45 days in Europe & Africa Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
— 3 nights
Train
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Porto, Portugal
— 1 night
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Casablanca, Morocco
— 2 nights
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Drive to Tanger Med, Ferry to Algeciras, Drive to Gibraltar
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar
— 2 nights
Bus to Estación de San Roque, Train to Madrid
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Madrid, Spain
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra
Bus to Toulouse Central Bus Station, Train to Nice
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Ankara, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Fly to Ercan, Drive to Nicosia General Hospital, Bus to Paphos
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Paphos, Cyprus
— 2 nights
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Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Ferry
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Mykonos Town, Greece
— 2 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Vatican City, Italy
— 1 day
Bus to Roma Tiburtina, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train to Rimini Station, Bus to City of San Marino
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City of San Marino, San Marino
— 1 night
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train to Sargans, Bahnhof, Bus to Balzers
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Balzers, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
Bus to Sargans, Bahnhof, Train to Zurich
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal — 3 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Lisbon is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and zoos & aquariums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco), and explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Lisbon itinerary planner.

Boston, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Boston in May: highs in Lisbon hover around 75°F, while lows dip to 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can fly to Porto.
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Porto, Portugal — 1 night

Unvanquished City

Called "Oporto" by many, the city of Porto along the Duoro River lent the country and Port wine their names.
On the 23rd (Sun), awaken your taste buds at some of the top wineries in the area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Porto Cathedral (Se Catedral), then snap pictures at Ponte de Dom Luis I, and finally don't miss a visit to Jardim da Rotunda da Boavista. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): explore the activities along Douro River, wander the streets of Ribeira do Porto, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Igreja da Ordem Terceira de São Francisco, admire the landmark architecture of Palacio da Bolsa, then take in panoramic vistas at Torre dos Clerigos, and finally stop by Livraria Lello.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Porto trip planner.

Take a train from Lisbon to Porto in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. When traveling from Lisbon in May, plan for little chillier days in Porto, with highs around 68°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Casablanca.
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Wineries · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks
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Casablanca, Morocco — 2 nights

The port of Casablanca, Morocco's largest city and economic hub, represents the country's beating heart, established as a French protectorate in 1912.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): wander the streets of Quartier Habous and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Casablanca tour itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Porto to Casablanca by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Porto in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Casablanca, with lows around 61°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Gibraltar.
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Gibraltar, Gibraltar — 2 nights

The Rock

A vacation in Gibraltar reveals a strategically important area the ancient Greeks considered the edge of the known world.
Gibraltar is known for nature, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: tour the pleasant surroundings at Upper Rock Nature Reserve, get to know the fascinating history of Grand Casemates Square, enjoy breathtaking views from O'Hara's Battery, and visit a coastal fixture at Europa Point.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Gibraltar vacation builder.

You can do a combination of car and ferry from Casablanca to Gibraltar in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time (WET) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. In May, daytime highs in Gibraltar are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 61°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel to Madrid.
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Madrid, Spain — 3 nights

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Madrid is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the masterpieces at Prado National Museum, stroll around Parque del Retiro, hunt for treasures at Mercado San Miguel, and see the interesting displays at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Madrid trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Gibraltar to Madrid in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Gibraltar in May, Madrid is little chillier at night with lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Barcelona, Spain — 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic), then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica de la Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Barcelona holiday maker website.

Getting from Madrid to Barcelona by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 71°F, while at night they dip to 57°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Andorra la Vella.
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Andorra la Vella, Andorra

Tucked high in the Pyrenees and home to fewer than 65,000 residents, Andorra La Vella seems at first an unlikely tourist hotspot.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Centro Historico, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sant Esteve d'Andorra la Vella, then steep yourself in history at Casa de la Vall, then make a trip to Plaza del Poble, and finally appreciate the history behind La Noblesse du Temps.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Andorra la Vella using our trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Barcelona to Andorra la Vella takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Nice.
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Nice, France — 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Cannes (Rue d'Antibes & La Croisette). Next up on the itinerary: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Marineland, take some stellar pictures from Colline du Chateau overlook, get your game on at SENSAS Nice, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Nice itinerary maker app.

Do a combination of bus and train from Andorra la Vella to Nice in 12 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive; or do a combination of car and train. June in Nice sees daily highs of 76°F and lows of 66°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
On the 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel planner.

Fly from Nice to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. In June in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 63°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Ankara.
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Ankara, Turkey — 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): examine the collection at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii) and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Ankara tour builder website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in June: highs in Ankara hover around 67°F, while lows dip to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Paphos.
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Paphos, Cyprus — 2 nights

The legendary birthplace of the Greek goddess Aphrodite and the capital of western Cyprus, the city of Paphos showcases an abundance of archaeological, architectural, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Tombs of the Kings, explore the historical opulence of Paphos Harbour Castle, take a memorable tour with Tours, then take in the dramatic natural features at Aphrodite's Rock, and finally don't miss a visit to Kouklia Arts Centre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): kick back and relax at Coral Bay, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Pafos Zoo, then don't miss a visit to Paphos Harbour and Port, and finally delve into the distant past at Kato Paphos Archaeological Park.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Paphos visit planner.

