59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

59 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Rostock, Germany
— 3 nights
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Potsdam, Germany
— 3 nights
Train to Flughafen BER - Terminal 1-2, Fly to Cologne Bonn
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Cologne, Germany
— 4 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Zwolle, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Lille, France
— 4 nights
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Rouen, France
— 5 nights
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Bayeux, France
— 5 nights
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Drive to Calais-Fréthun, Train to Folkestone, Drive to Richmond-upon-Thames
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Richmond-upon-Thames, United Kingdom
— 1 night
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Douglas, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Ravenna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 3 nights
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Perth, Australia
— 2 nights
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Hobart, Australia
— 2 nights
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Cairns, Australia
— 4 nights
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Rostock, Germany

Hanseatic City

Rostock was once one of the primary ports of the powerful Hanseatic League.
Let the collections at Das Kulturhistorische Museum and Heimatmuseum Warnemunde capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Sankt Marien Kirche and Warnemunde Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Ostsee-Strand Von Rerik (in Ostseebad Rerik) and Schwerin Castle (Schweriner Schloss) (in Schwerin). And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sea views from Warnemunde Lighthouse, kick back and relax at Strand Warnemunde, get outside with Ostseebad Warnemunde, and make a trip to Alter Strom.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Rostock trip itinerary planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Rostock is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train, bus, and ferry; or take a bus. September in Rostock sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Potsdam.

Things to do in Rostock

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Potsdam, Germany

Versailles of Germany

Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Visit Sanssouci Palace and Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Schloss Cecilienhof and Memorial and Museum Sachsenhausen. Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse, explore the different monuments and memorials at Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, don't miss a visit to Neues Palais, and admire the natural beauty at Sanssouci Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Potsdam trip planner.

Traveling by car from Rostock to Potsdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Cologne.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Cologne, Germany

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Get a sense of the local culture at Cologne Cathedral and Wallraf-Richartz Museum. Museum-lovers will appreciate Museum Ludwig and Roman-German Museum (Romisch-Germanisches Museum). Venture out of the city with trips to Aachen Cathedral (in Aachen), Eltz Castle (in Wierschem) and Wild- & Erlebnispark Daun (in Daun). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at NS Documentation Centre of the City of Cologne and make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge.

To find photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Cologne online vacation builder.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Potsdam to Cologne in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September in Cologne, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Cologne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
De Wonderlijke Klim and St. John's Cathedral are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Jheronimus Bosch Art Center and Oeteldonks Gemintemuzejum will appeal to museum buffs. Change things up with these side-trips from Den Bosch: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Noordbrabants Museum, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and pause for some serene contemplation at Grote Kerk Den Bosch.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Den Bosch tour planning app.

You can drive from Cologne to Den Bosch in 2.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Den Bosch are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Zwolle.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

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Zwolle, The Netherlands

Zwolle is the capital city and municipality of the province of Overijssel, Netherlands. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork and then explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Basiliek van de Heilige Kruisverheffing, stroll the grounds of Holten Canadian War Cemetery, then stop by Zwolse Balletjes, then examine the collection at Museum de Fundatie, and finally see the interesting displays at Het Vrouwenhuis.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Zwolle route planner.

Getting from Den Bosch to Zwolle by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In September, daily temperatures in Zwolle can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ghent.

Things to do in Zwolle

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Ghent, Belgium

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Ghent City Center. Gravensteen and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Belfry of Bruges, Church of Our Lady Bruges, &more). The adventure continues: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, take in panoramic vistas at Belfry and Cloth Hall (Belfort en Lakenhalle), take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, and look for all kinds of wild species at Bourgoyen-Ossemeersen Nature Reserve.

To plan Ghent vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

You can drive from Zwolle to Ghent in 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lille.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

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Lille, France

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.
You'll explore and learn at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and Musée du Louvre-Lens. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille and Old Stock Exchange. Go for a jaunt from Lille to Arras to see Carriere Wellington about 46 minutes away. There's lots more to do: don't miss a visit to Grande Place, find something for the whole family at Koezio, get to know the resident critters at Lille Zoo, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place aux Oignons.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Lille route planner.

