57 days in Europe, Asia & Canada Itinerary

57 days in Europe, Asia & Canada Itinerary

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Bruges, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Split, Croatia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 5 nights
Fly to Sofia Airport, Drive to Chiprovtsi
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Chiprovtsi, Bulgaria
— 1 night
Drive
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Targoviste, Romania
— 1 night
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Drive to Henri Coandă International Airport, Fly to Václav Havel Airport Prague, Drive to Kutna Hora
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Kutna Hora, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Weimar, Germany
— 2 nights
Drive
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Potsdam, Germany
— 1 night
Drive to Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Fly to Hiroshima
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Hiroshima, Japan
— 2 nights
Train to Hakata, Fly to Niigata
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Niigata, Japan
— 1 night
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Morioka, Japan
— 1 night
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Tokyo, Japan
— 3 nights
Fly
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Ottawa, Canada
— 3 nights
Fly to Billy Bishop Toronto City, Ferry to Toronto
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Toronto, Canada
— 5 nights
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Fly to Manchester, Train to Birmingham New Street, Train to Stratford-upon-Avon
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly to Brussels, Train to Maastricht

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Bruges, Belgium

— 3 nights

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. The adventure continues: browse the exhibits of Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, contemplate the waterfront views at Minnewater Lake, make a trip to The Markt, and explore the world behind art at Gruuthusemuseum.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bruges, use our trip itinerary maker.

Maastricht, The Netherlands to Bruges is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. November in Bruges sees daily highs of 12°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Bruges

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 4:

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Musee d'Orsay and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Visit Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe for their historical value. Step out of Paris to go to Chatenay-Malabry and see Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups, which is approximately 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Louvre Museum, explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle.

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Take a train from Bruges to Paris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Paris are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to fly to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 4 — 9:

Marseille, France

— 4 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde. Museum-lovers will appreciate Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Granet. Venture out of the city with trips to Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine (in Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume), Scuba & Snorkeling (in Carqueiranne) and Aix-en-Provence (Fondation Vasarely, Paul Cezanne’s Studio, &more). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Palais des Papes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame des Doms, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere de la Treille, and stroll through La Route du Sel.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marseille trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Marseille takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: highs in Marseille hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can go by car to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 9 — 13:

Nice, France

— 4 nights

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.
Get some historical perspective at Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Vieille Ville. Musee d'Art Moderne Et d'Art Contemporain and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Parc des Rives du Loup (in La Colle sur Loup), Peillon (Chapelle des Penitents Blancs & Peillon St Thecle Musee Ferroviaire) and La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul (in St-Paul-de-Vence). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de Nice, examine the collection at Musée Marc Chagall, and steep yourself in history at Musee Escoffier de l'Art Culinaire.

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Traveling by car from Marseille to Nice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 17:

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Popular historic sites such as Pantheon and Piazza Navona are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Split.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Split, Croatia

— 4 nights

Sportiest City in the World

Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
Appreciate the collections at The Island of Brac Museum - Skrip and Museum uja. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Diocletian's Palace and The Cathedral of St James in Sibenik. Get out of town with these interesting Split side-trips: Sokolarski Raptor Centre (in Sibenik), Wine Tasting Brac & Olive Oil Brac (in Nerezisca) and Hvar (Spanish Fortress & Fort Napoljun - Napolean). Next up on the itinerary: explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, take an in-depth tour of Etnografski muzej Split, and pause for some photo ops at Cathedral of Saint Domnius.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Split trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Split takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. Traveling from Rome in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Split, with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can fly to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 21 — 25:

Dubrovnik, Croatia

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Dubrovnik City Walls and Upper Corner Tower Foundry Museum. You'll explore and learn at War Photo Limited and Love Stories Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Dubrovnik side-trips: Ston (Ston Old Town & Stonske zidine - Ulaz). The adventure continues: take a stroll through Old Town, steep yourself in history at Dominican Monastery, tour the pleasant surroundings at Trsteno Arboretum, and head off the coast to Lokrum Island.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Dubrovnik trip itinerary builder website.

Fly from Split to Dubrovnik in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in November, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Chiprovtsi.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 25 — 30:

Chiprovtsi, Bulgaria

— 1 night
Chiprovtsi is a small town in northwestern Bulgaria, administratively part of Montana Province. Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): make a trip to History Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiprovtsi Monastery.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Chiprovtsi online trip itinerary maker.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Dubrovnik to Chiprovtsi. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Dubrovnik in November: high temperatures in Chiprovtsi hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Targoviste.

Things to do in Chiprovtsi

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 1:
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Targoviste, Romania

— 1 night
On the 2nd (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Muzeul de Arta, then steep yourself in history at Chindiei Tower (Sunset Tower), then steep yourself in history at Princely Court, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Museum of Communism.

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You can drive from Chiprovtsi to Targoviste in 6 hours. Traveling from Chiprovtsi to Targoviste, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 5°C in December, and nighttime lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Kutna Hora.

Things to do in Targoviste

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 1 — 2:

Kutna Hora, Czech Republic

— 1 night

City of Silver

A prosperous silver-mining center during medieval times, Kutna Hora features a well-preserved old town (it's a World Heritage Site) famed for its blend of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at The Cathedral of Assumption, take in the spiritual surroundings of Corpus Christi Chapel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St Barbara's Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Vlassky dvur, and finally take an in-depth tour of Bohemian Museum of Silver.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Kutna Hora tour itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Targoviste to Kutna Hora with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Targoviste to Kutna Hora due to the time zone difference. In December in Kutna Hora, expect temperatures between 5°C during the day and 0°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Weimar.

Things to do in Kutna Hora

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:

Weimar, Germany

— 2 nights

Home to Poets and Philosophers

Weimar more than makes up for its relatively small size with a wealth of historical, cultural, and architectural attractions.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the historical opulence of Oberschloss Kranichfeld, get a new perspective on nature at Deutsches Bienenmuseum, then admire the natural beauty at Goethes Gartenhaus, and finally browse the exhibits of Goethe National Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Wittumspalais, then examine the collection at Liszt Haus, then see the interesting displays at Museum fur Ur- und Fruhgeschichte Thuringens, and finally contemplate the long history of Schillers Wohnhaus.

To find out how to plan a trip to Weimar, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Kutna Hora to Weimar in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. December in Weimar sees daily highs of 6°C and lows of 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Potsdam.

Things to do in Weimar

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:

Potsdam, Germany

— 1 night

Versailles of Germany

Formerly an official residence of the Prussian kings, Potsdam is surrounded by a series of interconnected lakes, parks, and palaces.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): stroll the grounds of Suedwestkirchhof Stahnsdorf, look and learn at URANIA-Planetarium, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gemeinde der Russisch-Orthodoxen Kirche, then contemplate the long history of Schloss Cecilienhof, then explore the historical opulence of Sanssouci Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at Stiftung Gedenkstatte Lindenstrasse.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Potsdam road trip site.

You can drive from Weimar to Potsdam in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Hiroshima.

Things to do in Potsdam

Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Hiroshima, Japan

— 2 nights

City of Peace

Grapple with history and appreciate modernity in Hiroshima, a city known around the world for its tragic past and inspiring rebirth.
On the 8th (Tue), step into the grandiose world of Hiroshima Castle, then admire the masterpieces at Hiroshima Museum of Art, then make a trip to Peace Memorial Park - Hiroshima, and finally examine the collection at Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Atomic Bomb Dome, contemplate the long history of Itsukushima Shrine, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Miyama Shrine.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Hiroshima road trip site.

Explore your travel options from Potsdam to Hiroshima with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Potsdam to Hiroshima. Expect a daytime high around 13°C in December, and nighttime lows around 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Niigata.

Things to do in Hiroshima

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 7 — 9:

Niigata, Japan

— 1 night
The port city of Niigata has an association with tourism, but not really one to do with the city itself.
On the 10th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Niigata Prefectural Government Memorial Hall, take an in-depth tour of Minatopia Niigata City History Museum, see the interesting displays at Niigtata Rice Cracker Museum, get engrossed in the history at Northern Culture Museum, then examine the collection at Niigata Niitsu Railway Museum, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Niigata Airport Observation Deck.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Niigata trip itinerary maker site.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Hiroshima to Niigata in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Hiroshima in December, you will find days in Niigata are slightly colder (9°C), and nights are about the same (3°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can take a train to Morioka.

