60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe visit planner

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Oslo, Norway
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Vienna, Austria
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Athens, Greece
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Nice, France
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Barcelona, Spain
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Dutch National Opera & Ballet, City Challenge app, city exploration game, Westeinderplassen, and other attractions you added. Anne Frank House and Portuguese Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Zaanse Schans, contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and savor the flavors at Brouwerij 't IJ.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning app.

Salt Lake City, USA to Amsterdam is an approximately 13-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Salt Lake City to Amsterdam. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Salt Lake City in June: highs in Amsterdam hover around 68°F, while lows dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Oslo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oslo, Norway

— 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Get some historical perspective at Norsk Folkemuseum and 22 July Centre. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Vigeland Museum and Viking Ship Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Fram Museum, get engrossed in the history at Kon-Tiki Museum, stop by Tjuvholmen Neighbourhood, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Norway Nasjonalgalleriet.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oslo trip builder tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder evenings in Oslo when traveling from Amsterdam in June, with lows around 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks

Vienna, Austria

— 3 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then stroll the grounds of Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), and then steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Jesuits, then contemplate the long history of Chapel of St. Virgil, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Vienna trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Getting from Oslo to Vienna by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Oslo in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Vienna: highs are around 77°F and lows about 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Wineries · Museums · Tours

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 2 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Get some cultural insight at Ljubljana Old Town and Bled Castle. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Plečnik's House and Old Town Centre of Radovljica. Get out of town with these interesting Ljubljana side-trips: Bled (St. Martin's Parish Church & Parasailing & Paragliding). There's much more to do: take in the views from Triple Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of St. Nicholas, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje, and ponder the world of politics at Town Hall.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Ljubljana trip planning app.

Getting from Vienna to Ljubljana by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. In June, daily temperatures in Ljubljana can reach 77°F, while at night they dip to 54°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Sultanahmet Square, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, soak in style at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Eminonu Square, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), and finally wander the streets of Beyoglu.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

You can fly from Ljubljana to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Ljubljana in June, with lows around 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites · Spas

Athens, Greece

— 5 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Temple of Hephaestus and Acropolis Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Athens: Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Mycenae (Lion Gate, Citadel and Treasury of Atreus, &more). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Plaka, visit Anafiotika, explore the ancient world of Temple of Athena Nike, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Athens planning tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Athens, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Istanbul in June, with highs in Athens at 86°F and lows at 70°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Visit Dubrovnik City Walls and Prijeko street for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cavtat Old Town and Dominican Monastery. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Synagogue, and get great views at Minceta Fortress.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Dubrovnik vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Athens in July: high temperatures in Dubrovnik hover around 85°F and lows are around 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trip

Rome, Italy

— 9 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Basilica di San Pietro in Vincoli and Centro Storico Associazione Centro Storico. Explore Rome's surroundings by going to Necropoli della Banditaccia (in Cerveteri), Moai Beach (in Passo Oscuro) and Bau Beach (in Maccarese). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Venezia, and delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Rome travel route website.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 70°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Tours

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): learn about winemaking at Ruffino - Tenuta di Poggio Casciano, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, kick back and relax at Easy Living - Spiaggia sull'Arno, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, Florence is little chillier at night with lows of 65°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 2 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.
Get some cultural insight at Ville medieval and Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice. Discover out-of-the-way places like Chapelle des Pénitents Blancs and La Cathedrale Notre-Dame de la Nativite de Vence. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Eglise de Biot (in Biot) and Chapelle de la Garoupe (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Massena Museum, get outside with Promenade du Paillon, steep yourself in history at Monastère de Cimiez, and take an in-depth tour of Musee Renoir.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Nice trip planner.

You can drive from Florence to Nice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Florence in July, you will find days in Nice are little chillier (81°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (71°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Colonia Guell Gaudi Crypt. Step off the beaten path and head to El Born and Ciutat Vella. Step out of Barcelona with an excursion to Beach Castelldelfels Barcelona in Castelldefels--about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, get to know the fascinating history of Plaça de Sant Felip Neri, stroll around Parc Guell, and wander the streets of Las Ramblas.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 71°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, get engrossed in the history at Memorial De La Shoah, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and step off the mainland to explore Ile Saint-Louis.

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris travel planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in July, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 79°F and lows about 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

London, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to IWM Duxford and Westminster Abbey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Wallace Collection and Tower of London. Explore London's surroundings by going to Cambridge (University of Cambridge & Cambridge American Cemetery and Memorial). There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Westminster, don't miss a visit to Trafalgar Square, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Old Royal Naval College.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the London road trip planning website.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to London. Traveling from Paris in July, you will find days in London are little chillier (73°F), and nights are about the same (56°F). Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Trinity College Dublin. Visit Guinness Storehouse and 14 Henrietta Street for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dublin: Dalkey Castle and Heritage Centre (in Dalkey) and Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, stroll around St Stephens Green, admire the masterpieces at Chester Beatty, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Colmcille's Church.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Dublin tour planner.

Traveling by flight from London to Dublin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, Dublin is little chillier than London - with highs of 68°F and lows of 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Tours

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Rosslyn Chapel and Edinburgh Castle. Dunfermline Abbey and Palace and Grassmarket will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: step into the grandiose world of Craigmillar Castle, contemplate the long history of Inchcolm Abbey and Island, explore the different monuments and memorials at Greyfriars Kirkyard, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Holyrood Abbey.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Edinburgh tour planner.

Fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In August, daytime highs in Edinburgh are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Torshavn.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Torshavn, Faroe Islands

— 3 nights
Tórshavn is the capital and largest town of the Faroe Islands. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kirkjubour Cathedral and Tinganes. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Nolsoyar Viti and Vesturkirkjan Church. Explore Torshavn's surroundings by going to Mulafossur Waterfall (in Vagar Island), Sandavagur (Sandavagur Church & Trollkonufingur) and Vestmanna Saga Museum (in Vestmanna). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Olavskirkjan, pause for some serene contemplation at Mariukirkjan, explore the world behind art at Listasavn Foroya, and steep yourself in history at Skansin Fortress.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Torshavn trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Torshavn takes 5.5 hours. When traveling from Edinburgh in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Torshavn: temperatures range from 55°F by day to 48°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Torshavn

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Reykjavik, Iceland

— 4 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Popular historic sites such as Hallgrimskirkja and Videy Island are in your itinerary. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Nautholsvik Geothermal Beach and Landakotskirkja. Venture out of the city with trips to Thermal Spas (in Grindavik) and Duushus Museum (in Keflavik). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Reykjavik Open Air Museum, stroll the grounds of Cemetery Holavallagardur, savor the flavors at Magical Iceland - Food & Wine Tours, and appreciate the history behind Reykjavik Art Museum Asmundarsafn.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Reykjavik online vacation planner.

Fly from Torshavn to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car. In August in Reykjavik, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 47°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 13th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Reykjavik

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

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.

Norway travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Nightlife · Specialty Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Faroe Islands travel guide

3.9
Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.

Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Churches · Thermal Spas
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.