33 days in Europe Itinerary

33 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to London Gatwick Airport, Drive to Portsmouth
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Drive
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London, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Fly
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Dublin, Ireland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Killarney, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly to Nice, Bus to Monte-Carlo
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
— 2 nights
Shuttle to Nice, Fly to Luxembourg
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
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Munich, Germany
— 2 nights
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Vaduz, Liechtenstein
— 1 night
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom

— 2 nights
Portsmouth is a port city and unitary authority in the ceremonial English county of Hampshire and is located south-west of London and south-east of Southampton. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Bishop's Palace Gardens, get outside with Goodwood Motor Circuit, admire the striking features of Goodwood House, then learn about all things military at Tangmere Military Aviation Museum, and finally stroll through Bosham Quay. On your second day here, brush up on your military savvy at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, see the interesting displays at The Mary Rose, then take a tour of HMS M.33, then take an in-depth tour of Boathouse No 4, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Southsea Rose Garden.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Portsmouth trip itinerary maker.

Armidale, Australia to Portsmouth is an approximately 31-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Armidale to Portsmouth, you'll gain 10 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to drive to London.

Things to do in Portsmouth

Museums · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

London, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and Regent's Park. Change things up with these side-trips from London: Mote Park (in Maidstone) and The Big Cat Sanctuary (in Smarden). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the history behind Bomber Command Memorial, wander the streets of Westminster, don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read London trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Portsmouth to London takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Edinburgh.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 30:

Edinburgh, United Kingdom

— 3 nights

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Photography Tours and Holyrood Park. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edinburgh: St. Andrews (St Andrews Cathedral & St Andrews Links) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Anstruther). And it doesn't end there: step into the grandiose world of Edinburgh Castle, sample the fine beverages at Pickering's Gin Distillery, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

To see where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Edinburgh online sightseeing planner.

Getting from London to Edinburgh by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from London in July, expect Edinburgh to be little chillier, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 30 — Aug 2:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Step off the beaten path and head to Beer Tastings & Tours and National Botanic Gardens. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Guinness Storehouse, wander the streets of Temple Bar, enjoy the scholastic atmosphere at Trinity College Dublin, and sample the fine beverages at Teeling Whiskey Distillery.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dublin trip itinerary planning website.

Fly from Edinburgh to Dublin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Killarney.

Things to do in Dublin

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Breweries & Distilleries
Find places to stay Aug 2 — 5:

Killarney, Ireland

— 2 nights
Continuously inhabited since the Neolithic period, Killarney draws visitors with its picturesque natural scenery, fine restaurants, and traditional pubs.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Killarney National Park. Keep things going the next day: hike along Torc Mountain Walk, sample the fine beverages at Irish Whiskey Experience, then admire the striking features of St. Mary's Cathedral, and finally identify plant and animal life at Kerry Cliffs.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Killarney trip planner.

Drive from Dublin to Killarney in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daily temperatures in Killarney can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Killarney

Parks · Nature · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 5 — 7:

Paris, France

— 3 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Explore hidden gems such as Jardin des Tuileries and Place des Vosges. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, make a trip to Le Trocadero et son esplanade, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

You can fly from Killarney to Paris in 7 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Killarney in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Monte-Carlo.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Monte-Carlo, Monaco

— 2 nights
Located at the base of the Alps along the French Riviera, the upscale city of Monte Carlo boasts a famous casino.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): kick back and relax at Larvotto Beach, admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, then step into the grandiose world of Prince's Palace, and finally admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Casino. Keep things going the next day: admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins Saint Martin et Sainte Barbe, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee, then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Oceanographic Museum of Monaco, then try to win big at Casino of Monte-Carlo, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Casino Square.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Monte-Carlo itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Paris to Monte-Carlo in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Monte-Carlo, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Monte-Carlo

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 12:

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 1 night

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 13th (Sun), let the kids burn off some steam at Kids Playground, go for a walk through Wenzel Circular Walk, contemplate the long history of Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal), then explore the fascinating underground world of Petrusse Casemates, and finally stroll around Edmund Klein Park, Luxembourg.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Luxembourg City trip tool.

You can do a combination of shuttle and flight from Monte-Carlo to Luxembourg City in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Monte-Carlo in August, with highs in Luxembourg City at 27°C and lows at 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Parks · Fun & Games · Historic Sites · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Brussels, Belgium

— 2 nights

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 14th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Grand Place, pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis, make a trip to Great Market Square (Grote Markt), make a trip to Groot Begijnhof, then admire the striking features of Town Hall (Stadhuis), and finally browse the exhibits of Atomium. On the 15th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, walk around Bois de la Cambre, then take a peaceful walk through Sonian Forest, then examine the collection at Train World, and finally don't miss a visit to Eglise Notre Dame Du Sablon.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Brussels trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Luxembourg City to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In August, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 16th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Begijnhof, get engrossed in the history at Zuiderzeemuseum, then examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, and finally take in panoramic vistas at A'dam Lookout. On the 17th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Herengracht, take a stroll through The Jordaan, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, and finally stroll through The Amstel.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Amsterdam takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Berlin.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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.
On the 18th (Fri), admire the natural beauty at Potsdam's Gardens, step into the grandiose world of Sanssouci Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at Sanssouci Park, then steep yourself in history at Neues Palais, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Museum fuer Naturkunde. Keep things going the next day: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, admire the masterpieces at Pergamonmuseum, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, then make a trip to Gendarmenmarkt, then appreciate the history behind Schiller Monument, and finally walk around Treptower Park.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Amsterdam to Berlin in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Munich.

