55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

55 days in Europe & United States Itinerary

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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Paris, France
— 5 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Nice, France
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Barcelona, Spain
— 4 nights
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Madrid, Spain
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New York City, United States
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San Francisco, United States
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Stockholm, Sweden
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

Athens of the North

World Heritage-listed Edinburgh combines ancient and modern in a uniquely Scottish atmosphere.
You'll explore and learn at Royal Yacht Britannia and National Museum of Scotland. Get some cultural insight at Edinburgh Castle and Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Dalhousie Castle Falconry, step into the grandiose world of Palace of Holyroodhouse, wander the streets of Edinburgh Old Town, and enjoy breathtaking views from Camera Obscura and World of Illusions.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Edinburgh day trip app.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Edinburgh is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Greenwich Mean Time (GMT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Amsterdam in June, things will get little chillier in Edinburgh: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to London.

Things to do in Edinburgh

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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London, United Kingdom

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.
Popular historic sites such as Westminster Abbey and Stonehenge are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate National Gallery and The British Museum. Explore London's surroundings by going to Salisbury (Salisbury Cathedral and Magna Carta & Mompesson House). There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, and learn about all things military at Churchill War Rooms.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the London travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Edinburgh to London takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

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Paris, France

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Eiffel Tower and Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Do some cultural sightseeing at Louvre Museum and Fondation Claude Monet. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Versailles (Grand Canal & Palace of Versailles). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs, and get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees.

For maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Paris trip planning tool.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 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. When traveling from London in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Paris, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to travel to Zurich.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte and Museum Appenzell. Landsgemeindeplatz and Jesuitenkirche are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Zurich: St Mauritius Church (in Appenzell), The Rosengart Collection (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). There's still lots to do: stroll the grounds of Friedhof Fluntern, wander the streets of Old Town, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich vacation planning site.

Traveling by combination of flight, bus, and train from Paris to Zurich takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. June in Zurich sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Zurich

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Venice, Italy

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Piazza San Marco. Museum-lovers will appreciate Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, get to know the fascinating history of Centro Storico di Venezia, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Scuola Grande di San Rocco.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Zurich to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Zurich in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Venice: highs are around 32°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Basilica of Santa Croce for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Siena (San Francesco, Palazzo Pubblico and Museo Civico, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, contemplate the long history of Palazzo Vecchio, and get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Florence online trip maker.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June in Florence, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Musei Capitolini. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Piazza Navona. When in Rome, make a side trip to see Villa Adriana in Tivoli, approximately Tivoli away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Roman Forum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, and steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Rome planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Rome are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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Nice, France

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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Musee Picasso and Musée Marc Chagall will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Nice: Be Free To Dive (in Villeneuve-Loubet) and St-Paul-de-Vence (La Collegiale de la Conversion de St-Paul & Saint-Paul de Vence). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of La cité médiévale, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise St Pierre & Paul, examine the collection at Palais Lascaris, and wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Nice travel tool.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Nice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Rome in June, expect nights in Nice to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are slightly colder, around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Let the collections at Museu Picasso and Magic House, Col.leccio XEVI capture your imagination. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica of the Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Change things up with these side-trips from Barcelona: Camino de Ronda (in S'Agaro) and Scuba & Snorkeling (in Sant Feliu de Guixols). And it doesn't end there: stroll around Parc Guell, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Barcelona day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Madrid.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Madrid, Spain

Cultural Capital of Spain

Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Get some cultural insight at Prado National Museum and Plaza Mayor. Royal Palace of Madrid and Casa de Campo will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Madrid side-trips: Toledo (Church of Santo Tomé, Museo del Greco, &more). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Museo Nacional Thyssen-Bornemisza, stroll around Parque del Retiro, admire the masterpieces at Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and take an in-depth tour of National Archaeological Museum of Spain.

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Madrid online vacation planner.

