55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Strasbourg, France
— 4 nights
Train to Stuttgart, Fly to Copenhagen
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
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Train to Svedala station, Taxi to Malmo, Fly to Stockholm
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Stockholm, Sweden
— 6 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Paris-Orly Airport
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Train
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Versailles, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Florence, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Chur, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Appreciate the collections at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Visit Friedhof Fluntern and Old Town for their historical value. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lion Monument, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, and visit Schanzengraben Canal.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Zurich attractions planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport and Bern Belp Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can drive to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Strasbourg, France

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Appreciate the collections at Fort De Schoenenbourg and Cite de l'Automobile. Domaine Albert Seltz and Palais de Rohan are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Strasbourg's surroundings by going to Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer (in Mulhouse), Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg (in Orschwiller) and NaturoparC - Hunawihr (in Hunawihr). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg, get engrossed in the history at Alsatian Museum, explore the world behind art at Museum Œuvre Notre-Dame, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Louis.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Strasbourg day trip planning app.

Getting from Zurich to Strasbourg by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Strasbourg are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Let the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Den Kongelige Afstobningssamling capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Nyhavn and Kastellet. Take a break from Copenhagen with a short trip to Fuglereservat Vaserne in Birkerod, about 32 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Rosenborg Castle, take in panoramic vistas at Rundetarn, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and admire the landmark architecture of Amalienborg.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Copenhagen trip itinerary website.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Strasbourg to Copenhagen takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Strasbourg in June, with highs in Copenhagen at 22°C and lows at 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Let the collections at Vasa Museum and Skansen capture your imagination. Royal Palace and Drottningholm Palace will appeal to history buffs. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, ski along the peaceful trails at The Green Trails, examine the collection at ABBA The Museum, and learn about all things military at Royal Armory.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Stockholm trip itinerary planning app.

Do a combination of train, taxi, and flight from Copenhagen to Stockholm in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Childrens Museums · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trip

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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.
Visit Anne Frank House and Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Grote Markt, &more), Lentevreugd (in Wassenaar) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, wander the streets of The Jordaan, and contemplate the long history of Begijnhof.

To find reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip tool.

Getting from Stockholm to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. June in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Utrecht.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Utrecht, The Netherlands

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Railway Museum (Het Spoorwegmuseum), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Martin's Cathedral Domkerk, take in panoramic vistas at Dom Tower, take an in-depth tour of DOMunder, then make a trip to Stadhuis Utrecht, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen, contemplate the long history of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Natuurmonument Corversbos.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Utrecht day trip planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Utrecht by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Utrecht

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
On the 27th (Sun), make a trip to Grote Kerk Den Bosch and then admire the striking features of St. John's Cathedral.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Den Bosch trip planner.

You can drive from Utrecht to Den Bosch in an hour. Other options are to drive; or take a train. June in Den Bosch sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Paris, France

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.
Popular historic sites such as Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Evasion Canine in Fontainebleau, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, see the interesting displays at Musee Rodin, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, and explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris itinerary maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Den Bosch to Paris. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Versailles, France

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
Get some historical perspective at Palace of Versailles and Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen. Fondation Claude Monet and The Trianons & The Hamlet are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Versailles side-trips: Rouen (Rue du Gros-Horloge & Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, make a trip to La Galerie des Batailles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame de Versailles, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Sainte Elisabeth de Hongrie.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Versailles day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Versailles takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Nice.

Things to do in Versailles

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

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Nice, France

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.
Visit Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Musee Picasso and Musee des Arts Asiatiques de Nice. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (La Croisette, Le Suquet, &more), Saint-Paul de Vence (in St-Paul-de-Vence) and Chapelle Saint-Bernardin (in Antibes). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and learn about winemaking at Domaine de Toasc.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nice trip site.

Traveling by flight from Versailles to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Versailles in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Nice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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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.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo. Popular historic sites such as Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and admire the landmark architecture of Cupola di San Pietro.

To plan Rome vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Getting from Nice to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in July, expect nights in Rome to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get some cultural insight at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Basilica of Santa Croce. Explore Florence's surroundings by going to Siena (Nature & Wildlife Tours, Duomo di Siena, &more), Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa) and Pescaturismo Evolution Viareggio (in Viareggio). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, and ponder the world of politics at Museo Nazionale del Bargello.

For photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Il Cenacolo. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Castello Sforzesco and Pinacoteca di Brera. Change things up with these side-trips from Milan: Turin (Piazza Castello, Museo Egizio, &more). There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and discover the deep blue sea with 4Sub Scuola Sub PADI Milano.

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

Take a train from Florence to Milan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. July in Milan sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Chur.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

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Chur, Switzerland

Chur or Coire is the capital and largest town of the Swiss canton of Grisons and lies in the Grisonian Rhine Valley, where the Rhine turns towards the north, in the northern part of the canton. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Bundner Kunstmuseum, wander the streets of Old Town Chur, look for all kinds of wild species at Heidiland, then explore the fascinating underground world of Tamina Gorge, and finally take an in-depth tour of Das Gelbe Haus Flims.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Chur trip maker.

You can drive from Milan to Chur in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive back home.

Things to do in Chur

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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.

France travel guide

4.2
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.

Denmark travel guide

4.1
Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.

Sweden travel guide

4.2
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

The Netherlands travel guide

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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.

Utrecht Province travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Observation Decks

North Brabant Province travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

Italy travel guide

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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.

Lombardy travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.

Canton of Graubunden travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Mountains · Ski Areas
Below perfectly blue skies lies the largest canton of Switzerland, Graubünden. This diverse region is the only officially trilingual canton, and the only one where Romansh has official status alongside Italian and German. Graubünden boasts three World Heritage Sites: the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, and the Rhaetian Railway. In addition to the high density of medieval castles, ruins, and Romanesque-painted ceilings, you'll find natural attractions like extensive glaciers and soaring elevations, where visitors enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and recuperating at one of the many spas. Additonal attractions include horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot-air balloon trips, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, snow golf, and a tour down the Olympic bobsled run. Cozy up with a traditional beef delicacy, plate of dumplings, or nut and honey pie at one of the elegant hotels.