52 days in Europe Itinerary

52 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Gatchina, Russia
— 4 nights
2
Urbino, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Senigallia, Italy
— 1 night
4
Ancona, Italy
— 3 nights
5
Gorlitz, Germany
— 1 day
6
Dresden, Germany
— 6 nights
7
Leipzig, Germany
— 2 nights
8
La Rochelle, France
— 3 nights
9
Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
10
Biarritz, France
— 4 nights
11
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France
— 4 nights
12
Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
13
Ghent, Belgium
— 6 nights
14
Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights

4
nights
Gatchina, Russia

Gatchina ©
Gatchina is a town and the administrative center of Gatchinsky District in Leningrad Oblast, Russia, located 45km south of St. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Gatchina Palace and Estate Museum and Yevangelichesko-Lyuteranskaya Tserkov' Svyatogo Nikolaya. Museum-lovers will appreciate Breaching of the Leningrad Blockade Museum Preserve and Rozhdestveno Estate Museum. Get out of town with these interesting Gatchina side-trips: Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God (in Dyatlitsy) and Shlisselburg (Cathedral of the Navity of John the Baptist & Oreshek Fortress). There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, make a trip to Zverinskiye Gates, examine the collection at Shherbov Residence Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Nature Monument Dudergof Heights.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gatchina trip itinerary planning website.

Zandvoort, The Netherlands to Gatchina is an approximately 7.5-hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Zandvoort to Gatchina is 2 hours. When traveling from Zandvoort in September, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gatchina: temperatures range from °C by day to °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to travel to Urbino.

Things to do in Gatchina

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Shlisselburg, Church of the Intercession of the Mother of God, Rozhdestveno Estate Museum, Breaching of the Leningrad Blockade Museum Preserve, Nature Monument Dudergof Heights
Highlights from your plan

2
nights
Urbino, Italy

Urbino ©
Urbino is a walled city in the Marche region of Italy, south-west of Pesaro, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the striking landscape of Parco del Sasso Simone e Simoncello and then delve into the distant past at Castello di Pietrarubbia. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale di Urbino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Monastero di San Girolamo, thenidentify plant and animal life at Montefeltro Vedute Rinascimentali, thenbrowse the exhibits of Oratorio di San Giuseppe, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Oratorio di San Giovanni Battista.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Urbino road trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Gatchina to Urbino with the Route module. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Gatchina in September, expect Urbino to be somewhat warmer, temps between °C and °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Senigallia.

Things to do in Urbino

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trips

Monastero di San Girolamo, Parco del Sasso Simone e Simoncello, Castello di Pietrarubbia
Highlights from your plan
Montefeltro Vedute Rinascimentali ©
Montefeltro Vedute Rinascimentali
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino ©
Palazzo Ducale di Urbino
Castello di Pietrarubbia ©
Castello di Pietrarubbia

1
night
Senigallia, Italy

Senigallia ©
Senigallia is a comune and port town of the province of Ancona on Italy's Adriatic coast, in the Marche region. On the 8th (Tue), kick back and relax at Baia Canaria, enjoy the sand and surf at Bagni 57, and then step into the grandiose world of Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia.

To see reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read our Senigallia road trip website.

Traveling by car from Urbino to Senigallia takes an hour. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Ancona.

Things to do in Senigallia

Beaches Parks Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Baia Canaria ©
Baia Canaria
Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia ©
Rocca Roveresca di Senigallia

3
nights
Ancona, Italy

Ancona ©
Ancona is a city and a seaport in the Marche region in central Italy, with a population of around 101,997. Visit The Basilica of San Nicola a Tolentino and Grottammare Borgo Antico for their historical value. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Museo Cinema a Pennello and Paper and Watermark Museum Fabriano. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ancona: Chiesa di San Pietro (in Sassoferrato), Museo del Pianoforte Storico e del Suono (in Fabriano) and Parco Naturale Regionale della Gola della Rossa e di Frasassi (in Serra San Quirico). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario Della Santa Casa, explore the historical opulence of Camminamenti di Ronda della Pontificia Basilica, learn about winemaking at Tenuta Cocci Grifoni, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santuario Santa Maria delle Grazie e San Giacomo della Marca.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Ancona day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Senigallia to Ancona takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Ancona can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Gorlitz.

Things to do in Ancona

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trips

Fabriano, Loreto, Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca, Grottammare Borgo Antico, Santuario Santa Maria delle Grazie e San Giacomo della Marca
Highlights from your plan
Museo Cinema a Pennello ©
Museo Cinema a Pennello
The Basilica of San Nicola a Tolentino ©
The Basilica of San Nicola a Tolentino
Chiesa di  Santa Maria della Rocca ©
Chiesa di Santa Maria della Rocca

1
day
Gorlitz, Germany

Gorlitz
Görlitz is a town in the German federal state of Saxony. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): indulge your thirst for a good beer at Landskron Braumanufaktur and then steep yourself in history at Waidhaus.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Gorlitz itinerary app.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Ancona to Gorlitz. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can drive to Dresden.

Things to do in Gorlitz

Breweries & Distilleries Historic Sites

6
nights
Dresden, Germany

Dresden ©
Dresden boasts a long history as a royal residence of many Saxon kings.
The Dresden Zwinger and Albertinum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Your inner history buff will appreciate Frauenkirche Dresden and Canaletto Blick. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Neues Grünes Gewölbe, take an in-depth tour of Gemaldegalerie Neue Meister, brush up on your military savvy at Armoury / Rustkammer, and explore the historical opulence of Big courtyard of the Residence / Grosser Schlosshof Dresdner Residenz.

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You can drive from Gorlitz to Dresden in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Dresden sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Leipzig.

Things to do in Dresden

Museums Historic Sites Childrens Museums
Highlights from your plan
The Dresden Zwinger ©
The Dresden Zwinger
Frauenkirche Dresden ©
Frauenkirche Dresden
Albertinum ©
Albertinum

2
nights
Leipzig, Germany

Leipzig ©
Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), admire the striking features of Altes Rathaus, admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, admire the masterpieces at Grassi Museum, thenget engrossed in the history at Bach Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Schloss Rochlitz, explore the historical opulence of Colditz Castle, and then step into the grandiose world of Burg Mildenstein.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Leipzig sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Dresden to Leipzig takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. September in Leipzig sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to La Rochelle.

Things to do in Leipzig

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Colditz Castle, Schloss Rochlitz, Burg Mildenstein
Highlights from your plan
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche) ©
St. Thomas Church (Thomaskirche)
Grassi Museum ©
Grassi Museum
Museum der Bildenden Kunste ©
Museum der Bildenden Kunste

3
nights
La Rochelle, France

La Rochelle
Driving on the narrow streets can be difficult in La Rochelle so walking or biking will give you the best view of the pale stone buildings that give the Vieux Port, or old port, a distinctly Mediterranean quality.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Association Hermione-La Fayette and Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re. Get some historical perspective at Phare des Baleines and Abbaye Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes. You'll find plenty of places to visit near La Rochelle: Futuroscope (in Chasseneuil-du-Poitou) and Le Puits d'Enfer (in Exireuil). And it doesn't end there: admire nature's wide array of creatures at Aquarium La Rochelle, explore the activities along Vieux Port, don't miss a visit to Towers of La Rochelle, and take an in-depth tour of New World Museum (Musee du Nouveau-Monde).

For other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our La Rochelle online day trip planner.

You can do a combination of train, flight, and car from Leipzig to La Rochelle in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and car; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in La Rochelle can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bordeaux.

Things to do in La Rochelle

Parks Theme Parks Nature

Side Trips

Abbaye Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes, Eglise Saint-Martin de Saint-Martin-de-Re, Futuroscope, Le Puits d'Enfer, Association Hermione-La Fayette
Highlights from your plan
Vieux Port
Vieux Port
Association Hermione-La Fayette ©
Association Hermione-La Fayette
Phare des Baleines ©
Phare des Baleines

3
nights
Bordeaux, France

Bordeaux ©
With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Get some cultural insight at Place de la Bourse and Tour Pey-Berland. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and La Grande Dune du Pilat (in Pyla-sur-Mer). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, make a trip to The Water Mirror, stroll around Parc animalier Rene CANIVENC (Le Moulineau), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Bordeaux road trip planner.

