57 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Mexico & South America Itinerary

57 days in Europe, Asia, South Pacific, Mexico & South America Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Nijmegen
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
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Cologne, Germany
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Heidelberg, Germany
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Stuttgart, Germany
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Arbon, Switzerland
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Drive to Zürich Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Turin
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Turin, Italy
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Valencia, Spain
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Benidorm, Spain
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Carcassonne, France
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Potsdam, Germany
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Krems an der Donau, Austria
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Ryazan, Russia
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Pulau Redang, Malaysia
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Adelaide, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Te Anau, New Zealand
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San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands

— 2 nights
Nijmegen, historically anglicized as Nimeguen, is a municipality and a city in the Dutch province of Gelderland. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kroller-Muller Museum and Toy Gallery. Visiting Hoge Veluwe National Park and Natuur-reservaat Ooijpolder-De Vlietberg Nijmegen will get you outdoors. Change things up with these side-trips from Nijmegen: Glider Collection Wolfheze (in Wolfheze), Airborne Cemetery (in Oosterbeek) and Het Nederlands Tegelmuseum (in Otterlo). There's more to do: learn about all things military at Informatiecentrum De Polen van Driel and see the interesting displays at Walburgiskerk Zutphen.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Nijmegen trip itinerary maker app.

London, UK to Nijmegen is an approximately 6.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Nijmegen due to the time zone difference. In September, daily temperatures in Nijmegen can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Nijmegen

Museums · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Cologne, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
On the 4th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Cologne Cathedral, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Ludwig. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum), then steep yourself in history at Domschatzkammer, then see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne, and finally see the interesting displays at Kathe Kollwitz Museum.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Cologne trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Nijmegen to Cologne in 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Cologne are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Heidelberg.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Heidelberg, Germany

— 2 nights

City of Romanticism

A vibrant university city, Heidelberg is nestled in the picturesque Neckar river valley.
On the 6th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Kulturhaus LA8, then admire the masterpieces at Museum Frieder Burda, then see the interesting displays at Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden, and finally try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Russe, then head outdoors with Goenneranlage, and then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Heidelberg.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Heidelberg trip itinerary builder.

You can take a train from Cologne to Heidelberg in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Heidelberg can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Heidelberg

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Visiting Geroldsau Waterfall and Panoramaweg will get you outdoors. Mercedes-Benz Museum and Landesmuseum Wurttemberg will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Stuttgart: Baden-Baden (Hohenbaden Old Castle & Merkur) and Hansgrohe Aquademie (in Schiltach). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, get engrossed in the history at StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart, and admire the masterpieces at Staatsgalerie.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Stuttgart journey planner.

Take a train from Heidelberg to Stuttgart in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Arbon.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Arbon, Switzerland

— 1 night
Arbon is a historic and statistic town and a municipality and district capital of the district of Arbon in the canton of Thurgau in Switzerland.Arbon is located on the southern shore of Lake Constance and is situated on a railway line between Konstanz/Romanshorn and Rorschach/Chur, or St. Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Saurer Museum, explore the historical opulence of Schloss Arbon, and then stroll through Strandbad Arbon.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Arbon online travel route planner.

Drive from Stuttgart to Arbon in 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Arbon

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Beaches
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Turin, Italy

— 3 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Let the collections at Museo Egizio and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi capture your imagination. Get some historical perspective at Basilica of Superga and Reggia di Venaria Reale. Change things up with a short trip to Ecomuseo dell'argilla in Cambiano (about 36 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento, view the masterpieces at Mostra Steve Mc Curry, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Sabauda.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Turin route planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Arbon to Turin. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Arbon in September since evenings lows in Turin dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Valencia.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Valencia, Spain

— 2 nights

City of Mediterranean Light

A charming old city originally founded as a Roman colony, Valencia is the country’s third-largest urban center.
On the 15th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanografic Valencia. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of La Lonja de la Seda, contemplate the long history of Valencia Cathedral, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Central Market of Valencia, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo de Bellas Artes de Valencia.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, use the Valencia itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Turin to Valencia takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Turin in September, with highs in Valencia at 33°C and lows at 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Benidorm.

Things to do in Valencia

Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Museums · Childrens Museums

Benidorm, Spain

— 3 nights
A major seaside resort on the famous Costa Blanca, Benidorm was built compactly, thanks to the foresight of a local government administrator in the 1960s, who had a vision for a holiday destination that would grow upwards.
Popular historic sites such as Castillo de Santa Barbara and El Palmeral are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MARQ Museo Arqueologico de Alicante and Valor Chocolate Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Benidorm: Elche (Museo del Palmeral Huerto de San Placido & Misteri D'Elx), Stand-Up Paddleboarding (in Javea) and Museo de Arte Contemporaneo de Alicante (MACA) (in Alicante). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Playa de Levante and stroll through Cala Del Pinets.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Benidorm itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Valencia to Benidorm takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and tram. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Benidorm

Outdoors · Museums · Parks · Adventure

Side Trips

Carcassonne, France

— 5 nights

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Let the collections at La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Musee De L'ecole capture your imagination. Cité de Carcassonne and O'Vineyards are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Cathar Castles, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere De La Conte, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St. Vincent, and take in the exciting artwork at Cooperative Artisanale de la Cite - Le Vieux Lavoir.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Benidorm to Carcassonne takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Benidorm in September, things will get little chillier in Carcassonne: highs are around 29°C and lows about 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can travel to Potsdam.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Neighborhoods

Potsdam, Germany

— 3 nights

Versailles of Germany

Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Let the collections at Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen and URANIA-Planetarium capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Sanssouci Palace and Schloss Cecilienhof. Change things up with a short trip to Take Off Fallschirmsport in Fehrbellin Wustrau-Altfriesack (about 58 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse, examine the collection at Gedenk- und Begegnungsstatte Leistikowstrasse, explore the historical opulence of Neue Kammern, and admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Potsdam trip planner.

Getting from Carcassonne to Potsdam by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Krems an der Donau.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Krems an der Donau, Austria

— 3 nights
Krems an der Donau is a town of 23,992 inhabitants in Austria, in the federal state of Lower Austria. On the 28th (Mon), identify plant and animal life at Naturpark Blockheide, then steep yourself in history at Melk Abbey, and then explore the historical opulence of Hinterhaus Castle. On the next day, examine the collection at Das Heizhaus Eisenbahnmuseum Strasshof, then examine the collection at Museumsdorf Niedersulz, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Wehrkirche Mariae Himmelfahrt.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krems an der Donau journey maker website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Potsdam to Krems an der Donau. In September in Krems an der Donau, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ryazan.

Things to do in Krems an der Donau

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Ryazan, Russia

— 2 nights
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. On the 1st (Thu), examine the collection at Estate of S. Yesenin's Parents Museum, see the interesting displays at Gosudarstvennyy Muzey-Zapovednik S. A. Yesenina, then see the interesting displays at Anna Snegina's Poem Museum, and finally examine the collection at Zemskaya Shkola Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ryazan trip app.

Traveling by car from Krems an der Donau to Ryazan takes 24.5 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Krems an der Donau to Ryazan due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for travel to Pulau Redang.

Things to do in Ryazan

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Pulau Redang, Malaysia

— 2 nights
Pulau Redang represents a picturesque island paradise with clear turquoise waters, white beaches, and coral reefs teeming with exotic fish.
On the 4th (Sun), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then head off the coast to Redang Island.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Pulau Redang trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ryazan to Pulau Redang. Traveling from Ryazan to Pulau Redang, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in October, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Adelaide.

Things to do in Pulau Redang

Tours · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Adelaide, Australia

— 3 nights
Adelaide exists contentedly as a cultured, diverse, and attractive city with a laid-back center, leafy residential districts, and an underlying cosmopolitan atmosphere.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like South Australian Museum and Migration Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Cleland Wildlife Park and Onkaparinga River National Park. Explore Adelaide's surroundings by going to The Cedars (in Hahndorf), National Motor Museum (in Birdwood) and Gorge Wildlife Park (in Cudlee Creek). There's more to do: admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of South Australia and do a tasting at Primo Estate.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Adelaide trip itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Pulau Redang to Adelaide. Traveling from Pulau Redang to Adelaide, you'll lose 1.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Pulau Redang in October, expect nights in Adelaide to be much colder, around 13°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Adelaide

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Old Melbourne Gaol and The Johnston Collection. Let the collections at Melbourne Museum and The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, take an in-depth tour of Immigration Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral, and see the interesting displays at HMAS Castlemaine.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Adelaide to Melbourne in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Australian Central Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 0.5 hour difference. Traveling from Adelaide in October, Melbourne is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Te Anau.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Te Anau, New Zealand

— 5 nights
Set among the picturesque peaks and glacially carved fiords of Fiordland National Park, Te Anau offers those wishing to explore the park a great place to stay and enjoy the relaxing atmosphere of a small town in an enviable location.
Get outdoors at Milford Sound and Hollyford Track. There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Te Anau Bird Sanctuary, explore the activities along Te Anau Glowworm Caves, hike along Kepler Track, and stroll through The Chasm Walk.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Te Anau tour planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Melbourne to Te Anau in 10 hours. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Melbourne to Te Anau due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to San Miguel de Allende.

