60 days in Asia, Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America & Europe Itinerary

60 days in Asia, Canada, United States, Mexico, Central America & Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock journey builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Jaipur, India
— 3 nights
Fly to Boracay, Ferry to Boracay
3
Boracay, Philippines
— 2 nights
Ferry to Caticlan, Fly to Vancouver
4
Vancouver, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly
5
San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Las Vegas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
7
Mexico City, Mexico
— 1 night
Fly to Chetumal, Ferry to San Pedro
8
San Pedro, Belize
— 1 night
Fly
9
Playa del Carmen, Mexico
— 3 nights
Ferry to Cozumel, Fly to Toronto
10
Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly to Dublin, Bus to Galway
11
Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
12
Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
Fly
13
Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
Fly
14
Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
15
Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly
16
Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly
17
Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly
18
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly

S M T W T F S
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

— 3 nights

City of Gold

Take a holiday in Dubai to experience a mix of excitement, entertainment, and relaxation.
Venture out of the city with trips to Abu Dhabi (The Corniche, Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, &more). There's much more to do: take in panoramic vistas at Burj Khalifa, stop by Dubai Gold Souk, make a splash at Wild Wadi Waterpark, and have fun and explore at OliOli.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dubai tour itinerary builder site.

Alexandria, Egypt to Dubai is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Gulf Standard Time (GST), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Alexandria in September, expect Dubai to be a bit warmer, temps between 46°C and 36°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Jaipur.

Things to do in Dubai

Theme Parks · Shopping · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Jaipur, India

— 3 nights

Pink City

Known as the "Pink City" because of the color of the stone used for many of its notable structures, Jaipur draws visitors with its chaotic street life and a slew of colorful bazaars selling everything from handmade pottery to tie-dye scarves.
On the 21st (Tue), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. Here are some ideas for day two: look and learn at Jantar Mantar - Jaipur, then explore the historical opulence of Amber Palace, then admire the striking features of Hawa Mahal - Palace of Wind, and finally get engrossed in the history at City Palace of Jaipur.

To find more things to do, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Jaipur online journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Dubai to Jaipur takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 1.5 hour difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in September; daily highs in Jaipur reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Boracay.

Things to do in Jaipur

Find places to stay Sep 20 — 23:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Boracay, Philippines

— 2 nights
All of 7 km (4.3 mi) long, the island of Boracay remains an idyllic destination drawing beach-goers from around the world.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: see the world from above with a helicopter tour and then kick back and relax at Ilig Iligan Beach.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Boracay trip itinerary builder.

Do a combination of flight and ferry from Jaipur to Boracay in 17.5 hours. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Philippine Standard Time (PST), which is usually a 2.5 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jaipur in September: highs in Boracay hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Vancouver.

Things to do in Boracay

Tours · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Vancouver, Canada

— 3 nights

Hollywood North

Known as "Hollywood North," Vancouver boasts one of the largest film/television industries in the world, second only to Los Angeles and New York.
On the 27th (Mon), spend a day ambling around Stanley Park. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Granville Island, take in panoramic vistas at Vancouver Lookout, take in the views from Capilano Suspension Bridge Park, and get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Vancouver Aquarium.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Vancouver online day trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Boracay to Vancouver takes 21 hours. The time zone difference moving from Philippine Standard Time to Pacific Standard Time is minus 16 hours. Traveling from Boracay in September, expect nights in Vancouver to be much colder, around 14°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can fly to San Francisco.

Things to do in Vancouver

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

San Francisco, United States

— 4 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near San Francisco: Mill Valley (Mount Tamalpais State Park & Muir Woods National Monument) and Point Reyes Safaris (in Point Reyes Station). And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Alcatraz Island, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Tea Garden, steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, and take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco trip itinerary site.

Getting from Vancouver to San Francisco by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Vancouver in September, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time to fly to Las Vegas.

Things to do in San Francisco

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Las Vegas, United States

— 4 nights

Sin City

Nicknamed the "Entertainment Capital of the World," Las Vegas sits in the middle of a desert in the southern section of Nevada.
Take a break from Las Vegas with a short trip to Hoover Dam in Boulder City, about 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take in breathtaking views at Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, see the interesting displays at The Mob Museum, observe the fascinating underwater world at Shark Reef Aquarium at Mandalay Bay, and appreciate the extensive heritage of The Strip.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Las Vegas trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Las Vegas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from San Francisco, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Las Vegas, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Mexico City.

Things to do in Las Vegas

Parks · Shopping · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 3 — 7:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Mexico City, Mexico

— 1 night

City of Palaces

Breathtakingly large, Mexico City provides a home for almost 9 million people living in nearly 1,700 distinct neighborhoods.
On the 8th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Zocalo, get engrossed in the history at Museo del Templo Mayor, explore the world behind art at Palacio de Bellas Artes, learn more about the world around you at Museo Nacional de Antropologia, then examine the collection at Museo Frida Kahlo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Metropolitan Cathedral (Catedral Metropolitana).

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Mexico City trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Las Vegas to Mexico City takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and tram. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Las Vegas to Mexico City. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Las Vegas in October; daily highs in Mexico City reach 26°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to San Pedro.

Things to do in Mexico City

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 8:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

San Pedro, Belize

— 1 night
San Pedro evolved from small fishing village and now represents one of the most visited locations in Belize.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the San Pedro online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from Mexico City to San Pedro takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Mexico City in October: highs in San Pedro hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Playa del Carmen.

Things to do in San Pedro

Spas · Adventure · Outdoors · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 8 — 9:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Playa del Carmen, Mexico

— 3 nights
The tourist hub of the popular Mayan Riviera, upscale Playa del Carmen remains the jewel of Mexico's Caribbean coastline.
Go for a jaunt from Playa del Carmen to Tulum to see Tulum Archaeological Site about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 10th (Sun) among aquatic life with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Xcaret, whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks, cross one thing off your bucket list with a skydiving experience, and tee off at Playacar Golf Club.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Playa del Carmen day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Pedro to Playa del Carmen takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Pedro to Playa del Carmen due to the time zone difference. October in Playa del Carmen sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Playa del Carmen

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 12:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Toronto, Canada

— 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Get out of town with these interesting Toronto side-trips: Niagara Falls (Horseshoe Falls, Niagara Falls Canada, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Distillery District, examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum, and engage your brain at Ontario Science Centre.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Toronto road trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Playa del Carmen to Toronto takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and car. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Playa del Carmen in October: high temperatures in Toronto hover around 18°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can travel to Galway.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Galway, Ireland

— 4 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Galway: Scattery Island (in Kilrush), Cong (Ashford Castle & Ireland's School of Falconry) and Carrowholly Stables & Trekking Centre (in Westport). Spend the 18th (Mon) exploring nature at Connemara National Park & Visitor Centre. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Cliffs of Moher, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Burren National Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Clare Coastal Walk Project, and see the interesting displays at Clare Heritage and Genealogical Centre.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Galway planning tool.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Toronto to Galway in 13 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a 5 hour difference. Traveling from Toronto in October, you will find days in Galway are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 20:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Change things up with these side-trips from Dublin: Kilkenny (Go With The Flow - River Adventures, Kilkenny Castle, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Guinness Storehouse, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, walk around Phoenix Park, and ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dublin travel route builder.

Getting from Galway to Dublin by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 25:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Oslo, Norway

— 3 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.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), walk around Vigeland Park, examine the collection at Fram Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kon-Tiki Museum.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oslo attractions tool.

You can fly from Dublin to Oslo in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Oslo. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Dublin in October; daily highs in Oslo reach 13°C and lows reach 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bruges.

Things to do in Oslo

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.
On the 29th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Gravensteen, see the interesting displays at Friet Museum, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, then admire the striking features of Stadhuis, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, then take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bruges itinerary maker app.

Getting from Oslo to Bruges by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In October, Bruges is somewhat warmer than Oslo - with highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

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.
Brussels is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, and examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta).

Plan my day in Brussels using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 3:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aare Gorge (in Meiringen), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken) and Lake Brienz (in Brienz). And it doesn't end there: hit the slopes at Mt Pilatus, take in the views from Chapel Bridge, explore the activities along Lake Zurich, and get to know the fascinating history of Old Town.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zurich online trip builder.

You can fly from Brussels to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Zurich are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 7:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Split: Krka National Park (in Skradin) and Hvar (Jerolim, Franciscan Monastery, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Diocletian's Palace, make a trip to Fruit's Square (Trg Brace Radic), admire the masterpieces at Galerija Mestrovic, and shop like a local with Riva Harbor.

To find maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Split trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Zurich to Split in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Zurich in November, with highs in Split at 20°C and lows at 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Adventure

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Dubrovnik is known for historic sites, nature, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Dubrovnik City Walls, head off the coast to Lokrum Island, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zarkovica Animal Shelter.

To see reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik trip planner.

You can fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Dubrovnik are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. On the 15th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:
Find places to stay with best proximity to your trip

United Arab Emirates travel guide

4.2
Observation Decks · Fountains · Shopping Malls
Though most people associate United Arab Emirates only with Dubai, nicknamed the "City of Gold," the federation of seven emirates boats a surprisingly rich historical and cultural heritage and provides a good starting point for visitors interested in discovering the Middle East. A trip to United Arab Emirates reveals a modern nation with a dynamic atmosphere and a landscape that quickly changes from futuristic cities to remote deserts, mysteriously silent places where only the shifting sand dunes mark the passage of time. Add the eastern coastline to your United Arab Emirates itinerary to find a string of outstanding beaches and some of the finest diving and snorkeling opportunities in the region.

India travel guide

4.6
It may very well be fair to call India "incredible," given its mind-boggling diversity of landscapes, climates, cultures, and languages. The world's largest democracy, and second only to China in terms of population, India contains majestic peaks dusted with glistening snow, sun-drenched beaches, ancient hand-carved temples, and sprawling cities jam-packed with people, vehicles, and animals. Many tour India during the country's devotional festivals, which range from immense parades that convert cities into giant performance stages, to simple farming fairs dedicated to relatively obscure local deities. Whenever you choose to vacation in India, make sure you see some of the country's World Heritage Sites, which include the legendary Taj Mahal and Chilika Lake, the planet's second-largest lagoon.

Philippines travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Bodies of Water
Pearl of the Orient Seas
Encompassing over 7,600 islands, the Philippines offer plenty of vacation ideas for active travelers. Though the island chain's location leaves it vulnerable to typhoons and earthquakes, it also endows it with plenty of natural resources and biodiversity. For most visitors, a Philippines holiday includes outdoor adventures like kitesurfing, mountain trekking, spelunking, and volcano hiking. Those with a taste for something more relaxing can build a Philippines itinerary around beaches, local fiestas, and the island cuisine, which blends influences from around the world and serves up dishes at once sour, salty, and sweet.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

United States travel guide

4.5
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Belize travel guide

4.5
Belize boasts a long coastline along the Caribbean Sea and serves as one of the world's top destinations for snorkeling and scuba diving. In a country providing a home for many different ethnic communities, a holiday in Belize ensures visitors experience a blend of cultures sharing a small land endowed with grand natural beauty. As you tour Belize, you'll see dense broadleaf forests sheltering a staggering variety of birds, ancient Maya ruins providing a palpable history lesson, and tiny coastal villages making up in hospitality what they lack in tourist infrastructure. Still relatively unexplored by foreigners, the country offers travelers a chance to experience pristine scenery free of big crowds and pushy souvenir vendors.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

Norway travel guide

4.2
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.