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

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

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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Alfonso Bonilla Aragon International Airport
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Cali, Colombia
— 1 night
Fly to Auckland International Airport, Drive to Tongariro National Park
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Tongariro National Park, New Zealand
— 4 nights
Drive to Hamilton, Fly to Christchurch
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Christchurch, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Gold Coast, Australia
— 1 night
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 3 nights
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Kangaroo Island, Australia
— 2 nights
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Margaret River, Australia
— 1 night
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Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
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Hong Kong, China
— 3 nights
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Drive to Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport, Fly to Hamburg Airport, Drive to Rostock
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Rostock, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive to Hamburg Airport, Fly to Edinburgh Airport
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Verona, Italy
— 4 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 5 nights
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Beaune, France
— 3 nights
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Nantes, France
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Lille, France
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
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Cali, Colombia

— 1 night

Salsa Capital of the World

Learning how to salsa may be the most popular thing to do in Cali, but this giant city in southwestern Colombia represents more than just the "Salsa Capital of the World." Home to over 2 million people, thriving Cali serves as a major commercial and industrial center in South America, boasting the fastest-growing economy in Colombia.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): examine the collection at MUSA Museo Arqueologico.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Cali day trip planning website.

Apeldoorn, The Netherlands to Cali is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of car and flight. You'll gain 6 hours traveling from Apeldoorn to Cali due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Apeldoorn in September, plan for warmer days in Cali, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Tongariro National Park.

Things to do in Cali

Museums · Historic Sites

Tongariro National Park, New Zealand

— 4 nights
Tongariro National Park has a long history of preserving New Zealand's pristine alpine landscape.
Take a break from the city and head to Te Porere Redoubt and Tongariro Northern Circuit. Horsemtrails and Mangawhero Falls are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: grab your bike and head to Ohakune Old Coach Road, hike along Rotopounamu Track, go from sight to sight with Tongariro Crossing Shuttles, and stroll through Mounds Walk.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Tongariro National Park trip itinerary maker app.

Explore your travel options from Cali to Tongariro National Park with the Route module. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to New Zealand Standard Time (NZST), which is usually a 17 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Christchurch.

Things to do in Tongariro National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Christchurch, New Zealand

— 3 nights

Garden City

Recovering from the earthquakes of 2010 and 2011 was no easy task, but Christchurch has faced the challenges with aplomb.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Canterbury Museum and Mona Vale. Museum-lovers will get to explore International Antarctic Centre and Christchurch Art Gallery (Te Puna o Waiwhetu). When in Christchurch, make a side trip to see Dolphin & Whale Watching in Akaroa, approximately Akaroa away. There's much more to do: stroll around Christchurch Botanic Gardens, appreciate the extensive heritage of Crater Rim Walkway, explore the galleries of Ferrymead Heritage Park, and have fun at Velocity Karts.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Christchurch travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of car and flight from Tongariro National Park to Christchurch takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in September, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Gold Coast.

Things to do in Christchurch

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Coombabah Lake Nature Reserve, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Burleigh Head National Park, and then identify plant and animal life at David Fleay Wildlife Park.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Gold Coast tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Christchurch to Gold Coast takes 7 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Christchurch to Gold Coast. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Christchurch in September, with highs in Gold Coast at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Gold Coast

Parks · Wildlife · Beaches · Nature

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Explore Cairns' surroundings by going to Port Douglas (Horses in Port & Opal Reef) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: trek along Esplanade Boardwalk, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at The Blue Arrow Circuit, and identify plant and animal life at Cattana Wetlands.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Cairns trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Gold Coast to Cairns in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Gold Coast in September: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 33°C and lows are around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Parks · Tours

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Melbourne Museum and Old Melbourne Gaol. You'll explore and learn at National Gallery of Victoria and Museum of Chinese Australian History. The adventure continues: examine the collection at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Craft Victoria, and admire the landmark architecture of Royal Exhibition Building.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne online trip planner.

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 20°C and lows about 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): identify plant and animal life at Raptor Domain and then get interesting insight from Tours.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Kangaroo Island trip itinerary planner.

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 to Australian Central Standard Time is minus 0.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Margaret River.