You can do a combination of flight, car, and bus from Ankara to Paphos in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Ankara to Paphos. When traveling from Ankara in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Paphos: temperatures range from 83°F by day to 66°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Athens.
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Athens, Greece — 1 night

The Birthplace of Democracy

One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take a stroll through Plaka, take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, and then steep yourself in history at Acropolis of Athens. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at National Archaeological Museum, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Lycabettus, then pause for some photo ops at Temple of Olympian Zeus, and finally admire the natural beauty at National Garden.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Athens trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paphos to Athens takes 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 70°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Mykonos Town.
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Mykonos Town, Greece — 2 nights

Chora Mykonos

A holiday in Mykonos Town offers a chance to relax on picturesque beaches and explore a labyrinth of charming streets lined with traditional white houses.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): wander the streets of Little Venice, don't miss a visit to The Windmills (Kato Milli), then examine the collection at Aegean Maritime Museum, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Paradise Beach. On your second day here, make a trip to Rarity Gallery, kick back and relax at Platis Gialos Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Ornos Beach, and finally kick back and relax at Elia Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mykonos Town trip planner.

You can ride a ferry from Athens to Mykonos Town in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of taxi and ferry. When traveling from Athens in June, plan for slightly colder days in Mykonos Town, with highs around 80°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 69°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Mykonos Town to Rome in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Mykonos Town to Rome is minus 1 hour. June in Rome sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Vatican City.
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Vatican City, Italy — 1 day

City of Seven Hills

Covering 44 hectares (110 acres) in the city center of Rome, the wall-enclosed sovereign state of Vatican City is one of the most famous religious sites worldwide, serving as the papal residence and home of the Roman Catholic church.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, explore the different monuments and memorials at Vatican Necropolis, then pause for some photo ops at La Pieta, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally pause for some photo ops at Monument to Alexander VII.

Start your trip to Vatican City by creating a personalized itinerary on Klarna Trips.

Vatican City is just a stone's throw from Rome. June in Vatican City sees daily highs of 84°F and lows of 65°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Florence.
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Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, pause for some photo ops at Loggia dei Lanzi, steep yourself in history at L’importuno di Michelangelo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto.

For reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Florence holiday maker site.

Traveling by combination of bus and train from Vatican City to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. June in Florence sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 65°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to City of San Marino.
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City of San Marino, San Marino — 1 night

The capital of one of the world's smallest and oldest republics, the hillside city of San Marino boasts a World Heritage-listed old town that's known for its winding cobblestone streets and sweeping views of the surrounding countryside.
On the 23rd (Wed), see the interesting displays at Museo delle Curiosità - San Marino, contemplate the long history of Cesta Tower, take in the awesome beauty at Mount Titan, then ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Pubblico, then see the interesting displays at Museo Creature della Notte - Vampiri e Licantropi, and finally step into the grandiose world of Guaita.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the City of San Marino journey planner.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Florence to City of San Marino takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of shuttle and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 62°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Venice.
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Venice, Italy — 1 night

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 25th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Venice online visit planner.

Traveling by bus from City of San Marino to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Venice are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Lucerne.
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Lucerne, Switzerland — 4 nights

In north-central Switzerland, Lucerne represents a small city boasting a well-preserved old town.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Lucerne: Interlaken (Parasailing & Paragliding & Swiss Chocolate Chalet) and Giessbachfälle (in Giessbach). There's still lots to do: get great views at Jungfraujoch, appreciate the history behind Lion Monument, snap pictures at Chapel Bridge, and make a trip to The Nine Towers.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Lucerne trip itinerary maker website.

You can take a bus from Venice to Lucerne in 6.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive; or take a train. Traveling from Venice in June, things will get slightly colder in Lucerne: highs are around 74°F and lows about 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to drive to Balzers.
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Balzers, Liechtenstein — 1 night

Balzers is a town and community located in southern Liechtenstein. On the 30th (Wed), take in the exciting artwork at Gasometer Cultural Centre, then take an in-depth tour of Lawena Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Gutenberg Castle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Balzers trip planning site.

Traveling by combination of train and bus from Lucerne to Balzers takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of tram, train, and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Zurich.
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Zurich, Switzerland — 2 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): wander the streets of Old Town, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, and then examine the collection at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, then walk around Lindenhof Hill, and finally stop by CIRCLE - The Sustainable Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Zurich road trip planning app.

You can do a combination of bus and train from Balzers to Zurich in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Portugal travel guide

4.2
Landmarks · Castles · Beaches
Small in size but rich in history, culture, and natural beauty, Portugal features contrasting landscapes that include long beaches, lush vineyards, verdant valleys, and rolling hills dotted with tiny settlements where old traditions still prevail. The country's serene interior, often overlooked by foreigners, remains largely unspoiled by mass tourism and offers visitors a chance to discover this less-trodden part of Europe at their own pace. Ripe for leisurely adventures on foot or by bicycle, Portugal's fertile countryside boasts well-preserved medieval castles and outstanding wineries, producing some of the world's finest ports. The country's cities offer a lively culinary scene known for its many award-winning restaurants, topping the itineraries of foodies from around the globe.
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Morocco travel guide

4.2
Diverse in landscapes and cultures, Morocco has long been a popular tourist destination, offering many quintessential North African vistas, sounds, and tastes. The ancient medinas of the main cities have retained their look and feel over the centuries, with bustling markets of colorful spice stalls, leather tanning in the streets, and teahouses. The dunes of the Sahara and the peaks of the High Atlas mountains battle for the interest of tourists on holiday in Morocco, with each possessing impressive, picturesque scenery, and hidden-away traditional villages, filled with crafts, carpets, and a rural way of life.
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Spain travel guide

4.5
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.
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France travel guide

4.3
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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Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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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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