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

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

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Houston, United States
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San Antonio, United States
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Dallas, United States
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Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Willemstad, Curacao
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Christoffel National Park, Curacao
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Lagun, Curacao
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Sint Willibrordus, Curacao
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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Delft, The Netherlands
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
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Berlin, Germany
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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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): see the interesting displays at National Museum of Funeral History and then engage your brain at The Houston Museum of Natural Science. Here are some ideas for day two: take in nature's colorful creations at Bayou Bend Collection and Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Rothko Chapel, and then explore the world behind art at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Houston trip itinerary planning app.

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. Traveling from Chennai in June, things will get a bit cooler in Houston: highs are around 39°C and lows about 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): explore the engaging exhibits at McKenna Children's Museum, stroll around Landa Park, and then shop like a local with The San Antonio River Walk. On the next day, get to know the fascinating history of King William Historic District, browse the exhibits of The Guenther House Museum, then steep yourself in history at Mission San Jose, and finally contemplate the long history of The Alamo.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our San Antonio trip website.

Fly from Houston to San Antonio in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in San Antonio sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough 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.
On the 2nd (Sun), get to know the fascinating history of Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District and then see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Bishop Arts District and then admire the majestic nature at Dinosaur Valley State Park.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Dallas trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by flight from San Antonio to Dallas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Dallas can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Tue) 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 5th (Wed): take in nature's colorful creations at Jardim Botânico do Rio de Janeiro, look for gifts at Shopping Leblon, then admire the masterpieces at Museu de Arte Contemporanea de Niteroi, and finally don't miss a visit to Centro Cultural Municipal Parque das Ruinas.

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You can fly from Dallas to Rio de Janeiro in 16 hours. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dallas to Rio de Janeiro due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dallas in July: high temperatures in Rio de Janeiro hover around 30°C and lows are around 22°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly 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. On the 7th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Kura Hulanda Museum, then stop by Island Treasures Gifts and Souvenirs Curacao, then wander the streets of Otrobanda, and finally kick back and relax at Jan Thiel Beach. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mambo Beach and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Willemstad trip maker.

You can fly from Rio de Janeiro to Willemstad in 13.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Rio de Janeiro to Willemstad is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Rio de Janeiro in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Willemstad: highs are around 38°C and lows about 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) 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 9th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Savonet Museum and then Head underground at Boca Tabla.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Christoffel National Park tour builder tool.

You can drive from Willemstad to Christoffel National Park in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Christoffel National Park can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 30°C. You will leave for Lagun on the 11th (Tue).
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Lagun, Curacao — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleine Knip. On your second day here, tour the pleasant surroundings at Playa Forti.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Lagun trip planner.

Lagun is very close to Christoffel National Park. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 13th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Sint Willibrordus.
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Sint Willibrordus, Curacao — 1 night

Sint Willibrordus is a small town in Curaçao. On the 13th (Thu), stroll through Cas Abao Beach. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Church of Sint Willibrordus and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Flamingo Sanctuary Sint Willibrordus.

For where to stay, photos, and tourist information, go to the Sint Willibrordus trip itinerary planner.

Sint Willibrordus is just a short distance from Lagun. In July in Sint Willibrordus, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for travel to The Hague.
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The Hague, The Netherlands — 1 night

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.
On the 15th (Sat), browse the eclectic array of goods at Haagse Markt, then look for gifts at Winkelcentrum in de Bogaard, then buy something for everyone on your list at Passage, and finally stop by De Bijenkorf Den Haag. On your second day here, view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, then admire the masterpieces at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then take an in-depth tour of Panorama Mesdag, and finally find something for the whole family at Madurodam.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our The Hague trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Sint Willibrordus to The Hague with the Route module. The time zone difference moving from Atlantic Standard Time (AST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Sint Willibrordus in July: highs in The Hague hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time 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.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Beware Beach, relax in the rural setting at De Mekkerstee, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, and finally make a trip to Markt. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, then learn the secrets of production at PAAUW the delft blue factory, and finally relax in the rural setting at Boerderij 't Geertje.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Delft day trip app.

Delft is just a stone's throw from The Hague. In July, daytime highs in Delft are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to 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 19th (Wed), get to know the resident critters at Rotterdam Zoo, visit Kop van Zuid, and then see the interesting displays at Watersnoodmuseum. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Beurstraverse, then get engrossed in the history at World Heritage Kinderdijk, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Reeuwijkse Plassen.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Rotterdam trip itinerary maker tool.

Rotterdam is just a stone's throw from Delft. In July, daily temperatures in Rotterdam can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can go by car 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 21st (Fri), Head underground at Maastricht Underground and then admire the striking features of Boekhandel Dominicanen. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: revel in the low prices at Designer Outlet Roermond and then take a memorable tour with De Miljoenenlijn.

Before you visit Maastricht, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Maastricht in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July in Maastricht, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) 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.
On the 23rd (Sun), stroll through Nationaal Park Veluwezoom. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): admire nature's wide array of creatures at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, look for gifts at Winery Robbers & Van Den Hoogen, and then stroll the grounds of Groesbeek Canadian War Cemetery.

Plan trip to Arnhem with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Maastricht to Arnhem by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough 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.
On the 25th (Tue), look for gifts at It's a Present! and then look for gifts at Subcultures - Spellenwinkel. On the next day, catch some excitement at DOMunder, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, and then explore the historical opulence of Amerongen Castle.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Utrecht journey builder app.

You can drive from Arnhem to Utrecht in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Utrecht can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Anne Frank House and De Duif. Explore hidden gems such as The Jordaan and Het Scheepvaartmuseum| The National Maritime Museum. There's still lots to do: get curious at NEMO Science Museum, don't miss a visit to De 9 Straatjes, steep yourself in history at Begijnhof, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam trip planner.

Getting from Utrecht to Amsterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Brighton Beach and The Lanes. Get some historical perspective at St. Paul's Cathedral and Buckingham Palace. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at National Gallery, take an in-depth tour of The British Museum, and admire the striking features of Tower of London.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the London online day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to London takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 in London, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) 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.
On the 2nd (Wed), wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, kick back and relax at Paris Plage, then head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then get a taste of the local shopping with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Sainte-Chapelle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Paris trip itinerary planner.

Take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from London to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In August, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can 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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, make a trip to Kurfurstendamm, then explore the wide array of goods at Kaufhaus des Westens (KaDeWe), and finally stop by Ampelmann Shop in den Hackeschen Hofen.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Paris to Berlin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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 5th (Sat): wander the streets of Old Town and then kick back and relax at Strandbad Tiefenbrunnen. On the 6th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse, explore the striking landscape at Glacier Garden Lucerne (Gletschergarten), and then see the interesting displays at Museum Rosengart Collection.

To find maps, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Berlin to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 6th (Sun) early enough 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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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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