55 days in Europe, United States & Canada Itinerary

55 days in Europe, United States & Canada Itinerary

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Drive
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 5 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
Fly
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): make a trip to Marienplatz, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at BMW Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, then see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Munich route planner.

Kirchzarten to Munich is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Munich are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites

3
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Let the collections at Landesmuseum and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Jesuitenkirche and Old Town. Venture out of the city with trips to Altstadt Luzern (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: explore the different monuments and memorials at Friedhof Fluntern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hare Krishna Temple, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Zurich itinerary builder site.

Drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

4
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica of Santa Croce. Popular historic sites such as Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Duomo di Siena are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti), Azienda Agricola Altiero (Winery) (in Greve in Chianti) and Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours & San Francesco). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, stroll the grounds of Florence American Cemetery and Memorial, and view the masterpieces at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip planning website.

Getting from Zurich to Florence by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in June; daily highs in Florence reach 33°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

5
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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Visit Pantheon and Villa Adriana for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planning tool.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Saint-Paul de Vence. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée Marc Chagall and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: La Croisette (in Cannes), Choisy La Galerie (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Riviera fly-fishing (in Roquefort les Pins). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, and examine the collection at Musee Matisse.

Before you visit Nice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Rome to Nice by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Rome in June: highs in Nice hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Parc Guell and Las Ramblas. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Llafranc) and Museu Municipal de Tossa de Mar (in Tossa de Mar). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, walk around Parc de Montjuic, and view the masterpieces at Carre d'Artistes.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. June in Barcelona sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Catedral de Segovia. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Alcazar of Segovia (in Segovia), Toledo (Museo del Greco, Catedral Primada, &more) and Boca del Asno (in Valsain). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, walk around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and discover the deep blue sea with PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid online trip itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Madrid

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.
Get some cultural insight at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and Ellis Island. Museum-lovers will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and American Museum of Natural History. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around New York City: Rye Nature Center (in Rye), Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, admire the striking features of Empire State Building, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and walk around The High Line.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our New York City visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to New York City takes 12.5 hours. Traveling from Madrid to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Madrid in June, expect nights in New York City to be about the same, around 21°C, while days are slightly colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in New York City

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

4
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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.
Let the collections at Casa Loma and Hockey Hall of Fame capture your imagination. Visit The Distillery District and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Niagara Falls (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Butterfly Conservatory, &more). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum and admire the landmark architecture of CN Tower.

To see ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Toronto route maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Toronto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Toronto: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles, Palace of Versailles, &more). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and visit Montmartre.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris online tour builder.

Fly from Toronto to Paris in 11 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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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.
Let the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) are in your itinerary. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Maria van Jessekerk), Hertenkamp Bloemendaal (in Bloemendaal) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace)). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, stroll around Vondelpark, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam route builder.

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

3
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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 Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Rosenborg Castle and Stroeget. Explore Copenhagen's surroundings by going to Kronborg (in Helsingoer) and Fuglereservat Vaserne (in Birkerod). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Nyhavn, take in the spiritual surroundings of Our Saviour's Church, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and walk around Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Copenhagen takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then steep yourself in history at Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, then examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and finally contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, then contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and finally admire the striking features of Berliner Dom.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Berlin trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

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.

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.

Spain travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

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.

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.