61 days in Europe, Canada, United States, Mexico & Asia Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Oslo, Norway
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Quebec City, Canada
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New York City, United States
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Cozumel, Mexico
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Fly to Mattala Rajapaksa International Airport, Drive to Arugam Bay
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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka
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Athens, Greece
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
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Split, Croatia
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Rome, Italy
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Copenhagen, Denmark — 3 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.
Christiansborg Slot and Our Saviour's Church will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Rosenborg Castle and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Nyhavn, take a stroll through Christiania, get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, and explore the world behind art at Thorvaldsens Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip planner.

Barcelona, Spain to Copenhagen is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In October, Copenhagen is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 15°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) 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.
On the 5th (Wed), examine the collection at Holmenkollen Ski Museum, explore the world behind art at Vigeland Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning). On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Det Kongelige Slott, then examine the collection at Kon-Tiki Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Fram Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Oslo trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Copenhagen to Oslo takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Copenhagen in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Oslo, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Stockholm.
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Stockholm, Sweden — 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Vasa Museum and Skansen. Royal Palace and Storkyrkan will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at ABBA The Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Drottningholm Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church, and explore the world behind art at Fotografiska Stockholm.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read our Stockholm trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Oslo to Stockholm takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 12°C in October, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to fly to Quebec City.
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Quebec City, Canada — 4 nights

With a World Heritage-listed old town, Quebec City remains a walkable and safe hub of culture, commerce, and education offering a blend of fascinating history and a range of tourist-oriented activities.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Quebec and Terrasse Dufferin. Do some cultural sightseeing at Lower Town (Basse-Ville) and Quartier Petit Champlain. Step out of Quebec City to go to Sainte Anne de Beaupre and see Basilica of Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, which is approximately 30 minutes away. The adventure continues: immerse yourself in nature at Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, admire the masterpieces at Musee national des beaux-arts du Quebec (MNBAQ), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre-Dame-des-Victoires Church, and learn about all things military at La Citadelle de Quebec.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Quebec City trip planner.

Fly from Stockholm to Quebec City in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 6 hours. When traveling from Stockholm in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Quebec City: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to fly to New York City.
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New York City, United States — 5 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.
Visit St. Patrick's Cathedral and 9/11 Memorial for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at New York Public Library and Ellis Island. And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Central Park, take in the pleasant sights at Times Square, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and admire the striking features of Grand Central Terminal.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the New York City sightseeing planner.

Getting from Quebec City to New York City by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Quebec City in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Cozumel.
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Cozumel, Mexico — 2 nights

Thanks to the island's outstanding scuba diving and snorkeling options, Cozumel tourism sector remains a major employer and the main source of income for this Caribbean getaway.
On the 19th (Wed), explore the striking landscape at Palancar Reef and then head outdoors with Mr Sanchos Beach Club Cozumel. Here are some ideas for day two: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Cozumel travel planning app.

Getting from New York City to Cozumel by flight takes about 8.5 hours. In October, Cozumel is somewhat warmer than New York City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Cabo San Lucas.
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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico — 3 nights

One of Mexico's premier vacation spots, Cabo San Lucas lures pleasure seekers with its trendy restaurant scene, raucous nightlife, and, of course, picture-perfect beaches.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like El Arco de Cabo San Lucas and Spas. Get in touch with nature at Fishing Charters & Tours and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Chileno Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cabo San Lucas holiday builder app.

You can fly from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cozumel to Cabo San Lucas. October in Cabo San Lucas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to travel to Denpasar.
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Denpasar, Indonesia — 7 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Escape the urban bustle at Nusa Dua Beach and Gede Private Bali Driver. Get some historical perspective at Tanah Lot Temple and Tirta Empul Temple. Venture out of the city with trips to Jimbaran Bay (in Jimbaran), Uluwatu Temple (in Pecatu) and Pandawa Beach (in Kuta). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Blue Paradise Diving, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary, indulge in some personalized pampering at Chantara Wellness & Spa, and kick back and relax at Pantai Sanur.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Denpasar trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Cabo San Lucas to Denpasar with the Route module. You'll lose 15 hours traveling from Cabo San Lucas to Denpasar due to the time zone difference. In October in Denpasar, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can travel to Arugam Bay.
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Arugam Bay, Sri Lanka — 4 nights

Step out of the city life by going to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Arugam Bay. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Whisky Point, Sri Lanka and Kudumbigala Monastery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Arugam Bay online road trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Denpasar to Arugam Bay. The time zone difference moving from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to India Standard Time (IST) is minus 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 6 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Visit Acropolis of Athens and Temple of Hephaestus for their historical value. Escape the urban bustle at Seahorse Dive Center and Glyfada Beach. Get out of town with these interesting Athens side-trips: Fortress Palamidi (in Nafplio), Archea Korinthos (in Corinth) and Mycenae (Archaeological Site Mycenae & Citadel and Treasury of Atreus). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, explore the world behind art at Benaki Museum, stop by Monastiraki, and appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Athens travel planning tool.

Explore your travel options from Arugam Bay to Athens with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 3.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 3 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.
Visit Fort Lovrijenac and Walls of Dubrovnik for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kayaking & Canoeing and Cavtat Old Town. There's more to do: visit Old Town and step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Athens to Dubrovnik due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Athens in November, with highs in Dubrovnik at 19°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can fly to Split.
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Split, Croatia — 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Get some cultural insight at Diocletian's Palace and Franciscan Monastery. Visiting Nature & Wildlife Tours and Marjan Park will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Historic City of Trogir (in Trogir) and Spanish Fortress (in Hvar). Dedicate the 17th (Thu) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's more to do: contemplate the long history of Old Split and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Split trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Dubrovnik to Split in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 5 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 St. Peter's Square and Arcibasilica di San Giovanni in Laterano. Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Orvieto (Decugnano dei Barbi, Duomo di Orvieto, &more). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and delve into the mystery of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Rome vacation planning app.

Traveling by flight from Split to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Split in November, expect little chillier with lows of 9°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 6 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 Basilica of Santa Croce. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of San Gimignano and Campanile di Giotto. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Guardastelle Vineyard (in San Gimignano), Le mura di Lucca (in Lucca) and Siena (Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, Piazza del Campo, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Maria Novella, and don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.
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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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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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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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Canada travel guide

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

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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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Mexico travel guide

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

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World heritage site · Spas · Beaches
Island of the Gods
A province of Indonesia, the island of Bali remains one of the world's top tourist destinations thanks to its beaches, diving spots, and resorts. Take a trip to Bali to discover the island's smiling and famously hospitable locals--perhaps the biggest treasure of this tropical paradise. More than just another fun-in-the-sun getaway, Bali also reveals a rich history and varied geography of mountains, rugged coastal areas, sandy beaches, thriving rice terraces, and stark volcanic hillsides that seem transported from another planet. A Bali tour uncovers some of the world's best surfing spots, as well as a deeply spiritual local culture and globally significant archeological attractions.
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Sri Lanka travel guide

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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.
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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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Croatia travel guide

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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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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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