58 days in Europe, Canada & United States Itinerary

58 days in Europe, Canada & United States Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Den Bosch
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Rapperswil
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
— 1 night
Drive
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Trento, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Beaune, France
— 1 night
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Biarritz, France
— 4 nights
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Train to Colón 52, Bus to San Sebastian, Fly to Barcelona
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
Fly to Stockholm Skavsta Airport, Drive to Nykoping
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Nykoping, Sweden
— 1 night
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Gothenburg, Sweden
— 1 night
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Geilo, Norway
— 1 night
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Jasper National Park, Canada
— 3 nights
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Banff National Park, Canada
— 4 nights
Bus to Calgary, Fly to Boise
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Boise, United States
— 1 night
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San Francisco, United States
— 4 nights
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Los Angeles, United States
— 4 nights
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Niagara Falls, United States
— 3 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

— 1 night
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
On the 2nd (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, take an in-depth tour of Noordbrabants Museum, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally pause for some photo ops at Mariabeeld de goede moeder.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Den Bosch attractions planner.

Cairns, Australia to Den Bosch is an approximately 27-hour combination of flight and car. You'll gain 9 hours traveling from Cairns to Den Bosch due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairns in September, expect Den Bosch to be little chillier, temps between 23°C and 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites

Rapperswil, Switzerland

— 1 night
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. On the 3rd (Thu), steep yourself in history at Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, take an in-depth tour of Elsener Messerschmied AG, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, then steep yourself in history at Capuchin Friary, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Kloster Einsiedeln.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Rapperswil journey site.

Explore your travel options from Den Bosch to Rapperswil with the Route module. In September in Rapperswil, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Trento.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Trento, Italy

— 3 nights

Painted City

Tyrol's capital and one of the nation's wealthiest cities, Trento serves as the commercial and cultural center of the region.
Get some cultural insight at Museo del Rame Navarini and Castello del Buonconsiglio Monumenti e Collezioni Provinciali. Get outdoors at Gruppo Dolomitico Sciliar-Catinaccio, Latemar - UNESCO and Parco Grotta Cascata Varone. When in Trento, make a side trip to see Valle di Ledro in Ledro, approximately Ledro away. And it doesn't end there: hike along Percorso Panoramico "Strada dei Pescatori", appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Duomo, admire the local landmark of Fontana dell'Aquila, and get curious at MUSE - Science Museum.

To see more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Trento vacation planner.

Getting from Rapperswil to Trento by car takes about 5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Rapperswil in September: highs in Trento hover around 29°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Trento

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 2 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 7th (Mon), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then get engrossed in the history at Galleria 92, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Angelo, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana.

To see more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Milan road trip app.

You can drive from Trento to Milan in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Milan can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Welcome to Rome. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Catacombs of Saint Callixtus. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain.

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Getting from Milan to Rome by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 5 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
You'll explore and learn at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Matisse. Escape the urban bustle at Scuba & Snorkeling and Parc du Mont Boron. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to La Croisette in Cannes, about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, contemplate the long history of Palais Lascaris, and stroll the grounds of Cimetiere du Chateau.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Nice online trip builder.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Rome in September, plan for slightly colder days in Nice, with highs around 28°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Popular historic sites such as Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Abbaye Saint Victor are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Waterskiing & Jetskiing and Parc National des Calanques. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, steep yourself in history at Palais Longchamp, and explore the world behind art at Musee des Beaux-Arts de Marseille.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marseille day trip site.

You can drive from Nice to Marseille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Marseille, with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Beaune.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Transportation · Tours

Beaune, France

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): learn about winemaking at Patriarche Pere & Fils, learn about winemaking at La Cave de l'Ange Gardien, then pause for some serene contemplation at Collegiale Notre Dame, then see the interesting displays at Hôtel-Dieu Museum Musée de l'Hôtel-Dieu, and finally stop by Marche aux Vins.

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You can take a train from Marseille to Beaune in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in September: high temperatures in Beaune hover around 25°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Biarritz.

Things to do in Beaune

Wineries · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Biarritz, France

— 4 nights
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee Bellevue and Ateliers des Artistes de la Milady. Do some cultural sightseeing at Phare de Biarritz and Paroisse Notre-Dame du Rocher - Église Sainte-Eugenie. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Plage de la Milady, enjoy the sand and surf at Plage du Miramar, head outdoors with La Grande Plage, and appreciate the history behind Rocher de la Vierge.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Biarritz trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Beaune to Biarritz takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Beaune in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Biarritz, with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Biarritz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 4 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas will appeal to history buffs. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Casa Batllo and Museu Picasso. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Biarritz to Barcelona by combination of train, bus, and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Biarritz in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 21°C in Barcelona. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Nykoping.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Outdoors · Parks

Nykoping, Sweden

— 1 night
Nyköping is a locality and the seat of Nyköping Municipality, Södermanland County, Sweden with 29,891 inhabitants as of 2010. On the 1st (Thu), look for all kinds of wild species at Stendorren Nature Reserve, then pause for some serene contemplation at Alla Helgona kyrka, then brush up on your military savvy at The Femore Fortress, and finally explore the historical opulence of Nykoping Castle.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Nykoping driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Barcelona to Nykoping with the Route module. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Barcelona in September, with highs in Nykoping at 19°C and lows at 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Gothenburg.

Things to do in Nykoping

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Gothenburg, Sweden

— 1 night

Little London

Situated on Sweden's western coastline, Gothenburg attracts visitors with cultural festivals, a lively music scene, and a blend of classical and modern architecture.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at Universeum and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Haga.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Gothenburg trip itinerary app.

Getting from Nykoping to Gothenburg by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. In October, daily temperatures in Gothenburg can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Geilo.

Things to do in Gothenburg

Childrens Museums · Museums · Historic Sites

Geilo, Norway

— 1 night
Geilo is a centre in the municipality of Hol in Norway, in the valley of Hallingdal, with around 2,300 inhabitants. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): stroll around Geilo Summer Park and then let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour.

For maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Geilo visit planner.

You can drive from Gothenburg to Geilo in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Gothenburg in October, things will get slightly colder in Geilo: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel to Jasper National Park.

Things to do in Geilo

Tours · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Jasper National Park, Canada

— 3 nights
The largest national park in the Canadian Rockies, sprawling Jasper National Park encompasses more than 10,000 sq km (4,200 sq mi) of largely unspoiled mountain wilderness.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The Jasper Planetarium and The Den - Jasper's Wildlife Museum. Step out of the city life by going to Sunwapta Falls and Athabasca Glacier. There's still lots to do: take a memorable drive along Columbia Ice Field, trek along Old Fort Point Loop Trail, contemplate the waterfront views at Maligne Lake, and view the masterpieces at Our Native Land.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Jasper National Park itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Geilo to Jasper National Park with the Route module. Traveling from Geilo to Jasper National Park, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Geilo in October: highs in Jasper National Park hover around 12°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Banff National Park.

Things to do in Jasper National Park

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Banff National Park, Canada

— 4 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.
Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and Banff Park Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Take a break from the city and head to Moraine Lake and Plain of Six Glaciers. And it doesn't end there: hike along Little Beehive Trail, see the interesting displays at Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, take in the dramatic scenery at Bow Falls, and browse the exhibits of Samson Native Gallery.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Banff National Park trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Jasper National Park to Banff National Park takes 4.5 hours. Traveling from Jasper National Park in October, you will find days in Banff National Park are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (-2°C). You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Sun) before leaving for Boise.

Things to do in Banff National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Nature

Boise, United States

— 1 night

City of Trees

From its main thoroughfare, Boise greets visitors with a view of downtown framed by the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): get curious at Discovery Center of Idaho, then steep yourself in history at Old Idaho Penitentiary, then trek along Boise River Greenbelt, and finally look for gifts at Cinder Wines.

To see maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Boise trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Banff National Park to Boise in 12 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect much hotter weather when traveling from Banff National Park in October: highs in Boise hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in Boise

Childrens Museums · Outdoors · Museums · Trails

Side Trip

San Francisco, United States

— 4 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 Musee Mecanique. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Alcatraz Island and SS Jeremiah O'Brien. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Golden Gate Bridge, learn about all things military at USS Pampanito, see the interesting displays at de Young Museum, and take a leisurely stroll along Fisherman's Wharf.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read San Francisco trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Boise to San Francisco takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Boise to San Francisco, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Boise in October, with highs in San Francisco at 26°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Los Angeles.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Santa Monica Pier and Hollywood Walk of Fame. You'll explore and learn at The Getty Center and Avila Adobe. Step out of Los Angeles to go to Santa Monica and see Santa Monica Mountains, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Diorama-museum of Bhagavad-gita, see the sky in a new way at Griffith Observatory, go for a walk through 26-Mile Bike Path, and learn more about the world around you at La Brea Tar Pits and Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Los Angeles using our trip planner.

Traveling by flight from San Francisco to Los Angeles takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from San Francisco in October, expect Los Angeles to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Niagara Falls.

Things to do in Los Angeles

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

Niagara Falls, United States

— 3 nights

Honeymoon Capital of the World

The city of Niagara Falls houses the U.S.
Popular historic sites such as Oakwood Cemetery Heritage Foundation and St. Mary of the Cataract R. C. Parish are in your itinerary. Visiting Cave of the Winds and Niagara Gorge Trail will get you outdoors. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Devil's Hole State Park, head off the coast to Three Sisters Island, take in the dramatic scenery at Bridal Veil Falls, and take in panoramic vistas at Niagara Falls Observation Tower.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Niagara Falls travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls by flight takes about 9 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Los Angeles to Niagara Falls. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Los Angeles in October: high temperatures in Niagara Falls hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Niagara Falls

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

New York City, United States

— 3 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Get some cultural insight at American Museum of Natural History and 9/11 Memorial. Escape the urban bustle at East River Waterfront Esplanade and Hudson River Greenway. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Ellis Island, tee off at The Golf Club at Chelsea Piers, settle in for a delightful tour with a horse-drawn carriage tour, and go for a walk through The High Line.

To see photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our New York City trip app.

Getting from Niagara Falls to New York City by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Niagara Falls in October, expect New York City to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

North Brabant Province travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos

Canton of St. Gallen travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Thermal Spas · Zoos
Defined by Napoleon Bonaparte in 1803, the Canton of St. Gallen connects Switzerland to Germany, Austria, and Liechtenstein at its borders. The region serves as a hub for culture and education in Europe, and is home to two World Heritage Sites: the Abbey of St. Gall, with its Baroque cathedral and vast library, and the thrust fault formation in the Alps. The university puts special emphasis on economic science, which complements the canton's prevalent industries of optical goods, pyrotechnics, chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. Stroll through the Old Town of the regional capital, St. Gallen, browse the handsome boutiques, or pull up a chair at a quaint cafe. Tourist attractions include thermal spas, water parks, museums, and winter sports facilities aplenty.

Trentino-Alto Adige travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Bodies of Water · Ski Areas
Italy's northernmost region, Trentino-Alto Adige, is among the wealthiest and most developed areas in Europe. An ideal vacation idea for winter sports enthusiasts, this area is known for its frozen waterfalls, sparkling lakes, dense forests, and snow-capped mountains. The ski slopes attract adrenaline junkies from around the world, while its deep valleys hide several small towns noted for the quality of their woodwork. Venture farther away from the Trentino-Alto Adige's resorts to discover a distinct Ladin culture, world-famous for its tradition of toy-making. The lower altitudes feature countless places to visit, from protected parks and trails to some of the country's finest hiking and biking terrains.

Lombardy travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
In the northern part of the country and sharing a border with Switzerland, Lombardy is one Italy's largest regions. It stretches from the Alps all the way to the fertile lowlands of the Po Valley. An ideal holiday destination for winter sports enthusiasts, the region is home to some of the continent's most popular resorts. If you get tired of the mountain views, skiing, and winter clothes, explore the attractions of the southern part of the Lombardy, which is famous for its sprawling vineyards and booming wine production. A region of outstanding cuisine, fashion, history, and culture, Lombardy is dotted with lakes that are surrounded by places to visit, including villas, villages, and nature preserves.

Lazio travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Fountains · Art Museums
Often overshadowed by the country's magnificent capital city, Lazio is a densely populated region in the middle of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula. Though this prosperous area is home to Rome, Lazio offers many other cities, lakes, and white-sand coastal areas as beautiful additions to your itinerary. The region's landscapes are as varied as the people who live here. In the north, Lazio is lush and hilly. The southern section features rugged areas tailor-made for adventurous hikers and cyclists. Venture deeper into Lazio's countryside to find more places to visit, like restaurants and museums, as well as remnants of the ancient civilizations that once flourished in this area.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

Bourgogne-Franche-Comte travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Castles

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Catalonia travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Parks · Nightlife
Proud of its distinct culture and heritage, Catalonia is an autonomous region within Spain. The fierce spirit of this region and its inhabitants has shaped the history of Spain and, often, the rest of Europe. Its diverse land is home to the metropolis of Barcelona and numerous smaller urban centers, villages, and resorts, many of which are packed with sightseeing possibilities and tourists all year long. Despite seemingly unstoppable commercialization and urbanization, much of Catalonia has managed to retain the wild, unblemished beauty that drew visitors to Spain in the first place. Its main geographical feature is the mighty Pyrenees range, dominating a landscape of green valleys dotted with sleepy rural communities, ancient monasteries, and working vineyards ideal for day trips.

Sodermanland County travel guide

3.8
Castles · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Södermanland County is a county or län on the southeast coast of Sweden. It is often shortened and pronounced as Sörmlands län, or simply Sörmland. It borders the counties of Östergötland, Örebro, Västmanland, Uppsala, Stockholm and to the Baltic sea. It holds the popular camping route called "Sörmlandsleden" which is a system of trails covering a total of approximately 100 mil of walking paths, in Södermanland.It is an administrative unit, covering most of the province Södermanland. The eastern parts of the Södermanland province, largely corresponding to the Södertörn area, belong to Stockholm County.AdministrationThe main aim of the County Administrative Board is to fulfil the goals set in national politics by the Riksdag and the Government, to coordinate the interests of the county, to promote the development of the county, to establish regional goals and safeguard the due process of law in the handling of each case. The County Administrative Board is a Government Agency headed by a Governor. See List of Södermanland Governors.

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Vastra Gotaland County travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Gardens
The deep history and cultural heritage of Västra Götaland County offers something for everyone. The county is chock full of medieval monuments just waiting to be explored. Lush meadows and deep forests await, and moss-covered trails ensure serenity and peace. Surrounded by lakes and rivers, this coastal area is dotted with harbors and fishing boats. Wander the botanical gardens, or take a trip into the inventive city of Gothenburg, a hub of culture and education.

Buskerud travel guide

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Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings · River Rafting & Tubing
Buskerud is a county in Norway, bordering Akershus, Oslo, Oppland, Sogn og Fjordane, Hordaland, Telemark and Vestfold. The county extends from the Oslofjord and Drammensfjorden in the southeast to Hardangervidda mountain range in the northwest. The county administration is located in Drammen.EtymologyThe county is named after the old manor Buskerud located on the west side of the Drammen River in Åmot, Modum municipality. The first element is the genitive case of ', 'bishop' (referring to the Bishop of Hamar), the last element is ' n 'clearing, farm'. The farm was one of the largest in Buskerud, and the original name of the farm (before it became a benefice) was probably Modum. At the time of the Reformation the farm became property of the Crown at which time the farm then served as the residence of the king's bailiffs until 1668.GeographyBuskerud extends from Hurum at the Oslofjord to the Halling mountains and Hardanger. The county is conventionally divided into traditional districts. These are Hallingdal, Numedal, Ringerike, Lower Buskerud, which was originally part of Vestfold, and Western Vingulmark.

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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.

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.

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.

New York State travel guide

4.5
Observation Decks · Scenic Walking Areas · Monuments
The Empire State
Home to the country's most populous city, the state of New York is a major gateway for immigration into the United States, but also one of the nation's prime holiday destinations. Take a trip down the state's numerous wilderness trails and scenic roads to visit quaint small towns, sandy beaches, historical estates, and artist colonies. Though the majority of visitors head for the big-city restaurants, theaters, and museums, you can venture deeper into the rugged and remote mountain areas to discover a world of picturesque forests, rivers, mountains, and lakes. New York also boasts the nation's largest forest preserve, encompassing much of the northeastern lobe of the state.