60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Vienna, Austria
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Krakow, Poland
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Berlin, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Oslo, Norway
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Helsinki, Finland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 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.
Change things up with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, stop by The Jordaan, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and get to know the resident critters at ARTIS.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Amsterdam online vacation planner.

Kelowna, Canada to Amsterdam is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Kelowna to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.
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Find places to stay Jun 1 — 5:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then admire the masterpieces at Groeningemuseum, then enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, and finally examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to The Markt, then contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, then sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bruges travel route builder tool.

You can drive from Amsterdam to Bruges in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Brussels.
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Find places to stay Jun 5 — 7:

Brussels, Belgium — 3 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), don't miss a visit to Atomium, and browse the exhibits of Belgian Comic Strip Center.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels attractions planner.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.
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Find places to stay Jun 7 — 10:

Paris, France — 4 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.
Paris is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: make a trip to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris day trip planning app.

Getting from Brussels to Paris by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. When traveling from Brussels in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Find places to stay Jun 10 — 14:

Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

Find out how to plan Lisbon trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Lisbon takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Traveling from Paris in June, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid visit planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lisbon to Madrid is 1 hour. While traveling from Lisbon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to fly to Barcelona.
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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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), and stroll around Parc Guell.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Find places to stay Jun 20 — 23:

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 24th (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of Old Town, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then contemplate the waterfront views at Limmat.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Zurich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Zurich is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Florence.
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Find places to stay Jun 23 — 25:

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.
When in Florence, make a side trip to see Castello del Trebbio in Santa Brigida, approximately Santa Brigida away. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Florence online visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Florence takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, expect Florence to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jun 25 — 29:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Spanish Steps, and admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome day trip planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to fly to Athens.
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Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 2:

Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Change things up with these side-trips from Athens: Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Lion Gate). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, don't miss a visit to Plateia Syntagmatos, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Athens journey site.

You can fly from Rome to Athens in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Dubrovnik.
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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.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, adventure, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: wander the streets of Old Town, make a trip to Onophrian Fountain, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

Discover how to plan a Dubrovnik trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in July; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 34°C and lows reach 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Vienna.
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Find places to stay Jul 6 — 9:

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.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, get to know the resident critters at Schönbrunn Zoo, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt.

Planning Vienna trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Vienna takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Vienna, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Krakow.
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Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

Krakow, Poland — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of Wawel Royal Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mary's Basilica, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Planty Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Wieliczka Salt Mine, then get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, and then make a trip to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow journey maker.

Fly from Vienna to Krakow in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in July, Krakow is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

Berlin, Germany — 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Berlin online trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can fly to Copenhagen.
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Find places to stay Jul 14 — 18:

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.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in nature's colorful creations at Tivoli Gardens, wander the streets of Stroeget, and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen travel route planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Oslo.
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Find places to stay Jul 18 — 22:

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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, examine the collection at The Ibsen Museum, walk around Vigeland Park, and brush up on your military savvy at Norges Hjemmefrontmuseum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oslo journey maker tool.

Fly from Copenhagen to Oslo in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Oslo, with lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 25:

Stockholm, Sweden — 4 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.
Stockholm is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, admire the striking features of Drottningholm Palace, admire the masterpieces at Millesgarden Museum, and step off the mainland to explore Sodermalm.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Stockholm itinerary planner.

Getting from Oslo to Stockholm by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Helsinki.
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Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sun): browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), and then explore the galleries of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Helsinki trip planner.

Getting from Stockholm to Helsinki by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Stockholm to Helsinki is 1 hour. In July in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 29 — 30:

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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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.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Nightlife · 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.
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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.
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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.
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Greece travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
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.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
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.
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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.
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Poland travel guide

4.6
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.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Denmark travel guide

4.2
Historic Walking Areas · Gardens · 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.
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Norway travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art 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.
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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.
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
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."
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