Drive from La Rochelle to Bordeaux in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Bordeaux are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Biarritz.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, La Grande Dune du Pilat
Highlights from your plan
Place de la Bourse ©
Place de la Bourse
St. Andre Cathedral ©
St. Andre Cathedral
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich ©
Réserve Ornithologique du Teich

4
nights
Biarritz, France

Biarritz ©
A popular holiday destination with world-class surfing, Biarritz has interesting coastal rock formations and stellar waves that make this luxurious seaside town popular with tourists and surfers alike.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste and Eglise Saint-Cyprien. Let the collections at Villa Arnaga and Banaka capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Biarritz side-trips: Corniche Basque (in Hendaye), Mauleon-Licharre (Chateau de Maytie d'Andurain & Château de Mauléon) and Eglise de L'Hopital-Saint-Blaise (in Hopital-Saint-Blaise). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Basque Museum (Musee Basque), admire the masterpieces at Didam, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Vincent.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Biarritz trip site.

Traveling by car from Bordeaux to Biarritz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Sarlat-la-Caneda.

Things to do in Biarritz

Wildlife Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Cambo les Bains, Bayonne, Mauleon-Licharre, Ciboure, Eglise Saint Vincent
Highlights from your plan
Lac Mouriscot ©
Lac Mouriscot
Villa Arnaga ©
Villa Arnaga
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste ©
Église Saint-Jean-Baptiste

4
nights
Sarlat-la-Caneda, France

Sarlat-la-Caneda ©
Sarlat-la-Caneda is the capital of the former Périgord Noir, now referred to as the Aquitaine region that is home to a historical area consisting of impeccably preserved 14th-century buildings and sites.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Chateau de Castelnaud and Chateau de Beynac. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chateau des Milandes and Chateau de Lacypierre. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise de Saint Astier (in Saint-Astier), Le Jardin de Planbuisson (in Le Buisson-de-Cadouin) and Habitations Troglodytiques (in Belves). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Lascaux Caves 4, explore the historical opulence of Chateau L'Eveques, get a sense of history and politics at Mairie de Beynac-et-Cazenac, and look for all kinds of wild species at Reserve Naturelle du Marais de Grolejac.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Sarlat-la-Caneda trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Biarritz to Sarlat-la-Caneda takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Biarritz in October since evenings lows in Sarlat-la-Caneda dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Brussels.

Things to do in Sarlat-la-Caneda

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks

Side Trips

Castelnaud-la-Chapelle, Beynac-et-Cazenac, Le Regourdou, Eglise de Saint Astier, Voie Verte des Berges de l'Isle
Highlights from your plan
Chateau des Milandes ©
Chateau des Milandes
Chateau de Castelnaud ©
Chateau de Castelnaud
Chateau de Beynac ©
Chateau de Beynac

6
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels, explore the world behind art at René Magritte Museum, examine the collection at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and steep yourself in history at Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Sarlat-la-Caneda to Brussels takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. When traveling from Sarlat-la-Caneda in October, plan for slightly colder days in Brussels, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Ghent.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Historic Sites Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Grand Place ©
Grand Place
Atomium ©
Atomium

6
nights
Ghent, Belgium

Ghent ©
Ghent melds the fairy tale-like beauty of Bruges with its stunning Flemish architecture, while at the same time supporting a vibrant cafe and bar scene.
Get some cultural insight at Historic Centre of Brugge and Belfry of Bruges. Let the collections at Gravensteen and Friet Museum capture your imagination. Explore Ghent's surroundings by going to Bruges (Historium Brugge, Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Ghent City Center, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas' Cathedral, and look for all kinds of wild species at De Assels.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ghent day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Ghent takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In October in Ghent, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Antwerp.

Things to do in Ghent

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Bruges
Highlights from your plan
Historic Centre of Brugge ©
Historic Centre of Brugge
Groeningemuseum ©
Groeningemuseum
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum ©
Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum

5
nights
Antwerp, Belgium

Antwerp ©
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like MAS - Museum aan de Stroom and Museum Plantin-Moretus. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Our Lady and Grote Markt. Venture out of the city with trips to Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis (in Lier), Kinderboerderij Mikerf (in Brasschaat) and Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal, stroll around Middelheim Museum, and get to know the fascinating history of Cogels Osylei.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp day trip app.

Drive from Ghent to Antwerp in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Antwerp sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Sint-Anna en Sint-Joachim Godshuis, Kinderboerderij Mikerf, Fort Van Duffel
Highlights from your plan
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom ©
MAS - Museum aan de Stroom
Cathedral of Our Lady ©
Cathedral of Our Lady
Rubens House (Rubenshuis) ©
Rubens House (Rubenshuis)

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