55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 4 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Gettysburg, United States
— 1 night
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Philadelphia, United States
— 6 nights
Fly to Cardiff International Airport, Drive to Haverfordwest
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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Nieuwe Kerk. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: The Hague (Panorama Mesdag & The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery), Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Grote Markt, &more) and Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Maria van Jessekerk). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, take a stroll through The Jordaan, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam road trip planner.

Cologne, Germany to Amsterdam is an approximately 3-hour car ride. You can also fly; or take a train. Traveling from Cologne in June, you will find days in Amsterdam are slightly colder (23°C), and nights are about the same (13°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Groningen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Groningen, The Netherlands

On the 6th (Sun), browse the exhibits of Menkemaborg, admire the striking features of Hoofdstation Groningen, then appreciate the history behind Veenkoloniaal Museum, then see the interesting displays at Fraeylemaborg, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Mariakerk. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Visserijmuseum, get engrossed in the history at St Bernardushof Kloostermuseum, then take an in-depth tour of Klooster-wandeling Aduard, and finally take in the history at Battlefield Tours.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to Groningen in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Groningen are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Groningen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

5
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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg will appeal to museum buffs. Nyhavn and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum, take a stroll through Stroeget, and find something for the whole family at Tivoli Gardens.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Groningen to Copenhagen. In June in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

4
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Oslo, Norway

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning) and Det Kongelige Slott. Museum-lovers will appreciate Kon-Tiki Museum and Viking Ship Museum. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Munch Museum, brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum, see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, and laugh and play at Norsk Folkemuseum.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Oslo route website.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Oslo, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

5
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse will appeal to history buffs. Step out of Edinburgh to go to Strathblane and see Strathblane Falconry, which is approximately 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, ponder the world of politics at The Scottish Parliament, make a trip to The Real Mary King's Close, and explore the galleries of Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Oslo to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of ferry and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Oslo to Edinburgh is minus 1 hour. In June in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at The High Line, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and take some stellar pictures from Top of the Rock.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our New York City day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to New York City takes 12 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Edinburgh to New York City. In June, New York City is a bit warmer than Edinburgh - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Gettysburg.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Gettysburg, United States

Located near the memorial park marking the site of one of the largest Civil War battles, the town of Gettysburg sits in a landscape of rolling green hills with views of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Gettysburg National Cemetery, take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park, then take in the history at Gettysburg National Military Park Museum & Visitor Center, and finally steep yourself in history at Little Round Top.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Gettysburg online trip builder.

Traveling by car from New York City to Gettysburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Gettysburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

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Philadelphia, United States

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Barnes Foundation and Brandywine River Museum of Art. Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Philadelphia side-trips: Hagley Museum And Library (in Wilmington) and Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library (in Winterthur). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Franklin Court, ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Masonic Temple, and admire the striking features of City Hall Visitor Center.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Philadelphia trip itinerary maker site.

Drive from Gettysburg to Philadelphia in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. In June, daytime highs in Philadelphia are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Haverfordwest.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Haverfordwest, United Kingdom

Haverfordwest is the county town of Pembrokeshire, Wales, and serves as the county's principal commercial and administrative centre. The Original Tin Shed Experience (The History Shed Experience C.I.C.) and Dylan Thomas Birthplace will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Haverfordwest: West Wales Falconry (in Clunderwen), The National Woollen muesum (in Dre-fach Felindre) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Quay). And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at The Secret Owl Garden, experience rural life at Pembrokeshire Llamas, and take in the dramatic natural features at Gower Peninsula.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Haverfordwest day trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Philadelphia to Haverfordwest. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Philadelphia in July, expect nights in Haverfordwest to be slightly colder, around 14°C, while days are much colder, around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Haverfordwest

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Popular historic sites such as Stonehenge and St. Paul's Cathedral are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at The British Museum and Natural History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Salisbury (Mompesson House & Old Sarum). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and browse the exhibits of Churchill War Rooms.

Plan trip to London with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Haverfordwest to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Haverfordwest in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in London: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

5
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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Grand Place and Serres Royales De Laeken. St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels online trip builder.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In July, daytime highs in Brussels are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

3
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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & St. Nicholas' Cathedral). There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, steep yourself in history at The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and don't miss a visit to The Markt.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bruges visit planner.

You can drive from Brussels to Bruges in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

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Antwerp, Belgium

Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Gravensteen and Beguinage. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Graslei and Korenlei and Begijnhof Hoogstraten. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Ghent (St Michael's Bridge & Ghent City Center). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, and don't miss a visit to Grote Markt.

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Traveling by car from Bruges to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Bruges in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Antwerp, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

1
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Maastricht, The Netherlands

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Hoensbroek Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basiliek van het Heilig Sacrament, then stroll the grounds of Netherlands American Cemetery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Our Lady.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Maastricht road trip website.

You can drive from Antwerp to Maastricht in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive back home.

Things to do in Maastricht

Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

Groningen Province travel guide

3.9
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Groningen is the northeasternmost province of the Netherlands. It borders on Friesland to the west, Drenthe to the south, the German state of Niedersachsen (districts of Leer and Emsland) to the east, and the Wadden Sea to the north. In 2014, it had a population of 582,640 and a total area of 2960km2.The area was subsequently part of Frisia, the Frankish Empire, the Holy Roman Empire, and the Dutch Republic, which is the precursor state of the Netherlands. In the 14th century, the city of Groningen became a member of the Hanseatic League.The capital of the province and the seat of the provincial government is the city of Groningen. Since 2016, René Paas has been the King's Commissioner in the province. A coalition of the Labour Party, People's Party for Freedom and Democracy, Democrats 66, and ChristianUnion forms the executive branch. The province is divided into 23 municipalities.

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Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

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.

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.

Pennsylvania travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.

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.

Antwerp Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Walking Areas
Constituting the Flemish-speaking northern section of Belgium, Antwerp province features a largely flat countryside intersected by a network of rivers and canals. The major tourist attraction of the province remains the city of Antwerp, a modern urban center boasting a well-preserved medieval heart filled with reminders of the country's 16th-century golden age. Baroque master Peter Paul Rubens lived and worked in Antwerp, providing his adopted hometown with an enviable artistic heritage. The industrial section of the province south of Antwerp, which remains relatively undiscovered by foreign travelers, contains a string of quaint Flemish towns containing Gothic churches and elegant public squares.

Limburg Province travel guide

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Caves · Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas