55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly to Amsterdam Airport Schiphol, Drive to Apeldoorn
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Heerenveen, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ijmuiden, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Drive
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Schiedam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 6 nights
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Charleroi, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Liege, Belgium
— 4 nights
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Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
— 4 nights
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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Dudelange, Luxembourg
— 1 night
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Drive to Luxembourg-Findel International Airport, Fly to Malpensa International Airport, Drive to Turin
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Turin, Italy
— 5 nights
Drive
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Lugano, Switzerland
— 3 nights
Drive
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La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland
— 2 nights
Drive
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Basel, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Apeldoorn, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Situated in the picturesque district of Gelderland, Apeldoorn is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and lush greenery.
Get a sense of the local culture at Airborne Cemetery and Veluwsche Stoomtrein Maatschappij. Popular historic sites such as Kasteel Doorwerth and Muurhuizen are in your itinerary. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Apeldoorn: Koppelpoort (in Amersfoort), Settels-Roofvogels (in Bunschoten) and Kootwijkerzand (in Kootwijk). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Kroller-Muller Museum, explore the historical opulence of Castle and gardens Twickel, get to know the resident critters at Burgers' Zoo and Safaripark, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Grote Kerk of Koninginnekerk.

To see maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Apeldoorn online day trip planner.

Copenhagen, Denmark to Apeldoorn is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Heerenveen.

Things to do in Apeldoorn

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Heerenveen, The Netherlands

— 4 nights
Heerenveen is a town and municipality in the province of Friesland (Fryslan), in the north of the Netherlands.HistoryThe town was established in 1551 by three lords as a location for the purpose of digging peat which was used for fuel, hence the name (heer is "lord", veen is "peat"). Get a sense of the local culture at UNESCO World Heritafe Ir. D.F. Woudagemaal and Hunebed D17. Museum-lovers will get to explore Gevangenisemuseum (The Prison Museum) and Museum Belvedere. Get out of town with these interesting Heerenveen side-trips: Rijksmonument Waterpoort Sneek uit 1613 (in Sneek), Darp (D53 & Hunebed D54 bij Havelte) and National park Dwingelderveld (in Dwingeloo). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Natuurgebied Holtingerveld, ponder the world of politics at Rijksmonument Stadhuis Sneek uit 1550-1605, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rijksmonument Martinikerk Sneek uit 1498-1503, and see the interesting displays at Fries Scheepvaart Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Heerenveen online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Apeldoorn to Heerenveen takes 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Heerenveen are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Ijmuiden.

Things to do in Heerenveen

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Ijmuiden, The Netherlands

— 1 night
IJmuiden is a port city in the Dutch province of North Holland and is the main town in the municipality of Velsen. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Papiermolen De Schoolmeester/moulin a papier De Schoolmeester, examine the collection at Zaanse Schans, then contemplate the long history of Ruins of Castle Brederode, and finally deepen your knowledge of military history at Panser fort IJmuiden.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ijmuiden trip app.

You can drive from Heerenveen to Ijmuiden in 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Ijmuiden are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Schiedam.

Things to do in Ijmuiden

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Schiedam, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
Schiedam is a city and municipality in the province of South Holland in the Netherlands. Popular historic sites such as Old Church and Nieuwe Kerk are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Royal Delft - Koninklijke Porceleyne Fles and Stedelijk Museum Schiedam. There's lots more to do: explore the world behind art at Vermeer Centrum Delft, examine the collection at Museum Prinsenhof Delft, don't miss a visit to Markt, and identify plant and animal life at Landtong Rozenburg.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Schiedam road trip website.

You can drive from Ijmuiden to Schiedam in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Den Bosch.

Things to do in Schiedam

Museums · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Den Bosch, The Netherlands

— 3 nights
The fortified city of Den Bosch impresses with its well-preserved 16th- and 17th-century architecture.
Popular historic sites such as St. John's Cathedral and Groot Tuighuis are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Jheronimus Bosch Art Center and Noordbrabants Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Den Bosch: Safaripark Beekse Bergen (in Hilvarenbeek), Oisterwijkse Bossen en Vennen (in Oisterwijk) and Eindhoven (Philips Museum, DAF Museum, &more). The adventure continues: identify plant and animal life at Het Bossche Broek.

For ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Den Bosch trip itinerary website.

Drive from Schiedam to Den Bosch in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Antwerp.

Things to do in Den Bosch

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 4 nights
Its reputation as a business-centric city distracts many visitors from the real draws of Antwerp: its historical sites, architectural beauty, and lively culture.
Appreciate the collections at Rubens House (Rubenshuis) and STAM Ghent City Museum. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ghent City Center and MAS - Museum aan de Stroom. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Ghent (Museum Voor Schone Kunsten, Post Plaza, &more) and Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial, In Flanders Fields Museum, &more). Next up on the itinerary: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Our Lady, admire the striking features of Antwerpen-Centraal, get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, and don't miss a visit to Grote Markt.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antwerp online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Den Bosch to Antwerp takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Antwerp, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 6 nights

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.
You'll explore and learn at Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique. Get some historical perspective at Grand Place and Gravensteen. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Brussels: Bruges (Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum, Historic Centre of Brugge, &more) and Saint Bavo's Cathedral (in Ghent). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Horta Museum (Musee Horta), admire the masterpieces at Magritte Museum, steep yourself in history at Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, and admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Brussels route app.

Getting from Antwerp to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Antwerp, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Brussels, ranging from highs of 23°C to lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Charleroi.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Charleroi, Belgium

— 5 nights
Charleroi is a city and a municipality of Wallonia, located in the province of Hainaut, Belgium. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Memorial Waterloo 1815 and Parc de Furfooz. Your inner history buff will appreciate St Symphorien Military Cemetery and Collegiale Sainte-Waudru. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Charleroi: Abbaye de Villers (in Villers-la-ville), Citadelle (Citadel) (in Namur) and Abbaye de Maredsous (in Denee). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Le Bois du Cazier, get to know the fascinating history of Passage de la Bourse - Charleroi, take an in-depth tour of Doudou's Museum, and engage your brain at Musee de l'Industrie.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Charleroi trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Brussels to Charleroi in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Liege.

Things to do in Charleroi

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 4 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Let the collections at Fort Eben-Emael and Bastogne War Museum capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Henri-Chapelle American Cemetery and Tresor de Liege. Explore Liege's surroundings by going to Bastogne (Mardasson Memorial & Reg Jans Battlefield Experience - Day Tours), Old Town of Durbuy (in Durbuy) and Forestia (in Theux). There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, appreciate the extensive heritage of Coteaux de la Citadelle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise St-Barthelemy (Church of St. Bartholomew), and admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Liege trip planner.

You can drive from Charleroi to Liege in an hour. Another option is to take a train. In July, plan for daily highs up to 29°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Luxembourg City.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Luxembourg City, Luxembourg

— 4 nights

Gibraltar of the North

While Luxembourg City boasts the shiny headquarters of several European institutions and EU offices, it is also home to a beautiful old town that's designated as a World Heritage Site.
MNHM National Museum of Military History and Letzebuerg City Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Le Chemin de la Corniche and Palace of the Grand Dukes (Palais Grand-Ducal). Venture out of the city with trips to Vianden Castle (in Vianden), Beaufort Castles (in Beaufort) and Eglise St. Laurent (in Diekirch). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Notre-Dame, make a trip to Place Guillaume II, step into the grandiose world of Bourscheid Castle, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Luxembourg American Cemetery Memorial.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Luxembourg City trip itinerary builder website.

Getting from Liege to Luxembourg City by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can drive to Esch-sur-Alzette.

Things to do in Luxembourg City

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Esch-sur-Alzette is a commune with town status in south-western Luxembourg. On the 10th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, stroll around Gaalgebierg, Le Parc Municipal Escher Deierepark Escher Bamhaiser, then steep yourself in history at Blast Furnace Belval, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Eglise Saint Henri.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Esch-sur-Alzette journey planner.

Esch-sur-Alzette is very close to Luxembourg City. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to drive to Dudelange.

Things to do in Esch-sur-Alzette

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Dudelange, Luxembourg

— 1 night
Dudelange is a commune with town status in southern Luxembourg. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (National Audiovisual Center) and then learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Parc Merveilleux.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dudelange itinerary builder app.

Dudelange is just a stone's throw from Esch-sur-Alzette. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Turin.

Things to do in Dudelange

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Turin, Italy

— 5 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.
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Milano and Palazzo Reale are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Museo Egizio and Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello Sforzesco (in Milan) and Parco Nazionale Gran Paradiso (in Aosta). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, take an in-depth tour of Borgo Medievale, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone, and don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Turin trip itinerary app.

Explore your travel options from Dudelange to Turin with the Route module. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dudelange in July since evenings lows in Turin dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Lugano.

Things to do in Turin

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Lugano, Switzerland

— 3 nights

Monte Carlo of Switzerland

Located in the popular holiday region of Ticino, Lugano is the largest Italian-speaking town in Switzerland.
Get some historical perspective at Monte San Giorgio and Santa Maria degli Angioli. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castello di Montebello and Castelgrande. Change things up with a short trip to Castelli di Bellinzona in Bellinzona (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Centro storico Gandria, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Monte San Salvatore, walk around Parco Ciani, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Chiesa dei Santi Fedele e Simone.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lugano sightseeing planner.

Drive from Turin to Lugano in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of shuttle and train. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in July, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to La Chaux-de-Fonds.

Things to do in Lugano

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland

— 2 nights
La Chaux-de-Fonds is a Swiss city of the district of La Chaux-de-Fonds in the canton of Neuchâtel. On the 20th (Wed), see the interesting displays at Moulins souterrains du Col-des-Roches, get to know the resident critters at Zoo du Bois du Petit-Chateau, then examine the collection at International Museum of Watches, then explore the engaging exhibits at Musee d'histoire, and finally admire the masterpieces at Quartier General, Centre d'Art Contemporain. On the 21st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Musee des Beaux-Arts, contemplate the long history of The Collegiale Church, get to know the fascinating history of Chateau de Neuchatel, then see the interesting displays at Latenium Parc et musee d'archeologie, and finally view the masterpieces at Caractere, atelier galerie bijoux et objets contemporains.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the La Chaux-de-Fonds online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lugano to La Chaux-de-Fonds by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Lugano in July, things will get a bit cooler in La Chaux-de-Fonds: highs are around 24°C and lows about 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Basel.

Things to do in La Chaux-de-Fonds

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland

— 4 nights
Situated where the Swiss, German, and French borders meet, Basel is considered the hub of Dreilandereck, this "three countries corner." Its location makes Basel a center of culture and history, brimming with important theaters and museums.
Visit Old Town and Basel Minster for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Landesmuseum and Museum Kleines Klingental. Venture out of the city with trips to Mt Pilatus (in Kriens), Turm in Regensberg (in Regensberg) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge, The Rosengart Collection, &more). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse, admire the masterpieces at Jean Tinguely Museum, and see the interesting displays at Basel Paper Mill Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Basel trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from La Chaux-de-Fonds to Basel takes 2 hours. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from La Chaux-de-Fonds in July: high temperatures in Basel hover around 32°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Basel

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips