59 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Santiago de Compostela Airport, Drive to Cies Islands
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Cies Islands, Spain
— 3 nights
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Fly to Madrid, Train to Albacete, Taxi to Alcala del Jucar
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Alcala del Jucar, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly to Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport, Drive to Antheor
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Antheor, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Menton, France
— 2 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chioggia, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly
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Fira, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Naxos Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Drive
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Agios Prokopios, Greece
— 2 nights
Drive
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Basel, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Tromso, Norway
— 4 nights
Fly
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Oslo, Norway
— 2 nights
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Cies Islands, Spain — 3 nights

Cies Islands is known for nature, beaches, and trails. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head off the coast to Islas Cies, hike along Ruta de O Alto do Principe, kick back and relax at Praia de Rodas, and get outside with Cabo Home.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Cies Islands trip planner.

Melbourne, Australia to Cies Islands is an approximately 36-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Melbourne to Cies Islands is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Melbourne in September, things will get a bit warmer in Cies Islands: highs are around 27°C and lows about 15°C. You will leave for Alcala del Jucar on the 16th (Sat).
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Alcala del Jucar, Spain — 4 nights

Change things up with these side-trips from Alcala del Jucar: Pou Clar (in Ontinyent), Pago de Tharsys (in Requena) and Castell de Xativa (in Xativa).

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Alcala del Jucar trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight, train, and taxi from Cies Islands to Alcala del Jucar in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Cies Islands in September, expect nights in Alcala del Jucar to be about the same, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 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 striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona visit site.

Fly from Alcala del Jucar to Barcelona in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and train. Traveling from Alcala del Jucar in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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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). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and stroll around Luxembourg Gardens.

For ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris trip app.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 24°C and 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Antheor.
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Antheor, France — 2 nights

On the 27th (Wed), kick back and relax at Plage d'Antheor.

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Antheor trip itinerary website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Paris to Antheor. You will leave for Menton on the 28th (Thu).
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Menton, France — 2 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild, and finally stroll through Tete de Chien. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Promenade du Soleil, contemplate the long history of Basilica St. Michel, then stroll the grounds of Cemetery of the Old Chateau, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin Botanique Val Rahmeh - Menton.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Menton trip builder site.

You can drive from Antheor to Menton in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. September in Menton sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 4 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Venice: Verona (Piazza Bra, Arena di Verona, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Venice attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Menton to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September in Venice, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Chioggia.
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Chioggia, Italy — 2 nights

Chioggia is a coastal town and comune of the Metropolitan City of Venice in the Veneto region of northern Italy.GeographyThe town is situated on a small island at the southern entrance to the Lagoon of Venice about 25km south of Venice (50km by road); causeways connect it to the mainland and to its frazione, nowadays a quarter, of Sottomarina. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Mercato Del Pesce, steep yourself in history at Corso del Popolo, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Domenico, see the interesting displays at Museo dell'Orologio, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa S. Andrea, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Vigo. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa di San Giacomo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cattedrale di Chioggia, see the interesting displays at Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Adria, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tempio della Beata Vergine del Soccorso detta La Rotonda, and finally make a trip to Saint Francesco.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chioggia trip planner.

Drive from Venice to Chioggia in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Venice in October, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Chioggia: temperatures range from 19°C by day to 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 3 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: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Chioggia to Rome in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Chioggia in October, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tsilivi (Planos).
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Tsilivi (Planos), Greece — 3 nights

A growing favorite with international vacationers, Tsilivi sits on the northern coast of Zakynthos.
When in Tsilivi (Planos), make a side trip to see Navagio Beach (Shipwreck Beach) in Anafonitria, approximately Anafonitria away. The adventure continues: race across the water with a speed boat tour, stroll through Tsilivi Beach, cool off at Tsilivi Waterpark, and kick back and relax at Laganas Beach.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Tsilivi (Planos) travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Rome to Tsilivi (Planos) in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Rome to Tsilivi (Planos), you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. October in Tsilivi (Planos) sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can fly to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 3 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: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and don't miss a visit to Ancient Agora of Athens.

To find reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Athens road trip planning site.

You can fly from Tsilivi (Planos) to Athens in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October in Athens, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to fly to Fira.
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Fira, Greece — 2 nights

Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
On the 16th (Mon), stroll through Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, then learn about winemaking at Boutari Winery, and finally kick back and relax at Kamari Beach. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Olympus Senses, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Fira road trip website.

Fly from Athens to Fira in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In October, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Naxos Town.
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Naxos Town, Greece — 3 nights

Naxos Town tops the itinerary of most visitors exploring the Aegean islands, drawing their attention with taverns, shops, beaches, and ancient ruins.
Venture out of the city with trips to Mykonos Town (Mytho, The Windmills (Kato Milli), &more) and Platis Gialos Beach (in Platys Gialos). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at The Temple of Apollo – Portara, contemplate the long history of Old Town, see the interesting displays at Theatrical Museum Iakovos Kampanellis, and discover the deep blue sea with Blue Fin Divers Naxos Greece.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Naxos Town online route planner.

You can ride a ferry from Fira to Naxos Town in 2.5 hours. Another option is to fly. In October, daily temperatures in Naxos Town can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Agios Prokopios.
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Agios Prokopios, Greece — 2 nights

Agios Prokopios is a seaside village on the island of Naxos, Greece. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Agia Paraskevi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plaka Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Agia Anna Beach, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Agios Prokopios Beach. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Maragas Beach, stroll through Mikri Vigla Beach, and then engage your brain at Geological Museum of Apeiranthos.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Agios Prokopios trip app.

Agios Prokopios is just a short distance from Naxos Town. October in Agios Prokopios sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 3 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Change things up with these side-trips from Lucerne: Zurich (Bahnhofstrasse, Lake Zurich, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lucerne, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, don't miss a visit to The Nine Towers, and admire the striking features of Lucerne Station.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Lucerne day trip tool.

You can drive from Agios Prokopios to Lucerne in 29 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Agios Prokopios to Lucerne, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Agios Prokopios, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Lucerne, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bern.
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Bern, Switzerland — 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Barenpark, admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten), then take a stroll through UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, then ponder the world of politics at Rathaus Bern, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Staubbach Waterfall, Head underground at St. Beatus Hoehlen, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and finally look for gifts at Buchhandlung Boedeli.

You can plan Bern trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

You can drive from Lucerne to Bern in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Bern are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can drive to Basel.
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Basel, Switzerland — 3 nights

Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Basel is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Carolingian Outer Crypt, wander the streets of Basel's Old Town, ponder the design of Tinguely Fountain, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Basel trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Bern to Basel in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. October in Basel sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Amsterdam.
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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 31st (Tue), explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 1st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and then stroll around Vondelpark.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner.

You can fly from Basel to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. October in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can fly to Tromso.
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Tromso, Norway — 4 nights

Paris of the North

The cultural and economic hub of northern Norway, Tromso boasts a historical city center containing one of the highest concentrations of wooden houses in Europe.
Tromso is known for nightlife, wildlife, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: pause for some photo ops at Memorial to Deportation of Jews of Tromso, enjoy the sand and surf at Telegrafbukta Beach, get a taste of the local shopping with Lone Slydahl, and examine the collection at The Polar Museum.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Tromso online tour planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Tromso in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Amsterdam in November, things will get a bit cooler in Tromso: highs are around 2°C and lows about -2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
On the 5th (Sun), sample the fine beverages at Oslo Handverksdestilleri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, stroll around Vigeland Park, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning).

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Oslo online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tromso to Oslo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Tromso in November, expect nights in Oslo to be about the same, around -3°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Zakynthos travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Nature & Wildlife Tours
Flower of the East
Located just off the west coast of mainland Greece, Zakynthos enjoys a reputation as both a party destination and a family-friendly getaway. Packed with foreign tourists along its eastern and southeastern coastline, the island also features numerous tranquil pockets in its central region of forested mountains and rolling hills. Avoid the overcrowded east by discovering the island's less-explored northern sections, which contain a series of deep caves that feature sun reflecting on seawater and white stones, creating a striking shade of azure particular to this part of the world. The northern capes of the island also offer the calmest waters, which lap a string of developed beaches with plenty of modern facilities.
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Santorini travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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Naxos travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Zeus, the master of all gods from Greek mythology, allegedly grew up in a cave on Naxos, a small but fertile island in the South Aegean Sea. Renowned for its unspoiled beaches and advantageous winds, the island offers excellent conditions for windsurfing and other watersports. Most of the island's western coastline boasts one sandy beach splashed by blue waters rich in marine life--a big draw for amateur scuba divers. The mountainous interior provides a look at the quieter side of the island, featuring a patchwork of lush valleys, quaint villages, and ancient sites. For a change of pace and a bit of modern dining and shopping, visit Hora, the island's biggest city.
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