60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Melbourne, Australia
— 2 nights
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Sydney, Australia
— 8 nights
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Baden, Switzerland
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Antwerp, Belgium
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Brussels, Belgium
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Bruges, Belgium
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Paris, France
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London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Museum-lovers will appreciate The British Museum and Victoria and Albert Museum. Get some historical perspective at Westminster Abbey and Churchill War Rooms. You'll find plenty of places to visit near London: East Sussex Falconry (in Herstmonceux) and Coda Falconry (in Waltham Abbey). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, don't miss a visit to Big Ben, learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our London trip planning website.

Liverpool to London is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Popular historic sites such as Edinburgh Castle and Palace of Holyroodhouse are in your itinerary. National Museum of Scotland and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh will appeal to museum buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum (in Glasgow) and Strathblane Falconry (in Strathblane). The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Royal Yacht Britannia, engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, don't miss a visit to The Real Mary King's Close, and admire the masterpieces at Scottish National Gallery.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary planner.

Fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, expect nights in Edinburgh to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are slightly colder, around 20°C. On the 24th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Melbourne.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 2 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.
On the 26th (Sun), examine the collection at Melbourne Museum, contemplate the long history of Old Melbourne Gaol, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Patrick's Cathedral. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some photo ops at Shrine of Remembrance, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, then enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Exhibition Building.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Melbourne road trip site.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Melbourne takes 25.5 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a 10 hour difference. Traveling from Edinburgh in June, things will get a bit cooler in Melbourne: highs are around 16°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Sydney, Australia

— 8 nights

The Harbour City

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Let the collections at Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum and White Rabbit Gallery capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate The Rocks and Justice & Police Museum. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Wentworth Falls Lookout (in Wentworth Falls), Historical Aircraft Restoration Society (in Albion Park Rail) and Valley Heights Locomotive Depot Heritage Museum (in Valley Heights). There's still lots to do: see a show at Sydney Opera House, get up close to creatures of the deep with a dolphin and whale watching tour, examine the collection at Australian National Maritime Museum, and take a stroll through Darling Harbour.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Sydney road trip planning app.

Fly from Melbourne to Sydney in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, Sydney is a bit warmer than Melbourne - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Baden.

Things to do in Sydney

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Baden, Switzerland

— 1 night
Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Hallwyl Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Lenzburg, and then step into the grandiose world of Ruine Stein.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Baden trip app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sydney to Baden. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Baden is minus 9 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Sydney in July; daily highs in Baden reach 30°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Baden

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich) and Augusto Giacometti Entrance Hall will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Museum Rietberg. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, get engrossed in the history at Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Baden to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. In July, daytime highs in Zurich are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can fly to Nice.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

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.
Visit Vieille Ville and La cité médiévale for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Musee Picasso. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, and steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Nice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in July, Nice is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 2 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.
On the 16th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, then contemplate the long history of Paul Cezanne’s Studio, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee Granet. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence, then stop by Cours Mirabeau, and finally make a trip to Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Marseille day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Nice to Marseille takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Marseille, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Van Gogh Museum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). Museum-lovers will get to explore Rijksmuseum and Willet-Holthuysen Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amsterdam: Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). There's still lots to do: admire all the interesting features of Anne Frank House, wander the streets of The Jordaan, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, and admire the masterpieces at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planning app.

Getting from Marseille to Amsterdam by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Marseille in July; daily highs in Amsterdam reach 26°C and lows reach 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Do some cultural sightseeing at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Madurodam. Let the collections at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace) capture your imagination. You'll find plenty of places to visit near The Hague: World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk), Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen (in Rotterdam) and Regte Heide & Riels Laag (in Riel). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Van Kleef & Zoon, admire all the interesting features of Panorama Mesdag, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our The Hague day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to The Hague takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in The Hague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train to Antwerp.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 4 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Appreciate the collections at Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and Museum Plantin-Moretus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beguinage and Saint Paul's Church. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Grote Netewoud - Meerhout (in Meerhout), Molsbroek (in Lokeren) and Kinderboerderij Mikerf (in Brasschaat). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Carolus Borromeus Church, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planner.

Traveling by train from The Hague to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Grand Place and Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon will appeal to history buffs. Appreciate the collections at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium and Horta Museum (Musee Horta). Change things up with a short trip to De Teut in Zonhoven (about 1h 15 min away). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Van Buuren Museum, don't miss a visit to Atomium, and admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Brussels planning app.

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral. Get out of town with these interesting Bruges side-trips: Ghent (Gravensteen, Ghent City Center, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady Bruges, and take an in-depth tour of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Bruges are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Visit Eiffel Tower and Montmartre for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Arc de Triomphe. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: The Trianons & The Hamlet (in Versailles), Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the landmark architecture of Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Bruges in August, you will find days in Paris are a bit warmer (29°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.

New South Wales travel guide

4.3
Beaches · Theaters · Gardens
New South Wales boasts stunning snow-capped mountains, sandy beaches, and prosperous cities, including its capital, Sydney. Interior forests and highlands contrast with the coastal plains and oceanside landscape. Foodies on holiday in New South Wales can revel in the country's economic heartland, where vineyards flourish and farmer's markets bring an abundance of local produce to the table. Base yourself in Sydney, a glamorous spot from which to explore, and then head to the beaches to swim and surf.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Historic Sites
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

South Holland Province travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

Belgium travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

West Flanders Province travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
West Flanders province contains Belgium's entire North Sea coastline, a major tourist destination in this part of Europe. In addition to a string of commercialized beaches, the province boasts several medieval cities soaked in history and rich in architectural heritage. Bruges, the provincial capital, serves as one of the country's major hubs of commerce, education, culture, and entertainment. Away from its heavily urbanized areas, West Flanders features a largely flat countryside crisscrossed by well-maintained roads and cycling paths. The province draws a growing number of foreign visitors with its lesser-known towns like Veurne and Ostend, which boast photogenic public squares, traditional breweries, and spired cathedrals.