41 days in Europe Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Bordeaux, France
— 2 nights
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
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Aix-en-Provence, France
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Marseille, France
— 1 night
Train to St Raphael Valescure, Bus to Saint-Tropez
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Saint-Tropez, France
— 2 nights
Ferry to Golfe-Juan, Train to Nice
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Nice, France
— 2 nights
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Cannes, France
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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Nice, France
— 1 night
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Naples, Italy
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Sorrento, Italy
— 2 nights
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Pompeii, Italy
— 1 day
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Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
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Capri, Italy
— 1 day
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Sorrento, Italy
— 1 night
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Positano, Italy
— 3 nights
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Salerno, Italy
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Bari, Italy
— 5 nights
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Milan, Italy
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Como, Italy
— 3 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 3 nights
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom — 4 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.
London is known for museums, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to Coca-Cola London Eye, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our London journey maker tool.

Melbourne, Australia to London is an approximately 24.5-hour flight. You'll gain 10 hours traveling from Melbourne to London due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Melbourne in August, expect London to be somewhat warmer, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Paris.
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Paris, France — 4 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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, take a stroll through Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Paris trip maker app.

Getting from London to Paris by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a 1 hour 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 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Bordeaux.
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Bordeaux, France — 2 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
On the 10th (Thu), examine the collection at La Cite du Vin, then do a tasting at Chateau de Reignac, and then make a trip to Place du Parlement. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Tour Pey-Berland, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Andre Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to The Water Mirror, then don't miss a visit to Place de la Bourse, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bordeaux trip planner.

Getting from Paris to Bordeaux by train takes about 3 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bordeaux can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can catch the flight 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.
On the 12th (Sat), take a leisurely stroll along Le Vieux Port, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, then stop by The Panier, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Marseille trip planner.

You can fly from Bordeaux to Marseille in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Bordeaux in August; daily highs in Marseille reach 35°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to drive to Aix-en-Provence.
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Aix-en-Provence, France

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Aix-en-Provence trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Marseille to Aix-en-Provence in an hour. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In August, daily temperatures in Aix-en-Provence can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. You'll set off for Marseille on the 13th (Sun).
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Marseille, France — 1 night

Gateway to Provence

Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parc National des Calanques and then stop by Microcosmos Chai Urbain.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Marseille trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Saint-Tropez.
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Saint-Tropez, France — 2 nights

Saint-Tropez is a town, 100km west of Nice, in the Var department of the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southeastern France. Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then make a splash at Aqualand Frejus, and then stop by Port Grimaud. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of St. Tropez Harbor, then brush up on your military savvy at Musee de la Gendarmerie et du Cinema, then enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de Pampelonne, and finally take an in-depth tour of Citadelle de Saint-Tropez - Musee d'histoire maritime.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Saint-Tropez trip site.

Getting from Marseille to Saint-Tropez by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Saint-Tropez are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Nice.
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Nice, France — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Place Massena, admire the natural beauty at Le Jardin Exotique d'Eze, and then contemplate the long history of Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Thu): meet the residents at Marineland and then pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise St Pierre & Paul.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Nice online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Saint-Tropez to Nice takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. While traveling from Saint-Tropez, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Nice, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Cannes.
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Cannes, France

Festival City

Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 18th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Musee Picasso and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cannes route planner.

Getting from Nice to Cannes by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Nice in August since evenings lows in Cannes dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

On the 18th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Nice road trip planning website.

You can drive from Cannes to Nice in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Cannes in August since evenings lows in Nice dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Monte-Carlo.
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Monte-Carlo, Monaco

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 19th (Sat): admire the natural beauty at Japanese Gardens, explore the historical opulence of Prince's Palace, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-Immaculee.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Monte-Carlo trip itinerary builder site.

Monte-Carlo is just a stone's throw from Nice. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Nice.
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Nice, France — 1 night

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

On the 19th (Sat), take in nature's colorful creations at Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Nice tour itinerary planner.

Nice is just a short distance from Monte-Carlo. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Naples.
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Naples, Italy

Naples is the capital of the Italian region Campania and the third-largest municipality in Italy after Rome and Milan. Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): make a trip to Via San Gregorio Armeno and then delve into the distant past at Parco Acheologico di Ercolano.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Naples trip planner.

You can fly from Nice to Naples in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Nice in August, you will find days in Naples are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
On the 20th (Sun), appreciate the history behind Monumento a Sant'Antonio Abate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St Francis Church and Convent, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso.

Find out how to plan Sorrento trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

You can drive from Naples to Sorrento in 1.5 hours. Other options are to ride a ferry; or take a train. In August in Sorrento, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pompeii.
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Pompeii, Italy — 1 day

Underground City

Pompeii has been a tourist destination for more than 250 years.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): explore the ancient world of Casa di Fabio Amandio, contemplate the long history of Forum, admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, explore the ancient world of Pompeii Archaeological Park, then make a trip to Lupanar, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Pontificio Santuario della Beata Maria Vergine del Santo Rosario di Pompei.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pompeii day trip planning app.

