39 days in Europe Itinerary

39 days in Europe Itinerary

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Berlin, Germany
— 2 nights
Fly to Milan Bergamo, Bus to Malcesine
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Malcesine, Italy
— 1 night
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Canazei, Italy
— 3 nights
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Lucerne, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Menton, France
— 3 nights
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Nice, France
— 4 nights
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Funchal, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Bergen, Norway
— 1 night
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Oslo, Norway
— 3 nights
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Vilnius, Lithuania
— 2 nights
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Riga, Latvia
— 3 nights
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Tallinn, Estonia
— 3 nights
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Helsinki, Finland
— 1 night
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Warsaw, Poland
— 2 nights
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Krakow, Poland
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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.
On the 2nd (Sun), head outdoors with Spektegruenzug, head outdoors with Teufelssee, kick back and relax at Strandbad Wannsee, then take in nature's colorful creations at Potsdam's Gardens, and finally head outdoors with Drachenberg. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Strandbad Plotzensee, head outdoors with Strandbad Jungfernheide, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then get outside with Weisser See, then head outdoors with Berlin Racing Bikes, and finally get outside with Strandbar Mitte.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read our Berlin trip website.

Singapore, Singapore to Berlin is an approximately 16-hour flight. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Singapore to Berlin due to the time zone difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can travel to Malcesine.
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Malcesine, Italy — 1 night

Malcesine is a comune (municipality) on the eastern shore of Lake Garda in the Province of Verona in the Italian region Veneto, located about 120km northwest of Venice and about 40km northwest of Verona.Geography and divisionsThe comune of Malcesine consists of Navene, Campagnola, Malcesine proper, Val di Sogno and Cassone. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountbaldo, enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia Castelletto di Brenzone, then explore by horseback at Ranch Barlot, and finally explore the activities along Lago di Garda. On the next day, admire the verdant scenery at Val di Sogno, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Parco Grotta Cascata Varone, tour the pleasant surroundings at 035 Riva del Garda - Passo Tremalzo- Lago di Ledro Biking Trails, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Punta Larici, and finally identify plant and animal life at Elalpaca.

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Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Berlin to Malcesine takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 22°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Canazei.
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Canazei, Italy — 3 nights

Canazei is a comune (municipality) in Trentino in the northern Italian region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, located in the upper part of the Val di Fassa, about 110km northeast of Trento. Discover out-of-the-way places like Sass Pordoi and Escursione tutt’intorno a Sassopiatto e Sassolungo. Escape the urban bustle at La Terrazza delle Dolomiti and Piz Boe. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Canazei: Sentiero del Trenino della Val Gardena (in Ortisei), Corvara in Badia (Cascate del Pisciadu & Lago Boe) and Freeride Ciampinoi (in Selva di Val Gardena). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Rifugio Firenze - Regensburgerhutte, head outdoors with Malga Pieralongia Alm, fly down the slopes at Canazei - Belvedere (Val di Fassa), and admire the verdant scenery at Val di Funes.

To see maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Canazei vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Malcesine to Canazei takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to drive 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Lake Lucerne and Lake Brienz. Get outdoors at Aare Gorge and Mt Pilatus. Explore Lucerne's surroundings by going to Giessbachfälle (in Giessbach), Parasailing & Paragliding (in Zurich) and Grindelwald (Bachalpsee Lake & Faulhorn). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), snap pictures at Pont Spreuer, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Jesuitenkirche, and explore the fascinating underground world of Hollgrotten.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Lucerne tour itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Canazei to Lucerne in 6 hours. Traveling from Canazei in July, expect Lucerne to be a bit cooler, temps between 29°C and 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Marseille.
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Marseille, France — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure, then get a dose of the wild on EVTT Provence, then contemplate the waterfront views at Calanque du Sugiton, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale La Major.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Marseille driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Lucerne to Marseille takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Lucerne in July; daily highs in Marseille reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) so you can drive to Menton.
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Menton, France — 3 nights

Pearl of France

Known for its own microclimate that is generally milder than the rest of the French Riviera, Menton is located very close to the border with Italy, whose influence is visible in the architecture and customs of the city.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Basilica St. Michel and Bureau des Guides du Mercantour. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Aet Nature will get you outdoors. When in Menton, make a side trip to see 5 Sens Rando in Sospel, approximately Sospel away. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mala Beach Coastal Path, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Russe, make a trip to Monastere de l'Annonciade, and head outdoors with Tete de Chien.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Menton travel route planner.

You can drive from Marseille to Menton in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Marseille in July, expect nights in Menton to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can go by car to Nice.
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Promenade du Paillon and Spas. Step out of the city life by going to Castel Plage and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Change things up with these side-trips from Nice: Etang de Fontmerle (in Mougins), Baou de Saint Jeannet (in Saint Jeannet) and San Peyre (in Mandelieu-la-Napoule). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, head outdoors with Jets'Cool, don't miss a visit to Promenade des Anglais, and deepen your understanding of the past and present with a heritage tour.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Nice trip maker app.

You can drive from Menton to Nice in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. July in Nice sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to fly to Funchal.
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Funchal, Portugal — 2 nights

The capital of the island of Madeira for more than 500 years, Funchal represents a laid-back city made popular by its historical sites and climate.
On the 21st (Fri), shake up your sightseeing with a climbing tour, then fulfill a lifelong dream with a swim-with-the-dolphins experience, and then awaken your taste buds at Madeira Sidecar Tours.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Funchal road trip site.

You can fly from Nice to Funchal in 8.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Western European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time for the flight to Bergen.
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Bergen, Norway — 1 night

City of Seven Mountains

A city famed for its underground music scene, Bergen also serves as the gateway to the fjords of Norway's western coastline.
For other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bergen day trip planning app.

You can fly from Funchal to Bergen in 10.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Funchal to Bergen is 1 hour. Traveling from Funchal in July, expect Bergen to be slightly colder, temps between 20°C and 13°C. You'll set off for Oslo on the 23rd (Sun).
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Oslo, Norway — 3 nights

Tiger City

Norway's capital city, Oslo boasts a thousand years of history and a diverse mix of architecture that blends old, new, and ultra-modern.
Escape the urban bustle at Sognsvann Lake and Huk. Explore hidden gems such as Kon-Tiki Museum and Nordmarka. The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Akershus Castle and Fortress (Akershus Slott og Festning), hike along Damstredet & Telthusbakken, enjoy the sand and surf at Soerenga Public Pool, and whizz through the canopy at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Oslo trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bergen to Oslo in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Bergen in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oslo: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Vilnius.
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Vilnius, Lithuania — 2 nights

Jerusalem of Lithuania

The capital of Lithuania, Vilnius, boasts an impressive medieval quarter--one of the continent's largest and a World Heritage Site with almost 2,000 historical buildings.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): take a stroll through Vilnius Old Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Theresa, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St John's church, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then don't miss a visit to Lukiskes Prison 2.0, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Vingis Park. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Hill of Three Crosses, get engrossed in the history at Gediminas Castle Tower, admire the natural beauty at Bernardine Gardens, then pause for some serene contemplation at Vilniaus staciatikiu Sventosios Dvasios vienuolynas, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Casimir.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Vilnius road trip planning app.

You can fly from Oslo to Vilnius in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, ferry, and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Eastern European Standard Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Oslo in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 15°C in Vilnius. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to drive to Riga.
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Riga, Latvia — 3 nights

Paris of the North

Often referred to as "The Paris of the North," Riga offers thriving nightlife and some of the best collections of Art Nouveau architecture in Europe.
Take a break from the city and head to Pilsetas kanals and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Freedom Monument and Dzintari Forest Park. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old City Riga (Vecriga), admire the masterpieces at Latvian National Museum Of Art, see the interesting displays at Jewish Museum / Museum Jews in Latvia, and stroll around Bastejkalna Park.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Riga vacation website.

Traveling by car from Vilnius to Riga takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Tallinn.
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Tallinn, Estonia — 3 nights

A historic city with its eye firmly on the future, Tallinn blends medieval fortifications, gleaming skyscrapers, and charming boutiques with a spattering of Soviet relics.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Toompea Hill and Viru Square. Visiting Traveller Tours and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. Venture out of the city with trips to Lahemaa rahvuspark (in Vihasoo), Jagala Waterfall (in Koogi) and Keila Waterfall (in Keila). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Aleksander Nevski Katedraali, don't miss a visit to Long Street (Pikk tanav), and wander the streets of Tallinn Old Town.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Tallinn itinerary maker site.

You can fly from Riga to Tallinn in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Tallinn are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to fly to Helsinki.
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Helsinki, Finland — 1 night

Daughter of the Baltic

Finland's largest and most populated metropolis, the maritime town of Helsinki boasts varied architecture, a lively cafe culture, and plethora of picturesque natural delights.
On the 3rd (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Nuuksio National Park. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Seurasaari Island and Open-Air Museum, admire the striking features of Temppeliaukio Church, admire the landmark architecture of The National Library of Finland, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helsinki Cathedral, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally walk around Kaivopuisto.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Helsinki trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Tallinn to Helsinki takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. In August, daily temperatures in Helsinki can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can fly to Warsaw.
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Warsaw, Poland — 2 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): explore the striking landscape of Kampinoski Park Narodowy.

To see maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Warsaw travel route app.

Traveling by flight from Helsinki to Warsaw takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Helsinki, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Warsaw, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Krakow.
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Krakow, Poland — 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): admire the natural beauty at Proffesors' Garden, examine the collection at Womai, get to know the fascinating history of Planty Park, examine the collection at Lost Souls Alley, then examine the collection at Krakow Pinball Museum, and finally get the lay of the land with Walking tours. Here are some ideas for day two: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour.

For ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Krakow online trip itinerary builder.

Fly from Warsaw to Krakow in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in August, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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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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Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur travel guide

4.1
Landmarks · Sacred & Religious Sites · Art Museums
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.
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Madeira Islands travel guide

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Gardens · Geologic Formations · Mountains
A feast for the senses, the subtropical paradise of Madeira Islands draws nearly a million visitors annually. This Atlantic archipelago, known to many as the "Islands of Eternal Spring," lies some 850 km (530 mi) southwest of the Portuguese mainland. Volcanic in origin, the islands feature dense pine and laurel forests and richly cultivated mountain slopes. The two populated islands boast an extensive network of irrigation channels, bringing much-needed fresh water to the coastal farms and resorts. Hiking trails following these water channels make even the remotest areas accessible, beckoning to adventurous trekkers and impassioned nature lovers. Base your holiday in the city of Funchal, the archipelago's capital and biggest city.
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Norway travel guide

4.3
Nightlife · Specialty Museums · Art Museums
Land of the Midnight Sun
Take a trip up north and visit Norway, the land of fjords, northern lights, unspoiled nature, and friendly communities. Norway is a haven for holidaymakers who enjoy the outdoors, with numerous resorts for downhill skiing and snowboarding, as well as countless trails for hiking in the summer or dog sledding and cross-country skiing in the winter. Norway's cities combine historical and modern architecture and feature a selection of museums, art galleries, and performance venues. Meanwhile, traditional ways of life, local customs, and crafts are celebrated in many open-air and ethnological museums across the land. Even though the country has a modern and elaborate system of roads, Norway continues to foster its ancient connection with the sea. Take to the waters yourself with tours of the scenic coast, fjords, or whale watching.
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Lithuania travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Architectural Buildings
Characterized by the majestic Baltic coastline and adjacent white sands, Lithuania boasts lush green forests, hidden lakes, and coastal wetlands. A nation with a turbulent history, Lithuania houses the remains of a former nuclear site and the remnants of defenses used to strengthen the frontier of the Tsarist empire. At the same time, it pays homage to its national heroes, honored in sculpture parks and museums throughout the country. Today, Lithuania boasts a thriving musical, cultural, and visual arts scene, hosting a range of festivals and concerts year-round.
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Latvia travel guide

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Landmarks · Specialty Museums · History Museums
Nestled between Estonia and Lithuania, Latvia has a small but developing tourist industry and the country is authentic and welcoming. The Baltic coast stretches 500 km (310 mi) along Latvia's northern border, and lush green forests cover nearly half of the country. Founded in 1918, Latvia was occupied by both the Nazis and the Soviet Union, who incorporated the country and did not restore independence until 1991. Due to centuries of foreign rule, the country boasts a mix of ethnic backgrounds, while maintaining the Latvian language. With cosmopolitan Riga as the capital, Latvia offers a mix of urban excitement and rural nature.
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Estonia travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Baltic Tiger
Small in size but big in character, the proud nation of Estonia manages to pack historical cities, swathes of charming countryside, a picturesque coastline, and rugged islands into a relatively small amount of space. Thanks to its compactness, visitors can easily travel between the many tourist attractions the country has to offer. Although just a stone's throw away from Finland, Latvia, and Russia, Estonia boasts its own distinct culture, evident in the country's cuisine, music, and traditions. This vibrant nation emerged from over 40 years of Soviet rule to be one of the most economically successful of the European Union's eastern members and is leading the way in tech industries.
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Finland travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Landmarks · Military Museums
Land of a Thousand Lakes
Combining vast Nordic wilderness with bustling hip cities, Finland offers something to delight and surprise all its visitors. Generally speaking, the northern region is populated by unspoiled pine forests, glistening blue lakes, and a plethora of interesting wildlife, while the south is home to the nation's thoroughly modern urban centers. Although Finland holds the title of most sparsely populated county in the European Union, restaurants, bars, and nightclubs in cities like Helsinki, Espoo, and Tampere are often packed with fun-loving Finns. Do bring your dancing shoes, but don't forget your hiking boots either--you'll want to make use of the country's 37 national parks, spread throughout this "Land of a Thousand Lakes."
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Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.
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