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

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

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Paris, France
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Fly to Mulhouse, Bus to Basel SBB, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 4 nights
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Moscow, Russia
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Kyoto, Japan
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Sydney, Australia
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Las Vegas, United States
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Toronto, Canada
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Musee de l'Orangerie capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to The Trianons & The Hamlet in Versailles (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, take a stroll through Montmartre, and shop like a local with Le Marais.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder website.

Leicester, UK to Paris is an approximately 4.5-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Leicester to Paris due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Leicester in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paris: temperatures range from 27°C by day to 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 6th (Sun), wander the streets of Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, and then stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Zurich trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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Vaduz, Liechtenstein

As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
On the 7th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of Vaduz Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Florin, then look for gifts at Hoi Liechtenstein - Geschenke & Souvenir Boutique, then see the interesting displays at Postal Museum, and finally examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Liechtenstein.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Vaduz trip planner.

Getting from Zurich to Vaduz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Vaduz

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pitti Palace and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Siena (Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana, Duomo di Siena, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, and admire the striking features of Basilica of Santa Maria Novella.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Florence attractions planning website.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Florence takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and tram. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Vatican Museums. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galleria Borghese and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome vacation builder tool.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. June in Rome sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and The Hofburg. Popular historic sites such as St. Stephen's Cathedral and Church of the Jesuits are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Schonbrunn Palace, examine the collection at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, take in nature's colorful creations at Schonbrunner Gardens, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum (Naturhistorisches Museum).

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Vienna online holiday maker.

Getting from Rome to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect Vienna to be little chillier, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Lobkowicz Palace. Appreciate the collections at Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. Go for a jaunt from Prague to Karlstejn to see Karlstejn Castle about 42 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and snap pictures at Charles Bridge.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Prague road trip planning website.

You can fly from Vienna to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Vienna in June: highs in Prague hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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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 The Dresden Zwinger and Pergamonmuseum. You'll explore and learn at Topography of Terror and Neues Museum. Step out of Berlin with an excursion to Katholische Hofkirche in Dresden--about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, and pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin travel route planning tool.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosenborg Castle and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. The adventure continues: visit Nyhavn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, don't miss a visit to Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and wander the streets of Stroeget.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen trip planner.

Fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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St. Petersburg, Russia

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Museum-lovers will get to explore The State Hermitage Museum and Monplaisir Historical Palace Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Palace Square. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, get engrossed in the history at Peter and Paul Fortress, contemplate the long history of Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens, and don't miss a visit to Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg trip planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to St. Petersburg is 2 hours. June in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Moscow Kremlin and then contemplate the long history of Red Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, steep yourself in history at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Moscow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. July in Moscow sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

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Kyoto, Japan

The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanjusangendo Temple, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ryoanji Temple, then stroll through Katsura Imperial Villa, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kyoto trip maker site.

You can fly from Moscow to Kyoto in 15 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Kyoto is 6 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Moscow in July, with highs in Kyoto at 37°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Parks

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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.
On the 11th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of New South Wales, contemplate the long history of Justice & Police Museum, then examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally stop by The Rocks. On the next day, snap pictures at Sydney Harbour Bridge, then take a stroll through Darling Harbour, then catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, and finally admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Kyoto to Sydney in 14 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Kyoto in July, expect Sydney to be cooler, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Las Vegas.

Things to do in Sydney

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife

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Las Vegas, United States

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
On the 13th (Tue), get a taste of the local shopping with The Strip, then ponder the design of Fountains of Bellagio, and then see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Las Vegas travel route planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Las Vegas in 20 hours. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to Las Vegas due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Sydney in July, with highs in Las Vegas at 47°C and lows at 32°C. You'll have a few hours on the 14th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Toronto.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Toronto, Canada

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 15th (Thu), see the interesting displays at Hockey Hall of Fame, get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District, and then enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum and then explore the historical opulence of Casa Loma.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Toronto road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Las Vegas to Toronto in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Traveling from Las Vegas to Toronto, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Las Vegas in July, plan for cooler days in Toronto, with highs around 31°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. And it doesn't end there: stroll around Central Park, examine the collection at New York Public Library, explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), and appreciate the history behind Statue of Liberty National Monument.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the New York City trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of ferry and flight from Toronto to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Anne Frank House. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) and Begijnhof. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague), Haarlem (Grote Markt, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more) and Edams Museum (in Edam). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, walk around Vondelpark, and see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

For where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online visit planner.

Fly from New York City to Amsterdam in 12 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Amsterdam is 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from New York City in July, with highs in Amsterdam at 26°C and lows at 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 · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

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.

Liechtenstein travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.

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.

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.

Czech Republic travel guide

4.3
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

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.

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.

Russia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.

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.

United States travel guide

4.5
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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

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.