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

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

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Medellin, Colombia
— 2 nights
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Auckland, New Zealand
— 3 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 4 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Perth, Australia
— 3 nights
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Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia
— 1 night
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Ryazan, Russia
— 4 nights
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Opole, Poland
— 3 nights
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Brno, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Train to Vienna, Fly to Turin
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 3 nights
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Toulouse, France
— 3 nights
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Nantes, France
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Cologne, Germany
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
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Medellin, Colombia

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Templo Parroquial Jesus Nazareno, look for all kinds of wild species at Parque Arvi, and then identify plant and animal life at Las Tangaras Bird Reserve. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Parroquia Sta Ana Santuario de Maria Auxiliadora .Sabaneta, take an in-depth tour of Museo de Antioquia, and then contemplate the long history of Pueblito Paisa.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Medellin visit planner.

Hong Kong, China to Medellin is an approximately 29-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 13 hours traveling from Hong Kong to Medellin. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Hong Kong in September: high temperatures in Medellin hover around 32°C and lows are around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Auckland.

Things to do in Medellin

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Auckland, New Zealand

— 3 nights

City of Sails

The largest and most populous city in New Zealand, Auckland combines a rich history and thriving contemporary culture in an abundance of museums, art galleries, and performance venues.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Auckland Museum and Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki. Visiting Mount Eden and Muriwai Gannet Colony will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from SkyTower, identify plant and animal life at Butterfly Creek, take an in-depth tour of Museum of Transport and Technology, and examine the collection at New Zealand Maritime Museum.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Auckland trip website.

Fly from Medellin to Auckland in 27 hours. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time, which is usually a 17 hour difference. Traveling from Medellin in September, you will find days in Auckland are much colder (15°C), and nights are slightly colder (15°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Auckland

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Melbourne Museum and National Gallery of Victoria. Appreciate the collections at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia and Immigration Museum. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, stroll through Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail, explore the galleries of Old Treasury Building, and admire the masterpieces at The Johnston Collection.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Melbourne trip planner.

You can fly from Auckland to Melbourne in 7 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Auckland to Melbourne due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Auckland in September, expect nights in Melbourne to be little chillier, around 7°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Cairns, Australia

— 4 nights

The Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Bones and Jones and Mulgrave Settlers Museum. Visiting Scuba & Snorkeling and Opal Reef will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Port Douglas (Horses in Port & Safaris) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's lots more to do: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, look for all kinds of wild species at Green Arrow Walk, and take in nature's colorful creations at Munro Martin Parklands.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Cairns travel route builder site.

Fly from Melbourne to Cairns in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in September, you will find days in Cairns are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are warmer (22°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Perth, Australia

— 3 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 17th (Thu): view the masterpieces at Adam Monk Photography Gallery, then get engrossed in the history at Fremantle Prison, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Art Gallery of Western Australia, get engrossed in the history at The Nostalgia Box Museum, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and finally steep yourself in history at Woodbridge.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Perth road trip tool.

Getting from Cairns to Perth by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Cairns to Perth. Traveling from Cairns in September, things will get little chillier in Perth: highs are around 24°C and lows about 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pulau Perhentian Kecil.

Things to do in Perth

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Pulau Perhentian Kecil, Malaysia

— 1 night

Small Perhentian

The smaller of the two coral-tinged Perhentian Islands, Pulau Perhentian Kecil remains more popular with the younger backpacker crowd due to more affordable living costs.
On the 20th (Sun), kick back and relax at Long Beach, then take a memorable tour with Tours, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Perhentian Island Mosque.

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Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Perth to Pulau Perhentian Kecil. Traveling from Perth in September, expect nights in Pulau Perhentian Kecil to be warmer, around 28°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 37°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Ryazan.

Things to do in Pulau Perhentian Kecil

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches

Ryazan, Russia

— 4 nights
Ryazan is a city and the administrative center of Ryazan Oblast, Russia, located on the Oka River 196km southeast of Moscow. Appreciate the collections at Assumption Cathedral and Kolomna Kremlin. Archangel Cathedral and Nativity of Christ Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ryazan: Kolomna (Pyatnitskiye Vorota, Kalachnaya, &more) and Monument to Cucumber (in Lukhovitsy). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Cathedral Bell Tower, appreciate the history behind Monument to Shurik and Lida, examine the collection at Ryazan Kremlin, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of the Epiphany.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Ryazan trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Ryazan with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Pulau Perhentian Kecil to Ryazan. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Opole.

Things to do in Ryazan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Opole, Poland

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum of Opole Silesia and The Polish Song Museum. Muzeum Wsi Opolskiej and Muzeum Piastow Slaskich will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Opole side-trips: Zamek Moszna (in Zielina), Fabryka Robotow (in Lacznik) and Central Prisoner of War Museum (in Lambinowice).

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Opole trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ryazan to Opole takes 21 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ryazan to Opole. In September in Opole, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to travel to Brno.

Things to do in Opole

Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks

Side Trips

Brno, Czech Republic

— 3 nights

Moravian Manchester

A thousand years old, Brno offers a convenient urban base for exploring the southern section of Moravia, famed for its lush vineyards and natural caves.
Get some historical perspective at Zamek Lednice and Cathedral of St. Peter and St. Paul. Museum-lovers will appreciate Villa Tugendhat and Diocesan Museum Brno. Change things up with these side-trips from Brno: Sirotci hradek (in Klentnice) and Svaty Kopecek v Mikulove (in Mikulov). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Spilberk Castle, admire the striking features of Old Town Hall - Tourist Information Centre, don't miss a visit to Liberty Square, and examine the collection at Brno Technical Museum.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Brno trip maker tool.