Things to do in Berlin

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 20:

Munich, Germany

— 2 nights

Village of a Million People

Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
On the 20th (Sun), don't miss a visit to Marienplatz, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Heiliggeistkirche, admire the landmark architecture of Old Town Hall, see the interesting displays at NS-Dokumentationszentrum Muenchen, then stroll around English Garden, and finally don't miss a visit to Eisbach Wave. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): see the interesting displays at Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum, walk around Westpark, Japanischer Garten, explore the activities along Starnberger See, then head outdoors with Ammersee, then pause for some photo ops at Karlstor, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Frauenkirche.

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read Munich travel planner.

Fly from Berlin to Munich in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August in Munich, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Vaduz.

Things to do in Munich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 20 — 22:

Vaduz, Liechtenstein

— 1 night
As the capital of Liechtenstein, Vaduz is the country's financial and economic hub.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): ponder the world of politics at Vaduz Town Hall, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of St. Florin, pause for some photo ops at Reclining Woman, explore the world behind art at Treasure Chamber of the Principality of Liechtenstein, then get engrossed in the history at Liechtenstein National Museum, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Landtag of Liechtenstein.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Vaduz online trip builder.

You can drive from Munich to Vaduz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Vaduz

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Zurich, Switzerland

— 1 night

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
On the 23rd (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Botanischer Garten, take in the waterfront at Seebad Utoquai, contemplate the waterfront views at Flussbad Oberer Letten, then explore the activities along Seebad Enge, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Rietberg.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Vaduz to Zurich takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Zurich

Parks · Nature · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

United Kingdom travel guide

4.3
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Home to an impressive 25 World Heritage sites, the United Kingdom, which includes England, Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland, has hundreds of museums to explore, thousands of parks and gardens to stroll through, and tens of thousands of communities to discover. From Land’s End in the south to John O’Groats in the north, the country is packed with tourist attractions that can fill a range of itineraries. With nearly 30 million tourists visiting every year, the UK is ranked among the top ten holiday destinations in the world. Known for its royalty, this country also represents a diverse patchwork of native and immigrant cultures. Although Britannia no longer rules the waves, it possesses a captivating history and a dynamic modern culture, both of which remain hugely influential on the rest of the world.

Ireland travel guide

4.4
Specialty Museums · Nightlife · Castles
Emerald Isle
Gentle green hills, Guinness, leprechauns, and friendly folks characterize this small isle of a country. From the busy big city of Dublin to cozy countryside, the emerald isle harbors a varied natural landscape and is steeped in tradition. Visitors can immerse themselves in the native Irish language by visiting a Gaeltacht, or Irish-speaking region of the country, where traditional culture thrives. The Irish are known for being open and welcoming: from the moment you land to the moment you leave, you'll be greeted with "cead mile failte"--a hundred thousand welcomes.

France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Monaco travel guide

4.2
Aquariums · Casinos · Historic Walking Areas
Rich Man's Paradise City
As part of the French Riviera, Monaco offers the sparkling aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea on its doorstep. The country has long been known for its panache--fast cars, big casinos, and expensive boutiques surround you here. While there are less luxurious activities for travelers, this is not the country for tourists on a budget. Many cruise ships make this a port of call in this region, so expect to see these vessels and large yachts as part of the landscape here.

Luxembourg travel guide

4.4
Landmarks · Historic Sites · Geologic Formations
Green Heart of Europe
One of the three richest countries in the world, Luxembourg celebrates its wealth of natural and historical sites as well. Landlocked by Belgium, France, and Germany, this nation represents a blend of cultures, which are evident as you explore the nation's villages, outdoor attractions, and capital. If you prefer city living, discover Luxembourg City's old town, with World Heritage status. This small nation's rolling countryside is equally charming, offering castles and plenty of opportunity for recreation and leisure. Go for a bike ride, hike the country's mountainous region, or spend time at renowned vineyards.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
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.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
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.

Germany travel guide

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

Liechtenstein travel guide

3.5
Landmarks · Castles · Specialty Museums
Business Microstate
One of the smallest but most successful countries in the world, the German-speaking microstate of Liechtenstein is known primarily for two things: its gorgeous Alpine location and strong economy. Due to its size, Liechtenstein is culturally influenced by its neighboring countries, Austria and Switzerland. It is also quite similar to them geographically, with a mountainous landscape that draws scores of tourists for winter holidays. Outdoor enthusiasts have plenty to enjoy here year-round, with numerous hiking and biking trails. As the second-richest nation in the world with one of the lowest unemployment rates, Lichtenstein's charm nevertheless lies in the pride its citizens take in their country's independence and natural splendor.

Switzerland travel guide

4.7
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
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.