55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Bern, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Biel, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Lausanne, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 3 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Lille, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
Drive
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Montbeliard, France
— 2 nights
Drive
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Strasbourg, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 5 nights
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Bern, Switzerland

— 1 night

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
On the 1st (Wed), admire the natural beauty at Rose Garden (Rosengarten).

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bern trip planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Zürich Airport, Bern Belp Airport and EuroAirport Basel-Mulhouse-Freiburg Airport. In June in Bern, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Biel.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Biel, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at International Museum of Watches and Pasquart. Let the collections at Omega Museum and CHEZ Camille Bloch capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Biel side-trips: Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie (in Hauterive), Creux du Van (in Gorgier) and Lac de Neuchatel (in Neuchatel).

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Biel trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bern to Biel in an hour. In June, daytime highs in Biel are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Lausanne.

Things to do in Biel

Parks · Museums · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lausanne, Switzerland

— 1 night

Swiss San Francisco

Lausanne contains several distinct neighborhoods, each offering a different side of the French-speaking Swiss town.
On the 6th (Mon), see the interesting displays at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique), then go for a stroll along the water at Le Port d'Ouchy, then take an in-depth tour of Gruyeres Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Bulle. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Cathedrale de Lausanne, look for all kinds of wild species at Corniche Lavaux Vineyards, step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Chillon, then pause for some photo ops at Freddie Mercury Statue, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Rue de Bourg.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Lausanne trip planner.

You can drive from Biel to Lausanne in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Geneva.

Things to do in Lausanne

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Geneva, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
International Red Cross and Red Crescent Museum and Musee d'ethnographie de Geneve will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Patek Philippe Museum and Museum of Natural History (Museum d'Histoire naturelle). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedrale de Saint-Pierre, don't miss a visit to The Flower Clock, get a sense of history and politics at Palais des Nations, Genève, and ponder the design of The Geneva Water Fountain.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Geneva trip planner.

Drive from Lausanne to Geneva in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Geneva can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Geneva

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Turin, Italy

— 4 nights

City of Magic

A city of technology and industry, Turin is in northwestern Italy, a one-hour drive from the French border and slightly more than that from the Mediterranean Sea.
Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi and Reggia di Venaria Reale will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Museo Egizio and Forte di Bard. Explore Turin's surroundings by going to Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta) and Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Civic Museum of Ancient Art (Palazzo Madama), admire the natural beauty at Parco del Valentino, take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata, and get great views at Basilica of Superga.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Turin online tour itinerary builder.

You can drive from Geneva to Turin in 3 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. June in Turin sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lugano.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 1 night

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
On the 15th (Wed), get curious at Fossil Museum of Monte San Giorgio, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Giorgio, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Lugano, and finally stroll through Monte San Salvatore.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Lugano road trip site.

Drive from Turin to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. While traveling from Turin, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Lugano, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Lugano

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 6 nights

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Casa di Giulietta. Your inner history buff will appreciate Duomo di Milano and Piazza delle Erbe. Venture out of the city with trips to Villa Carlotta (in Tremezzina), Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Arena di Verona, &more) and Forte Montecchio Nord (in Colico). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Castello Sforzesco, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio, pause for some serene contemplation at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and buy something for everyone on your list at Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan road trip planner.

You can drive from Lugano to Milan in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 21st (Tue) before leaving for Bologna.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 5 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Church and Museum of Orsanmichele. Your inner history buff will appreciate Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and The Baptistery of St. John. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Florence (The Boboli Gardens, Ponte Vecchio, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Basilica di San Petronio, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano, take in panoramic vistas at Le Due Torri Torre degli Asinell, and take an in-depth tour of Museo Civico Medievale.

To find photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bologna day trip site.