Traveling by car from Ghent to Lille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Rouen.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

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Rouen, France

City of a Hundred Spires

Rouen is situated on the River Seine, about 90 minutes from Paris.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen and Musee Secq des Tournelles. Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen and Ceramics Museum (Musee de la Ceramique). Get out of town with these interesting Rouen side-trips: Caresse de Tigre (in La Mailleraye-sur-Seine) and Honfleur (Greniers a sel de Honfleur, Phare de Honfleur, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Cote Sainte-Catherine, contemplate the long history of Place de l'Aitre de St. Maclou, wander the streets of Rue du Gros-Horloge, and get curious at Musee Maritime Fluvial et Portuaire de Rouen.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rouen day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Lille to Rouen takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in September, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bayeux.

Things to do in Rouen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bayeux, France

Most travelers take a trip to Bayeux to see the famed tapestry depicting the legendary Norman Conquest from the 11th century.
Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux and Musee du Debarquement Utah Beach will appeal to museum buffs. Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Cathedrale Notre-Dame. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bayeux: Chateau Guillaume-le-Conquerant (in Falaise), Eglise Saint-Pierre (in Caen) and Bretteville-sur-Laize Canadian War Cemetery (in Cintheaux). Next up on the itinerary: stroll the grounds of Bayeux War Cemetery, view the masterpieces at Normandie Savoir-Faire, take in the history at Around Europe Battlefields Tours Day Tours, and get engrossed in the history at Airborne Museum.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bayeux trip tool.

You can drive from Rouen to Bayeux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Bayeux are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Richmond-upon-Thames.

Things to do in Bayeux

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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A holiday in Richmond-upon-Thames ensures a chance to enjoy one of Greater London's greenest, fanciest, and most spacious neighborhoods.
On the 3rd (Sat), stroll around Ham Common, stroll around Isabella Plantation, then stroll around Richmond Park, and finally explore the historical opulence of Hampton Court Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Windsor Castle, then look for all kinds of wild species at Old Deer Park, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kew Palace, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Richmond-upon-Thames day trip planner.

You can do a combination of car and train from Bayeux to Richmond-upon-Thames in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bayeux to Richmond-upon-Thames. In October, daytime highs in Richmond-upon-Thames are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Douglas.

Things to do in Richmond-upon-Thames

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Douglas, United Kingdom

The capital and the commercial hub of the island, Douglas represents a traditional seaside resort, booming finance center, and bustling working harbor.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at The Great Laxey Wheel and Mines Trail, then delve into the distant past at Lonan Old Church, and then identify plant and animal life at Curraghs Wildlife Park. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Manx Museum, see the interesting displays at Manx Aviation and Military Museum, then see the interesting displays at House of Manannan, and finally head outdoors with Tynwald Hill.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Douglas trip planning tool.

Fly from Richmond-upon-Thames to Douglas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. October in Douglas sees daily highs of 16°C and lows of 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Birmingham.

Things to do in Douglas

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Birmingham, United Kingdom

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Steelhouse Lane Lock-up, get engrossed in the history at Coffin Works, and then examine the collection at Cadbury World. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery, contemplate the long history of Birmingham Back to Backs, and then get your game on at ImmotionVR.

To find photos, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Birmingham trip planner.

Getting from Douglas to Birmingham by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. October in Birmingham sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Bern.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Bern, Switzerland

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get a sense of the local culture at Klingendes Museum and Schweizerisches . Visit Church of the Holy Ghost and Mosesbrunnen for their historical value. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, see the interesting displays at Kindermuseum Creaviva, learn more about the world around you at Museum of Natural History of Bern, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Cathedral of Bern.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Bern trip planner.

You can fly from Birmingham to Bern in 6 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Birmingham to Bern, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bern when traveling from Birmingham in October, with lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can drive to Ravenna.

Things to do in Bern

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Ravenna, Italy

City of Mosaics

Famous for its wealth of original mosaics, Ravenna is a hub of artistic and cultural heritage.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Archiepiscopal Museum and Domus dei Tappeti di Pietra. Basilica San Vitale and Basilica di Sant'Apollinare Nuovo will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravenna: Museo della Marineria (in Cesenatico), Forli (Musei San Domenico & Indian Army War Cemetery) and International Museum of Ceramics (in Faenza). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Il Villaggio delle Cicogne, pause for some photo ops at Dante's tomb and Quadrarco of Braccioforte, don't miss a visit to Mausoleo di Galla Placidia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Battistero degli Ariani.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ravenna trip site.

You can drive from Bern to Ravenna in 6.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Bern in October, with highs in Ravenna at 22°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bologna.

Things to do in Ravenna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Bologna, Italy

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano and Chiesa di San Giacomo Maggiore are in your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Basilica di San Petronio and Museo per la Memoria di Ustica. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Piazza Maggiore, take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Domenico, and don't miss a visit to Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell.

For maps and tourist information, read our Bologna travel route builder.

Traveling by car from Ravenna to Bologna takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In October, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to travel to Perth.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums

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Perth, Australia

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 20th (Tue): look for all kinds of wild species at Caversham Wildlife Park, pause for some photo ops at The Bell Tower, then contemplate the long history of The Perth Mint, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Kings Park and Botanic Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Elizabeth Quay, have some family-friendly fun at Elizabeth Quay Carousel, then browse the exhibits of Fremantle Prison, and finally admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of Western Australia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Perth trip builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Bologna to Perth takes 26 hours. Traveling from Bologna to Perth, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Bologna in October, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Perth: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Hobart.

Things to do in Perth

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Hobart, Australia

Tasmania's Capital City

Snaking up the side of a rounded, tree-dotted hill, Hobart sits between Tasmania’s sprawling mountains and the vast estuary of the River Derwent.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): get curious at Pooseum, identify plant and animal life at Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum of Old and New Art (Mona). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at May Queen and then get interesting insight from Tours.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Hobart holiday planning tool.

You can fly from Perth to Hobart in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Perth to Hobart due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Perth in October, things will get slightly colder in Hobart: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Hobart

Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

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Cairns, Australia

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.
Let the collections at The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and KickArts Contemporary Arts capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Bones and Jones and Ngarru Gallery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Cairns: Port Douglas (Safaris, Port Douglas Court House Museum, &more) and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures (in Wangetti). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, hike along Esplanade Boardwalk, take in the exciting artwork at Doongal Aboriginal Art Gallery Cairns, and surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker tool.

Getting from Hobart to Cairns by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus, ferry, and train. Traveling from Hobart in October, things will get much warmer in Cairns: highs are around 34°C and lows about 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cairns

Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.

Brandenburg travel guide

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

North Rhine-Westphalia travel guide

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

North Brabant Province travel guide

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Theme Parks · Specialty Museums · Zoos

Overijssel Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Landmarks

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.

Hauts-de-France travel guide

4.2
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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Normandy travel guide

4.6
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Gardens
Discover the Alabaster Coast along the steep Normandy coast with spectacular chalk cliffs, a number of scenic villages, posh seaside holiday resorts, the Channel Islands, and the English Channel. The Channel Islands, although British Crown Dependencies, are considered culturally and historically a part of Normandy. Upper Normandy is predominantly more industrial, while Lower Normandy is predominantly agricultural. The shoreline is famed for the D-Day invasion by Allied troops on June 6, 1944, where you'll find museums and monuments with historical significance to World War II. As you explore the old towns, note the Norman architecture that follows a pattern similar to the English Romanesque architecture following the Norman Conquest of England in 1066. Typical Norman villages have many half-timbered houses in their old towns and historical vessels in their old ports. One of the most popular things to do along the Alabaster Coast is sampling its local products: The region produces hard apple ciders, Calvados apple brandies, and famous Bénédictine liqueur instead of wine due to its abundance of apple orchards.

Greater London travel guide

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Gardens · Parks · Entertainment Centers
Densely populated Greater London bustles with the energy, as more than 8.6 million of its residents go about their daily lives. A trip to Greater London offers chances to not only explore the center of the city, but also the many boroughs that surround it, each boasting its own distinctive character. From extensive museums and iconic historical buildings to a pumping nightlife scene and ever-expanding cafe culture, the diverse capital of the United Kingdom has something to offer any visitor. Getting around during a Greater London holiday is a breeze, with the city's famed underground rail network--affectionately known as "the tube"--providing comprehensive connections throughout the city.

Isle of Man travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Passionately proud of its history and culture, the Isle of Man boasts the world’s oldest continuous parliament and enjoys a semi-autonomous status within the UK. Islanders have little patience for tourism for most of the year, except for the few summer weeks when the island hosts the world-famous Tourist Trophy (TT) motorcycle racing events. During the height of the season, nearly 50,000 bike enthusiasts bring lots of noise and a bit of chaos to the island’s lush valleys and rugged hills. To enjoy unspoiled nature and undisturbed silence, avoid coming to the island during the bike races, or simply escape deeper into the rolling countryside and away from the crowds in town.

West Midlands travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Room Escape Games · Nightlife
Although it lacks access to the sea, West Midlands has no shortage of tourist attractions, including unspoiled natural wonders, modern cities, and sprawling rural areas. The region’s main urban center is Birmingham, the second-largest city in the UK, offering some of the best nightlife and culinary options in this part of the country. Although heavily populated and industrialized, this region abounds in hidden rural corners, where the charms of old England endure right alongside modern cafes, pubs, and shops. Consider venturing beyond the region’s big cities during your holiday to tour the numerous well-preserved stately houses, lush parks and gardens, and quiet villages that dot the countryside.

Canton of Bern travel guide

4.3
Mountains · Waterfalls · Parasailing & Paragliding
The Canton of Bern is home to a diverse landscape of plateaus, breathtaking mountains, waterfalls, and lakes. In the capital city you'll find the Old Town, built in a loop of the river Aare. Its sandstone houses, narrow streets, fountains, and medieval atmosphere have earned it World Heritage Status. Sightseeing stops on your itinerary include the 101 m (331 ft) high platform at the Rose Garden, the bear family at Bear Park, and the Houses of Parliament that often open their doors to tourists. Shop the 6 km (3.7 mi) long covered medieval promenade, the longest shopping arcade in Europe. The boutiques, bars, and cabaret stages, some housed in vaulted cellars, are among Bern's other tourist attractions. Outside of the capital city, hike valleys and foothills, or take on the staggeringly steep mountain cliffs by ski or snowboard.

Emilia-Romagna travel guide

4
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites
Emilia-Romagna is one of Europe's wealthiest and most developed areas, stretching between the Po Valley in the north and the Apennine Mountains in the south. This is a land of diverse people and diverse landscapes. The striking contrast between the mountainous areas and the long Adriatic coastline offers some of Italy's most spectacular views. The region has a rich cultural and artistic heritage, with a vibrant music scene that is quickly gaining international prestige. Emilia-Romagna produces a range of fine wines as well as a variety of culinary delights, including gold-colored egg pastas like tortellini and tagliatelle. Farther from the tourism-driven coastal areas, the region features a tranquil countryside dotted with parks and nature preserves, ideal for those looking to spend some time hiking, horseback riding, or cycling on their holiday.

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.

Tasmania travel guide

4.5
Wildlife Areas · Art Museums · Mountains
Unspoiled beauty and colorful nature are the hallmarks of Tasmania, Australia’s smallest state. This picturesque island boasts some of the country’s most attractive stretches of coastline and a number of distinctive, forested mountain ranges. The state capital, Hobart, serves as an ideal base for exploration of the island’s interior and opulent beaches.

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.