58 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, Canada & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, Africa, South Pacific, Canada & United States Itinerary

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Drive
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Ghent, Belgium
— 3 nights
Fly
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Bilbao, Spain
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamplona, Spain
— 1 night
Drive
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 1 night
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Carcassonne, France
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 3 nights
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Poschiavo, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 5 nights
Fly to Roland Garros Airport, Drive to Saint-Benoit
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Saint-Benoit, Reunion Island
— 1 night
Drive to Roland Garros Airport, Fly to Cairns International Airport
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Cairns, Australia
— 3 nights
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Brisbane, Australia
— 3 nights
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Toronto, Canada
— 3 nights
Drive
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Niagara Falls, Canada
— 3 nights
Bus to Buffalo, Fly to New York La Guardia
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
Fly
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Leeds, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium

Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Historic Centre of Brugge and Gravensteen are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Museum-lovers will appreciate Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Belfry of Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei, make a trip to Ghent City Center, and admire the striking features of Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle).

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Nove Mesto na Morave, Czech Republic to Ghent is an approximately 11-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. In November, Ghent is a bit warmer than Nove Mesto na Morave - with highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Bilbao.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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Bilbao, Spain

Modern Capital of Spain

A city of stunning architectural and artistic heritage, Bilbao is situated on the banks of the Nervión River.
Get outdoors at Urdaibai Bird Center and Anillo Verde. Get some historical perspective at Bilbao, Spain and Palacio de la Diputacion. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, explore the galleries of Museum of Sacred Art (Museo de Arte Sacro), get great views at El Balcon de Bizkaia, and experience the excitement of La Ribera Market.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bilbao trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Ghent to Bilbao in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. In November, Bilbao is somewhat warmer than Ghent - with highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Bilbao

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

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Pamplona, Spain

Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. On the 8th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Pamplona, admire the landmark architecture of Catedral de Pamplona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de San Saturnino, then don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo, and finally learn about all things military at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pamplona planner.

Traveling by car from Bilbao to Pamplona takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bilbao in November, with highs in Pamplona at 15°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 7 — 8:

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Zaragoza, Spain

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Palacio de la Aljaferia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar, then examine the collection at Emoz, and finally learn more about the world around you at Museo de Ciencias Naturales.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Zaragoza route maker site.

You can drive from Pamplona to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 18°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 8 — 9:

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Carcassonne, France

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee des Beaux-Arts and Maison de la Truffe d'Occitanie. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cité de Carcassonne and Cathar Castles. And it doesn't end there: do a tasting at O'Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Chateau Comtal, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, and brush up on your military savvy at Centre Culturel De La Memoire Combattante.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Carcassonne trip builder app.

You can take a train from Zaragoza to Carcassonne in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Get in touch with nature at NaturoparC - Hunawihr and La Volerie des Aigles. Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg and La Petite France. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg, learn about all things military at MM Park France, examine the collection at Le Vaisseau, and get engrossed in the history at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Strasbourg online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Strasbourg takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In November, Strasbourg is a bit cooler than Carcassonne - with highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 16:

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Baden-Baden, Germany

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hohenbaden Old Castle and Eglise Russe. Visiting Panoramaweg and Merkur will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Museum Frieder Burda, head outdoors with Goenneranlage, try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and admire the sheer force of Geroldsau Waterfall.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden-Baden trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Strasbourg to Baden-Baden in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In November in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) early enough to travel to Poschiavo.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 16 — 19:

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Poschiavo, Switzerland

Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryPoschiavo is first mentioned in 824 as in Postclave though this comes from a later copy of the original document.. Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): go for a walk through Alp Gruem, then take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, and then examine the collection at Kunstmuseum Casa Console Poschiavo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Poschiavo travel planning tool.

Drive from Baden-Baden to Poschiavo in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Poschiavo

Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Nov 19 — 20:

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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.
Get some cultural insight at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Monastère de Cimiez. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Vieille Ville, contemplate the long history of Place Garibaldi, see the interesting displays at Palais Lascaris, and don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais.

To see other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poschiavo to Nice takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. November in Nice sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 24:

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Marseille, France

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Take a break from the city and head to Calanques and Parc National des Calanques. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cathédrale La Major. The adventure continues: head off the coast to Chateau d'If, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, see the interesting displays at Pavillon M, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Marseille trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can travel to Saint-Benoit.

Things to do in Marseille

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 29:

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Saint-Benoit, Reunion Island

On the 30th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame des Laves and then stroll through Anse des Cascades.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Saint-Benoit trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Marseille to Saint-Benoit. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Marseille to Saint-Benoit. Traveling from Marseille in November, things will get much hotter in Saint-Benoit: highs are around 33°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Saint-Benoit

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 29 — 30:

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Cairns, Australia

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Esplanade Boardwalk will get you outdoors. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. There's lots more to do: view the masterpieces at Underart Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Cairns Art Gallery, take in nature's colorful creations at Botanical Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Monica's Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cairns trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Saint-Benoit to Cairns. Traveling from Saint-Benoit to Cairns, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. In December, daytime highs in Cairns are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Brisbane.

Things to do in Cairns

Outdoors · Museums · Tours · Wildlife
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 4:

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Brisbane, Australia

Australia's New World City

Queensland’s biggest town and state capital, Brisbane has an attractive, manicured image based around its riverside aesthetic as well as the contrast between its high-rise center and extensive urban greenery.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Queensland Art Gallery and Queensland Museum & Sciencentre. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Opal Museum and Nepalese Pagoda. There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, examine the collection at Museum of Brisbane, take some stellar pictures from Mount Coot-Tha Summit Lookout, and admire the masterpieces at Gallery of Modern Art.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Brisbane tour planning website.

Traveling by flight from Cairns to Brisbane takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, Brisbane is slightly colder than Cairns - with highs of 32°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Brisbane

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 4 — 7:

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Toronto, Canada

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Loma and Hockey Hall of Fame. Museum-lovers will appreciate Royal Ontario Museum and Bay of Spirits Gallery. There's still lots to do: visit The Distillery District, step off the mainland to explore Toronto Island Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Michael's Cathedral Basilica, and wander the streets of Kensington Market.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Toronto trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Brisbane to Toronto takes 24 hours. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 15 hours. In December, Toronto is much colder than Brisbane - with highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 10:

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Niagara Falls, Canada

Indisputably one of the world's most impressive natural sights, Niagara Falls straddle the United States/Canada border, marking the spot at which a thundering river plunges over a major escarpment.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like White Water Walk and Niagara Military Museum and Niagara Armoury Escapes. Step out of the city life by going to Niagara Falls Canada and Butterfly Conservatory. The adventure continues: admire all the interesting features of Horseshoe Falls, find something for the whole family at Niagara SkyWheel, enjoy breathtaking views from Skylon Tower, and take in the exciting artwork at Irene MacKenzie at On the Lake Watercolours.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Niagara Falls vacation planning site.

Traveling by car from Toronto to Niagara Falls takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 13:

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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at 9/11 Memorial and St. Patrick's Cathedral. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hamilton Grange National Memorial and The High Bridge. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, examine the collection at New York Public Library, enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock, and wander the streets of Times Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip maker.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Niagara Falls to New York City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. In December, New York City is somewhat warmer than Niagara Falls - with highs of 10°C and lows of 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Leeds.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Trails
Find places to stay Dec 13 — 18:

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Leeds, United Kingdom

Capital of the North

One of the most cosmopolitan, innovative, and prosperous cities in the country, Leeds went from a run-down mill town to a hip 21st-century urban center in just a few decades.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kirkstall Abbey, identify plant and animal life at SMJ Falconry, and then explore the galleries of Salts Mill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sun): examine the collection at Royal Armouries Museum, get your game on at Live For Today Adventures - Hazlewood Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Wetherby Ings, and finally identify plant and animal life at Tropical World.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Leeds travel planning app.

You can fly from New York City to Leeds in 12 hours. Traveling from New York City to Leeds, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. In December in Leeds, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to York.

Things to do in Leeds

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 18 — 20:

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York, United Kingdom

City of Festivals

Situated on the confluence of the rivers Ouse and Foss, York has witnessed an abundance of major political events throughout its two millennia of existence.
Take a break from the city and head to York Bird of Prey Centre and Beacon Alpacas. Get some cultural insight at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Go for a jaunt from York to Helmsley to see National Centre for Birds of Prey about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at York Minster, step into the grandiose world of Castle Howard, take an in-depth tour of The York Army Museum, and delve into the distant past at York City Walls.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the York tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Leeds to York in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 10°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bath.

Things to do in York

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 20 — 24:

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Bath, United Kingdom

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Roman Baths and The Jane Austen Centre. Get some historical perspective at Bath Abbey and Farleigh Hungerford Castle. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at American Museum & Gardens, admire the striking features of The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa, examine the collection at The Museum of Bath at Work, and get engrossed in the history at Museum of Bath Architecture.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bath trip itinerary maker.

Drive from York to Bath in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 24 — 27:

East Flanders Province travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Although the province of East Flanders boasts a scenic countryside of rustic villages and dense woodlands, its most-visited attraction remains the medieval city of Ghent. The beating heart of the province, the city offers a vigorous cultural scene, rich architectural heritage, and some of Belgium's finest museums. Other notable places to visit include the lesser-known towns scattered along the banks of the river Schelde, including Sint-Niklaas, home to the largest market square in the country. Instead of spending your entire holiday in a single city, use Ghent as your base and spend time exploring the region's extensive network of sign-posted cycling routes; it's one of the longest such networks in Europe.

Basque Country travel guide

4.4
Art Museums · Beaches · Landmarks
Proud of its distinctive culture, the Basque Country is known to its local population as Euskadi or Euskal Herria, "Land of Basque Speakers." Widely regarded as one of the world’s best destinations for gastronomic itineraries, this region includes several major culinary centers, not the least of which is San Sebastián, known for its singular tapas or "pintxos," as the locals call them. The region’s big cities boast not only award-winning restaurants, but also numerous galleries, museums, and historical attractions. Beyond these urban centers, Basque culture thrives in villages dotting the rolling foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains, which are home to a multitude of world-class wineries and innovative cider cellars.

Navarra travel guide

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Castles · Room Escape Games · Landmarks
Today known predominately for its internationally acclaimed wine production, Navarra is also home to the famous running of the bulls in Pamplona. Less well known is its portion of the St. James’ Way, in the southwest, along which monasteries, chapels, and quaint villages welcome travelers on this pilgrimage walk. Bordered to the north by the Pyrenees mountain range, Navarra boasts an attractive combination of forested peaks and lush valleys ideal for outdoor activity. As the capital city, Pamplona is the region’s cultural hub.

Aragon travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments
The heart of what was once a sprawling medieval kingdom, Aragón is relatively sparsely populated despite its large size. The region’s main attraction is the diverse terrain, from glaciers and arid steppe plains to rich pastures and thriving orchards. Home to numerous rivers, Aragón notably features the Ebro, the country’s largest river by volume, running west-east across the entire region and offering some of the best locations for a canyoneering holiday in Europe. The area is famous for offering some of the country’s finest wines and gourmet dishes peculiar to this part of the world, including various crab pastes and steamed fish delicacies.

