55 days in Europe, Caribbean, United States & Canada Itinerary

55 days in Europe, Caribbean, United States & Canada Itinerary

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Drive
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Florence, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Train
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Madrid, Spain
— 6 nights
Fly to Queen Beatrix International Airport, Drive to Palm - Eagle Beach
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Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
— 3 nights
Fly
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New York City, United States
— 6 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 4 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Train
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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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— 1 night
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Florence, Italy

— 4 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 and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Venture out of the city with trips to Siena (San Francesco, Nature & Wildlife Tours, &more), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Castello di Monterinaldi (in Radda in Chianti). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence online driving holiday planner.

Barga to Florence is an approximately 2-hour car ride. In June, daytime highs in Florence are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Colosseum and Villa Adriana. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Chiesa di Santa Maria Maggiore). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip itinerary app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Nice, France

— 5 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.
Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit La Croisette and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice for their historical value. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Musee Picasso (in Antibes) and Le Suquet (in Cannes). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, get great views at Colline du Chateau overlook, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, and admire the masterpieces at Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice trip itinerary site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Nice are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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 will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Museu d'Historia de la Joguina capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Platja d'Aro). There's lots more to do: stroll around Parc Guell, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, and stop by Las Ramblas.

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You can fly from Nice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Madrid, Spain

— 6 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace of Madrid and Catedral de Segovia. You'll explore and learn at Prado National Museum and El Transito Synagogue and Sephardic Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Madrid: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Catedral Primada, &more), Alcazar of Segovia (in Segovia) and Boca del Asno (in Valsain). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, and explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia.

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You can take a train from Barcelona to Madrid in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. While traveling from Barcelona, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 19°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Palm - Eagle Beach.

Things to do in Madrid

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba

— 3 nights
A long stretch of powdery white sand and aquamarine waters, Palm - Eagle Beach remains one of Aruba's most visited vacation spots.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like California Lighthouse and Fort Zoutman Historical Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Palm - Eagle Beach side-trips: San Nicolas (JADS Dive Center, Baby Beach, &more). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Palm Beach, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Etnia Nativa Aruba, contemplate the long history of Antilla Shipwreck, and stop by Lindancigars.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Palm - Eagle Beach trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Madrid to Palm - Eagle Beach. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Atlantic Standard Time (AST) is minus 5 hours. Traveling from Madrid in June, Palm - Eagle Beach is a bit warmer at night with lows of 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Palm - Eagle Beach

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

New York City, United States

— 6 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and 9/11 Memorial capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and Statue of Liberty National Monument. You'll find plenty of places to visit near New York City: Demarest Nature Center (in Demarest), Teaneck Creek Conservancy (in Teaneck) and Sands Point Preserve (in Port Washington). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Central Park, see the interesting displays at New York Public Library, admire the landmark architecture of Empire State Building, and take an in-depth tour of Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace National Historic Site.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the New York City day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Palm - Eagle Beach to New York City takes 8.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Palm - Eagle Beach to New York City. Traveling from Palm - Eagle Beach in June, things will get little chillier in New York City: highs are around 31°C and lows about 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Toronto, Canada

— 4 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Casa Loma and Hockey Hall of Fame. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The Distillery District and St Michael's Cathedral Basilica. Change things up with these side-trips from Toronto: Niagara Falls (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Butterfly Conservatory, &more). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Royal Ontario Museum and enjoy breathtaking views from CN Tower.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Toronto trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Toronto takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from New York City in July, things will get slightly colder in Toronto: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 6 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (La Galerie des Batailles & The Trianons & The Hamlet) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Fontaine Saint-Sulpice, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and walk around Luxembourg Gardens.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Paris route planner.

Fly from Toronto to Paris in 11 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Paris. In July in Paris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bruges.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at Gravensteen and Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie. Venture out of the city with trips to Ghent (Ghent City Center & St Michael's Bridge). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Historic Centre of Brugge, examine the collection at Friet Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Princely Beguinage Ten Wijngaarde, and look for all kinds of wild species at Provincial Domain Bulskampveld.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bruges trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Bruges takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. When traveling from Paris in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Bruges, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Brussels.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Grand Place. Popular historic sites such as St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule) and Parc du Cinquantenaire are in your itinerary. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Brussels: Ardennes American Cemetery (in Neupre), Parc de Furfooz (in Dinant) and La Roche-aux-Faucons (in Esneux). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, explore the world behind art at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, and contemplate the long history of Royal Palace of Brussels.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Brussels vacation website.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 2 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.
On the 21st (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, steep yourself in history at Memorial of the Berlin Wall, then don't miss a visit to Brandenburg Gate, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Berliner Dom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, then make a trip to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, and finally don't miss a visit to East Side Gallery.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin route maker app.

Traveling by flight from Brussels to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Asamkirche, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and finally examine the collection at BMW Welt. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church.

To see other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Munich trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich).

To find traveler tips and tourist information, read Zurich trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Munich to Zurich takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.

Aruba travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Gift & Specialty Shops
Happy Island
A Dutch outpost in the Caribbean, sun-drenched Aruba provides a mix of modern seaside resorts and quiet coastal areas ideal for those wishing to escape the crowds. Vacations in Aruba, known affectionately as the "Happy Island," generally combine water-based activities with tours of the untamed backcountry, where you can discover unusual rock formations, historic churches, ostrich farms, and animal sanctuaries. Island capital Oranjestad offers some of the finest shopping and cultural sightseeing in Aruba, with an eco-friendly electric streetcar providing quick access to all of the city's major attractions, including numerous shops, restaurants, and hotels.

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.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

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.

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.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
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.