55 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe, South Pacific & United States Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
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Vienna, Austria
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Berlin, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Minsk, Belarus
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Moscow, Russia
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Sydney, Australia
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Chicago, United States
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Philadelphia, United States
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New York City, United States
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London, United Kingdom
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Paris, France
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Amboise, France
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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Vatican Museums and Stanze di Raffaello. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings and other tourist information, read Rome trip website.

Palermo to Rome is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Vienna, Austria

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.
You'll explore and learn at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien and The Hofburg. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Schonbrunn Palace. Take a break from Vienna with a short trip to Naturpark Mannersdof-Wuste in Mannersdorf am Leithagebirge, about 54 minutes away. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Capuchin Church (Kapuzinerkirche), see the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and get engrossed in the history at Imperial Carriage Museum Vienna.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vienna itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Vienna takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect Vienna to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Get a sense of the local culture at Pergamonmuseum and East Side Gallery. Step out of Berlin to go to Dresden and see Katholische Hofkirche, which is approximately 2 hours away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Charlottenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Berlin trip builder app.

Getting from Vienna to Berlin by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

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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.
Nyhavn and Kastellet will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Venture out of the city with trips to Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken), admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and identify plant and animal life at Jaegerborg Dyrehave.

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Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Copenhagen can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Minsk.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 15 — 20:

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Minsk, Belarus

As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
On the 21st (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Holy Spirit Cathedral, stop by Upper City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Archangel Mikhail, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then pause for some serene contemplation at Archcathedral Holy Name of the Blessed Virgin Mary, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum Strana Mini.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Minsk trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Copenhagen to Minsk takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK), which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Copenhagen in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Minsk, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Minsk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Moscow Kremlin and State Tretyakov Gallery. Do some cultural sightseeing at Red Square and Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Osobnyak Arseniya Morozova, contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, and admire the masterpieces at Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Minsk to Moscow takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Moscow can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites
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Sydney, Australia

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Appreciate the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and Australian National Maritime Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Rocks and White Rabbit Gallery. Get out of town with these interesting Sydney side-trips: Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights) and Corridor of Oaks (in Faulconbridge). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and view the masterpieces at Jason Ree.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Sydney trip planning app.

You can fly from Moscow to Sydney in 23 hours. You'll lose 7 hours traveling from Moscow to Sydney due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Moscow in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Sydney: temperatures range from 21°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can travel to Chicago.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Outdoors

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Chicago, United States

Windy City

A huge and vibrant city, Chicago is home to top-notch theaters, shops, museums, galleries, and restaurants.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright Home and Studio, steep yourself in history at Pleasant Home, steep yourself in history at Ernest Hemingway Birthplace, make a trip to Frank Lloyd Wright's Unity Temple, then admire the landmark architecture of Marquette Building, and finally stroll around Millennium Park. Keep things going the next day: engage your brain at Field Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Chicago Riverwalk, and then admire the masterpieces at The Art Institute of Chicago.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, use the Chicago sightseeing planner.

Getting from Sydney to Chicago by flight takes about 23.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 16 hours traveling from Sydney to Chicago. Traveling from Sydney in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Chicago: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Chicago

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Philadelphia, United States

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
On the 2nd (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Eastern State Penitentiary, explore the world behind art at Philadelphia Museum of Art, then steep yourself in history at Liberty Bell Center, then ponder the world of politics at Independence Hall, and finally steep yourself in history at Washington Square Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): get engrossed in the history at National Constitution Center, admire the masterpieces at Barnes Foundation, and then examine the collection at The Franklin Institute.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Philadelphia holiday planner.

Fly from Chicago to Philadelphia in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central Standard Time (CST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a 1 hour difference. July in Philadelphia sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catch the train to New York City.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art and New York Public Library will appeal to museum buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Venture out of the city with trips to Rye Nature Center (in Rye), Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington) and Center for the Urban River at Beczak (in Yonkers). There's much more to do: go for a walk through Central Park, pause for some photo ops at Statue of Liberty National Monument, take a stroll through Times Square, and get a new perspective on nature at American Museum of Natural History.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New York City online trip builder.

Traveling by train from Philadelphia to New York City takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July in New York City, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to travel to London.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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London, United Kingdom

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.
Let the collections at National Gallery and Victoria and Albert Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Westminster Abbey and Natural History Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Rochester Cathedral (in Rochester) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our London travel planning site.

Fly from New York City to London in 11.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to London. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in July; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Van Gogh Museum and The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Get some historical perspective at Anne Frank House and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles (in Delft), Dorpskerk Wassenaar (in Wassenaar) and Haarlem (Museum Van de Geest, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, visit The Jordaan, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, and sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience.

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Traveling by flight from London to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Louvre Museum and Fontaine Saint-Sulpice. Step out of Paris to go to Chatenay-Malabry and see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, which is approximately 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sainte-Chapelle.

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Traveling by train from Amsterdam to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Amboise.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Amboise, France

Amboise is a commune in the Indre-et-Loire department in central France. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Le Chateau du Clos Luce - Parc Leonardo da Vinci, then do a tasting at Plou Et Fils, and then see the interesting displays at Chateau de Chenonceau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Chateau Royal d'Amboise, identify plant and animal life at Safari Train -Reserve de Beaumarchais, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

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Traveling by train from Paris to Amboise takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Amboise

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Parks

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 25th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Zurich trip planner.

Getting from Amboise to Zurich by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Italy travel guide

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Belarus travel guide

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

Russia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Australia travel guide

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Beaches · Gardens · Wildlife Areas
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Pennsylvania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Casinos · History Museums
The Keystone State
One of the country's 13 original founding states, Pennsylvania contains a balance of modern cities and fertile fields. A rich and varied state with a colorful history dating back to colonial times, it remains a worthy holiday destination with its well-preserved 19th-century battle sites and memorial parks. This diverse land is home to pristine forests and rugged mountain regions. For an urban experience, visit the state's university cities, offering numerous tourist attractions as well as thriving music, performance, art, and culinary scenes. The region's Amish country provides a weekend getaway in a picturesque setting of quaint towns surrounded by rolling hills and fertile farmland.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

Centre-Val de Loire travel guide

4.3
Castles · Zoos · Specialty Museums
Centre is a large inland region around the Loire Valley made up of six departments and known for its wealth of places to visit, including fine historical towns, remarkable gardens, forests, fruit orchards, vineyards, and its many renovated châteaux. Its natural landscape includes the rich, fertile valleys of the Loire River and its tributaries and is extremely conducive to outdoor sightseeing. The official name for the region is frequently combined in tourist literature with the French appellation Val-de-Loire to produce the combination Centre-Val-de-Loire, reflecting this region's embrace of the renowned valley of the river Loire. Notable for its historic towns, architecture, and wines, the Centre region has been inhabited since the Middle Palaeolithic period.

Switzerland travel guide

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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.