56 days in United States, South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

56 days in United States, South Pacific, Asia & Europe Itinerary

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Indianapolis, United States
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Minneapolis, United States
— 4 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 5 nights
Fly to Auckland, Bus to Waitomo Caves
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Waitomo Caves, New Zealand
— 2 nights
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Taupo, New Zealand
— 5 nights
Drive to Tauranga, Fly to Adelaide
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Adelaide, Australia
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 2 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 5 nights
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Anyksciai, Lithuania
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Helsingoer, Denmark
— 3 nights
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Drive to Copenhagen Kastrup Airport, Fly to Leipzig/Halle Airport, Drive to Halle (Saale)
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Halle (Saale), Germany
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Trier, Germany
— 5 nights
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Ieper (Ypres), Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Indianapolis, United States

— 2 nights

Circle City

Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): contemplate the long history of Benjamin Harrison Presidential Site, then see the interesting displays at Indianapolis Motor Speedway Museum, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Indianapolis Museum of Art. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at Indianapolis Zoo, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, then admire the striking features of Scottish Rite Cathedral, and finally look for gifts at Rocket Fizz.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis journey builder website.

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands to Indianapolis is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Apeldoorn to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Apeldoorn in September: high temperatures in Indianapolis hover around 31°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Minneapolis.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Minneapolis, United States

— 4 nights

The City of Lakes

Located on both banks of the Mississippi River, Minneapolis salutes the state's love of the outdoors with numerous lakes, wetlands, creeks, and waterfalls--many connected to one another by a national scenic byway great for sightseeing.
Escape the urban bustle at National Eagle Center and Springbrook Nature Center. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Minneapolis Institute of Art and Cathedral of Saint Paul. Get out of town with these interesting Minneapolis side-trips: The Belwin Conservancy (in Afton) and Murphy-Hanrehan Park Reserve (in Savage). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Kordiak County Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake of the Isles, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Elm Creek Singletrack Trail.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Minneapolis trip tool.

Getting from Indianapolis to Minneapolis by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Indianapolis to Minneapolis due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Indianapolis in September, you will find days in Minneapolis are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Minneapolis

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

— 5 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Alcatraz Island and Exploratorium. Museum-lovers will appreciate SS Jeremiah O'Brien and Musee Mecanique. Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Golden Gate Bridge, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, enjoy the sea views from Fort Point, and take a stroll through SoMa.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the San Francisco road trip site.

Fly from Minneapolis to San Francisco in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Traveling from Minneapolis to San Francisco, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Los Angeles, United States

— 5 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Get some historical perspective at Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Forever Cemetery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Getty Center and GRAMMY Museum. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the world behind art at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, examine the collection at Petersen Automotive Museum, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Los Angeles sightseeing planner.

Fly from San Francisco to Los Angeles in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in September; daily highs in Los Angeles reach 34°C and lows reach 22°C. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Thu) before leaving for Waitomo Caves.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Waitomo Caves, New Zealand

— 2 nights
Head deep beneath the surface of the earth at Waitomo Caves, a village and cave system that draws both extreme sports enthusiasts and those wanting something a little more relaxed.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): relax and float downstream with a rafting and tubing tour, Head underground at Footwhistle Glowworm Cave, then Head underground at Caveworld, and finally hike along Ruakuri Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Waitomo Clay Birds, then Head underground at Ruakuri Cave, and then Head underground at Waitomo Glowworm Caves.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Waitomo Caves trip builder website.

Getting from Los Angeles to Waitomo Caves by combination of flight and bus takes about 19 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) is 20 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Taupo.

Things to do in Waitomo Caves

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Taupo, New Zealand

— 5 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Appreciate the collections at Taupo Museum and Tukairangi Gallery. Get outdoors at Huka Falls Walkway and Great Lake Trail. There's lots more to do: see what you can catch with a fishing tour, see the world from above with a helicopter tour, kick back and relax at Kinloch Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Taupo.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Taupo route planner.

Traveling by car from Waitomo Caves to Taupo takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Taupo

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Tours

Adelaide, Australia

— 2 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
On the 26th (Sat), admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, learn more about the world around you at South Australian Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Adelaide trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Taupo to Adelaide in 11 hours. Traveling from Taupo to Adelaide, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hong Kong, China

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware and then head off the coast to Lantau island. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence and then take in panoramic vistas at Victoria Peak (The Peak).

For photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Hong Kong visit planner.

You can fly from Adelaide to Hong Kong in 12 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Hong Kong Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Adelaide in September; daily highs in Hong Kong reach 38°C and lows reach 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Moscow, Russia

— 5 nights

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Moscow Kremlin and State Tretyakov Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Lenin's Mausoleum. Go for a jaunt from Moscow to Dubrovitsy to see Church of The Holy Virgin about 52 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, contemplate the long history of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova, and take an in-depth tour of Cathedral of the Annunciation.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip planner.

Fly from Hong Kong to Moscow in 14 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Moscow due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Hong Kong in September, with highs in Moscow at 17°C and lows at 9°C. On the 4th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Anyksciai.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Anyksciai, Lithuania

— 1 night
Anykščiai is a ski resort town in Lithuania, 20mi west of Utena. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to The Treetop Walking Path, steep yourself in history at The Historical Complex of Seimyniskeliai Mound, then examine the collection at Narrow-Gauge Railway Museum, then see the interesting displays at Angels Museum, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Apostle Evangelist St. Matthew.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Anyksciai trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Moscow to Anyksciai takes 11 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Moscow to Anyksciai due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Moscow, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Anyksciai, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Helsingoer.

Things to do in Anyksciai

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Helsingoer, Denmark

— 3 nights
Home to the castle made famous by Shakespeare's "Hamlet," Helsingoer offers rolling hills and lush forests in the countryside, juxtaposed by the acclaimed art galleries, museums, and cosmopolitan atmosphere of the town center.
Escape the urban bustle at Fuglereservat Vaserne and Simon's Golf Club. Your inner history buff will appreciate Kronborg and The Karen Blixen Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Helsingoer: Troldeskoven (in Tisvildeleje) and Frederiksborg Slotskirke (in Hillerod). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Frederiksborg Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sct. Mariæ Kirke, and explore the world behind art at Louisiana Museum of Modern Art.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Helsingoer trip itinerary maker app.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Anyksciai to Helsingoer. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Anyksciai to Helsingoer due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Anyksciai in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 9°C in Helsingoer. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Halle (Saale).

Things to do in Helsingoer

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Halle (Saale), Germany

— 1 night
Halle is a city in the southern part of the German state Saxony-Anhalt.Halle is an economic and educational center in central-eastern Germany. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum fuer Vorgeschichte Halle, then examine the collection at Beatles Museum, and then stroll the grounds of Stadtgottesacker.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Halle (Saale) trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Helsingoer to Halle (Saale) with the Route module. In October, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can drive to Trier.

Things to do in Halle (Saale)

Museums · Historic Sites

Trier, Germany

— 5 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Porta Nigra. Get some cultural insight at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Domstadt (Cathedral City). And it doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Martin, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paulin-Kirche, steep yourself in history at Bischofliche Weinguter Trier, and delve into the distant past at Kaiserthermen.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Trier trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Halle (Saale) to Trier by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October, daytime highs in Trier are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ieper (Ypres).

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries

Ieper (Ypres), Belgium

— 3 nights

Wipers

Boasting remnants from the Middle Ages, the ancient city of Ieper in West Flanders offers attractions that are as historically significant as Ghent and Bruges, but with fewer crowds.
Visit Tyne Cot Cemetery and Onze-Lieve-Vrouwekerk en de Gravenkapel for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial Museum Passchendaele 1917 and WW1 Battlefields Alive. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ieper (Ypres): MuseOs (in Koksijde) and Veurne (Landhuis Saint Walburga Church & Bakery Museum). There's still lots to do: pause for some photo ops at Menin Gate Memorial, brush up on your military savvy at In Flanders Fields Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at Bedford House Cemetery, and see the interesting displays at Pondfarm Museum (by appointment).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Ieper (Ypres) tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Trier to Ieper (Ypres) takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Ieper (Ypres)

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie and Brugse Vrije will appeal to history buffs. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Groeningemuseum, make a trip to The Markt, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale Saint Sauveur de Bruges, and sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bruges online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ieper (Ypres) to Bruges takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In October in Bruges, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Ghent, Belgium

— 4 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Get some historical perspective at Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Do some cultural sightseeing at Saint Bavo's Cathedral and Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle). Go for a jaunt from Ghent to Lokeren to see Molsbroek about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, and make a trip to Korenmarkt.

To see reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Ghent trip planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Ghent in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 18°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.

