55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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Dudelange, Luxembourg
— 1 day
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 5 nights
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Mechelen, Belgium
— 1 night
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Liege, Belgium
— 3 nights
Train to Cologne Bonn, Fly to Hamburg
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Hamburg, Germany
— 4 nights
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Essen, Germany
— 1 night
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Saarbrucken, Germany
— 3 nights
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Nuremberg, Germany
— 5 nights
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Stuttgart, Germany
— 3 nights
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Basel, Switzerland
— 2 nights
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Zurich, Switzerland
— 4 nights
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Chiasso, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Milan, Italy
— 6 nights
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Turin, Italy
— 4 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
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Florence, Italy
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Dudelange, Luxembourg

— 1 day
Dudelange is a commune with town status in southern Luxembourg. On the 1st (Wed), examine the collection at Musee National des Mines de Fer Luxembourgeoises, meet the residents at Parc Merveilleux, then admire the masterpieces at Waassertuerm + Pomhouse, and finally make a trip to Centre National de l'Audiovisuel (National Audiovisual Center).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Dudelange route builder app.

Luxembourg City to Dudelange is an approximately half hour car ride. You can also drive; or take a train; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Dudelange are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Antwerp.

Things to do in Dudelange

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Historic Centre of Brugge and Graslei and Korenlei. Your inner history buff will appreciate Gravensteen and Ghent City Center. Get out of town with these interesting Antwerp side-trips: Bruges (Minnewater Lake, Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, &more) and Ghent (St Michael's Bridge & Saint Bavo's Cathedral). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), get engrossed in the history at Museum Plantin-Moretus, get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Antwerp trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dudelange to Antwerp takes 3 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Antwerp can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Mechelen.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Mechelen, Belgium

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St. Rumbold's Cathedral, get engrossed in the history at Fort Breendonk, then get to know the fascinating history of Fort Van Duffel, and finally don't miss a visit to Dijlepad.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Mechelen journey site.

Drive from Antwerp to Mechelen in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Mechelen, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to drive to Liege.

Things to do in Mechelen

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Liege, Belgium

— 3 nights

The Fervent City

Although decidedly industrial on the outskirts, Liege also boasts impressive architecture.
Ardennes American Cemetery and Coteaux de la Citadelle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get some historical perspective at Mardasson Memorial and Citadelle de Dinant. Get out of town with these interesting Liege side-trips: Chateau de Bouillon (in Bouillon), Point de vue sur Frahan (in Rochehaut) and Forestia (in Theux). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at La Roche-aux-Faucons, get engrossed in the history at Bastogne War Museum, contemplate the long history of Cathedral de Liege (Liege Cathedral), and admire the striking features of Gare de Liege-Guillemins.

For photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Liege trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mechelen to Liege takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Hamburg.

Things to do in Liege

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Hamburg, Germany

— 4 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Miniatur Wunderland and St. Michael's Church. Your inner history buff will appreciate Alter Elbtunnel and Schlosskirche. Venture out of the city with trips to Storchenpflegestation Wesermarsch (in Berne), St. Peter's Cathedral (St. Petri Dom) (in Bremen) and The Wadden Sea, Germany (in Norden). And it doesn't end there: explore the world behind art at Kunsthalle Hamburg, identify plant and animal life at Wildpark Lueneburger Heide, explore the activities along Port of Hamburg, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Speicherstadt.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Hamburg trip planner.

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Liege to Hamburg takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In June, daytime highs in Hamburg are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Essen.

Things to do in Hamburg

Parks · Wildlife · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Essen, Germany

— 1 night

Shopping City

For centuries one of Germany's major coal and steel centers, Essen offers some of Germany's best shopping, religious sites, and historical atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Zollverein Coal Mine Industrial Complex in Essen, see the interesting displays at Zeiss Planetarium, then examine the collection at German Mining Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Folkwang.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Essen day trip planning website.

Fly from Hamburg to Essen in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Saarbrucken.

Things to do in Essen

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Saarbrucken, Germany

— 3 nights
Saarbrücken is the capital and largest city of the state of Saarland, Germany. Let the collections at Rhineland Museum (Rheinisches Landesmuseum) and Museum Glockengiesserei Mabilon capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like St. Peter's Cathedral (Dom) and Porta Nigra. Venture out of the city with trips to Trier (Stadtmuseum Simeonstift, Konstantinbasilika, &more). Next up on the itinerary: don't miss a visit to Ludwigskirche - Evangelische Kirchengemeinde Alt-Saarbrucken and wander the streets of Saarbrucken Old Town.

Discover how to plan a Saarbrucken trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Essen to Saarbrucken takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Nuremberg.

Things to do in Saarbrucken

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Nuremberg, Germany

— 5 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.
Visit Fortress Marienberg and Town Walls for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Munich Residenz and Würzburg Residence. Explore Nuremberg's surroundings by going to Munich (Heiliggeistkirche, St. Michael's Church, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Kaiserburg Nurnberg, see the interesting displays at Dokumentationszentrum Reichsparteitagsgelände, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Lorenz Church, and steep yourself in history at Nuremberg Palace of Justice.

To find ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Nuremberg trip planner.

Traveling by car from Saarbrucken to Nuremberg takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In June, daytime highs in Nuremberg are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Stuttgart.

Things to do in Nuremberg

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Stuttgart, Germany

— 3 nights

Cradle of the Automobile

Stuttgart spreads across a variety of valleys, parks, and hills--many of them covered by vineyards.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Mercedes-Benz Museum and Landesmuseum Wurttemberg. Appreciate the collections at Porsche Museum and Staatsgalerie. Get out of town with these interesting Stuttgart side-trips: Heidelberg (Student Jail (Studentenkarzer), Schloss Heidelberg, &more) and Eninger Weide (in Eningen unter Achalm). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of StadtPalais – Museum fur Stuttgart, contemplate the long history of Palace Square, and look for all kinds of wild species at Schwalblesklinge.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Stuttgart road trip planner.

You can drive from Nuremberg to Stuttgart in 2 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of flight and train. In June, daytime highs in Stuttgart are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Basel.

Things to do in Stuttgart

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Basel, Switzerland

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): take an exotic tour of SwissSafari GmbH, identify plant and animal life at Einsiedelei St. Verena, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Offene Kirche Elisabethen. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Basel Minster, explore the world behind art at Jean Tinguely Museum, then examine the collection at Basel Paper Mill Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Fondation Beyeler.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Basel trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Stuttgart to Basel takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. In June, daytime highs in Basel are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Zurich.

Things to do in Basel

Wildlife · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

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 Friedhof Fluntern and Old Town. Uhrenmuseum Beyer Zürich and Landesmuseum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Change things up with these side-trips from Zurich: Mt Pilatus (in Kriens) and Lucerne (Chapel Bridge & Altstadt Luzern). There's still lots to do: explore the activities along Lake Zurich, admire the masterpieces at Museum of Art (Kunsthaus Zurich), examine the collection at Zurcher Spielzeugmuseum, and take a stroll through Bahnhofstrasse.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Zurich trip planner.

Drive from Basel to Zurich in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June in Zurich, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sat) so you can travel to Chiasso.

Things to do in Zurich

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Chiasso, Switzerland

— 1 night
Chiasso is a municipality in the district of Mendrisio in the canton of Ticino in Switzerland.As the southernmost of Switzerland's municipalities, Chiasso is located at the border with Italy, in front of Ponte Chiasso (a Frazione of Como, Italy). Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at M.A.X. Museo, examine the collection at Museo Vincenzo Vela, then explore the ancient world of Monte San Giorgio, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Centro Ovale Chiasso.

To see ratings, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Chiasso itinerary site.

Drive from Zurich to Chiasso in 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Milan.

Things to do in Chiasso

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Milan, Italy

— 6 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 a sense of the local culture at Duomo di Milano and Basilica di San Zeno Maggiore. You'll explore and learn at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana and Basilica di Sant'Ambrogio. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Milan: Verona (Torre dei Lamberti, Casa di Giulietta, &more), FiorirAnno (in Cornate d'Adda) and Il Regno Dei Rapaci (in Gessate). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca di Brera, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Tecla.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan online travel planner.

You can drive from Chiasso to Milan in an hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Turin.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Visit Duomo di Torino e Cappella della Sacra Sindone and Basilica of Superga for their historical value. Appreciate the collections at Museo Egizio and Palazzina di Caccia di Stupinigi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Turin: Reggia di Venaria Reale (in Venaria Reale), Forte di Bard (in Bard) and Pont-Saint-Martin (in Pont-Saint-Martin). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Museo Nazionale del Cinema, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santuario della Consolata, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di Maria Ausiliatrice, and take an in-depth tour of Museum of the Risorgimento.

For more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Turin trip planner.

Take a train from Milan to Turin in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Milan in July, plan for little chillier days in Turin, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Turin

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cupola di San Pietro, and ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planning app.

Fly from Turin to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Turin in July: highs in Rome hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Florence, Italy

— 7 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Piazzale Michelangelo and Florence Academy of Fine Arts. You'll explore and learn at Pitti Palace and Museo dell'Opera Metropolitana. Venture out of the city with trips to Castello del Trebbio (in Santa Brigida), Pisa (Museo Aviotruppe Esercito Italiano & Leaning Tower of Pisa) and Greve in Chianti (Castello di Verrazzano & Discovery Chianti). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and make a trip to Piazza del Campo.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary site.

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Traveling from Rome in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Florence, with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Wineries · Wildlife

Side Trips