Getting from Opole to Brno by car takes about 3.5 hours. September in Brno sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Turin.

Things to do in Brno

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turin, Italy

— 4 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.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Santuario della Consolata. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Museo Egizio and Galleria Sabauda. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, get engrossed in the history at Armeria Reale, make a trip to Piazza San Carlo, and explore the world behind art at Musei Reali.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin trip planner.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Brno to Turin in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Turin when traveling from Brno in October, with lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can drive to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Carcassonne, France

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore La Cooperative-Collection Ceres Franco and Musee des Beaux-Arts. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cité de Carcassonne and Cimetiere De La Conte. There's still lots to do: learn about winemaking at O'Vineyards, examine the collection at Musee de L'Inquisition, explore the activities along Lac de la Cavayere, and pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Nazaire.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Carcassonne day trip planning site.

Getting from Turin to Carcassonne by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. When traveling from Turin in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Carcassonne, with highs around 24°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Toulouse.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Toulouse, France

— 3 nights

La Ville Rose (Pink City)

On the Garonne River, Toulouse is on the site of an ancient Roman settlement, and even today, many of the smaller streets follow their Roman counterparts, while many of the red brick buildings are built in a pseudo-Roman style.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Cite de l'espace and Fondation Bemberg. Get some historical perspective at Basilique Saint-Sernin and Church of Les Jacobins. Change things up with these side-trips from Toulouse: Albi (Musee Toulouse-Lautrec & Cathedrale Sainte-Cecile). There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee des Augustins, contemplate the long history of Place Saint-Georges, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Japonais, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Quai de la Daurade.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Toulouse online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Carcassonne to Toulouse takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Toulouse, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Nantes.

Things to do in Toulouse

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Let the collections at Les Machines de L'ile and Musee d'histoire naturelle de Nantes capture your imagination. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chateau des Ducs de Bretagne and Musee de l'Imprimerie. The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre et Saint-Paul, see the interesting displays at Memorial de l'Abolition de l'Esclavage, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Port, and wander the streets of Village de Trentemoult.

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Traveling by flight from Toulouse to Nantes takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Toulouse in October, you will find days in Nantes are slightly colder (21°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Manchester.

Things to do in Nantes

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Science and Industry Museum and National Football Museum. Popular historic sites such as Conwy Castle and Smallest House in Britain are in your itinerary. Step out of Manchester to go to Conwy and see Plas Mawr, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Manchester Art Gallery, browse the collection at The John Rylands Library, get your game on at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Manchester Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Manchester trip maker app.

You can fly from Nantes to Manchester in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Nantes to Manchester is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Nantes in October, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Manchester: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Cologne, Germany

— 3 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Museum Ludwig and Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Cologne Cathedral and NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne. The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Wallraf-Richartz Museum, see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Shrine of the Three Kings, and contemplate the long history of St Kunibert Basilica.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Cologne trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Manchester to Cologne takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Manchester to Cologne is 1 hour. In October, daily temperatures in Cologne can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Ghent.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites

Ghent, Belgium

— 4 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 some historical perspective at Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei. Gravensteen and Ghent City Center are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Bruges (Groeningemuseum, Belfry of Bruges, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral, identify plant and animal life at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve, enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), and snap pictures at St Michael's Bridge.

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Traveling by car from Cologne to Ghent takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. October in Ghent sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Den Bosch, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Jheronimus Bosch Art Center and Noordbrabants Museum. Visit De Wonderlijke Klim and St. John's Cathedral for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to Kampina (in Boxtel) and Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Het Bossche Broek, get outside with Outdoor Activities, examine the collection at DePetrus, and explore the world behind art at Museum Slager.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Den Bosch trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Den Bosch takes 2 hours. In October, daytime highs in Den Bosch are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antioquia Department travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Aquariums · Historic Sites

Auckland Region travel guide

4.4
Observation Decks · Volcanos · Military Museums
As home to New Zealand's largest urban area, Auckland Region is by far the most populous in the country, despite its modest proportions. Its concentration of settlements makes it a region of culture, history, and cosmopolitan development, boasting a range of museums, buildings of interest, restaurants, and bars, many in the city of Auckland itself. As with all of New Zealand, you don't have to go far from the urban centers to experience wild and varied landscape on your Auckland holiday: from rugged coastal areas to lush native forests, you'll find stunning biodiversity and impressive geological features.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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Opole Province travel guide

4.1
Castles · Zoos · Specialty Museums

South Moravian Region travel guide

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Landmarks · Castles · Sacred & Religious Sites
From the thrill of Brno's racing circuits to the perfect glass of wine in the countryside, the South Moravian Region offers vacationers a dynamic range of options. Located at the crossroads of Europe, South Moravia is famous for its natural beauties, impressive castles, and varied cuisine. Brno is the area's main urban centre and the second-largest city in the Czech Republic. It's a city of long history and rich culture, with diverse architecture, numerous art venues, and historical monuments. For a more peaceful and traditional feel head to some of the area's smaller towns. Outside the urban areas lies a karst landscape dotted with magnificent cave systems, and numerous hills and valleys covered with vineyards that produce some of the best wines in Central Europe.

Piedmont travel guide

4.3
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.

Occitanie travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · 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.

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.

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

4.3
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.

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.

North Brabant Province travel guide

4.2
Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos