45 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hvolsvollur, Iceland
— 1 night
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hofn, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjahlid, Iceland
— 2 nights
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Varmahlid, Iceland
— 1 night
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Hvammstangi, Iceland
— 1 night
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Borgarfjordur Eystri, Iceland
— 1 night
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Reykjavik, Iceland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Marne-la-Vallee, France
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Brussels, Belgium
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
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Berlin, Germany
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Prague, Czech Republic
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Munich, Germany
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Vienna, Austria
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Budapest, Hungary
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to BrakeAway Bike Tours and Speed Boats Tours. There's still lots to do: take in panoramic vistas at Coca-Cola London Eye, take in the spiritual surroundings of Westminster Abbey, take in the views from Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the London driving holiday site.

Singapore, Singapore to London is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Singapore to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Singapore in July, expect nights in London to be much colder, around 15°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to fly to Edinburgh.
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom — 2 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Gullane Beach, take in the dramatic natural features at Arthur's Seat, and then get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, then don't miss a visit to The Royal Mile, and then engage your brain at Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Edinburgh road trip site.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from London in July: high temperatures in Edinburgh hover around 22°C and lows are around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Dublin.
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Dublin, Ireland — 3 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.
Step out of the city life by going to BargeTrip and Dublin Falconry. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, kick back and relax at Sandycove Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Four Courts.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dublin trip website.

You can fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In July, daytime highs in Dublin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 night

Reykjavik, the world's most northerly capital, effortlessly combines small-town charm with heaps of big city energy.
On the 18th (Thu), get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Reykjavik trip planner.

Fly from Dublin to Reykjavik in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Dublin in July, expect nights in Reykjavik to be about the same, around 10°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can drive to Hvolsvollur.
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Hvolsvollur, Iceland — 1 night

Hvolsvöllur is a small town in the south of Iceland about 106 km to the east of Reykjavík.It is situated in the inland swamps of Landeyjar, in the municipality of Rangárþing eystra and has, as of January 2015, 934 inhabitants.OverviewThe name of the town literally translates to "Hillfield". Kick off your visit on the 19th (Fri): trot along with a tour on horseback, then learn more about the world around you at Lava Centre, then take in the dramatic scenery at Seljalandsfoss - Waterfall, and finally admire the sheer force of Gluggafoss/Merkjarfoss.

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Traveling by car from Reykjavik to Hvolsvollur takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Hvolsvollur are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kirkjubaejarklaustur.
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Kirkjubaejarklaustur, Iceland — 1 night

Kirkjubaejarklaustur holidays offer visitors an easy access to the untamed landscapes of Vatnajokull National Park.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Systrafoss, then explore the striking landscape at Kirkjugolf, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fjadrargljufur Canyon.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Kirkjubaejarklaustur trip planner.

Getting from Hvolsvollur to Kirkjubaejarklaustur by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Hofn.
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Hofn, Iceland — 1 night

Höfn or Höfn í Hornafirði is an Icelandic fishing town in the southeastern part of the country. On the 21st (Sun), get outside with Outdoor Activities and then identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Hofn trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Kirkjubaejarklaustur to Hofn in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Reykjahlid.
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Reykjahlid, Iceland — 2 nights

Reykjahlid vacations include many outdoor activities.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): stroll through Krafla Lava Fields, explore the striking landscape at Mt. Namafjall (Namaskard), and then explore the fascinating underground world of Grjotagja Cave. On the 23rd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the striking landscape at Hljooaklettar, then admire the sheer force of Dettifoss Waterfall, then don't miss a visit to Viti Crater, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Mývatn Nature Baths.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Reykjahlid online tour planner.

Traveling by car from Hofn to Reykjahlid takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Reykjahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Varmahlid.
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Varmahlid, Iceland — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Wed): trot along with Lytingsstadir Riding Tours, then steep yourself in history at Víðimýrarkirkja, and then see the interesting displays at Glaumbaer Museum.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Varmahlid trip app.

You can drive from Reykjahlid to Varmahlid in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Varmahlid, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to drive to Hvammstangi.
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Hvammstangi, Iceland — 1 night

Hvammstangi is an Icelandic village in the north-west part of the country, on Vatnsnes peninsula, situated on the Miðfjörður.It is the most densely populated area in the Húnaþing County, with a current population of about 580 people.OverviewHvammstangi is an important service center for the surrounding area. On the 25th (Thu), stroll through Selasetur Islands, stop by Woolfactory Shop KIDKA, then take in the dramatic scenery at Kolugljufur Waterfall, and finally get a taste of life in the country at Gauksmyri Lodge.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Hvammstangi trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Varmahlid to Hvammstangi takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Borgarfjordur Eystri.
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Borgarfjordur Eystri, Iceland — 1 night

On the 26th (Fri), explore the activities along Raudamelsolkelda and then stroll through Storurd.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Borgarfjordur Eystri itinerary builder website.

Getting from Hvammstangi to Borgarfjordur Eystri by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive. In July in Borgarfjordur Eystri, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 8°C at night. On the 27th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Reykjavik.
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Reykjavik, Iceland — 1 night

To find traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Reykjavik trip planner.

You can drive from Borgarfjordur Eystri to Reykjavik in 9 hours. On the 28th (Sun), you'll travel to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Seine River. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Paris tour itinerary app.

Fly from Reykjavik to Paris in 7 hours. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Reykjavik in July, plan for much warmer days and somewhat warmer nights in Paris: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marne-la-Vallee.
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Marne-la-Vallee, France — 3 nights

As a "new town" best known for its Euro Disney Park and resorts, Marne-la-Vallée is a modern family resort town.
Get outdoors at Evasion Canine and Fontainebleau Forest (Foret de Fontainebleau). Step out of Marne-la-Vallee to go to Maincy and see Chateau de Vaux-le-Vicomte, which is approximately 40 minutes away. Have a day of magic on the 31st (Wed) at Disneyland Paris. Have a day of magic on the 1st (Thu) at Walt Disney Studios Park. There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Etienne and contemplate the long history of Abbatiale Saint-Pierre Notre-Dame-des-Ardents.

To see maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marne-la-Vallee vacation maker website.

Marne-la-Vallee is just a stone's throw from Paris. In July in Marne-la-Vallee, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to take a train to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): make a trip to Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, then explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, then take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, and finally admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Atomium, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Brussels online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by train from Marne-la-Vallee to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Marne-la-Vallee in August, you will find days in Brussels are slightly colder (25°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll around Vondelpark, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Zandvoort aan Zee.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip planner.

Drive from Brussels to Amsterdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can fly to Luxembourg City.
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Vianden Castle, get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, then take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock, and finally visit Barrio Grund. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then contemplate the long history of Grand Ducal Palace, and then get outside with Mullerthal Trail.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip builder app.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Luxembourg City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 2 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Berlin Racing Bikes and Tauchschule Linek. Next up on the itinerary: pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate the waterfront views at Greenwichpromenade Berlin-Tegel, and head outdoors with Drachenberg.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Berlin driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Luxembourg City to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Prague.
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Prague, Czech Republic — 3 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and Boat Tours & Water Sports. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, wander the streets of Lesser Town, and get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Prague road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Berlin to Prague in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in August, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can fly to Munich.
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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.
On the 15th (Thu), steep yourself in history at Nymphenburg Palace, then explore the activities along English Garden, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Munich Residenz and then engage your brain at Deutsches Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Munich trip maker.

You can fly from Prague to Munich in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Munich sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Kahlenberg, then get interesting insight from Alpine Joe - Mountain Hiking Guide, then step off the mainland to explore Donauinsel, and finally make a trip to St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Vienna day trip planning app.

