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

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

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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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Toronto, Canada
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Tokyo, Japan
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Moscow, Russia
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Potsdam, Germany
— 1 night
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France
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Brussels, Belgium
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Sluis, The Netherlands
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History. Your inner history buff will appreciate 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Central Park, go for a walk through The High Line, admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal, and explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read New York City trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to New York City is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Amsterdam to New York City, you'll gain 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In June, New York City is somewhat warmer than Amsterdam - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Toronto.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Casa Loma and Hockey Hall of Fame. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Distillery District and St James Anglican Cathedral. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, learn about all things military at Fort York National Historic Site, and enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Toronto travel planner.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Toronto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in June, expect Toronto to be a bit cooler, temps between 27°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tokyo.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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Tokyo, Japan

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hase-dera Temple and Tsurugaoka Hachimangu Shrine. Get some cultural insight at Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Step out of Tokyo with an excursion to Kōtoku-in in Kamakura--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Senso-ji Temple, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, and admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tokyo trip maker app.

Fly from Toronto to Tokyo in 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Japan Standard Time, which is usually a 14 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Tokyo. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Tokyo

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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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 14th (Mon), examine the collection at Moscow Kremlin and then steep yourself in history at Red Square. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Moscow trip itinerary maker.

Fly from Tokyo to Moscow in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Tokyo in June, expect Moscow to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Dresden Zwinger and Topography of Terror. Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. Go for a jaunt from Berlin to Dresden to see Katholische Hofkirche about 2 hours away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, don't miss a visit to Reichstag Building, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Berlin trip site.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Berlin takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Potsdam.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Potsdam, Germany

Versailles of Germany

Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, step into the grandiose world of Sanssouci Palace, then steep yourself in history at Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse, then pause for some serene contemplation at Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche, and finally learn about all things military at Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte Leistikowstrasse.

To see other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Potsdam trip planning tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Potsdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Prague, Czech Republic

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Staromestske namesti and Prague Astronomical Clock. You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and Strahov Monastery. Take a break from Prague with a short trip to Karlstejn Castle in Karlstejn, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, and take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Prague road trip planning tool.

Drive from Potsdam to Prague in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa Adriana & Villa d'Este). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Prague in June, with highs in Rome at 34°C and lows at 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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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 Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte and Landesmuseum capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Landsgemeindeplatz and Friedhof Fluntern. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Appenzell (Museum Appenzell & St Mauritius Church), Lucerne (Jesuitenkirche & The Rosengart Collection) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich, wander the streets of Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Zurich sightseeing app.

You can fly from Rome to Zurich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Rome in July: high temperatures in Zurich hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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 Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Palace of Versailles and The Paris Catacombs will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet & Grand Canal). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Louvre Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.
Groeningemuseum and Friet Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (The Markt, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken, and explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Brussels travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sluis.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Sluis, The Netherlands

Sluis is the name of both a municipality and a town located in the west of Zeelandic Flanders, in the south-western part of the Netherlands.The current incarnation of the municipality exists since on 1 January 2003. On the 18th (Sun), take an in-depth tour of Museum Het Belfort and then examine the collection at Bizarium.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Sluis attractions app.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Sluis takes 1.5 hours. July in Sluis sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Sluis

Museums

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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 19th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Heusden Fortress, identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek, and then steep yourself in history at De Wonderlijke Klim.

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

Drive from Sluis to Den Bosch in 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Den Bosch can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Highlights from your 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Let the collections at Rijksmuseum and Frans Hals Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Haarlem (Teylers Museum, Cathedral of Saint Bavo, &more), Delft (Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles & Nieuwe Kerk) and The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery & Louwman Museum The Hague). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, admire nature's wide array of creatures at ARTIS, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning app.

Getting from Den Bosch to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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

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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.

Japan travel guide

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

Russia travel guide

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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

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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.

Brandenburg travel guide

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Gardens · History Museums · Landmarks
Both a historical region and modern federal state, Brandenburg was once the heart of Prussia. It surrounds but does not officially include the national capital, Berlin. Best known for its wealth of natural attractions, Brandenburg contains three World Heritage-listed biosphere reserves and 11 protected nature parks. A sprawling national park spreads all the way across the border with Poland. The region's pristine natural environments are protected by the nation's strict natural protection policies, which began in the 1990s. An extensive network of park rangers lead tours through the various environments and ensure continued conservation. Be sure to explore the state capital's lavish royal palaces and gardens. Extend your itinerary outside the urban centers if you'd like to enjoy the numerous bike trails, golf courses, canoeing tours, and boat trips.

Czech Republic travel guide

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

Italy travel guide

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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.

Switzerland travel guide

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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.

France travel guide

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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.

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.

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.

North Brabant Province travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos

North Holland Province travel guide

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Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums