For the information of the inexperienced traveler, the following pages suggest the outstanding features of various countries, the places under no circumstances to be missed. In this and the later sections on “Things Not to Miss in the Most Important Cities” nothing but a list is attempted. For detailed information the traveler should consult Baedeker, Terry, or one or more of the many other reliable formal guidebooks on the specific countries.
If in doubt on this point, consult your local book seller as to the most suitable volumes in each case.
London and Vicinity; Shakespeare Country, University Cities, Cornish Coast, Devon Coast, West Country, Wye Valley, North Wales, Lake District.
Edinburgh, Sterling, Glasgow, Burns Country, Scott Country, Lochs Country, Highland, Crinan and Caledonian Canals.
Dublin, Cork, Belfast, Cobh (Queenstown), Lake Killarney, Blarney Castle, Glengariff, South Coast, Antrim Coast, Giant’s Causeway.
Denmark: Copenhagen and Helsingor (Hamlet’s Castle) ; Norway: the Fjords, Bergen, Oslo (Christiania), North Cape, Hammerfest, Spitzbergen; Sweden.: Stockholm, Visby, Gothenburg, Darecarlia, Gota Canal.
Amsterdam, Marken, Friesland, The Hague, Zeeland.
Brussels, Belgian Battlefields, Flanders, Seaside Resorts.
Paris, Chateau Country, Battlefields; Normandy, Brittany, Coast Resorts, Alsace-Lorraine, French Alps, Midi or Provence, Pyrenees, Riviera.
High Alps, Lake Geneva, Lake Lucerne, Rhone Valley, Engadine, Bernese Oberland, Alpine Passes, Great Glaciers.
Berlin, Rhine, Cologne, Heidelberg, Black Forest, Baden-Baden, Frankfurt, Dresden, Munich, Nuremberg, Bavarian Highlands.
(Old Empire, including present Hungary, Czecho-Slovakia, and Poland) : Vienna, Danube, Tyrol, Carlsbad, Buda-Pesth, Warsaw, Prague, Marienbad.
Italian Riviera, Genoa, Milan, Florence, Venice, Hill Towns, Italian Lakes, Rome, Naples, Pompeii, Capri, Sicily, Sardinia, Dolomites. (In Sicily see especially Taormina, which some call the most beautiful spot on earth.)
Madrid, Aragon, Castille, Toledo, Seville, Granada, Gibraltar, Catelonia, the mountainous unspoiled north-west; Portugal: Lisbon and Coimbra.
(Do not neglect this picturesque and romantic country, which outdoes in many ways the more traveled routes of Europe. Spain’s highways, roads, trains, hotels, and general comfort for travelers have greatly improved of late years.)
Athens, Sparta, Corinth, Mounts Olmpus and Athos, Hanging Monasteries.
PALESTINE AND SYRIA
Damascus, Baalbeck, Acre, Sidon, Tyre, Haifa, Nazareth, Sea of Galilee, Nablous, Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Dead Sea, Jaffa.
Cairo, Pyramids, Sphinx, Nile, Temples, Royal Tombs, Cataracts.
Morocco, Algeria, Algerian Riviera, Algiers, Sahara Desert, Tunisia, Sacred Cities.
Mexico City, Guadalajara, Guanajuato, Lake Chapala, Orizaba.
Colombia: Bogota, Valley of Cauca, Cartagena, Santa Marta.
Ecuador: Guayaquil, Chimborazo and “Volcano Avenue,” Quito, Cuenca.
Peru: Lima, Cerro de Pasco, Huancayo, Ayacucho, Arequipa, Cuzco, Titicaca.
Bolivia: Titicaca, Tiahuanaco, La Paz, Cochabamba, Potosi, Sucre.
Chile: Valparaiso, Santiago, Central Valley, Temuco, Valdivia, Southern Lakes, Southern Islands, Trans-Andean Railway.
Argentine: Buenos Aires, La Plata, the Pampas, Cordoba, Mendoza, Tucuman, Rosario.
Uruguay and Paraguay : Montevideo and Asuncion, the big rivers, Iguazu Falls, Pampas, Jungle.
Brazil: Southern States, Santos, Sao Paulo and coffee district, Rio de Janeiro, Petropolis, the Plateau, Bahia, Pernambuco, Ceara, Para, Amazon, Manaos.
The Three Guianas: Georgetown, Paramaribo, Cayenne, sugar plantations, Bush Negroes, Indians. Venezuela: Caracas, the Llanos, pitch lake.
Cuba, Jamaica, Haiti and Santo Domingo, Porto Rico, Virgin Islands, Guadeloupe and Martinique, Dominica, Barbados, Trinidad, Curacao.
Tokyo, Nikko, Hokkaido, Kamakura, Miyajima, Kyoto, Nara, Koya-san, Fujiyama, Osaka, Nagasaki.
Peking, Canton, Tai-shan, Yangtze Gorges (overland by rail from Shanghai to Peking or Peking to Hankow, or both), Nanking.
Bombay, Agra, Delhi, Darjeeling, Vale of Kashmir, Benares, Lucknow, Calcutta.
Formosa, Philippines, French Indo-China (Angkor), Java, Borneo, Sumatra, Singapore, Malay Peninsula, Siam.
Hawaii, Tahiti, Marquesas, Samoa.
Australia: Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, northern forests. New Zealand : Aukland, mountain lakes; Tasmania.
South Africa, Madagascar, hunting grounds, Lake Nyanza.
THINGS NOT TO MISS IN THE MOST IMPORTANT CITIES
Westminster Abbey, St. Pauls, Tower of London, Thames bridges, St. James Palace, Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court, National Gallery, British Museum, South Kensington Museum, Strand, Fleet Street, High Holborn, theatres, Trafalgar Square, Temple Bar, Ludgate Hill, Old Curiosity Shop.
Edinburgh Palace, Haymarket, Princess Street, Holy-rood Palace.
Trinity College, Cathedral, Government House. PARIS
Boulevards, Opera, Montmartre, Rive Gauche, Seine, Notre Dame, Place de la Concorde, Champs Elysees, Bois de Boulogne, Place Bastille, Napoleon’s Tomb (Les Invalides), Madeleine, Luxembourg Gallery, Louvre, etc.
Palais de Justice, Wiertz Museum, Palais des Beaux Arts.
Unter den Linden, Brandenburg Thor, University, Opera, Cathedral, Sieges-Alee, theatres, National Gallery, Old Museum, New Museum, Arsenal, Zoo, Pots-dam.
Picture galleries, Historical Museum, Town Hall.
Museums, former Royal Residence, Schack Gallery, Hofbrauhaus, excursions into Bavarian Alps (1 1/2 hours) castles of Neuschwanstein, Linderhof, Hochenschwangau.
AMSTERDAM AND THE HAGUE
Ryks Museum, the Exchange (excursions to Island of Marken, Vollandam, Edam), Hague Town Hall, Biennenhof, Maruitshuis, Steengracht Gallery, Municipal Museum, Mesdag Museum (Scheveningen and Peace Palace).
River Rhone, Lake Geneva, League of Nations meeting place, parks and gardens.
Rathaus, Opera House, Belvedere, Schonbrunn Pal-aces, street life, cafe life, night life.
Pitti and Uffizzi Palaces, Duomo, Campanile, Old Bridge over the Arno, Fiesole, Villa Palmieri.
Colosseum, Appian Way, Forums, Palace of Caesars, Baths of Caracalla, St. Peters, Vatican (see collections), Capitoline collection, Catacombs, National Gallery, Castel San Angelo, Borghese Gardens, the Pincio, the Spanish Stairs, St. John Lateran, excursion to Tivoli and Villa d’Este.
Cathedral, San Lorenzo church, monastery of Santa Maria delle Grazie (picture of Last Supper), Brera Gallery, Carthusian monastery.
Museum, Aquarium, Cathedral of St. Genero, Amalfi, Pompeii, Vesuvius, Blue Grotto, Villa Nazionale, Herculaneum, Sorrento.
Doges Palace, Piazza of San Marco, Campanile, St. Mark’s Cathedral, Rialto, Bridge of Sighs, canals, Lido.
Prado Museum, Puerto del Col, Royal Palace, Royal Armory, Bullring, street life, especially at night.
Acropolis, Stadium, Temple of Jupiter, Gate of Hadrian, Theater of Dionysius, Mars Hill, Odeion, National Museum, Colonnada of Hadrian, Tower of Winds, Temple of Theseus, Socrates’ Prison, Temple of Athena, Nike, Parthenon.
(European quarter), Stamboul (Turkish quarter), Galata, (view of Golden Horn, city, harbor and Bosphorus), Mosque of St. Sophia, Museum of Antiquities, St. Irene, Military Museum, Bazaars, Temple of Diana.
Mt. Zion, Palace of Caiaphas, Place of Last Supper, Wailing-place of the Jews, Mosque of Omar, Solomon’s Quarries, Tombs of Kings, Garden of Gethsemane, Mount of Olives, Calvary, Church of the Holy Sepulchre, Tomb of the Virgin, Bethlehem, Dead Sea.
Mosques of Sultan Hassan, El Azhar, Alabaster Mosque in Citadel, Tombs of the Mamelukes, Egyptian Museum, Bazaars, Old Cairo, outskirts, pyramids, Shepherd’s Hotel.
Tower of Silence, harbor, Hindu temples, bazaars.
Cinnamon Gardens, bazaars, temples, outskirts, excursion to Kandy.
DELHI AND AGRA
Rimes of older Delhis, new government buildings, Taj Mahal, Pearl Mosque.
Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Legation Quarter, street life, Tartar City Wall, Western Hills, Great Wall, Ming Tombs, Hsi-ling.
Emperor’s Palace, Mitsucoshi Department store, Temples, Cherryblossom Park, street life, restaurants, theatres, geisha dances.
Jockey Club, Calle Florida, Capitol, PalerMo, races, parks, subways,, Avenida de Mayo.
RIo DE JANEIRO
Ouvidor, up Corcovado, up Sugarloaf, Avenida Rio Branco (or Central), Mangue Canal, slum hills, excursion on Guanabara Bay (at least across to Nictheroy), up to Petropolis, Orgoes mountains.