Hello Blooming Worlders,
The Spring holidays are over. However, some of us had no opportunity to have some Spring Break adventure and still would like to spend one of the remaining weekends of May enjoying the views of a foreign city. I suggest to check five affordable European destinations with a great weather for a trip for a weekend getaway.

So, five destinations:

1. Sorrento, Campania, Italy

Sorrento, Campania, Italy

A pleasant place on the rocky peninsula with a very nice architecture, shops and outdoor cafes. Sorrento is just less than an hour away from the Naples Airport. This is a picturesque town filled with charming streets, blooming gardens, pleasant beaches and beautiful hillsides. If you are a historic sites lover, this city is a jumping-off point for visiting Pompeii and island of Capri. Don’t forget to visit Museo Correale di Terranova and watch the sunset from atop the hill, you will enjoy a stunning view for sure!

Sorrento, Campania, Italy

Weather: +23ºC
Average cost for accommodation (per night): 60€
Average cost for food (per person): 9-15€
Must see places: Cattedrale dei Santi Filippo e Giacomo; Museo Archeologico Territoriale della Penisola Sorrentina; Basilica di Sant’Antonino; Marina Grande and Marina Piccola.

For more information, please visit the official website.

2. Vienna, Austria

Vienna, Austria

One of the greatest and culturally richest capitals of Europe. Vienna is a splendid city bursting with excellent  cafés, bars, shops and street markets. There are plenty of reasons to fall in love with this city. From its musical legacy to majestic architecture, this city steeped in history and holds on to its traditions. However, Vienna is a very diverse and colorful city. It’s a place full of life and there is a lot of things to see and places to go.

Vienna, Austria, Café

Weather: +25ºC
Average cost for accommodation (per night): 95€
Average cost for food (per person): 6-12€
Must see places: Schönbrunn Palace; Hofburg Palace; Ringstrasse; Kunsthistorisches Museum; St. Stephen’s Cathedral;

For more information, please visit the official website.

3. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal, Yellow Train, five destinations

What’s the best way to spend a May’s weekend, than visiting seven hillsides and enjoy the sunny panorama of Tagus River? Relax on an esplanade, sipping a cup of strong expresso and eating famous custard pies? Deep-rooted traditions, stunning architecture, rich and delicious cuisine, buzzing nightlife and urban beaches converted Lisbon into a top destination for travelers.

Weather: +27ºC
Average cost for accommodation (per night): 60€-110€
Average cost for food (per person): 15€-30€
Must see places: Jerónimos Monastery; Belém Tower; St. George Castle; Carmo Convent; Park and National Palace of Pena; Quinta da Regaleira;

For more information, please visit the official website.

4. Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona is another top destination in the Iberian Peninsula. This city has everything for everyone. From Gothic architecture lovers to crazy night lifers, this city exudes infectious energy, that will make you want to dig deeper into its vibrant culture and history. Wherever you go in Barcelona, you’ll find beautiful hidden squares, outdoor markets, restaurants, cafes that will captivate you interest.

Weather: +21ºC
Average cost for accommodation (per night): 55€-135€
Average cost for food (per person): 10€-20
Must go places: Sagrada Família; Park Güell; Magic Fountan of Montjuïc; Barcelona Cathedral; Park de la Ciutadella; Montserrat;

For more information, please visit the official website.

5. Santorini, Greece

There’s no place like Santorini. Hundreds of bright white building gathered together on a volcanic cliff  washed by blue Mediterranean Sea offer the most stunning views in the whole world. The month of May is one of the best months to visit this island, since it is less crowded and you can peacefully appreciate all its natural beauty and impressive landscapes. In other words, everything you’ll see in Santorini is just breathtaking!

Weather: +22ºC
Average cost for accommodation (per night): 105€
Average cost for food (per person): 7€-12€
Must see places: Imerovigli Village; Ancient Thera; Amoudi Bay, Thirassia island and every tour you can actually book, because everywhere you go and everything you do in Santorini, will be just majestic!

For more information, please visit the official website.


So these are my suggestions for an affordable weekend getaway in Europe during the month of May.

I wish you all a great weekend!

Lots of Love,

Blooming Blonde

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