Park in Spain.
  • Buzzard on perch by Doñana National Park. Huelva province, Andalusia, Spain
  • Donana National Park in Spain.
  • Sand dunes in a national spanish nature park, Donana.
  • View of El Rocio, Andalucia, Spain.
  • Morning light in blair atholl.
  • Carrbridge, Cairngorms National Park
  • Corvins (or Hunyadi) Castle in Hunedoara, Romania.
  • Carpathian Mountains next to Dragobrat, Ukraine. Summer

The unique jagged mountains of Cappadocia, Turkey.

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Avanos, Turkey, is a center for pottery making.

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 The narrow streets of Goreme, the Cappadocia region’s main hub.

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Fresco paintings in a Goreme cave.

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Uchisar is the tallest village in Cappadocia.

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The historic Dan O'Hara cottage, near Clifden, Ireland.

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A taste of Connemara's enticing mountains and reflective lakes.

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A swim-up bar at Blue Lagoon geothermal spa in Iceland.

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Landmannalaugar hiking trail in Iceland.

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Iceland's dramatic Strokkur Geysir

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The visitors center at Doñana National Park, Spain.

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The bird-watcher's paradise of Doñana National Park.

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The unique landscape of Doñana National Park.

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One of Doñana's towering sand dunes.

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The funky town of El Rocio, near Doñana National Park.

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Morning light at Scotland's beautifu Blair Atholl.

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Carrbridge is an 18th-century village in the Scottish Highlands on the edge of the Cairngorms National Park.

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Historic Corvin's (or Hunyadi) Castle is one one of the spooky sights in Hunedoara, Romania.

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Romania's Carpathian Mountains are one of the wildest places on the European continent.

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