55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe journey planner

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Genoa, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Karlsruhe, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Hamburg, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Odense, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Copenhagen, Denmark
— 5 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 5 nights
Train
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Leipzig, Germany
— 1 night
Drive
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Prague, Czech Republic
— 6 nights
Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Wageningen
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Wageningen, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Caen, France
— 4 nights
Drive
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Chartres, France
— 1 night
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Bordeaux, France
— 4 nights
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Aix-en-Provence, France
— 5 nights
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
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Genoa, Italy

— 5 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.
Appreciate the collections at Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano and Galleria Nazionale di Palazzo Spinola. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Leaning Tower of Pisa and Basilica di Santa Maria di Castello. Venture out of the city with trips to Pisa (Camposanto, Duomo di Pisa, &more) and Lucca (Torre Guinigi, Le mura di Lucca, &more). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, explore the galleries of Museo di Palazzo Reale, and examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio.

Start your trip to Genoa by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Rome to Genoa is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Rome in June, you will find days in Genoa are slightly colder (29°C), and nights are about the same (22°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Karlsruhe.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Karlsruhe, Germany

— 4 nights

Fan City

One of Germany's first truly "planned" cities, Karlsruhe is naturally a center for technological development and important national institutions.
Popular historic sites such as Fortress Marienberg and Town Walls are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Reichsstadtmuseum and Mercedes-Benz Museum capture your imagination. Venture out of the city with trips to Porsche Museum (in Stuttgart), Wurzburg (Marienkapelle & Würzburg Residence) and Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Schloss Heidelberg, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Klosterkirche Lobenfeld, make a trip to Altstadt, and look for all kinds of wild species at Tinnunculus.

To find more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Karlsruhe vacation maker website.

Getting from Genoa to Karlsruhe by car takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, Karlsruhe is a bit cooler than Genoa - with highs of 24°C and lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Hamburg.

Things to do in Karlsruhe

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Miniatur Wunderland and Speicherstadt. Museum-lovers will get to explore Kunsthalle Hamburg and Red Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Hamburg: Altes Land (in Jork) and Wildpark Lueneburger Heide (in Hanstedt). And it doesn't end there: get to know the fascinating history of Alter Elbtunnel, admire the landmark architecture of Townhall, examine the collection at Dialog in the Dark, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael's Church.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Hamburg trip planner.

You can fly from Karlsruhe to Hamburg in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Karlsruhe in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Hamburg, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Aarhus.

Things to do in Hamburg

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): see the sky in a new way at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum and then see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Aarhus visit planner.

Traveling by car from Hamburg to Aarhus takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can go by car to Odense.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Childrens Museums

Odense, Denmark

— 1 night

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 15th (Wed): examine the collection at H. C. Andersens House, steep yourself in history at Hans Christian Andersens Childhood Home, then examine the collection at The Funen Village, and finally step into the grandiose world of Egeskov Castle.

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Traveling by car from Aarhus to Odense takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to drive to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Odense

Museums · Historic Sites

Copenhagen, Denmark

— 5 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.
Nyhavn and Frederiks Kirke (Marmorkirken) will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rosenborg Castle and Kastellet. Change things up with these side-trips from Copenhagen: Louisiana Museum of Modern Art (in Humlebaek) and Kronborg (in Helsingoer). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at National Museum of Denmark, stop by Stroeget, explore the world behind art at Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek, and get a sense of history and politics at Christiansborg Slot.

To find traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Copenhagen online road trip planner.

Drive from Odense to Copenhagen in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 5 nights

Athens of the Spree

The country's capital and largest city, Berlin is a diverse urban center boasting a lively nightlife and countless things to do.
Get some historical perspective at Charlottenburg Palace and East Side Gallery. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Pergamonmuseum and Mauermuseum - Museum Haus am Checkpoint Charlie. Get out of town with these interesting Berlin side-trips: Potsdam (Heilandskirche am Port von Sacrow & Sanssouci Palace). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Topography of Terror, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kaiser Wilhelm Memorial Church, pause for some photo ops at The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, and take a stroll through Potsdamer Platz.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Berlin journey planning website.

Getting from Copenhagen to Berlin by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Leipzig.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Zeitgeschichtliches Forum Leipzig, don't miss a visit to Statue of Mephisto and Faust, explore the world behind art at Museum der Bildenden Kunste, steep yourself in history at St. Nicholas Church (Nikolaikirche), then take an in-depth tour of Bach Museum, and finally pause for some photo ops at Neues Bach-Denkmal.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Leipzig driving holiday planner.

Traveling by train from Berlin to Leipzig takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Prague.

Things to do in Leipzig

Museums · Historic Sites

Prague, Czech Republic

— 6 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Staromestske namesti and Jewish Museum in Prague. Your inner history buff will appreciate St. Vitus Cathedral and Powder Tower. Spend the 28th (Tue) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's much more to do: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, examine the collection at NaFilM: National film museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and get engrossed in the history at Strahov Monastery.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Prague itinerary planner.

You can drive from Leipzig to Prague in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Prague sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Wageningen.

Things to do in Prague

Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Wageningen, The Netherlands

— 1 night
Wageningen is a municipality and a historic town in the central Netherlands, in the province of Gelderland. On the 3rd (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Paleis Het Loo, then see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, and then examine the collection at Glider Collection Wolfheze. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Groot Tuighuis, then admire the landmark architecture of St. John's Cathedral, then examine the collection at Airborne Museum at Hartenstein, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Airborne Cemetery.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Wageningen trip builder tool.

Getting from Prague to Wageningen by car takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In July, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) so you can go by car to The Hague.

Things to do in Wageningen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

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.
Popular historic sites such as Grote Markt and Nieuwe Kerk are in your itinerary. The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery and Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting The Hague side-trips: Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat), Haarlem (Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo) & Frans Hals Museum) and World Heritage Kinderdijk (in Kinderdijk). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Madurodam, get engrossed in the history at Panorama Mesdag, explore the world behind art at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Old Church.

For reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the The Hague vacation builder tool.

Getting from Wageningen to The Hague by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July in The Hague, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can go by car to Caen.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Caen, France

— 4 nights

City of a Hundred Steeples

Caen is known for its historical buildings built during the reign of William the Conqueror, who was buried there, and for the Battle for Caen--heavy fighting that took place in and around Caen during the Battle of Normandy in 1944, destroying much of the city.
Get some cultural insight at Normandy American Cemetery and Bayeux War Cemetery. Omaha Beach and Abbaye aux Dames will appeal to history buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Caen side-trips: Memorial 1st US Infantry Division Omaha Beach (in Colleville-sur-Mer), Pointe du Hoc (in Cricqueville-en-Bessin) and Cathedrale Notre-Dame (in Bayeux). There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Musee de la Tapisserie de Bayeux, steep yourself in history at Place Saint-Sauveur, indulge in some culinary diversions at La Compagnie des Terroirs, and learn about all things military at Memorial de Caen.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Caen online trip builder.

You can drive from The Hague to Caen in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In July, daily temperatures in Caen can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to drive to Chartres.

Things to do in Caen

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wineries

Side Trips

Chartres, France

— 1 night
Renowned for its medieval cathedral built on a hill by the left bank of the Eure River, Chartres is a small city in the Centre-Val de Loire region and capital of the Eure-et-Loir department in northern France.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at église St Pierre, steep yourself in history at La Maison Picassiette, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chartres Cathedral.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Chartres planning website.

Traveling by car from Caen to Chartres takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Chartres

Historic Sites

Bordeaux, France

— 4 nights

The Port of the Moon

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Place de la Bourse and Prieure de Cayac. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at St. Andre Cathedral and Lascaux Caves 4. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bordeaux: Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines (in Meschers-sur-Gironde), Réserve Ornithologique du Teich (in Le Teich) and Association Hermione-La Fayette (in Rochefort). Next up on the itinerary: identify plant and animal life at Maison de la Nature, browse the exhibits of La Cite du Vin, browse for treasures at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise de Saint Astier.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Bordeaux travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Chartres to Bordeaux in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In July, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to fly to Aix-en-Provence.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aix-en-Provence, France

— 5 nights

City of a Thousand Fountains

Aix-en-Provence is a small, classically Provençal town, famous for being home to Cézanne.
Visit Paroisse Cathédrale Saint Sauveur Aix-en-Provence and Paul Cezanne’s Studio for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Musée Marc Chagall and Site Memorial du Camp des Milles. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Aix-en-Provence: Les Baux de Provence (Chateau des Baux de Provence & Carrieres des Lumieres), Amphitheatre (les Arenes) (in Arles) and Cannes (Le Suquet & La Croisette). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Musee Granet, wander the streets of Cours Mirabeau, ponder the design of Mossy Fountain, and admire the masterpieces at Hotel de Caumont - Art Centre.

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Aix-en-Provence day trip tool.

Fly from Bordeaux to Aix-en-Provence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Bordeaux in July, expect nights in Aix-en-Provence to be about the same, around 22°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Aix-en-Provence

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

Gateway to Provence

The 2013 European "Capital of Culture," Marseille is the largest port city on the breezy Mediterranean coast and the second largest city in France.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Cimetiere de la Treille. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Cathédrale La Major and Eglise Saint-Francois de Sales. Venture out of the city with trips to Atlantide (in Bandol) and Trolib (in Cassis). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Calanques, wander the streets of The Panier, and don't miss a visit to Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marseille itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Aix-en-Provence to Marseille in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. In July in Marseille, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Marseille

Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips