37 days in Europe, Caribbean, South America & Central America Itinerary

37 days in Europe, Caribbean, South America & Central America Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Akureyri, Iceland
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Reykjavik, Iceland
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Havana, Cuba
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Trinidad, Cuba
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Lima, Peru
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Cusco, Peru
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Bogota, Colombia
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Cartagena, Colombia
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Boquete, Panama
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Panama City, Panama
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Porto, Portugal
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Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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 1st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Grote Markt, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, and finally see the interesting displays at Belgian Comic Strip Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then admire the masterpieces at René Magritte Museum, then get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles).

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Brussels trip builder tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Baghdad to Brussels due to the time zone difference. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Baghdad in June, with highs in Brussels at 23°C and lows at 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Theme Parks

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Bruges, Belgium

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): get to know the fascinating history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, see the interesting displays at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, don't miss a visit to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Bruges Beer Experience (Bruges Beer Museum), then contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Ghent Town Hall (Stadhuis), steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, then get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center, and finally take in the waterfront at Graslei and Korenlei.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bruges trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bruges can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Breweries & Distilleries

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 5th (Sat), find something for the whole family at Efteling and then admire the striking features of Erasmus Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Sun): make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, examine the collection at Madurodam, ponder the world of politics at Vredespaleis, then shop like a local with The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and finally admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Rotterdam road trip planning site.

Getting from Bruges to Rotterdam by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June in Rotterdam, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Theme Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 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.
On the 7th (Mon), make a trip to Dam Square, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, then have fun and explore at NEMO Science Museum, then admire the striking features of Molen De Adriaan Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Hofjeswandeling in Haarlem. Keep things going the next day: take in the views from Magere Brug, contemplate the waterfront views at Emperor's Canal (Keizersgracht), wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Albert Cuyp Market.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Amsterdam holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Rotterdam to Amsterdam takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Akureyri.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Akureyri, Iceland

— 2 nights

Capital of North Iceland

Often referred to as Iceland's second city, Akureyri offers an array of cultural attractions in a scenic setting.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Linda Ola - Studio & Gallery, capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, then take in nature's colorful creations at Arctic Botanical Gardens (Lystigardurinn), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Akureyrarkirkja, and finally steep yourself in history at Matthiasarhus. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soothe aching muscles at Knarrarberg - Yoga & Spa, trot along with a tour on horseback, take in the dramatic scenery at Goðafoss Waterfall, then examine the collection at The Transportation Museum at Ystafell, then get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Rauoanes Point.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Akureyri journey app.

You can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus from Amsterdam to Akureyri in 13.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of train, flight, shuttle, and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam to Akureyri, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Amsterdam in June, with highs in Akureyri at 15°C and lows at 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Reykjavik.

Things to do in Akureyri

Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks

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Reykjavik, Iceland

— 2 nights
Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 11th (Fri), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Sun Voyager, see the interesting displays at Landnámssýningin/The Settlement Exhibition, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Iceland, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja, and finally indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Reykjavik trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Akureyri to Reykjavik in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Reykjavik can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can fly to Havana.

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Havana, Cuba

— 2 nights

Rome of the Caribbean

Cuba's capital and major commercial center, Havana manages to be very old and very modern at the same time.
On the 13th (Sun), visit Fusterlandia, examine the collection at Museo del Chocolate, wander the streets of Callejon de Hamel, appreciate the extensive heritage of Malecón of Havana, then don't miss a visit to Plaza de Armas, and finally steep yourself in history at Old Square (Plaza Vieja). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take a stroll through Christopher Columbus Cemetery (Cemetario de Colon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Havana Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Plaza de la Catedral, examine the collection at Wifredo Lam Center, then take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Revolution (Museo de la Revolucion), and finally make a trip to Paseo del Prado.

To find maps and other tourist information, go to the Havana day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Reykjavik to Havana takes 15 hours. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Reykjavik to Havana due to the time zone difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Reykjavik in June, with highs in Havana at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Trinidad.

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Trinidad, Cuba

— 2 nights
Built on sugar and seemingly preserved in molasses, the town of Trinidad attracts visitors with its well-aged 19th century architecture and rustic charm, showcasing the sounds, scents, and sights of days gone by.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trinidad de Cuba, walk around Parque Central Cespedes, examine the collection at Museo de Historia Municipal, don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor, then examine the collection at Romance Museum, and finally see the interesting displays at Colonial Architecture Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Salto de Javira, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Trinidad Sightseeing, admire the masterpieces at Museo de Arte Cubano, admire the sheer force of Salto del Caburni, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Topes de Collantes, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Vegas Grande Waterfall.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Trinidad online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Havana to Trinidad in 4 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Trinidad when traveling from Havana in June, with lows around 36°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Lima.

Things to do in Trinidad

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Museums

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Lima, Peru

— 2 nights

City of the Kings

Founded in 1535 by Spanish explorer Francisco Pizarro, Lima represents an interesting blend of modern attractions and preserved colonial architecture, much of it clustered in the World Heritage-listed city center.
On the 18th (Fri), examine the collection at Museo del Automovil Coleccion Nicolin, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, head outdoors with Andex Adventure, stroll around Circuito Magico Del Agua, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional de Arqueologia, Antropologia e Historia del Peru, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museo Larco. On the 19th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: appreciate the extensive heritage of Centro Historico de Lima, get engrossed in the history at Museo Convento San Francisco y Catacumbas, ponder the design of Plaza de Armas (Plaza Mayor), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Lima, then wander the streets of Barranco, and finally walk around El Parque del Amor.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Lima attractions planner.

You can fly from Trinidad to Lima in 14 hours. While traveling from Trinidad, expect a bit cooler days and much colder nights in Lima, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can fly to Cusco.

Things to do in Lima

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Cusco, Peru

— 2 nights

Imperial City

Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.
On the 20th (Sun), take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Botanico Pisac, make a trip to Pisac, stroll through Santuario Animal de Cochahuasi, then explore the ancient world of Tambomachay, then view the masterpieces at Galeria Arte Olave, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of San Blas (Iglesia de San Blas). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): wander the streets of San Blas, get engrossed in the history at Museo Quechua, steep yourself in history at Qorikancha, admire the striking features of Centro Historico De Cusco, then head outdoors with exploor, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia de la Compania de Jesus.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Cusco day trip planner.

You can fly from Lima to Cusco in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lima in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be colder in Cusco, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Bogota.

Things to do in Cusco

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Bogota, Colombia

— 2 nights

Athens of South America

Colombia's heart and soul, Bogota has earned the nickname "Athens of South America" thanks to its abundance of universities, libraries, and lower-level schools.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanico de Bogota Jose Celestino Mutis, stroll around Parque Metropolitano Simon Bolivar, wander the streets of Barrio La Candelaria, admire all the interesting features of Monserrate, then pause for some serene contemplation at Iglesia Basilica del Senor de Monserrate, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional de Colombia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: savor the flavors at Food & Drink, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, make a trip to Bolivar Square, then see the interesting displays at Museo de la Moneda, then explore the world behind art at Museo Botero del Banco de la Republica, and finally stop by Bta Capital.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bogota itinerary planner.

Fly from Cusco to Bogota in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bogota when traveling from Cusco in June, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Cartagena.

Things to do in Bogota

Tours · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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Cartagena, Colombia

— 2 nights

City of Heroes

The site of the continent's first Spanish colony, Cartagena retains much of its colonial flavor thanks to a World Heritage-listed old town, encircled by old walls and protected by imposing fortresses.
On the 24th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Plaza de San Diego, contemplate the long history of Walled City of Cartagena, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Bolivar, take an in-depth tour of Museo del Oro Zenu, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally see the interesting displays at Caribe Jewelry Museum & Factory. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Convent of Santa Cruz de la Popa, see the interesting displays at Museo Historico de Cartagena de Indias, brush up on your military savvy at Museo Naval Del Caribe, pause for some serene contemplation at Sanctuary of Saint Peter Claver, then don't miss a visit to Plaza Santo Domingo, and finally make a trip to Torre del Reloj.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Cartagena itinerary planner.

Fly from Bogota to Cartagena in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bogota in June, expect Cartagena to be warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Boquete.

Things to do in Cartagena

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Boquete, Panama

— 2 nights
Now known internationally for its fresh mountain air, year-round pleasant temperatures, and large community of North American expats, Boquete has changed rapidly since the start of the century, changing from a humble mountain town, into a humble mountain surrounded by gated communities and estates.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Bajo Mono Camping Site, stroll through Sendero Los Quetzales (The Quetzales Trail), admire the sheer force of The Lost Waterfalls-Boquete, then hike along Pipeline Trail, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Boquete Brewing Company. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Finca Lerida Activities, take in the dramatic scenery at Cascada San Ramon, contemplate the geological forces at Volcan Baru National Park, head outdoors with Unexpected Moments of Magic Panama, then relax in the rural setting at Cloud Forest Botanicals, and finally experience rural life at Boquete Bees.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Boquete vacation site.

Fly from Cartagena to Boquete in 7.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to fly to Panama City.

Things to do in Boquete

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails
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Panama City, Panama

— 2 nights

Dubai of Latin America

Arguably the most modern of Central American cities, Panama City boasts a shimmering skyline of glass skyscrapers.
On the 28th (Mon), don't miss a visit to Iglesia de San Felipe Neri, make a trip to Panama Canal, snap pictures at Bridge of the Americas, then make a trip to Amador Causeway (Calzada de Amador), then head outdoors with Ancon Hill, and finally browse the different shops at Albrook Mall. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Museo Panama Viejo, explore the ancient world of Panama La Vieja, examine the collection at Biomuseo, then contemplate the long history of Plaza de Francia, then get engrossed in the history at Museo del Canal Interoceanico de Panama, and finally wander the streets of Casco Viejo.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Panama City trip planner.

Getting from Boquete to Panama City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Panama City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 29°C at night. On the 30th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Porto.

Things to do in Panama City

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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 1st (Thu), visit a coastal fixture at Farol de Leca, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, stroll around Museu Serralves, then do a tasting at Pocas Vinhos, then make a trip to Liberdade Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Mosteiro de São Bento – Santo Tirso, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, do a tasting at Porto Calem, then take in the views from Ponte de Dom Luis I, then go for a stroll along the water at Cais da Ribeira, and finally take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Porto trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Panama City to Porto takes 15 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from Panama City to Porto due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Panama City in July, things will get slightly colder in Porto: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

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Lisbon, Portugal

— 2 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 3rd (Sat), view the masterpieces at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, make a trip to Belém Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), then wander the streets of Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, engage your brain at Pavilhao do Conhecimento, admire the natural beauty at Quinta da Regaleira, then contemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Park and National Palace of Pena.

For maps and tourist information, use the Lisbon online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Porto in July, you will find days in Lisbon are somewhat warmer (34°C), and nights are about the same (20°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Museums

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Belgium travel guide

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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

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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.

Iceland travel guide

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Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.

Cuba travel guide

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Beaches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
The largest island in the Caribbean, Cuba lies just 140 km (90 mi) south of Florida and captivates a growing number of Western visitors with its tropical landscapes and cultural attractions. Sightseeing in Cuba inevitably begins in Havana, a city of photogenic architecture, lively nightlife, and a passion for baseball. The country's smaller colonial towns usually feature central squares, ideal places to meet the locals under wrought-iron street lamps. Savvy visitors escape the cities during their Cuba holidays, devoting plenty of time to the country's charming countryside, where you can get the feel for this diverse land by conversing with friendly tobacco farmers and small-scale fruit producers.

Peru travel guide

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Historic Sites · Parks · Landmarks
Land of the Incas
In a country renowned for its pre-Columbian archeological sites, no Peru vacation would be complete without an adrenaline-inducing hike to Machu Picchu, World Heritage-listed symbol of the once-mighty Incan Empire. Aside from visiting these spectacular ruins set against the backdrop of photogenic mountain peaks, most holidays in Peru also include an exploration of the country's pretty cities, boasting well-preserved colonial architecture and a slew of modern buildings housing fine museums, galleries, shops, and restaurants. Ideal for active vacationers, Peru trips are also tailor-made for gourmands, as the country's eclectic cuisine blends tasty influences from Africa, Asia, and Europe.

Colombia travel guide

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Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.

Panama travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Shopping Malls
With a lively banking sector and a booming tourism industry, Panama remains one of the most powerful nations in the Americas, though it's also one of the smallest by land area. The country boasts coastlines on both the Pacific Ocean and the Caribbean Sea, so it's not surprising most Panama holidays include some form of seaside entertainment. With outstanding beaches all over the country, it's easy to find an ideal spot to swim, snorkel, dive, fish, sail, or simply kick back on the sand with a few cold drinks. The country's best-known landmark and one of the world's most significant shipping routes, Panama Canal tops most tourist itineraries--many choose to see this engineering wonder by traveling the length of it by train.

Portugal travel guide

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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.