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

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

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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Helsinki, Finland
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Kyoto, Japan
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Sydney, Australia
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San Francisco, United States
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New York City, United States
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Canaima National Park, Venezuela
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles), Rouen (Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen) and Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, stop by Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Paris is an approximately 17-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 7 hours traveling from Taipei to Paris. Traveling from Taipei in March, expect nights in Paris to be much colder, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

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 Tate Modern capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Natural History Museum and St. Paul's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting London side-trips: St Oswald's Church (in Swinbrook), Stonehenge (in Amesbury) and Greystones Farm (in Bourton-on-the-Water). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, explore the world behind art at Victoria and Albert Museum, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and steep yourself in history at Tower of London.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read London trip maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. Let the collections at National Museum of Scotland and Stills Gallery capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Strathblane Falconry in Strathblane (about 1h 30 min away). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, tour the pleasant surroundings at Calton Hill, steep yourself in history at Advocate's Close, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Edinburgh tour planner.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In March in Edinburgh, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Get some cultural insight at Nyhavn and Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling. Take a break from Copenhagen with a short trip to Fuglereservat Vaserne in Birkerod, about 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, wander the streets of Stroeget, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, and explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Copenhagen online holiday planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Copenhagen by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Edinburgh to Copenhagen is 1 hour. March in Copenhagen sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Helsinki.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Helsinki, Finland

— 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Wed): browse the exhibits of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, take an in-depth tour of The National Museum of Finland, admire the landmark architecture of Temppeliaukio Church, pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip maker website.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Helsinki in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Copenhagen to Helsinki, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In March, Helsinki is a bit cooler than Copenhagen - with highs of 3°C and lows of -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kyoto.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums

Kyoto, Japan

— 2 nights
The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Nijo Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kinkaku-ji, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kiyomizu-dera Temple, and finally steep yourself in history at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Osaka Shiritsu Toyo Toji Museum, examine the collection at Todaiji Temple Cultural Center, then steep yourself in history at Sanjusangendo Temple, then explore the world behind art at Hosomi Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Kyoto International Manga Museum.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kyoto trip maker tool.

You can fly from Helsinki to Kyoto in 14.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Helsinki to Kyoto is 7 hours. In March, Kyoto is a bit warmer than Helsinki - with highs of 16°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Kyoto

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sydney, Australia

— 3 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get some cultural insight at The Rocks and Art Gallery of New South Wales. Museum-lovers will appreciate Australian National Maritime Museum and Hyde Park Barracks. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Saint Bonaventure's Church (in Leura), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & Katoomba Cascades). There's still lots to do: catch a live performance at Sydney Opera House, look for all kinds of wild species at Muogamarra Nature Reserve, stop by Darling Harbour, and take in the dramatic natural features at Mrs Macquarie's Chair.

To find ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Sydney trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Kyoto to Sydney takes 14 hours. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kyoto to Sydney due to the time zone difference. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Kyoto in March, with highs in Sydney at 30°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Gate Bridge and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. Museum-lovers will appreciate de Young Museum and Asian Art Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Safari West in Santa Rosa (about 1h 30 min away). There's much more to do: head off the coast to Alcatraz Island, examine the collection at Exploratorium, engage your brain at California Academy of Sciences, and admire the masterpieces at Legion of Honor.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our San Francisco planning app.

You can fly from Sydney to San Francisco in 17 hours. You'll gain 18 hours traveling from Sydney to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Sydney in March; daily highs in San Francisco reach 21°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to travel to New York City.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

New York City, United States

— 3 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at 9/11 Memorial and Ellis Island. The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. When in New York City, make a side trip to see Edwin B. Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, approximately Oceanville away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), make a trip to Rockefeller Center, take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our New York City trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from San Francisco to New York City by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of subway, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in March, things will get a bit cooler in New York City: highs are around 11°C and lows about 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Canaima National Park.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Canaima National Park, Venezuela

— 1 night
One of the largest national parks in the world, Canaima National Park encompasses 30,000 sq km (12 sq mi) of distinct landscapes, varied wildlife, and the world's highest waterfalls.
For other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Canaima National Park trip planner.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Canaima National Park takes 17.5 hours. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Canaima National Park

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Visit Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza Mayor for their historical value. Prado National Museum and Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Penalara Natural Park (in Rascafria), Toledo (El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, Catedral Primada, &more) and Kuna Iberica (in Navas del Rey). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, identify plant and animal life at Faunia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Royal Chapel of St. Anthony of La Florida, and steep yourself in history at Museo Cerralbo.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Madrid trip simple and quick.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Canaima National Park to Madrid. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Parc Guell. Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Parc de Montjuic capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona tour website.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In April in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Transportation

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini will appeal to museum buffs. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria della Vittoria, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazza del Duomo. Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Museo di San Marco will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Siena (Duomo di Siena & Nature & Wildlife Tours) and Crete Senesi (in Asciano). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Florence day trip site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Florence sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Do some cultural sightseeing at Grossmunster and Landesmuseum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: Biosphaere Entlebuch (in Lucerne) and Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona (in Glarus). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Fraumünster Church, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Zurich is little chillier than Florence - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Fort Thungen, admire the landmark architecture of Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, admire the landmark architecture of Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Luxembourg City day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. April in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Rijksmuseum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), contemplate the waterfront views at Het Twiske, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kinderboerderij Gliphoeve.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker website.

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Amsterdam in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Japan travel guide

4.3
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.

Australia travel guide

4.7
Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

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.

Venezuela travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Landmarks · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Grace
A vacation in Venezuela, one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, can be both affordable and highly rewarding. From snowcapped mountains and vast grassland, to tropical islands and lush rainforests, Venezuela's varied landscapes are a paradise for nature lovers. Whether you're looking to laze on the Caribbean beaches, trek through the verdant jungles, or immerse yourself in the vibrant city culture, a Venezuela holiday offers something for everyone. Admire the world's highest waterfalls, go island hopping, discover tasty local delicacies, and witness the sheer abundance of wildlife and endemic species in Venezuela.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

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.