60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
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Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Munich, Train to Salzburg
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Salzburg, Austria
— 4 nights
Fly
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Belgrade, Serbia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
— 3 nights
Drive
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Žabljak, Montenegro
— 1 night
Drive
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Pec, Kosovo
— 1 night
Drive
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Sofia, Bulgaria
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bucharest, Romania
— 3 nights
Fly
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Moscow, Russia
— 4 nights
Train
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St. Petersburg, Russia
— 5 nights
Train
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Helsinki, Finland
— 3 nights
Fly
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 3 nights
Drive
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Minsk, Belarus
— 2 nights
Fly
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Vienna, Austria
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 3 nights
Bus to Vienna, Fly to Shannon
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Galway, Ireland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Dublin, Ireland
— 5 nights
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 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: explore the fascinating underground world of Jardin Exotique de Monaco, observe the fascinating underwater world at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chapelle Sainte Devote, and admire the striking features of Prince's Palace.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo day trip planning website.

London, UK to Monte-Carlo is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also fly; or take a train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from London in January; daily highs in Monte-Carlo reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Salzburg.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Fun & Games

Side Trips

Salzburg, Austria

— 4 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Salzburg is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle, tour the pleasant surroundings at Mirabell Palace, don't miss a visit to Salzburger Altstadt, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Salzburg trip planning website.

Traveling by combination of shuttle, flight, and train from Monte-Carlo to Salzburg takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Monte-Carlo in January; daily highs in Salzburg reach 4°C and lows reach -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Belgrade.

Things to do in Salzburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Belgrade, Serbia

— 2 nights
The capital and largest city of Serbia, cosmopolitan Belgrade sits on the confluence of the Sava and the Danube rivers.
On the 27th (Wed), engage your brain at Nikola Tesla Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sava Temple, then wander the streets of Knez Mihailova, then contemplate the long history of Kalemegdan, and finally take a stroll through Skadarlija. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Ada Ciganlija, take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and then take in panoramic vistas at The Millenary Monument.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Belgrade online attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Salzburg to Belgrade takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. January in Belgrade sees daily highs of 5°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel to Sarajevo.

Things to do in Belgrade

Parks · Beaches · Tours · Outdoors

Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Europe

Nearly destroyed by war during the 1990s, the riverside city of Sarajevo now serves as one of the region's major educational, cultural, and commercial hubs.
Step out of Sarajevo with an excursion to Olympic Center Jahorina in Jahorina--about 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour, take in panoramic vistas at Avaz Twist Tower, steep yourself in history at Bascarsija, and admire the masterpieces at Galerija 11/07/95.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Sarajevo road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Belgrade to Sarajevo in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and car. In January, daytime highs in Sarajevo are 5°C, while nighttime lows are -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Žabljak.

Things to do in Sarajevo

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Žabljak, Montenegro

— 1 night
A trip to Zabljak takes you to the north of the country, a mountainous region that's as steeped in great scenery and views as it is in history and culture.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): hit the slopes at Savin Kuk Ski Resort and then contemplate the waterfront views at Black Lake.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Žabljak attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Sarajevo to Žabljak takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pec.

Things to do in Žabljak

Parks · Nature · Winter Sports · Outdoors

Pec, Kosovo

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): take in breathtaking views at Rugova Canyon, then explore the fascinating underground world of Sleeping beauty Cave, and then admire the sheer force of White Drin Waterfall.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Pec trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Žabljak to Pec takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to drive to Sofia.

Things to do in Pec

Nature · Parks

Sofia, Bulgaria

— 2 nights
Spend time in one of Europe's oldest cities, the vibrant Bulgarian capital of Sofia.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Wed): steep yourself in history at Church St. George Rotunda, then admire the striking features of St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Vitosha Boulevard. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Thu): get the lay of the land with Walking tours and then take in the awesome beauty at Vitosha Mountain.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Sofia trip tool.

You can drive from Pec to Sofia in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and flight; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Pec to Sofia, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bucharest.

Things to do in Sofia

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Winter Sports

Bucharest, Romania

— 3 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
Bucharest is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, stroll around Herăstrău Park, admire the masterpieces at The National Museum of Art of Romania, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bucharest trip site.

You can fly from Sofia to Bucharest in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sofia in February: highs in Bucharest hover around 6°C, while lows dip to -3°C. On the 7th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Moscow.

Things to do in Bucharest

Museums · Tours · Shopping · Parks

Moscow, Russia

— 4 nights

Third Rome

Russia's political, economic, and cultural center, Moscow remains the most populous inland city in the world, famed for its colorful history and rich architectural heritage.
Get out of town with these interesting Moscow side-trips: Ski Stadium Zorkiy (in Krasnogorsk) and Muzey tekhniki Vadima Zadorozhnogo (in Arkhangelskoye). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Red Square, admire the masterpieces at Art Gallery of the European and American Countries of the XIX-XX centuries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Basil's Cathedral, and browse the exhibits of Moscow Kremlin.

For ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Moscow trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Bucharest to Moscow by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bucharest to Moscow, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bucharest in February, with highs in Moscow at -2°C and lows at -7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Moscow

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Winter Sports

Side Trips

St. Petersburg, Russia

— 5 nights

Venice of the North

Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
St. Petersburg is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at The State Hermitage Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas, examine the collection at The Kunstkamera, and explore the galleries of Saint Isaac's Cathedral.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read St. Petersburg day trip tool.

You can take a train from Moscow to St. Petersburg in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. February in St. Petersburg sees daily highs of -1°C and lows of -6°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Helsinki.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Helsinki, Finland

— 3 nights

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
Helsinki is known for historic sites, shopping, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Sea Fortress Suomenlinna, admire the masterpieces at Kansallisgalleria, buy something for everyone on your list at Kamppi Shopping Centre, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Uspenskin Cathedral (Uspenskin Katedraali).

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Helsinki visit planning tool.

Traveling by train from St. Petersburg to Helsinki takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from St. Petersburg to Helsinki. February in Helsinki sees daily highs of 0°C and lows of -3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Tallinn.

Things to do in Helsinki

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Tallinn, Estonia

— 4 nights
A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
Tallinn is known for historic sites, museums, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a stroll through Tallinn Old Town, don't miss a visit to Tallinna Raekoja Plats, explore the world behind art at Kumu Art Museum, and steep yourself in history at Toompea Hill.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tallinn vacation planning site.

Getting from Helsinki to Tallinn by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 0°C in February, and nighttime lows around -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Riga.

Things to do in Tallinn

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Riga, Latvia

— 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Riga is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the landmark architecture of Alberta Iela, appreciate the history behind Freedom Monument, and examine the collection at Latvian Ethnographic Open Air Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Riga road trip planning tool.

You can fly from Tallinn to Riga in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 1°C in February, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vilnius.

Things to do in Riga

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Spas

Side Trip

Vilnius, Lithuania

— 3 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
When in Vilnius, make a side trip to see Trakai Island Castle Museum in Trakai, approximately Trakai away. There's much more to do: examine the collection at KGB Museum (Genocido Auku Muziejus), look for gifts at Dominikonu 14 Baltic design Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Gediminas Castle Tower, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Vilnius day trip planner.

Getting from Riga to Vilnius by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In February, daily temperatures in Vilnius can reach 1°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Minsk.

Things to do in Vilnius

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Minsk, Belarus

— 2 nights
As the capital and largest city of Belarus, Minsk represents a cultural center full of churches, libraries, museums, and theatres.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): brush up on your military savvy at Belarusian State Museum of the History of the Great Patriotic War, get outside with Trinity Hill, look for gifts at Expobel Shopping Center, then make a trip to Minsk City Hall, and finally examine the collection at Museum Strana Mini. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Central Botanical Garden of the National Academy of Sciences of Belarus, stroll around Victory Park, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Saints Simon and Helena, then explore the world behind art at The National Art Museum of the Republic of Belarus, and finally see the interesting displays at Money Museum Groshi.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Minsk tour builder site.

You can drive from Vilnius to Minsk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Moscow Standard Time (MSK) is 1 hour. March in Minsk sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of -2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Minsk

Museums · Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites

Vienna, Austria

— 5 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: admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, explore the world behind art at Albertina, browse the exhibits of Haus der Musik Wien, and contemplate the long history of Belvedere Palace.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Vienna day trip planning app.

Fly from Minsk to Vienna in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Minsk to Vienna due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Minsk in March, with highs in Vienna at 12°C and lows at 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bratislava.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

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: step into the grandiose world of Bratislava Castle, get engrossed in the history at Devin Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), and visit Bratislava Old Town.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bratislava trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Vienna to Bratislava in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Bratislava can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel to Galway.

Things to do in Bratislava

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Galway, Ireland

— 4 nights

City of the Tribes

A major hub for visitors exploring Ireland's western regions, Galway serves as a city of art and culture, renowned for its vibrant lifestyle and numerous festivals.
Get out of town with these interesting Galway side-trips: Burren National Park (in Corofin), Aillwee Cave (in Ballyvaughan) and Kilkee Cliff Walk (in Kilkee). Spend the 14th (Sun) among the memorable landscape of The Burren. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Cliffs of Moher, steep yourself in history at Poulnabrone Dolmen, explore the activities along Galway Bay, and Head underground at Doolin Cave.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Galway trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bratislava to Galway in 8 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bratislava to Galway. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Bratislava in March: highs in Galway hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Dublin.

Things to do in Galway

Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Dublin, Ireland

— 5 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Dublin is known for museums, nightlife, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Jameson Distillery Bow St., stroll around St Stephens Green, and contemplate the long history of Saint Patrick's Cathedral.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Dublin trip site.

You can drive from Galway to Dublin in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
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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.

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.

Serbia travel guide

4.3
Historic Sites · Room Escape Games · Churches
A country of wild landscapes and wilder nights, Serbia is renowned for its diversity and hospitality. It's a land of rich history with an abundance of monuments dating back to prehistory, ancient times, and the Middle Ages. Some of the country's most famous attractions are the medieval monasteries, many of which are still active and open to visitors. Major cities like Belgrade, Novi Sad, and Niš, are bustling hubs where you can immerse yourself in the arts, cafe culture, and all-night partying. Take a trip into the countryside crisscrossed with rivers and explore the lush plains, untouched forests, clear lakes, and rugged mountains. Welcoming villages offer an abundance of hospitality, and numerous spa resorts give you the opportunity to relax and rejuvenate in a tranquil atmosphere. Serbian cuisine is very diverse, so whichever region you visit, make sure to try some of the local specialties.

Bosnia and Herzegovina travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Bridges · Historic Sites
Heart-Shaped Land
With the legacy of war still fresh on the streets of Bosnia and Herzegovina, this Balkan gem is often overlooked as a holiday destination. Part of the former Yugoslavia, Bosnia and Herzegovina endured a bloody and destructive war for independence in the 1990s, which ripped apart its capital and other important cities. Since then, Bosnians have moved on, and as the rest of the world does too, tourism in the country is slowly growing. You’ll be welcomed by locals with open arms, eager to share their country and culture with those who include Bosnia and Herzegovina in their itineraries. Sarajevo and Mostar top most visitors' list of places to visit for their rich history and charming streets. Make sure to indulge in some local specialities such as burek.

Montenegro travel guide

4.4
Historic Sites · Bodies of Water · Beaches
Whether you're in the mood to explore unspoiled nature, see historical sights, or soak in the Mediterranean atmosphere of beaches and parties, in Montenegro you can find everything within arm's reach. The Montenegrin coastline offers both large city beaches abundant with amenities, as well as peaceful fishing villages and secluded coves. Fortified old towns, medieval cathedrals, and monasteries are certain to satisfy history enthusiasts. Further inland are some of the nation's larger cities, as well as an abundance of opportunities for an active vacation. Wander off the beaten path, hike the mountains and canyons, and experience the traditional hospitality of villages where time seems to stand still. The national cuisine reflects the diversity of the landscape, including everything from fresh meat and dairy specialties, to a selection of seafood. The size of the country allows you to see a lot even during a short stay.

Kosovo travel guide

3.9
Monuments · History Museums · Churches
A disputed territory in the central Balkans, Kosovo is considered by many nations to be Europe's newest country. The independent state, once part of Serbia, has no shortage of colorful history. Tourism is still a small industry in the country, and visitors will witness the scars of war as recently as 1999, when Serbia revoked the territory's autonomy. Today, Kosovo is mainly ethnically Albanian, with a Serb majority in the north, as well as large numbers of ethnic minorities. Active UN troops still work in the country, guarding Serbian monasteries that date back to the 13th and 14th centuries. Despite this, Kosovo is a safe and stable country to visit to explore off-the-beaten path. The mix of World Heritage Sites, wild countryside, and welcoming hospitality will surely bring visitors in droves as the word gets out.

Bulgaria travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
Eventful history has endowed Bulgaria with a rich cultural, architectural, and artistic heritage, while natural beauty and recreational opportunities make it one of Europe's most desirable holiday destinations. Carpeted by dense forests and fed by mighty rivers, this ancient land once drew invaders from distant corners of Europe. Today, the country's Black Sea coastline and seven rugged mountain ranges top the itineraries of nearly 8 million annual visitors. While its growing cities offer modern shopping, dining, and entertainment opportunities, Bulgaria's countryside remains a history buff's paradise, boasting well-preserved reminders of ancient civilizations that conquered or passed through this land. Begin your Bulgarian adventure in Sofia, one of Europe's oldest capitals, with over 250 historic landmarks.

Romania travel guide

4.3
Castles · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
An image of ancient architecture contrasted against a backdrop of vivdly green landscape represents the country of Romania, which features a diversity of landscape that has been largely undeveloped. With numerous mountain, valley, and lakeside resorts, an abundance of activities await outdoor enthusiasts. The other side of Romanian tourism is its impressive collection of ancient ruins, prehistoric fortresses, and medieval castles. Many of these date back to prehistoric times, the Ottoman Empire, and Austro-Hungarian rule, the influences of which are still apparent in preserved details. Tourism in Romania is not as prevalent as other countries, which this makes the travel experience here feel more authentic and awe-inspiring. Check out this simple but captivating country and discover its natural and historic beauty.

Russia travel guide

4.7
Specialty Museums · Churches · Monuments
Mother Russia
Feared and revered not long ago as the land "behind the Iron Curtain" and before that as "the land of the Tsars," Russia is a land of many contrasts. Spreading over two continents, it is also the largest country in the world and one of the most powerful. Founded by a group of East Slavs in the 10th century, it is home to over 160 different ethnic groups and indigenous peoples. They have all left their mark on the land, but the Slavic and Byzantine traditions hold a special place in Russia's rich historical and cultural legacy. The diverse natural beauty includes vast swathes of plains intersected with thousands of rivers, lakes, and dramatic mountain ranges along the southern borders. Arctic tundra, taiga, mixed forests, steppe, and desert-like areas successively carpet the land from the north to the south. Perfectly preserved ancient towns surrounded by mighty kremlins with colorful onion-domed churches attract tourists just as much as the nation's biggest metropolises, Moscow and Saint Petersburg.

Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Castles
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."

Estonia travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.

Latvia travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.

Lithuania travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.

Belarus travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Monuments · Churches
Explore the idyllic cornflower fields, vast forests, and charming villages of , a country that blends modern progress with its rich history. Tour the financially prosperous and socially progressive capital city, traipse through national parks, and catch sight of the continent's largest mammal, the European bison. Visit ancient castles, and view demonstrations of ceramic making and blacksmithing. Learn how World War II impacted this Eastern European nation by visiting one of the many monuments and memorials that pay homage to those who served. Because of its isolation from the rest of the region, visitors to the country are often approached with curiosity, but warmly greeted by the locals. Known for its rich cultural heritage, the nation hosts a plethora of festivals throughout the year, allowing visitors and locals alike to enjoy the arts.

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.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.