New data from SquareMouth reveals that Europe is a hot destination for Americans in 2019. A much higher number of Americans are spending their vacation days in European destinations this year. Arrivals in Europe among American tourists are up by about 29 percent compared to 2018. What are the hottest vacation spots for Americans heading to Europe in 2019? Take a look from 1 to 10:

  • Italy
  • France
  • United Kingdom
  • Spain
  • Germany
  • Ireland
  • Greece
  • Portugal
  • Netherlands
  • Switzerland

There are some interesting trends emerging at the moment when it comes to Americans traveling to Europe. The average cost for a trip to any of the destinations listed above is $3,815. That's actually about 6 percent cheaper than last year. Travelers enjoying Greece actually spend the most. Travelers taking in the sights and sounds of Spain spend the least.

It turns out that different generations have their own preferences when it comes to the top cities to visit in Europe. Spain is seeing a big spike in American visitors belonging to Generation Z. Millennials love the Netherlands. In fact, there has been an increase of 92 percent when it comes to the number of millennial Americans heading to the Netherlands. Generation X travelers are loving Switzerland and Germany at the moment. Travel among Americans belonging to Gen X is up by 54 percent for Switzerland and 22 percent for Germany. Baby boomers are all about Greece at the moment. Trips to Greece among that generation are up by 40 percent.

What other interesting findings are being revealed about American travelers heading to Europe in 2019? More travelers are concerned with terrorism. In fact, the number of travelers buying policies that include terrorism coverage has gone up up by 41 percent when compared to last year.

Scott Dylan is a contributing writer at and has been to (almost) every country in North, Central and South America with nothing more than a backpack, a laptop and the desire to explore. He speaks Spanish fluently and has logged enough time in planes, trains, rideshares, buses, taxis and rickshaws to know how to rack up rewards and points to get anywhere his heart desires for pennies on the dollar. Email: