60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 2 nights
Fly to Santorini, Bus to Fira
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Bus to Santorini, Fly to Athens
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 4 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 5 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 8 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 5 nights
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Frankfurt, Germany
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Train to Victoria station, Train to Manchester
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Explore hidden gems such as Historic Areas of Istanbul and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami . The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. While traveling from Sydney, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Athens.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Mar 15 — 18:

Athens, Greece

— 2 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 19th (Sat), take a stroll through Monastiraki, soothe aching muscles at Hammam Baths, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally see the interesting displays at Hellenic Motor Museum.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Athens day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Athens. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Athens, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Fira.

Things to do in Athens

Neighborhoods · Baths · Museums · Spas
Find places to stay Mar 18 — 20:

Fira, Greece

— 3 nights
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
We've included these beaches for you: Mesa Pigadia Beach and Red Beach. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Saint John the Baptist and Orthodox Metropolitan Cathedral. The adventure continues: don't miss a visit to Karavolades Stairs, do a tasting at Artemis Karamolegos Winery, look for gifts at Epilekton, and view the masterpieces at MATI Art Gallery.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Fira trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Athens to Fira takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry; or ride a ferry. In March, daytime highs in Fira are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. You will leave for Athens on the 23rd (Wed).

Things to do in Fira

Shopping · Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 23:

Athens, Greece

— 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

Get some cultural insight at Acropolis of Athens and Plaka. Ancient Agora of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus will appeal to history buffs. See even more of Athens: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Theater of Dionysus, and get into the urban bustle at Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Centre.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Athens holiday planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Fira to Athens in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of ferry and taxi; or ride a ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 23 — 27:

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.
Get outdoors at Sveti Jakov Beach and Trsteno Arboretum. Do some cultural sightseeing at St. John's Fortress and Church of Saint Blaise. The adventure continues: get your bearings at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko, look for gifts at Dubrovnik Treasures, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Dubrovnik travel route app.

Fly from Athens to Dubrovnik in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Athens in March, things will get little chillier in Dubrovnik: highs are around 17°C and lows about 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel to Ljubljana.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Side Trip

Find places to stay Mar 27 — 31:

Ljubljana, Slovenia

— 5 nights
Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of St. Nicholas and Franciscan Church of the Annunciation. Discover out-of-the-way places like Nature & Wildlife Tours and Triple Bridge. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ljubljana: Celje Castle (in Celje) and Galerija Mikame (in Bled). Dedicate the 2nd (Sat) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Metelkova, see the interesting displays at National Museum of Contemporary History, explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and explore the engaging exhibits at House of Illusions.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Ljubljana sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Dubrovnik to Ljubljana in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Dubrovnik in March, expect Ljubljana to be a bit cooler, temps between 13°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Ljubljana

Tours · Wineries · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 31 — Apr 5:

Budapest, Hungary

— 8 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Visit Fisherman's Bastion and Citadel for their historical value. For shopping fun, head to Book Cafe - Lotz Terem or Central Market Hall. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Matthias Church, learn about winemaking at Faust Wine Cellar, examine the collection at Budapest Pinball Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Budapest driving holiday app.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Budapest takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 5 — 13:

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Stephen's Cathedral and Karlskirche. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ringstrasse and Kaisergruft. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and see the interesting displays at Leopold Museum.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip planning tool.

Drive from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in April, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 13 — 17:

Salzburg, Austria

— 5 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Take a break from the city and head to Badestrand Hallstatt and Fuschlsee Rundweg. Step off the beaten path and head to Salzburg Cathedral and Mirabell Palace. Take a break from Salzburg with a short trip to Langbathseen in Ebensee am Traunsee, about 1h 10 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get great views at Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wallfahrtskirche Maria Plain, and see the interesting displays at Red Bull Hangar-7.

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Vienna to Salzburg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April in Salzburg, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Frankfurt.

Things to do in Salzburg

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 17 — 22:

Frankfurt, Germany

— 2 nights

Mainhattan

A global center of finance and transportation, Frankfurt is perhaps best known for its futuristic cityscape.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): buy something for everyone on your list at Galeria Kaufhof Frankfurt An der Hauptwache, browse the different shops at Bauernmarkt Konstablerwache, then explore the world behind art at Liebieghaus, and finally explore the historical opulence of Bad Homburg Palace (Landgraves' Castle & Castle Park). On the next day, steep yourself in history at Old Nicholas Church (Alte Nikolaikirche), explore the world behind art at Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Church (Paulskirche), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew (Dom St. Bartholomaus).

To see where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Frankfurt trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Salzburg to Frankfurt in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April in Frankfurt, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Frankfurt

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Eiffel Tower and Musee d'Orsay. Popular historic sites such as Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Chapelle Notre Dame de la Medaille Miraculeuse are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Latin Quarter, explore the world behind art at Musee Marmottan Monet, stop by 1st Arrondissement, and stroll through Ile Saint-Louis.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Frankfurt to Paris takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Paris, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 29:

London, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Greenwich and Old Royal Naval College. Do some cultural sightseeing at Holland Park and National Gallery. There's lots more to do: learn the secrets of beer at a beer tour and tasting, get outside with BrakeAway Bike Tours, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and examine the collection at Cutty Sark.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the London trip planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to London takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Paris to London is minus 1 hour. In April, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Brighton and Hove.

Things to do in London

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 3:

Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

London-by-the-Sea

The vibrant seaside resort of Brighton and Hove features a lively nightclub scene and an abundance of cultural sites sure to keep you entertained for days.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Brighton Food Tours and Kemptown. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Seaford Beach and Cuckmere Haven. Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Brighton Museum and Art Gallery, relax and rejuvenate at The Treatment Rooms, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Pavilion, and steep yourself in history at Charleston.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Brighton and Hove route builder tool.

Traveling by train from London to Brighton and Hove takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Brighton and Hove are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can fly to Manchester.

Things to do in Brighton and Hove

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 3 — 6:

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at The Manchester Museum and National Football Museum. Visit Manchester Cathedral and Bramall Hall & Park for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Manchester: Quarry Bank (in Styal) and Solomon's Temple (in Buxton). There's much more to do: view the masterpieces at Manchester Art Gallery, examine the collection at People's History Museum, take a stroll through Gay Village, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Manchester trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Brighton and Hove to Manchester takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May in Manchester, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Greece travel guide

4.2
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.

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.

Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Hungary travel guide

4.1
Thermal Spas · Historic Sites · Government Buildings
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 

Austria travel guide

4.5
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.

France travel guide

4.3
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

England travel guide

4.4
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.