60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Krakow, Poland
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Nice, France
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
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Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau and Wieliczka Salt Mine. Wawel Cathedral and St. Mary's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Stare Miasto, take an in-depth tour of Muzeum Uniwersytetu Jagiellonskiego Collegium Maius, appreciate the extensive heritage of Wawel Royal Castle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Wojciech.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Krakow online itinerary maker.

Sydney, Australia to Krakow is an approximately 24-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -9 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sydney in April: highs in Krakow hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 9 — 13:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schonbrunn Palace and Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof). Discover out-of-the-way places like St. Stephen's Cathedral and Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace, admire the striking features of Maria Am Gestade, admire the masterpieces at Albertina, and examine the collection at Haus der Musik Wien.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Vienna vacation maker tool.

You can fly from Krakow to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Munich Residenz and Deutsches Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Schloss Hohenschwangau and Nymphenburg Palace. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, admire the striking features of St. Peter's Church, and take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

For maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Munich online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Munich takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Traveling from Vienna in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Munich, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 20:

Berlin, Germany

— 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topography of Terror and Urban Nation. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Memorial of the Berlin Wall and Pergamonmuseum. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, and test your problem-solving skills at THE ROOM - Live Escape Game Berlin.

To find maps and other tourist information, read Berlin trip builder.

Fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 23:

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 4 nights

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.
Let the collections at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Thorvaldsens Museum capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosenborg Castle and National Museum of Denmark. And it doesn't end there: visit Nyhavn, steep yourself in history at Visit Carlsberg Brand Store, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and pause for some serene contemplation at Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken).

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Copenhagen tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In April in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 13°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Nightlife
Find places to stay Apr 23 — 27:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and Vondelpark. Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Frans Hals Museum (in Haarlem). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, get curious at NEMO Science Museum, and explore the galleries of Willet-Holthuysen Museum.

For more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Amsterdam by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — May 1:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 2nd (Mon), explore the galleries of Mudam Luxembourg Modern Art Museum, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Cathedral (Cathedrale Notre Dame), then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. May in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Let the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou capture your imagination. Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and wander the streets of Montmartre.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Luxembourg City to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In May in Paris, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Porto.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 2 — 6:

Porto, Portugal

— 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
On the 7th (Sat), explore the world behind art at Museu Serralves, then explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional de Soares dos Reis, then contemplate the long history of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I.

Plan my day in Porto using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Fly from Paris to Porto in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 6 — 7:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Nacional do Azulejo and Museu de Marinha. Explore hidden gems such as Park and National Palace of Pena and Castelo dos Mouros. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Capela dos Ossos (in Evora) and Quinta da Regaleira (in Sintra). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in May, expect nights in Lisbon to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 7 — 11:

Madrid, Spain

— 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Alcazar of Segovia and The Walls of Avila will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Catedral Primada and Plaza Mayor. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, get engrossed in the history at Lope de Vega Museum, and steep yourself in history at Museo Cerralbo.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Dali Theatre-Museum and Frederic Mares Museum (Museu Frederic Mares) capture your imagination. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Joan Miro Foundation. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, see the interesting displays at Carrer del Mirador del Palau Nacional, make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic.

To find photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Barcelona

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 15 — 19:

Nice, France

— 4 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.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Palais Lascaris will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Musée Marc Chagall and Chateau de la Napoule / Musee Henry-Clews. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nice: Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence (in Aix-en-Provence) and Lérins Islands (in Cannes). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint Hospice, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 19 — 23:

Florence, Italy

— 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Florence Academy of Fine Arts will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca), Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Florence planning app.

Getting from Nice to Florence by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Nice in May since evenings lows in Florence dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 23 — 27:

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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Step out of Rome with an excursion to Duomo di Orvieto in Orvieto--about 1h 40 min away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome online trip maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls and then wander the streets of Old Town. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Ston Old Town, then steep yourself in history at Rector's Palace, and then contemplate the long history of The Franciscan Church and Monastery.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Dubrovnik takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In May in Dubrovnik, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 2:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Acropolis Museum and National Archaeological Museum. Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Ancient Agora of Athens. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Nafplio (Nauplion Promenade & Fortress Palamidi) and Archaeological Site Mycenae (in Mycenae). The adventure continues: visit Plaka, pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Dubrovnik to Athens takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dubrovnik to Athens due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubrovnik in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 2 — 6:

Poland travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

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

4.1
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.

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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Greece travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · History Museums
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.