60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 1 night
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 1 night

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours, step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at The Scotch Whisky Experience, and finally explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse. On your second day here, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, then learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh planner.

San Francisco, USA to Edinburgh is an approximately 16-hour flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Edinburgh, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from San Francisco in October; daily highs in Edinburgh reach 56°F and lows reach 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate the long history of Tower of London.

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

You can fly from Edinburgh to London in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 61°F in October, and nighttime lows around 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.
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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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, and contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip maker app.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris. October in Paris sees daily highs of 62°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution, explore the striking landscape at Casemates du Bock, appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, and finally don't miss a visit to William Square.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Luxembourg City trip builder tool.

You can take a train from Paris to Luxembourg City in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Paris in October: highs in Luxembourg City hover around 56°F, while lows dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, don't miss a visit to Belgian Comic Strip Center, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To see more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Brussels travel planner.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In October in Brussels, expect temperatures between 57°F during the day and 46°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.
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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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, meet the residents at ARTIS, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and explore the galleries of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 59°F during the day and 47°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can fly to Aarhus.
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Aarhus, Denmark — 1 night

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): get curious at Botanical Garden and the Greenhouses, then examine the collection at Den Gamle By, then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aarhus Domkirke.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Aarhus trip planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Aarhus in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to fly to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 1 night

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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the galleries of National Museum of Denmark, enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, contemplate the long history of Rosenborg Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), and finally pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Aarhus to Copenhagen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 55°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 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, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and don't miss a visit to Potsdamer Platz.

For where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Berlin trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Berlin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
On the 28th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, take a stroll through Lesser Town, and steep yourself in history at Powder Tower.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Prague trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 56°F in October, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): admire the local landmark of Fountain of peace, take an in-depth tour of Devin Castle, then make a trip to Slavin War Memorial, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, then make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, and finally steep yourself in history at Michalska Brana.

To see photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bratislava road trip app.

You can drive from Prague to Bratislava in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 45°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 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, see the interesting displays at Hofburg, explore the world behind art at Albertina, and make a trip to Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial.

To see reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Vienna tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 58°F in October, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ljubljana.
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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.
On the 4th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, then take in the views from Triple Bridge, and finally stop by Ljubljana Old Town. On your second day here, awaken your taste buds at Wine Tasting Bled, then step into the grandiose world of Bled Castle, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Franciscan Church of the Annunciation.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana driving holiday planner.

Drive from Vienna to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 50°F in November, and nighttime lows around 36°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): stop by Terra Croatica, then enjoy breathtaking views from Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum, then explore the world behind art at Red History Museum, and finally capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, and then get to know the fascinating history of Walls of Dubrovnik.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik day trip website.

Do a combination of shuttle and flight from Ljubljana to Dubrovnik in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ljubljana in November, expect Dubrovnik to be somewhat warmer, temps between 62°F and 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Athens.
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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.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and wander the streets of Plaka.

To see ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Athens vacation planner.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Athens in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Dubrovnik in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Athens, with lows of 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Athens in November, Rome is a bit cooler at night with lows of 47°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step out of Florence to go to San Gimignano and see Guardastelle Vineyard, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Florence online road trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Florence are 61°F, while nighttime lows are 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) 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, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, wander the streets of Las Ramblas, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 65°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 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, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Madrid trip itinerary maker website.

Fly from Barcelona to Madrid in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Barcelona in November: high temperatures in Madrid hover around 59°F and lows are around 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, and meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Lisbon trip planner.

You can fly from Madrid to Lisbon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in November: high temperatures in Lisbon hover around 65°F and lows are around 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · 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.
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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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Luxembourg travel guide

4.3
Castles · Landmarks · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.
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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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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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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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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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Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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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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.
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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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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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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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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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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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