You can take a train from Milan to Bologna in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bologna are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 4 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Appreciate the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get a sense of the local culture at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, get a dose of the wild on Matteo Truffle Experience, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Rome tour planner.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) early enough to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 2 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 1st (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cast your line with a fishing tour, admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House), then get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, then steep yourself in history at Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), and finally steep yourself in history at Stadhuis Haarlem.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Amsterdam journey builder site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Amsterdam takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 23°C and lows about 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Rotterdam.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Rotterdam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Manhattan on the Maas

Located in the South Holland province, Rotterdam is one of the Netherlands' most lively cities, as well as one of the largest trading ports in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kijk-Kubus, see the interesting displays at Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, then explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), then view the masterpieces at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, and finally make a trip to Rotterdam Centraal Station. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Old Church, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Nieuwe Kerk, and then contemplate the long history of Madurodam.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rotterdam trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Amsterdam to Rotterdam by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Lille.

Things to do in Rotterdam

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Lille, France

— 2 nights

Cultural Heart of Northern France

On the Deûle River near the Belgium border, Lille has a very active cultural life as France's fifth-largest metropolitan area and the fourth-largest urban area with a large college student population.
You'll explore and learn at LaM, Lille Métropole Musée d'art moderne d'art contemporain et d'art brut and La Coupole. Do some cultural sightseeing at Australian National Memorial and Le Palais Des Beaux Arts de Lille. Venture out of the city with trips to Reserve Naturelle Dune Marchand (in Bray-Dunes), Musée du Louvre-Lens (in Lens) and Collegiale Saint-Pierre (in Aire-sur-la-Lys). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Lochnagar Crater, stroll the grounds of Cimetiere Militaire Allemand de Carvin, admire the landmark architecture of Old Stock Exchange, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Place du Theatre.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Lille itinerary planner.

You can drive from Rotterdam to Lille in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Lille can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Paris.

Things to do in Lille

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 6 nights

City of Light

A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Louvre Museum and Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen will appeal to museum buffs. Eiffel Tower and Arc de Triomphe will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Rouen (Historial Jeanne d’Arc & Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen), Palace of Versailles (in Versailles) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the long history of Sainte-Chapelle, stop by Montmartre, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Paris online travel route planner.

Traveling by train from Lille to Paris takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Lille in July: highs in Paris hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Montbeliard.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Montbeliard, France

— 2 nights
Montbéliard is a city in the Doubs department in the Bourgogne-Franche-Comté region in eastern France, about 13km from the border with Switzerland. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Temple Saint-Martin, then admire the landmark architecture of Chapelle Notre-Dame du Haut, then see the interesting displays at Le Pavillon des Sciences, and finally stroll around Parc Pres la Rose. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Notre-Dame du Chene, examine the collection at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and then examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Montbeliard trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Paris to Montbeliard takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and car. In July, daytime highs in Montbeliard are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Strasbourg.

Things to do in Montbeliard

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Strasbourg, France

— 5 nights

Crossroads of Europe

Strasbourg is famous for its beautiful historical center, the Grande Île, which was the first city center classified entirely as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Strasbourg is one of the nine largest cities in France with nearly half a million inhabitants in the metropolitan area crossing the river to the German city of Kehl, on the eastern bank of the Rhine River.
Let the collections at Fort De Schoenenbourg and Maginot Line - Fortress Four-a-Chaux capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Château du Haut-Kœnigsbourg and Musée des Beaux-Arts de Strasbourg. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Strasbourg: Domaine Koeberle-Kreyer (in Rodern), Maison de la Nature du Ried et de l'Alsace Centrale (in Muttersholtz) and La Volerie des Aigles (in Kintzheim). Next up on the itinerary: surround yourself with nature on Les 2CV et la Traction de la Bruche, learn about winemaking at Domaine Allimant-Laugner, take an in-depth tour of Maison Rurale de l’Outre-Foret, and pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre Dame de Strasbourg.

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You can drive from Montbeliard to Strasbourg in 2 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Strasbourg

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 5 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Popular historic sites such as Jesuitenkirche and Old Town are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Landesmuseum. Explore Zurich's surroundings by going to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Lake Lucerne, Lucerne Station, &more). There's lots more to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, shop like a local with ARTBOX.GALLERY, explore the world behind art at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), and don't miss a visit to Bahnhofstrasse.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Strasbourg to Zurich takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Zurich sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can take a train back home.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip