55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Dublin, Ireland
— 6 nights
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Cashel, Ireland
— 2 nights
Bus to Dublin, Fly to Newark
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New York City, United States
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 5 nights
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Moscow, Russia
— 2 nights
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Potsdam, Germany
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 2 nights
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Trento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Kreuzlingen, Switzerland
— 1 day
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London, United Kingdom

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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Stonehenge are in your itinerary. National Gallery and The British Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm (in Aylesbury), East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Alpaca Walking - with Spring Farm Alpacas (in Fletching). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Victoria and Albert Museum.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our London trip maker app.

Chichester to London is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Manchester.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 1 — 7:

6
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Manchester, United Kingdom

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.
Popular historic sites such as Sizergh Castle and Chatsworth House are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and Manchester Art Gallery. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manchester: Peak Mountaineering (in Castleton), Holy Trinity Parish Church (in Ashford-in-the-Water) and York Minster (in York). There's still lots to do: identify plant and animal life at Predator Experience, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral, have fun and explore at Science and Industry Museum, and contemplate the long history of Castlefield Urban Heritage Park.

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Manchester route planner.

You can take a train from London to Manchester in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daily temperatures in Manchester can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 7 — 13:

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Nieuwe Kerk are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Grote Markt & Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo)), The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery (in The Hague) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), get curious at NEMO Science Museum, sample the tasty concoctions at Heineken Experience, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam online attractions planner.

Fly from Manchester to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Manchester to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

6
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). You'll explore and learn at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Atomium. Explore Brussels' surroundings by going to Bruges (Church of Our Lady Bruges, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral, Gravensteen, &more). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Grand Place, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the City of Brussels (Musee de la Ville de Bruxelles), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame de la Chapelle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

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Dublin, Ireland

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.
Appreciate the collections at Guinness Storehouse and Kilmainham Gaol Museum. Get some historical perspective at Ferns Castle and Trinity College Dublin. Explore Dublin's surroundings by going to The Gaslamp Gallery (in Gorey), Powerscourt Gardens and House (in Enniskerry) and The National 1798 Rebellion Centre (in Enniscorthy). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Vagabond Tours, wander the streets of Temple Bar, walk around St Stephens Green, and take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Dublin day trip planner.

Fly from Brussels to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Brussels to Dublin. In June, daytime highs in Dublin are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Cashel.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

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Cashel, Ireland

A tiny settlement rich in history, Cashel maintains the old-fashioned charm of a small market town.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): explore the different monuments and memorials at St Marks Cemetery and Famine Graveyard, then explore the ancient world of Hore Abbey, then contemplate the long history of Rock of Cashel, and finally take an in-depth tour of Cashel Folk Village. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Mitchelstown Cave, step into the grandiose world of Cahir Castle, and then make a trip to Cahir Abbey.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Cashel itinerary site.

You can drive from Dublin to Cashel in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Dublin in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 14°C in Cashel. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Cashel

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

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New York City, United States

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial. Get some historical perspective at Ellis Island and St. Paul's Chapel. Change things up with these side-trips from New York City: Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest), Teatown Lake Reservation (in Ossining) and Center for the Urban River at Beczak (in Yonkers). And it doesn't end there: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, see the interesting displays at Paley Center for Media, learn more about the world around you at American Museum of Natural History, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the New York City road trip planner.

Getting from Cashel to New York City by combination of bus and flight takes about 13 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. When traveling from Cashel in July, plan for much warmer days and a bit warmer nights in New York City: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 6:

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Get some cultural insight at Golden Gate Bridge and Exploratorium. Museum-lovers will get to explore Charles M. Schulz Museum and Legion of Honor. When in San Francisco, make a side trip to see Safari West in Santa Rosa, approximately Santa Rosa away. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Alcatraz Island, see what you can catch with a fishing tour, brush up on your military savvy at USS Pampanito, and get curious at California Academy of Sciences.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the San Francisco vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from New York City to San Francisco takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco. In July, San Francisco is little chillier than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

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Moscow, Russia

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
On the 13th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Red Square, then pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Basil's Cathedral, then admire the masterpieces at State Tretyakov Gallery, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Christ the Saviour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Lenin's Mausoleum, explore the world behind art at Armoury Chamber, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Tserkov' Uspeniya Presvyatoy Bogoroditsy V Novodevich'yem Monastyre, then examine the collection at Tsaritsyno Museum-Reserve, and finally visit a coastal fixture at Diver Lighthouse.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Moscow road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Moscow takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Moscow Standard Time is 11 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Potsdam.

Things to do in Moscow

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 12 — 14:

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Potsdam, Germany

Versailles of Germany

Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, see the interesting displays at The Historic Windmill, then take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, then explore the historical opulence of Sanssouci Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Bildergalerie.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Potsdam attractions website.

Traveling by flight from Moscow to Potsdam takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Moscow to Potsdam. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 14 — 15:

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Pantheon and Piazza Navona will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Antico Presente (in Blera), Tivoli (Riserva Naturale Monte Catillo, Villa d'Este, &more) and Chiesa di Santa Maria Nuova (in Viterbo). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Square, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by flight from Potsdam to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. July in Rome sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 21:

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Turin, Italy

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Museo Egizio, view the masterpieces at Reggia di Venaria Reale, then examine the collection at Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi, and finally see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica of Superga, then see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, and then admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale.

To see reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Turin road trip website.

Getting from Rome to Turin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In July, Turin is slightly colder than Rome - with highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can go by car to Trento.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 23:

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Trento, Italy

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): trek along Percorso Panoramico "Strada dei Pescatori", take an in-depth tour of Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali, then delve into the mystery of Cattedrale di San Vigilio, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza Duomo.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Trento online route maker.

Traveling by car from Turin to Trento takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Turin in July, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Trento: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Kreuzlingen.

Things to do in Trento

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

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Kreuzlingen, Switzerland

Kreuzlingen is a municipality in the district of Kreuzlingen in the canton of Thurgau in north-eastern Switzerland. On the 25th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Ulrich, then get in on the family fun at Conny-Land, and then see the interesting displays at Autobau.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Kreuzlingen online trip maker.

Drive from Trento to Kreuzlingen in 5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Trento in July; daily highs in Kreuzlingen reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kreuzlingen

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 24 — 25:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Greater Manchester travel guide

3.9
Entertainment Centers · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Greater Manchester is a mix of high-density urban areas, modern suburbs, and quaint rural locations. In the 19th century, this region flourished as a global center of the cotton industry. Today it remains one of the country’s largest and most vibrant commercial areas, providing you with a multitude of vacation ideas. The region’s biggest and most significant urban center is Manchester, considered the social, economic, and cultural capital of this part of England. Noisy, vibrant, and truly multicultural, Greater Manchester is well connected to all other parts of the country by a first-class network of roads and one of the finest light-rail systems in the country, carrying nearly 20 million passengers each year and making it great place to base your holiday in this region. The area once had a negative reputation from its industrial past, but it's now a thriving urban region, known for its diversity and acceptance of all cultures--a pleasant attribute that makes up what it may lack in tourist attractions.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
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.

County Tipperary travel guide

4.3
Castles · Ruins · History Museums
Premier County
The country's fertile heartland, County Tipperary offers travelers a chance to discover the peaceful side of Ireland. Far enough from most of the country's major tourist hotspots, this landlocked region remains one of those places everyone seems to know by reputation, but few ever visit. Maintaining an unhurried way of life, the county lets you experience the "real Ireland" at your own pace, undisturbed by sightseers. Soak up the authentic local culture by venturing deep into the Tipperary countryside of quaint villages and cozy towns, which are spread over a quintessential Irish landscape of sprawling green fields and gently rolling hills.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

California travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Russia travel guide

4.6
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Brandenburg travel guide

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Gardens · History Museums · Landmarks
Both a historical region and modern federal state, Brandenburg was once the heart of Prussia. It surrounds but does not officially include the national capital, Berlin. Best known for its wealth of natural attractions, Brandenburg contains three World Heritage-listed biosphere reserves and 11 protected nature parks. A sprawling national park spreads all the way across the border with Poland. The region's pristine natural environments are protected by the nation's strict natural protection policies, which began in the 1990s. An extensive network of park rangers lead tours through the various environments and ensure continued conservation. Be sure to explore the state capital's lavish royal palaces and gardens. Extend your itinerary outside the urban centers if you'd like to enjoy the numerous bike trails, golf courses, canoeing tours, and boat trips.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Piedmont travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.

Trentino-Alto Adige travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Ski Areas
Italy's northernmost region, Trentino-Alto Adige, is among the wealthiest and most developed areas in Europe. An ideal vacation idea for winter sports enthusiasts, this area is known for its frozen waterfalls, sparkling lakes, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. The ski slopes attract adrenaline junkies from around the world, while its deep valleys hide several small towns noted for the quality of their woodwork. Venture farther away from the Trentino-Alto Adige's resorts to discover a distinct Ladin culture, world-famous for its tradition of toy-making. The lower altitudes feature countless places to visit, from protected parks and trails to some of the country's finest hiking and biking terrains.

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.