44 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Lyon, France
— 2 nights
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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Interlaken, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 3 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 15th (Mon), walk around St. James's Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then get a sense of history and politics at Houses of Parliament, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London journey planner.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -10 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in London are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Step out of Paris with an excursion to Palace of Versailles in Versailles--about 48 minutes away. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, walk around Luxembourg Gardens, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris day trip site.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
On the 19th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then steep yourself in history at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, then get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, and finally take a stroll through Old Town.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Nice tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Nice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Nice when traveling from Paris in May, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Lyon.
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Lyon, France — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of France

Lyon is a historical city with a vibrant cultural scene as the birthplace of cinema, the silk capital of the globe, and the second biggest Renaissance city following Venice.
On the 21st (Sun), make a trip to Traboules du Vieux Lyon, get to know the fascinating history of Vieux Lyon, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts of Lyon. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Parc de la Tete d'Or, get to know the fascinating history of Place des Celestins, then admire the striking features of Basilique Notre Dame de Fourviere, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Colline de Fourviere.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Lyon trip maker app.

You can fly from Nice to Lyon in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Lyon, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can drive to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 23rd (Tue), wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, get curious at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), admire the local landmark of Simsonbrunnen, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), and finally take in panoramic vistas at Clock Tower - Zytglogge.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bern online holiday planner.

You can drive from Lyon to Bern in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Bern when traveling from Lyon in May, with lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Interlaken.
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Interlaken, Switzerland — 2 nights

Nestled between Lake Thun and Lake Brienz in the heart of the Jungfrau region, Interlaken became popular for its proximity to the mountains and lakes of the Bernese Oberland region.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): get great views at Harderkulm, look for gifts at Whiskyness, then fly down the slopes at Grindelwald-First, and finally explore the activities along Lake Brienz. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then pause for some serene contemplation at Rom.-Katholische Kirchgemeinde, then take in the dramatic scenery at Trümmelbachfälle, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Alpenwildpark.

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Traveling by car from Bern to Interlaken takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. May in Interlaken sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): look for gifts at Lindt Factory Outlet Kilchberg, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Uetliberg Mountain, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Zurich holiday planner.

You can drive from Interlaken to Zurich in 2 hours. Another option is to take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and then explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 28th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence tour itinerary website.

Fly from Zurich to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Zurich in May: highs in Florence hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Mon): take in panoramic vistas at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally appreciate the history behind La Pieta. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, explore the ancient world of Colosseum, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rome journey maker app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Rome, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to fly to Venice.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Venice trip itinerary website.

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 3 nights

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ljubljana: Vintgar Gorge (in Zgornje Gorje) and Bled (Zipline, Bled Castle, &more). The adventure continues: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, get a sense of history and politics at Town Hall, step into the grandiose world of Ljubljana Castle, and snap pictures at Dragon Bridge.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Ljubljana takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Ljubljana when traveling from Venice in June, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, then pause for some serene contemplation at Salzburg Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, and finally examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Salzburger Altstadt, get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, get a taste of the local shopping with Getreidegasse, then admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then steep yourself in history at Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Salzburg trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In June in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Munich is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, and engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Munich day trip planning site.

Drive from Salzburg to Munich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can fly to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, steep yourself in history at Belvedere Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral, and head off the coast to Donauinsel.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planner.

You can fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June in Vienna, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to fly to Prague.
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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.
On the 14th (Wed), steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally make a trip to Staromestske namesti. On the next day, wander the streets of Lesser Town, explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Prague online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Vienna in June, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Berlin vacation maker app.

You can drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can fly to Amsterdam.
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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.
Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), Grote Markt, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip maker tool.

You can fly from Berlin to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 nights

The Square Mile

See some other sides of London: enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Tower of London, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral.

Discover how to plan a London trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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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.
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Italy travel guide

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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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Austria travel guide

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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.
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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.
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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.
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