40 days in South America, United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

40 days in South America, United States, Europe & Asia Itinerary

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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New York City, United States
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
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Llandudno, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Brussels, Belgium
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Paris, France
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Madrid, Spain
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
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Munich, Germany
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Berlin, Germany
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Buenos Aires, Argentina

— 2 nights

Queen of La Plata

Cultural capital of South America, Buenos Aires remains one of the largest cities on the continent, serving as a point of departure for exploring the rest of the country.
On the 1st (Tue), admire the natural beauty at Parque 3 de Febrero and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Cemiterio de Recoleta. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Palermo and then wander the streets of Puerto Madero.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Buenos Aires tour itinerary builder tool.

Wellington, New Zealand to Buenos Aires is an approximately 18-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 15 hours traveling from Wellington to Buenos Aires. In June, daytime highs in Buenos Aires are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Buenos Aires

Shopping · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

New York City, United States

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, then make a trip to Times Square, and then take in panoramic vistas at Empire State Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at 9/11 Memorial, admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and finally see the interesting displays at New York Public Library.

For more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the New York City trip planning site.

Fly from Buenos Aires to New York City in 15 hours. The time zone changes from Argentina Standard Time (ART) to Eastern Standard Time (EST), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Buenos Aires in June, with highs in New York City at 31°C and lows at 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, then steep yourself in history at Palace of Holyroodhouse, and finally wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town. On the next day, take in the exciting artwork at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh, explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, then contemplate the long history of The Real Mary King's Close, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh trip maker tool.

Fly from New York City to Edinburgh in 12 hours. You'll lose 5 hours traveling from New York City to Edinburgh due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from New York City in June: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 20°C and lows are around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Glasnevin Cemetery Museum and Trinity College Dublin. Guinness Storehouse and Saint Patrick's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, take a stroll through Temple Bar, don't miss a visit to Grafton Street, and admire the striking features of Christ Church Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dublin online trip builder.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In June, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Llandudno.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Llandudno, United Kingdom

— 1 night
Llandudno is a seaside resort, town and community in Conwy County Borough, Wales, located on the Creuddyn peninsula, which protrudes into the Irish Sea. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Conwy Castle, admire the natural beauty at Bodnant Garden, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Great Orme.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Llandudno tour itinerary maker.

Getting from Dublin to Llandudno by combination of ferry and taxi takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. In June, daily temperatures in Llandudno can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to take a train to London.

Things to do in Llandudno

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

London, United Kingdom

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at The British Museum, steep yourself in history at Buckingham Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Westminster Abbey, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, then steep yourself in history at Tower of London, and finally ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the London online day trip planner.

Take a train from Llandudno to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, daily temperatures in London can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

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.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the galleries of Belgian Comic Strip Center, then contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally contemplate the long history of Serres Royales De Laeken.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Brussels tour itinerary maker site.

You can take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 1 hour. In June, daytime highs in Brussels are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Sainte-Chapelle. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Montmartre. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, and admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Paris travel planning site.

Traveling by train from Brussels to Paris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 15°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 20th (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, contemplate the long history of Plaza Mayor, and then contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Madrid. Keep things going the next day: walk around Casa de Campo, then examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and then explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

To find ratings, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Madrid online trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Madrid in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in June, expect Madrid to be a bit warmer, temps between 36°C and 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Barcelona Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar and Las Ramblas. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria, and explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Madrid to Barcelona takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

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 Palatine Hill. Discover out-of-the-way places like Roman Forum and Church of St. Louis of the French. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Rome attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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.
Get some cultural insight at Piazza del Duomo and Piazza del Campo. Discover out-of-the-way places like Piazza della Signoria and Basilica of Santa Croce. Change things up with these side-trips from Florence: Siena (Duomo di Siena & Battistero di San Giovanni). The adventure continues: get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, and see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence travel route planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Munich, Germany

— 1 night

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 1st (Thu), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche, then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church.

To see where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Munich trip maker website.

Fly from Florence to Munich in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in June, expect Munich to be little chillier, temps between 26°C and 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Munich

Historic Sites

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some cultural insight at Memorial of the Berlin Wall and East Side Gallery. Visit Charlottenburg Palace and Berliner Dom for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, contemplate the long history of Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

To see ratings and other tourist information, go to the Berlin sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Munich to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Beijing.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Beijing, China

— 2 nights
As the political and cultural capital of China, Beijing stands at the heart of Chinese history, buzzing with the energy of its high population density and centuries of importance.
On the 6th (Tue), see Mutianyu Great Wall.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Beijing journey maker.

You can fly from Berlin to Beijing in 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Berlin to Beijing is 7 hours. July in Beijing sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Denpasar.

Things to do in Beijing

Trails · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Denpasar, Indonesia

— 3 nights
A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
On the 8th (Thu), indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then don't miss a visit to Tanah Lot Temple. Here are some ideas for day two: see what you can catch with Diving Indo.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Denpasar trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Beijing to Denpasar takes 11 hours. When traveling from Beijing in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Denpasar, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Denpasar

Transportation · Wildlife · Adventure · Tours

Side Trips

Argentina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water
Land of Contrasts
Home to the highest and lowest points in South America, diverse Argentina enthralls visitors with its contrasting landscapes and rich cultural heritage. A tour of Argentina reveals a sprawling land of fiercely proud and hardworking gauchos, the legendary cowboys of South America's pampas. A vacation in Argentina also leads you to giant urban centers, filled with modern tourist attractions that include fine restaurants, award-winning museums, and renowned public parks, gardens, and zoos. Away from big cities, Argentina sightseeing combines visits to mighty waterfalls situated inside World Heritage-listed national parks in the north of the country, with excursions to icy glaciers in the south.

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.

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.

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.

Wales travel guide

4.3
Castles · Beaches · Specialty Museums
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.

England travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Historic Sites
A trip through England is a trip through world history, and few places in the world offer such a diverse variety of places to visit, activities, and experiences. The sprawling urban areas surrounding the capital city offer countless sightseeing opportunities, such as museums and historical sites, as well as some of the best shopping, nightlife, and culinary options in the world. To truly experience this country steeped in centuries of history, try to make time to explore the sweeping countryside, where you can enjoy the warm hospitality of small villages and explore the ancient remains of once-powerful societies. England boasts an outstanding transportation system, and many visitors find that even a short train ride through the country’s landscape of rolling hills and plains can be a highlight of their entire vacation. However you choose to move about, remember that in this compact country you’re never very far from a bustling town, where modern pubs, shops, and restaurants await to be explored.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Germany travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.

China travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Observation Decks · History Museums
With well over 1.3 billion residents, China represents the most populous country in the world, considered by many the cradle of civilization thanks to its history spanning many millennia. While a single trip to China rarely satisfies curious travelers, a well-organized tour reveals a land of awe-inspiring natural scenery, ancient monuments, and giant cities, where the diverse population includes almost 60 different ethnic groups speaking dozens of distinct languages. While many Westerners may know China mostly for its centuries-old tradition of martial arts, discerning travelers visit this vast nation for its outstanding cuisine, pristine landscapes, epic train journeys, and small towns of hardworking and genuinely hospitable people.

Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.