28 days in Europe Itinerary

28 days in Europe Itinerary

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Madrid, Spain
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Carcassonne, France
— 1 night
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Pisa, Italy
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Lucca, Italy
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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San Gimignano, Italy
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Monteriggioni, Italy
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Siena, Italy
— 1 night
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Pienza, Italy
— 1 night
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Montepulciano, Italy
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Saturnia, Italy
— 1 night
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Pitigliano, Italy
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Bled, Slovenia
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Madrid, Spain

— 2 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, explore the world behind art at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and then don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: steep yourself in history at Royal Palace of Madrid, then explore the world behind art at Prado National Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Plaza Mayor.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Madrid itinerary planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Madrid is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Madrid is minus 11 hours. While traveling from Auckland, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Madrid, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Barcelona.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): shop like a local with La Boqueria, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, and then get to know the fascinating history of Las Ramblas. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Amatller, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Barcelona vacation builder site.

You can fly from Madrid to Barcelona in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Carcassonne.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

Carcassonne, France

— 1 night

Medieval Heart of France

Best known as a fortified town, Carcassonne is a walled city that provided the inspiration for the castle in Disney's "Sleeping Beauty" and the location for many scenes in Kevin Costner's movie "Robin Hood." For a daily dose of excitement, medieval jousting tournaments are held twice per day between the two walls--while this may sound like a typical touristy show, it's actually an entertaining display of combative competition and horsemanship.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Cité de Carcassonne and then steep yourself in history at Cathar Castles.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Carcassonne trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Barcelona to Carcassonne in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Barcelona in May, Carcassonne is little chillier at night with lows of 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Nice.

Things to do in Carcassonne

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Nice, France

— 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Musée Marc Chagall, make a trip to Place Massena, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice journey planning site.

Traveling by flight from Carcassonne to Nice takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Carcassonne in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Nice, with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pisa.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites

Pisa, Italy

Known worldwide for the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the city of Pisa historically served as a maritime power in the heart of Tuscany.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sun): appreciate the extensive heritage of Knights’ Square and then take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pisa itinerary planner.

You can drive from Nice to Pisa in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Traveling from Nice in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Pisa, with lows of 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can go by car to Lucca.

Things to do in Pisa

Historic Sites

Lucca, Italy

City of a Hundred Churches

Lucca, famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, remained an independent city-state until the end of the 18th century.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at Torre Guinigi and then admire the striking features of St Martin Cathedral.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucca driving holiday planner.

Lucca is just a short distance from Pisa. In May, daily temperatures in Lucca can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Lucca

Historic Sites

Florence, Italy

— 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Lucca to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to San Gimignano.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

San Gimignano, Italy

Town of Fine Towers

A historical gem in the heart of Tuscany, San Gimignano is known as the Town of Fine Towers for its jutting skyline of high city walls.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Historic Centre of San Gimignano.

For reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read San Gimignano trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Florence to San Gimignano takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Monteriggioni.

Things to do in San Gimignano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Monteriggioni, Italy

On the 11th (Wed), pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Santa Maria Assunta and then explore the historical opulence of Castello di Monteriggioni.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Monteriggioni online trip planner.

Getting from San Gimignano to Monteriggioni by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In May, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Siena.

Things to do in Monteriggioni

Historic Sites

Siena, Italy

— 1 night

Cultural Heart of Tuscany

Siena, a medieval Tuscan city, features numerous attractions, including a historic town center, alleyways, towers, and well-preserved buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico and then awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Siena online trip planner.

Siena is just a short distance from Monteriggioni. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in May, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pienza.

Things to do in Siena

Wineries · Tours · Museums · Historic Sites

Pienza, Italy

— 1 night
Pienza, a town and comune in the province of Siena, in the Val d'Orcia in Tuscany (central Italy), between the towns of Montepulciano and Montalcino, is the "touchstone of Renaissance urbanism."In 1996, UNESCO declared the town a World Heritage Site, and in 2004 the entire valley, the Val d'Orcia, was included on the list of UNESCO's World Cultural Landscapes.HistoryBefore the village was renamed to Pienza its name was Corsignano. On the 13th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Piccolomini and then make a trip to Piazza Pio II.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pienza online trip maker.

You can drive from Siena to Pienza in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In May in Pienza, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Montepulciano.

Things to do in Pienza

Museums

Montepulciano, Italy

Pearl of the 16th Century

Perched on a limestone ridge in the heart of Tuscany, Montepulciano is known worldwide for its production of red wine, the Vino Noble.
On the 13th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Piazza Grande a Montepulciano and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tempio di San Biagio.

For maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Montepulciano trip planner.

Montepulciano is just a stone's throw from Pienza. In May, daily temperatures in Montepulciano can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Saturnia.

Things to do in Montepulciano

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Saturnia, Italy

— 1 night
To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Saturnia online holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Montepulciano to Saturnia takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In May in Saturnia, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 13°C at night. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel to Pitigliano.

Things to do in Saturnia

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Outdoors

Pitigliano, Italy

Pitigliano is a town in the province of Grosseto, located about 80km south-east of the city of Grosseto, in Italy. Start off your visit on the 14th (Sat): make a trip to Via CAVA ETRUSCA SAN GIUSEPPE and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Pitigliano Centro Storico.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pitigliano trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saturnia to Pitigliano takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Pitigliano sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can drive to Rome.

Things to do in Pitigliano

Historic Sites

Rome, Italy

— 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, steep yourself in history at Colosseum, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and finally don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Pitigliano to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Pitigliano in May since evenings lows in Rome dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Venice, Italy

— 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice route app.

You can fly from Rome to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. May in Venice sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to drive to Bled.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks

Bled, Slovenia

— 2 nights
The most popular resort in Slovenia, Bled is marked by its iconic church steeple and medieval castle on glacial Lake Bled.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Triglav National Park. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hike along Vintgar Gorge, step off the mainland to explore Bled Island, then explore the historical opulence of Bled Castle, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bled trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Venice to Bled in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in May, Bled is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Salzburg.

Things to do in Bled

Outdoors · Parks · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Salzburg, Austria

— 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, shop like a local with Getreidegasse, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally don't miss a visit to Linzergasse. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter), take some stellar pictures from Fortress Hohensalzburg, then admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Hellbrunn.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Salzburg travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bled to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can go by car to Munich.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Munich, Germany

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Peter's Church, then steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, and then examine the collection at BMW Welt. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, examine the collection at Munich Residenz, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael's Church, and finally admire the natural beauty at English Garden.

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

Traveling by car from Salzburg to Munich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Prague.

Things to do in Munich

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Prague, Czech Republic

— 2 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): snap pictures at Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take some stellar pictures from Petřín, take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Prague tour itinerary planning website.

Getting from Munich to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Prague sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 26th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites · Tours · Neighborhoods

Spain travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Churches · 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.

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.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
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.

Province of Florence travel guide

4.4
Art Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks
Florence is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the Metropolitan City of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 383,083 inhabitants (as at 2013), expanding to over 1,520,000 in the metropolitan area.Florence was a centre of medieval European trade and finance and one of the wealthiest cities of that era. It is considered the birthplace of the Renaissance, and has been called "the Athens of the Middle Ages". A turbulent political history includes periods of rule by the powerful Medici family and numerous religious and republican revolutions. From 1865 to 1871 the city was the capital of the recently established Kingdom of Italy. The Florentine dialect forms the base of Standard Italian and it became the language of culture throughout Italy due to the prestige of the masterpieces by Dante Alighieri, Petrarch, Giovanni Boccaccio, Niccolò Machiavelli and Francesco Guicciardini.The city attracts millions of tourists each year, and the Historic Centre of Florence was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. The city is noted for its culture, Renaissance art and architecture and monuments. The city also contains numerous museums and art galleries, such as the Uffizi Gallery and the Palazzo Pitti, and still exerts an influence in the fields of art, culture and politics. Due to Florence's artistic and architectural heritage, it has been ranked by Forbes as one of the most beautiful cities in the world.

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Slovenia travel guide

4.2
Castles · Bodies of Water · Caves
Sunny Side of the Alps
From snowcapped Alpine peaks to sandy Adriatic beaches, a trip to Slovenia is like taking several vacations at once. Whatever the season, the country offers enticing natural attractions, all close at hand, including thick forests, scenic valleys, cave systems, waterfalls, lakes, and the Adriatic coast. For those seeking an active holiday, you'll fine an abundance of ski slopes, trails to hike, roads to bike, and rocks to climb. Pay a visit to some of Slovenia's spa resorts and take advantage of the fresh mountain air and thermal waters. Various castles, churches, and historical towns--many of which are fully preserved--tell stories of the country's past. In Slovenia's major cities, admire the architecture, explore the local arts, visit museums, and chat with the locals over a cup of coffee. Slovenian cuisine offers a blend of Alpine and Mediterranean tastes and is definitely worth trying, along with the country's wines.

Austria travel guide

4.6
Castles · Art Museums · Churches
Situated in the Central European Alps, Austria combines an alluring bundle of elegant urban architecture, cultural centers, and dramatic landscapes. This German-speaking country of 8.5 million residents is known for its rich history, dating back to the Hapsburg Empire, as well as its art, music, and scenery. Along with the neighboring country of Switzerland, Austria serves as the winter sports capital of Europe and is home to some of the continent's most popular ski resorts. This landlocked nation draws visitors from across the globe to its mountains, historical villages, and culturally rich cities. Experience trekking in the Alps one day and drinking regional wine at a crowded pub after a day of sightseeing in the capital Vienna the next.

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.