58 days in Europe, Africa, South America & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, Africa, South America & United States Itinerary

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Fly to Erfurt Airport, Drive to Weimar
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Weimar, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Rostock, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Siauliai, Lithuania
— 1 day
Drive
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Rokiskis, Lithuania
— 1 night
Drive
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Poltava, Ukraine
— 1 day
Drive
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Sevastopol, Crimea
— 3 nights
Train to Simferopol Pass, Fly to Lviv
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 2 nights
Fly to Klagenfurt, Shuttle to Ljubljana
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Palermo, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Lyon, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Bilbao, Bus to Santander
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Santander, Spain
— 2 nights
Drive
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Salamanca, Spain
— 4 nights
Train
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Segovia, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Cape Town, South Africa
— 4 nights
Fly
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Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs, United States
— 2 nights
Drive
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Denver, United States
— 3 nights
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Weimar, Germany

— 3 nights

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
Let the collections at Goethe National Museum and Schillers Wohnhaus capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Goethes Gartenhaus and Liszt Haus. Step out of Weimar to go to Eisenach and see Wartburg Castle, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Buchenwald Memorial, admire the masterpieces at Bauhaus-Museum Weimar, stroll around Park an der Ilm, and see the interesting displays at Duchess Anna Amalia Library.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Weimar attractions planner.

Lisbon, Portugal to Weimar is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Weimar is 1 hour. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Lisbon in September; daily highs in Weimar reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Rostock.

Things to do in Weimar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Rostock, Germany

— 3 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Kunstmuhle and Heinrich-Schliemann Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Schleifmuhle and Sankt Johannes Kirche. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rostock: Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik (in Ostseebad Rerik), Nationales Naturmonument Ivenacker Eichen (in Ivenack) and Schloss Basedow (in Basedow). Next up on the itinerary: explore the engaging exhibits at Freilichtmuseum fur Volkskunde Schwerin-Muess and get a sense of history and politics at Das Arsenal am Pfaffenteich.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Rostock journey app.

You can drive from Weimar to Rostock in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Rostock are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Siauliai.

Things to do in Rostock

Museums · Beaches · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Siauliai, Lithuania

— 1 day
Šiauliai is the fourth largest city in Lithuania, with a population of 133,900. Start off your visit on the 8th (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. George's Church, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kryziu Kalnas, then see the interesting displays at Ruta Sokolado Muziejus, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Siauliai Cemetery.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Siauliai travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Rostock to Siauliai takes 14 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rostock to Siauliai due to the time zone difference. In September in Siauliai, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Rokiskis.

Things to do in Siauliai

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Rokiskis, Lithuania

— 1 night
Rokiškis is a city in northeastern Lithuania with population of about 14,400.HistoryThe legend of the founding of Rokiškis tells about a hunter called Rokas who had been hunting for hares . On the 9th (Wed), appreciate the extensive heritage of Ilzenberg Manor and then get engrossed in the history at Rokiskis Regional Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rokiskis trip planner.

Getting from Siauliai to Rokiskis by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Poltava.

Things to do in Rokiskis

Museums · Historic Sites

Poltava, Ukraine

— 1 day
Poltava is a city located on the Vorskla River in central Ukraine. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Long-Range Strategic Aviation Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sampsoniy Church, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Savior Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Poltava route planner.

You can drive from Rokiskis to Poltava in 14.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sevastopol.

Things to do in Poltava

Historic Sites · Museums

Sevastopol, Crimea

— 3 nights
Situated between Ukraine and Russia, Sevastopol represents a laid-back coastal city with impressive naval history and a desirable microclimate for vacationers.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vorontsov Palace and Park complex and Chekhov House & Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Bronebashennaya beregovaya batareya №35 and Bakhchisaray Historical, Cultural and Archaeological Museum-Reserve. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sevastopol: St. George Monastery (in Balaklava), Mangup Mountain Annunciation Monastery (in Khodzha Sala) and Foros Church of the Resurrection of Christ (in Foros). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Chersonesus St.Volodymyr Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at The State Museum-Preserve Tauric Chersonese, explore the striking landscape at Cape Fiolent, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Michael the Archangel.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Sevastopol sightseeing planning website.

Traveling by car from Poltava to Sevastopol takes 10.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Sevastopol

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Lviv, Ukraine

— 2 nights

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Lychakiv Cemetery and Insomnia - The Haunted House will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Svyatogo Yura Cathedral and Armenian Virgin Mary's Dormition Church. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lviv: Krekhivsky Monastery of St. Nicholas Basilian Fathers (in Krekhiv) and Bear Sanctuary Domazhyr (in Zhorniska). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, make a trip to Rynok Square, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Andrew.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Lviv trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Sevastopol to Lviv takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, taxi, bus, and flight; or drive. In September, daytime highs in Lviv are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 4 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Bled Island and St. Martin's Parish Church will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Galerija Hest and Galerija Fotografija. Go for a jaunt from Ljubljana to Bled to see Parasailing & Paragliding about 44 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Nicholas, stroll the grounds of Žale Cemetery, and pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Michael.

