59 days in South America, Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

59 days in South America, Europe, Asia & South Pacific Itinerary

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Montevideo, Uruguay
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Berlin, Germany
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Zagreb, Croatia
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Athens, Greece
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Tokyo, Japan
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Bangkok, Thailand
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Denpasar, Indonesia
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Melbourne, Australia
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Sydney, Australia
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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Montevideo, Uruguay — 2 nights

With a rich cultural scene and plenty of developed beaches, Montevideo vacations appeal to a growing number of visitors from around the world.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Wed): sample some tasty brews at The Wine Experience, admire the masterpieces at Palacio Taranco, and then take a stroll through Ciudad Vieja. On the next day, make a trip to Plaza Independencia, admire the striking features of Palacio Salvo, and then wander the streets of Pocitos.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Montevideo tour itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from Uruguay, the closest major aiports are Carrasco International /General C L Berisso Airport, Capitan Corbeta CA Curbelo International Airport and Laguna de Los Patos International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Montevideo can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Lisbon.
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Wineries · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries · Neighborhoods

Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Take a break from Lisbon with a short trip to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra, about 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and admire the masterpieces at Museu Nacional do Azulejo.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Montevideo to Lisbon takes 17.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Uruguay Standard Time (UYT) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is 3 hours. When traveling from Montevideo in February, plan for cooler days in Lisbon, with highs around 18°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums
Side Trip

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Barcelona is known for sightseeing, parks, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, stroll around Parc Guell, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Barcelona vacation website.

Getting from Lisbon to Barcelona by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Barcelona. In February, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Fun & Games

Rome, Italy — 4 nights

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, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, admire the striking features of Pantheon, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, daytime highs in Rome are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Side Trip

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens.

To find out how to plan a trip to Florence, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In February, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 18th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich). Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Rietberg.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Zurich day trip planning site.

Getting from Florence to Zurich by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in February, things will get little chillier in Zurich: highs are around 7°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Museums · Parks · Nature · Shopping

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 4 nights

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Anne Frank House, explore the engaging exhibits at NEMO Science Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam day trip planner.

Fly from Zurich to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. February in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can catch the flight to London.
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Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Childrens Museums

London, United Kingdom — 4 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at National Gallery, enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and walk around Hyde Park.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our London trip builder app.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to London is minus 1 hour. In February, plan for daily highs up to 9°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can fly to Edinburgh.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Parks

Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 4 nights

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, steep yourself in history at The Real Mary King's Close, and take some stellar pictures from Calton Hill.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edinburgh trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from London to Edinburgh in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in February, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can fly to Berlin.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Berlin, Germany — 3 nights

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 sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, examine the collection at Topography of Terror, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berlin driving holiday planning site.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Zagreb.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Zagreb, Croatia — 1 night

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): take in the local highlights with Walking tours and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Zagreb online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Zagreb takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In March, daily temperatures in Zagreb can reach 16°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Tours · Fun & Games

Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Athens is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens, admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum, take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and wander the streets of Monastiraki.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker site.

Getting from Zagreb to Athens by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Zagreb to Athens, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Zagreb in March, with highs in Athens at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Tokyo.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Tokyo, Japan — 2 nights

Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Edo-Tokyo Museum, then browse the exhibits of Tokyo National Museum, and then get your game on at Owl Cafe Akiba Fukurou. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Meiji Jingu Shrine, then ponder the world of politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and then admire the striking features of Tokyo Tower.

For more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Tokyo trip app.

Traveling by flight from Athens to Tokyo takes 18.5 hours. Traveling from Athens to Tokyo, you'll lose 7 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Athens in March; daily highs in Tokyo reach 17°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bangkok.
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Museums · Fun & Games

Bangkok, Thailand — 3 nights

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Bangkok is known for historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at The Grand Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Temple Of Dawn (Wat Arun), observe the fascinating underwater world at SEA LIFE Bangkok Ocean World, and shop like a local with Chatuchak Weekend Market.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok trip planner.

You can fly from Tokyo to Bangkok in 9.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Indochina Time (ICT) is minus 2 hours. In March, Bangkok is much hotter than Tokyo - with highs of 40°C and lows of 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Denpasar.
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Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Denpasar, Indonesia — 2 nights

A trip to Denpasar takes visitors to the capital of Bali and the gateway to the island.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tanah Lot Temple, discover the deep blue sea with Bali Scuba, and then relax and rejuvenate at Chantara Wellness & Spa.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Denpasar trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Denpasar takes 8 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Bangkok to Denpasar is 1 hour. Traveling from Bangkok in March, expect nights in Denpasar to be about the same, around 29°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 36°C. On the 18th (Sat), you're off to Melbourne.
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Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours · Spas
Side Trip

Melbourne, Australia — 4 nights

The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Melbourne: Wine Compass (in Mt Martha) and WaterMaarq (in Sorrento). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Gardens, admire the masterpieces at National Gallery of Victoria, make a trip to Block Arcade, and appreciate the history behind Shrine of Remembrance.

To find ratings and other tourist information, refer to the Melbourne sightseeing app.

Fly from Denpasar to Melbourne in 9 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Denpasar to Melbourne is 2 hours. When traveling from Denpasar in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Melbourne, with highs around 30°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Sydney.
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Parks · Museums · Tours · Zoos & Aquariums
Side Trips

Sydney, Australia — 5 nights

Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Sydney is known for nightlife, sightseeing, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, take in the views from Sydney Harbour Bridge, wander the streets of Darling Harbour, and trek along Bondi to Coogee Walk.

To see other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Sydney day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Melbourne to Sydney takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Melbourne in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Sydney. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Queenstown.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Queenstown, New Zealand — 4 nights

Sheltered in an inlet of Lake Wakatipu, the resort town of Queenstown enjoys a strong reputation for its adventuring and skiing opportunities.
Change things up with these side-trips from Queenstown: Te Anau (The Chasm Walk & Milford Sound). On the 30th (Thu), hike the day away at Hollyford Track. There's much more to do: explore the activities along Lake Wakatipu, do a tasting at Peregrine Wines, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Queenstown holiday planner.

You can fly from Sydney to Queenstown in 6 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Queenstown is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails
Side Trips

Uruguay travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Scenic Walking Areas · Art Museums
Switzerland of South America
One of the smallest countries in South America, tourist-friendly Uruguay is often called the "Switzerland of South America" because of its consistent economic development and progressive society. Open-minded Montevideo serves as the starting point of most Uruguay vacations, offering visitors an eclectic cultural scene and a chance to discover some of South America's major architectural treasures. Away from the cosmopolitan capital city, vacations in Uruguay involve exploring wildlife-rich areas along the Atlantic and touring the rustic interior on horseback, gaucho style. In this sports-loving country, the highlight of your Uruguay trip might just be a soccer match between Penarol and Nacional, the country's two major clubs.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Architectural Buildings · Landmarks
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.
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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.
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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.
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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Germany is the home of high culture, fine art, classical music, world-class sports, award-winning cuisine--and some of the world's best beers. It's also one of the major economic and political powers of the European continent. One of the founding members of the European Union, Germany is a federation of 16 states. Each boasts its own distinct culture, art, cuisine, regional traditions, and array of things to do. The country is known worldwide for its precision engineering and high-tech products. Equally, though, Germany is admired for its old-world charm and what is locally known as gemutlichkeit (coziness). This is one of the easiest countries in the world to explore, offering an abundance of sightseeing opportunities. German transportation runs with German efficiency. Therefore, getting around the various regions is almost always easy, quick, and pleasant. Visit the cities to explore museums, art galleries, modern restaurants, and trendy shops. Also be sure to venture deeper into the countryside. Here, you can discover ancient castles and bustling little villages. Often in these off-the-beaten-path areas, the main tourist attraction remains the simple hospitality of the friendly locals.
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Croatia travel guide

4.5
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Greece travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Few places manage to capture the world's imagination quite like Greece, a land of sun-kissed coastlines, tranquil whitewashed villages, lively seaside towns, and well-preserved ancient sites. One of the world's top tourist destinations since ancient times, the country draws nearly 20 million visitors each year. Athens, the birthplace of Western civilization, continues to attract the biggest crowds and serves as a base for exploring the country and its 227 inhabited islands. Away from its cities, Greece features a picturesque countryside of olive groves, vineyards, and tiny settlements nestled against rolling hills and rugged mountain ranges. Explore the old mainland on foot and discover the islands on a guided boat or ferry tour.
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Japan travel guide

4.3
Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Historic Sites
Land of the Rising Sun
Part of a volcanic archipelago that encompasses over 6,800 islands, Japan remains one of Asia's most fascinating tourist destinations, where a blend of modernity and tradition creates a look and feel completely different from any other place in the world. A tour of Japan lets you discover big cities filled with ancient temples and innovative skyscrapers, as well as quiet country landscapes dotted with castles, perfectly manicured gardens, cherry orchards, and primeval forests seemingly untouched by the hand of mass tourism. Many tourists on vacation in Japan devote lots of time to the country's unique cuisine, prepared with painstaking attention to detail and a genius for simple yet effective presentation.
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Thailand travel guide

3.8
Sacred & Religious Sites · Beaches · Gift & Specialty Shops
Land of Smiles
Offering a rich culinary heritage, sun-kissed beaches, exotic culture, tropical climate, and stunning landscapes, a Thailand vacation remains one of the world's greatest magnets for curious travelers. In between the busy and crowded cities, the Asian nation features a quiet countryside: a blend of lush rice paddies, flourishing tropical forests, and tiny villages living according to an age-old agricultural clock that continues to play a major role in the locals' lifestyle. A tour of Thailand reveals a deep devotion to Buddhism, exemplified by eye-catching temples lavishly decorated with golden Buddha statues, simple shrines, and lively religious festivals celebrated throughout the country.
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Indonesia travel guide

4.2
Spas · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Emerald of the Equator
Boasting over 18,000 islands, Indonesia represents the world's largest archipelago, serving as home to about 250 million people. A kaleidoscope of cultures, the country encompasses some 300 ethnic groups and nearly 750 different languages and dialects--an astounding cultural diversity that makes an Indonesia holiday especially rewarding. Begin your Indonesia tour by discovering the country's big cities, huge melting pots bursting with energy and soaked in centuries of dramatic history. From there, head farther afield: the nation's varied landscapes of volcanoes, white-sand beaches, and sprawling tropical forests draw adrenaline junkies seeking an exotic land offering perhaps the world's last truly great outdoor adventures.
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Australia travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Wildlife Areas · Gardens
Australia is a country of breathtaking beauty and unforgettable adventure. From coast to coast you’ll find ancient rainforests, towering cities, stunning outback landscapes and white sand beaches. It’s not only the scenery that varies here, but also the lifestyle. Lay back and relax within a coastal paradise, explore the bustling laneways of a lively metropolis, or feed your sense of adventure in the most remote and remarkable pockets of the country. Whether you’re connecting with Aboriginal culture, tasting seafood straight from the ocean, or diving with gentle whale sharks, you’ll discover why there’s nothing like Australia.
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New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Landmarks · Hiking Trails
Land of the Long White Cloud
Far-flung New Zealand has become known for its astounding topography, singular biodiversity, varied climate, and for marrying native Maori and post-colonial European cultures on its two main islands and the multitude of smaller landmasses dotted around them. Free-spirited New Zealanders cultivate a love of sports, sustainability, and the outdoors. Far from other landmasses, the islands existed for millions of years before being inhabited by humans, so an abundance of species have come to thrive in the thick, wild rainforest, vast and rugged backland, and extensive surrounding marine areas. While much of New Zealand tourism centers around adventures through this spectacular scenery, take time to explore the nation's rich cultural heritage as well. The traditions and history of the Maoris, and the industry and internationalism of the descendents of the first European settlers endure in fascinating attractions, ranging from museums, to farms, to places of worship.
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