31 days in Europe Itinerary

31 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
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Krakow, Poland
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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Venice, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Milan, Italy
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Paris, France
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Brussels, Belgium
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Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue, don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, and finally get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Prague route planning app.

Stuttgart, Germany to Prague is an approximately 4.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or fly. January in Prague sees daily highs of 2°C and lows of -3°C at night. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Krakow.

Things to do in Prague

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jan 3 — 5:

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 5th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Zywe Muzeum Obwarzanka, contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Krakow for Beginners (Krakow in 15 minutes), then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kosciol Sw. Anny - St. Anne's Collegiate Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Joseph, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sanktuarium Swietego Jana Pawla II, steep yourself in history at Wieliczka Salt Mine, then take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, then have fun and explore at HistoryLand, and finally examine the collection at Galeria Figur Stalowych.

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You can fly from Prague to Krakow in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Krakow, expect temperatures between 1°C during the day and -5°C at night. On the 7th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bratislava.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 5 — 7:

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 2 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
On the 7th (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, steep yourself in history at Chatam Sofer Memorial, explore the world behind art at Slovak National Gallery Slovenská národná galéria, visit Bratislava Old Town, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Multium - space and mirror gallery. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Stm Muzeum Dopravy, contemplate the waterfront views at Tyrsovo nabrezie, pause for some serene contemplation at Franciscan Church and Monastery, then get engrossed in the history at Bratislava City Museum (Muzeum Mesta Bratislavy), then steep yourself in history at Primates' Palace (Primacialny palac), and finally admire the masterpieces at Nedbalka Gallery.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bratislava tour planner.

Getting from Krakow to Bratislava by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Nature
Find places to stay Jan 7 — 9:

Vienna, Austria

— 2 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.
On the 9th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of the Jesuits, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Maria Am Gestade, take in the awesome beauty at Kahlenberg, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hohe Wand Wiese, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and finally don't miss a visit to MAK - Austrian Museum of Applied Arts/Contemporary Art. Keep things going the next day: have fun and explore at Central Cemetery (Zentralfriedhof), take in the spiritual surroundings of Karlskirche, examine the collection at The Hofburg, get to know the fascinating history of Ringstrasse, then get engrossed in the history at Kaiserliche Schatzkammer Wien, and finally explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Vienna road trip planning app.

Drive from Bratislava to Vienna in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Jan 9 — 11:

Budapest, Hungary

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, steep yourself in history at Citadel, step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Keep things going the next day: awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, examine the collection at Miniversum Budapest, make a trip to 3d Gallery Budapest, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally see the interesting displays at Hospital in the Rock Nuclear Bunker Museum.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In January in Budapest, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Wineries · Tours · Spas
Find places to stay Jan 11 — 12:

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 4 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Olympic Center Jahorina and Bascarsija. Katedrala Sarajevo and Serbian Orthodox Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Galerija 11/07/95, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alipasina Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and contemplate the long history of Gazi Husrev Begova Medresa.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Sarajevo day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Sarajevo takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In January in Sarajevo, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and -4°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Spas

Side Trip

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Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 1 night
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Škofja Loka Castle, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Contemporary History, contemplate the waterfront views at Ljubljanica River, then step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, then get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Cankarjevo Nabrežje.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip builder site.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Sarajevo to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in January, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Storico di Venezia. On the 18th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco, take a stroll through Campo Santa Margherita, make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ljubljana in January, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 17 — 19:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli e dei Martiri, awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, admire the landmark architecture of Chiesa del Gesu, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Venezia, then take an in-depth tour of Le Domus Romane di Palazzo Valentini, and finally explore the ancient world of Mercati di Traiano - Museo dei Fori Imperiali.

For reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome route planner.

You can fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Venice in January: high temperatures in Rome hover around 15°C and lows are around 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jan 19 — 21:

Milan, Italy

— 1 night

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Vicolo Privato Lavandai, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Eustorgio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Marino, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Milano, and finally take an in-depth tour of Villa Necchi Campiglio. On the 23rd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Pirelli HangarBicocca, take a memorable tour with Tours, relax and rejuvenate at Monticello Spa, step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, then contemplate the long history of Il Cenacolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Cristoforo sul Naviglio.

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

Fly from Rome to Milan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Rome in January; daily highs in Milan reach 9°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Milan

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 21 — 23:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): stroll around Wildpark Bruderhaus, explore the historical opulence of Munot, get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama, then examine the collection at Zoological Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Sattel Hochstuckli, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Limmatquai, admire the landmark architecture of Church of St. Peter, take a stroll through Niederdorf, then make a trip to Bahnhofstrasse, then wander the streets of Lake Zurich, Eastern Bank, and finally head outdoors with Zurich Succulent Plant Collection.

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

Traveling by car from Milan to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. While traveling from Milan, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Zurich, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of -1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 23 — 25:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): examine the collection at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, contemplate the long history of Blast Furnace Belval, stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, make a trip to Sandweiler German Military Cemetery, Luxembourg, then make a trip to Place de la Constitution, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates. Keep things going the next day: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, hike along Circuit Wenzel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of Saint John the Baptist, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, and finally get engrossed in the history at Fort Thungen.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City sightseeing app.

You can fly from Zurich to Luxembourg City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In January, plan for daily highs up to 3°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 25 — 27:

Paris, France

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): examine the collection at Musee des Arts Forains.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

Traveling by train from Luxembourg City to Paris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Luxembourg City in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 8°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. You'll have a few hours on the 29th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Jan 27 — 29:

Brussels, Belgium

— 1 night

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Fri): sample the tasty concoctions at Cantillon Brewery, delve into the lush surroundings at Sonian Forest, see the interesting displays at Train World, examine the collection at Atomium, then wander the streets of Place St. Gery, and finally contemplate the long history of Grand Place.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. While traveling from Paris, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. You'll have a few hours on the 30th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Find places to stay Jan 29 — 30:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Anne Frank House and Van Gogh Museum. Get outdoors at Herengracht and Tolhuistuin. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Bloemendaal Beach (in Bloemendaal), SnowWorld (in Zoetermeer) and Canals area (in Utrecht). There's much more to do: wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get curious at Body Worlds, and examine the collection at Zaanse Schans.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planning site.

You can drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In January, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 7°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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Czech Republic travel guide

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From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.

Poland travel guide

4.6
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.

Slovakia travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Austria travel guide

4.5
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.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Thermal Spas · 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. 

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · 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

4.3
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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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.