Things to do in Kangaroo Island

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Margaret River, Australia

— 1 night
A low-rise, laid-back town of approximately 4,500 inhabitants, Margaret River serves as an ideal local base to explore the surrounding wine region.
On the 22nd (Tue), stop by Payet Gallery, then explore the fascinating underground world of Lake Cave, and then sample some tasty brews at a beer tour and tasting.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Margaret River trip planner.

You can fly from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River in 25 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1.5 hours traveling from Kangaroo Island to Margaret River. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Perth.

Things to do in Margaret River

Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Nature

Perth, Australia

— 2 nights

City of Light

A modern metropolis of glassy skyscrapers, waterside boulevards, and lush residential neighborhoods, Perth sits on the edge of the Swan Coastal Plain.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, steep yourself in history at The Perth Mint, then pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, read Perth online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Margaret River to Perth by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. September in Perth sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Hong Kong.

Things to do in Perth

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Hong Kong, China

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Orient

Witness the vibrant skyline of Hong Kong, an impressive urban territory on the southern coast of China.
You'll explore and learn at Hong Kong Museum of History and Flagstaff House Museum of Tea Ware. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Lantau island and Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence. There's much more to do: enjoy breathtaking views from Victoria Peak (The Peak), observe the fascinating underwater world at Ocean Park, and get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Hong Kong visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Perth to Hong Kong takes 11 hours. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Perth in September: high temperatures in Hong Kong hover around 38°C and lows are around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel to Rostock.

Things to do in Hong Kong

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Rostock, Germany

— 2 nights

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Get in touch with nature at Ostseebad Warnemunde and Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik. Get a sense of the local culture at Sankt Marien Kirche and Warnemunde Lighthouse. There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Das Kulturhistorische Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Warnemunde Church, make a trip to Kropeliner Strasse, and contemplate the long history of Neuer Markt.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Rostock trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Hong Kong to Rostock with the Route module. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Rostock due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hong Kong in September, expect Rostock to be cooler, temps between 22°C and 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in Rostock

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and The Real Mary King's Close. The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Palace of Holyroodhouse, deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, and pause for some serene contemplation at St Giles' Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh online travel planner.

Explore your travel options from Rostock to Edinburgh with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. September in Edinburgh sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Manchester.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 2 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
On the 5th (Mon), examine the collection at National Football Museum, then explore the engaging exhibits at Science and Industry Museum, then explore the galleries of Manchester Art Gallery, and finally get your game on at ImmotionVR. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Ladybower Reservoir, then explore the activities along Digley Reservoir, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Manchester road trip planning app.

You can take a train from Edinburgh to Manchester in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Manchester are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Verona.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Nature · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Verona, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Romeo and Juliet

The famous setting for Shakespeare's star-crossed lovers, Romeo and Juliet, Verona is one of northern Italy's main tourist destinations, largely owing to its incredibly rich artistic heritage.
Popular historic sites such as Arena di Verona and Piazza delle Erbe are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Casa di Giulietta and Galleria Dello Scudo. When in Verona, make a side trip to see Lago di Garda in Garda, approximately Garda away. And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Museo di Castelvecchio, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore, enjoy breathtaking views from Torre dei Lamberti, and take in the dramatic scenery at Parco Naturalistico delle Cascate-Family.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Verona trip itinerary planning site.

You can fly from Manchester to Verona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Manchester to Verona, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Manchester in October, you will find days in Verona are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Verona

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 5 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazza San Marco and Basilica di San Marco. Get in touch with nature at Canal Grande and Lio Piccolo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Chiesa degli Eremitani, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Venice trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Verona to Venice takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Beaune.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Beaune, France

— 3 nights

Wine Capital of Burgundy

The Wine Capital of the Burgundy region in the Côte-d'Or department, Beaune is a walled city with features remaining from the pre-Roman and Roman eras in eastern France.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedrale Saint-Benigne de Dijon and Collegiale Notre Dame. Get a sense of the local culture at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu and Chateau Corton C.. Change things up with these side-trips from Beaune: Dijon (Musee Magnin, Owl's Trail, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the exciting artwork at Galeries Bartoux Beaune, learn about winemaking at Les Caves de l'Abbaye, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Savigny-les-Beaune, and stop by Marche aux Vins.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Beaune tour builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Venice to Beaune takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Venice in October since evenings lows in Beaune dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Nantes, France

— 3 nights

Venice of the West

Regarded as an art and history city, Nantes is called the Venice of the West.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Les Machines de L'ile and Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee de l'Imprimerie and Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes. And it doesn't end there: trek along Voie Verte Carquefou - Saint-Mars-la-Jaille, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, wander the streets of Village de Trentemoult, and steep yourself in history at Porte Saint-Pierre.

To see where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Nantes day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Beaune to Nantes takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. October in Nantes sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Lille.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Lille, France

— 3 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
Your inner history buff will appreciate VirtualRoom and Place aux Oignons. Let the collections at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Musee La Piscine capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lille: La Coupole (in Saint-Omer) and Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille, take a stroll through Vieux-Lille, admire the striking features of Old Stock Exchange, and meet the residents at Lille Zoo.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Lille trip itinerary app.

You can fly from Nantes to Lille in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. While traveling from Nantes, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Lille, ranging from highs of 18°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Ghent, Belgium

— 3 nights
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Get in touch with nature at Minnewater Lake and Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve. Let the collections at Gravensteen and Groeningemuseum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Church of Our Lady Bruges, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Saint Bavo's Cathedral, make a trip to Korenmarkt, take a leisurely stroll along Graslei and Korenlei, and get to know the fascinating history of Ghent City Center.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Ghent vacation builder.

You can drive from Lille to Ghent in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In October, daytime highs in Ghent are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Valle del Cauca Department travel guide

4.6
Zoos · Monuments · Specialty Museums

Manawatu-Wanganui Region travel guide

4.2
Hiking Trails · Gardens · Bodies of Water
Step out into heartland of New Zealand and enjoy an authentic Kiwi holiday in Manawatu-Wanganui Region. Containing areas of ecological significance, including the World Heritage-listed Tongariro National Park, and stunning ravines, coastline, hills, and rivers, the region inspires a great love for conservation, wildlife, and the outdoors in its inhabitants. Soak it all in on foot or wheels, and then sit down to enjoy the fruits of this agricultural powerhouse in one of the many towns.

Canterbury Region travel guide

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Dolphin & Whale Watching · Gardens · Specialty Museums
A holiday in Canterbury Region gives visitors a range of experiences, high up in the clouds at New Zealand's highest peak, or down beneath the waves on a stretch of coast famous for its whale-watching opportunities. Stroll through rolling vineyards in this renowned wine-growing region, or enjoy the hustle and bustle of Christchurch, New Zealand's second-largest city. With all the natural eccentricity that the country's scenery is known for, and a range of activities offering different ways to enjoy it, Canterbury Region makes a great place for outdoor adventuring.

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.

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.

Western Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Gardens · Geologic Formations
Western Australia's almost 12,000 km (7,450 mi) of coastline is broken up only by oasis-like towns and cities. Most of the state, however, is an arid region of mostly uninhabited, infertile land with an untamed physical aesthetic. The harsh climate cultivates a laid-back lifestyle centered on the coast’s shaded enclaves and picturesque beaches. Australia’s largest state, with an area of 2.65 million sq km (1 million sq mi), Western Australia contains over a third of the country’s landmass but just 11 percent of its population.

Mecklenburg-West Pomerania travel guide

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Landmarks · Beaches · Castles
Claiming to be Germany's "must-sea" vacation destination, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania boasts nearly 2,000 km (1,243 mi) of coastline. Seaside resorts, sandy beaches, World Heritage-listed towns, and unspoiled natural areas are all within a seashell's throw. Take just a short drive from the Baltic Sea to start exploring one of continental Europe's largest unbroken areas of rivers and lakes. Deeper inland, the region's countryside is a colorful mosaic of small towns and sleepy villages. The surrounding rugged hills, sparkling lakes, and rivers were formed by glacial activity ages ago. A land rich in history and culture, Mecklenburg-West Pomerania contains more than 2,000 palaces, stately homes, and lavish gardens. Many now serve as venues for the state's array of things to do, including concerts, festivals, open-air operettas, and theatre performances. Rent a canoe to sail one of the region's countless lakes, or take a trip from the north of the state all the way to Berlin through the network of interconnected waterways.

Greater Manchester travel guide

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Entertainment Centers · Nightlife · Room Escape Games
Greater Manchester is a mix of high-density urban areas, modern suburbs, and quaint rural locations. In the 19th century, this region flourished as a global center of the cotton industry. Today it remains one of the country’s largest and most vibrant commercial areas, providing you with a multitude of vacation ideas. The region’s biggest and most significant urban center is Manchester, considered the social, economic, and cultural capital of this part of England. Noisy, vibrant, and truly multicultural, Greater Manchester is well connected to all other parts of the country by a first-class network of roads and one of the finest light-rail systems in the country, carrying nearly 20 million passengers each year and making it great place to base your holiday in this region. The area once had a negative reputation from its industrial past, but it's now a thriving urban region, known for its diversity and acceptance of all cultures--a pleasant attribute that makes up what it may lack in tourist attractions.

Veneto travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Bodies of Water · Historic Walking Areas
An independent republic until Napoleon's invasion in 1797, Veneto is among the wealthiest and most developed regions in the country. The region has a bustling tourism industry, drawing nearly 70 million visitors annually to its historical, natural, artistic, cultural, musical, and culinary treasures. Though most tourists begin and end their Veneto holiday in Venice, the area has plenty more to offer. A range of attractions await beyond the capital city, including World Heritage-listed Palladian villas, seaside resorts, vineyards, lakes, beaches, thermal baths, lush parks, and imposing mountain ranges. Veneto's clubs, bars, and restaurants make for a lively nightlife in the region's thriving cities.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles

Pays de la Loire travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Castles
With 368 km (230 miles) of Atlantic Ocean coast, Pays de la Loire is a region rich with picturesque ports, renowned seaside resorts, salt marshes, and a strong maritime tradition. As a vivacious region, it hosts two legendary races, the 24 Hours of Le Mans car races in June and the Vendée Globe sailing races in November. With five departments, the majority of the famous châteaux and attractions of the Loire Valley are located in the Centre region, and not in the Pays de la Loire, despite the name. However, you will be happy to find that the weather is mild and conducive to biking, strolling, boating, and sightseeing around the region while discovering its secrets, such as its vineyards and wineries from Saumur to Anjou.

Hauts-de-France travel guide

4.3
Theme Parks · Landmarks · Room Escape Games
Hauts-de-France is a region of France created by the territorial reform of French Regions in 2014, from a merger of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardy. The new region came into existence on 1 January 2016, after the regional elections in December 2015. France's Conseil d'État approved Hauts-de-France as the name of the region on 28 September 2016, effective 30 September 2016.The region covers an area of more than 31813km2, and has a population of 5,973,098.ToponymyThe region's interim name Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie was a hyphenated placename, created by hyphenating the merged regions' names—Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie—in alphabetical order.On 14 March 2016, well ahead of the 1 July deadline, the Regional council decided on Hauts-de-France as the region's permanent name,. The provisional name of the region was retired on 30 September 2016, when the new name of the region, Hauts-de-France, took effect.GeographyThe region borders Belgium (Flanders and Wallonia) to the northeast, the English Channel to the northwest, as well as the French regions of Grand Est to the southeast, Île-de-France to the south, and Normandy to the southwest. It is connected to the United Kingdom (England) via the Channel Tunnel.

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East Flanders Province travel guide

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Historic Walking Areas · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
Although the province of East Flanders boasts a scenic countryside of rustic villages and dense woodlands, its most-visited attraction remains the medieval city of Ghent. The beating heart of the province, the city offers a vigorous cultural scene, rich architectural heritage, and some of Belgium's finest museums. Other notable places to visit include the lesser-known towns scattered along the banks of the river Schelde, including Sint-Niklaas, home to the largest market square in the country. Instead of spending your entire holiday in a single city, use Ghent as your base and spend time exploring the region's extensive network of sign-posted cycling routes; it's one of the longest such networks in Europe.