A trip to Europe wouldn’t be complete without photo documentation. If you’re planning to hit all the major haunts on the continent there are some exceptionally Instagrammable sights that just have to be taken advantage of.
Grab your camera, maybe a good friend or two, and get ready to be creative. These iconic photos are can’t miss opportunities when traveling in Europe. How many of these can you get in one trip?
Stand under the Eiffel Tower in Paris.
Is there anything more iconic in France than the Eiffel Tower? Get your camera at a low angle and strike your best pose under the monstrous monument. For a photographic bonus, pack a picnic and grab a few friends to pose with on a summer day under the tower.
Three London icons in one.
Venture across the river to where the London Eye is and find the perfect spot where you can get the London Eye, Big Ben and Westminster Abbey all in one shot. Time your visit appropriately and catch the sun setting behind Big Ben for an even more iconic shot.
A funny stance with the Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy.
This is a challenging photo opportunity. Everyone takes the classic photo of them holding up the tower, but try to get creative with it. Some of the most iconic shots of this famous landmark are the funniest ones. Scale is in your favor with this landmark, think karate kicks.
Looking really small at the Colosseum in Rome.
The Colosseum is an UNESCO world heritage site and a can’t miss stop in Rome. One of the best photos to get is a two-person job. One person walks the mile and a half trek to the other side or the base of the Colosseum while their friend snaps the picture of them looking teeny tiny in the gigantic monument.
Mimic the Beatles album cover at Abbey road in London.
Find the white stripes on Abbey road and do your best stoic walk across the street. Sure, you may get some honks as the street is still used as a street. Try dressing from the genre for an even better photo opp!
Drinking a Guinness in Ireland.
Is there anything more Irish to do in Ireland than drink a beer? Only if that beer is a Guinness. If you want the most iconic photo of all, drink a beer at the Guinness at the Guinness factory after completing one of their famous tours.
Tossing a coin into the Trevi Fountain in Italy.
The Trevi Fountain has a slew of rumors surrounding its waters from drinking a glass of it to ensure good fortune to tossing a coin in to ensure a return to Rome. This iconic landmark has been the subject of many Hollywood films over the years so be sure to snap a picture of you tossing your coin in. Make sure to make a good wish, because, well, you never really know.