51 days in Europe Itinerary

51 days in Europe Itinerary

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Valletta, Malta
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Barcelona, Spain
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Madrid, Spain
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Paris, France
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Bastogne, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Tallinn, Estonia
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Riga, Latvia
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Vilnius, Lithuania
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Berlin, Germany
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Krakow, Poland
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Budapest, Hungary
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Florence, Italy
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Rome, Italy
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Valletta, Malta — 1 night

Most Proud

Malta's capital city, Valletta preserves most of its medieval architecture, built in the 16th and 17th centuries by the Knights Hospitaller, once a powerful military order.
On the 1st (Mon), admire the masterpieces at Casa Rocca Piccola, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Co-Cathedral, then pause for some photo ops at Hal Saflieni Hypogeum, and finally admire the natural beauty at Upper Barrakka Gardens. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Casa Bernard, contemplate the long history of Mnajdra, then explore the striking landscape at Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja), and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Lower Barrakka Gardens.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Valletta road trip planning app.

Amman, Jordan to Valletta is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amman in May, you will find days in Valletta are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (18°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 3 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.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and stroll around Ciutadella Park.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Barcelona trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Fly from Valletta to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry, taxi, bus, and train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, walk around Parque del Retiro, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Madrid, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Paris.
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Find places to stay May 5 — 8:

Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles (about 48 minutes away). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and wander the streets of Le Marais.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, go to the Paris online vacation planner.

Fly from Madrid to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Madrid in May: highs in Paris hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Bastogne.
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Bastogne, Belgium — 1 night

Most travelers come to Bastogne for its touching war memorial and museum, built in honor of over 76,000 American soldiers who fought during the legendary Battle of the Bulge--one of the last German offensives in World War II. Over seven decades later, the town's daily life remains deeply linked to this dramatic episode in wartime history. Bastogne makes a good day trip from almost anywhere in the Ardennes region and provides an easy bus link to Liege, a popular travel destination located less than 70 km (45 mi) north.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): brush up on your military savvy at Bastogne Barracks, take in the history at Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours, and then delve into the lush surroundings at La Grande Foret de Saint-Hubert.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bastogne day trip website.

Traveling by car from Paris to Bastogne takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Bruges (Stadhuis, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grand Place, admire the striking features of Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at Atomium.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip planning tool.

Getting from Bastogne to Brussels by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in May, and nighttime lows around 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Copenhagen.
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 4 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Copenhagen is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: enjoy breathtaking views from Rundetarn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, explore the galleries of Amalienborg Museum, and explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Copenhagen day trip planning app.

Fly from Brussels to Copenhagen in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 2 nights

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): identify plant and animal life at Eesti Vabaõhumuuseum / Estonian Open Air Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, then enjoy breathtaking views from St. Olaf’s Church, and finally wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Peapiiskopi Kirik, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, stroll around Kadriorg Park, then explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Tallinna Teletorn.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tallinn travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Tallinn in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. In May in Tallinn, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 1 night

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
On the 24th (Wed), take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Occupation of Latvia, and finally appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Riga travel route planner.

Fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tallinn in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Riga, with lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 1 night

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): squeeze the most out of the city with City Tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Anne's Church, then take in nature's colorful creations at Bernardine Gardens, and finally make a trip to Lukiskes Prison 2.0.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Vilnius trip itinerary site.

Drive from Riga to Vilnius in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 4 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: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery, and admire the natural beauty at Großer Tiergarten.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Berlin tour builder website.

You can fly from Vilnius to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 4 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.
Prague is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, pause for some photo ops at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by car from Berlin to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Prague are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Step out of Krakow with an excursion to Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim--about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wawel Cathedral, take a stroll through Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and don't miss a visit to Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Krakow holiday builder site.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Krakow takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can 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.
Budapest is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, and take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid.

For reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

You can fly from Krakow to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Krakow in June: highs in Budapest hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Jun 5 — 9:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence online visit planner.

Fly from Budapest to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Florence when traveling from Budapest in June, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Rome.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

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.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome online travel route planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Acropolis of Athens, wander the streets of Plaka, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mount Lycabettus, and admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Athens trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Athens takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Find places to stay Jun 16 — 20:

Malta travel guide

3.9
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
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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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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Belgium travel guide

4.3
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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Denmark travel guide

4.2
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.
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Estonia travel guide

4.6
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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Latvia travel guide

4.3
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.
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Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
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Germany travel guide

4.5
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Czech Republic travel guide

4.4
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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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.
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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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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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Greece travel guide

4.2
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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