55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

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Aalborg, Denmark
— 1 night
Drive
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Aarhus, Denmark
— 3 nights
Fly
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Lier, Belgium
— 2 nights
Drive
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 3 nights
Drive
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Bologna, Italy
— 5 nights
Train
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Milan, Italy
— 4 nights
Train
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bern, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
Drive
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
Drive
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 4 nights
Fly
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Gelsenkirchen, Germany
— 1 night
Drive to Düsseldorf Airport, Fly to Copenhagen
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Aalborg, Denmark

— 1 night
Aalborg, is Denmark's fourth biggest city with an urban population of 136.000 (including 22.000 in the twin city Nørresundby 600 meters across the Limfjorden. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): contemplate the long history of Lindholm Hoeje Museum, take an in-depth tour of Springeren - Maritimt Oplevelsescenter, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Budolfi Cathedral, and finally steep yourself in history at Jens Bang's Stenhus.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Aalborg travel planner.

Copenhagen to Aalborg is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. In June in Aalborg, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Aarhus.

Things to do in Aalborg

Historic Sites · Museums

Aarhus, Denmark

— 3 nights

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 3rd (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Vor Frue Kirke, see the interesting displays at Den Gamle By, and then look and learn at Aros Aarhus Kunstmuseum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Fredenskirken, examine the collection at Kyst- og Fjordcentret, and then step into the grandiose world of Gammel Estrup The Danish Manor & Estate Museum.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Aarhus trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Aalborg to Aarhus in 1.5 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 by early afternoon on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Antwerp.

Things to do in Aarhus

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 3 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.
Get some cultural insight at Graslei and Korenlei and Ghent City Center. Visit Cathedral of Our Lady and The Ieper Fury for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antwerp: Ieper (Ypres) (Menin Gate Memorial, In Flanders Fields Museum, &more) and Ghent (STAM Ghent City Museum & Design Museum Gent). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antwerp trip itinerary website.

Getting from Aarhus to Antwerp by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. When traveling from Aarhus in June, plan for somewhat warmer days in Antwerp, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to drive to Lier.

Things to do in Antwerp

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Lier, Belgium

— 2 nights
Lier is a municipality located in the Belgian province of Antwerp. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): surround yourself with nature on Grote Netewoud - Meerhout, examine the collection at Mining Museum Beringen, and then get outside with Lommelse Sahara. On the 10th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Lier Historical Town, appreciate the extensive heritage of Begijnhof Lier, then examine the collection at Zimmer Tower, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Gummarus Church.

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

You can drive from Antwerp to Lier in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Lier can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mechelen.

Things to do in Lier

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Mechelen, Belgium

— 3 nights
Truly a hidden gem, the town of Mechelen features a number of museums, a famous cathedral, and charming squares, all while remaining relatively under the radar.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Fort Van Duffel, then examine the collection at Kazerne Dossin, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Rumbold's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sun): stroll around Provinciaal Groendomein Vrijbroekpark, take an in-depth tour of Fort Breendonk, then see the interesting displays at M - Museum Leuven, then look for all kinds of wild species at Arboretum Wespelaar, and finally make a trip to Dijlepad.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mechelen tour itinerary builder tool.

Mechelen is just a short distance from Lier. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Brussels.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Brussels, Belgium

— 4 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.
Get some cultural insight at Grand Place and Historic Centre of Brugge. Let the collections at Groeningemuseum and Musical Instruments Museum (MIM) capture your imagination. Change things up with these side-trips from Brussels: Bruges (Belfry of Bruges & Church of Our Lady Bruges) and Ghent (Saint Bavo's Cathedral & Gravensteen). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Atomium, contemplate the long history of Justice Palace (Palais de Justice), explore the world behind art at Magritte Museum, and make a trip to Belgian Comic Strip Center.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Brussels visit planning app.

Getting from Mechelen to Brussels by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a train. June in Brussels sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 12°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Rome.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Rome, Italy

— 5 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Venture out of the city with trips to Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, don't miss a visit to Basilica Papale di Santa Maria Maggiore, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome tour planner.

You can fly from Brussels to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Brussels in June, expect Rome to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Bologna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trips

Bologna, Italy

— 5 nights

Heart of Italian Cuisine

A city famous for its cuisine, Bologna is the seat of the oldest university in the world, founded in 1088.
Get some cultural insight at Piazzale Michelangelo and Pitti Palace. Get some historical perspective at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Campanile di Giotto. Get out of town with these interesting Bologna side-trips: Florence (Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, Piazza della Signoria, &more). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Basilica di San Petronio, take in the spiritual surroundings of Basilica di San Domenico, see the interesting displays at Museo per la Memoria di Ustica, and don't miss a visit to Piazza Maggiore.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bologna online trip maker.

