60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe tour planner

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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 4 nights
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine
— 4 nights
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Krakow, Poland
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
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Madrid, Spain

— 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Royal Palace of Madrid, don't miss a visit to Plaza de Oriente, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Madrid trip planner.

Toronto, Canada to Madrid is an approximately 11-hour flight. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Madrid due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in April, with highs in Madrid at 22°C and lows at 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Barcelona, Spain

— 3 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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, and finally take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Las Ramblas, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona attractions planning site.

You can take a train from Madrid to Barcelona in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and don't miss a visit to Cupola di San Pietro.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Rome travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Florence online route planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 13th (Wed), make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Scala Contarini del Bovolo. On the next day, explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, pause for some serene contemplation at Scrovegni Chapel, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Anthony, and finally admire the natural beauty at Orto Botanico di Padova.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip app.

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In April, daytime highs in Venice are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Vienna, Austria

— 4 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, find something for the whole family at Prater, explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and admire the striking features of Hundertwasserhaus.

For other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vienna journey tool.

Getting from Venice to Vienna by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in April, expect little chillier with lows of 6°C in Vienna. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Theme Parks

Bratislava, Slovakia

— 3 nights

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Bratislava is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, explore the historical opulence of Bratislava Castle, steep yourself in history at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and make a trip to Grassalkovich Palota.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Bratislava trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Vienna to Bratislava by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. April in Bratislava sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Athens.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Athens, Greece

— 3 nights

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Ancient Agora of Athens, stop by Plaka, then admire the natural beauty at National Garden, and finally take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, then pause for some photo ops at Erechtheion, then appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Athens trip itinerary website.

Fly from Bratislava to Athens in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Bratislava in April: high temperatures in Athens hover around 24°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kyiv (Kiev).

Things to do in Athens

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine

— 4 nights
The center of East Slavic culture, Kiev boasts centuries of eclectic art, architecture, and history.
Kyiv (Kiev) is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: capture your vacation like a pro with an inspiring photography tour, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Volodymyr's Cathedral, make a trip to Khreshchatyk, and appreciate the history behind Rodina Mat (Motherland).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Kyiv (Kiev) itinerary planner.

Getting from Athens to Kyiv (Kiev) by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Athens in April; daily highs in Kyiv (Kiev) reach 18°C and lows reach 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Kyiv (Kiev)

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Krakow, Poland

— 3 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
When in Krakow, make a side trip to see Panstwowe Muzeum Auschwitz-Birkenau in Oswiecim, approximately Oswiecim away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Wawel Cathedral, browse the exhibits of Wieliczka Salt Mine, get to know the fascinating history of Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square, and pause for some photo ops at Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Krakow trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Kyiv (Kiev) to Krakow takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) to Krakow, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In April in Krakow, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the views from Charles Bridge, take some stellar pictures from Petřín, let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, and take in nature's colorful creations at Wallenstein garden.

To find more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Prague travel planning website.

Fly from Krakow to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Berlin.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods · Parks

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum, take in nature's colorful creations at Großer Tiergarten, and appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Berlin trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Prague to Berlin in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lion Monument, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, stop by Teuscher Chocolates of Switzerland, take a stroll through Old Town, and take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich journey planner.

Fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 21°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Paris, France

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Versailles (The Trianons & The Hamlet, Palace of Versailles, &more). And it doesn't end there: don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of train, bus, and flight from Zurich to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the train to London.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trip

London, United Kingdom

— 4 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.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and take an in-depth tour of Natural History Museum.

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Getting from Paris to London by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In May in London, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), then examine the collection at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, make a trip to Grand Place, then admire the landmark architecture of Hôtel de Ville de Bruxelles, then see the interesting displays at Atomium, and finally steep yourself in history at Serres Royales De Laeken.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Brussels tour itinerary planning website.

Take a train from London to Brussels in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. May in Brussels sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 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.
Take a break from Amsterdam with a short trip to Keukenhof in Lisse, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, pause for some serene contemplation at De Duif, walk around Vondelpark, and take a stroll through The Jordaan.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Amsterdam driving holiday planning site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In May, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 3 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, take a leisurely stroll along Monte Carlo Harbor, and take in nature's colorful creations at Japanese Gardens.

To find photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo online visit planner.

Getting from Amsterdam to Monte-Carlo by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect Monte-Carlo to be a bit warmer, temps between 24°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Specialty Museums
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

Slovakia travel guide

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.

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 · Art Museums · Landmarks
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.

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · 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.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.

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.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.