Things to do in Niigata

Museums
Find places to stay Dec 9 — 10:

Morioka, Japan

— 1 night
The city of Morioka sits against a mountainous backdrop, framed by two main rivers.
On the 11th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sakurayama Shrine, see the interesting displays at Moriokamachiya Monogatarikan, pause for some serene contemplation at Yotsuya Church, contemplate the long history of Hōon-ji Temple, then stroll around Iwate Park (Koen), and finally don't miss a visit to Rock-breaking Cherry Tree.

For photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Morioka road trip planning tool.

Take a train from Niigata to Morioka in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Niigata in December, things will get a bit cooler in Morioka: highs are around 4°C and lows about -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to take a train to Tokyo.

Things to do in Morioka

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 11:

Tokyo, Japan

— 3 nights
Tokyo holds the status of most populous metropolitan area in the world--a fact you'll find tangible as you walk the bustling streets and explore its diverse neighborhoods and cultures.
You'll explore and learn at Tokyo National Museum and National Museum of Nature and Science. Your inner history buff will appreciate Imperial Palace and Senso-ji Temple. Change things up with a short trip to Ghibli Museum Mitaka in Mitaka (about 40 minutes away). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Edo-Tokyo Museum, wander the streets of Odaiba District, get a sense of history and politics at Tokyo Metropolitan Government Buildings, and admire the natural beauty at Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden.

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Take a train from Morioka to Tokyo in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Morioka in December; daily highs in Tokyo reach 14°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Ottawa.

Things to do in Tokyo

Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 11 — 14:

Ottawa, Canada

— 3 nights

Silicon Valley North

A major center of technology nicknamed "Silicon Valley North," Ottawa offers visitors a modern flavor with its range of trendy hotels, shops, and restaurants.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at National Gallery of Canada and Parliament Hill and Buildings. Museum-lovers will get to explore Canadian War Museum and Canadian Museum of Nature. Step out of Ottawa with an excursion to Upper Canada Village in Morrisburg--about 1h 15 min away. There's more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Notre Dame Basilica and take a stroll through ByWard Market.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Ottawa trip planner.

Getting from Tokyo to Ottawa by flight takes about 17 hours. The time zone difference moving from Japan Standard Time (JST) to Eastern Standard Time (EST) is minus 14 hours. In December, Ottawa is colder than Tokyo - with highs of -2°C and lows of -9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Toronto.

Things to do in Ottawa

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 14 — 17:

Toronto, Canada

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Casa Loma and Royal Ontario Museum. Visit The Distillery District and White Water Walk for their historical value. Step out of Toronto to go to Niagara Falls and see Butterfly Conservatory, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Hockey Hall of Fame, brush up on your military savvy at Fort York National Historic Site, admire all the interesting features of Spadina Museum, and make a trip to CN Tower.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Toronto day trip planner.

Getting from Ottawa to Toronto by combination of flight and ferry takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ottawa in December, expect Toronto to be a bit warmer, temps between 2°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Things to do in Toronto

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 22:

Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Stratford-upon-Avon is a market town and civil parish in Warwickshire, England, on the River Avon, 101mi north west of London, 22mi south east of Birmingham, and 8mi south west of Warwick. Get a sense of the local culture at Warwick Castle and Parish Church of St. Gregory the Great. Visit The Church of St Peter and Shakespeare's Schoolroom & Guildhall for their historical value. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of The Battle of Edgehill Exhibition, take in the exciting artwork at Montpellier Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Compton Verney Art Gallery and Park, and look for gifts at The Arter.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Stratford-upon-Avon holiday planner.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Toronto to Stratford-upon-Avon in 13.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 5 hours traveling from Toronto to Stratford-upon-Avon. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in December, with highs in Stratford-upon-Avon at 11°C and lows at 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Stratford-upon-Avon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 22 — 26:

West Flanders Province travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
West Flanders province contains Belgium's entire North Sea coastline, a major tourist destination in this part of Europe. In addition to a string of commercialized beaches, the province boasts several medieval cities soaked in history and rich in architectural heritage. Bruges, the provincial capital, serves as one of the country's major hubs of commerce, education, culture, and entertainment. Away from its heavily urbanized areas, West Flanders features a largely flat countryside crisscrossed by well-maintained roads and cycling paths. The province draws a growing number of foreign visitors with its lesser-known towns like Veurne and Ostend, which boast photogenic public squares, traditional breweries, and spired cathedrals.

Ile-de-France travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Historic Sites · Art Museums
Île-de-France offers a wealth of treasures from its Parisian urban culture and natural frontiers to its romantic river walks along artistic landscapes that continue to inspire painters. The heartland of the country is like a miniature version of France as a whole, offering a sample of everything you've come to expect in the country: charming villages, museums, cathedrals, châteaux, parks, forests, river lands, and world-class shopping and restaurants, of course. Many locals still refer to the region as Région Parisienne or RP, because it's the most populated and affluent metropolitan area of the country. Although this region is small, it has borne witness to great historical battles, canvasses painted by old masters, and centuries of royalty, as evidenced by its wealth of attractions. Your vacation in the economic, religious, and political hub of France brings you up close and personal with diverse historical monuments, the pink turrets of Disney's castle, and the three surrounding rivers: the Seine, the Marne and the Oise.

Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Historic Walking Areas
You'll feel the sun getting bigger and brighter the closer you get to Provence on the Mediterranean. When you glimpse your first red-tiled roof, you'll know you've entered the south, filled with vineyards, cypresses, and the crisp, inviting scent of lavender and rosemary. Since before the Roman Empire, Provence has been a vibrant community, partially due to its intensely bright sunlight--bathing the people in its radiance, as well as soaking sunflowers, olive groves, vineyards, and purple lavender fields with its warm rays. Breezy, star-filled nights set the mood for a romantic vacation highlighted by a moonlit stroll, a dramatic performance at the theater, or dynamic nightlife decked out in the height of fashion at the trendiest nightclubs.

Since Provence is a historical province, some people include the French Riviera as part of the region, because it shares the cultural and linguistic identity unique to Provence, while others view the area north of Cannes as separate from the region.

Joining the Mediterranean Sea, and flanked by the Rhône River and the Alps, this region captivated master artists such as Picasso, Van Gogh, and Cézanne. If included on an itinerary, it will do the same for you, with its tranquil gardens, mysterious caves, rustic vistas, Roman ruins, and enchanting old harbors. You can enjoy the finer things in life here, like searching for that special something at the area boutiques, visiting the workshop of a local artisan for authentic regional arts and crafts, and learning historical tidbits from a resident's perspective by antiquing in the country's best stores. Like its native Provençal inhabitants, you too can enjoy world-class people watching. If you're lucky, you'll catch a glimpse of a major celeb or two followed by the relentless paparazzi, all while sitting at an outdoor café overlooking any one of the magnificent Mediterranean marinas, one of the most quintessential things to do in the region.

Lazio travel guide

4.5
Ruins · Fountains · Churches
Often overshadowed by the country's magnificent capital city, Lazio is a densely populated region in the middle of the boot-shaped Italian peninsula. Though this prosperous area is home to Rome, Lazio offers many other cities, lakes, and white-sand coastal areas as beautiful additions to your itinerary. The region's landscapes are as varied as the people who live here. In the north, Lazio is lush and hilly. The southern section features rugged areas tailor-made for adventurous hikers and cyclists. Venture deeper into Lazio's countryside to find more places to visit, like restaurants and museums, as well as remnants of the ancient civilizations that once flourished in this area.

Croatia travel guide

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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.

Montana Province travel guide

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Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Ruins
Montana Province is a province in northwestern Bulgaria, bordering Serbia in the southwest and Romania in the north. It spreads its area between the Danube river and Balkan mountain. As of February 2011, the province has a population of 148,098 inhabitants, on territory of 3,635.5 km². It was named after its administrative centre the city of Montana.MunicipalitiesThe Montana province contains 11 municipalities . The following table shows the names of each municipality in English and in Cyrillic, the main town or village, and the population as of 2011.PopulationThe Montana province had a population of 148,098 according to a 2011 census, of which were male and were female. As of the end of 2009, the population of the province, announced by the Bulgarian National Statistical Institute, numbered 155,899 of which are inhabitants aged over 60 years.The following table represents the change of the population in the province after World War II:Ethnic groupsTotal population : 148 098Ethnic groups : Identified themselves: 143 467 persons: Bulgarians: 123 820 Roma: 18 228 Others and indefinable: 1 248 In the 2001 census, 181,175 people of the population of 182,258 of Montana Province identified themselves as belonging to one of the following ethnic groups :

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Dambovita County travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Historic Sites · Caves
Dâmbovița is a county of Romania, in Muntenia, with the capital city at Târgoviște.DemographicsIn 2011, it had a population of 518,745 and the population density was 127/km². It is one of the most densely populated counties in Romania.Romanians – 96%Roma (Gypsies), others.NameThe county is named after the Dâmbovița River, which is a name of Slavic origin, derived from Дъб, dămb, meaning "oak", as it once flowed through the oak forests of the Wallachian Plain.GeographyDâmbovița county has a total area of 4,054 km².The county's landscape has three main forms. In the north there are mountains from the Southern Carpathians group – the Bucegi Mountains and the Leaotă Mountains. In the center there are the sub-Carpathian hills and the southern area is part of the Romanian Plain.The county's main river gives it its name: the Dâmbovița River. Also the Ialomița River flows in the county's northern and eastern regions, while the Argeș River flows in the south.Neighbouring countiesIlfov County and Prahova County in the East.Argeș County in the West.Brașov County in the North.Teleorman County and Giurgiu County in the South.

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Central Bohemian Region travel guide

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Cemeteries · Castles · Churches
Surrounding the busy city of Prague, the Central Bohemian Region is the perfect place for a quick getaway to the Czech Republic's historical and natural beauties. Some of the country's most magnificent castles are located in this region, and are one of its main tourist attractions. Throughout the area you'll find a selection of peaceful towns that proudly display their historical heritage. Visit some of the specialized museums and learn about different aspects of local life, from beer-brewing to car-making. Some towns preserve the historical surroundings so well that whole settlements act as living museums. Head to the region's water reservoirs surrounded by lush greenery, where you can relax in nature or take part in various water-based activities, such as sailing, kayaking, or diving.

Thuringia travel guide

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Castles · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Thuringia is a predominantly mountainous and forested region of Germany. Ancient towns and castles that stubbornly refuse to succumb to the ravages of time dot the countryside. Though it remains one of the lesser-known vacation spots among German provinces, Thuringia enjoys a good reputation among domestic visitors. The area attracts travelers with a wide selection of national parks, ski resorts, and an extensive network of hiking trails. Thuringia boasts a proud heritage of athletic achievement; its athletes have won more than half of Germany's Winter Olympic gold medals in the last 20 years. The land is more than just a holiday haven for sports enthusiasts. The region has served as both a home and a source of inspiration for artists such as Bach, Goethe, and Schiller.

Brandenburg travel guide

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Gardens · History Museums · Castles
Both a historical region and modern federal state, Brandenburg was once the heart of Prussia. It surrounds but does not officially include the national capital, Berlin. Best known for its wealth of natural attractions, Brandenburg contains three World Heritage-listed biosphere reserves and 11 protected nature parks. A sprawling national park spreads all the way across the border with Poland. The region's pristine natural environments are protected by the nation's strict natural protection policies, which began in the 1990s. An extensive network of park rangers lead tours through the various environments and ensure continued conservation. Be sure to explore the state capital's lavish royal palaces and gardens. Extend your itinerary outside the urban centers if you'd like to enjoy the numerous bike trails, golf courses, canoeing tours, and boat trips.

