15 Unexpected Cities You Need To See (& Can Afford!)

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There's far more to experience in Europe than its most popular (and most Instagrammed) cities. For every Paris or London, there is a yet undiscovered city located off the beaten path. And you can be the one to unlock its secrets.

Ahead, we've selected 15 cities you may not have considered for your next European jaunt — but should. All are relatively affordable and worth a trip, even if it’s just for a long weekend. Sure, you can still go to Paris (and photograph the Eiffel Tower), but sometimes, it’s good to try something new.