To find reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Ljubljana journey maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Lviv to Ljubljana takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Lviv to Ljubljana, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September in Ljubljana, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 5 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Piazzale Michelangelo and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Siena (Cappelleria Bertacchi, Battistero di San Giovanni, &more). The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of bus and train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ljubljana in September: high temperatures in Florence hover around 30°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Palermo.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Palermo, Italy

— 3 nights
The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz.
You'll explore and learn at Museo dell'Acciuga and Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio. Cattedrale di Palermo and Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Palermo: Duomo di Monreale (in Monreale) and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro (in Castellammare del Golfo). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Norman Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of San Cataldo, admire the striking features of Palazzo Conte Federico, and don't miss a visit to Nobile e Monumentale Chiesa dell'Immacolata Concezione al Capo.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Palermo trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Florence to Palermo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lyon.

Things to do in Palermo

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Lyon, France

— 3 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere and Vieux Lyon. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon and Musee Dauphinois. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lyon: Grenoble (Musee de la Resistance et de la Deportation de l'Isere & Musee de Grenoble). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere, make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, and examine the collection at Musee Miniature et Cinema.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Lyon trip maker tool.

You can fly from Palermo to Lyon in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of ferry and car. In September, daytime highs in Lyon are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Santander.

Things to do in Lyon

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Santander, Spain

— 2 nights

Spain's Most Elegant City

Known for its prime north coast location and elegant city center, Santander remains the central destination for tourism and commerce in the whole Cantabrian region.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Iglesia de San Salvador de Cantamuda and Iglesia de San Jorge. Get a sense of the local culture at La Finca del Marques de Valdecilla and Museo Herminio Revilla. Change things up with these side-trips from Santander: Bison Bonasus (in San Cebrian de Muda), Colegiata de Santa Cruz (in Castaneda) and Centro Ornitologico del Embalse del Ebro (in Campoo de Yuso). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Costa Quebrada Geologic Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Pedro de Cervatos, and take an in-depth tour of Centro de Interpretacion de la Mineria.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Santander trip builder tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Lyon to Santander in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Salamanca.

Things to do in Santander

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Salamanca, Spain

— 4 nights

Golden City

Salamanca is one of the most visited cities in Spain.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Ciudad Vieja de Salamanca and Plaza de Anaya. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ieronimus and New Cathedral (Catedral Nueva). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Cathedral (Catedral Vieja), steep yourself in history at Plaza de Toros de Salamanca, admire the striking features of Escuelas Menores, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Capilla de la Sta. Vera Cruz.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Salamanca holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Santander to Salamanca takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Santander in October, Salamanca is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Segovia.

Things to do in Salamanca

Historic Sites · Museums

Segovia, Spain

— 4 nights

Light of Castilla

As one of Spain’s most well-preserved medieval cities, Segovia is known for its 1st-century Roman aqueduct that runs through the city center.
Visit Alcazar of Segovia and Santa Cruz la Real for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Acueduct of Segovia and Iglesia de los Santos Justo y Pastor. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Catedral de Segovia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iglesia de la Vera Cruz, get to know the fascinating history of Calle Real de Segovia, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Esteban Church.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Segovia trip planner.

Traveling by train from Salamanca to Segovia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Salamanca in October, Segovia is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can travel to Cape Town.

Things to do in Segovia

Historic Sites · Museums

Cape Town, South Africa

— 4 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Robben Island Museum and Groote Kerk. Do some cultural sightseeing at District Six Museum and Maclear's Beacon. There's lots more to do: take some stellar pictures from Cape Point, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Signal Hill, examine the collection at South African Jewish Museum, and admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden.

To find more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cape Town trip planner.

Getting from Segovia to Cape Town by flight takes about 18.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Segovia to Cape Town. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Segovia in October: highs in Cape Town hover around 27°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums

Medellin, Colombia

— 2 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Museum Pablo Escobar, then get engrossed in the history at Museo de Antioquia, and then steep yourself in history at Pueblito Paisa. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, and finally let the kids burn off some steam at Parque Lleras.

To see more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Medellin trip planning app.

Fly from Cape Town to Medellin in 28 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Cape Town to Medellin due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cape Town in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Medellin: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Colorado Springs.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Colorado Springs, United States

— 2 nights
Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
You'll explore and learn at National Museum of World War II Aviation and Miramont Castle Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Colorado City and Manitou Cliff Dwellings. Change things up with a short trip to Colorado Wolf and Wildlife Center in Divide (about 42 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: walk around Garden of the Gods, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy, and admire the masterpieces at Michael Garman Museum & Gallery.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Colorado Springs online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Medellin to Colorado Springs with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Medellin to Colorado Springs is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Medellin in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Colorado Springs: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Denver.

Things to do in Colorado Springs

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denver, United States

— 3 nights

Mile-High City

Aptly nicknamed the "Mile-High City," Denver sits at an altitude of 1,600 m (5,280 ft) above sea level, located right where the Great Plains give way to the Rocky Mountains.
You'll explore and learn at Kirkland Museum of Fine & Decorative Art and National Ballpark Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Denver Botanic Gardens and Denver Art Museum. There's still lots to do: see the sky in a new way at Denver Museum of Nature & Science, pause for some serene contemplation at Trinity United Methodist Church, explore the world behind art at Clyfford Still Museum, and get to know the resident critters at Denver Zoo.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Denver attractions site.

Traveling by car from Colorado Springs to Denver takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Denver

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Thuringia travel guide

4.3
Castles · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Thuringia is a predominantly mountainous and forested region of Germany. Ancient towns and castles that stubbornly refuse to succumb to the ravages of time dot the countryside. Though it remains one of the lesser-known vacation spots among German provinces, Thuringia enjoys a good reputation among domestic visitors. The area attracts travelers with a wide selection of national parks, ski resorts, and an extensive network of hiking trails. Thuringia boasts a proud heritage of athletic achievement; its athletes have won more than half of Germany's Winter Olympic gold medals in the last 20 years. The land is more than just a holiday haven for sports enthusiasts. The region has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for artists such as Bach, Goethe, and Schiller.

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Beaches · Castles
Claiming to be Germany's "must-sea" vacation destination, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania boasts nearly 2,000 km (1,243 mi) of coastline. Seaside resorts, sandy beaches, World Heritage-listed towns, and unspoiled natural areas are all within a seashell's throw. Take just a short drive from the Baltic Sea to start exploring one of continental Europe's largest unbroken areas of rivers and lakes. Deeper inland, the region's countryside is a colorful mosaic of small towns and sleepy villages. The surrounding rugged hills, sparkling lakes, and rivers were formed by glacial activity ages ago. A land rich in history and culture, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania contains more than 2,000 palaces, stately homes, and lavish gardens. Many now serve as venues for the state's array of things to do, including concerts, festivals, open-air operettas, and theatre performances. Rent a canoe to sail one of the region's countless lakes, or take a trip from the north of the state all the way to Berlin through the network of interconnected waterways.

Siauliai County travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Specialty Museums · Churches
Šiauliai County is one of ten counties in Lithuania. It is in the north of the country, and its capital is Šiauliai. On 1 July 2010, the county administration was abolished, and since that date, Šiauliai County remains as the territorial and statistical unit.HistoryFormation of administrative regions in Lithuania started in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania in the 18th century.In October 1795, Catherine II of Russia granted Šiauliai the city rights and the privilege to become the capital town of the region. Administrative division of Russian Empire remained unchanged up to the end of World War I. When the war came to its end, in 1918 Lithuania was restored as an independent state.On December 17, 1918, a circular No.1 was issued "On Municipalities in Lithuania" that declared that the entire area of Lithuania would be divided into the regions - apskritys (county sometimes translated into English as a provinces or counties). There were 10 apskritys in Lithuania.In 1937 Siauliai county's overall territory was 6042 km² and 210 thousands people lived there. It was the largest apskritis in Lithuania.In 1940 the Soviet Union occupied Lithuania and reformed the administrative system. The county system remained until 1950 when the counties were abolished and entire area was divided into smaller units - districts, or rajonas in Lithuanian.Only in 1994 - four years after the restoration of Lithuania's independence in 1990 - the apskritys were created again. However, the interwar apskritys should not be mixed with current apskritys, as their purpose, sizes, and number are all different, see administrative division of Lithuania. The entire area of Lithuania is currently divided into 10 larger units - apskritys and smaller districts, consisting of urban and rural elderships.

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Panevezys County travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Breweries · Outdoor Activities

Poltava Oblast travel guide

3.9
Monuments · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Poltava Oblast is an oblast of central Ukraine. The administrative center of the oblast is the city of Poltava. Most of its territory is part of the historic Cossack Hetmanate . Population:Two other important cities there are Horishni Plavni and Kremenchuk.GeographyPoltava Oblast is situated in the central part of Ukraine. Located on the left bank of Dnieper, Poltava region was part of the Cossack Hetmanate. It has an area of 28,800 km². The oblast borders upon Chernihiv, Sumy, Kharkiv, Dnipropetrovsk, Kirovohrad, Cherkasy and Kyiv regions.Points of interestThe following historic-cultural sites were nominated for the Seven Wonders of Ukraine. Gogol preserve-museum Kotliarevsky villa Mykolaivska Church Poltava ethnical museum Cross-Erecting monasteryDemographicsAt 2005-05-01, its population was 1,584,446, and population density was 59 people per 1 km².

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Crimea travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · History Museums
The diamond-shaped Crimean Peninsula clings to the mainland by two small strips of land, with the rest of the region entirely surrounded by sea. Towering mountains, lush forest, picturesque beaches, curious cave cities, and vast vineyards populate the almost-island, providing a long, rich list of things to do. The scenic and varied landscape makes it an ideal vacation destination for adventurous hikers and keen cyclists. However, be warned that there is little signposting along routes. Those interested in the history and culture of the region will relish the opportunity to observe the legacy of Crimea's many Imperial rulers from over the centuries, evident in its architecture, cuisine, culture, and ethnic diversity. After the Ukranian revolution of 2014, Russia annexed the majority of the peninsula, thrusting it into the center of international attention.

Lviv Oblast travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Cemeteries
Home to forested mountains, ancient monasteries, imposing castles, and what is arguably Ukraine's most charming city, Lviv Oblast offers a wealth of varied and beautiful places to visit. The region is noticeably more tourist-oriented than the rest of the country, particularly within the city of Lviv. The regional capital managed to survive Soviet rule largely unscathed by harsh Stalinist architecture and boasts a World Heritage Site city center, cobbled streets, and colorful buildings. Make sure to allow time in your itinerary for a leisurely cup of coffee; the inhabitants of Lviv are famous for their love of the caffeinated beverage.

Tuscany travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance
Known for its landscapes, traditions, and history, Tuscany possesses an unparalleled artistic legacy that continues to influence world culture. Regarded as the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance, the region boasts a lengthy list of attractions, including world-class museums, art galleries, and archeological sites. With a distinct culture and a very strong linguistic identity, this region is sometimes referred to as a nation within a nation. A land of picture-postcard areas, Tuscany contains plenty of places to visit on your holiday, with seven World Heritage Sites, including the historic town centers of Florence and Siena. With more than 120 protected nature preserves, Tuscany is not only a land of culture and historic monuments, but also a great place to discover and enjoy the Italian outdoors. Take it slowly here (as the locals do), and give yourself plenty of time to get to know the local culture and cuisine of Tuscany's medieval towns and ancient villages.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.

Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014; it resulted from the merger of Auvergne and Rhône-Alpes. The new region came into effect on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015.The region covers an area of more than 69711km2, making it the third largest in metropolitan France, with a population of 7,695,264, second only to Île-de-France.ToponymyThe text of the territorial reform law gives interim names for most of the merged regions, combining the names of their constituent regions separated by hyphens. Permanent names would be proposed by the new regional councils and confirmed by the Conseil d'État by 1 October 2016.The interim name of the new administrative region was a hyphenated placename, composed of the historic region of Auvergne, the river Rhône, and the French Alps. The same name has been chosen as the definitive name, which was officialized by the Conseil d'État on 28 September 2016.GeographyThe region borders Occitanie and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur to the south, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to the north, Nouvelle-Aquitaine to the west, Switzerland (Cantons of Geneva, Valais and Vaud) and Italy (Aosta Valley and Piedmont) to the northeast and east.

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Cantabria travel guide

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Beaches · Zoos · Architectural Buildings
A region rich in archeological attractions, Cantabria is perhaps best known for Altamira cave, often called the "Sistine Chapel of Prehistoric Art." A land of lush vegetation and colorful artistic heritage, it’s also home to numerous nature reserves, mountain valleys, and short but very rapid rivers. Offering a little of everything, its sandy beaches and modern seaside resorts have brought about a boom in international tourism. Deeper inland, quiet country roads and an extensive network of trails offer a chance for leisurely sightseeing in this rugged region on foot, or by car or bicycle.

Castile and Leon travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Churches
Spain’s largest autonomous region, Castile and León was formed by the union of two ancient kingdoms. Old Castile and the Kingdom of León suffered separations and reunifications several times during the Middle Ages. This region’s wealth of historical attractions includes three cities that are World Heritage Sites. The countryside is punctuated by archeological sites, Roman mines, Gothic churches, and tiny villages established many centuries ago. Each colorful community has its own distinctive character, culture, and art. Take a trip to some of the area's award-winning wineries, many of which offer tours.

Western Cape travel guide

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Wineries & Vineyards · Nature & Parks · Mountains
Shifting landscapes of towering mountains, patchworks of farmlands, and sandy beaches draw visitors from all around the world to the Western Cape. Delve into the bustling commercial and industrial center of Cape Town, or tour quaint wineries dotting the countryside, where you'll receive a warm welcome and plenty of gastronomic delights. Active vacations in the Western Cape make the most of a large number of outdoor activities and extreme sports, such as bungee-jumping, 4x4 driving, and jeep safaris through the region's wilderness.

Antioquia Department travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Aquariums · Historic Sites

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.