55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Drive
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Baden, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Fly to Brussels Airport, Drive to Namur
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Namur, Belgium
— 1 night
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Brussels, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 1 night
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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The Hague, The Netherlands
— 5 nights
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Bruges, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Saint-Denis, France
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 6 nights
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Marseille, France
— 4 nights
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Nice, France
— 5 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 6 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Baden, Switzerland

Baden, sometimes unofficially, to distinguish it from other Badens, called Baden bei Zürich or Baden im Aargau, is a municipality in Switzerland. Popular historic sites such as Wildegg Castle and Schloss Lenzburg are in your itinerary. Hallwyl Castle and Historisches Museum Baden are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Venture out of the city with trips to Sattel Hochstuckli (in Sattel), Augusta Raurica (in Augst) and Omega Museum (in Biel). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Peakdivers, step into the grandiose world of Ruine Stein, see the interesting displays at CHEZ Camille Bloch, and boost your wellbeing at Thermalbank.

To find other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Baden trip itinerary planner.

Milan, Italy to Baden is an approximately 3.5-hour car ride. In June, Baden is a bit cooler than Milan - with highs of 27°C and lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to drive to Zurich.

Things to do in Baden

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

4
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Zurich, Switzerland

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Friedhof Fluntern and Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Astrid-Kapelle. Venture out of the city with trips to Lake Lucerne (in Lucerne) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, see the interesting displays at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, get a new perspective on nature at Musee Paleontologique de Zurich, and take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Zurich trip planner.

You can drive from Baden to Zurich in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Namur.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

1
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Namur, Belgium

Namur is a city and municipality in Wallonia, Belgium. Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Tresor d'Hugo d'Oignies, steep yourself in history at Citadelle (Citadel), then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint-Loup, and finally see the interesting displays at Felicien Rops Museum (Musee Felicien Rops).

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Namur trip itinerary planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Zurich to Namur. While traveling from Zurich, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Namur, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Namur

Museums · Historic Sites

5
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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) and Grand Place. Appreciate the collections at Atomium and Rubens House (Rubenshuis). Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Fort Van Duffel (in Duffel) and Antwerp (MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, Saint Paul's Church, &more). Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule), see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center, and contemplate the long history of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Brussels day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Namur to Brussels takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Brussels can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can drive to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands

The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
On the 15th (Tue), contemplate the long history of Groot Tuighuis, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. John's Cathedral, then take an in-depth tour of Noordbrabants Museum, and finally identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Den Bosch online itinerary planner.

Drive from Brussels to Den Bosch in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or do a combination of bus and train. In June, daily temperatures in Den Bosch can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

5
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Appreciate the collections at Van Gogh Museum and Teylers Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Rijksmuseum and Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House). You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: Haarlem (Stadhuis Haarlem, Sint-Bavokerk (Church of St. Bavo), &more), Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat) and Nationaal Park Weerribben-Wieden (in Sint Jansklooster). There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof, see the top attractions with Sightseeing Tours, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at De Duif.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam road trip planner.

Drive from Den Bosch to Amsterdam in an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In June, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to drive to The Hague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

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The Hague, The Netherlands

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.
Visit Nieuwe Kerk and World Heritage Kinderdijk for their historical value. Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Vermeer Centrum Delft are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore The Hague's surroundings by going to Rhoonse grienden (in Rhoon), Kijk-Kubus (in Rotterdam) and Landtong Rozenburg (in Rozenburg). Next up on the itinerary: take in the exciting artwork at The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, get a sense of history and politics at Binnenhof & Ridderzaal (Inner Court & Hall of the Knights), explore the world behind art at Kunstmuseum Den Haag, and examine the collection at Escher in Het Paleis (Escher in the Palace).

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our The Hague holiday builder.

Getting from Amsterdam to The Hague by car takes about an hour. Other options: drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in The Hague

Museums · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

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Bruges, Belgium

Venice of the North

The medieval town of Bruges centers around a canal, and the architecture of its historical district has made it a World Heritage Site.
Get some cultural insight at Groeningemuseum and Gravensteen. Historic Centre of Brugge and Saint Bavo's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bruges: Ghent (The House of Alijn, St. Nicholas' Cathedral, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy breathtaking views from Belfry of Bruges, make a trip to The Markt, see the interesting displays at Onze-Lieve-Vrouw ter Potterie, and indulge your thirst for a good beer at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bruges tour builder tool.

Traveling by car from The Hague to Bruges takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Bruges are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Saint-Denis.

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

1
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Saint-Denis, France

Saint-Denis is a commune in the northern suburbs of Paris, France. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cathedral of Saint-Denis, then contemplate the long history of Eglise Saint-Denis-de-l'Estree, then see the interesting displays at Musee de l'Air et de l'Espace - National Air and Space Museum of France, and finally discover the deep blue sea with Isanthea - Ecole de Plongee.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Saint-Denis trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Bruges to Saint-Denis in 3 hours. When traveling from Bruges in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Saint-Denis, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Paris.

