55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Deventer, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
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Drive to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Fly to Hamburg Airport, Drive to Kiel
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Kiel, Germany
— 2 nights
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Berlin, Germany
— 4 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Colmar, France
— 3 nights
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Poitiers, France
— 3 nights
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
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Saint-Etienne, France
— 1 day
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Arles, France
— 4 nights
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Toulon, France
— 5 nights
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Genoa, Italy
— 2 nights
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Milan, Italy
— 5 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 3 nights
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Manchester, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
— 5 nights
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Derby, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
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Deventer, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Deventer is a municipality and city in the Salland region of the Dutch province of Overijssel. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): examine the collection at Kroller-Muller Museum, stroll the grounds of Airborne Cemetery, and then step into the grandiose world of Kasteel Doorwerth. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Nederlands Openluchtmuseum and then explore the historical opulence of Castle and gardens Twickel.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Deventer trip planner.

Brussels, Belgium to Deventer is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Kiel.

Things to do in Deventer

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kiel, Germany

— 2 nights

Sailing City

One of Germany's most important ports for decades, Kiel combines its working industrial center with a rich heritage of music, fine dining, and pleasant scenery.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): pause for some photo ops at Laboe Naval Memorial (Marine-Ehrenmal), brush up on your military savvy at U-Boot U 995, then pause for some photo ops at Bronzestandbild Geistkampfer, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Nikolai Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sun): examine the collection at Stadtmuseum Warleberger Hof, identify plant and animal life at Arche Warder - Zentrum fur seltene Nutztierrassen, examine the collection at Danevirke Museum, then take an in-depth tour of Viking Museum Haithabu, and finally explore the historical opulence of Schloss Gottorf.

To see photos and more tourist information, use the Kiel online travel route builder.

Explore your travel options from Deventer to Kiel with the Route module. In June, daily temperatures in Kiel can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Berlin.

Things to do in Kiel

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Pergamonmuseum and Neues Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate East Side Gallery and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Venture out of the city with trips to Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche & The Dresden Zwinger). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Charlottenburg Palace, wander the streets of Potsdamer Platz, appreciate the history behind Brandenburg Gate, and contemplate the long history of Bebelplatz.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Berlin trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Kiel to Berlin by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nuremberg, Germany

— 4 nights

Gingerbread Capital of the World

Nuremberg's historic town center stands in the shadow of a towering imperial castle that dominates its northwestern corner.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Fortress Marienberg and Kaiserburg Nurnberg. Your inner history buff will appreciate Würzburg Residence and St. Peter's Church. Venture out of the city with trips to Munich (Asamkirche & Munich Residenz) and Museum fur Franken (in Wurzburg). There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Germanisches Nationalmuseum, steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Sebaldus Church, and don't miss a visit to St. Lorenz Church.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Nuremberg travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Nuremberg takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Colmar.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Colmar, France

— 3 nights

Little Venice

Situated along the Alsatian Wine Route, Colmar is renowned for its German and French culture, well-preserved old town, numerous architectural landmarks, and its museums.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): stop by Little Venice, then don't miss a visit to Statue of Liberty, and then admire the masterpieces at Musée d'Unterlinden. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Cite de l'Automobile, then see the interesting displays at Cité du Train - Musée français du chemin de fer, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee Bartholdi.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Colmar trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Colmar by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. In June in Colmar, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Poitiers.

Things to do in Colmar

Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Poitiers, France

— 3 nights
Poitiers is a city on the Clain river in west-central France. Chateau de Chenonceau and Chateau de Chambord are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Church of Notre Dame la Grande and Cathedrale Saint-Pierre will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Eglise Saint-Vincent-de-Paul (in Blois) and Bioparc de Doue-la-Fontaine (in Doue-la-Fontaine). There's more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Hilaire and admire the landmark architecture of Hotel Berthelot.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Poitiers trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by flight from Colmar to Poitiers takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June in Poitiers, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to drive to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Poitiers

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Clermont-Ferrand, France

France's Liverpool

Famous for its chain of extinct volcanoes surrounding Clermont-Ferrand includes the highest Puy-de-Dôme volcano only 13 km (8 mi) from its city center.
For reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Clermont-Ferrand trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Poitiers to Clermont-Ferrand by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or take a train. June in Clermont-Ferrand sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. On the 20th (Mon), you'll travel to Saint-Etienne.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Saint-Etienne, France

— 1 day
Situated in the Massif Central, Saint-Étienne is a bustling capital of the Loire department with diverse activities and attractions, such as natural gorges, cultural events, cathedrals, historical sites, museums, and restaurants.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): discover the riches below the earth's surface at Musee de la mine, then identify plant and animal life at Gorges de la Loire, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Boutheon, and finally see the interesting displays at Musee des Verts.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Saint-Etienne trip planner.

You can drive from Clermont-Ferrand to Saint-Etienne in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a train. In June in Saint-Etienne, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car to Arles.

Things to do in Saint-Etienne

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Arles, France

— 4 nights

Soul of Provence

Remote, uneventful, but definitely not a waste of time, Arles is absolutely steeped in Provençal culture.
You'll explore and learn at Carrieres des Lumieres and Musee Departemental Arles Antique. Get a sense of the local culture at Amphitheatre (les Arenes) and Le Sentier des Moulins d'Alphonse Daudet. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Arles: Le Parc Ornithologique de Pont de Gau (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer), Tours et Remparts d'Aigues-Mortes (in Aigues-Mortes) and La Maison Carree (in Nimes). The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Parc Naturel Regional de Camargue, admire the striking features of Chateau des Baux de Provence, contemplate the long history of Cryptoportiques, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Les Alyscamps.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Arles trip planning site.

You can drive from Saint-Etienne to Arles in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Saint-Etienne in June, with highs in Arles at 32°C and lows at 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can go by car to Toulon.

Things to do in Arles

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Toulon, France

— 5 nights
Toulon is a city in southern France and a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base. Your inner history buff will appreciate Chartreuse de la Verne and Rade de Toulon. Basilique Sainte-Marie-Madeleine and Eglise Saint Jean-Baptiste are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Toulon side-trips: Scuba & Snorkeling (in La Londe Les Maures), Vieille Ville (in Hyeres) and La Ciotat (Route des Cretes & Musee des Chantiers Naval). And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at La Croix radieuse Du Point Sublime du Faron, shop like a local with Inna Khimich Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Francois de Paule, and see the interesting displays at Musee National de la Marine.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Toulon trip planner.

Traveling by car from Arles to Toulon takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Genoa.

Things to do in Toulon

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Genoa, Italy

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cattedrale di San Lorenzo - Duomo di Genova, admire the striking features of Via Giuseppe Garibaldi, then get engrossed in the history at Museo di Palazzo Reale, then examine the collection at Galata Museo del Mare, and finally examine the collection at Dialogo nel Buio. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Palazzo Ducale, appreciate the extensive heritage of Passeggiata Anita Garibaldi a Nervi, and then surround yourself with nature on Set Sail Tours.

To see ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Genoa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Toulon to Genoa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Toulon in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Genoa, with lows of 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can go by car to Milan.

Things to do in Genoa

Museums · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 5 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.
Get some historical perspective at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Verona (Casa di Giulietta, Arena di Verona, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, stroll the grounds of Monumental Cemetery, don't miss a visit to Piazza del Duomo, and see the interesting displays at Civic Archaeological Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Genoa to Milan in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Milan when traveling from Genoa in July, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Museo Egizio and Museum of the Risorgimento. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Reggia di Venaria Reale. And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, admire the landmark architecture of Palazzo Reale, get great views at Basilica of Superga, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Santuario della Consolata.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Turin holiday website.

Traveling by train from Milan to Turin takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Milan in July: highs in Turin hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Manchester.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Manchester, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Capital of the North

Unofficially dubbed the Capital of the North, Manchester is known for its influence on industry and music, as well as its world-renowned connection to sports.
You'll explore and learn at Conwy Castle and Manchester Jewish Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Clayton Hall Museum and Liverpool Cathedral. Explore Manchester's surroundings by going to Predator Experience (in Ayside), Lake District Sheepdog Experience (in Crosthwaite) and Ashmeadow Woodlands (in Arnside). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Turbary Woods Owl and Bird of Prey Sanctuary, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manchester Cathedral, get curious at Science and Industry Museum, and see the interesting displays at The Manchester Museum.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manchester trip builder app.

Getting from Turin to Manchester by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Turin to Manchester, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Turin in July, things will get little chillier in Manchester: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Sheffield.

Things to do in Manchester

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

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.
National Railway Museum and York Castle Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like York City Walls and Chatsworth House. Change things up with these side-trips from Sheffield: National Centre for Birds of Prey (in Helmsley), York Bird of Prey Centre (in Huby) and York (York Shambles, The York Dungeon, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Holly Hagg Community farm and take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral Church of St. Peter and St. Paul.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Sheffield road trip tool.

Drive from Manchester to Sheffield in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Derby.

Things to do in Sheffield

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Derby, United Kingdom

— 4 nights
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at All Saints Church and St Werburgh's Church. Popular historic sites such as St Mary's Church & Parish and St Peter's Church and Heritage Centre are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Derby: The Coventry Music Museum (in Coventry), Berkswell Museum (in Berkswell) and Gladstone Pottery Museum (in Longton).

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Derby road trip planning website.

You can drive from Sheffield to Derby in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Derby

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips