56 days in Europe, United States, Caribbean, Canada, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

56 days in Europe, United States, Caribbean, Canada, South Pacific & Asia Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Zwolle
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Philadelphia International Airport
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Philadelphia, United States
— 4 nights
Fly
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Varadero, Cuba
— 1 night
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Calgary, Canada
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 5 nights
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San Francisco, United States
— 3 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
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Sydney, Australia
— 4 nights
Drive
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Katoomba, Australia
— 4 nights
Train to Sydney, Fly to Melbourne
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 2 nights
Fly to Adelaide, Foot to Stop 9A Hamra Dr - South side
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Adelaide, Australia
— 1 night
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Shanghai, China
— 4 nights
Fly to Hakodate Airport, Drive to Hirosaki
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Hirosaki, Japan
— 1 night
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Drive to Hakodate Airport, Fly to Domodedovo International Airport, Drive to Tula
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Tula, Russia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Domodedovo International Airport, Fly to Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Drive to Potsdam
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Potsdam, Germany
— 1 night
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Trier, Germany
— 3 nights
Bus to Luxembourg, Fly to London City
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Colchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Train to London Liverpool Street, Train to Paris

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Zwolle, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. On the 1st (Tue), examine the collection at Historisch Centrum Overijssel and then explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork, see the interesting displays at Het Vrouwenhuis, and then see the interesting displays at Museum de Fundatie.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Zwolle trip itinerary planning site.

Paris, France to Zwolle is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In September, daytime highs in Zwolle are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Philadelphia.

Things to do in Zwolle

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Philadelphia, United States

— 4 nights

The City of Brotherly Love

Steeped in cultural and historical heritage, Philadelphia is known as the birthplace of U.S.
Get some historical perspective at Independence Hall and Liberty Bell Center. You'll explore and learn at Philadelphia Museum of Art and Rodin Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Eastern State Penitentiary, examine the collection at Benjamin Franklin Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Christ Church, and contemplate the long history of Logan Circle.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Philadelphia trip itinerary tool.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zwolle to Philadelphia. The time zone difference when traveling from Zwolle to Philadelphia is minus 6 hours. Traveling from Zwolle in September, things will get somewhat warmer in Philadelphia: highs are around 31°C and lows about 20°C. On the 6th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Varadero.

Things to do in Philadelphia

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Varadero, Cuba

— 1 night
One of the largest resort towns in the Caribbean, Varadero boasts a 20 km (12 mi) long stretch of sand, lined with hotels and all-inclusive resorts.
On the 7th (Mon), walk around Josone Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Varadero Beach, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iglesia Santa Elvira.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Varadero trip app.

Traveling by flight from Philadelphia to Varadero takes 11 hours. In September, Varadero is somewhat warmer than Philadelphia - with highs of 37°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Calgary.

Things to do in Varadero

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Calgary, Canada

— 3 nights

Stampede City

Known as the "Stampede City" thanks to its world-famous annual rodeo, Calgary remains a tale of two cities.
Get in touch with nature at Prince's Island Park and Mt. Lorette Ponds. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Glenbow Museum and Fort Calgary. When in Calgary, make a side trip to see Bar U Ranch National Historic Site in Longview, approximately Longview away. The adventure continues: admire nature's wide array of creatures at The Calgary Zoo and wander the streets of Stephen Avenue Walk.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Calgary trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Varadero to Calgary in 10.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Varadero to Calgary. Traveling from Varadero in September, expect Calgary to be cooler, temps between 20°C and 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Calgary

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Banff National Park, Canada

— 5 nights
Among the world's oldest national parks, Banff National Park serves as a World Heritage-listed mecca for cyclists, hikers, skiers, bird-watchers, mountain climbers, and anyone else with a passion for exploring vast untouched wildernesses.
Get outdoors at Moraine Lake and Plain of Six Glaciers. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Samson Native Gallery. There's lots more to do: take in the awesome beauty at Big Beehive, trek along Sentinel Pass, tour the pleasant surroundings at Little Beehive Trail, and explore the activities along Lake Agnes.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Banff National Park online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Calgary to Banff National Park by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Calgary in September; daily highs in Banff National Park reach 15°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

San Francisco, United States

— 3 nights

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
You'll explore and learn at Exploratorium and Asian Art Museum. Visit Alcatraz Island and Fort Point for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge, examine the collection at de Young Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Filbert Street Stairs, and explore the galleries of SS Jeremiah O'Brien.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our San Francisco online day trip planner.

Getting from Banff National Park to San Francisco by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Mountain Standard Time (MST) to Pacific Standard Time (PST) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Banff National Park in September, you will find days in San Francisco are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much warmer (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Los Angeles, United States

— 4 nights

City of Angels

Surrounded by mountain ranges, forests, valleys, beaches, and deserts, the metropolitan area of Los Angeles is home to over 17 million people.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Getty Center and GRAMMY Museum. Popular historic sites such as Santa Monica Pier and Avila Adobe are in your itinerary. The adventure continues: see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, explore the fascinating underground world of Bronson Caves, get engrossed in the history at Autry Museum of the American West, and admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Contemporary Art.

Start your trip to Los Angeles by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Getting from San Francisco to Los Angeles by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in September, expect Los Angeles to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 22°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Gold Coast, Australia

— 1 night
A city of towering skyscrapers, sandy beaches, and tree-lined streets, Gold Coast has an unpretentious air complemented by a citywide focus on sports and the arts.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): look for all kinds of wild species at David Fleay Wildlife Park and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Les Rodgers Memorial Park.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Gold Coast route tool.

Fly from Los Angeles to Gold Coast in 18.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time is 18 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in September: high temperatures in Gold Coast hover around 27°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi to Coogee Walk and Mrs Macquarie's Chair. Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian National Maritime Museum and Darling Harbour. The adventure continues: stop by The Rocks, explore the world behind art at White Rabbit Gallery, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and see the interesting displays at Hyde Park Barracks.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Sydney trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Gold Coast to Sydney by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can go by car to Katoomba.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Katoomba, Australia

— 4 nights
Located off of the Great Western Highway, Katoomba is the main hub of the City of Blue Mountains.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like The National Pass and Lennox Bridge. Get outdoors at Narrow Neck Trail and Grand Canyon track. Take a break from Katoomba with a short trip to Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum in Faulconbridge, about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Wentworth Falls Lookout, hike along The Giant Stairway, stroll through Prince Henry Cliff Walk, and take in the awesome beauty at Blue Mountains.

To see more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Katoomba road trip planning app.

You can drive from Sydney to Katoomba in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Katoomba when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Katoomba

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Get some cultural insight at National Gallery of Victoria and Immigration Museum. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, explore and take pictures at Royal Exhibition Building, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Chinese Australian History.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Melbourne tour planner.

Getting from Katoomba to Melbourne by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. While traveling from Katoomba, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Melbourne, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kangaroo Island.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Kangaroo Island, Australia

— 2 nights
Abandoned by Aborigines a few thousand years ago, Kangaroo Island attracts over 140,000 visitors each year.
On the 6th (Tue), look for all kinds of wild species at Raptor Domain and then see Off-Road Tours. Keep things going the next day: explore the striking landscape of Flinders Chase National Park.

To see ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kangaroo Island day trip site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Kangaroo Island takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) is minus 0.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Adelaide, Australia

— 1 night
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia, get engrossed in the history at South Australian Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at Migration Museum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Adelaide journey planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Adelaide in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Adelaide can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums

Cairns, Australia

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Bones and Jones and Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Horses in Port, Safaris, &more). Next up on the itinerary: stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk.

To find where to stay, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Cairns tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Adelaide to Cairns in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Australian Central Standard Time (ACST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 0.5 hours. Traveling from Adelaide in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Shanghai.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Shanghai, China

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Orient

With a nickname like the "Pearl of the Orient," it's not surprising Shanghai offers some of the most rewarding attractions and activities in the Far East.
Popular historic sites such as The Bund (Wai Tan) and Jade Buddha Temple are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Shanghai Museum (Shanghai Bowuguan) and Zhujiajiao Ancient Town. Next up on the itinerary: take in panoramic vistas at Shanghai World Financial Center, take in nature's colorful creations at Yu Garden (Yuyuan), explore the world behind art at Art Lab (MOCA Shanghai), and admire the striking features of Oriental Pearl Tower (Dongfang Mingzhu).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Shanghai road trip planning website.

You can fly from Cairns to Shanghai in 13 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Shanghai. Traveling from Cairns in October, things will get slightly colder in Shanghai: highs are around 28°C and lows about 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Hirosaki.

Things to do in Shanghai

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Hirosaki, Japan

— 1 night
A center of political power during the feudal era, Hirosaki today stands as a hub of culture and history in the north of the island.
On the 17th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saishoin Temple, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Choshoji Temple, then steep yourself in history at Former Umeda Family Residence, then hike along Mt. Iwaki Lifts, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iwakiyama Shrine.

For where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Hirosaki online trip maker.

Explore your travel options from Shanghai to Hirosaki with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from China Standard Time (CST) to Japan Standard Time (JST) is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Shanghai in October; daily highs in Hirosaki reach 17°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Tula.

Things to do in Hirosaki

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Tula, Russia

— 2 nights
Though Tula is best known for Leo Tolstoy's country estate, the city has plenty of additional cultural and historical intrigue.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Kulikovo field, examine the collection at Yasnaya Polyana, examine the collection at Kozlova Zaseka Station Museum, then steep yourself in history at Tula State Museum of Weapons, and finally take in the exciting artwork at IllyuziON. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): examine the collection at P. Krylov's Museum, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of the Assumption, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Sergius of Radonezh.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Tula trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Hirosaki to Tula with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Hirosaki to Tula is minus 6 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Potsdam.

Things to do in Tula

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Potsdam, Germany

— 1 night

Versailles of Germany

Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse, explore the historical opulence of Sanssouci Palace, make a trip to Neue Kammern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Potsdam tour itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Tula to Potsdam. The time zone difference when traveling from Tula to Potsdam is minus 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trier.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Trier, Germany

— 3 nights

Oldest City in Germany

Trier may be the oldest city in Germany, founded long before the Roman times.
Get a sense of the local culture at St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and St. Martin. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Domstadt (Cathedral City) and St. Paulin-Kirche. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum), delve into the distant past at Porta Nigra, contemplate the long history of Alter Moselkran, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Liebfrauenkirche, Trier.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Trier trip planner.

You can drive from Potsdam to Trier in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to travel to Colchester.

Things to do in Trier

Historic Sites · Museums

Colchester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Colchester is an historic market town and the largest settlement within the borough of Colchester in the county of Essex.At the time of the census in 2011, it had a population of 121,859, marking a considerable rise from the previous census and with considerable development since 2001 and ongoing building plans; it has been named as one of Britain's fastest growing towns. On the 25th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Helen's Chapel, step into the grandiose world of Colchester Castle Museum, then admire the masterpieces at The Munnings Art Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Mary's, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Sentinel Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Dedham Art & Craft Centre, meet the residents at Colchester Zoo, then pause for some serene contemplation at St Michael & All Angels Church, and finally delve into the distant past at The Claudius Gateway.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Colchester sightseeing planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Trier to Colchester in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In October, daily temperatures in Colchester can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Colchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums

Overijssel Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Landmarks

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.

Matanzas Province travel guide

3.7
Beaches · Caves · Parks

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.

California travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Wineries & Vineyards · Beaches
The Golden State
The country's most populous state, California includes landscapes that range from the forested northern coast to harsh southern deserts. Sandwiched right in the middle of the state is a fertile valley, home to farms, vineyards, and orchards. California's cities offer diverse attractions, from amusement parks and upscale shops to award-winning restaurants and innovative art galleries. Outside the state's big urban centers, places to visit include some of the nation's most rugged national parks, ancient forests, towering mountain peaks, and ski resorts. More than just a surfing destination famous for its beaches and winding coastal roads, California also boasts one of the world's largest economies, bolstered by the booming tech industries.

Queensland travel guide

4.3
Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Hiking Trails
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.

South Australia travel guide

4.5
Wineries & Vineyards · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Largely arid or semi-arid in terms of its climate and geography, South Australia nevertheless boasts several picturesque mountain ranges and grasslands, particularly in its coastal region. Founded in 1836 as a planned colonial province rather than a penal settlement, South Australia has a slightly different modern history than Australia’s other states. Economically prosperous and culturally rich, South Australia boasts a confident, easygoing personality.

Aomori Prefecture travel guide

4
Bodies of Water · Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums
Aomori Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Tōhoku region. The capital is the city of Aomori.HistoryUntil the Meiji Restoration, the area of Aomori prefecture was known as the northern part of Mutsu Province.During the Edo period the Hirosaki clan began building a seaport at the current city of Aomori. There were green woods near the city which were used as landmarks for the ships that came into port. These green woods called aoi-mori is where Aomori got its name. The prefecture came into existence in 1871. The town of Aomori was established in 1889. The town was incorporated as a city in 1898 with a population of 28,000. On May 3, 1910, a fire broke out in the Yasukata district. Fanned by strong winds, the fire quickly devastated the whole city. The conflagration claimed 26 lives and injured a further 160 residents. It destroyed 5,246 houses and burnt 19 storage sheds and 157 warehouses. At 10:30 p.m. on July 28, 1945, a squadron of American B29 bombers bombed over 90% of the city.Radio Aomori (RAB) made its first broadcast in 1951. Four years later, the first fish auctions were held. 1958 saw the completion of the Municipal Fish Market as well as the opening of the Citizen's Hospital. In the same year, the Tsugaru Line established a rail connection with Minmaya Village at the tip of the peninsula.

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Tula Oblast travel guide

4.1
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
If Tula Oblast stayed true to its name, it would be a reserved and inaccessible place. However, Tula’s 57 protected nature areas, magical pine forests, wildlife reserves, and historical towns offer many places to visit and things to do. The traditional crafts of making guns, samovars, and Tula spice cakes are preserved and displayed in museums, which are sometimes located inside architectural monuments like cathedrals and kremlins. Several birthplaces and scenic estates of famous Russian writers and artists have been converted into open-air museums, and a complex system of underground channels on the bank of the Osyotr River attracts cave divers and other adventurous spirits.

Brandenburg travel guide

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

Rhineland-Palatinate travel guide

4.4
Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Sites
Germany's renowned wine region, Rhineland-Palatinate is home to six of the country's 13 wine-producing districts. It leads the world in the production and export of fine sparkling wines. The region is also known for its modern museums, romantic castles, open-air markets, and traditional festivals, which make up a great number of its attractions. Be sure your itinerary includes a visit to some of the vibrant towns, as diverse and welcoming as the people who live in them. Rhineland-Palatinate is popular with walkers and cyclists. It offers more scenic long-distance paths, short walks, and award-winning trails than any casual tourist could ever hope to explore in a single visit. You can reach the major attractions easily by car or train. But to enjoy the region's pristine natural scenery, picturesque vineyards, and friendly villages, rent a bicycle. This way, you can traverse the countryside at a pace slow enough to soak up the local culture.

Essex travel guide

3.9
Zoos · Theme Parks · Gardens
The gently rolling landscapes of Essex have long inspired the works of some of Britain’s best-known artists, yet many people still regard this region as an urban wasteland devoid of places to visit. Nothing could be further from the truth: the rural parts of this region break the classic Essex stereotype, featuring an idyllic countryside dotted with small, bustling towns and sleepy medieval villages perfect for sightseeing. John Constable, one of the country’s beloved painters, found plenty of inspiration in the region’s winding country lanes, which have seen little change for many centuries. Modern tourists can tour the old buildings of historic Colchester, Britain’s oldest recorded town, which dates back to before the Roman conquest and contains an ancient Norman castle.