60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

60 days in Europe & South Pacific Itinerary

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Drive to King Shaka International Airport, Fly to Zürich Airport, Drive to Poschiavo
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Poschiavo, Switzerland
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Rapperswil, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Wildegg, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Baden-Baden, Germany
— 3 nights
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Ghent, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Saint-Malo, France
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Fly to London Stansted, Train to Liverpool Street station, Train to Bath
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Bath, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
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Pamplona, Spain
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Zaragoza, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
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Marseille, France
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Nice, France
— 6 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 5 nights
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Cairns, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Fly to King Shaka International Airport, Drive to Pietermaritzburg

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Poschiavo, Switzerland

— 1 night
Poschiavo is a municipality in the Bernina Region in the canton of Graubünden in Switzerland.HistoryPoschiavo is first mentioned in 824 as in Postclave though this comes from a later copy of the original document.. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Bernina Pass, examine the collection at Casa Tome, and then take an in-depth tour of Museo Poschiavino.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Poschiavo trip itinerary maker.

Pietermaritzburg, South Africa to Poschiavo is an approximately 21.5-hour combination of car and flight. Traveling from Pietermaritzburg to Poschiavo, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Rapperswil.

Things to do in Poschiavo

Museums · Nature · Parks

Rapperswil, Switzerland

— 1 night
Rapperswil is a former municipality and since January 2007 part of the municipality of Rapperswil-Jona in the Wahlkreis (constituency) of See-Gaster in the canton of St. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): contemplate the long history of Wooden Bridge from Rapperswil to Hurden, examine the collection at Elsener Messerschmied AG, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rapperswil, then see the interesting displays at The Polish Museum, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kloster Einsiedeln.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rapperswil trip planner.

Traveling by car from Poschiavo to Rapperswil takes 3 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Rapperswil can reach 10°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Wildegg.

Things to do in Rapperswil

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Wildegg, Switzerland

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Wildegg Castle, take a peaceful walk through Linner Linde, see the interesting displays at Schloss Habsburg, then contemplate the long history of Muri Abbey, and finally delve into the distant past at Amphitheater von Vindonissa.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Wildegg tour itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Rapperswil to Wildegg takes an hour. In November in Wildegg, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Baden-Baden.

Things to do in Wildegg

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Baden-Baden, Germany

— 3 nights

Belle Époque Europe's Summer Capital

Scenically located at the edge of the Black Forest, Baden-Baden offers scenery, culture, and relaxation in addition to a vibrant nightlife and dining scene, specializing in traditional German dishes.
Hohenbaden Old Castle and Alt Eberstein Castle will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museum Frieder Burda and Faberge Museum. There's much more to do: hike along Panoramaweg, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, try your luck at Casino Baden-Baden Spielbank, and see the interesting displays at Stadtmuseum Baden-Baden.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Baden-Baden trip planner.

Traveling by car from Wildegg to Baden-Baden takes 2.5 hours. In November in Baden-Baden, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 4°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Baden-Baden

Parks · Museums · Spas · Nature

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Groeningemuseum and Belfry of Bruges. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (The Markt, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Gravensteen, don't miss a visit to Ghent City Center, take in the views from St Michael's Bridge, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Bavo's Cathedral.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Ghent trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Baden-Baden to Ghent in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In November, daily temperatures in Ghent can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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 Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay. When in Paris, make a side trip to see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups in Chatenay-Malabry, approximately Chatenay-Malabry away. Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Montmartre, explore the galleries of Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can take a train from Ghent to Paris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 12°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Saint-Malo.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

Saint-Malo, France

— 2 nights
Once the feared base of pirates and heavily fortified against Norman attacks, today's coastal Saint-Malo is one of the top tourist draws.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Grand Aquarium, kick back and relax at Plage du Sillon, then make a trip to Les Remparts de Saint-Malo, then head off the coast to Le Grand Be, and finally expand your understanding of the military at Fort National. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint-Malo Cathedral, then look for all kinds of wild species at Mont Saint-Michel Bay, then get outside with Avel Char, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Pointe du Grouin.

For where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Saint-Malo holiday maker tool.

Traveling by train from Paris to Saint-Malo takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Bath.

Things to do in Saint-Malo

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bath, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Queen of English Cities

A World Heritage Site, Bath has been one of Europe’s most popular spa destinations since the Roman era.
You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and Holburne Museum. American Museum & Gardens and The Jane Austen Centre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bath Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Manvers Street Baptist Church, examine the collection at No 1 Royal Crescent, Bath, and explore the world behind art at Museum of East Asian Art.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bath day trip site.

Do a combination of flight and train from Saint-Malo to Bath in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Saint-Malo to Bath is minus 1 hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bath

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Let the collections at CAPC Musee d'Art Contemporain and La Cite du Vin capture your imagination. Visit St. Andre Cathedral and Place de la Bourse for their historical value. Venture out of the city with trips to La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer) and Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Tour Pey-Berland, don't miss a visit to Fountain of Three Graces, look for gifts at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, and look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bordeaux tour itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bath to Bordeaux in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bath to Bordeaux, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In November, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamplona.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Pamplona, Spain

— 1 night
Pamplona or Iruña is the historical capital city of Navarre, in Spain, and of the former Kingdom of Navarre.The city is famous worldwide for the running of the bulls during the San Fermín festival, which is held annually from July 6 to 14. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): learn about all things military at Fortress and Walls of Pamplona, don't miss a visit to Plaza del Castillo, get a sense of history and politics at Ayuntamiento de Pamplona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Catedral de Pamplona, and finally contemplate the long history of Plaza de Toros de Pamplona.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Pamplona online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Pamplona takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In November in Pamplona, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zaragoza.

Things to do in Pamplona

Historic Sites · Museums

Zaragoza, Spain

— 3 nights

City of Four Cultures

The city of Zaragoza is known as the City of Four Cultures for its interwoven history of Iberian, Roman, Moorish, and Christian influences.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica de Nuestra Senora del Pilar and Palacio de la Aljaferia. Get a sense of the local culture at Monasterio de Piedra and Caesaraugusta Theater Museum. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Emoz, admire the striking features of Antigua Capitania General Militar, make a trip to Plaza del Pilar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Catedral del Salvador de Zaragoza.

Start your trip to Zaragoza by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Pamplona to Zaragoza in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Zaragoza are 18°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Barcelona.

Things to do in Zaragoza

Historic Sites · Museums

Barcelona, Spain

— 5 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and El Barri Gòtic. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Las Ramblas and Barcelona Cathedral. Explore Barcelona's surroundings by going to Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols) and Fundacio Mona, Centre de Recuperacio de Primats (in Riudellots de la Selva). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, step into the grandiose world of Montjuic Castle, and browse the fresh offerings at La Boqueria.

To find maps and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by train from Zaragoza to Barcelona takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 4 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.
Appreciate the collections at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Visiting Calanques and Parc National des Calanques will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere de la Treille, and examine the collection at Pavillon M.

Before you visit Marseille, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Barcelona to Marseille by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. December in Marseille sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Nice, France

— 6 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée Marc Chagall. Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, don't miss a visit to Place Massena, explore the world behind art at Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice, and see the interesting displays at Musee Matisse.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Nice online holiday planner.

Drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In December, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 5 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Escape the urban bustle at Olympic Golf Club and Ursus - Rope Park. Museum-lovers will appreciate Zamek Krolewski w Warszawie - Muzeum and Lazienki Krolewskie w Warszawie. The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town, examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum, learn about all things military at Museum of King Jan III's Palace at Wilanow, and enjoy some diversion at Horror House - Interactive Fear Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Nice to Warsaw takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Nice in December; daily highs in Warsaw reach 5°C and lows reach 0°C. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cairns.

Things to do in Warsaw

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Cairns, Australia

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as St Monica's Cathedral and McLeod Street Pioneer Cemetery are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will get to explore The Australian Armour & Artillery Museum and Samurai Gallery Australia. Step out of Cairns to go to Gordonvale and see Mulgrave Settlers Museum, which is approximately 34 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, stroll through Esplanade Boardwalk, explore the galleries of Underart Gallery, and hike along Wrights Lookout.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Cairns trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Warsaw to Cairns takes 24 hours. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) is 9 hours. Traveling from Warsaw in December, expect Cairns to be warmer, temps between 36°C and 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Cairns

Museums · Outdoors · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Melbourne, Australia

— 3 nights

Australia's Garden City

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Appreciate the collections at Melbourne Museum and Australian Sports Museum. Take a break from the city and head to The Great Ocean Road and Trin Warren Tam-boore. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Sovereign Hill in Ballarat--about 1h 40 min away. The adventure continues: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, steep yourself in history at Old Melbourne Gaol, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Patrick's Cathedral, and explore the world behind art at Museum of Chinese Australian History.

For ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Melbourne sightseeing website.

Fly from Cairns to Melbourne in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairns in December; daily highs in Melbourne reach 30°C and lows reach 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Scenic Drive

Side Trips

Canton of Graubunden travel guide

4.3
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Ski Areas
Below perfectly blue skies lies the largest canton of Switzerland, Graubünden. This diverse region is the only officially trilingual canton, and the only one where Romansh has official status alongside Italian and German. Graubünden boasts three World Heritage Sites: the Benedictine Convent of Saint John, the Swiss Tectonic Arena Sardona, and the Rhaetian Railway. In addition to the high density of medieval castles, ruins, and Romanesque-painted ceilings, you'll find natural attractions like extensive glaciers and soaring elevations, where visitors enjoy skiing, snowboarding, and recuperating at one of the many spas. Additonal attractions include horse-drawn sleigh rides, hot-air balloon trips, cross-country skiing, telemark skiing, snow golf, and a tour down the Olympic bobsled run. Cozy up with a traditional beef delicacy, plate of dumplings, or nut and honey pie at one of the elegant hotels.

Canton of St. Gallen travel guide

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

Canton of Aargau travel guide

4.1
Spas · Room Escape Games · Castles
Relaxation and tranquillity await you at the Canton of Aargau, best known for its hot sulphur and saline springs. The pile-dwellings of Beinwil am See and Seengen, both World Heritage Sites, evidence prehistoric settlements of the Neolithic and Bronze Age, while the villages of Endingen and Lengnau served as the country's Jewish ghetto in the 17th century. The region's heavily wooded plateau interlaced with rivers features plenty of ruined castles, fortresses, and old museums to peak your interest. Tour through local vineyards by foot or bike, or wash your worries away at the famed thermal spas.

Baden-Wurttemberg travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Castles
Baden-Wurttemberg is one of Germany's most popular vacation destinations. After all, who wouldn't be entranced by pristine natural habitats, rich culture, a multitude of mineral spas, and plenty of sunshine all year long? Most of this region is covered by the famed Black Forest. This spot's rugged peaks, glittering lakes, and well-maintained trails draw hikers, cyclists, and swimmers from around the globe. Located in the southern section of the country, Baden-Wurttemberg shares many of its traditions with its German-speaking neighbors in France, Switzerland, and Austria. Far more bucolic than the central and northern parts of the country, the area nevertheless offers a wealth of urban pleasures and tourist attractions. It features several large cities, most notably Stuttgart, the home of Mercedes-Benz and Porsche. Be sure to include Baden-Baden on your itinerary as well, as its spas have been soothing weary travelers since Roman times.

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.

Ile-de-France travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

Brittany travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Historic Walking Areas · Specialty Museums
Known for its large number of megaliths, which simply means "big rocks," Brittany is famous for its 2,860 km (1,780 mi) of coastline and for its prehistoric menhirs (standing stones) and dolmens (stone tables)--sites that were used for burials and worship. You can see a large variety of seabirds while sightseeing along the ocean, as the region is home to colonies of cormorants, gulls, razorbills, northern gannets, common murres, and Atlantic puffins. The waters of Brittany attract marine animals, including basking sharks, grey seals, leatherback turtles, dolphins, porpoises, jellyfish, crabs, and lobsters. Brittany is widely known for the Breton horse, a local breed of draft horse, and for the Brittany gun dog. The region also has its own breeds of cattle that you can witness at area farms and open-air museums, some of which are on the brink of extinction: the Bretonne pie noir, the Froment du Léon, the Armoricann, and the Nantaise. The region has plenty of places to visit, namely a huge quantity of medieval buildings, including numerous Romanesque and Gothic churches, castles, and the iconic half-timbered houses visible in many villages, towns, and cities.

Somerset travel guide

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History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Spas
Jewel of the Southwest
Many people refer to modern Somerset as the "Jewel of the Southwest," but the ancient Welsh Celts often described it as the "Land of the Summer People." Authentic and cozy country pubs are scattered throughout this county, which is known for its rolling rural landscapes. Somerset’s major business is sheep and cattle farming, so make sure your trip includes a sample of its most notable product, the world-famous Cheddar cheese. Extend your gastronomical itinerary by tasting Somerset's well-known strong ciders, brewed using traditional methods. With its landscapes of meadows, hills, and hedgerows, Somerset is a picture-perfect representative of a simpler world, where you can enjoy a holiday far from the bustle of the big cities and overcrowded tourist attractions.

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Navarra travel guide

4.2
Castles · Room Escape Games · Landmarks
Today known predominately for its internationally acclaimed wine production, Navarra is also home to the famous running of the bulls in Pamplona. Less well known is its portion of the St. James’ Way, in the southwest, along which monasteries, chapels, and quaint villages welcome travelers on this pilgrimage walk. Bordered to the north by the Pyrenees mountain range, Navarra boasts an attractive combination of forested peaks and lush valleys ideal for outdoor activity. As the capital city, Pamplona is the region’s cultural hub.

Aragon travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Monuments
The heart of what was once a sprawling medieval kingdom, Aragón is relatively sparsely populated despite its large size. The region’s main attraction is the diverse terrain, from glaciers and arid steppe plains to rich pastures and thriving orchards. Home to numerous rivers, Aragón notably features the Ebro, the country’s largest river by volume, running west-east across the entire region and offering some of the best locations for a canyoneering holiday in Europe. The area is famous for offering some of the country’s finest wines and gourmet dishes peculiar to this part of the world, including various crab pastes and steamed fish delicacies.

Catalonia travel guide

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

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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

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

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

Mazovia Province travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Military Museums · Gardens
Mazovia Province forms the east-central part of Poland, with the main cities of Warsaw, Plock, Siedlce, and Ostroleka. The province's name comes from the historical region Mazovia, which maintained similar borders as the present-day province. The area is home to plentiful green spaces such as forests, national parks, and deep valleys. Several rivers, including the Vistula, Bug, and Bzura, cut through the province, providing picturesque backdrops to riverside towns. The small town of Grojec gives the province a big name as an important fruit-growing area. The distinctive apples here feed the entire country.

Queensland travel guide

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Scuba & Snorkeling · Beaches · Wildlife Areas
Located in the northeast of Australia, Queensland boasts a rich history, efficient cities, picturesque coastline, and lush interior rainforest. Tourism in Queensland tends to revolve around the Sunshine State's countless beaches and coastal enclaves, which engender a laid-back, easygoing way of life. Named after Queen Victoria, the state was first settled by Europeans in the 17th century, but the area is believed to have served as home to the country's Aboriginal population as far back as 60,000 years.

Victoria travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Gardens · Landmarks
The smallest state on mainland Australia, Victoria nevertheless boasts a richly attractive interior and an exotic, bay-strewn coastline that compensates for its relatively diminutive size. With snow-topped alpine areas and coastal paradises running into dry, semi-arid plains in the west and northwest, Victoria has something of a split personality in relation to its geography. Around 70 percent of Victoria’s population live in the capital of the state, Melbourne.