55 days in Europe Itinerary

55 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe travel planner

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Paris, France
— 5 nights
Drive
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Versailles, France
— 3 nights
Train
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Brussels, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bruges, Belgium
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antwerp, Belgium
— 2 nights
Fly
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Berlin, Germany
— 6 nights
Fly
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
— 6 nights
Drive
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
— 4 nights
Fly
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Bristol, United Kingdom
— 7 nights
Fly
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Bordeaux, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Clermont-Ferrand, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Perpignan, France
— 1 night
Drive
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Marseille, France
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antibes, France
— 2 nights
Fly to Basel, Train to Freiburg im Breisgau
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Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany
— 1 day
Drive
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Metz, France
— 2 nights
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Paris, France

— 5 nights

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 some historical perspective at Eiffel Tower and The Paris Catacombs. Louvre Museum and Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Rouen (Musee des Beaux-Arts de Rouen, Cathedrale Notre-Dame de Rouen, &more) and Evasion Canine (in Fontainebleau). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, take a stroll through Montmartre, and admire the masterpieces at Musee De Cluny.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris tour itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from The Netherlands, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can go by car to Versailles.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Versailles, France

— 3 nights

Royal Paradise

Renowned for its vast royal palace and gardens built by King Louis XIV, Versailles is also one of the wealthiest suburbs of Paris and home to a new cultural notability, such as a thriving artistic and musical scene.
On the 7th (Tue), walk around Le Jardin de Versailles, step into the grandiose world of The Trianons & The Hamlet, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Grand Canal, and finally identify plant and animal life at Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hotel de Ville, take in nature's colorful creations at Fondation Claude Monet, then explore the world behind art at Musee des impressionnismes, and finally view the masterpieces at The Royal Chapel.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Versailles trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Paris to Versailles in an hour. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Versailles can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Brussels.

Things to do in Versailles

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Grand Place and Les Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert. Atomium and Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), admire the striking features of Parc du Cinquantenaire, explore the world behind art at Van Buuren Museum, and explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace of Brussels.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Brussels trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by train from Versailles to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Versailles in June: highs in Brussels hover around 23°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bruges.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bruges, Belgium

— 4 nights

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.
Visit Historic Centre of Brugge and Church of Our Lady Bruges for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Groeningemuseum and Choco-Story - The Chocolate Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bruges: Ghent (Graslei and Korenlei, Gravensteen, &more). And it doesn't end there: take in panoramic vistas at Belfry of Bruges, admire the striking features of Tolhuis, sample the tasty concoctions at Huisbrouwerij De Halve Maan, and contemplate the long history of Provinciaal Hof.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, read our Bruges travel site.

Traveling by car from Brussels to Bruges takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 13°C. You'll set off for Antwerp on the 17th (Fri).

Things to do in Bruges

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Antwerp, Belgium

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Our Lady, then see the interesting displays at MAS - Museum aan de Stroom, then examine the collection at Rubens House (Rubenshuis), and finally admire the landmark architecture of Antwerpen-Centraal. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beguinage, look for all kinds of wild species at Fort Van Duffel, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Paul's Church, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Grote Markt.

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antwerp sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bruges to Antwerp by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Bruges in June, expect nights in Antwerp to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Berlin.

Things to do in Antwerp

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Berlin, Germany

— 6 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.
Let the collections at Pergamonmuseum and Urban Nation capture your imagination. Get a sense of the local culture at The Dresden Zwinger and Memorial of the Berlin Wall. Explore Berlin's surroundings by going to Dresden (Katholische Hofkirche, Bruehlsche Terrasse, &more). There's still lots to do: explore the historical opulence of Charlottenburg Palace, appreciate the history behind The Holocaust Memorial - Memorial to the Murdered Jews of Europe, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and steep yourself in history at East Side Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Berlin itinerary planning site.

Traveling by flight from Antwerp to Berlin takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Liverpool.

Things to do in Berlin

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Liverpool, United Kingdom

— 6 nights

Capital of Pop Music

Famous for being the birthplace of the Beatles, Liverpool is a vibrant city with an outstanding cultural heritage.
Conwy Castle and Liverpool Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will get to explore Lakeland Motor Museum and Merseyside Maritime Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Liverpool: Eyam Plague Village Museum (in Eyam), Chatsworth House (in Bakewell) and St Peter's Church (in Edensor). And it doesn't end there: explore the galleries of Walker Art Gallery, look for all kinds of wild species at Predator Experience, take an in-depth tour of Pier Masters House, and step into the grandiose world of Caernarfon Castle.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Liverpool trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Berlin to Liverpool takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Berlin to Liverpool. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Newcastle upon Tyne.

Things to do in Liverpool

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trips

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom

— 4 nights

Student City

One of the hippest urban centers in the northeastern part of the country, Newcastle upon Tyne once had a reputation for being an industrial wasteland with little to offer casual tourists.
Museum-lovers will appreciate National Railway Museum and Beamish Museum. York City Walls and The Castle, Newcastle will appeal to history buffs. Change things up with a short trip to Durham Cathedral in Durham (about 34 minutes away). There's still lots to do: surround yourself with nature on Riverside Falconry, take an in-depth tour of The Discovery Museum, wander the streets of The Quayside, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St John the Baptist.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Newcastle upon Tyne trip planning site.

Drive from Liverpool to Newcastle upon Tyne in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In July in Newcastle upon Tyne, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Bristol.

Things to do in Newcastle upon Tyne

Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bristol, United Kingdom

— 7 nights
Bristol is famous for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, street art, underground music, maritime history, and the world-famous Clifton Suspension Bridge.
You'll explore and learn at The Roman Baths and The Georgian House Museum. Stonehenge and Tewkesbury Abbey will appeal to history buffs. Explore Bristol's surroundings by going to Wells Cathedral (in Wells), Bath (Bath Abbey & American Museum & Gardens) and Sudeley Castle (in Winchcombe). There's still lots to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Walks With Hawks, take in the views from Clifton Suspension Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Mary Redcliffe Church, and get a dose of the wild on West of England Falconry.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Bristol vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Newcastle upon Tyne to Bristol by flight takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bordeaux.

Things to do in Bristol

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bordeaux, France

— 3 nights

The Port of the Moon

With a long history of producing regional wines since the Romans brought grapevines here during the first century, so many people consider Bordeaux to be the wine capital of the world.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Place de la Bourse and Grottes du Regulus et des Fontaines. Appreciate the collections at La Cite du Vin and Association Hermione-La Fayette. Step out of Bordeaux to go to Le Teich and see Réserve Ornithologique du Teich, which is approximately 52 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Andre Cathedral, pick up a one of a kind souvenir at La Petite Galerie de Bordeaux, look for all kinds of wild species at Maison de la Nature, and take in the views from Pont de Pierre.

To find maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bordeaux driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Bristol to Bordeaux takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Bristol to Bordeaux, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In July, daytime highs in Bordeaux are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Clermont-Ferrand.

Things to do in Bordeaux

Wildlife · Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Clermont-Ferrand, France

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, see the interesting displays at L'Aventure Michelin, then catch a live event at ASM EXPERIENCE - L'immersion Rugby, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau de Tournoel, and finally identify plant and animal life at Volcano Park of Lemptegy.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Clermont-Ferrand travel route website.

You can drive from Bordeaux to Clermont-Ferrand in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Perpignan.

Things to do in Clermont-Ferrand

Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Parks

Side Trips

Perpignan, France

— 1 night
Perpignan is a city, a commune, and the capital of the Pyrénées-Orientales department in southern France. On the 17th (Sun), step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royale de Collioure, see the interesting displays at Le Village de Pecheurs, then steep yourself in history at Castillet, then take in the history at Château de Salses, and finally examine the collection at Musee du Marechal Joffre.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Perpignan travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Clermont-Ferrand to Perpignan takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Clermont-Ferrand in July, Perpignan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marseille.

Things to do in Perpignan

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Marseille, France

— 3 nights

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.
Visit Palais des Papes and Pont d'Avignon for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde and Carrieres des Lumieres. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale La Major, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vincent de Paul Church, explore the world behind art at Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations, and wander the streets of The Panier.

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Traveling by car from Perpignan to Marseille takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. July in Marseille sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antibes.

Things to do in Marseille

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Antibes, France

— 2 nights

Diamond of the French Riviera

The prosperous French Riviera resort town of Antibes is a popular summer destination featuring tons of beaches to suit couples, families, and any type of lifestyle, along with dozens, if not hundreds of cafes, bars, and salons de thé (tea) along the Mediterranean coast.
On the next day, enjoy the sea views from Garoupe Lighthouse (Phare de la Garoupe), then get to know the fascinating history of Le Sentier du Littoral, Cap d'Antibes, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Chapelle Saint-Bernardin, and finally admire the masterpieces at Musee Picasso.

For reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antibes travel planning website.

Getting from Marseille to Antibes by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. While traveling from Marseille, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Antibes, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Freiburg im Breisgau.

Things to do in Antibes

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany

— 1 day

Capital of the Black Forest

In the heart of a major wine-producing region, Freiburg im Breisgau serves as the primary entry point for tours into the scenic Black Forest mountain range.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): appreciate the history behind Schwabentor and then find something for the whole family at Europa-Park.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Freiburg im Breisgau trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Antibes to Freiburg im Breisgau takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Antibes in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Freiburg im Breisgau. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Metz.

Things to do in Freiburg im Breisgau

Theme Parks

Side Trip

Metz, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

Located at the confluence of the Moselle and the Seille rivers bordering Luxembourg and Germany, Metz has a cultural confluence as well with a merging of its French and German heritage and military traditions.
On the 24th (Sun), ponder the design of Place Duroc, then don't miss a visit to Place Stanislas, then take an in-depth tour of Fort de Queuleu, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Œuvre de la cathédrale. Keep things going the next day: brush up on your military savvy at Citadelle Souterraine de Verdun, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eglise Notre-Dame-de-l'Assomption, then examine the collection at Centre Pompidou-Metz, and finally don't miss a visit to Gare de Metz-Ville.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Metz online trip builder.

Getting from Freiburg im Breisgau to Metz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. July in Metz sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Mon) early enough to take a train back home.

Things to do in Metz

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips