60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

60 days in Europe, Asia & Africa Itinerary

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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 3 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 4 nights
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New Delhi, India
— 1 night
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Bangkok, Thailand
— 2 nights
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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka
— 4 nights
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Cairo, Egypt
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Marrakech, Morocco
— 3 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Paris, France
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Brussels, Belgium

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.
Groeningemuseum and Atomium will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Grand Place and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM). Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan & Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and buy something for everyone on your list at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Brussels trip itinerary maker website.

London, UK to Brussels is an approximately 3-hour train ride. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In March, daytime highs in Brussels are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Side Trip

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Bloemenmarktfor plenty of shopping. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anne Frank House and The Jordaan. Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Grote Markt in Haarlem, about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), stroll around Vondelpark, and examine the collection at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam.

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Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Side Trips

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Berlin, Germany

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like East Side Gallery and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, contemplate the long history of Memorial of the Berlin Wall, and get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Berlin road trip planner.

Fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Berlin

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Copenhagen, Denmark

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.
Visit Nyhavn and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) for their historical value. National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Stroeget, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen journey planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Copenhagen in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to New Delhi.

Things to do in Copenhagen

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New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 16th (Tue), steep yourself in history at India Gate and then admire the striking features of Humayun's Tomb.

To see maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New Delhi trip itinerary website.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to New Delhi takes 11.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a 4.5 hour difference. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Copenhagen in March, with highs in New Delhi at 34°C and lows at 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in New Delhi

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Bangkok, Thailand

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
On the 17th (Wed), browse the exhibits of Jim Thompson House, stop by Raja's Fashions, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Chatuchak Weekend Market. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Wat Pho, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun).

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Bangkok planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Bangkok in 7 hours. Another option is to drive. You'll lose 1.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Bangkok due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in March, expect Bangkok to be a bit warmer, temps between 40°C and 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can travel to Unawatuna.

Things to do in Bangkok

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Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Palm-fringed beaches with golden sand, turquoise water, and a colorful coral reef are enough to draw any beachgoer to Unawatuna, but there's plenty to do off the beach here as well.
Relax by the water at Mihiripenna Beach and Unawatuna Beach. Escape the urban bustle at Jungle Beach and Hikkaduwa Beach. When in Unawatuna, make a side trip to see Tsunami Photo Museum in Telwatta, approximately Telwatta away. It doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Unawatuna trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Unawatuna takes 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to India Standard Time, which is usually a -1.5 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in March, and nighttime lows around 29°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cairo.

Things to do in Unawatuna

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Cairo, Egypt

City of a Thousand Minarets

More than 20 million people call Cairo their home and, as soon as you set foot in the sprawling metropolis, it's evident they make it crowded and chaotic, but also exuberant and charming.
Saqqara (Sakkara) Pyramids and Pyramids of Giza will appeal to history buffs. There's more to do: examine the collection at The Museum of Egyptian Antiquities.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Cairo online trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Unawatuna to Cairo by flight takes about 14.5 hours. You'll gain 3.5 hours traveling from Unawatuna to Cairo due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Unawatuna in March; daily highs in Cairo reach 29°C and lows reach 17°C. On the 25th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Cairo

Side Trips

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Athens, Greece

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Acropolis of Athens and Acropolis Museum. You'll explore and learn at National Archaeological Museum and Benaki Museum. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Plaka, appreciate the history behind Erechtheion, delve into the distant past at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and take some stellar pictures from Mount Lycabettus.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Athens holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Cairo to Athens takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect Athens to be a bit cooler, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can travel to Marrakech.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Marrakech, Morocco

Red City

You won't run out of things to do in Marrakech, a city where you can spend days exploring grandiose palaces and mosques, photogenic gardens, sacred tombs, and traditional mansions that evoke a bygone era.
Koutoubia Mosque and Saadian Tombs are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate El Badi Palace and Palacio da Bahia. Spend the 31st (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. The adventure continues: make a trip to Jemaa el-Fna and take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Majorelle.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Marrakech trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Marrakech takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Athens to Marrakech due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Athens in March: highs in Marrakech hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Marrakech

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Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Museu Nacional do Azulejo. For shopping fun, head to Rossio Square or Chiado. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lisbon: Sintra (Quinta da Regaleira & Sintra National Palace). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, wander the streets of Alfama, make a trip to Belém Tower, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

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

You can fly from Marrakech to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marrakech in April: highs in Lisbon hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Side Trip

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Prado National Museum and Royal Palace of Madrid. Do your shopping at Mercado San Miguel and Gran Via. Venture out of the city with trips to Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum, &more). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum of Spain, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Madrid day trip app.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Madrid. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Lisbon in April since evenings lows in Madrid dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Side Trip

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Barcelona, Spain

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.
Shop till you drop at La Boqueria and Passeig de Gracia. Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Monastery of Sant Pau del Camp, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip planner.

Traveling by train from Madrid to Barcelona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Roman Forum, wander the streets of Trastevere, and delve into the distant past at Pantheon.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Get some cultural insight at Castello del Trebbio and Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Appreciate the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence travel planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Shopping

Side Trip

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Zagreb, Croatia

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Zagreb trip builder.

You can drive from Florence to Zagreb in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Florence in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Zagreb, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Zagreb

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Munich, Germany

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, then contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, and then enjoy breathtaking views from Frauenkirche. On your second day here, examine the collection at Munich Residenz and then explore the world behind art at Alte Pinakothek.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Munich trip itinerary builder app.

Fly from Zagreb to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Zagreb in April, expect Munich to be slightly colder, temps between 16°C and 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg and then take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Zurich trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Munich to Zurich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Paris, France

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.
Eiffel Tower and Le Marais are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Champs-Elysees and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, wander the streets of Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip maker tool.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Paris

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Belgium travel guide

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

The Netherlands travel guide

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Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
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.

India travel guide

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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.

Thailand travel guide

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Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.

Sri Lanka travel guide

4.1
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Nature & Parks
India's Teardrop
Shaped like a teardrop and located just below the southern tip of India, lush Sri Lanka boasts some of the greatest biodiversity in the world. Unless you time your Sri Lanka holiday for monsoon season, you can expect bright blue skies and plenty of sunshine, perfect for exploring tropical forests, historic temples, colonial forts, and many other buildings dating back to Dutch rule. Popular things to do in Sri Lanka include swimming, sailing, and surfing, though a growing number of visitors come here just to eat their way around the country. Greatly influenced by nearby India, the national cuisine also features many elements of European cooking--a result of the Dutch and Portuguese colonial years. Of course, a trip to Sri Lanka would not be complete without a cup of its world-famous Ceylon tea.

Egypt travel guide

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Gift of the Nile
The land of pharaohs, pyramids, sphinxes, and papyrus, Egypt needs little by way of introduction. Visitors find more than a textbook readout of ancient history when visiting the country--the power, scale, art, and mysticism of its centuries-old culture bleed out from each landmark attraction and seep into the everyday life. Bustling markets, the slow-flowing Nile, the vast desert, and inspiring archeological sites often sit right alongside palaces of great excess and historical importance. All ensure you have plenty to see and do during your vacation in Egypt. In the wake of the Arab Spring in 2011, travel to certain areas where conflict and terrorism are deemed likely remains inadvisable for foreign visitors.

Greece travel guide

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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.

Morocco travel guide

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Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.

Spain travel guide

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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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
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.

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.

Switzerland travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.

France travel guide

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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.