Things to do in Saint-Denis

Museums · Childrens Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

6
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Paris, France

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Palace of Versailles. Appreciate the collections at Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Paris: Fondation Claude Monet (in Giverny), Versailles (The Water Parterres & The Trianons & The Hamlet) 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, and appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Paris holiday maker tool.

You can drive from Saint-Denis to Paris in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a subway. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Marseille.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

4
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Marseille, France

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Palais des Papes and Chateau d'If. Appreciate the collections at Carrieres des Lumieres and Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marseille: Trolib (in Cassis) and Pont d'Avignon (in Avignon). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, take in the waterfront at Le Vieux Port, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc National des Calanques, and explore the world behind art at MAC - Musee d'Art Contemporain.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Marseille trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Marseille in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Marseille at 36°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Nice.

Things to do in Marseille

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

5
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Nice, France

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa & Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild and Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice. Get some cultural insight at Saint-Paul de Vence and La Croisette. Take a break from Nice with a short trip to Le Suquet in Cannes, about 42 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a stroll through Vieille Ville, explore the different monuments and memorials at Cimetiere du Chateau, steep yourself in history at La cité médiévale, and make a trip to Place Massena.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Nice travel route app.

You can drive from Marseille to Nice in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Marseille in July: highs in Nice hover around 32°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Nice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

6
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Vatican Museums and Tesoro di San Pietro will appeal to museum buffs. Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rome: Antico Presente (in Blera), Tivoli (Villa Adriana, Villa d'Este, &more) and Acquedotto di Nepi (in Nepi). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, make a trip to Cupola di San Pietro, take in the spiritual surroundings of Baldacchino di San Pietro, di Bernini, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Nice to Rome takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Nice, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

3
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Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and M.G. Design will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Pitti Palace. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John, explore the world behind art at Museum of Opera of Saint Maria of Fiore, ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Church and Museum of Orsanmichele.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Florence tour planner.

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Rome in July since evenings lows in Florence dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to catch the train back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Switzerland travel guide

4.6
Bodies of Water · Mountains · Landmarks
Immerse yourself in a snow-capped mountain wonderland in Switzerland's serene Alpine setting. See the world-renowned Matterhorn, Switzerland's second-highest mountain at 4,478 m (14,962 ft) tall, or zoom down the mountains on toboggan, ski, or snowboard. In the warmer seasons hike around the rolling green hillsides covered with pine trees and picturesque aqua blue lakes. Luxurious cities dotted with cozy wooden chalets and colorful flowerbeds balance quaintness with first-class cultural offerings. Indulge in the country's opulence of milk chocolate, cheese fondue, and keg-carrying St. Bernard dogs.

Belgium travel guide

4.2
Specialty Museums · Historic Sites · Monuments
A small country packing a big punch in terms of tourist attractions, Belgium sits at the crossroads of Western Europe, its cities soaked in history and famed for their lively arts, fashion, and dining scenes. Although it advertises itself simply as "A Food Lover's Dream," this country of just 11 million people boasts a rich architectural heritage, world-famous breweries, pristine natural areas, and touching memorials marking major battlegrounds from both World War I and World War II. Put the country's elegant cities of Brussels and Bruges at the top of your itinerary, but don't forget that Belgium's less-explored countryside offers dense forests, rolling hills, and lush valleys.

The Netherlands travel guide

4.3
Art Museums · History Museums · Specialty Museums
Low Country
The Netherlands literally means "Low Country", inspired by the country's low and flat geography, where only about 50 percent of the land exceeds one meter (three feet) above sea level. Since the late 16th century, large, flat land areas called "polders" have been reclaimed from the sea and lakes and protected by dikes, amounting to nearly 17 percent of the country's current land mass. The Netherlands is. This is small, densely populated country lies mainly in Western Europe but also includes three islands in the Caribbean; it's the main constituent country of the Kingdom of the Netherlands. The European part of the Netherlands borders Germany to the east, Belgium to the south, and the North Sea to the northwest, sharing maritime borders with Belgium, the United Kingdom and Germany. Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam serve as the three largest and most important cities in the Netherlands. Amsterdam is the country's capital, while The Hague holds the Dutch seat of government. The port of Rotterdam claims the title as the largest port in Europe, in fact, it's as large as the next three ports combined.

South Holland Province travel guide

4.2
Gardens · Specialty Museums · Landmarks

France travel guide

4.2
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Bouches-du-Rhone travel guide

4.1
Art Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Piers & Boardwalks
Named after the mouth of the Rhône River where it meets the Mediterranean Sea, Bouches-du-Rhône is a department created during the French Revolution from the western part of the former province of Provence, with its history closely linked to Provence. The department is well-represented in French art as Paul Cézanne painted numerous representations of Mont Sainte-Victoire and Vincent van Gogh spent much of his life here, painting many scenes of the area. The largest city in the department, Marseille, contains a major industrial harbor, which today serves as France's largest commercial port. You can both enjoy a seaside vacation or charter a vessel to take you out onto the Mediterranean. Marseille has been an important harbor since before Julius Caesar's conquest of Gaul, and this Roman presence has left numerous historical attractions across the cities and rural communities of the department.

Italy travel guide

4.6
Landmarks · Ruins · Sacred & Religious Sites
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.