58 days in Europe Itinerary

58 days in Europe Itinerary

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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Hyeres, France
— 4 nights
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Avignon, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 4 nights
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Rouen, France
— 3 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to London
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Glencoe, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Appreciate the collections at The State Hermitage Museum and Russian Museum. Visit Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood and Grand Peterhof Palace and Gardens for their historical value. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Peter and Paul Fortress, contemplate the long history of The Marly Palace, and make a trip to Palace Square.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our St. Petersburg holiday builder tool.

Copenhagen, Denmark to St. Petersburg is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 2 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Moscow, Russia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then contemplate the long history of Moscow Kremlin, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Red Square. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, then steep yourself in history at Lenin's Mausoleum, then explore the world behind art at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of The Holy Virgin.

For where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Moscow online travel route planner.

You can take a train from St. Petersburg to Moscow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. September in Moscow sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Fisherman's Bastion and Heroes' Square. Let the collections at House of Terror Museum and Museum of Applied Arts capture your imagination. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Budapest using our trip planner.

Getting from Moscow to Budapest by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Moscow in September, expect nights in Budapest to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule), Cannes (Musee de la Castre & Chapelle Bellini) and Biot (Eglise de Biot & Place des Arcades). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Presbytère, examine the collection at Musee de la Moto d'Entrevaux, and don't miss a visit to Cathedrale Notre Dame de l'Assomption d`Entrevaux.

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Fly from Budapest to Nice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Budapest in September, expect a bit warmer with lows of 21°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hyeres.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Hyeres, France

— 4 nights
Hyères, Provençal Occitan: Ieras in classical norm, or Iero in Mistralian norm) is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.The old town lies 4km from the sea clustered around the Castle of Saint Bernard, which is set on a hill. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de la Mine du Cap Garonne and Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema. Get some cultural insight at Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Chartreuse de la Verne. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hyeres: Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales (in Bandol), Six-Fours-les-Plages (Notre Dame du Mai & Chapelle Notre Dame de Pepiole) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer). And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste, explore the striking landscape at Sentier Jean Francois Jube, identify plant and animal life at La Route du Sel, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at La Certosa di La Verne.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Hyeres online day trip planner.

You can drive from Nice to Hyeres in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Nice in September, Hyeres is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Avignon.

Things to do in Hyeres

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Avignon, France

— 4 nights

City of Popes

An ancient town center surrounded by medieval ramparts, Avignon is a major city of Provence and a Mediterranean city in the Vaucluse department on the left bank of the Rhône River.
Get some cultural insight at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. Visit Palais des Papes and Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Avignon: Aix-en-Provence (Paul Cezanne’s Studio, Cours Mirabeau, &more), Site Memorial du Camp des Milles (in Les Milles) and Abbaye Saint Victor (in Marseille). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Tarascon, see the interesting displays at Musee Extraordinaire, and pause for some serene contemplation at Abbaye Saint-Michel de Frigolet.

For where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Avignon trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hyeres to Avignon by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. September in Avignon sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Avignon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get out of town with these interesting Paris side-trips: Versailles (Palace of Versailles, Temple de l'Amour, &more) and Australian National Memorial (in Fouilloy). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip planner.

Take a train from Avignon to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Avignon in September, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bayeux.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Bayeux, France

— 4 nights
Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mont Saint-Michel and Airborne Museum. Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Normandy Victory Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Bayeux: Ranville (Pegasus Memorial, Cimetières Militaires, &more), Mausolee du Mont d'Huisnes (in Huisnes sur Mer) and Mont-Saint-Michel (Maison de l'Artichaut & Église Saint-Pierre - Le Mont-Saint-Michel). There's lots more to do: stroll the grounds of Normandy American Cemetery, sample the fine beverages at Calvados Pere Magloire L'Experience, don't miss a visit to Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Saint-Germain-de-Livet.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bayeux trip website.

You can drive from Paris to Bayeux in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Bayeux sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can go by car to Rouen.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Rouen, France

— 3 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Popular historic sites such as Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Chapel Notre-Dame-du-Salut are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Fondation Claude Monet and Musee des Pecheries. Explore Rouen's surroundings by going to Giverny (Eglise Sainte-Radegonde de Giverny, Musee de Mecanique Naturelle, &more), Abbaye de Jumieges (in Jumieges) and Abbaye de Saint-Wandrille (in Saint-Wandrille-Rancon). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique Notre-Dame de Bonsecours, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, and take an in-depth tour of Chateau de Martainville.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rouen vacation builder app.

Traveling by car from Bayeux to Rouen takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Rouen, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Let the collections at National Gallery and Natural History Museum capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Buckingham Palace and The British Museum. Go for a jaunt from London to Smarden to see The Big Cat Sanctuary about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Westminster Abbey, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye.

To see traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read London trip planner.

Traveling by combination of car and train from Rouen to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rouen to London due to the time zone difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Bath.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Bath, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Stonehenge and The Roman Baths. Appreciate the collections at Corinium Museum and The Jane Austen Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Bath: Wilton House (in Wilton), Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe) and Snowshill Manor (in Snowshill). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Castle Combe Village, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tewkesbury Abbey, look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, and admire the landmark architecture of Bath Abbey.

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

You can take a train from London to Bath in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Grange-over-Sands.

Things to do in Bath

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Grange-over-Sands, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Known for its friendly people and balmy climate, Grange-over-Sands serves as a home base for holidaymakers who come to explore the surrounding area.
Get some cultural insight at Lakeland Motor Museum and Hill Top, Beatrix Potter's House. Museum-lovers will appreciate Threlkeld Quarry and Mining Museum and Blackwell, The Arts & Crafts House. Venture out of the city with trips to Claife Viewing Station (in Far Sawrey), Troutbeck (Jesus Church & Townend) and St Lawrences Church (in Crosby Ravensworth). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Aira Force Waterfall, contemplate the long history of Stott Park Bobbin Mill, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Paul's Church, Grange over Sands, and step into the grandiose world of Sizergh Castle.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Grange-over-Sands road trip website.

Traveling by car from Bath to Grange-over-Sands takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Grange-over-Sands

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Yacht Britannia and Camera Obscura and World of Illusions. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Edinburgh Castle and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane) and The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel (in Glasgow). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to The Royal Mile, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Giles' Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at BobCat Alpacas.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh route planner.

Traveling by train from Grange-over-Sands to Edinburgh takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Glencoe.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Glencoe, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Glencoe or Glencoe Village is the main settlement in Glen Coe in the Lochaber area of the Scottish Highlands. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): identify plant and animal life at Glencoe & Dalness, identify plant and animal life at Glen Etive, then admire the verdant scenery at Glen Coe, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Highland Titles Nature Reserve. Keep things going the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Glencoe Lochan, then get engrossed in the history at Glencoe Folk Museum, and then delve into the lush surroundings at Ariundle Oakwood National Nature Reserve.

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You can drive from Edinburgh to Glencoe in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Glencoe are 15°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Drumnadrochit.

Things to do in Glencoe

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Drumnadrochit, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Drumnadrochit is a village in the Highland local government council area of Scotland, lying on the west shore of Loch Ness, at the foot of Glen Urquhart.HistoryThe settlement grew up around a bridge over the River Enrick and the name Drumnadrochit derives from the Scottish Gaelic 'druim na drochaid' meaning the 'Ridge of the Bridge'. Let the collections at Loch Ness Centre & Exhibition and Nessieland capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Eilean Donan Castle and Corrimony Chambered Cairn. Change things up with these side-trips from Drumnadrochit: Balmacara Estate and Lochalsh Woodland Walks (in Balmacara), General Wade’s Military Roads (in Fort Augustus) and Ratagan to Glenelg (in Ratagan). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aigas Field Centre, step into the grandiose world of Urquhart Castle, contemplate the long history of Fort Augustus Abbey, and take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Drumnadrochit travel planner.

Getting from Glencoe to Drumnadrochit by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Drumnadrochit can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Drumnadrochit

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Russia travel guide

4.7
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.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.