29 days in Europe Itinerary

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
— 1 night
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Zagreb, Croatia
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
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Bratislava, Slovakia
— 1 night
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Vienna, Austria
— 3 nights
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Bielefeld, Germany
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 3 nights
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Cologne, Germany
— 2 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 2 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 1 night
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Munich, Germany
— 3 nights
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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 1st (Tue): take a stroll through Ljubljana Old Town and then explore the historical opulence of Ljubljana Castle.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Ljubljana trip planner.

Milan, Italy to Ljubljana is an approximately 4-hour combination of flight and shuttle. You can also drive; or take a shuttle. In August, Ljubljana is slightly colder than Milan - with highs of 31°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Zagreb.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks
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Zagreb, Croatia — 2 nights

Little Vienna

Zagreb boasts a combination of Austro-Hungarian and Socialist architecture, but it is beloved for its outdoor cafe culture.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): take in the local highlights with Walking tours. On the 4th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Cathedral of Zagreb, stop by Kavalir Shop, see the interesting displays at Museum of Broken Relationships, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Mark's Church, and finally take a stroll through Upper Town (Gornji Grad).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zagreb travel route planner.

You can drive from Ljubljana to Zagreb in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a shuttle; or take a train. In August in Zagreb, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can go by car to Budapest.
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Tours · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Budapest, Hungary — 1 night

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.
On the 5th (Sat), wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Shoes on the Danube Bank, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Széchenyi Thermal Bath, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Budapest attractions planner.

Drive from Zagreb to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Bratislava.
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Bratislava, Slovakia — 1 night

Beauty on the Danube

Slovakia's capital, Bratislava, attracts visitors for its natural beauty and rich culture, offering a plethora of landscapes, outdoor activities, historical monuments, and a stately old town.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Slavin War Memorial, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Martin's Cathedral (Dom svateho Martina), wander the streets of Bratislava Old Town, then make a trip to UFO Observation Deck, then pause for some photo ops at Cumil, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Blue Church of St. Elizabeth.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bratislava day trip app.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Bratislava takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August in Bratislava, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Vienna.
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Vienna, Austria — 3 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: step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, and admire the striking features of Haus der Musik Wien.

To find other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Vienna sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Bratislava to Vienna by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. August in Vienna sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Petrin Tower. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Prague Zoo, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. August in Prague sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, then pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and finally ponder the world of politics at Reichstag Building. Here are some ideas for day two: get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Zoo Berlin, see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, and then contemplate the long history of East Side Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Berlin takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Bielefeld.
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Bielefeld, Germany — 2 nights

Historically a center of Europe’s linen industry, Bielefeld today combines rich local culture with a tradition of innovation and commercial development.
On the 15th (Tue), test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, then explore the historical opulence of Sparrenburg, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Heimat-Tierpark Olderdissen, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Botanischer Garten. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for all kinds of wild species at Adlerwarte Berlebeck, then don't miss a visit to Hermannsdenkmal, and then see the interesting displays at LWL-Open-Air Museum Detmold (LWL Freilichtmuseum Detmold).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bielefeld trip planning site.

Getting from Berlin to Bielefeld by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 1 night

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 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Begijnhof, stroll around Vondelpark, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, then admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and finally contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bielefeld to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Brussels.
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Brussels, Belgium — 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), step into the grandiose world of Royal Palace of Brussels, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon, then appreciate the history behind Manneken Pis, and finally steep yourself in history at Grand Place. Keep things going the next day: find something for the whole family at Mini-Europe, then explore the galleries of Atomium, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of Our Lady of Laeken, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule).

To see where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Amsterdam to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Brussels are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can go by car to Cologne.
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Cologne, Germany — 2 nights

City of Churches

Though Cologne famously contains 12 Romanesque churches, the city's top prize remains its landmark Gothic cathedral.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cologne Cathedral, make a trip to Hohenzollern Bridge, then see the interesting displays at Chocolate Museum, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from KolnTriangle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue): find something for the whole family at Phantasialand.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Cologne road trip website.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Cologne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Cologne are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive 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.
On the 23rd (Wed), steep yourself in history at Vianden Castle and then hike along Mullerthal Trail. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial, contemplate the long history of Grand Ducal Palace, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, then get to know the fascinating history of Le Chemin de la Corniche, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Casemates du Bock.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Cologne to Luxembourg City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. In August, daytime highs in Luxembourg City are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Stuttgart.
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Stuttgart, Germany — 1 night

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
On the 25th (Fri), take in panoramic vistas at Fernsehturm Stuttgart, admire the landmark architecture of Mercedes-Benz Museum, then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Wilhelma Zoologisch-Botanischer Garten, and finally steep yourself in history at Palace Square. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Alter Friedhof, make a trip to Residenzschloss Ludwigsburg, then examine the collection at Porsche Museum, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Konigstrasse.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Stuttgart trip builder app.

Drive from Luxembourg City to Stuttgart in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Stuttgart sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Munich.
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Munich, Germany — 3 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Nymphenburg Palace, then examine the collection at Munich Residenz, and then don't miss a visit to Marienplatz. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): get curious at Deutsches Museum, then explore the activities along English Garden, and then take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Munich tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Stuttgart to Munich in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 1 day

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 29th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Zurich vacation tool.

Getting from Munich to Zurich by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can fly back home.
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Slovenia travel guide

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

3.9
Landmarks · Castles · Monuments
Heart of Europe
A land of magnificent castles, untouched nature, and rich cultural heritage, Slovakia is a jewel in the heart of Europe that's waiting to be discovered. Larger cities such as Bratislava and Kosice feature historic architecture and offer numerous sightseeing opportunities and exciting art scenes, while the traditional villages are the perfect place to get acquainted with local customs. Some of the country's most popular tourist destinations are its numerous spa resorts, famous for their therapeutic properties, and a selection of wooden churches, many of which are World Heritage Sites. Those looking for nature's attractions can enjoy everything from the thick forests and snowy peaks of the Tatra Mountains, to one of Europe's largest concentrations of subterranean caves. The country's cuisine reflects its multi-cultural history and is a definite must-try.
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Austria travel guide

4.6
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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Czech Republic travel guide

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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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Germany travel guide

4.5
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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The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
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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Belgium travel guide

4.3
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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Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Specialty Museums
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.
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