One Day in Landmannalaugar

One Day in Landmannalaugar (with Háifoss and Sigödugljúfur)

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Landmannalaugar is a wonderland of rainbow-colored mountains, lava fields, and hot springs. Hiking trails crisscross these colorful hills, making this part of Iceland one of the most unique places to go hiking. With one day in Landmannalaugar, you can hike one or two trails, soak in the hot springs, photograph the stunning landscapes, and add on a quick visit to …

Gruyères

10 Wonderful Things to do in Gruyères, Switzerland

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Located in the idyllic, rolling hills of French-speaking Switzerland sits Gruyères, a picture-perfect medieval town. Cheese, chocolate, and beautiful cobblestoned streets attract visitors all year round. With one day in Gruyères, you have enough time to visit the town and add on another nearby destination, whether it is a chocolate factory, a scenic funicular ride, or a stunning hike. Here …

Death Valley Day Trip

How to Plan Your Death Valley Day Trip from Las Vegas

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Death Valley…just the name inspires a sense of wonder and mystery. With barren salt flats, towering mountains, mysterious sailing stones, shifting sand dunes, rainbow-colored mountains, and canyons to explore, there is a lot to do here. You need several days to explore the entire park, but with limited time, you can visit the highlights of Death Valley. In this article, …

Dendera Day Trip Egypt

Dendera and Abydos: Day Trip from Luxor, Egypt

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Located on the Nile River, just north of Luxor, sit two of the best-preserved temple complexes in Egypt. The sacred city of Abydos is home to the temple of Seti I. The Hathor Temple in Dendera is one of the most colorful temples in Egypt, with an intricately detailed ceiling and one of the most awe-inspiring hypostyle halls that we …

Abu Simbel

Abu Simbel: Everything You Need to Know to Plan Your Visit

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Sitting on the bank of Lake Nasser is one of Egypt’s most striking monuments, the twin temples of Abu Simbel. Built by Ramesses II over 3,000 years ago, these temples have stood the test of time. The story behind Abu Simbel becomes even more fascinating when you learn that the entire complex was dismantled and relocated to higher ground, after …

Bellagio Lake Como

How to Plan the Perfect Day Trip to Lake Como

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Lake Como is a wishbone-shaped lake nestled in the foothills of the Alps. This is where the rich and famous vacation in luxurious villas and visitors flock to the colorful lakeside towns. It is one of Italy’s most scenic destinations and easily visited from Milan and Lugano, Switzerland. If you are planning a day trip to Lake Como, we have …

Bellagio Lake Como

8 Amazing Things to do in Bellagio, Italy

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Lake Como…a destination that is glamorous, romantic, and gorgeous. This lake is a slice of Italian paradise, and for many people, a visit to Bellagio is the highlight. Also called the Pearl of Lake Como, Bellagio is the perfect mix of photogenic streets, small shops, wonderful restaurants, and gorgeous views across Lake Como. If you are planning a visit to …

Piran and Koper in One Day

One Day in Piran and Koper: How to Plan Your Day Trip

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Piran and Koper are two beautiful coastal towns located in Slovenia. Piran is well known for its colorful main square, medieval walls, Venetian-style bell tower, and access to beaches. Koper is smaller, but with its narrow, boutique-lined streets and historical sites, it is worth a quick visit. In this article, learn how to spend one day in Piran and Koper. …

Predjama Castle Slovenia

How to Day Trip to Škocjan Caves and Predjama Castle in Slovenia

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With one day, you can easily visit two of Slovenia’s most unique destinations, the Škocjan Caves and Predjama Castle. Be amazed as you tour the enormous, subterranean world of the Škocjan Caves. Then visit Predjama Castle, the largest cave castle in the world. The Škocjan Caves truly are amazing. I’ve never been “wowed” by a visit to a cave until I saw this place. …

Tri City Day Trip

Tri-City Day Trip: How to Visit Gdynia and Sopot from Gdansk

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Collectively, the cities of Gdansk, Gdynia, and Sopot make up what is called the Tri-City. These three cities sit along the Baltic Coast. Sopot is a ritzy, coastal town famous for its beaches and nightlife. Gdynia is a smaller, quieter town with a beach, a harbor, and several unique museums. From Gdansk, you can day trip to Gdynia and Sopot …

One Day in Hallstatt

One Perfect Day in Hallstatt, Austria

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Hallstatt is a picture-perfect town in Austria. This was once a quiet place, off of the radar of many European visitors. However, in recent years, Hallstatt has become one of the most popular places to visit in Austria. Spending one day in Hallstatt can be a wonderful experience, there are just some things you should know before you go. This …

One Day in Salzburg

One Perfect Day in Salzburg, Austria

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Nestled in the foothills of the Alps, Salzburg is a compact city that is easy to explore in just one day. It’s the perfect blend of history and culture, being home to Mozart, an ancient fortress, and several Sound of Music sites. With one day in Salzburg, explore the old town, enjoy the view from Hohensalzburg, and visit Mozart’s birthplace. …

How to Visit Malbork Castle

Malbork Castle: Plan the Perfect Day Trip from Gdansk

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Malbork Castle is Poland’s most famous castle. It’s also the largest castle in the world, classified by surface area. Located just a short distance from Gdansk and easily accessible by train, Malbork Castle is one of the best day trips to take from Gdansk. In this article, get a brief history of the castle, learn how to get here, and …

Haarlem Day Trip from Amsterdam

6 Reasons Why You Should Take a Day Trip to Haarlem

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Haarlem is a small city that neighbors Amsterdam. With cobblestoned lanes, Gothic cathedrals, and a bustling main square, Haarlem is a joy to visit. We spent an afternoon in Haarlem and loved it. There is a different vibe here than in Amsterdam. Haarlem is like a laid back, relaxed version of Amsterdam, without the tour groups. If you are looking …

One Day in The Hague

One Perfect Day in The Hague, the Netherlands

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The Hague, also called Den Haag in Dutch, is the International City of Peace and Justice. It is here that some of the world’s worst crimes are prosecuted. But there’s more to The Hague than criminal courts and palaces of justice. In The Hague, you can see famous works of art by Vermeer, stroll down quaint Dutch streets, visit a …

Rakotzbrucke

Not Your Ordinary Berlin Day Trip: Rakotzbrücke, Görlitz, and Bastei Bridge

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If you are visiting Berlin, there are numerous day trips you can take. Leipzig, Potsdam, and Dresden are all within driving distance. However, if you want to go off-the-beaten-path and see several very scenic places, you’ll love this Berlin day trip. In one day, you can visit the photogenic Rakotzbrücke, walk across the fairytale Bastei Bridge, visit pretty little Görlitz, …

Bastion Bridge

Day Trip to the Bastei Bridge in Saxon Switzerland

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The Bastei is one of Germany’s most unique landscapes. Giant pinnacles of sandstone rock tower over the Elbe River and the green countryside. Spanning these pinnacles is a stone bridge, dramatic in its appearance, as it connects these towers of rock and then seems to lead nowhere. We visited the Bastei on a day trip from Berlin, combining this site …

Rakotzbrucke Photo

Rakotzbrücke: A Fairytale Bridge in Saxony, Germany

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Rakotzbrücke, also called the Devil’s Bridge, looks like something that belongs in a fairytale. This unique looking bridge is tucked away in a small park in Saxony, Germany. Getting here can be a challenge, since Rakotzbrücke is not located near any major city. However, if you combine a trip here with other nearby destinations, you can turn this visit into …