60 days in Europe Itinerary

60 days in Europe Itinerary

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Athens, Greece
— 3 nights
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Milos, Greece
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 4 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Taxi to Oia
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Oia, Greece
— 2 nights
Taxi to Santorini, Ferry to Ios
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Ios, Greece
— 7 nights
Ferry to Santorini, Fly to Split
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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Ibiza Town, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Athens, Greece — 3 nights

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): appreciate the history behind Temple of Olympian Zeus, get engrossed in the history at Acropolis Museum, then look for gifts at Thiki Greece, and finally delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Ancient Agora of Athens, then take a stroll through Plaka, then take in nature's colorful creations at National Garden, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Athens trip planner.

London, UK to Athens is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in May; daily highs in Athens reach 29°C and lows reach 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Milos.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay May 8 — 11:

Milos, Greece — 2 nights

The result of thousands of years of volcanic activity, the island of Milos features a craggy coastline interspersed by shallow beaches.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): kick back and relax at Paliochori Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Firiplaka Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kleftiko Beach. On the 12th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a memorable tour with Oneiro Milos, then steep yourself in history at Venetian Castle of Milos, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarakiniko Beach.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Milos route builder website.

You can fly from Athens to Milos in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and ferry. May in Milos sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can ride a ferry to Mykonos Town.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay May 11 — 13:

Mykonos Town, Greece — 4 nights

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Mykonos Town is known for sightseeing, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with GoDive Mykonos PADI Diving Resort, stroll through Panormos Beach, make a trip to The Windmills (Kato Milli), and take a stroll through Little Venice.

To see maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Mykonos Town trip builder app.

Traveling by ferry from Milos to Mykonos Town takes 4 hours. May in Mykonos Town sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel to Oia.
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Find places to stay May 13 — 17:

Oia, Greece — 2 nights

Every day hundreds of visitors come to Oia just to experience its sunsets.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Sunset in Oia, contemplate the waterfront views at Amoudi Bay, and then get a dose of the wild on Santorini Sailing. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ekklisia Panagia Platsani, then enjoy the sand and surf at Red Beach, then delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, and finally kick back and relax at Kamari Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Oia planner.

Do a combination of ferry and taxi from Mykonos Town to Oia in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and taxi. In May, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Ios.
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Find places to stay May 17 — 19:

Ios, Greece — 7 nights

Halfway between Naxos and Santorini lies tiny Ios, famous worldwide as one of the Aegean's liveliest nightlife hubs.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ios: Sikinos (The Virgin Pandohara Elytis & The Church of Episkopi). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Paleokastro, see the interesting displays at Diaseli Traditional Cheesery, pause for some serene contemplation at Panagia Gremiotissa Church, and stroll through Mylopotas Beach.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Ios tour planner.

Do a combination of taxi and ferry from Oia to Ios in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Split.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay May 19 — 26:

Split, Croatia — 4 nights

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Take a break from Split with a short trip to Krka National Park in Skradin, about 1h 10 min away. Dedicate the 28th (Sun) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Diocletian's Palace, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, don't miss a visit to Split Synagogue, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Split vacation planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and flight from Ios to Split takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ios in May since evenings lows in Split dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can fly to Venice.
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Tours · Wineries · Parks · Nature
Side Trip
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:

Venice, Italy — 3 nights

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Venice: Padua (Basilica of St. Anthony, Scrovegni Chapel, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Venice travel route builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Split to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In May in Venice, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. On the 2nd (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Florence.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 2:

Florence, Italy — 2 nights

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 2 — 4:

Rome, Italy — 3 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, browse the exhibits of Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, then explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Rome holiday planning site.

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 4 — 7:

Berlin, Germany — 2 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: get a sense of history and politics at Reichstag Building, don't miss a visit to Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Berlin sightseeing site.

Fly from Rome to Berlin in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Munich.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 7 — 9:

Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, see the interesting displays at BMW Welt, and then see the interesting displays at BMW Museum. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Munich Residenz, explore the activities along English Garden, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Church, and finally make a trip to Marienplatz.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Munich trip planner.

You can fly from Berlin to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Munich, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ibiza Town.
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Find places to stay Jun 9 — 12:

Ibiza Town, Spain — 4 nights

As the island’s largest city and most-visited site, Ibiza is famous for its electric nightlife and lively Mediterranean culture.
Change things up with these side-trips from Ibiza Town: Sant Antoni de Portmany (Cala Bassa & Cala Saladeta). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castell de Eivissa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ibiza Cathedral, head off the coast to Es Vedra, and meet the residents at Aquarium Cap Blanc.

Plan a Ibiza Town trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Getting from Munich to Ibiza Town by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Munich in June, expect Ibiza Town to be a bit warmer, temps between 32°C and 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Madrid.
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Find places to stay Jun 12 — 16:

Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
On the 17th (Sat), stroll around Parque del Retiro, explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Puerta del Sol, steep yourself in history at Plaza Mayor, then steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Mercado San Miguel.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Madrid day trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Ibiza Town to Madrid takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. Traveling from Ibiza Town in June, you will find days in Madrid are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Barcelona.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 19:

Barcelona, Spain — 2 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, ponder the design of The Magic Fountain, walk around Parc Guell, and don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona travel site.

Fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. When traveling from Madrid in June, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Barcelona: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 22°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can fly to Lisbon.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 19 — 21:

Lisbon, Portugal — 4 nights

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Explore Lisbon's surroundings by going to Sintra (Park and National Palace of Pena & Quinta da Regaleira). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, indulge your taste buds at Food & Drink, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday tool.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Barcelona in June, Lisbon is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Paris.
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Side Trip
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 25:

Paris, France — 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the striking features of Louvre Museum.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Paris online trip itinerary maker.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in June, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 27°C and 15°C. You'll set off for Prague on the 27th (Tue).
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Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 25 — 27:

Prague, Czech Republic — 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Prague online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bruges.
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Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Bruges, Belgium — 2 nights

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
On the 29th (Thu), admire the striking features of Stadhuis, explore the activities along Minnewater Lake, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady Bruges, then indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Centre of Brugge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, take an in-depth tour of Groeningemuseum, take in the waterfront at Quai du Rosaire / Rozenhoedkaai, then examine the collection at Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to The Markt.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bruges travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Bruges takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Prague in June, plan for a bit cooler days in Bruges, with highs around 22°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Brussels.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 28 — Jul 1:

Brussels, Belgium — 2 nights

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Sat): get the lay of the land with Walking tours, then explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium, and then contemplate the long history of Grand Place. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Atomium, examine the collection at Belgian Comic Strip Center, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), then browse the different shops at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and finally pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Brussels holiday maker site.

You can drive from Bruges to Brussels in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis, and examine the collection at Anne Frank House.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip itinerary site.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly back home.
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Find places to stay Jul 3 — 6:

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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Santorini travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Landmarks · Ruins
Wine Island
Known for dramatic views and romantic sunsets, the island of Santorini draws visitors with its long string of black, white, and red beaches. The largest and most significant of a small group of volcanic islands located just 200 km (120 mi) southeast of Greece's mainland, Santorini boasts just over 15,000 permanent residents. Created by a massive volcanic eruption that likely destroyed a single large island, the archipelago still features an active volcano, which saw its last eruption in the 1950s. The easiest way to explore Santorini's craggy coastline is on foot. Start by visiting the archaeological sites on the island's southwestern side, which offer a chance to discover the area's ancient past with unobstructed views of the famed volcano.
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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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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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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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France travel guide

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

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

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

4.3
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.
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