Things to do in Te Anau

Parks · Trails · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

— 3 nights
A relatively small town in central Mexico, relaxed San Miguel de Allede offers an ideal setting for visitors in search of a bit of history and a great deal of photogenic architecture.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stop by Arte Divino, explore the galleries of Josefina Membrila Fine Art, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Jardin, and finally browse the exhibits of Bordello Galeria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse for treasures at Fabrica La Aurora, then see the interesting displays at Museo La Esquina, then take an in-depth tour of Museo Histórico Casa de Allende, and finally admire the striking features of Parroquia de San Miguel Arcangel.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read San Miguel de Allende trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Te Anau to San Miguel de Allende. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time (NZST) to Central Standard Time (CST), which is usually a -18 hour difference. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Medellin.

Things to do in San Miguel de Allende

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Medellin, Colombia

— 5 nights

City of the Eternal Spring

Nestled between rising hills in a narrow valley, Medellin serves as an energetic melting pot of people from all socio-economic classes.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo de Antioquia and Pueblito Paisa. Your inner history buff will appreciate Catedral Nuestra Señora de las Mercedes and Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta. Venture out of the city with trips to Parque Tematico Replica del Viejo Penol (in Penol) and Piedra Del Penol (in Guatape). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, stroll around Parque San Antonio, and contemplate the waterfront views at Laguna de Guatape.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Medellin vacation planning site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from San Miguel de Allende to Medellin. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from San Miguel de Allende to Medellin. Traveling from San Miguel de Allende in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Medellin. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gelderland Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Zoos · Spas

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
North Rhine-Westphalia is in many ways almost a country unto itself. It's noted for its dense concentration of museums, art galleries, theaters, concert halls, and opera houses. The most populous German state, North Rhine-Westphalia was created at the end of World War II. It joined two Prussian provinces and a small fiefdom. The region's landscapes include flat expanses, densely forested hills, mighty rivers, and rugged mountains. Known for more than a century as the land of coal and steel, this was one of Europe's most important industrial regions in the post-war recovery period. Facing new demands of the ever-changing European markets, the region shifted its energies in the second half of the 20th century. Now it focuses on high-tech industries, media, and culture. Your itinerary may include days sightseeing in the region's bustling metropolises, but don't miss a chance to drive out into the sprawling countryside. You'll find a trove of quiet villages virtually unchanged since the Middle Ages.

Baden-Wurttemberg travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Castles
Baden-Wurttemberg is one of Germany's most popular vacation destinations. After all, who wouldn't be entranced by pristine natural habitats, rich culture, a multitude of mineral spas, and plenty of sunshine all year long? Most of this region is covered by the famed Black Forest. This spot's rugged peaks, glittering lakes, and well-maintained trails draw hikers, cyclists, and swimmers from around the globe. Located in the southern section of the country, Baden-Wurttemberg shares many of its traditions with its German-speaking neighbors in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Far more bucolic than the central and northern parts of the country, the area nevertheless offers a wealth of urban pleasures and tourist attractions. It features several large cities, most notably Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Be sure to include Baden-Baden on your itinerary as well, as its spas have been soothing weary travelers since Roman times.

Canton of Thurgau travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games
The Canton of Thurgau is a northeast canton of Switzerland.It is named for the Thur River, and the name Thurgovia was historically used for a larger area, including part of this river's basin upstream of the modern canton. The area of what is now Thurgau was acquired as subject territories by the cantons of the Old Swiss Confederacy from the mid 15th century. Thurgau was first declared a canton in its own right at the formation of the Helvetic Republic in 1798.The population, is. In 2007, there were a total of 47,390 (or 19.9% of the population) who were resident foreigners. The capital is Frauenfeld.HistoryIn prehistoric times the lands of the canton were inhabited by people of the Pfyn culture along Lake Constance. During Roman times the canton was part of the province Raetia until in 450 the lands were settled by the Alamanni.In the 6th century Thurgovia became a Gau of the Frankish Empire as part of Alemannia, passing to the Duchy of Swabia in the early 10th century. At this time, Thurgovia included not just what is now the canton of Thurgau, but also much of the territory of the modern canton of St. Gallen, the Appenzell and the eastern parts of the canton of Zurich. The most important cities of Thurgovia in the early medieval period were Constance as the seat of the bishop, and St. Gallen for its abbey.

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Piedmont travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Art Museums · Landmarks
Bordered by the Alps on three sides and often overlooked by casual tourists, the Piedmont region is famous for its wines, including Moscato D'Asti, Barolo, and Barbera, to name just a few. Piedmont's cuisine is renowned throughout Italy. Its exotic white truffles--a precious ingredient used in first-class restaurants around the world--are often compared to gold because of their staggering cost. An ideal holiday destination for foodies, the region is also known for its thriving industries of fresh produce, nuts, and chocolates. There are many places to visit in Piedmont, including several medieval castles, trendy spa resorts, and cities with both historical attractions and modern industries.

Valencian Country travel guide

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Aquariums · Beaches · Flea Markets
Hugging the Mediterranean coastline, Valencian Country is one of Spain’s great agricultural districts. The region’s rich soil has been cultivated for many centuries. Arab farmers, who arrived here during the Middle Ages, introduced irrigation methods that allowed for extensive farming of rice, citrus, almonds, and dates. To this day, the area is best known as the cradle of Spanish rice cultivation. Regional ways to cook rice and incorporate it into dishes number in the hundreds. In the colorful countryside, each village features different methods of preparing that famous Spanish rice creation called paella, and no vacation here would be complete without a sample or two. Valencian paella, once the food of humble farmers, is now a symbol of Spanish cuisine that draws tourism from around the world.

Occitanie travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Castles

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.

Lower Austria travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Castles · Specialty Museums
The country's largest province, Lower Austria, offers tourists a taste of Austrian history, culture, and scenery. This region is actually situated in the northernmost part of the country, but was named for its location downriver along the Danube. Take part in outdoor recreation or relax at a top-quality vineyard. Like much of Austria, this region hosts forests and mountains and is dotted with castles and lakes. Additional attractions include museums of traditional handicrafts, a historical abbey, and the nation's newest capital town.

Ryazan Oblast travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Monuments · Landmarks
Ryazan Oblast is a federal subject of Russia (an oblast). Its administrative center is the city of Ryazan, which is the oblast's largest city. Population: 1,154,114 (2010 Census).GeographyRyazan Oblast borders Vladimir Oblast (N), Nizhny Novgorod Oblast (NE), the Republic of Mordovia (E), Penza Oblast (SE), Tambov Oblast (S), Lipetsk Oblast (SW), Tula Oblast (W), and Moscow Oblast (NW).In terms of physical geography, Ryazan Oblast lies in the central part of the Russian Plain between the Central Russian and Volga uplands. The terrain is flat, with a highest point of no more than 300 m above sea level. Soils are podzolic and boggy on the left bank of the Oka, changing southward to more fertile podzolic and leached black-earths (chernozyom).HydrographyMost of the Ryazan Oblast lies within the Volga basin, with the Oka the principal river of the area.

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Terengganu travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Islands
Abode of Faith
An area of impressive coastal settlements and natural abundance, Terengganu is part of northeastern Peninsular Malaysia. The state possesses a predominantly Malay culture (thanks to a limited history of migration), with mosques, traditional arts centers, and regal architecture providing the focal points of urban area. The region features waterfalls, wetlands, and forests in a state known for the tranquility of its rural areas. Along the coast, beaches are renowned for their calm atmosphere and offer prime snorkeling and diving sites.

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.

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.

Southland Region travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Caves · Hiking Trails
A land of fjords, rocky coastline, and expansive plains, Southland Region remains known for its impressive scenery and abundant native wildlife. Relatively untouched and uninhabited swathes of land and sea, much of it protected, support rare bird species and an abundance of marine life, such as seals, whales, and dolphins. Don't expect too many urban centers on your tour of Southland Region, but when you do happen across one that's sprung up from the wilderness, be sure to try the famed local cuisine, such as the bluff oyster and other seafood.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Antioquia Department travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Aquariums · Historic Sites