60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Tirana, Albania
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Killarney, Ireland
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Dublin, Ireland
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Oslo, Norway
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Krakow, Poland
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Bled, Slovenia
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Athens, Greece — 4 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Lion Gate. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Athens: Nafplio (Fortress Palamidi, Tiryns, &more), Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Corinth Canal (in Isthmia). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and contemplate the long history of Ancient Agora of Athens.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Athens trip itinerary planner.

Alexandria, Egypt to Athens is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Alexandria in October, things will get a bit cooler in Athens: highs are around 28°C and lows about 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tirana.
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Tirana, Albania — 1 night

Tirana, the largest city in Albania, represents one a lively and fast-paced metropolis.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Muzeu Historik Kombetar, then don't miss a visit to Skanderbeg Square, and then learn about all things military at Bunk'Art 1.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Tirana attractions planning tool.

Getting from Athens to Tirana by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Athens to Tirana is minus 1 hour. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Athens in October since evenings lows in Tirana dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Monumento a Vittorio Emanuele II. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Colosseum, make a trip to Roman Forum, wander the streets of Trastevere, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Tirana to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus and train. October in Rome sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 4 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Step off the beaten path and head to Duomo di Siena and Piazza del Duomo. Get out of town with these interesting Florence side-trips: Pisa (Piazza dei Miracoli & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Siena (Centro Storico di Siena, Piazza del Campo, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip maker website.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Old Town. Explore Nice's surroundings by going to Lérins Islands (in Cannes) and Musee Picasso (in Antibes). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, use the Nice journey planner.

Getting from Florence to Nice by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to fly to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and Sainte-Chapelle. Step out of Paris to go to Fontainebleau and see Evasion Canine, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, wander the streets of Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary builder tool.

Fly from Nice to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Nice in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Magic Fountain and Food Tours. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, make a trip to Casa Batllo, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and browse the exhibits of Parc de Montjuic.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona trip maker site.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in October, with highs in Barcelona at 26°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can fly to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 4 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Royal Palace of Madrid. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Madrid: Toledo (San Martin Bridge, MQM Museo del Queso Manchego Toledo, &more). There's much more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Museo Sorolla, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Madrid by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Madrid. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 2 nights

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Tue): take a stroll around Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then take a stroll through Ribeira do Porto, then steep yourself in history at Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), and finally take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the next day, contemplate the waterfront views at Douro River, admire the natural beauty at Jardins do Palacio de Cristal, pause for some serene contemplation at Torre dos Clerigos, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then make a trip to Liberdade Square, and finally stop by Livraria Lello.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Porto holiday tool.

Getting from Madrid to Porto by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Quinta da Regaleira. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Sintra National Palace, &more). There's lots more to do: test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and visit Alfama.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Lisbon trip app.

Fly from Porto to Lisbon in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November in Lisbon, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Killarney.
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Killarney, Ireland — 4 nights

Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Killarney National Park and Gap of Dunloe. Take a break from Killarney with a short trip to Blarney Castle & Gardens in Blarney, about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring the striking scenery along Slea Head Drive. There's much more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Torc Waterfall, step into the grandiose world of Ross Castle, identify plant and animal life at Falconry Kerry, and stroll through Muckross House.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Killarney trip tool.

Fly from Lisbon to Killarney in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, Killarney is a bit cooler than Lisbon - with highs of 13°C and lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Room Escape Games and EPIC The Irish Emigration Museum. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Irish Whiskey Museum, admire the striking features of Trinity College Dublin, browse the exhibits of Glasnevin Cemetery Museum, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Dublin online itinerary planner.

Fly from Killarney to Dublin in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in November, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Room Escape Games and National Museum of Scotland. There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, go on a hair-raising tour with a ghost and vampire tour, get great views at Calton Hill, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Edinburgh sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Dublin to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Oslo.
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Oslo, Norway — 2 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Ibsen Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bygdøy, see the interesting displays at Kon-Tiki Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Fram Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, then stroll around Vigeland Park, and finally admire the masterpieces at Munchmuseet.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Oslo online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Oslo in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Edinburgh to Oslo, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in November, Oslo is a bit cooler at night with lows of -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 4 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Explore hidden gems such as Walking tours and Wawel Royal Castle. Spend the 23rd (Wed) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Kazmierz The Former Jewish District, browse the eclectic array of goods at Sukiennice (Cloth Hall), see the interesting displays at Womai, and contemplate the long history of Wawel Cathedral.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Krakow road trip planner.

Getting from Oslo to Krakow by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Oslo in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Krakow, with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to fly to Bled.
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Bled, Slovenia — 3 nights

The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Vintgar Gorge and Zipline. Spend the 27th (Sun) exploring nature at Triglav National Park. There's lots more to do: step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, see some colorful creatures with Diving Bled, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and pause for some photo ops at Colnar - Boatman.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bled day trip planner.

Fly from Krakow to Bled in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Bled can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dubrovnik.
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cavtat Old Town and Kayaking & Canoeing. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, learn about all things military at Museum of Croatian War of Independence, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Zarkovica Animal Shelter.

To see where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Dubrovnik online route maker.

Getting from Bled to Dubrovnik by combination of shuttle and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bled in November; daily highs in Dubrovnik reach 19°C and lows reach 11°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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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.
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Albania travel guide

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Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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France travel guide

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

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

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

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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.
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Ireland travel guide

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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.
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Scotland travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Norway travel guide

4.3
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.
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Poland travel guide

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A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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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.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
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.
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