55 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Mexico & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Mexico & United States Itinerary

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Minsk, Belarus
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Berlin, Germany
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Hong Kong, China
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Sydney, Australia
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Fly to Queenstown, Bus to Te Anau
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Te Anau, New Zealand
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Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Majuro
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Majuro, Marshall Islands
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Mexico City, Mexico
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New York City, United States
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Spirit Cathedral, learn about all things military at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, pause for some serene contemplation at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Archangel Mikhail, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Minsk vacation app.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Minsk National Airport. June in Minsk sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Historic Sites
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Berlin, Germany

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at The Dresden Zwinger and East Side Gallery. You'll explore and learn at Pergamonmuseum and Topography of Terror. Change things up with a short trip to Katholische Hofkirche in Dresden (about 2 hours away). There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Berlin takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Minsk to Berlin, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trip

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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): examine the collection at Liang Yi Museum and then step off the mainland to explore Lantau island. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), then examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, then take an in-depth tour of Hong Kong Museum of History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze).

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong online trip maker.

Getting from Berlin to Hong Kong by flight takes about 17 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Hong Kong Standard Time (HKT), which is usually a 7 hour difference. In June in Hong Kong, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 32°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, explore the world behind art at Brett Whiteley Studio, visit The Rocks, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Contemporary Art, and finally browse the exhibits of Billich Gallery. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, then explore the galleries of The Rocks Discovery Museum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sydney trip planning site.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Sydney in 12.5 hours. Traveling from Hong Kong to Sydney, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, Sydney is colder than Hong Kong - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Te Anau, New Zealand

Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Doubtful Sound.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Te Anau holiday builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Sydney to Te Anau in 9.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Sydney to Te Anau due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Majuro.

Things to do in Te Anau

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
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Majuro, Marshall Islands

Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): take in the views from Majuro Bridge. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get your bearings at Alele Museum and Public Library.

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You can do a combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Majuro in 23.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and flight. In June, daytime highs in Majuro are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Mexico City.
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Mexico City, Mexico

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana), get to know the fascinating history of Zocalo, then delve into the distant past at Museo del Templo Mayor, and finally explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes. On the next day, explore the historical opulence of Chapultepec Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria de Guadalupe.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Majuro to Mexico City. The time zone changes from Marshall Islands Time (MHT) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. Traveling from Majuro in June, expect nights in Mexico City to be much colder, around 16°C, while days are little chillier, around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for travel to New York City.

Things to do in Mexico City

Historic Sites · Museums
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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Popular historic sites such as 9/11 Memorial and Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and Alley Pond Environmental Center (in Douglaston). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Mexico City to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Mexico City to New York City. Traveling from Mexico City in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in New York City, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Vila Vella (Old Town) will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Parc Guell and Casa Batllo. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Museu d'Historia de la Joguina (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, get a taste of the local shopping with La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and see the interesting displays at Joan Miro Foundation.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Barcelona takes 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Pantheon and Villa Adriana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo & Villa d'Este). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Cupola di San Pietro, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
You'll explore and learn at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and The Rosengart Collection. Friedhof Fluntern and Old Town will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Glacier Garden (Gletschergarten) (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), take in the exciting artwork at ARTBOX.GALLERY, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Zurich attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, expect Zurich to be a bit cooler, temps between 30°C and 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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Paris, France

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Visit Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Champs-Elysees for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (The Water Parterres & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen (in Rouen). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Montmartre, and browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris holiday planner.

You can do a combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Get some cultural insight at National Gallery and Westminster Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Venture out of the city with trips to The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden), The CM Booth Collection (in Rolvenden) and Stonehenge (in Amesbury). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at The Hawking Centre, enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and explore the world behind art at The British Museum.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read London trip maker tool.

Take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are slightly colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk around Vondelpark, cast your line with a fishing tour, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from London to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

Germany travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Marshall Islands travel guide

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Bridges · Nature & Parks · Churches
A chain of coral atolls and volcanic islands, Marshall Islands are probably best know for their coral reefs, which teem with marine life. A holiday in Marshall Islands is the perfect choice for anyone looking for that classic beach experience on white sand lapped by gentle warm waves. You'll probably spend most of your time there swimming, snorkeling, or diving. If you're a fan of cultural activities, consider visiting a few farms or explore the curio shops, which sell souvenirs made using traditional methods.

Mexico travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.