55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Train
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Hamburg, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Drive
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Drive
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly
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St. Helier, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly to Charles de Gaulle International Airport, Drive to Saint-Denis
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Saint-Denis, France
— 1 night
Train
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Baden
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— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum Appenzell and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich will appeal to museum buffs. Friedhof Fluntern and Old Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus), St Mauritius Church (in Appenzell) and Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch (in Urnaesch). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, look for gifts at Lindt Chocolate Shop Kilchberg, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, and browse the exhibits of Museum Kloster Sankt Georgen.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Zurich online trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Lucerne.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
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Lucerne, Switzerland

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kleine Scheidegg and Oberhofen Castle. Popular historic sites such as Uferpromenade Weggis and Hofkirche are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lucerne: Ballenberg, Swiss Open-Air Museum (in Hofstetten bei Brienz) and Schlosskirche (in Interlaken). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Mt Pilatus, explore the activities along Lake Lucerne, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, and wander the streets of Altstadt Luzern.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Lucerne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Zurich to Lucerne takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Lucerne are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Lucerne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

6
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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nymphenburg Palace and St. Peter's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Neuschwanstein and St. Michael's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirche St. Georg (in Schwangau), Maria-Hilf-Kirche (in Murnau) and Schloss Hohenschwangau (in Hohenschwangau). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, make a trip to Marienplatz, explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, and contemplate the long history of Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Lucerne to Munich in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pergamonmuseum and The Dresden Zwinger. You'll explore and learn at Topography of Terror and Anne Frank Zentrum. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Dresden to see Katholische Hofkirche about 2 hours away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Berlin travel planning website.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can take a train to Hamburg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

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Hamburg, Germany

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Miniatur Wunderland and Speicherstadt. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthalle Hamburg and Red Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Hamburg side-trips: Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt) and Altes Land (in Jork). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Hamburg route planner.

You can take a train from Berlin to Hamburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Hamburg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Janskerk, Grote Markt, &more), Calidris Birdsafaries (in Texel) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's still lots to do: cast your line with a fishing tour, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester, and explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam day trip planner.

Getting from Hamburg to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and car. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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The Hague, The Netherlands

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Nieuwe Kerk and World Heritage Kinderdijk. Let the collections at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and The Hidden House of Madame de Berry capture your imagination. Explore The Hague's surroundings by going to Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam) and Natuur en Recreatiegebied Broekpolder (in Vlaardingen). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, and look for all kinds of wild species at Lentevreugd.

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You can drive from Amsterdam to The Hague in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Den Bosch.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Nationaal Monument Kamp Vught, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, and then identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Den Bosch travel planner.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Den Bosch takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Den Bosch are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Gravensteen and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Ghent City Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Antwerp's surroundings by going to Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Ghent (Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), Graslei and Korenlei, &more). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), stop by Di Amore, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antwerp trip planner.

You can drive from Den Bosch to Antwerp in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to St. Helier.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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St. Helier, United Kingdom

Your inner history buff will appreciate Elizabeth Castle and Corbiere Lighthouse (La Corbiere). Get some cultural insight at Jersey War Tunnels - German Underground Hospital and Liberation Square Sculture.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our St. Helier trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antwerp to St. Helier takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Antwerp in July, expect nights in St. Helier to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are slightly colder, around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Saint-Denis.

Things to do in St. Helier

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Saint-Denis, France

Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, then examine the collection at Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace - National Air and Space Museum of France, then discover the deep blue sea with Isanthea - Ecole de Plongee, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Notre-Dame d'Auvers.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Saint-Denis online route maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from St. Helier to Saint-Denis. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from St. Helier in July, you will find days in Saint-Denis are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Orsay and Musee Rodin. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (L'Orangerie, The Trianons & The Hamlet, &more) and Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Rue du Gros-Horloge). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and see the interesting displays at Musee Gustave Moreau.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip planner.

Drive from Saint-Denis to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. July in Paris sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. Musée Marc Chagall and Musee Matisse will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Cannes (La Croisette & Le Suquet). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Nice day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Nice takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Baden.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Baden, Switzerland

Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Stadtturm, explore the galleries of Hallwyl Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Lenzburg, then examine the collection at Historisches Museum Baden, and finally contemplate the long history of Ruine Stein.

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

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Nice to Baden. Traveling from Nice in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Baden, with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Baden

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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.

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.

South Holland Province travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

North Brabant Province travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos

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.

Jersey travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Castles · Zoos
The biggest of the Channel Islands, Jersey is a self-governing British dependency noted for its long scenic coastline dotted with sandy beaches and overlooked by rugged cliffs. Walking and cycling are popular outdoor activities on the island’s tranquil roads and rustic trails. With a rich heritage and a strong spirit of independence, the island boasts numerous local museums and historical sites. High earnings, zero inheritance taxes, and a mild climate make Jersey a popular offshore finance center, with tourism, banking, and dairy providing a healthy backbone for the robust local economy. The fastest way to explore the island may be by car, but be mindful of the speed limits on the narrow country roads that twist and turn between the sprawling fields and dairy farms.

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.

Canton of Aargau travel guide

4.1
Spas · Room Escape Games · Castles
Relaxation and tranquillity await you at the Canton of Aargau, best known for its hot sulphur and saline springs. The pile-dwellings of Beinwil am See and Seengen, both World Heritage Sites, evidence prehistoric settlements of the Neolithic and Bronze Age, while the villages of Endingen and Lengnau served as the country's Jewish ghetto in the 17th century. The region's heavily wooded plateau interlaced with rivers features plenty of ruined castles, fortresses, and old museums to peak your interest. Tour through local vineyards by foot or bike, or wash your worries away at the famed thermal spas.