Poland and Ukraine
The National Stadium in Warsaw, Poland. [Tom Dulat/Betty Images]
Euro 2012 (June 8-July 1) -- the 14th European Football Championship -- looks like just the ticket. UEFA's big tournament has decided it's time for something different, with the usual sites of France, England and the like giving way to stadiums in Poland and Ukraine.
That's the farthest "out" this tournament has ever ventured, or likely ever will. All games will be split between eight cities -- four in each country -- with quarter-final and semi-final games in Warsaw and Kiev (which will host the final).
Ticket sales have been feverish since last spring, but fans can log onto the Euro 2012 site's "Tour Operator Programme" to purchase all-inclusive packages from UEFA-licensed tour operators.