53 days in Europe Itinerary

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Barcelona, Spain
— 10 nights
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 3 nights
Bus to Nice, Fly to Berat
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Berat, Albania
— 1 night
Drive
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 2 nights
Ferry
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Korcula Town, Croatia
— 1 night
Ferry to Orebic, Drive to Zadar
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Zadar, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
Drive
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Škofja Loka, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Innsbruck, Austria
— 2 nights
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Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
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Hallstatt, Austria
— 1 night
Drive
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Bamberg, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Groningen, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Haarlem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain — 10 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to La playa de Tamariu (in Tamariu), PortAventura (in Salou) and Poseidon Calella (in Calella de Palafrugell). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, make a trip to Casa Batllo, and walk around Parc Guell.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip itinerary maker.

San Diego, USA to Barcelona is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Barcelona, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from San Diego in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Barcelona, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Nice.
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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.
On the 8th (Tue), get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Marineland.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Nice travel planner.

You can fly from Barcelona to Nice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 81°F in August, and nighttime lows around 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco — 3 nights

Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Monte-Carlo is known for zoos & aquariums, casinos, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: try your luck at Casino of Monte-Carlo, take in nature's colorful creations at Jardin Exotique de Monaco, kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, and admire the striking features of Place du Palais.

To see maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Monte-Carlo trip itinerary planner.

Monte-Carlo is just a short distance from Nice. In August in Monte-Carlo, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 71°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can travel to Berat.
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Berat, Albania — 1 night

Town of a Thousand Windows

A rare example of well-preserved Ottoman style, Berat is a World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Quarter Of Gorica, admire the landmark architecture of Berat Castle, and then examine the collection at National Iconographic Museum Onufri. On the next day, see the interesting displays at National Ethnographic Museum Berat and then awaken your taste buds at 1001 Albanian Adventures.

To see maps and more tourist information, you can read our Berat trip maker website.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Monte-Carlo to Berat in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Berat, with highs around 92°F, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 65°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dubrovnik.
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Dubrovnik, Croatia — 2 nights

Pearl of the Adriatic

Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Mon): step off the mainland to explore Lokrum Island, steep yourself in history at Walls of Dubrovnik, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Onophrian Fountain, don't miss a visit to Pile Gate, then visit Old Town, then steep yourself in history at The Franciscan Church and Monastery, and finally stop by Dubrovnik Heritage - Handmade Croatian Products.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik online vacation maker.

Traveling by car from Berat to Dubrovnik takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and bus; or do a combination of car, train, and bus. Traveling from Berat in August, you will find days in Dubrovnik are little chillier (85°F), and nights are about the same (70°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can catch the ferry to Korcula Town.
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Korcula Town, Croatia — 1 night

Korcula Town perches on the edge of the island's eastern coastline.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Korcula Town Walls, cast your line with a fishing tour, make a trip to Kula Morska Vrata, view the masterpieces at Vapor gallery, then don't miss a visit to Korcula Old City, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Mark's Cathedral.

For where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Korcula Town travel route app.

Traveling by ferry from Dubrovnik to Korcula Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Expect a daytime high around 88°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Zadar.
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Zadar, Croatia — 2 nights

Situated along the Adriatic Sea, Zadar preserves a medieval old town that is entirely contained on a peninsula.
On the 17th (Thu), get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the striking landscape of Krka National Park.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Zadar trip planner.

Traveling by combination of ferry and car from Korcula Town to Zadar takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Zadar when traveling from Korcula Town in August, with lows around 62°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can go by car to Ljubljana.
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Ljubljana, Slovenia — 1 night

Sitting astride the Ljubljanica River, Ljubljana is marked with picturesque bridges and a marketplace, designed by the famous architect Jože Plečnik.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): wander the streets of Ljubljana Old Town, then ponder the world of politics at Town Hall, and then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle. On the next day, step into the grandiose world of Predjama Castle, then Head underground at Postojna Cave, then explore the activities along Ljubljanica River, and finally snap pictures at Triple Bridge.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ljubljana attractions planner.

You can drive from Zadar to Ljubljana in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or take a bus. In August, Ljubljana is a bit cooler than Zadar - with highs of 80°F and lows of 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Škofja Loka.
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Škofja Loka, Slovenia — 1 night

Skofja Loka works great as a starting point for explorations into the Julian Alps, very near the country's capital Ljubljana.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): stroll the grounds of The Ossuary, ponder the design of Plečnik's Arcade & Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Kancijan Church, make a trip to Homan House, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Jacob Church, and finally snap pictures at Capuchin Bridge.

Discover how to plan a Škofja Loka trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Ljubljana to Škofja Loka takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August in Škofja Loka, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to drive to Innsbruck.
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Innsbruck, Austria — 2 nights

Nestled in a valley between snowcapped peaks, Innsbruck evokes visions of a winter wonderland.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): examine the collection at Swarovski Kristallwelten Store Innsbruck, admire the landmark architecture of Imperial Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Town Tower (Stadtturm), get engrossed in the history at The Golden Roof (Goldenes Dachl), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom zu St. Jakob, and finally get to know the resident critters at Alpenzoo. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Schloss Ambras Innsbruck, see the interesting displays at Swarovski Kristallwelten, and then steep yourself in history at Rathaus.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Innsbruck tour app.

Traveling by car from Škofja Loka to Innsbruck takes 5 hours. August in Innsbruck sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can go by car to Salzburg.
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Salzburg, Austria — 2 nights

Rome of the North

Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 24th (Thu), examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then Head underground at Eisriesenwelt, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Maximillian. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, take in nature's colorful creations at Mirabell Palace, admire the striking features of Salzburg Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Fortress Hohensalzburg, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Peter's Abbey (Stift St. Peter).

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Salzburg trip itinerary builder app.

Getting from Innsbruck to Salzburg by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train. Expect a daytime high around 76°F in August, and nighttime lows around 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Hallstatt.
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Hallstatt, Austria — 1 night

Pearl of Austria

Historically known for the production of salt, Halstatt's fine architecture reflects the small village's salt mining legacy.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Salzwelten Hallstatt, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hallstatt-Dachstein - Salzkammergut Cultural Landscape, and then go for a walk through Old Town.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Hallstatt online route planner.

Getting from Salzburg to Hallstatt by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 2 nights

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Vienna is known for historic sites, museums, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and browse the exhibits of Belvedere Palace.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna attractions planner.

You can drive from Hallstatt to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a train. In August, daytime highs in Vienna are 80°F, while nighttime lows are 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Prague.
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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 30th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady before Tyn, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, snap pictures at Charles Bridge, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Prague Zoo. On the 31st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Old Royal Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find reviews and other tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planning app.

Getting from Vienna to Prague by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a shuttle. In August, daytime highs in Prague are 76°F, while nighttime lows are 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bamberg.
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Bamberg, Germany — 2 nights

Franconian Rome

First mentioned in historical records from the year 902, Bamberg retains today the medieval, old-world charm that has defined its past development.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kirche St. Maria und St. Theodor, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bamberg Cathedral, then contemplate the long history of Bamberg Altstadt, then take in nature's colorful creations at Rosengarten, and finally contemplate the long history of Altes Rathaus.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bamberg visit planner.

You can drive from Prague to Bamberg in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 77°F, and evening lows to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, make a trip to Royal Palace Amsterdam, stroll around Vondelpark, and get curious at NEMO Science Museum.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Amsterdam travel itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bamberg to Amsterdam in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 67°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Groningen.
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Groningen, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to 'Peerd van Ome Loeks', admire the masterpieces at Groninger Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Hoofdstation Groningen, then admire the striking features of Martinitoren, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Prinsentuin. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Kamp Westerbork, then see the interesting displays at Drents Museum, and then see the interesting displays at Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum).

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Groningen trip planner.

Drive from Amsterdam to Groningen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in September, and nighttime lows around 49°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can drive to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Maria van Jessekerk, admire the landmark architecture of Erasmus Bridge, then make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station, then pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, and finally take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, laugh and play at Madurodam, and then don't miss a visit to Markt.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the The Hague driving holiday tool.

Getting from Groningen to The Hague by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Haarlem.
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Haarlem, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Flower City

Often referred to as "Mini Amsterdam," Haarlem provides all the classical charm of Amsterdam, but on a smaller scale.
On the 10th (Sun), don't miss a visit to De Olyphant, see the interesting displays at Teylers Museum, then admire the striking features of Molen De Adriaan Museum, then admire the masterpieces at Frans Hals Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Proveniershof. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zandvoort aan Zee, admire the landmark architecture of Vleeshal, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Waalse Kerk Haarlem.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Haarlem trip builder website.

Getting from The Hague to Haarlem by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Haarlem can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) to allow time to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Westminster Abbey, then make a trip to Coca-Cola London Eye, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally admire the masterpieces at National Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Big Ben, then take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, then don't miss a visit to Tower of London, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Tower Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the London trip itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Haarlem to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in September, and nighttime lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Paris to Versailles to see Palace of Versailles about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Louvre Museum, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Paris route maker website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 70°F in September, and nighttime lows around 53°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Monaco travel guide

4.1
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.
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Albania travel guide

3.9
Castles · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of the Eagles
With its young bustling metropolis, networks of cobblestone pedestrianized streets, coastal beach towns, and cities of ancient ruins, Albania will continuously surprise you. As you reach each new major town and discover how completely different it is from the last, your appreciation will deepen for this tucked-away land steeped in history. Travel, eating, and accommodation here is very inexpensive, freeing you from budget concerns and allowing you to travel in the style that you want. Meanwhile, you may find yourself going days without spotting another tourist. While this means that many things will not be customized for visitors (non-English menus, sparse accommodation, and fewer international transportation options), you'll experience the feel of authentic Albania.
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Croatia travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Landmarks · National Parks
Once situated on the edge of empires between the Balkans and Central Europe, Croatia represents a land of great natural diversity and rich cultural heritage. Croatian cultural tourism relies on the charming juxtaposition of contrasts. Venetian palaces sit next to Napoleonic forts, Viennese mansions face Socialist Realist sculpture, and early Slavic churches built on the sites of ancient Roman settlements offer countless sightseeing opportunities. Croatia's museums present the main stages of the history of Europe. The country's sapphire seawater and long coastline speckled with islands draws visitors, as do numerous nature reserves, marinas, ancient fortified towns, and sandy and rocky beaches. In recent years, Croatia's shoreline has become a famed center for nautical tourism and naturism, and is a promising diving destination. Hikers explore outdoor landscapes of canyons, underground grottoes, dramatic waterfalls, stony peaks, and scenic lakes of the Dinaric Alps, which hug the coastline. Inland areas showcase mountain resorts, national parks, pine forests, vineyards, and spas.
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Austria travel guide

4.5
Castles · Art Museums · Architectural Buildings
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.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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