60 days in Europe, Africa, Central America, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Africa, Central America, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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Budapest, Hungary
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Bled, Slovenia
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Valletta, Malta
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Marrakech, Morocco
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Nice, France
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Paris, France
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Dublin, Ireland
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San Pedro, Belize
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Sydney, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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Beirut, Lebanon
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Sofia, Bulgaria

Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral and then take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Sofia trip planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Sofia is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. In November, Sofia is colder than Alexandria - with highs of 13°C and lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to fly to Budapest.

Things to do in Sofia

Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 27:

Budapest, Hungary

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Budapest is known for historic sites, spas, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), view the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

For reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest planner.

You can fly from Sofia to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Sofia to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bled.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 26 — 30:

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: trek along Mala Osojnica, head off the coast to Bled Island, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Parish Church, and finally browse for gifts or souvenirs at Galerija Mikame.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Bled route planning app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bled takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and bus; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Interlaken (Harderkulm & Parasailing & Paragliding), Lucerne (Rigi, Lake Lucerne, &more) and Aare River (in Bern). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Old Town, and get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Bled to Zurich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Florence.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 6:

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.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the striking features of The Baptistery of St. John, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip builder site.

You can fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Zurich in December; daily highs in Florence reach 15°C and lows reach 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 9:

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, nightlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In December, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Valletta.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 9 — 13:

Valletta, Malta

— 2 nights

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
On the 14th (Tue), delve into the distant past at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens, then take an in-depth tour of Casa Rocca Piccola, then admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Co-Cathedral, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Hastings Gardens. On the 15th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), explore the ancient world of Mnajdra, then see the interesting displays at Palazzo Falson Historic House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mellieha Air Raid Shelter, and finally see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Valletta using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Valletta takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in December, expect Valletta to be somewhat warmer, temps between 20°C and 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Lisbon.

Things to do in Valletta

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 13 — 15:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Sintra (Sintra National Palace & Quinta da Regaleira). The adventure continues: observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and take in the exciting artwork at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon planner.

Getting from Valletta to Lisbon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Valletta to Lisbon is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Valletta in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 8°C in Lisbon. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can fly to Marrakech.

Things to do in Lisbon

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 15 — 19:

Marrakech, Morocco

— 3 nights

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Spend the 21st (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle, stroll the grounds of Saadian Tombs, contemplate the long history of El Badi Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of Medersa Ben Youssef.

To see photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marrakech trip planning site.

Fly from Lisbon to Marrakech in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Lisbon in December, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Marrakech: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Marrakech

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 19 — 22:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

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.
Nice is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, steep yourself in history at Palais Lascaris, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and ponder the design of Fontaine du Soleil.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read our Nice tour itinerary app.

You can fly from Marrakech to Nice in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Marrakech to Nice due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Marrakech in December: highs in Nice hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 25:

Paris, France

— 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Paris is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Nice in December, with highs in Paris at 9°C and lows at 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Dec 25 — 29:

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Guinness Storehouse, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, stroll around St Stephens Green, and browse the exhibits of Kilmainham Gaol Museum.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Dublin trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Dublin takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. December in Dublin sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to San Pedro.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 29 — Jan 2:

San Pedro, Belize

— 2 nights
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
San Pedro is known for wildlife, adventure, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: discover the deep blue sea with Belize Diving Services, shop like a local with Belize Chocolate Company, explore the gorgeous colors at Shark Ray Alley, and head outdoors with 4 You Golf Cart Rentals.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read San Pedro day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to San Pedro takes 18 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Dublin to San Pedro is minus 6 hours. Plan for much hotter temperatures traveling from Dublin in January, with highs in San Pedro at 32°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in San Pedro

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Katoomba (Canyoning & Rappelling Tours & The Three Sisters) and Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls). And it doesn't end there: hike along Bondi to Coogee Walk, stroll through Bondi Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, and kick back and relax at Manly Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Sydney online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Sydney takes 25 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from San Pedro to Sydney is 16 hours. In January in Sydney, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can fly to Queenstown.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 7 — 11:

Queenstown, New Zealand

— 4 nights

Shallow Bay

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Queenstown: Te Anau (Milford Sound, Gertrude Saddle, &more). On the 13th (Thu), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, have some family-friendly fun at Skyline Queenstown, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Queenstown trip planning tool.

Getting from Sydney to Queenstown by flight takes about 6 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Queenstown

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 11 — 15:

Melbourne, Australia

— 4 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Step out of Melbourne to go to Werribee and see Werribee Open Range Zoo, which is approximately 42 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Melbourne Zoo, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne online journey planner.

You can fly from Queenstown to Melbourne in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is minus 2 hours. January in Melbourne sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can fly to Beirut.

Things to do in Melbourne

Parks · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 19:

Beirut, Lebanon

— 1 night

Paris of the East

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Beirut, then cast your line with XDC - Xtreme Dive Center, and then examine the collection at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum. On the 21st (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Chouane Lake, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Jabal Moussa Biosphere Reserve, and then hike along Bkassine Pine Forest.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Beirut trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Melbourne to Beirut by flight takes about 21 hours. Traveling from Melbourne to Beirut, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. In January, Beirut is a bit cooler than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly to Paphos.

Things to do in Beirut

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 20 — 21:

Paphos, Cyprus

— 3 nights
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
On the 22nd (Sat), delve into the distant past at Tombs of the Kings, explore the striking landscape at Aphrodite's Rock, then see the interesting displays at Oleastro Olive Park and Museum, then explore the historical opulence of Kolossi Castle, and finally explore the ancient world of Kourion. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Paphos online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Beirut to Paphos in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. In January, daytime highs in Paphos are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Paphos

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 24:

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Ruins · Nightlife
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Hungary travel guide

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

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

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.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Architectural Buildings · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.

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.

Morocco travel guide

4.1
Flea Markets · Gardens · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
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.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Belize travel guide

4.5
Scuba & Snorkeling · River Rafting & Tubing · Reefs
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.

Lebanon travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
With a lengthy coastline along the Mediterranean, Lebanon has attracted its share of foreign invaders, from ancient Phoenicians and Egyptians to the medieval Crusaders and Ottoman Turks. Each of these peoples left an indelible mark on the tiny country's cultural heritage, art, religious traditions, and cuisine. Though it shares a border with troubled Syria, Lebanon remains one of the Arab world's most charming destinations. A tour of Lebanon allows travelers to discover modern seaside resorts, ancient ruins, lush nature reserves, and dynamic cities. Base your Lebanon vacation in Beirut, a cosmopolitan capital known for its cafe culture and European architecture, as well as many museums, parks, and squares.

Cyprus travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Churches
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.