60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Oslo, Norway
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
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Bucharest, Romania
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Budapest, Hungary
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Berlin, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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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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Brussels, Belgium
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Oslo, Norway

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 historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Vigeland Museum, look for all kinds of wild species at Oslomarka, ponder the world of politics at Stortinget, and contemplate the waterfront views at Oslofjord.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Oslo day trip website.

London, UK to Oslo is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. Traveling from London in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 9°C in Oslo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 26:

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Stockholm, Sweden

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.
Step out of Stockholm with an excursion to Sandhamn in Varmdo--about 58 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Vasa Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Stockholm City Hall, walk around Kungstradgarden Park, and browse the exhibits of Royal Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stockholm online travel planner.

You can fly from Oslo to Stockholm in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Stockholm are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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, theme parks, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, wander the streets of Stroeget, get in on the family fun at Tivoli Gardens, and ponder the design of Gefionspringvandet.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Copenhagen road trip planner.

Do a combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Copenhagen

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 30 — Jul 4:

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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Sophia's Cathedral, make a trip to Andriyivski Uzviz, contemplate the long history of Kyivo-Pechers'ka Lavra, then appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland), and finally get a tailor-made plan with Private Tours.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Kyiv (Kiev) trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Copenhagen to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Copenhagen to Kyiv (Kiev). Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in July, with highs in Kyiv (Kiev) at 31°C and lows at 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 5:

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Bucharest, Romania

The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the exciting artwork at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", then test your team's savvy at Gateway Virtual Reality Escape Studio, then get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, and finally contemplate the long history of Stavropoleos Monastery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Bucharest trip maker.

Getting from Kyiv (Kiev) to Bucharest by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in July, expect nights in Bucharest to be about the same, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Bucharest

Tours · Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 5 — 6:

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Bucharest to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bucharest to Budapest is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Bucharest in July, plan for little chillier days in Budapest, with highs around 33°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Budapest

Tours · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 10:

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Berlin, Germany

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 museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, meet the residents at Zoo Berlin, explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Budapest to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 10 — 14:

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Munich, Germany

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Munich trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Adventure Park Seilpark Interlaken), Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne) and Aare River (in Bern). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, enjoy the sand and surf at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen, pause for some serene contemplation at Grossmunster, and cool off at Swimming Pools Unter Letten.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Zurich online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 21:

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Dubrovnik, Croatia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dubrovnik: Stonske zidine - Ulaz (in Ston) and Waterskiing & Jetskiing (in Orebic). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Old Town, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, take in panoramic vistas at Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, and take an in-depth tour of War Photo Limited.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Dubrovnik trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Zurich to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zurich in July, expect Dubrovnik to be a bit warmer, temps between 34°C and 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 25:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Step out of Rome with an excursion to Villa d'Este in Tivoli--about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and take a stroll through Trastevere.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In July in Rome, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 29:

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa), Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano) and Siena (Piazza del Campo & Scuola di Cucina di Lella). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can drive to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 2:

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Nice, France

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Massif de l'Esterel (in Agay), Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Villa Eilenroc (in Antibes). There's lots more to do: observe the fascinating underwater world at Marineland, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, wander the streets of Vieille Ville, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Nice trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Florence to Nice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 2 — 7:

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Barcelona, Spain

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 parks, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nice to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 11:

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Paris, France

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

For photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in August; daily highs in Paris reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 11 — 15:

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Brussels, Belgium

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 nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the masterpieces at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Brussels trip builder site.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Paris in August: highs in Brussels hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 19:

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Bruges, Belgium

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of the Holy Blood, make a trip to Belfry of Bruges, explore the world behind art at Groeningemuseum, then explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, and finally make a trip to The Markt. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, then see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Stadhuis.

For maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bruges online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 21:

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.

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.

Denmark travel guide

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

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

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.

Hungary travel guide

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

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

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

4.2
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

4.4
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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.