60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Budapest, Hungary
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Vienna, Austria
— 6 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 5 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Tirana, Albania
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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Head to Vaci Street and Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shopfor some retail therapy. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, don't miss a visit to Heroes' Square, enjoy the sand and surf at Roman Beach, and shop like a local with Koller Gallery.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Budapest online travel planner.

Belgrade, Serbia to Budapest is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Bratislava, Slovakia

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, explore the world behind art at Danubiana Meulensteen Art Museum, then step into the grandiose world of Devin Castle, then explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Town Hall. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Michalska Brana, don't miss a visit to Hlavne Namestie, stop by Bratislava Old Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), then kick back and relax at Magio Beach, and finally browse the different shops at Eurovea Galleria.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Bratislava travel planner.

You can drive from Budapest to Bratislava in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Head to Vienna Naschmarkt and Graben and Kohlmarktfor some retail therapy. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Schonbrunn Palace and St. Stephen's Cathedral. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and take a stroll through Mariahilfer Strasse.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Kazmierz The Former Jewish District and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square for their historical value. Spend the 16th (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Stained Glass Museum (Muzeum Witrazu), contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, and explore the galleries of Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera.

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Traveling by flight from Vienna to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daytime highs in Krakow are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Head to DOX Centre for Contemporary Art and Gallery of Steel Figuresfor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Libverda Spa (in Lazne Libverda) and Beach (in Hamr na Jezere). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the views from Charles Bridge, view the masterpieces at Schwarzenberg Palace, and admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip itinerary site.

You can fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In December, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 23:

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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 cultural insight at Potsdamer Platz and Pergamonmuseum. Appreciate the collections at Topography of Terror and Neues Museum. There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, and make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 23 — 26:

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Anne Frank House and Rijksmuseum. Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and De 9 Straatjesfor plenty of shopping. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Scheveningen (Scheveningen Beach & museum Beelden aan Zee), Delft (Nieuwe Kerk & Museum Prinsenhof Delft) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, get a taste of the local shopping with Leidseplein, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, and examine the collection at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In December in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 26 — 31:

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and browse the exhibits of Atomium.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Brussels trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In December, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

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 outdoors at Evasion Canine and Île de la Cité. For shopping fun, head to Le Marais or Champs-Elysees. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (The Royal Chapel, Palace of Versailles, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum, wander the streets of Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris travel route planner.

You can take a train from Brussels to Paris in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In January, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 8°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 11:

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Head to UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern and Bahnhofstrassefor some retail therapy. Kids will appreciate attractions like Harderkulm and Altstadt Luzern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Hightide Kayak School (in Boenigen), Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Alpenbad, contemplate the waterfront views at Aare River, admire the landmark architecture of Central Railroad Station, and stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip builder app.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Paris in January, with highs in Zurich at 5°C and lows at -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 16:

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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.
Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Pantheon and Vatican Museums. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Zurich in January, things will get a bit warmer in Rome: highs are around 15°C and lows about 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Tirana.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 16 — 22:

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Tirana, Albania

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Muzeu Historik Kombetar and House of Leaves are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Kids will appreciate attractions like Spille Beach and The General's Beach. When in Tirana, make a side trip to see Preza Castle in Fushe Preze, approximately Fushe Preze away. On the 25th (Mon), dedicate a day to the elevated beauty of Dajti. There's much more to do: soak away your stress at Deluxe Spa & Massage, learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Art.

To find traveler tips, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Tirana trip maker.

You can fly from Rome to Tirana in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Tirana when traveling from Rome in January, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Tirana

Parks · Nature · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 22 — 25:

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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Galeria Nina and Vitosha Boulevard. Visiting Go Borovets and Borovets Mountain Bike Park will get you outdoors. There's much more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain, shop like a local with Zelena gallery, admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Boyana Church.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sofia route tool.

Drive from Tirana to Sofia in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tirana to Sofia. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Tirana in January; daily highs in Sofia reach 3°C and lows reach -6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 28:

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Museum of History of the Jewish Community, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, then make a trip to Stavropoleos Monastery, then ponder the world of politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti".

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest road trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Sofia to Bucharest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in January, and nighttime lows around -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 28 — 29:

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Poland travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Germany travel guide

4.5
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.

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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

France travel guide

4.2
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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

Albania travel guide

3.9
National Parks · Landmarks · Castles
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.