60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bonifacio, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Toulouse, Train to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 5 nights
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Valencia, Spain
— 3 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Drive to Madeira Airport, Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Brugelette
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Brugelette, Belgium
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Drive to Brussels Airport, Fly to Cork Airport, Drive to Killarney
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Killarney, Ireland
— 4 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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York, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 5 nights
Drive to Diagoras Airport, Fly to Alexandria

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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cavtat Old Town and Pile Gate. There's much more to do: ponder the design of Small Onofrio's Fountain, take a stroll through Old Town, paddle through the water with a kayaking and canoeing tour, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Dubrovnik trip planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Dubrovnik is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Dubrovnik. Traveling from Alexandria in October, expect Dubrovnik to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Fontana dei Quattro Fiumi and St. Clement Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Duomo di Orvieto (in Orvieto) and Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore). The adventure continues: make a trip to Piazza del Popolo, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, and appreciate the history behind Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Dubrovnik to Rome in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Centro Storico di Siena and Torre del Mangia. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (Duomo di Siena & Piazza del Campo), Lucca (St Martin Cathedral, Le mura di Lucca, &more) and Pisa (Duomo di Pisa, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more). There's much more to do: ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico, get a taste of the local shopping with Mercato Centrale, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Florence trip site.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Bonifacio.
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Bonifacio, France — 2 nights

At the southernmost tip of the island of Corsica, Bonifacio is a city with chalk-white limestone outcrops sculpted into unusual shapes by the ocean.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): make a trip to Le Gouvernail de la Corse, then make a trip to Escalier du Roi d'Aragon, and then steep yourself in history at Bonifacio Citadel. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Sainte Marie Majeure, then look for all kinds of wild species at Iles Lavezzi, and then play a few rounds at Golf de Sperone.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bonifacio trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Bonifacio by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. In November, daytime highs in Bonifacio are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 5 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to El Born and CosmoCaixa Barcelona. Venture out of the city with trips to Santa Maria de Montserrat Abbey (in Montserrat), Dali Theatre-Museum (in Figueres) and Girona Cathedral (in Girona). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Fenals Beach, don't miss a visit to The Magic Fountain, explore the ancient world of Anfiteatro de Tarragona, and contemplate the long history of Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

For photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Bonifacio to Barcelona takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car, ferry, and train. In November in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to fly to Valencia.
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Valencia, Spain — 3 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Plaza de la Virgen and Plaza del Mercado (Placa del Mercat). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Jardi del Turia, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, admire the landmark architecture of Central Market of Valencia, and pause for some serene contemplation at Valencia Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Valencia route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Valencia by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

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 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Douro River, then take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dos Clerigos and then get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico de Guimaraes.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Porto day trip planning website.

You can fly from Valencia to Porto in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Valencia in November, plan for a bit cooler days in Porto, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 5 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Porto Moniz Natural Swimming Pools and Ponta de Sao Lourenco. Get out of town with these interesting Funchal side-trips: Sao Jorge Watermill (in Sao Jorge), Turtle Diving Center (in Porto Moniz) and Sao Vicente Caves (in Sao Vicente). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Cascata dos Anjos, take in the awesome beauty at Pico do Arieiro, take in nature's colorful creations at Monte Palace Madeira, and kick back and relax at Praia de Machico.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Funchal trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Funchal takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Porto in November, expect Funchal to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Brugelette.
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Brugelette, Belgium — 1 night

Although it boasts a thousand years of history, the small town of Brugelette remains best known for its zoo and botanical garden, one of the few places in Europe where you can see giant pandas.
On the 25th (Thu), learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pairi Daiza.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brugelette travel route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Funchal to Brugelette. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In November, Brugelette is colder than Funchal - with highs of 9°C and lows of 3°C. On the 25th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gap of Dunloe and Ross Castle. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Killarney: Blarney Castle & Gardens (in Blarney), Fota Wildlife Park (in Carrigtwohill) and The English Market (in Cork). Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Killarney National Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, stop by Aran Sweater Market, make a trip to Ladies' View, and go for a walk through Muckross House.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Killarney road trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Brugelette to Killarney. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in November, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for the flight to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to The Famine Sculptures and Dublinia. Spend the 30th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, and stroll around St Stephens Green.

To find where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Killarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. November in Dublin sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 3°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to York.
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York, United Kingdom — 6 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Filey Beach and Eden Camp Modern History Museum. Explore York's surroundings by going to Lincoln (Lincoln Cathedral, Lincoln Castle, &more), Scarborough (Scarborough Beach & Peasholm Park) and Whitby (Whitby Harbour & Whitby Abbey). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Streetlife Museum of Transport, admire the striking features of York Minster, get engrossed in the history at National Railway Museum, and take a stroll through York Shambles.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the York holiday planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to York takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and car. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in December, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Blair Drummond Safari and Adventure Park and Buchanan Street. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Glasgow (The Riverside Museum of Transport and Travel & Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum), Pease Bay (in Cockburnspath) and Bamburgh Castle (in Bamburgh). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Lindisfarne Priory, stroll around Princes Street Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Stirling Castle, and appreciate the history behind The Kelpies & The Helix.

To see other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Edinburgh trip builder.

You can take a train from York to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. December in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 9°C and lows of 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Gothenburg.
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Gothenburg, Sweden — 1 night

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
On the 15th (Wed), get in on the family fun at Liseberg Amusement Park.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Gothenburg trip planner.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Gothenburg in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Edinburgh to Gothenburg due to the time zone difference. December in Gothenburg sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C at night. On the 15th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 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.
On the 16th (Thu), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, hunt for treasures at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), then examine the collection at Wieliczka Salt Mine, and finally learn more about the world around you at Rynek (Old Square) Underground. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Wawel Royal Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Mary's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Muzeum Krakowa, oddzial Fabryka Emalia Oskara Schindlera, and finally take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Krakow trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Gothenburg to Krakow in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Gothenburg in December, plan for a bit cooler nights in Krakow, with lows around -2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Budapest.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Margaret Island and Handclasp European Sculpture Park. Venture out of the city with trips to Gyor (Zichy Ferenc latogatokozpont & Shopping mall Arkad), Intersport Ski Arena Epleny, Bike Arena (in Epleny) and Galerius Elmenyfurdo es Wellness Kozpont (in Siofok). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum, pause for some photo ops at Shoes on the Danube Bank, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Budapest day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rhodes Town.
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 5 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Tsambika Beach and Kallithea Springs. Explore Rhodes Town's surroundings by going to Kolimbia Beach (in Kolimbia) and Lindos (Village of Lindos, Agios Pavlos Beach, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Archaeological Museum of Rhodes (Hospital of the Knights), stroll through Anthony Quinn Bay, appreciate the extensive heritage of Medieval City, and explore the historical opulence of Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Rhodes Town takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in December, things will get much hotter in Rhodes Town: highs are around 19°C and lows about 13°C. On the 26th (Sun), you're off to home.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Italy travel guide

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

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.
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Spain travel guide

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

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Belgium travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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Ireland travel guide

4.3
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.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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Poland travel guide

4.6
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.
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Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
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. 
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Greece travel guide

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