Hiroshima Prefecture travel guide

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Historic Sites · Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Hiroshima Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located in the Chūgoku region on Honshu island. The capital is the city of Hiroshima. It has a population of around 2.8 million.HistoryThe area around Hiroshima was formerly divided into Bingo Province and Aki Province. This location has been a center of trade and culture since the beginning of Japan's recorded history. Hiroshima is a traditional center of the Chūgoku region and was the seat of the Mōri clan until the Battle of Sekigahara.Hiroshima is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites: The Atomic Dome in Hiroshima, one of the few remnants of prewar Hiroshima following the atomic bombing in 1945;The Itsukushima Shrine in Miyajima, famed for filling with water and appearing to "float" during high tide.GeographyHiroshima prefecture lies in the middle of Chūgoku. Most of the prefecture consists of mountains leading towards Shimane Prefecture; and rivers produce rich plains near the coast.The province faces Shikoku across the Seto Inland Sea. Hiroshima Bay opens on the Inland Sea. The prefecture also includes many small islands.

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Niigata Prefecture travel guide

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Ski Areas · Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks
Niigata Prefecture is a prefecture of Japan located on the island of Honshu on the coast of the Sea of Japan. The capital is the city of Niigata with which it shares the same name.HistoryUntil after the Meiji Restoration, the area that is now Niigata Prefecture was divided into Echigo Province (on the mainland) and Sado Province. During the Sengoku period, the Nagao clan, who were at times vassals to the Uesugi, ruled a fief in the western part of modern Niigata from Kasugayama Castle. The most notable member of the Nagao clan was Nagao Kagetora, later and better known as Uesugi Kenshin. He unified the leaders of Echigo Province and became its sole ruler. By taking the surname Uesugi, he also became the head of the Uesugi clan and effectively brought their realm under his control.The city of Niigata is now the third largest Japanese city facing the Sea of Japan, after Fukuoka and Kitakyushu. It was the first Japanese port on the Sea of Japan to be opened to foreign trade following the opening of Japan by Matthew Perry. It has since played an important role in trade with Russia and Korea. A freighter from North Korea visits Niigata once a month, in one of the few forms of direct contact between Japan and that country.

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Iwate Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Iwate Prefecture is a prefecture in the Tōhoku region of Japan. Located on the main island of Honshu, it contains the island's easternmost point. The capital is Morioka. Iwate has the lowest population density of any prefecture outside Hokkaido. Famous attractions include the Buddhist temples of Hiraizumi, including Chūson-ji and Mōtsū-ji with their treasures, Fujiwara no Sato, a movie lot and theme park in Esashi Ward, Oshu City, Tenshochi, a park in Kitakami City known for its big, old cherry trees and Morioka Castle in Morioka City.NameThere are several theories about the origin of the name "Iwate", but the most well known is the tale Oni no tegata, which is associated with the Mitsuishi or "Three Rocks" Shrine in Morioka. These rocks are said to have been thrown down into Morioka by an eruption of Mt. Iwate. According to the legend, there was once a devil who often tormented and harassed the local people. When the people prayed to the spirits of Mitsuishi for protection, the devil was immediately shackled to these rocks and forced to make a promise never to trouble the people again. As a seal of his oath, the devil made a handprint on one of the rocks, thus giving rise to the name Iwate, literally "rock hand". Even now after a rainfall it is said that the devil's hand print can still be seen there.

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Tokyo Prefecture travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Parks
A tour of Tokyo Prefecture reveals many eateries, markets, and museums, with sightseeing opportunities available for every type of traveler. Bright bursts of lights and billboards on modern buildings contrast the ornate, traditional architecture there. Don't forget to visit Izu Islands, easily accessible from the capital as an ideal day trip option.

Canada travel guide

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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.

Warwickshire travel guide

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Castles · Architectural Buildings · Parks
If it hadn’t been the birthplace of a world-famous playwright, Warwickshire could have been just another picture-perfect English county with verdant rolling hills and scenic market towns. William Shakespeare was born and died in Stratford-upon-Avon, one of the region’s prosperous centers of culture, art, and commerce. The county abounds in sites linked to the renowned artist’s life, hosting a multitude of special events and art festivals that draw visitors from around the world. Tourist numbers diminish away from these bustling cultural attractions, offering travelers numerous opportunities to step off the beaten path and have a relaxing sightseeing experience on quiet country roads and walking trails.