55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Odense, Denmark
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Train
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 5 nights
Fly
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Train
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Bern, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive
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Genoa, Italy
— 4 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Arnhem
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Arnhem, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Train
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
Fly
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Sunderland, United Kingdom
— 3 nights
Drive
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
Drive
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 3 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Appreciate the collections at National Museum of Denmark and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Your inner history buff will appreciate Nyhavn and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken). When in Copenhagen, make a side trip to see Kronborg in Helsingoer, approximately Helsingoer away. There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Rosenborg Castle, admire the masterpieces at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, admire the landmark architecture of Thorvaldsens Museum, and don't miss a visit to Stroeget.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Copenhagen trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiport is Copenhagen Kastrup Airport. In June, daytime highs in Copenhagen are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can drive to Odense.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Nightlife

Side Trips

Odense, Denmark

— 3 nights

Odin's Shrine

The capital of the island of Funen, Odense represents the birthplace of Hans Christian Andersen, who penned such classics as "The Little Mermaid" and "The Ugly Duckling." Denmark's third-largest city proudly displays its link to the famous writer with museums, sculptures, and public art installations dedicated to Andersen and his stories.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Sun): shop like a local with The Studio Gallery, see the interesting displays at H. C. Andersens House, see the interesting displays at The Funen Village, then explore the historical opulence of Egeskov Castle, and finally step into the grandiose world of Valdemars Slot. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Svanemollen, see the interesting displays at Johannes Larsen Museet, get engrossed in the history at The Danish Railway Museum, then get to know the resident critters at Odense ZOO, and finally awaken your taste buds at Odense Aafart - River Cruise.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Odense trip builder website.

You can drive from Copenhagen to Odense in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Odense are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. You'll set off for Aarhus on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites · Wineries · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Aarhus, Denmark

— 1 night

City of Smiles

Located on the sea, Aarhus blends a world city with a small-town feel. Home to a young population, the city has a reputation for producing internationally known pop and rock musicians.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): examine the collection at Den Gamle By and then see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Fredenskirken, examine the collection at Moesgaard Museum, then look for all kinds of wild species at Aarslev Engso, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Helligaandskirken, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Mollestien.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Aarhus online tour planner.

You can drive from Odense to Aarhus in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Aarhus can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Hamburg.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Wildlife

Hamburg, Germany

— 3 nights

Gateway to the World

As the country's biggest port and one of the busiest in all of Europe, Hamburg has a well-deserved reputation as Germany's Gateway to the World.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Miniatur Wunderland and Kunsthalle Hamburg. Get some historical perspective at Alter Elbtunnel and St. Michael's Church. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Hamburg: Himmelmoor (in Quickborn), Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen (in Warder) and Altes Land (in Jork). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Speicherstadt, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, catch all the local highlights with Sightseeing Tours, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide.

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You can drive from Aarhus to Hamburg in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Leipzig, Germany

— 1 night

Little Paris

Leipzig is not only world-famous for its long tradition of trade fairs, but also for its vibrant music and cultural scenes.
On the 12th (Sun), make a trip to Market Square (Markt), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), admire the masterpieces at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, admire the masterpieces at Grassi Museum, then examine the collection at Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, and finally see the interesting displays at Bach Museum.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Leipzig vacation planner.

You can take a train from Hamburg to Leipzig in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Leipzig are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 5 nights

City of a Hundred Spires

Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Get some historical perspective at Staromestske namesti and Spanish Synagogue. You'll explore and learn at Jewish Museum in Prague and Powder Tower. Spend the 14th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's lots more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, take some stellar pictures from Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, and admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock.

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Traveling by car from Leipzig to Prague takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. In June in Prague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to fly to Zurich.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Friedhof Fluntern and Museggmauer will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Kunsthalle Ziegelhutte. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Chapel Bridge (in Lucerne) and Urnaesch (Appenzeller Brauchtumsmuseum Urnäsch & Appenzeller Brachtummuseum Urnaesch). There's much more to do: wander the streets of Old Town, shop like a local with Bahnhofstrasse, examine the collection at Appenzeller Volkskunde-Museum Stein AR, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Mauritius Church.

Before you visit Zurich, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Prague to Zurich in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Bern.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 2 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): wander the streets of UNESCO-Altstadt von Bern, engage your brain at Einstein House (Einsteinhaus), ponder the design of Mosesbrunnen, get great views at The Cathedral of Bern, then appreciate the history behind Zahringerbrunnen, and finally identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bern trip itinerary planning tool.

Take a train from Zurich to Bern in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bern are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Turin.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Turin, Italy

— 3 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.
Duomo di Milano and Pinacoteca Ambrosiana are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Castello Sforzesco and Palazzo Reale. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta) and Piazza del Duomo (in Milan). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Museo Egizio, take an in-depth tour of Museo Pietro Micca, examine the collection at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, and take in the exciting artwork at Galleria Sabauda.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Turin route website.

Traveling by car from Bern to Turin takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bern in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 18°C in Turin. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 4 nights
Once the most important harbor in the Mediterranean Sea, Genoa has a long history as a rich and powerful trade center in northern Italy.
Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola and Le mura di Lucca will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano and Dialogo nel Buio capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Genoa: Pisa (National Museum of Saint Mathew, Leaning Tower of Pisa, &more), Cinque Terre Trails (in Cinque Terre) and Lucca (St Martin Cathedral & Fondazione Centro Studi sull Arte Licia e Carlo Ludovico Ragghianti). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi.

To see traveler tips and more tourist information, use the Genoa online travel planner.

Drive from Turin to Genoa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Turin in June, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 22°C in Genoa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Arnhem.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Arnhem, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Little Hague of the East

Arnhem is known mostly for its John Frost Bridge, which the British tried to secure during World War II. The operation was significant enough to be the subject of a movie, "A Bridge Too Far." Many who go to Arnhem do so for its historical museums, war monuments, museum of modern art, and the Burgers' zoo.
Get some cultural insight at Airborne Cemetery and Kroller-Muller Museum. Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and Arnhem War Museum will appeal to museum buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arnhem: Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk), St. John's Cathedral (in Den Bosch) and St. Catharinakerk (in Eindhoven). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, contemplate the long history of Holten Canadian War Cemetery, meet the residents at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and explore the striking landscape of De Wieden.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Arnhem trip itinerary site.

Explore your travel options from Genoa to Arnhem with the Route module. In July, Arnhem is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 27°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to The Hague.

Things to do in Arnhem

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

The Hague, The Netherlands

— 3 nights

Judicial Capital of the World

Known as the "judicial capital of the world," The Hague is the center for everything official in the Netherlands: the home of the Dutch government and parliament, the workplace of the King and Queen, and the base of many international affairs such as the International Court of Justice and the International Criminal Court.
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Madurodam. Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk), Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church, look for all kinds of wild species at Lentevreugd, ponder the world of politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), and pause for some serene contemplation at Nieuwe Kerk.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the The Hague tour itinerary planning app.

Take a train from Arnhem to The Hague in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 5 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Van Gogh Museum and The Jordaan. Popular historic sites such as Anne Frank House and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House) are in your itinerary. Explore Amsterdam's surroundings by going to Mondial Museum (in Volendam), Natuurmonument Corversbos (in Hilversum) and Edams Museum (in Edam). Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, see the interesting displays at Madame Tussauds Amsterdam, indulge your thirst for a good beer at Heineken Experience, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Grote Markt.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Amsterdam driving holiday app.

You can drive from The Hague to Amsterdam in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly to Sunderland.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sunderland, United Kingdom

— 3 nights
Sunderland is a city at the centre of the City of Sunderland metropolitan borough, in Tyne and Wear, North East England, 10 miles southeast of Newcastle upon Tyne, 12 miles northeast of Durham, 101 miles southeast of Edinburgh and 240 miles north of London. Popular historic sites such as Durham Cathedral and Crook Hall & Gardens are in your itinerary. Durham Castle and Durham Heritage Coast are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Sunderland: Lindisfarne Gospels (in Durham) and Beamish Museum (in Beamish). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Sunderland Museum & Winter Gardens, don't miss a visit to The Angel of the North, stroll around Herrington Country Park, and head outdoors with Roker & Seaburn Beaches.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Sunderland day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Sunderland takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Sunderland, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Sunderland hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Sunderland

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Sheffield, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

Greenest City in England

A major industrial and cultural center, Sheffield is renowned for its green open spaces, art galleries, and state-of-the-art sports facilities.
Get a sense of the local culture at National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Chatsworth House and Jorvik Viking Centre. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: York (The York Dungeon, York Minster, &more), SMJ Falconry (in Oxenhope) and York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby). There's much more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Holly Hagg Community farm, stroll the grounds of Wardsend Cemetery, see the interesting displays at Weston Park, and surround yourself with nature on Sally Mosley Guided Walks.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Sheffield travel route app.

Getting from Sunderland to Sheffield by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Sheffield are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Birmingham.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Birmingham, United Kingdom

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Trades

Britain's second-largest city, Birmingham was known as the City of a Thousand Trades and the Workshop of the World in the Victorian era.
Sudeley Castle and Warwick Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Charlecote Park and Steelhouse Lane Lock-up. Venture out of the city with trips to Bourton-on-the-Water (Birdland & Cotswold Motoring Museum), WWT Slimbridge Wetland Centre (in Slimbridge) and Jet Age Museum (in Gloucester). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, see the interesting displays at Cadbury World, take in nature's colorful creations at Snowshill Manor, and explore the world behind art at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Birmingham trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sheffield to Birmingham takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Birmingham can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Birmingham

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips