60 days in South America, South Pacific, Europe, United States, Canada & Mexico Itinerary

60 days in South America, South Pacific, Europe, United States, Canada & Mexico Itinerary

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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Sydney, Australia
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Berlin, Germany
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Munich, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Paris, France
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Brussels, Belgium
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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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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

— 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): admire the landmark architecture of Ilha Fiscal, then appreciate the history behind Corcovado - Christ the Redeemer, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Copacabana Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the natural beauty at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Praia de Ipanema, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Leblon Beach.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rio de Janeiro trip planner.

Sao Paulo to Rio de Janeiro is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, Rio de Janeiro is a bit warmer than Sao Paulo - with highs of 31°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Taupo.

Things to do in Rio de Janeiro

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 1 — 2:

Taupo, New Zealand

— 2 nights

Great Cloak of Tia

The resort town of Taupo lies on the banks of Lake Taupo, the largest body of water in the whole of Australasia.
Taupo is known for nature, adventure, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, admire the sheer force of Huka Falls Walkway, stop by Huka Honey Hive, and take in the natural beauty of Wairakei Natural Thermal Valley.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Taupo trip builder site.

Getting from Rio de Janeiro to Taupo by flight takes about 25.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Brasilia Standard Time to New Zealand Standard Time is 15 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly to Sydney.

Things to do in Taupo

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 4 — 6:

Sydney, Australia

— 4 nights

The Harbour City

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sydney: Gallery Blackheath (in Blackheath), Norman Lindsay Gallery & Museum (in Faulconbridge) and Everglades House & Gardens (in Leura). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Bondi Beach, appreciate the extensive heritage of The Rocks, admire the natural beauty at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney, and admire the striking features of Sydney Opera House.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, go to the Sydney day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Taupo to Sydney takes 9 hours. The time zone changes from New Zealand Standard Time to Australian Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in May, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 6 — 10:

Berlin, Germany

— 4 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Berlin is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Reichstag Building, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, pause for some photo ops at Brandenburg Gate, and explore the world behind art at Pergamonmuseum.

To find where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Berlin tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Sydney to Berlin takes 25.5 hours. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -9 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 11 — 15:

Munich, Germany

— 3 nights

Village of a Million People

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.
Munich is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, explore the activities along English Garden, and examine the collection at Munich Residenz.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Munich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Munich can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Zurich.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks
Find places to stay May 15 — 18:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): visit Old Town and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum, then get a taste of the local shopping with Bahnhofstrasse, and then take in the awesome beauty at Uetliberg Mountain.

To see where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Zurich trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Munich to Zurich takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Zurich are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Zurich

Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay May 18 — 20:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 1 night
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then take in nature's colorful creations at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Monte-Carlo holiday app.

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Zurich to Monte-Carlo takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in May, Monte-Carlo is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 20 — 21:

Paris, France

— 5 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Change things up with these side-trips from Paris: Versailles (L'Orangerie & Palace of Versailles). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, take a stroll through Le Marais, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Paris takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Monte-Carlo in May, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 21 — 26:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Place de la Constitution, admire the striking features of Cathedrale Notre-Dame, admire the masterpieces at Letzebuerg City Museum, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Casemates du Bock, and finally examine the collection at National Museum of Art and History (Musee National d'Histoire et d'Art).

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City road trip app.

Getting from Paris to Luxembourg City by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. May in Luxembourg City sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay May 26 — 27:

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Get out of town with these interesting Brussels side-trips: Bruges (The Markt, Groeningemuseum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), don't miss a visit to Atomium, and explore the world behind art at Royal Museums of Fine Arts of Belgium.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Brussels planning site.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In May, daytime highs in Brussels are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 27 — 31:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 4 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keukenhof (in Lisse) and Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Grote Markt). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and walk around Vondelpark.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip planning tool.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. May in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to London.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 4:

London, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
London is known for museums, nightlife, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, ponder the world of politics at Houses of Parliament, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

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

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Amsterdam to London due to the time zone difference. In June, daytime highs in London are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 4 — 9:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Edinburgh is known for historic sites, museums, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Edinburgh Castle, learn more about the world around you at National Museum of Scotland, make a trip to Palace of Holyroodhouse, and explore the striking landscape at Arthur's Seat.

Planning Edinburgh trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in June, you will find days in Edinburgh are slightly colder (20°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to fly to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 13:

Dublin, Ireland

— 4 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 trip includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Guinness Storehouse, don't miss a visit to Merrion Square, ponder the world of politics at Dublin Castle, and visit Temple Bar.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Dublin road trip app.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to Dublin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. June in Dublin sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can fly to New York City.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jun 13 — 17:

New York City, United States

— 5 nights

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
New York City is known for museums, nightlife, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the pleasant sights at Central Park, explore the world behind art at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, make a trip to Times Square, and enjoy breathtaking views from Top of the Rock.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the New York City day trip website.

You can fly from Dublin to New York City in 10.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern Standard Time is minus 5 hours. In June, New York City is a bit warmer than Dublin - with highs of 31°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 22:

Toronto, Canada

— 2 nights

New York City of Canada

Possibly the world's most diverse city, Toronto houses over 80 ethnic communities speaking nearly 150 different languages or dialects.
On the 23rd (Wed), examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, take in panoramic vistas at CN Tower, and then visit The Distillery District. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Royal Ontario Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Toronto trip site.

Traveling by combination of flight and ferry from New York City to Toronto takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from New York City in June; daily highs in Toronto reach 27°C and lows reach 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Tulum.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jun 22 — 24:

Tulum, Mexico

— 3 nights
The only Mayan site built to overlook the ocean, Tulum remains a coastal paradise preserving the last vestiges of a pre-Hispanic civilization.
On the 25th (Fri), find something for the whole family at Xcaret. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through LabnaHa Cenotes & Eco Park, delve into the distant past at Tulum Archaeological Site, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Tulum trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by flight from Toronto to Tulum takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and car. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in June, with highs in Tulum at 34°C and lows at 26°C. On the 27th (Sun), you're off to San Andres Island.

Things to do in Tulum

Theme Parks · Spas · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 24 — 27:

San Andres Island, Colombia

— 2 nights
The coral San Andres Island boasts a rich colonial history, exotic beaches, and a laidback, tropical lifestyle.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Cayo Acuario, discover the deep blue sea with Caribe Extremo, and then relax and rejuvenate at Dream Island Spa.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our San Andres Island road trip planning website.

You can fly from Tulum to San Andres Island in 11 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in San Andres Island

Parks · Nature · Spas · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 27 — 29:

Brazil travel guide

4.4
Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.

New Zealand travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Hiking Trails · Landmarks
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.

Australia travel guide

4.6
Beaches · Nature & Parks · Specialty Museums
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Castles · Churches
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · 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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

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.

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.

United States travel guide

4.5
Specialty Museums · Beaches · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.

Canada travel guide

4.6
Parks · Specialty Museums · Waterfalls
Most people remember their holiday in Canada by the country's great outdoors, yet this sprawling land of hulking mountains and rocky coastlines also boasts numerous modern cities, home to some of the world's finest dining, shopping, and entertainment options. Made for leisurely road trips, North America's biggest country features vast landscapes still unspoiled by mass tourism. A tour of Canada reveals a place packed with diverse cultures, living in tolerance and enjoying one of the highest standards of living in the world. If the vastness of those natural landscapes overwhelms you at any point during your Canada vacation, head to the openhearted cities of Vancouver, Toronto, or Montreal, ideal destinations for art lovers, history buffs, shopaholics, fashionistas, and impassioned foodies.

Mexico travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling
Tailor-made for anyone seeking that traditional sun-and-sand experience, Mexico vacations allow visitors to explore nearly 10,000 km (6,200 mi) of picturesque coastlines. Idyllic beaches and favorable year-round weather aside, this diverse country with a rich pre-Colombian history allows tourists a chance to discover a fascinating cuisine, numerous archaeological sites, state-of-the-art museums, colonial-era haciendas, and outstanding examples of 21st-century architecture. Most visitors get to know the country by its cities, but if you want a well-rounded Mexico tour, spend some time exploring its jungles, cloud forests, Caribbean reefs, snowcapped volcanoes, vast deserts, and tranquil lagoons. Life is lived outdoors in Mexico, so wherever you go, don't forget to dine alfresco and stroll the country's colonial streets.

Colombia travel guide

4
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Churches
Diverse in terms of landscapes, climates, and cultures, Colombia remains one of South America's least explored tourist destinations, overshadowed by its more popular southern neighbors. Combining the best of what the continent has to offer, a vacation in Colombia allows you to blend outdoor adventures with tours of picture-perfect cobblestoned towns dating back to the colonial era. Tourists on a Colombia holiday can easily hop from sun-kissed coastal spots to the hilly coffee-growing region, where thriving plantations quickly give way to a landscape of snow-covered volcanic peaks and the paramo--alpine ecosystems sheltering some of the rarest plants growing above the continuous forest line.