Traveling by train from Barcelona to Madrid takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. When traveling from Barcelona in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 40°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to New York City.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

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New York City, United States

Big Apple

Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Let the collections at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and American Museum of Natural History capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Ellis Island and 9/11 Memorial are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), stroll through Central Park, walk around The High Line, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Patrick's Cathedral.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the New York City trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Madrid to New York City in 12.5 hours. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Eastern Standard Time, which is usually a -6 hour difference. Traveling from Madrid in July, you will find days in New York City are little chillier (35°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can travel to San Francisco.

Things to do in New York City

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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San Francisco, United States

City by the Bay

San Francisco is a top holiday destination featuring scenic beauty and great ethnic and cultural diversity.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): take in the views from Golden Gate Bridge and then see the interesting displays at Exploratorium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at de Young Museum, then steep yourself in history at SS Jeremiah O'Brien, then step off the mainland to explore Alcatraz Island, and finally take in the waterfront at Fisherman's Wharf.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our San Francisco sightseeing app.

Fly from New York City to San Francisco in 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, train, and subway. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from New York City to San Francisco due to the time zone difference. In July, San Francisco is a bit cooler than New York City - with highs of 26°C and lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in San Francisco

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Parks

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Stockholm, Sweden

Beauty by the Water

One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Vasa Museum and Fotografiska Stockholm. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Royal Palace and The Great Synagogue of Stockholm. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Skansen, get a sense of history and politics at Stockholm City Hall, get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen, and pause for some serene contemplation at Riddarholmen Church.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Stockholm vacation planning app.

You can fly from San Francisco to Stockholm in 16.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Pacific Standard Time (PST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 9 hours. In July in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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Copenhagen, Denmark

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Get some historical perspective at Rosenborg Castle and Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral. Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Amalienborg. Next up on the itinerary: stop by Nyhavn, appreciate the history behind The Little Mermaid, explore the historical opulence of Kastellet, and get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Copenhagen vacation planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight, taxi, and train from Stockholm to Copenhagen takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July in Copenhagen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums

United Kingdom travel guide

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

France travel guide

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

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

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

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.

Spain travel guide

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Beaches · Landmarks · Architectural Buildings
A colorful country known for its relaxed lifestyle, vibrant nightlife, excellent food, and world-famous folklore and festivals, Spain boasts a huge number of World Heritage Sites and other spectacular places to visit. It also deserves its reputation as a beach vacation destination; the Western edge of the Mediterranean Sea is home to some of the world’s top beaches. But Spain’s geography is so much more than just soft, sandy shores. Its landscapes are as diverse as its people, ranging from lush meadows and snowy mountains to huge marshes and sprawling deserts. The countryside bursts with unspoiled villages of timeless beauty and old-world charm, as well as vast and varied nature preserves.

United States travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites
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.

Sweden travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Landmarks
Mother Svea
Once the land of the Vikings, Sweden today combines a long and fascinating history with a propensity for the very modern. The grand Romanesque churches that dot the countryside contrast with the clean, simple lines and partiality for organization the country is known for. With its reverence for the shy, reserved, and considerate, the nation exudes a sensation of being comfortable. Peek into the quiet lives from afar, gather around traditional "fika" coffee with loved ones, or dine on meatballs, herring, and potatoes. Immerse yourself in nature among the forests and trails so respected by their citizens, and take in the latest design and cultural offerings in this modest yet aesthetically savvy country.

Denmark travel guide

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Theme Parks · Historic Walking Areas · Castles
Known for its old-fashioned charm, Denmark often is referenced as a fairy-tale setting by visitors and locals alike. With quaint cobblestone streets leading the way to art galleries, museums, and historical sights, plus a modern and easily accessible public transportation system, Denmark seamlessly blends its rich history with modern advancements. Be inspired by the works of local legends, including the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen, the symphonies of Carli Nielsen, and the astronomy work of Tycho Brahe, then play a bit at amusement parks like Legoland. Visitors often find themselves developing "hygge," the untranslatable Danish trait that encapsulates a sense of coziness and contentment, which is thought to have a great deal of influence on Denmark's standing as one of the happiest nations on the planet.