41 days in United States, South America, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

41 days in United States, South America, Caribbean & Europe Itinerary

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Houston, United States
— 2 nights
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San Antonio, United States
— 2 nights
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Dallas, United States
— 2 nights
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
— 1 night
Fly to Hato International Airport, Drive to Sint Willibrordus
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Sint Willibrordus, Curacao
— 1 night
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Lagun, Curacao
— 1 night
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Christoffel National Park, Curacao
— 2 nights
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Willemstad, Curacao
— 2 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Delft, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
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Zurich, Switzerland
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Houston, United States — 2 nights

Bayou City

Although urban sprawl remains synonymous with Houston, most of the city's tourist attractions lie within the relatively small downtown area, surrounded by diverse neighborhoods housing the nation's biggest African-American, Asian-American, and Latino communities.
On the 1st (Sat), get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Funeral History and then see the interesting displays at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the natural beauty at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, explore the galleries of Rothko Chapel, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To find more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Houston trip maker site.

Chennai, India to Houston is an approximately 26-hour flight. Traveling from Chennai to Houston, you'll gain 11.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Houston are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can fly to San Antonio.
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San Antonio, United States — 2 nights

The Alamo City

As the state’s second largest city, San Antonio embodies Texas’ rich cultural heritage while maintaining the Old West charm of an oil town.
On the 3rd (Mon), explore the engaging exhibits at McKenna Children's Museum, explore the activities along Landa Park, and then get a taste of the local shopping with The San Antonio River Walk. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, steep yourself in history at The Guenther House Museum, then take in the history at Mission San Jose, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our San Antonio trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Houston to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. July in San Antonio sees daily highs of 43°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Dallas.
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Dallas, United States — 2 nights

Big D

One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take a stroll through Highland Park Village and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Thu): wander the streets of Bishop Arts District and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Dallas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Dallas are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Rio de Janeiro.
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil — 1 night

Marvelous City

Bustling with samba music and all-night street parties, no city encapsulates the spirit of Brazil better than Rio de Janeiro.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in the pleasant sights at Avenida Atlantica, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pedra do Arpoador, then stop by Shopping Leblon, then contemplate the long history of Parque Lage, and finally stop by BarraShopping.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rio de Janeiro tour website.

Traveling by flight from Dallas to Rio de Janeiro takes 16 hours. Traveling from Dallas to Rio de Janeiro, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Dallas in July; daily highs in Rio de Janeiro reach 30°C and lows reach 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Sint Willibrordus.
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Sint Willibrordus, Curacao — 1 night

Sint Willibrordus is a small town in Curaçao. On the 10th (Mon), kick back and relax at Daaibooi Beach and then stroll through Flamingo Sanctuary Sint Willibrordus.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Sint Willibrordus trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Rio de Janeiro to Sint Willibrordus with the Route module. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Sint Willibrordus due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, expect Sint Willibrordus to be somewhat warmer, temps between 38°C and 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to drive to Lagun.
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Lagun, Curacao — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 11th (Tue): stroll through Kleine Knip and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Forti.

To see reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Lagun trip builder website.

Lagun is just a short distance from Sint Willibrordus. In July in Lagun, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Christoffel National Park.
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Christoffel National Park, Curacao — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Savonet Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Christoffel National Park day trip website.

Christoffel National Park is very close to Lagun. In July, daytime highs in Christoffel National Park are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. On the 13th (Thu), you'll travel to Willemstad.
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Willemstad, Curacao — 2 nights

Willemstad is the capital city of Curaçao, an island in the southern Caribbean Sea that forms a constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Kura Hulanda Museum, then look for gifts at Island Treasures Gifts and Souvenirs Curacao, then wander the streets of Otrobanda, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Jan Thiel Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mambo Beach and then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Willemstad road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Christoffel National Park to Willemstad takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag and then buy something for everyone on your list at Passage. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Haagse Markt, steep yourself in history at Molen de Put, and then stop by De Bazaar Beverwijk.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the The Hague online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Willemstad to The Hague takes 12.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Willemstad to The Hague is 5 hours. While traveling from Willemstad, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in The Hague, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to drive to Delft.
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Delft, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Delft is a town rich in tradition and provides a lovely alternative to the bustling more popular cities.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Beware Beach, experience rural life at De Mekkerstee, then admire the striking features of Old Church, and finally make a trip to Markt. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk, admire the masterpieces at Vermeer Centrum Delft, then get behind the scenes at PAAUW the delft blue factory, and finally experience rural life at Boerderij 't Geertje.