Occitanie travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles

Grand Est travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings

Baden-Wurttemberg travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Castles
Baden-Wurttemberg is one of Germany's most popular vacation destinations. After all, who wouldn't be entranced by pristine natural habitats, rich culture, a multitude of mineral spas, and plenty of sunshine all year long? Most of this region is covered by the famed Black Forest. This spot's rugged peaks, glittering lakes, and well-maintained trails draw hikers, cyclists, and swimmers from around the globe. Located in the southern section of the country, Baden-Wurttemberg shares many of its traditions with its German-speaking neighbors in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Far more bucolic than the central and northern parts of the country, the area nevertheless offers a wealth of urban pleasures and tourist attractions. It features several large cities, most notably Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Be sure to include Baden-Baden on your itinerary as well, as its spas have been soothing weary travelers since Roman times.

Canton of Graubunden travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Ski Areas
Below perfectly blue skies lies the largest canton of Switzerland, Graubünden. This diverse region is the only officially trilingual canton, and the only one where Romansh has official status alongside Italian and German. Graubünden boasts three World Heritage Sites: the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, and the Rhaetian Railway. In addition to the high density of medieval castles, ruins, and Romanesque-painted ceilings, you'll find natural attractions like extensive glaciers and soaring elevations, where visitors enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and recuperating at one of the many spas. Additonal attractions include horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot-air balloon trips, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, snow golf, and a tour down the Olympic bobsled run. Cozy up with a traditional beef delicacy, plate of dumplings, or nut and honey pie at one of the elegant hotels.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

Reunion Island travel guide

4.3
Parasailing & Paragliding · Gardens · Aquariums
Known for its volcanic forested interior, Reunion Island also features beaches and coral reefs. The island's most famous landmark is a climbable volcano (active), standing over 2,600 m (8,600 ft) above sea level. Other climbing destinations include an extinct volcano and three calderas, a type of naturally formed amphitheaters created by collapsed volcanoes. Plan your next holiday on Reunion Island if you're looking for great views and majestic landscapes.

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

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.

West Yorkshire travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Parks
Once the heart of the country’s textile industry, West Yorkshire is now home to thriving cities recognized as major regional financial centers. The county’s biggest and most dominant urban center is Leeds, a city of explosive energy and winner of a string of tourism awards. While Leeds offers a multitude of things to do, including outstanding nightlife, shopping, and dining choices, the city of Bradford is often used as a convenient base for sightseeing in the so-called "Bronte Country," an area of bleak moors and deep valleys vividly described in the works of the famous Bronte sisters. Both of these big cities have reinvented themselves in recent years, replacing the crumbling mills of the Industrial Revolution with outstanding new museums, restaurants, and bars that can easily fill a variety of itineraries.

North Yorkshire travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · History Museums · Architectural Buildings
North Yorkshire is one of England’s most rural areas, yet its biggest attraction is a city. York, the county’s largest town, is an ancient urban settlement dating back to before the Roman era. The city is known for containing some of the best-preserved historical buildings and structures in Europe, and it's one of the most visited cities in England, second only to London. Virtually untouched by the effects of the Industrial Revolution, which left other regions scarred by crumbling factories and run-down mills, this county is dotted by historic stately houses and the remains of formerly wealthy abbeys. Several breezy seaside resorts line the coastline, where you can trade in the sightseeing overload of London for a more relaxing holiday. For a truly English experience, make sure your itinerary includes a few tours of the county’s villages, renowned for their well-manicured gardens and thriving production of world-class cheeses.

Somerset travel guide

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History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Spas
Jewel of the Southwest
Many people refer to modern Somerset as the "Jewel of the Southwest," but the ancient Welsh Celts often described it as the "Land of the Summer People." Authentic and cozy country pubs are scattered throughout this county, which is known for its rolling rural landscapes. Somerset’s major business is sheep and cattle farming, so make sure your trip includes a sample of its most notable product, the world-famous Cheddar cheese. Extend your gastronomical itinerary by tasting Somerset's well-known strong ciders, brewed using traditional methods. With its landscapes of meadows, hills, and hedgerows, Somerset is a picture-perfect representative of a simpler world, where you can enjoy a holiday far from the bustle of the big cities and overcrowded tourist attractions.