60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Larnaca, Bus to Paphos
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 4 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Split, Croatia
— 5 nights
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Bled, Slovenia
— 5 nights
Shuttle to Trieste, Fly to Rome
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Porto, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 6 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Paphos, Cyprus

— 4 nights
The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Agros Safari and Kato Paphos Archaeological Park. We've included these beaches for you: Coral Bay and Lara Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Paphos: Kouklia (Aphrodite's Rock & Aphrodite Hills Riding Club), Aphrodite Trail (in Latchi) and Akamas Peninsula National Park (in Neo Chorion). Next up on the itinerary: fly like a bird with Nick's Watersports Centre, tour the pleasant surroundings at Toxeftra Beach, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Ascot Travel and Tours, and explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Paphos tour itinerary app.

Cairo, Egypt to Paphos is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly. Traveling from Cairo in September, things will get a bit cooler in Paphos: highs are around 35°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can travel to Athens.

Things to do in Paphos

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 18:

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.
Visiting Seahorse Dive Center and Glyfada Beach will get you outdoors. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Acropolis of Athens and Fortress Palamidi. Venture out of the city with trips to Nauplion Promenade (in Nafplio) and Archea Korinthos (in Corinth). There's much more to do: get great views at Mount Lycabettus, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and stop by Monastiraki.

To find traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Athens trip planner.

Getting from Paphos to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 22:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): add some adventure to your tour with a kayaking and canoeing tour, get to know the fascinating history of Dubrovnik City Walls, and then take a stroll through Old Town. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Cavtat Old Town, look for all kinds of wild species at Zarkovica Animal Shelter, and then head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Dubrovnik trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Dubrovnik takes 6.5 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. In September, Dubrovnik is little chillier than Athens - with highs of 29°C and lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to drive to Split.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods · Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Split, Croatia

— 5 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Step off the beaten path and head to Old Split and Marjan Park. Get in touch with nature at Sumartin Beach and Hvar Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Split: Hvar (Skydiving Tandem Hvar, HvarBoats, &more) and Jaksic Gallery (in Donji Humac). The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace, appreciate the history behind Cathedral of Saint Domnius, and wander the streets of Riva Harbor.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Split day trip planning website.

You can drive from Dubrovnik to Split in 3.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a bus. In September in Split, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 29:

Bled, Slovenia

— 5 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Step out of the city life by going to Vintgar Gorge and Zipline. Step off the beaten path and head to Triglav National Park and Virje Waterfall. Explore Bled's surroundings by going to Peričnik Falls (in Mojstrana), Soča Valley (in Bovec) and Bohinjsko Jezero (Lake Bohinj, Hike&Bike Slovenia, &more). Next up on the itinerary: head off the coast to Bled Island, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take some stellar pictures from Mala Osojnica, and Head underground at Pokljuka Gorge.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bled trip itinerary site.

Drive from Split to Bled in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Split in September; daily highs in Bled reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Bled

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — Oct 4:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): make a trip to Spanish Steps, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally make a trip to Roman Forum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, then wander the streets of Trastevere, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Bled to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bled in October: high temperatures in Rome hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 4 — 6:

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Duomo di Siena and Mercato Centrale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Piazza del Campo (in Siena). Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, refer to the Florence journey app.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 9:

Nice, France

— 4 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Lérins Islands and Plage de Pampelonne. Do your shopping at Rue d'Antibes and Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Get out of town with these interesting Nice side-trips: Plage du Soleil (in Golfe-Juan Vallauris), Cannes (Marche Forville & La Croisette) and Plage du Ponteil (in Antibes). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Vieille Ville, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, stroll through Heraclee Beach, and enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Gigaro.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Florence to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. October in Nice sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 9 — 13:

Paris, France

— 3 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Luxembourg Gardens and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Hege Helicoptere (in Toussus le Noble) and Palace of Versailles (in Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, get to know the fascinating history of Montmartre, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Nice in October, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 19°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 16:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Bournemouth Beach and Gustamps. Get in touch with nature at Beachy Head and Coda Falconry. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and The Lanes (in Brighton). The adventure continues: get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Natural History Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey.

For ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the London trip planner.

You can take a train from Paris to London in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to London, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 16 — 21:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like The Northumberland Coast Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get outdoors at Arthur's Seat and Beadnell Bay Beach. Explore Edinburgh's surroundings by going to Bamburgh Beach (in Bamburgh), Embleton Bay (in Embleton) and Andy Howeys Birds of Prey Centre (in Berwick upon Tweed). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, and step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Edinburgh trip maker.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In October, Edinburgh is a bit cooler than London - with highs of 15°C and lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Porto.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

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. Portugal's second-largest metropolis dates back to the 4th century, representing both a rich cultural past and industrial present through its architecture and style.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): head off-road at Oporto Buggy Adventure and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the activities along Douro River, contemplate the long history of Palacio da Bolsa, snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, then look for gifts at Livraria Lello, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Porto travel planner.

Fly from Edinburgh to Porto in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Edinburgh in October: high temperatures in Porto hover around 26°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Porto

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 27:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 6 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Relax by the water at Praia da Nazare and Praia Grande. Head to Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Rossio Squarefor some retail therapy. Get out of town with these interesting Lisbon side-trips: Parque Natural da Arrabida (in Setubal), Sado Emotion (in Troia) and Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena, Castelo dos Mouros, &more). And it doesn't end there: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, examine the collection at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, wander the streets of Alfama, and step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon road trip website.

Traveling by flight from Porto to Lisbon takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Lisbon

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 27 — Nov 2:

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol, then hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and finally admire the striking features of Royal Palace of Madrid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Wed): explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, then admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, then contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and finally make a trip to Gran Via.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Madrid journey planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Madrid in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Lisbon to Madrid, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in November, expect Madrid to be little chillier, temps between 17°C and 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 4:

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Fenals Beach and Playa Cala Sa Boadella. Escape the urban bustle at Camino de Ronda and Playa de La Barceloneta. Take a break from Barcelona with a short trip to San Pol Beach in S'Agaro, about 1h 25 min away. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Passeig de Gracia, admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, walk around Parc Guell, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Barcelona trip tool.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Madrid in November, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 21°C and 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to St. Paul's Bay.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 7:

St. Paul's Bay, Malta

— 5 nights
Named after the saint who laid the foundations of Christianity on Malta over two millennia ago, St.
Step off the beaten path and head to Mellieha Beach and Xlendi Beach, Cliff and Caves. Get in touch with nature at Scuba & Snorkeling and Gozo Quad Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around St. Paul's Bay: Citadel (in Victoria), Valletta (Casa Rocca Piccola, St. John's Co-Cathedral, &more) and Blue Grotto (Il-Hnejja) (in Zurrieq). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Mdina Old City, stroll through Malta Falconry Centre, take in the dramatic natural features at Dingli Cliffs, and take in the local highlights with Malta Tour Guide - Private Tours by Joan.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read St. Paul's Bay road trip website.

You can fly from Barcelona to St. Paul's Bay in 6.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in St. Paul's Bay, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Paul's Bay

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 12:

Cyprus travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Castles
From sandy beaches to stone castles, and from bustling nightclubs to romantic tavernas, Cyprus is the perfect destination for those who seek a complete Mediterranean experience. Many civilizations have left their mark on the island's long and vibrant history, and consequently its customs, cuisine, and architecture. Beyond the divide between the predominantly Greek south and Turkish north, throughout the island you'll recognize Venetian, Genoese, British, and Middle Eastern influences. Of course, the main attraction that draws tourists from all over the world is the sunny coast, dotted with historical cities and fully equipped beaches. There is also a selection of peaceful villages, both inland and by the sea, where those looking for a more secluded holiday can retreat. A visit to the country's capital Nicosia, with its vibrant art and culture scene and numerous sightseeing opportunities, is definitely worth adding to your itinerary wherever you're staying.

Greece travel guide

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

Croatia travel guide

4.4
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.

Slovenia travel guide

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

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.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

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.

Portugal travel guide

4.3
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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
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.

Malta travel guide

3.9
Historic Walking Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Gardens
Land of Honey
Aside from the crystal azure waters and the soft sandy beaches in Malta, there is more ancient, medieval, and Baroque architecture here than most visitors have time for. Whether you are looking for a relaxing vacation spent people-watching and sun-bathing or a history lesson filled with fortified cities and catacombs, Malta lets you hop from island to island with a plethora of options. And with so much coastline wherever you are in Malta, opportunities for water sports abound, including snorkeling and diving. Despite the thriving tourism, many areas feel uncrowded due to lack of residency, leaving you space to enjoy the sun and sea at your own pace.