You can fly from Rome to Bologna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In June, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to take a train to Milan.

Things to do in Bologna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Milan, Italy

— 4 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.
Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio will appeal to museum buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Milan: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Piazza delle Erbe, &more). The adventure continues: explore the world behind art at Pinacoteca di Brera, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Chiesa di San Maurizio al Monastero Maggiore, and examine the collection at Civic Archaeological Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Milan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Bologna to Milan takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. June in Milan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Turin, Italy

— 4 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.
You'll explore and learn at Museo Egizio and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Museo Nazionale del Cinema and Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Sacra di San Michele (in Sant'Ambrogio di Torino), Aosta (Criptoportico Forense & Teatro Romano) and Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale). There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Museo Nazionale dell'Automobile, take some stellar pictures from Basilica of Superga, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Carlo, and steep yourself in history at Pont-Saint-Martin.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Turin driving holiday planner.

You can take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Milan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Turin, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bern.

Things to do in Turin

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Bern, Switzerland

— 4 nights

City of Bears

The capital and political center of Switzerland, Bern sits on a peninsula formed by the U-shaped River Aare.
Get some cultural insight at Chateau de Chillon and Gruyeres Castle. Let the collections at The Olympic Museum Lausanne (Musee Olympique) and Einstein House (Einsteinhaus) capture your imagination. Get out of town with these interesting Bern side-trips: Parasailing & Paragliding (in Interlaken), Maennlichen (in Grindelwald) and Cathedrale de Lausanne (in Lausanne). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Aare River, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Magdalena Hermitage, enjoy breathtaking views from Clock Tower - Zytglogge, and identify plant and animal life at Barenpark.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bern visit planner.

Traveling by car from Turin to Bern takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Turin in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bern, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Zurich.

Things to do in Bern

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zurich, Switzerland

— 4 nights

Big Small Town

The financial hub of Switzerland, Zurich is most often associated with money and banks.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Old Town and Hofkirche. Landesmuseum and Bourbaki Panorama will appeal to museum buffs. Get out of town with these interesting Zurich side-trips: Lucerne (Verkehrshaus der Schweiz, Chapel Bridge, &more) and Mt Pilatus (in Kriens). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zoological Museum, and wander the streets of Bahnhofstrasse.

To see traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Zurich planner.

You can take a train from Bern to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Zurich can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to drive to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Childrens Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Schloss Heidelberg and Alte Universitaet. Mercedes-Benz Museum and Kunstmuseum Stuttgart will appeal to museum buffs. Explore Stuttgart's surroundings by going to Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm) and Tinnunculus (in Heidelberg). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Porsche Museum, take an in-depth tour of Landesmuseum Wurttemberg, admire the striking features of Grabkapelle auf dem Wuerttemberg, and enjoy breathtaking views from Fernsehturm Stuttgart.

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

You can drive from Zurich to Stuttgart in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in July, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Fortress Marienberg and Germanisches Nationalmuseum will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Munich Residenz and BMW Welt. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Nuremberg: Würzburg Residence (in Wurzburg), Munich (Theatinerkirche St. Kajetan, St. Peter's Church, &more) and Town Walls (in Rothenburg). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, stroll the grounds of Johannisfriedhof Nurnberg, see the interesting displays at Bernstein Museum, and steep yourself in history at Reichsparteigelande (Nazi Party Rally Grounds).

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Nuremberg trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Nuremberg takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Gelsenkirchen.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Gelsenkirchen, Germany

— 1 night
Gelsenkirchen stands as a tribute to the Industrial Revolution in Germany.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): examine the collection at German Mining Museum, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Zoom Erlebniswelt, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pfarrei St. Lamberti, then take an in-depth tour of LVR-Industriemuseum St. Antony-Hut, and finally steep yourself in history at Burg Vondern.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read Gelsenkirchen day trip planner.

Getting from Nuremberg to Gelsenkirchen by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Copenhagen.

Things to do in Gelsenkirchen

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Childrens Museums

Side Trips

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.
Get some historical perspective at Nyhavn and Rosenborg Castle. National Museum of Denmark and Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek will appeal to museum buffs. Go for a jaunt from Copenhagen to Birkerod to see Fuglereservat Vaserne about 32 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Stroeget, get engrossed in the history at Amalienborg, pause for some photo ops at The Little Mermaid, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Our Saviour's Church.

For maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Copenhagen trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gelsenkirchen to Copenhagen. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in July, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Copenhagen

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips