Europe’s Cool List for 2024

Finland’s largest lake, Saimaa Credit: Visit Saimaa

On Halloween, National Geographic Traveller (UK) revealed The Cool List 2024, the editors’ selection of destinations set to make the news over the next 12 months.

The Cool List identifies top places and around the world where tourism spaces benefits communities and the environment as much as the visitors and locals themselves.

The full results can be seen in the December 2023 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK), on UK newsstands from November 2.

Pat Riddell, editor of National Geographic Traveller (UK), said: “Where it’s culinary excellence, solar eclipses, night trains, new national parks, rewilding initiatives, ancient wonders revisited or cultural landmarks, we’ve curated some of the best travel destinations for the next 12 months.

“The Cool List 2024 also has a strong focus on the UK and Europe, with almost half the entries offering our readers easy access to some of the world’s most alluring destinations close to home.”

In keeping with our name, Euro Weekly News has chosen to publish the European list with plenty of tips for cool destinations next year:

  • Albanian Alps, Albania
  • Belfast, Northern Ireland
  • Emilia-Romagna, Italy
  • Europe by train
  • Galloway & Southern Ayrshire, Scotland
  • Nordland, Norway
  • North Yorkshire, England
  • Pompeii, Italy
  • Saimaa, Finland
  • Tartu, Estonia
  • UEFA Euro 24, Germany
  • Valletta, Malta
  • Wales
  • Wild Atlantic Way, Ireland

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Written by

John Smith

Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica. Having retired several years ago, the couple moved to their house in Estepona and John became a regular news writer for the EWN Media Group taking particular interest in Finance, Gibraltar and Costa del Sol Social Scene. Currently he is acting as Editorial Consultant for the paper helping to shape its future development. Share your story with us by emailing, by calling +34 951 38 61 61 or by messaging our Facebook page