Iconic Iterneraries

Even the world’s most beloved tourist destinations can sometimes be hard to navigate. With the help of the best travel specialists, Condé Nast Traveler has ferreted out the secrets, treasures, and unmissable experiences in 19 favorite destinations. The result is a series of step-by-step trips that will surprise and delight those who’ve never been to the destination before… or who have been a dozen times. Each of these detailed itineraries has been vetted and perfected by a Condé Nast Traveler editor, so you can be sure you’re not being led astray.

Iconic Itineraries

Tuscany, ItalyTuscany, Italy

There are many ways to discover Tuscany, of course, but the most efficient, intimate, and unexpected is to use a travel specialist such as Maria Teresa Berdondini of Tuscany by Tuscans. She was skilled at negotiating the realities of visiting Italy and at arranging special experiences that are the stuff of every tourist’s fantasy. Read More…

cn_image.size.turkey__001u-croppedIstanbul, Turkey

Turkey is no stranger to visitors. Silk Road merchants, Christian pilgrims, Venetian sailors, Russian aristocrats, and many others were traveling to the country long before it became a favorite holiday destination for sun-starved Europeans on package tours. But despite the long history of hospitality, a few difficulties remain. Read More…

cn_image_0.size.argentina-vineyardArgentina’s Wine Country

Wine was among the first of a great many influences the Europeans had on the land that would later become Argentina. The earliest vines were planted here in the sixteenth century by Jesuit priests, who followed the conquistadors to the New World, bringing with them the makings of sacramental wine. The fermented juice is heartily slurped by contemporary Argentines, who barely trail French and Italians in consumption. Read More…

cn_image.size.southeast-asia-iconic-itinerary-bayon-templeSoutheast Asia

So you want to go to Southeast Asia. Great! But so does everyone else. And that’s the trouble: 55 million travelers descend upon the region annually, from backpackers to jet-setters. Problem number one, then, is when to go to avoid the crowds…but still find yourself in bearable humidity. Problem number two is what to see, since you could pick any country in this fecund region and find yourself entertained for weeks or months. Problem number three is how to see it. Read More…

cn_image.size.lede_peru_001pPeru: The Andes, the Incas and the Amazon

Who doesn’t want to see Machu Picchu, the fifteenth-century city built upon gravity-defying terraces and hidden under a scrim of vegetation deep in the Andes until less than a hundred years ago? The answer, as I feared, is almost no one. In high season, up to 3,600 people a day tromp through this ancient site. Read More…

cn_image.size.egypt-iconic-itinerary-sphinxEgypt: Cairo, Aswan, Luxor, and more

Egypt is among the world’s most popular destinations. Especially in the high season, October through April, its historic sites, the majority of which are in a narrow band along the banks of the Nile River, are a series of bottlenecks. If you have only 10 to 14 days and need your sightseeing to be efficient and foolproof. Read More…

To read all 19 itineraries, click here! Conde Nast Traveler is one of my absolute favorite travel sites/magazines, and they also have an amazing Instagram account (@cntraveler) that is so inspiring – definitely worth following for your daily fix of beautiful photos from around the world.

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