55 days in Europe, United States, Caribbean & South Pacific Itinerary

55 days in Europe, United States, Caribbean & South Pacific Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly to Lynden Pindling International Airport, Drive to Eleuthera
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Eleuthera, Bahamas
— 2 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 3 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 4 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 3 nights
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Fly to Malmo, Taxi to Svedala station, Train to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich day trip planning app.

Chateau-d'Oex to Zurich is an approximately 3-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Zurich are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial. Get a sense of the local culture at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Step out of New York City to go to Port Washington and see Sands Point Preserve, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), make a trip to Statue of Liberty National Monument, go for a walk through Central Park, and cast your line with Imagine Yacht Charters.

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Getting from Zurich to New York City by flight takes about 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Zurich to New York City. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 31°C and 21°C. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eleuthera.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Eleuthera, Bahamas

The long, thin island of Eleuthera has plenty of coast, built up in places and left wild and rural in others.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the striking landscape of Leon Levy Native Plant Preserve and then cast your line with Capt. Kid & Son Charters.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Eleuthera online vacation builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from New York City to Eleuthera. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Eleuthera

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): examine the collection at de Young Museum, then take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, then explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and finally head off the coast to Alcatraz Island.

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You can fly from Eleuthera to San Francisco in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in San Francisco can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in San Francisco

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum. Australian National Maritime Museum and Art Gallery of New South Wales will appeal to museum buffs. Step out of Sydney to go to Faulconbridge and see Corridor of Oaks, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Rocks, see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, and take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.

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You can fly from San Francisco to Sydney in 17 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Francisco to Sydney is 18 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from San Francisco in June, with highs in Sydney at 21°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Krakow, Poland

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Appreciate the collections at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Popular historic sites such as Wawel Cathedral and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square are in your itinerary. Spend the 20th (Sun) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

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Traveling by flight from Sydney to Krakow takes 24 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Krakow is minus 9 hours. When traveling from Sydney in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Krakow: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vasa Museum and Skansen. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Palace and ABBA The Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, identify plant and animal life at The Green Trails, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Stockholm day trip app.

You can fly from Krakow to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Krakow, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Stockholm, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Rosenborg Castle and Nyhavn will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Stroeget, step into the grandiose world of Kastellet, don't miss a visit to Our Saviour's Church, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Ansgar's Cathedral.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen journey planner.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

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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 a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Charlottenburg Palace and Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Topography of Terror, admire the striking features of Berliner Dom, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning tool.

Fly from Copenhagen to Berlin in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Nature & Wildlife Tours). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary site.

You can fly from Berlin to Florence in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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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.
Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese will appeal to museum buffs. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and Villa Adriana are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo & Villa d'Este). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, make a trip to Piazza Navona, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Rome attractions website.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In July, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. You'll explore and learn at Museu Picasso and Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). There's still lots to do: walk around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and admire the striking features of Casa Batllo.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Rome, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can take a train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Appreciate the collections at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza and Church of Santo Tomé. Explore Madrid's surroundings by going to Bunker Colmenar del Arroyo (in Colmenar del Arroyo), Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more) and Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid, look for all kinds of wild species at PARAMAX Escuela de Buceo y Rescate, admire the landmark architecture of Templo de Debod, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid online travel planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Barcelona in July: highs in Madrid hover around 40°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin. Visit Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs for their historical value. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the striking features of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Paris vacation maker app.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Madrid in July, with highs in Paris at 30°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, admire the masterpieces at The British Museum, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Houses of Parliament.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read London tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (26°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

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.

Bahamas travel guide

3.6
Beaches · Islands · Water & Amusement Parks
Part of an archipelago encompassing hundreds of islets and cays, Bahamas boast many pink beaches, which get their vibrant color from fractured seashells mixed with ordinary sand. For most pleasure seekers an ideal holiday in Bahamas consists of various sea activities, occasionally interrupted by tours of several cities, offering an eclectic music scene dominated by calypso, soca, and junkanoo genres. Romantic enough to attract newlyweds from around the globe, the islands are also a major center of eco-tourism, with visits to national parks and diving tours in colorful reefs among the most popular things to do in Bahamas.

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.

Poland travel guide

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

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.