Haven’t been out of the country too much, (Banff Natl. Park, Canada - Playa Del Carmen, Mexico - Italy).
But, Italy was by far our best trip. Spent 12 days there - flew into Rome (3 days), drove to Siena (2 days), --> Florence (2 days), --> Venice (3 days), --> Milan (2 days) and flew home. Rome, Siena, and Florence we enjoyed the most. Venice was pretty cool, but definitely a tourist hot spot, and although Milan was neat, we didn’t enjoy it as much as the rest of the country. It’s definitely more of a NYC type feel to it, compared to the other places. There was just so much more history to the lower half of the country, although Milan has it’s own for sure.
It was easy to drive around (with a GPS) and easy to communicate and we always felt safe, even though we were warned about pick-pocketers and such. We rented a car once we left Rome and drove through the country up to Venice. There, we turned the car in and took a train to Milan.
We came home ready to plan our next trip over there. Probably back to Rome and then go south from there. But, kids and funds to go back have not allowed us to make it happen yet. Maybe in another couple of years.
#2 for me is Banff National Park. I went in Feb for a ski trip up there and spent 5 days skiing at Lake Louis and Ski Banff. Probably the best ski trip I’ve been on and a majestic view no matter where you look! Another spot I want to go back to.