Drive from Sorrento to Pompeii in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Pompeii sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 1 night

Land of the Sirens

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Sorrento journey builder app.

Traveling by car from Pompeii to Sorrento takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 23rd (Wed), you'll travel to Capri.
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Capri, Italy — 1 day

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): Head underground at Blue Grotto, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte Solaro, take in the dramatic natural features at I Faraglioni, take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, then cruise along Via Krupp, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Capri trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In August, daytime highs in Capri are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Sorrento.
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Sorrento, Italy — 1 night

Land of the Sirens

Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Il Vallone dei Mulini, then take in the waterfront at Marina Grande - Antico Borgo Marinaro, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Villa di Pollio Felice - Bagni della Regina Giovanna, and finally cast your line with a fishing tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Sorrento trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Sorrento takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Positano.
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Positano, Italy — 3 nights

Often referred to as the gem of the Amalfi Coast, Positano remains one of southern Italy's most sought-after vacation locales, thanks to its hillside location and picturesque, pastel buildings.
On the 25th (Fri), take some stellar pictures from Il Sentiero Degli Dei, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Art & Craft Gallery. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, take in nature's colorful creations at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, then see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Parrocchia San Giovanni.

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Positano online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Sorrento to Positano in an hour. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. August in Positano sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to drive to Salerno.
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Salerno, Italy

Unspoilt Gem of the Amalfi Coast

While often overshadowed by the Amalfi Coast's array of quaint villages, Salerno has become one of the region's main areas for culture and entertainment, while remaining relatively unmarked by tourism.
To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Salerno trip app.

Traveling by car from Positano to Salerno takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August in Salerno, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 28°C at night. On the 27th (Sun), you'll travel to Bari.
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Bari, Italy — 5 nights

Gateway to Apulia

Puglia's capital city, Bari, is a growing metropolis of industry and one of the country's most important commercial ports.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bari: Zoosafari (in Fasano), I Trulli di Alberobello - World Heritage Site (in Alberobello) and Centro Storico di Polignano a Mare (in Polignano a Mare). The adventure continues: explore the historical opulence of Castello Aragonese, stroll through Lungomare Imperatore Augusto, don't miss a visit to Citta Vecchia - Bari, and pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di Sant'Anna.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Bari itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Salerno to Bari takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salerno in August since evenings lows in Bari dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Milan.
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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 1st (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di Santa Maria presso San Satiro.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Bari to Milan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Bari in September, expect a bit cooler with lows of 16°C in Milan. You will have some time to spend on the 1st (Fri) before leaving for Como.
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Como, Italy — 3 nights

City of Silk

Known for its idyllic location on the shores of Lake Como and at the foot of the Alps, Como is one of northern Italy's most popular tourist destinations.
Venture out of the city with trips to I Giardini di Villa Melzi (in Bellagio), Tremezzina (Villa Carlotta & Villa del Balbianello) and Palazzo Borromeo (in Isola Bella). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Mr. Savethewall, admire the striking features of Villa Olmo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Sant'Abbondio, and step off the mainland to explore Isola Bella.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Como trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Milan to Como in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in September, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Milan.
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Milan, Italy — 3 nights

Fashion Capital of World

See some other sides of Milan: take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Como to Milan in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to fly to London.
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London, United Kingdom — 1 night

The Square Mile

On the 7th (Thu), take in nature's colorful creations at Kensington Gardens and then take an in-depth tour of Churchill War Rooms. On the 8th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around St. James's Park, then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then take in the local highlights with Walking tours, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Covent Garden.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our London online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Milan to London takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Milan in September, things will get a bit cooler in London: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can catch the flight back home.
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Monaco travel guide

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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.
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Amalfi Coast travel guide

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Sacred & Religious Sites · Landmarks · Gardens
Renowned for its beautiful landscape and medieval fishing villages that cling precariously to the Mediterranean cliffs, the Amalfi Coast is one of Italy's top vacation destinations. This World Heritage Site stretches for about 50 km (30 mi) on the southern side of the Sorrentine peninsula and offers numerous places to visit, from terraced lemon gardens and whitewashed villas to cliff-top views of the sea. Explore the coastline's towns, bays, and resorts. During the peak tourist season, the Amalfi Coast's single seaside road is often jammed with dozens of buses. For that reason, the ubiquitous scooter may be the best way to get around and sightsee. You can also access quite a bit by bicycle.
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Lake Como travel guide

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Gardens · Architectural Buildings · Churches
A favorite vacation spot for more than a century, Lake Como was once an exclusive retreat for local aristocrats and wealthy people. It is not only one of Europe's most beautiful lakes, but also one of the deepest at more than 400 m (1,300 ft). Surrounded by elegant villas, the lake has become a popular holiday destination for tourists because of its range of attractions, from landscapes, wildlife, and spas, to activities like sailing, windsurfing, and kite-surfing. The area has been an inspiration for artists since Roman times. English poet Percy Bysshe Shelley wrote, "This lake exceeds anything I ever beheld in beauty…It is long and narrow and has the appearance of a mighty river winding among the mountains and the forests."
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