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Delft is just a short distance from The Hague. In July, daytime highs in Delft are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Rotterdam.
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
On the 21st (Fri), walk around Goudse Hout, then identify plant and animal life at Reeuwijkse Plassen, and then wander the streets of Kop van Zuid. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a taste of the local shopping with Beurstraverse, take an in-depth tour of World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then see the interesting displays at Watersnoodmuseum.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rotterdam road trip planning app.

Rotterdam is very close to Delft. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Maastricht.
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Maastricht, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Culinary Capital of the Netherlands

With 1,677 national heritage sites, Maastricht is a town rich in history.
On the 23rd (Sun), Head underground at Maastricht Underground and then take in the pleasant sights at Boekhandel Dominicanen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get some fabulous bargains at Designer Outlet Roermond and then get interesting insight from De Miljoenenlijn.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Maastricht trip maker.

Drive from Rotterdam to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Maastricht can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Arnhem.
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Arnhem, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Nationaal Park Veluwezoom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, then stop by Winery Robbers & Van Den Hoogen, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Arnhem trip planning website.

You can drive from Maastricht to Arnhem in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a shuttle. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Utrecht.
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Utrecht, The Netherlands — 2 nights

Dome City

As one of the Netherland's largest university towns, Utrecht is bursting with young energy.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Dom Tower, then stop by It's a Present!, then take an in-depth tour of Museum Catharijneconvent, and finally stop by Subcultures - Spellenwinkel. Keep things going the next day: catch some excitement at DOMunder, then get to know the fascinating history of Canals area, and then explore the historical opulence of Amerongen Castle.

Discover how to plan a Utrecht trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can drive from Arnhem to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Utrecht, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands — 3 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.
You'll explore and learn at Anne Frank House and Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam. Your inner history buff will appreciate Museum Het Rembrandthuis and De Duif. Step out of Amsterdam with an excursion to Zandvoort aan Zee in Zandvoort--about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum, get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, and take a stroll through De 9 Straatjes.

For maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Amsterdam road trip planning site.

You can drive from Utrecht to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Amsterdam sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to London.
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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.
Attractions like Greenwich and Shoebury Common Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Explore hidden gems such as Wimpole Estate and Old Spitalfields Market. Go for a jaunt from London to Burwash to see Bateman's about 1h 30 min away. There's more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Borough Market and admire the masterpieces at Saatchi Gallery.

To see traveler tips and other tourist information, use the London driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Amsterdam to London in 4.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In July, daily temperatures in London can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Ile Saint-Louis, enjoy the sand and surf at Paris Plage, then take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, and then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris day trip planning app.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Paris is 1 hour. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Berlin.
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Berlin, Germany — 1 night

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 6th (Sun): take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz, then wander the streets of Kurfurstendamm, and then browse the range of quality goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe).

To see other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Berlin online trip builder.

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sun) to allow time for the flight 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Zurich, then wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, and then get curious at Swiss Science Center Technorama. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Confiserie Sprungli, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Old Town.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Zurich itinerary maker.

You can fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In August, daytime highs in Zurich are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.
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United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Nightlife
More than the country of car-packed streets seen in TV shows and movies, the United States of America is a complex and diverse home to over 300 million people living in a wide range of landscapes and climates. From its big-city skyscrapers to its sprawling natural parks, the country's ''melting pot'' combines many ethnic groups that share a strong sense of national identity despite their cultural differences. A country of road trips and big blue skies, the United States harbors orderly cities filled with restaurants, parks, museums, and innumerable sightseeing opportunities, as well as pristine natural areas perfect for a holiday in the great outdoors. To see as much as you can of this diverse land quickly, drive over some of the more than 6 million km (4 million mi) of highways leading through deserts, mountain peaks, fertile fields, and giant urban centers.
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Brazil travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Specialty Museums
Land of Brazilwood
The largest country in South America and the biggest Portuguese-speaking nation in the world, Brazil remains best known for its soccer tradition and annual Carnaval. Most visitors on holiday in Brazil come for the country's outstanding beaches, music, wildlife, and diverse neighborhoods, each one boasting its own distinct character, atmosphere, and way of life. A tour of Brazil reveals a vast land of great natural and human diversity, from its sprawling rainforest wildernesses, to its busy urban centers. There are plenty of things to do in Brazil, from basking on its coastline to chasing the samba scene or catching a picturesque sunset from one of the country's lush mountaintops.
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The Netherlands travel guide

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Art Museums · Specialty Museums · Nightlife
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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Germany travel guide

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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.
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Switzerland travel guide

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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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