60 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

60 days in United States & Europe Itinerary

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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
Fly to Sorvagur, Drive to Vagar Island
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Vagar Island, Faroe Islands
— 2 nights
Drive to Sorvagur, Fly to Edinburgh
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Belfast, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Swansea, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 6 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 2 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 5 nights
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
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Oslo, Norway
— 5 nights
Fly to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Drive to Greenland
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Greenland, United States
— 1 night
Drive to Houghton County Memorial Airport, Fly to Auckland

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New York City, United States — 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for sightseeing, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Central Park, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, contemplate the long history of 9/11 Memorial, and take in the pleasant sights at The High Line.

Start your trip to New York City by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Auckland, New Zealand to New York City is an approximately 19-hour flight. Traveling from Auckland to New York City, you'll gain 17 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in New York City to be somewhat warmer, around 22°C, while days are much warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to Reykjavik.
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Find places to stay Sep 1 — 7:

Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): test the waters at Blue Lagoon and then indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the deep blue sea with Dive Iceland - Diving and Snorkeling in Iceland - Day Tours, contemplate the long history of Einar Jonsson Museum (Listasafn Einars Jonssonar), and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Hallgrimskirkja.

For photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Reykjavik road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from New York City to Reykjavik takes 9.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Reykjavik is 5 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in September; daily highs in Reykjavik reach 13°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can travel to Vagar Island.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Spas · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

Vagar Island, Faroe Islands — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Mulafossur Waterfall, then explore the activities along Lake Leitisvatn, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Trollkonufingur. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Torshavn Cathedral, explore the engaging exhibits at Listasavn Foroya, and then examine the collection at National Museum of the Faroe Islands.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Vagar Island road trip planner.

You can do a combination of flight and car from Reykjavik to Vagar Island in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. September in Vagar Island sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Edinburgh.
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Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites
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Find places to stay Sep 9 — 11:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 5 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, contemplate the long history of Palace of Holyroodhouse, explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat, and see the interesting displays at Royal Yacht Britannia.

Discover how to plan a Edinburgh trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can do a combination of car and flight from Vagar Island to Edinburgh in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Vagar Island, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Edinburgh, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Belfast.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 11 — 16:

Belfast, United Kingdom — 3 nights

A city with character, Belfast remains a great place for a leisurely exploration, as it is still relatively undiscovered by foreign tourists, who usually opt to visit Dublin instead.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Belfast: Seamus Heaney HomePlace (in Bellaghy), Giant's Causeway (in Bushmills) and Causeway Coastal Route (in Ballintoy). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ulster Aviation Society, head outdoors with Coast Rd, and brush up on your military savvy at War Years Remembered (War Museum).

To find more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Belfast journey planner.

Getting from Edinburgh to Belfast by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. September in Belfast sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Dublin.
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Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

Dublin, Ireland — 6 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.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, examine the collection at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, wander the streets of Temple Bar, and admire the landmark architecture of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dublin trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Belfast to Dublin takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Dublin sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Swansea.
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Find places to stay Sep 19 — 25:

Swansea, United Kingdom — 4 nights

Swansea, officially known as the City and County of Swansea, is a coastal city and county in Wales. Change things up with these side-trips from Swansea: Folly Farm (in Begelly), The British Bird of Prey Centre (in Carmarthen) and Dolphin & Whale Watching (in New Quay). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at The Reptile Experience, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and explore the striking landscape at Gower Peninsula.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Swansea travel site.

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Swansea takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of train and ferry. In September, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Copenhagen.
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Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Theme Parks · Wildlife
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Find places to stay Sep 25 — 29:

Copenhagen, Denmark — 6 nights

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.
On the 1st (Sun), spend a peaceful day at Tivoli Gardens. There's lots more to do: visit Nyhavn, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Copenhagen trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Swansea to Copenhagen in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 3 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Step out of Vilnius with an excursion to Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai--about 36 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in panoramic vistas at Vilnius TV Tower, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus).

