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

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

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Apia, Samoa
— 3 nights
Fly to Queenstown, Bus to Te Anau
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Te Anau, New Zealand
— 3 nights
Bus to Queenstown, Fly to Sydney
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Sydney, Australia
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Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 6 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Paris, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Toronto, Canada
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New York City, United States
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Apia, Samoa

The Samoan capital of Apia serves as the first port of call for most visitors, and it plays home to a number of historic sites, a laid-back seaside promenade, and a range of hotels and restaurants keeping tourists entertained.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the activities along Palolo Deep Marine Reserve, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Immaculate Conception of Mary Cathedral, then get engrossed in the history at Robert Louis Stevenson Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Baha'i House of Worship, Tiapapata, Samoa. Here are some ideas for day two: discover the deep blue sea with Pure Ocean Dive & Water sports, see the vivid underwater world at Giant Clam Sanctuary, and then stroll through Malua Turtle Feeding Pool.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Apia online trip planner.

Cali, Colombia to Apia is an approximately 33-hour flight. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Apia Standard Time (WSST), which is usually a 18 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Apia

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Te Anau, New Zealand

Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Fiordland Vintage Machinery Museum and Southern Discoveries - Milford Discovery Centre and Underwater Observatory. Change things up with a short trip to Bowen Falls in Milford Sound (about 1h 5 min away). Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring at Doubtful Sound. It doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Ivan Wilson Park and Head underground at Te Anau Glowworm Caves.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Te Anau tour itinerary app.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Apia to Te Anau takes 15 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Apia to Te Anau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

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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 10th (Thu), view the masterpieces at Australian Centre for Photography, explore the world behind art at Museum of Contemporary Art, then contemplate the long history of The Rocks Discovery Museum, then wander the streets of The Rocks, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, then see the interesting displays at Australian National Maritime Museum, and finally stop by Jason Ree.

To find ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sydney online visit planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Te Anau to Sydney in 9.5 hours. Traveling from Te Anau to Sydney, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. June in Sydney sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours

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Hong Kong, China

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), see the interesting displays at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware, then get engrossed in the history at Hong Kong Museum of History, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (Man Fat Sze). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Lo Hon Monastery and then pause for some photo ops at Tian Tan Buddha (Big Buddha).

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Hong Kong attractions planner.

Getting from Sydney to Hong Kong by flight takes about 12.5 hours. Traveling from Sydney to Hong Kong, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Sydney in June, with highs in Hong Kong at 38°C and lows at 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Historic Sites · Museums

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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.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at State Tretyakov Gallery, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, explore the world behind art at Armoury Chamber, and then stroll the grounds of Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Moscow journey builder tool.

You can fly from Hong Kong to Moscow in 14 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in June, things will get much colder in Moscow: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Dresden to see Katholische Hofkirche about 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Berlin sightseeing site.

Fly from Moscow to Berlin in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Moscow to Berlin is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Grote Markt. Appreciate the collections at Rijksmuseum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Venture out of the city with trips to Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)). And it doesn't end there: browse the exhibits of Anne Frank House, look for all kinds of wild species at Landtong Rozenburg, visit The Jordaan, and tour on your own time with Self-Guided Tours & Rentals.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning app.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Groeningemuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Appreciate the collections at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique and Atomium. Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Gravensteen (in Ghent) and Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to take a train to London.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Gallery and St. Paul's Cathedral. Let the collections at Natural History Museum and The British Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Mompesson House). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, make a trip to Tower of London, and explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum.

To find photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the London holiday maker tool.

Getting from Brussels to London by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to London. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, get interesting insight from Tours, and get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Paris itinerary maker app.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Traveling from London in July, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

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 El Barri Gòtic. Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro). And it doesn't end there: walk around Parc Guell, take a stroll through Las Ramblas, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Barcelona, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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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 17th (Sat), enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower, then examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, and then get to know the fascinating history of The Distillery District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum, step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park, and then see what you can catch with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Toronto road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Toronto takes 11.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Barcelona to Toronto is minus 6 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Barcelona in July since evenings lows in Toronto dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

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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 Ellis Island. Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library. Get out of town with these interesting New York City side-trips: Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining), Center for the Urban River at Beczak (in Yonkers) and Ward Pound Ridge Reservation (in Cross River). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Sands Point Preserve and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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Getting from Toronto to New York City by combination of ferry and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Toronto in July: high temperatures in New York City hover around 35°C and lows are around 26°C. On the 22nd (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to San Andres Island.

Things to do in New York City

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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San Andres Island, Colombia

The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Island House Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Primera Iglesia Bautista, and then take a tour by water with Caribe Extremo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: identify plant and animal life at Cayo El Acuario, look for all kinds of wild species at La Piscinita, and then look for all kinds of wild species at West View.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our San Andres Island online attractions planner.

You can fly from New York City to San Andres Island in 11 hours. In July in San Andres Island, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 29°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 25th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Samoa travel guide

3.9
Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · History Museums
Enchanting Samoa and its people boast a legendarily laid-back approach to life, and clocks and set times are merely a formality here. The society remains a proud one, deeply connected to a set of millennia-old traditions known as "Fa'a Samoa"--the Samoan Way. Spread out over two main islands and several smaller landmasses, Samoa is a land of incredible contrasts and natural beauty, home to rocky volcanic mountains and expansive beaches, rugged cliffs and lush rainforests. Visitors on holiday in Samoa can easily spend their time exploring the country's exotic interior and untamed coastal reaches, which offer plenty of wildlife and fantastic landscapes. Alternatively, they can just as readily kick back in sleepy seaside villages, indulging in a full-service resort, or splash around in lagoons and at beaches that hold their place among the world's best.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

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.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

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.

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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Colombia travel guide

4
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.