Fly from Munich to Vienna in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Munich in August since evenings lows in Vienna dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Step out of the city life by going to Palatinus Strandfürdő and Danube River. There's lots more to do: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, steep yourself in history at Heroes' Square, snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, and head off the coast to Margaret Island.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip maker.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Budapest are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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United Kingdom travel guide

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

4.4
Castles · Specialty Museums · Distilleries
A land packed with thousands of years of history, Scotland is home to numerous thriving cities and a vibrant population proud of its distinct culture, heritage, and art. The Scottish people are fond of saying "Good things come in small packages," and nowhere is that more true than in their compact homeland. Despite its relatively small size, the country is crammed full of attractions, not the least of which are numerous world-famous golf courses and whiskey distilleries. Though the sun may not always shine here, Scotland is a stunning country renowned for its dramatic scenery of mountains, valleys, hills, green fields, and rugged coastlines, guaranteeing a diverse holiday. While most tourists restrict their itinerary to the historic Highlands, where they search for the mysterious Loch Ness monster, you can also explore the Lowlands’ outstanding natural wonders and flourishing cultural scene.
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Iceland travel guide

4.5
Waterfalls · Spas · Churches
Land of Fire and Ice
Experience the drama of this mountainous island in the North Atlantic, from glacial rivers to rushing waterfalls and geothermal hot spots. Iceland's cities, like its capital Reykjavik, are home to passionate natives who honor their Icelandic culture and history. Venture from the cities to experience the country's most powerful attraction: its breathtaking landscapes. Take a trip to one of the island's renowned national parks, see the effects of volcanic activity, and go for a dip in one of its many lakes. A haven for outdoor recreation, you can glacier hike, whitewater raft, and swim in natural pools.
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Lake Myvatn travel guide

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Geologic Formations · Waterfalls · Hot Springs
Considered by some to be the most unusual, beautiful, and interesting spots in northeast Iceland, the Myvatn lake boasts striking volcanic scenery and a rich array of fauna. This shallow body of water is well known among birdwatchers for the vast number of birds that visit here, particularly ducks. However, it is perhaps the flocks of midges that leave a more lasting impression on visitors. The dense population of these tiny flies actually gives the lake its name: Myvarn translates into "the lake of midges." Nevertheless, with a healthy dose of bug spray, visitors can still enjoy the wild, weird, and wonderful landscape for which Iceland is famous.
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Northwest Region travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Geologic Formations · River Rafting & Tubing

France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
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

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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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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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Luxembourg travel guide

4.3
Castles · Landmarks · 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.
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Germany travel guide

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

4.4
Bridges · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
From historical towns and cities, to a countryside speckled with castles and chateaus, the Czech Republic is a holiday destination that can satisfy everybody's taste. Even though it's modern and fully-developed, the country carefully preserves its traditions and heritage. The city of Prague, with its breathtaking architecture, vibrant art and culture scene, and bustling nightlife, is not only one of the country's main attractions, but also a top European tourist hub. The scenic countryside features numerous national parks and nature reserves perfect for hiking, cycling, golfing, and enjoying the natural beauty. In the wintertime ski buffs have their pick from a selection of resorts. If you're looking to unwind and rejuvenate in picturesque settings, visit the famous spa and wellness resorts that have been renowned in Europe for centuries.
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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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Hungary travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Government Buildings · Nightlife
Breadbasket of Europe
Because tourism throughout the whole country is not as popular as in other European countries, much of the natural beauty of Hungary has not been developed or exploited. Visitors today are drawn to the unspoiled picturesque landscape, the capital metropolis surrounded by charming small towns and villages, and the plethora of thermal baths. The country's number of well-preserved archaeological ruins, castles, cathedrals, and medieval towns provide opportunities to those wanting a taste of European history. With the opportunity to explore both time-worn architecture and notable natural surroundings in every region, Hungary provides sightseeing opportunities with the amenities of traditional tourist destinations. 
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