60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Inverness, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 2 nights
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 6 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 6 nights
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Bucharest, Romania
— 1 night
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Irkutsk, Russia
— 1 night
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Ulan-Ude, Russia
— 1 night
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Changchun, China
— 1 day
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Lijiang, China
— 1 day
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Bukit Lawang, Indonesia
— 1 night
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
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Inverness, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Gateway to the Highlands

Inverness, often described as the Gateway to the Highlands, is a thriving commercial and industrial center.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Highland Aviation Museum and Tarbat Discovery Centre. Get some cultural insight at Nigg Old Church and Cille Choirill Church. Get out of town with these interesting Inverness side-trips: East Church (in Cromarty), Newtonmore (Ardverikie Estate & Clan Macpherson Museum) and RZSS Highland Wildlife Park (in Kingussie). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Cairngorm Reindeer Centre, take in the history at Culloden Battlefield, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Kirk Yard, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Inverness travel route planning tool.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Inverness is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. January in Inverness sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Inverness

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Museum of Scotland and Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Yacht Britannia. Go for a jaunt from Edinburgh to Glasgow to see The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 11th (Sat) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, get great views at Calton Hill, take in panoramic vistas at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Inverness to Edinburgh takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Edinburgh can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Stockholm, Sweden

— 6 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Moderna Museet - Stockholm. Get some cultural insight at Skansen and Hallwyl Museum (Hallwylska Museet). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, stop by Stockholm Old Town, admire the masterpieces at Magasin III Museum for Contemporary Art, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Monteliusvagen.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Stockholm takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a train. Traveling from Edinburgh to Stockholm, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Edinburgh in January: high temperatures in Stockholm hover around 0°C and lows are around -5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Riga.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Riga, Latvia

— 2 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Riga Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Salaspils Memorial Ensemble, wander the streets of Old City Riga (Vecriga), then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and finally examine the collection at Latvijas Okupācijas muzejs. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Freedom Monument, then steep yourself in history at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Riga Motormuseum.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Riga trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Stockholm to Riga takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Stockholm to Riga, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. January in Riga sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Riga

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War and then take an in-depth tour of Museum Strana Mini. On the next day, examine the collection at Dudutki Museum Complex.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Minsk tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Riga to Minsk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Riga to Minsk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riga in January, expect slightly colder with lows of -10°C in Minsk. On the 22nd (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums

Side Trip

Warsaw, Poland

— 6 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Old Town and Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum and The National Museum in Warsaw. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, contemplate the long history of Lazienki Palace (Palac Lazienkowski), get a new perspective on nature at Geological Museum - National Research Institute, and examine the collection at NBP Money Centre.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Warsaw tour planner.

You can fly from Minsk to Warsaw in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Warsaw due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Minsk in January, with highs in Warsaw at 0°C and lows at -5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Krakow.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Krakow, Poland

— 6 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera. Get a sense of the local culture at Wieliczka Salt Mine and Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square. Spend the 31st (Fri) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, and get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Krakow trip planning website.

Getting from Warsaw to Krakow by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. January in Krakow sees daily highs of 1°C and lows of -5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Bucharest, Romania

— 1 night
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
On the 4th (Tue), view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then explore the world behind art at Peasant Museum (Muzeul Taranului Roman), then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally steep yourself in history at Stavropoleos Monastery.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bucharest day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Bucharest takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In February, daytime highs in Bucharest are 6°C, while nighttime lows are -3°C. You'll have a few hours on the 5th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Irkutsk.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Irkutsk, Russia

— 1 night

Paris of Siberia

The most popular stop on the Trans-Siberian railway, Irkutsk gained fame as the cultural center of Decembrist exiles.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Kazan.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Irkutsk trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Bucharest to Irkutsk by flight takes about 16 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Bucharest to Irkutsk, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Bucharest in February, with highs in Irkutsk at -9°C and lows at -25°C. You will leave for Ulan-Ude on the 7th (Fri).

Things to do in Irkutsk

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Ulan-Ude, Russia

— 1 night
Ulan-Ude is the capital city of the Republic of Buryatia, Russia; it is located about 100km southeast of Lake Baikal on the Uda River at its confluence with the Selenga. Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Datsan Rinpoche Bagsha.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ulan-Ude holiday planner.

You can drive from Irkutsk to Ulan-Ude in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Traveling from Irkutsk in February, things will get little chillier in Ulan-Ude: highs are around -13°C and lows about -30°C. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Changchun.

Things to do in Ulan-Ude

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Changchun, China

— 1 day

China's Automobile City

Capital of Jilin Province, Changchun witnessed some turbulent 20th-century Chinese history, occupied at times by both the Japanese and Soviets.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): examine the collection at Puppet Emperor's Palace (Wei Huang Gong).

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Changchun trip itinerary planning website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ulan-Ude to Changchun. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Ulan-Ude in February, with highs in Changchun at -5°C and lows at -19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 9th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Lijiang.

Things to do in Changchun

Museums

Lijiang, China

— 1 day

Suzhou on the Plateau

The cultural capital of the Naxi people, one of the 55 minority ethnic groups in the country, Lijang traces its history back over 800 years, with the city developing from a trading post on the ancient Southern Silk Road.
On the 10th (Mon), appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town of Lijiang - China.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Lijiang trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Changchun to Lijiang takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Bukit Lawang.

Things to do in Lijiang

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Bukit Lawang, Indonesia

— 1 night
Tucked away in Northern Sumatra, the small charming village of Bukit Lawang is best known for its World Heritage-listed Sumatran orangutan sanctuary, and also serves as a convenient base for accessing the surrounding jungle and national park.
Keep things going the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bukit Lawang Jungle and then look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bukit Lawang sightseeing planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Lijiang to Bukit Lawang. Traveling from Lijiang to Bukit Lawang, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, daytime highs in Bukit Lawang are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Bukit Lawang

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Joan Miro Foundation capture your imagination. Visit Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas for their historical value. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey in Montserrat, about 1h 10 min away. Spend the 17th (Mon) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, explore the historical opulence of Montjuic Castle, examine the collection at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, and wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bukit Lawang to Barcelona. The time zone difference when traveling from Bukit Lawang to Barcelona is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Bukit Lawang in February, expect Barcelona to be cooler, temps between 17°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Prado National Museum and Alcazar of Segovia. Your inner history buff will appreciate Plaza Mayor and Catedral Primada. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Segovia (Padres Carmelitas, Catedral de Segovia, &more) and Toledo (Alcazar - Biblioteca de Castilla-La Mancha, Museo de Santa Cruz, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, walk around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Cerralbo, and see the interesting displays at Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Madrid day trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in February: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 13°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Seville.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Seville, Spain

— 5 nights

City of Towers

A city of rich Moorish heritage, Seville is the cultural and financial center of southern Spain, and the site of numerous festivals throughout the year.
Get some cultural insight at Plaza de España and Baños Arabes. Royal Alcázar of Seville and Catedral de Sevilla will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Seville: Ronda (Iglesia de Nuestra Señora de la Merced Ronda, Paddock Paradise Ronda, &more). There's lots more to do: visit Barrio Santa Cruz, take a stroll through Centro Historico de Sevilla, admire the masterpieces at Museo De Bellas Artes De Sevilla, and make a trip to Torre del Oro.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Seville trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Seville takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in February, expect Seville to be a bit warmer, temps between 18°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Seville

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Scotland travel guide

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

Poland travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Irkutsk Oblast travel guide

4.4
Monuments · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Consisting mostly of rugged hills and broad river valleys, Irkutsk Oblast encompasses areas north and west of Lake Baikal, a World Heritage Site topping the itineraries of most visitors to this part of the world. Covered in dense forests and rich in gold, oil, and natural gas, the area remains one of Russia's wildest and remotest parts. The regional capital Irkutsk serves as the gateway to Lake Baikal and provides a convenient stopover for trans-Siberian railway travelers. A lively center of culture and tourism, the city boasts historic churches, modern museums, and trendy eateries. Popular activities include camping on one of Lake Baikal's islands and rafting on the Irkut River.

Republic of Buryatia travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments · Specialty Museums

Jilin travel guide

3.8
Parks · Bodies of Water · Mountains
Occupying the central part of northeast China in what was once Manchuria, Jilin borders Russia and North Korea. Tourist attractions in Jilin include ice festivals and winter sports, scenic mountains and intact nature with over 100 swamps. The 9,000 medicinal herbs cultivated here make Jilin a leader in traditional Chinese medicine. Walk through a forest of ice-rimmed trees, view steles atop steep cliffs, and explore World Heritage-listed mausoleums and the pyramidal tomb of an ancient Korean general. Outdoor lovers on vacation in Jilin can tour its scenic lake and hike to royal Chinese tombs and ancient gravesites in the mountains.

Yunnan travel guide

4.2
Historic Walking Areas · Bodies of Water · Historic Sites
One of the most diverse provinces in China, Yunnan offers a wide range of attractions, ranging from UNESCO-protected stone forest formations to ancient Tibetan monasteries. Sightseeing in Yunnan includes visits to picturesque old town zones--some of the best-preserved in China--as well as seeing some of the country's most elaborate pagodas. Yunnan’s intact nature--which sits relatively close to urban areas--as well as year-round, spring-like climate provides excellent hiking opportunities. You can hike in beautiful nature along well-maintained trails and see spectacular rice terraces, swim in one of the deepest and cleanest lakes in China, or visit a diverse range of ethnic villages. Buy some delicious local tea and try some exquisite rice noodles.

Sumatra travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Sumatra, the largest island wholly in Indonesia, embraces wildness to the point that the region is steeped in myths and legends. Jungles here teem with orangutans, tigers, rhinos, and elephants, while smoldering volcanoes create an otherworldly environment. In the towns, cultural landmarks of religious and historical importance sit alongside new feats of impressive engineering, entertainment attractions, and tourist-focused shopping districts.

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.