Minnesota travel guide

4.4
Shopping Malls · Room Escape Games · Entertainment Centers
The Land of 10,000 Lakes
Deriving its name from the Dakota word for "land of sky-tinted water," Minnesota is a land of pristine lakes, pockets of dense green forests, and sprawling prairieland. Spend your vacation exploring the state's diverse landscape for endless outdoor activity and a chance to see some of the area's national monuments, or take a trip to the bustling St. Paul-Minneapolis area, a network of commerce and cultural attractions, including the famous Mall of America.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Waikato Region travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Waterfalls · Caves
Just south of Auckland lies Waikato Region, an area with a temperate climate and swathes of lush, green farmland. Hike around the foothills and pastures where Peter Jackson filmed "The Lord of the Rings" and "The Hobbit," or head underground into the vast and numerous cave systems. Whether you're an expert or want something a little more placid, you'll find plenty of outdoorsy things to do in Waikato Region. A rich biodiversity entertains nature lovers and birdwatchers, while the coastline offers some of the country's best surfing locations.

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.

Utena County travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Observation Decks
Utena County is one of ten counties in Lithuania. It is the country's most sparsely populated county. The capital and the largest city in the county is Utena, which is 95km from Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania. On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished. Since that date, Utena County remains as the territorial and statistical unit.HistoryUtena is one of the oldest settlements in Lithuania and is mentioned in historical chronicles as early as in 1261.MunicipalitiesIt is divided into six municipalities: Anykščiai District Municipality Ignalina District Municipality Molėtai District Municipality Utena District Municipality Visaginas Municipality Zarasai District MunicipalityEconomyThe county has a well-developed network of roads. Main branches of economy are textile, food and timber processing, beer and wine production, power engineering.

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Copenhagen Region travel guide

4.4
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
An area filled with cafes, boutiques, and historical buildings, Copenhagen Region houses everything from a charming Old Town to royal palaces and castles. Known as one of the most environmentally friendly regions in the world, the towns and cities here can be easily cycled through, offering visitors a unique way to tour attractions. Indulge in a meal at one of the many highly rated restaurants, which offer local and international cuisine.

Saxony-Anhalt travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Churches
Saxony-Anhalt is a fairly young federal state, created in 1946. Nevertheless, it is home to more World Heritage-listed attractions than any other state in Germany. The region notably contains Wittenberg and Eisleben, two cities boasting a close connection to historically significant events in the life of Protestant reformer Martin Luther. The region includes a variety of landscapes from the southwestern Harz Mountains to the sprawling northern plains. It features some of the most fertile soils in the country, and was inhabited as far back as the Bronze Age. Centrally located within Germany, Saxony-Anhalt is connected to most major cities through a system of high-speed train lines and regional roads linked to the nation's autobahn network, making it a fairly easy addition to your itinerary.

Rhineland-Palatinate travel guide

4.4
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Germany's renowned wine region, Rhineland-Palatinate is home to six of the country's 13 wine-producing districts. It leads the world in the production and export of fine sparkling wines. The region is also known for its modern museums, romantic castles, open-air markets, and traditional festivals, which make up a great number of its attractions. Be sure your itinerary includes a visit to some of the vibrant towns, as diverse and welcoming as the people who live in them. Rhineland-Palatinate is popular with walkers and cyclists. It offers more scenic long-distance paths, short walks, and award-winning trails than any casual tourist could ever hope to explore in a single visit. You can reach the major attractions easily by car or train. But to enjoy the region's pristine natural scenery, picturesque vineyards, and friendly villages, rent a bicycle. This way, you can traverse the countryside at a pace slow enough to soak up the local culture.

West Flanders Province travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
West Flanders province contains Belgium's entire North Sea coastline, a major tourist destination in this part of Europe. In addition to a string of commercialized beaches, the province boasts several medieval cities soaked in history and rich in architectural heritage. Bruges, the provincial capital, serves as one of the country's major hubs of commerce, education, culture, and entertainment. Away from its heavily urbanized areas, West Flanders features a largely flat countryside crisscrossed by well-maintained roads and cycling paths. The province draws a growing number of foreign visitors with its lesser-known towns like Veurne and Ostend, which boast photogenic public squares, traditional breweries, and spired cathedrals.

East Flanders Province travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Although the province of East Flanders boasts a scenic countryside of rustic villages and dense woodlands, its most-visited attraction remains the medieval city of Ghent. The beating heart of the province, the city offers a vigorous cultural scene, rich architectural heritage, and some of Belgium's finest museums. Other notable places to visit include the lesser-known towns scattered along the banks of the river Schelde, including Sint-Niklaas, home to the largest market square in the country. Instead of spending your entire holiday in a single city, use Ghent as your base and spend time exploring the region's extensive network of sign-posted cycling routes; it's one of the longest such networks in Europe.