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vilnius travel planner.

You can fly from Copenhagen to Vilnius in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a train. The time zone difference when traveling from Copenhagen to Vilnius is 1 hour. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, expect Vilnius to be slightly colder, temps between 11°C and 3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 2 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 9th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Helsinki Cathedral, don't miss a visit to Senate Square, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Market Square Kauppatori, and finally learn about all things military at Sea Fortress Suomenlinna. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali), walk around Kaivopuisto, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, then get engrossed in the history at The National Museum of Finland, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Temppeliaukio Church.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Helsinki holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Vilnius to Helsinki takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and ferry; or drive. In October in Helsinki, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 5 nights

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Tallinn Old Town, steep yourself in history at Tallinn Town Wall, take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, and make a trip to Tallinna Teletorn.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Tallinn trip maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Tallinn takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in October, and nighttime lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can fly to Stockholm.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
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Stockholm, Sweden — 6 nights

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, sightseeing, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Vasa Museum, explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm, have a blast at Grona Lunds Tivoli, and admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Tallinn to Stockholm is minus 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Stockholm are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to fly to Oslo.
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Find places to stay Oct 15 — 21:

Oslo, Norway — 5 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Oslo is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: see what you can catch with Oslo Fjord Boat Fishing, stroll around Vigeland Park, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Fram Museum.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Oslo tour itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Stockholm to Oslo in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Oslo sees daily highs of 13°C and lows of 1°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Greenland.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 26:

Greenland, United States — 1 night

Here are some ideas for day two: discover the riches below the earth's surface at Adventure Mining Company and then relax in the rural setting at Algomah Acres Meadery.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Greenland trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Oslo to Greenland with the Route module. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -6 hour difference. In October, daytime highs in Greenland are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.
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United States travel guide

4.6
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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Faroe Islands travel guide

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Churches · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Remote and picturesque, Faroe Islands represent a mosaic of green pastures and treeless moors. While on tour of Faroe Islands, you'll find that the sea is never more than a stone's throw away, even when you're deep inland. Traditions remain strong in the self-governing archipelago, known for coastlines made of steep cliffs and deep fjords. Your sightseeing in Faroe Islands options include long walks across the interior, where you'll have to brave shifty weather, and schooner or wooden sloop expeditions to see the fjords.
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Scotland travel guide

4.4
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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Northern Ireland travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Unlike the place travelers found several decades ago, the Northern Ireland of today is a rejuvenated and dynamic region attracting increasing amounts of tourism. Belfast, the region’s biggest urban center and capital, is a hip city with vibrant nightlife and a thriving gourmet culinary scene, providing an extensive list of indulgent things to do. The region’s renowned coastline, featuring the World Heritage-listed Giant’s Causeway, is an attractive holiday destination for hikers, cyclists, photographers, and other adventurers of all descriptions. Northern Ireland has seen more than its fair share of political and economic unrest, yet the people of this region have always remained proud of their cultural and artistic heritage, providing visitors with a warm hospitality hard to find almost anywhere else in the world.
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Ireland travel guide

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

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Wales attracts tourism with its stunning landscape, a wealth of history, and a huge number of imposing castles. Yet behind the spectacular scenery and the ancient fortress walls hides the simple warmth of the Welsh people, whose pride in their Celtic heritage is only exceeded by the love they feel for their homeland. This may be a relatively small country, but its spirit is truly grand. Your itinerary may just be made up of joining the locals at the pub or a village rugby game to soak up the famous Welsh spirit and learn about "hiraeth," a deep bond the Welsh feel with their land. Though compact, Wales has no shortage of secluded corners easily and quickly explored on an extensive network of footpaths, which makes a trip to this land a true hiker’s paradise.
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Denmark travel guide

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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.
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Lithuania travel guide

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Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
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Finland travel guide

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Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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Estonia travel guide

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Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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Sweden travel guide

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Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.
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Norway travel guide

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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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